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Storms In Sioux Falls Area

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Storms In Sioux Falls Area Our Tea Titans start school Thursday. We understand how busy life gets. Sometimes you need to call for help. Call SERVPRO at (605) 213-3303

Monday brought a lot of rain to Sioux Falls, Tea, Harrisburg, Brandon, Dell Rapids and other surrounding towns.  We welcomed the rain since it has been a very dry year for us.  The rain did choose to come down in a manner that created flash flooding.  A lot of water all at once.  This caused a lot of sump pumps to either fail, or just not keep up fast enough.  There were many flooded basements in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

With school starting this week for a number of people, there just isn't a lot of time to deal with things like water damage in your home.  If you haven't been able to get the damage taken care of yet, call SERVPRO to come take a look at it and make sure your home doesn't suffer further damage, such as mold growth. 

Sioux Falls Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Sioux Falls Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Sioux Falls Home

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (605) 213-3303

Sioux Falls Water Damage Equipment

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sioux Falls Water Damage Equipment Our specialized drying equipment, such as the Direct-It In, makes us the pros to trust when you have water damage in your Sioux Falls home.

SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls is your local Fire and Water Cleanup company.  We use specialized equipment and products to ensure that the job is done right.  If you have a flooded basement in Sioux Falls or a kitchen fire, call the experts who have the right tools to bring your home back to "Like it never even happened." 

Call SERVPRO at (605) 213-3303

Water Cleanup You Can Afford

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Cleanup You Can Afford The new AirMax air movers dry your home in Sioux Falls with the same airflow as older fans, but use a lot less electricity to do it.

When you have water damage in Sioux Falls, you need to turn to professionals you can trust.  At SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls, we are IICRC certified water restorers.  We also hold a Residential Building Contractor license with the City Of Sioux Falls, so we can help with the reconstruction side of the damage as well. 

We utilize the newest technologies and equipment in order to be sure your home is restored in the most energy efficient way possible. 

Call SERVPRO at (605) 213-3303

SIoux Falls Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SIoux Falls Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This Sioux Falls home's basement flooded due to heavy rains.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall.Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building andare normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why yourSioux Falls basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more
Have Questions about Basement Flooding? Call Today – 605-213- 3303 If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, andcause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse theproblem will get. The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’sintegrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Sioux Falls and let our trained, professionalcrews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds ofhomeowners, business owners, and property professionals. We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 605-213- 3303

Sioux Falls Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Sioux Falls Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home. What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Sioux Falls 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services SERVPRO of Sioux Falls specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 605-213- 3303

When Storms or Floods hit Sioux Falls, SERVPRO is ready!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Sioux Falls, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Sioux Falls.

SERVPRO of Sioux Falls specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Faster Response Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Resources to Handle Floods and Storms When storms hit Sioux Falls, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 605-213- 3303

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Sioux Falls Home

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

General Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Sioux Falls Home We are an IICRC Trained Firm

SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo. IICRC Certified Firms must • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration. The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation.These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field:manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, andpublic health professionals. Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace. About SERVPRO of Sioux Falls SERVPRO of Sioux Falls specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Types of Water Damage

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen in for many reasons.  Did you know that the source of the water can play a big part in determining how the cleanup process will go? 

We've recently helped homeowners with all types of water damage.  A pipe burst, rain water entering the home, and sewage backup are three examples.  Each of these situations requires a different approach to get the structure dried out, cleaned up, and back to normal.  When something like this happens in your home or business, you can be sure that the pros at SERVPRO will have the right knowledge to know how to help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

Detecting Water Damage

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

When water damage occurs, it's often difficult to see the extent of the damage.  Often times moisture is wicked into materials such as drywall, but cannot be easily seen by simply looking at the affected area.  At SERVPRO, we use moisture meters that help to tell what is wet and what is not.  This allows us to know what needs to be dried and set drying goals that can be monitored daily until the drying is complete. 

If you see water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls at (605) 213-3303.