Recent Water Damage Posts

Powerful Equipment Used to Restore Water Damage in Hawley?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A dog watches as a woman holds up a bucket to capture water falling from a leak in the ceiling. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our local team in Moorhead has been restoring water damage in the Hawley area for years. We know that our fast emergency response time and use of advanced technology and industrial-grade equipment save our customers time and money by avoiding more extensive damage in many cases.

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Infrared imagery
  • Evasive moisture detectors
  • Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us!

Pipes burst, plumbing systems fail, and appliances break down at all times of the day and night. You never know when you’ll need our water damage restoration services, but our local team in Moorhead is Here to Help ® if you do. We’ll restore your water damage in Hawley “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Process is Used to Restore Water Damage in Dilworth?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Water drops cover a floor. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our local team in Moorhead has been restoring water damage in Dilworth for years. Although every water restoration is unique, we follow the same process for all:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

When your Dilworth home or business has water damage, our local team in Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Leaking Bathtub Faucet in Moorhead Home?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A bathtub faucet is dripping. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our Moorhead team responds to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County. We typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call, and we follow the same six-step process for all water damage restorations.

SERVPRO Water Damage 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

Some common symptoms of water damage include:

  • Dripping faucets
  • Seeing water dripping where it shouldn’t be
  • Hearing water dripping inside walls
  • Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling
  • Flaking or bubbling paint or drywall
  • Higher than usual water bill
  • Damp odors
  • Visible mold growth.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • Old and worn faucet washers and gaskets frequently cause leaks in faucets
  • A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers! 
  • There are many tutorials online that will walk you through replacing both screw set and thread-on style

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Water damage can become extensive if small leaks and repairs are not made when they appear. When your Moorhead home or business has water damage, our local team in Moorhead will clean and restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Seepage in Moorhead Basement?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Water is seeping into a basement through cracks in the wall. We mitigate and restore water damage 24-hours a day in Clay County.

If you discover water in your Moorhead basement, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Our technicians typically arrive within four hours of your call, and our fast emergency response time prevents secondary damage and more time-consuming and costly repairs in many cases.

There are five common causes for water seepage and basement leaks.

Lateral pressure: When the soil surrounding your basement absorbs water and expands, it creates stress on your basement walls, causing them to crack, allowing water to seep into the structure.

Hydrostatic pressure: Similar to lateral pressure, hydrostatic pressure can cause buckling and cracking of the walls and foundation of a house.

Poor landscaping: If the grade of the soil around your foundation runs towards your foundation, your basement can flood.

Clogged window wells: If your window wells are filling with water, your window wells may be improperly installed, or the drain is clogged.

Leaky pipes: Inspect your plumbing systems, starting with their entry into the basement to where it leaves, including the sewer line. Make repairs as required.

Call Us Today!

When your Moorhead home or commercial business has a flooded basement or any form of water damage, SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of technicians on standby to respond to your call for help. Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Heater Water Damage in Moorhead?

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

The temperature and pressure valve are adjusted on a water heater. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead offers this information from The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors for why professional maintenance of your water heater is essential:

Use a qualified service professional for the following:

  • Burners should be cleaned once a year for gas and oil-fired water heaters. Have the service professional inspect flues and vents for cracks or loose connections that could leak deadly exhaust gases.
     
  • Have a qualified plumber replace your anode rod once every two to five years
     
  • The service life of a temperature and pressure (T & P) valve is usually three years. Even if a T & P valve looks fine from the outside, manufacturers recommend they be removed and visually inspected for accumulations of corrosion deposits
  • Call a qualified plumber if your water tank is leaking.
    • If the T & P valve is discharging water or steam, the ONLY safe intervention is to remove the heat source by cutting off its fuel, if you can. For an electric heater, trip the circuit breaker; for a gas heater, shut off the gas.
    • If your water heater overheats, call a qualified plumber and allow the water heater to cool naturally. Never try to relieve the pressure yourself. Never add cool water to the tank, and never try to cool it by spraying it with a hose. 

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When your Moorhead home or commercial business has a blown water heater or any water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Shut-Off Valve Malfunction in Moorhead?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

A water shut-off valve is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Clay County.

Have you ever watched a home renovation show where someone accidentally drills through a pipe and causes water to flood a floor, and no one knows where the water shut-off valve is? SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to many water damage emergencies each year. Knowing where the main water shut-off valve is and how to turn it off can make the difference between an inexpensive repair and a costly one!

Here is some information on locating and shutting off the main water shut-off valve:

Start by locating the main shut-off valve. The main cut-off valves are usually outdoors in warmer climates, and in colder climates, these valves are generally indoors. The water shut-off valves have either round wheel or lever handles.

It is important to note that if a valve is difficult to turn – DO NOT force it. Call a licensed plumber or the local public works authority for assistance.

  • Round wheel handle valves will turn off by turning the handle to the right (clockwise). A few turns should stop the wheel.
  • Handle valves should slowly be turned clockwise ¼ turn. The handle should no longer be parallel with the pipe, and it should stop at a ¼ turn.

Call Us!

When you have a water damage emergency in your Moorhead home or business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of Moorhead to mitigate and remediate the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water-damaged Belongings in Hitterdale?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Plastic bins are stored on shelves. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to more water damage emergencies than any other form of property damage in Hitterdale. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Protect your possessions.

  • Store off-season and other bulk belongings in waterproof bins, especially in areas where there are plumbing pipes or that are prone to dampness, such as basements and attics.
  • Never store valuables or memorabilia where there is a risk of destruction from water. Water and dampness also bring with it the threat of mold damage.
  • Keep belongings stored on shelving off the floor in basements. In case of water seepage or sewer backup, they’re less likely to get damaged.
  • Keep an up-to-date home inventory. Having a comprehensive list of your possessions will save time, trouble, and stress in case of loss from water damage.

SERVPRO 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!

When you have water damage in your home, or business SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Hitterdale, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Downspout Causing Water Intrusion in Barnesville?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A rain gutter and downspout is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to water damage emergencies in Barnesville every year. Although downspouts and rain gutters can divert rain away from a structure when installed correctly, they can do serious damage to a home when they are damaged or misaligned. Yikes! Here are some tips from home expert Bob Vila:

Inspect your rain gutters for visible signs of cracking. Use binoculars to inspect for smaller cracks. If you see extensive cracking, replacement is required.

Inspect gutter seams for damage where two horizontal sections meet.

Inspect your home’s paint job. If there is evidence of paint peeling, it may point to rain gutter failure. Check the section of the rain gutter closest to the paint damage for leaks. If there are more than a couple of leaks, you may want to replace the rain gutters.

Inspect your home’s exterior wood elements for rotting windowsills or door jambs. You may have clogged rain gutters or inadequate storm drainage.

Inspect the exterior of the home for mildew damage. If there is moisture accumulating around or near the foundation, mildew can grow. This is a sign your rain gutters are not working properly.

Call Us Today!

When you have water damage in your home, or business SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Intrusion Inspection in Georgetown?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

A person is outside looking at the windows of a house. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Clay County.

Can you recall the last time you inspected the exterior of your home for possible signs of water intrusion? Water intrusion happens anytime water enters the structure of the house from an outside source. Some examples of water intrusion include water entering the home through cracks in the foundation, damaged roofs, rain gutters, and leaking windowsills and door frames. SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to water intrusion emergencies every year in Georgetown.

Here are some helpful tips from the Insurance Information Institute:

Repair and protect your home’s exterior

  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged, and aging shingles and make necessary repairs
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof

 Call Us Today!

When your Georgetown home or commercial business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Intrusion in Glyndon?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A person is caulking around a window. We restore water damage in Clay County 24-hours a day.

Stormy weather is coming to Glyndon, and homeowners can minimize the potential for water intrusion. SERVPRO® of Moorhead offers these tips from the Insurance Information Institute to keep your home protected from unwanted water:

You can prevent water from entering your home by inspecting your home’s exterior for any place where water can enter the home and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check your rain gutters and remove any debris that may be clogging them
  • Check your downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the house
  • Gutter guards are a good way to prevent clogs and water intrusion into the house
  • Check your sprinkler systems and make sure they are not spraying water into the house and that water is not pooling around the home’s foundation

Check to see that water can drain away from your home. Water is invasive and will seep into a structure easily when water is allowed to stand around your home’s foundation. Water-saturated soil can allow water to enter the foundation wall through any cracks.

Call Us!

When your Moorhead commercial business or home needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll restore your water damage in Glyndon, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sink Problem in Sabin?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A kitchen sink is shown filled with water. We are trusted leaders in water restoration services in Clay County.

Sinking Feeling in Sabin?

A study published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) reported that water damage from a sink averaged more than $7,000 dollars per incident. Forty-four percent were attributed to faulty plumbing supply lines. SERVPRO® of Moorhead restores water damage in Sabin and other areas of Clay county throughout the year. Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS to keep your sinks in good working condition:

  • Inspect plumbing beneath sinks every six months
  • Ensure connections are secure and there is no evidence of corrosion on the pipes
  • Look for kinks in copper or plastic pipes
  • Kinks in pipes could lead to pinhole leaks over time
  • Locate the water shut-off valve
  • Inspect the valve every six months to make sure the water supply will shut off. Replace the valve if needed.

Highly Trained Team

Our technicians are certified by the  Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Call Us!

When your home or commercial business needs emergency water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll restore your water damage in Sabin, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage in Glyndon?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

A pile of wet books are shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year in Glyndon, and we witness firsthand the damage water can do to a structure over a short period of time. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the damage:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us!

When you have a residential or commercial water damage emergency,  SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll restore your water damage in Glyndon, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Shower Pan Leaking in Moorhead?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

A tiled shower floor is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

If your home is more than twenty years old, the chance that you have a faulty shower pan. According to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Business Home and Safety (IBHS) homes more than twenty years old were thirty-seven percent more likely to have water damage involving a shower pan.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has been responding to water damage emergencies in the Morehead area for years and in many instances, the water damage may have been prevented.

Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS to help you identify a faulty shower pan:

  • Inspect tile and grout every six months
  • Replace cracked tiles and crumbling grout lines

Test the shower pan annually by:

  • Block the floor drain
  • Fill the shower stall with about one inch of water
  • Use a pencil to mark the waterline
  • Leave the water standing in the shower pan for eight hours
  • If the water level decreases, contact a plumbing professional

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of highly trained and certified restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll restore your water damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Heater Water Damage in Georgetown?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

A water heater is shown. SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help

Water heater maintenance.

According to a study done by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, the chances of your water heater leaking, or bursting begins to dramatically increase when it is five years old, and 75 percent of water heaters fail before they are twelve years old.

At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we know that water emergencies can damage your belongings and disrupt your life. We will always treat you, your family, and your belongings with great care and consideration when mitigating any water damage emergency. Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS to keep your water heater in good condition:

  • Inspect your anode rod every two years, or every year once the warranty has expired, to determine if it needs to be replaced
  • Flush water heater tanks every six months to remove sediment by attaching a garden hose to the valve at the base. For safety, first, turn off the power and run hot water until it is cool.
  • Get an annual inspection from a plumbing professional including the shut-off valve and all piping
  • Signs of broken valves and loose or wet joints and rust are a sign that more severe damage is coming

Call Us!

When your home or business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll restore your water damage in Georgetown, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Tips for Preventing Water Damage in Hitterdal?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown running into a clean drain. We are leaders in water restoration in Clay County

I am grateful for indoor plumbing!

Did you know that indoor plumbing was introduced in America in the 1840s, and only became common in households after 1950? A whole new plumbing industry developed that is still going strong! At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we respond to water damage emergencies throughout the year, and some of these emergencies could have been prevented. Here are some tips from the Institute for Business and Home Safety to prevent water damage:

  • Never pour grease down the drain.
  • Plant trees away from lateral drain lines to prevent roots from damaging piping.
  • If your home’s sewer system is connected to the city’s sewer system—a particular problem for older homes—or if you are located downhill or below street level, contact a plumbing professional to install a backflow prevention assembly into your sewer system.
  • Call a professional if you notice signs of a plumbing problem—an increased monthly water bill, banging pipes, rust stains, moisture in the walls or on the floor, and signs of wet soil erosion near the foundation.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll cleanup restore your water damage in Hitterdal, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Snow Load Challenges in Moorhead?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

A large red snow removal device is being used to remove snow from a roof. We mitigate water damage in Glyndon 24-hours a day.

Snow Load Challenges

I never knew there were so many techniques for removing snow from roofs until I watched a series of YouTube videos on the subject. There were people using lengths of rope or wire to saw the snow off the roof and some people in Japan were using devices that look like upside-down folding chairs to pick up big stacks of snow and dump them off the roof. SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year, and we understand the challenges heavy snow and the winter months bring to Moorhead residents.

According to an article published by the University of Minnesota Extension (UMN), knowing the snow load your home is built to is important. If your home is built to current codes, there should be no problem, and your roof should be able to carry snow loads. The article relates that in Minnesota, building plans are required to meet snow load specifications in order to receive a building permit, so you can check with the city building inspection office to see if your house plans are on file.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of restoration technicians who are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Roof Leak in Glyndon?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

A technician is on top of a roof replacing damaged roof shingles. Moorhead residents rely on us to respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day!

Climbing the roof?

I didn’t realize that my Glyndon home had a roof leak until I went up into the attic to put away the Christmas decorations. Sure enough, water was pooling on the attic floor in a couple of places, and on closer inspection I found that some roof shingles had blown off during the last storm. The water had saturated the insulation and weakened the attic floor where the water was pooling. I called SERVPRO® of Moorhead, and they came out and in no time had repaired the roof shingles, replaced the soggy insulation, and replaced the damaged floorboards in the attic.

A little routine maintenance can help prevent water damage caused by missing or damaged roof shingles. Here are some maintenance tips from Angieslist.com for maintaining your roof:

  • Your insurance won't cover damage caused by improper maintenance, it’s good to keep your roof in tip-top shape.
  • Have your roof inspected regularly by a trained roofing professional who can watch for areas that need repair.
  • Keep the roof clear of debris, such as leaves and sticks. Keep your gutters clean.
  • Remove any dead trees on your property that could possibly fall on your roof.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of water restoration technicians available to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Glyndon, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Don’t let a wet floor stress you out in Moorhead

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Man and woman standing on a wet floor wearing rain boots. Call SERVPRO of Moorhead to restore your floor.

Any type of damage inside of a house can be frustrating but one of the more stressful situations is a residential flood. In the middle of a disaster such as a flooded home in Moorhead, it can be hard to figure out where to start when it comes to cleaning up and restoring the damaged area. That is where SERVPRO® of Moorhead comes in. We are ready to help when called and we are highly trained in property damage restoration and in this case, water damage specifically. Here are some steps that can be taken in the event of a flooded home/room:

  • Make sure the floor is secure before you start walking through the water or wet areas
  • If there is an exposed plug underneath the water, do not walk in that area because electricity can travel through water
  • Call SERVPRO of Moorhead to help clean up the flooded area
  • Wet floors might be slick so walk slowly to avoid falling and sustaining injuries

We want to make this as easy as possible for our homeowners and reduce the amount of stress you may be feeling in Moorhead. 

SERVPRO of Moorhead is independently owned and operated. 

Link: https://www.ready.gov/floods

Be Prepared for Flooding in Moorhead

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Yard flooded by water. Being prepared for a flood can save you money and time in Moorhead.

Since floods are one of the most common natural disasters in the U.S., with an average of 25% of flood claims coming from low-risk areas, SERVPRO of Moorhead has these tips to offer you to help reduce the amount of flood damage when it occurs.

Lower the Risk of Flood Damage Moorhead:

  • Check your county planning department to see if you live in a flood plain
  • Build barriers to stop floodwater from getting into the basement
  • Use waterproofing sealants to avoid water damage
  • Back up computer files and keep them in a safe location
  • Install a drainage system or flood wall in your yard
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that flood insurance is available even in low-risk areas
  • Do not keep important information or possessions in the basement
  • Raise equipment off the basement floor
  • Install a sump pump

SERVPRO of Moorhead is here to help remediate flood damage if the unfortunate happens to you.

SERVPRO of Moorhead is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/floods

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.html

Possible Causes for Water Damage in Moorhead

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

bathroom pipe U bend with a leak Water damage can strike anytime. Know who to call, SERVPRO of Moorhead.

Causes & Categories of Water Damage in Moorhead:

An old poem has the line, “water, water, everywhere”. When you need to say this in your home or office, you know there is trouble. You may be looking at water damage. There are several different possible causes of water damage in Moorhead.

Causes can include:

  • Leaky dishwashers or washing machines
  • Clogged pipes
  • Leaking roofs
  • Broken toilet pipes
  • Heavy rain
  • Snow or ice

The amount of water damage depends on the amount of water and on the cause of the damage. 

It is also important to start cleanup as soon as possible. The longer your home or business is water-logged, the more damage.

Categories of Water Damage in Moorhead:

  1. Clean water. It might come from an overflowing sink or a broken appliance. The water does not pose a threat to people. Keep in mind that any water will become contaminated after it stops flowing.
  2. Gray water. This water is contaminated from the get-go. It comes from broken toilets or sump pumps. It might not look dirty, or it might be brown.
  3. Black water. Like gray water, it might not look dirty. One major source of black water is broken sewage pipes. Another source is any water that has been standing still. 

SERVPRO of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Links:

http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-damage-effects.htm

Water Damage in Dilworth?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

A wall has been opened, exposing a broken sewage pipe and corroded plumbing pipes. We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Moorhead!

Basement Blues

Remodeling a home exposes all kinds of surprises. When we decided to update our basement in our Dilworth home and make it more usable, we uncovered hidden water damage caused by broken sewage pipes and other corroded plumbing pipes. The plumber removed the damaged pipes and replaced them with new pipes, but we were left with bad smelling, stained drywall, and a big hole in the wall where the pipes had been pulled out and replaced.

We called SERVPRO® of Moorhead because they have been restoring water damage in the Moorhead area for years, and they have a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day, every day. They came out and removed the damaged drywall, reinsulated the wall and pipes, replaced the drywall, and taped and mudded the seams, and painted. Then they cleaned, deodorized, and sanitized the area. By the time they were through, you couldn’t tell where the damage was.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has the training and experience to safely restore water damage emergencies of all kinds. We can even help you with the insurance paperwork and process. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We will clean and restore your property damage in Dilworth, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hidden Water Damage in Moorhead?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

A water-damaged ceiling is shown with cracked paint and soggy drywall. We are Moorhead’s trusted water restoration specialists.

Water Condensation Caused This?

One morning I looked up at my ceiling in Barnesville and saw a soggy mess! I wasn’t sure what could be causing the water leaking above as there were no pipes or plumbing in that area of the house. I called SERVPRO® of Moorhead, and they came out quickly to assess and repair the damage.

My air conditioner unit had a clogged condensate drain line! (Who knew that this was even a thing?) I also found out that I’m not supposed to run the air conditioner while there are open windows in the house as this will cause water condensation in the air conditioning unit, which can spill off of the drain pan and cause water damage to happen.

Thankfully the water restoration technicians were able to repair and restore the damage to my ceiling, and by the time the repairs were completed a couple of days later, you couldn’t tell there had ever been water damage at all.

Call Us Today!

Water damage can happen at any time in Barnesville, and when it does, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Staying Healthy around Standing Water in Moorhead

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

home with flood waters in front When water damage strikes trust SERVPRO of Moorhead.

Staying Healthy Around Standing Water in Moorhead:

Standing water of any kind in Moorhead can be a powerful source of disease. Floods can be worse due to the amount of water involved. Even small puddles can pose a risk. 

Different kinds of debris can be found in floodwaters such as dead animals, rotted plants, and sewage, to name a few. If you have water damage inside your home, watch for debris in the home as well to include rotted food and electrical problems. 

Viruses and bacteria can cause illnesses. To reduce your chances of catching something, SERVPRO of Moorhead suggests:

  • Washing dirty clothes and towels in hot water. Use bleach if possible
  • Remember that you can shake hands with an infected person and get infected. 
  • Do not allow children to play in the flood water
  • Wash children’s hands before meals
  • Disinfect toys before letting children play with them
  • Use bleach or other disinfectants on hard surfaces
  • Keep your hands washed

Cuts and rashes can become infected. Protect yourself and others in Moorhead:

  • Avoid floodwaters if you have an open rash or a cut
  • Clean cuts or rashes. Cover them with a waterproof bandage
  • Clean cuts with soap and clean water
  • If a cut becomes red, swollen, or is oozing, get medical attention

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Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html