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Tear out or Dry out? Dry out when you can!

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Wet, soggy drywall Drywall wet from water loss.

Moving in to your dream home

Imagine you just got moved in to the dream home you had built in Sioux Falls. Everything is finally unpacked and put where you want it. The family is all settled and ready to go out to grab some dinner and unwind. You decide to put a load in the wash in your finished laundry room in the basement before you head out. After a fun family meal, you come home to find the washer wasn’t connected properly and now you’ve got standing water in you’re newly finished home. Worst case scenario right? Not with SERVPRO standing by 24/7 to help with emergency water removal and drying!

Initial Response

The scenario listed above is a very fortunate one for the homeowner as far as water losses go. A water loss stemming from an appliance is considered a category 1, or clean water loss, meaning the water itself poses no threat to humans. In a scenario like this we would begin the water extraction process as soon as possible to avoid mold growth. 

Dry out, not tear out

After the water has been extracted, we will begin the drying process. This consists of using SERVPRO fans, dehumidifiers, and any other equipment we need to do the job right. Your first thought upon seeing that the bottom portion of your dry wall is wet may be that it is soiled and needs to be replaced. With a quick response time, this is not the case! Our team has the know how, and the equipment to dry and salvage your drywall, saving both you and your insurer money. Using equipment like our Injectadry system, we can actually make small holes in the drywall that will allow the hose system to pump warm, dry air in to the drywall to dry from within.

What’s Next?

After completing the drying , SERVPRO will clean and disinfect any surfaces that need it as well as perform any reconstruction services needed. That’s right, SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is Here to Help every step of the way, from initial notice of water loss, through drying, cleaning, and reconstruction. We are your one stop shop for making it “Like it never even happened.”

Employee Appreciation Party

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees enjoying tacos SERVPRO employees enjoying an appreciation party.

We took an opportunity to reward our hardworking employees and held an employee appreciation party this week. Management knows we are only as good as our employees, and we’ve got some great ones!

Our teams were called back to the shop late in the afternoon to enjoy a taco bar and some fun SERVPRO-oriented trivia games. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleanedreflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Sioux Falls today at  605-213-3303 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Are you prepared for Spring and Summer storms?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Weekend weather forecast for Sioux Falls Weekend weather forecast for Sioux Falls

Calm Spring

Fortunately, the Sioux Falls area has not been inundated with crazy amounts of rain like last spring, however, at SERVPRO of Sioux Falls we want to help you be ready for when a storm does come through town. 

What to Expect

A storm system passing through the area can wreak havoc on your home. From flash floods, to hail and tornado damage, its best to prepare for the worst. A large amount of rain in a short amount of time can lead to sump pump backups, foundational flooding, and sewer water backups as the waste water system cannot keep up with the high demand. 

No matter the type of damage, SERVPRO of Sioux Falls stands at the ready to help! Our crews are trained in the extraction of water and the drying of surfaces in your home. Should you need reconstruction after a water loss or damage from a tornado, we are equipped to help you clean up, and build back “Like it never even happened.”

How to Prepare

  • Know the types flood risks in your area. 
  • Keep non-perishable food at the ready should the power be out for an extended time. 
  • Have candles and flashlights, with extra batteries, ready to be used in case of power outage. 
  • Know where your utility and electric shut offs are, these will be important to know in a flood scenario. 
  • Avoid driving through flooded roads.

For more great information on how to prepare for storm events, visit https://www.ready.gov for more great information and resources for developing a disaster plan. 

For more information about SERVPRO of Sioux Falls please visit our Google listing: Check out SERVPRO of Sioux Falls on Google!
https://g.page/SERVPROofSiouxFalls?id

Mold in your rental property?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth in closet Mold Growth in Closet

A mold growth in your rental property can cause a huge headache for property managers and owners. You notice some mold as you are prepping a rental unit for a new occupant and suddenly everything is put on pause. We know that the time spent addressing the mold growth is time that you are not receiving revenue.

Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Sioux Falls help you! Mold remediation has been a staple of our business since its founding. Our team will come and inspect your mold problem, treat the issue, and then be able to perform any necessary reconstruction. We are your one stop shop for mold remediation!

Call us at 605-213-3303 to schedule today!

For more details visit our Google My Business page: https://g.page/SERVPROofSiouxFalls?id

Emergency Facility Cleanings

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Professional cleaning services ad Ad for professional cleaning services

As businesses in Sioux Falls and the state of South Dakota start re-opening and trying to get back to a semblance of normalcy, we want you to know we are here and ready to help. At SERVPRO of Sioux Falls we are available to come clean and disinfect your business at a moment’s notice. As we know anytime a business has to close its doors, that is a potential loss of revenue. We are treating proactive and confirmed case cleanings as emergency work, just like we would a water loss. You call us and we’ll come running. We know how important it is to you and your customers to have a clean facility and to be able to provide peace of mind to both your customers and your employees.

Being a part of the SERVPRO family brings with it access to EPA and CDC approved disinfectants developed by our own in-house chemists. This includes our premiere disinfectant SERVPROximist. We have the equipment to take our primary disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE, and use it to mist your commercial facility.

We will gladly consult with you and gather some information on your current cleaning and disinfecting practices. Once we have an estimate of what we would recommend needs to be done, we will work with you to put together an option and pricing package that works for you and your business! As a staple of the Sioux Falls area business community since 2014, we want to put you at ease and let you know that “We’re here to help!”

Call us today at 605-213-3303 to schedule your cleaning today!

For a more detailed explanation of our Covid19 response and recommendations, please refer to this post: https://www.SERVPROwestsiouxfalls.com/blog/post/207631/why-SERVPRO/we-are-cleaning-experts

Rain is on the forecast, We’re ready, are you?

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded basement Flooded utility room.

After a relatively dry April in southeastern South Dakota, May looks to begin with a bang. As professionals in water damage cleanup and restoration on standby 24/7, we are ready and “here to help”. Have you done all you can to prepare your home for a storm or rain event? 

 If you haven’t, fret not, we will shortly discuss some quick tips that can help you be prepared. 

  1. Make sure you gutters and downspout are clear of debris, so they are able to operate as intended. 
  2. Make sure your downspout and sump pump discharge pipe are positioned to let water flow freely away from your home.
  3. If you have a sump pump, check to make sure it is functioning as it should. You can test it by pouring a 5 gallon bucket of water in to the well until the pump kicks on and engages. 
  4. Know where your gas and electrical shut offs are located in case of emergency. 

For more great tips please visit: https://www.hometips.com/diy-how-to/get-house-ready-rain-storms.html for a complete listing of how to prepare your home for a storm. 

If you encounter water damage, no matter the source, call SERVPRO of Sioux Falls at 605-213-3303 anytime, day or night, and we will help you clean and restore your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Our google listing for our business and the services we provide can be found at 

https://g.page/SERVPROofSiouxFalls?gm

From first notice of fire loss, through reconstruction, We’re Here to Help

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Fire Services Flyer Here to Help

A fire in your home or business can be a damaging and traumatic experience. It’s an event that you know can happen, but you don’t give it much thought until it actually happens. When a fire does happen, Call SERVPRO of Sioux Falls at 605-213-3303; Fire cleanup and restoration is our business. We have the staff and know-how to help you throughout the entire process.

Worried about clothing and valuable family heirlooms? Our staff will collect, track, and clean your valuable contents. We have products created by our in-house chemists designed specifically to clean household items damaged by smoke and soot. On top of our products, we also use an ultrasonic cleaning machine to help us restore your items.

Worried about dealing with multiple contractors and strangers coming in and out of your home? Our construction team is here to put you at ease. We have the staff to help you through the whole process, from demolition to reconstruction, to handing your house back to you, “Like it never even happened.”

Musty smell in the basement?

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

Mold behind drywall Mold growth behind drywall.

Can’t seem to shake that musty, damp smell in your basement? Perhaps you had a small water loss that you worked on yourself, but it took you a few days to get the area completely dry. 

If this is the case, mold could be growing in your basement. Give our team at SERVPRO of Sioux Falls a call at 605-213-3303! We can assess your situation and get to work on drying your basement and remediating the mold!

Commercial Duct Cleaning

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Before and After Duct Cleaning Before and After Duct Cleaning

These past several months have been unlike any that many of us have ever experienced. Businesses are closed, school are closed, churches are closed and our way of life has changed dramatically. SERVPRO Fire and Water -Cleanup and Restoration is here to help in anyway that we can. Our hearts go out to everyone that has been affected by this pandemic and know that we are all in this together.

There are things that we can assist with while your business is temporarily closed. One is to ensure good air quality when you open up again. A duct cleaning can be very beneficial to you and your employees. Having your ducts cleaned will ensure that you and your employees are coming back to a healthy and clean work environment. Often times duct cleanings are difficult to find time to do when your business is open due to time conflicts and restraints. It would be an ideal time right now to get those ducts cleaned. Our technicians use an EPA registered, hospital grade disinfectant. So not only will your ducts get cleaned but also disinfected.

There are several reasons that you should have your ducts cleaned:
• Dirty ducts can circulate odors
• It can restore peak energy efficiency
• It can remediate bacteria, fungi and mold
• It can reduce potential for mold growth

Give us a call at 605.213.3303 to schedule your duct cleaning today!