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Commercial Duct Cleaning with SERVPRO!

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial HVAC Unit Commercial HVAC Unit

As a business owner or manager, your day is filled with managing your staff, seeking out new business, and making sure your customer’s needs are met. It’s enough to keep your mind occupied, that’s for sure. Some things are bound to slip through the cracks, particularly regular maintenance of your business place.

Allow us to help with that! SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is here to help by performing a duct cleaning at your Sioux Falls area business. 

A duct cleaning at your business can have many benefits. A duct cleaning can help to remove dust, dander, and other irritants from your HVAC system, helping to improve both the cleanliness and air quality of your business. On top of the health benefits, a duct cleaning can potentially help you save money! Removing dust and buildup in your HVAC system can help to allow it to run at its peak efficiency, thereby saving you money over time. 

Call to schedule a duct cleaning for your business today! 

Great Time for a Duct Cleaning

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Before and after photos of duct cleaning performed by SERVPRO Ducts before and after a cleaning by SERVPRO.

While summers in South Dakota typically get hot, we don’t typically see that heat until late July and in to August. This summer has been the exception. We kicked off June with two weeks of temperatures above ninety degrees! While this has led many folks to seek solace at their favorite local watering hole, it also means you have probably been running your air conditioner more than usual. Looking for a way to improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit so it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up? SERVPRO of Sioux Falls has just the solution!

Our team can perform a duct cleaning at your home that will get your air flowing at peak efficiency. Over time our HVAC system picks up dust and debris that can make your system run less efficiently. A duct cleaning with SERVPRO knocks the dust and debris loose so it can be vacuumed out and collected, leaving you with a clean, efficient HVAC unit! 

Summer storms affecting your business?

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro commercial water damage image SERVPRO commercial water damage image.

As summer rolls on in Southeastern South Dakota, we have had an uptick in storms and weather incidents occurring recently. The past week alone has brought hail damage, heavy rains, and thunderstorms to the Sioux Falls area. We have seen a steady stream of calls in to our office to help customers throughout the area with water issues in their homes and businesses.

If your business receives any storm damage, our teams are standing by 24/7 to help! If a hail storm causes a hole in your roof or a stone breaks a window, our team can board up any damaged areas so as to limit further damage from the elements. Upon our arrival our team will assess your business, perform any necessary extraction, and come up with the correct drying plan to get your business operating as its supposed to!

Damage to your business caused by fire?

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

Office with visible fire damage Office with visible fire damage.

Upon receiving a call from your business regarding a fire, our on-call team of IICRC certified technicians will spring in to action to help you mitigate the damage and begin the restoration process. A fire in a business often times includes the need to board up any areas damaged by the fire or by the firefighters. Our team can arrive on scene and board up your business so as to not further invite any damage from elements such as rain.

A response to a fire in a business can actually include water extraction as well, depending on the size of the fire and amount of water needed to extinguish it. If necessary, our team can complete that process before moving on. One of the biggest concerns of business owners is the status of their inventory. With SERVPRO, your inventory is in good hands. Our crews can catalogue and inventory every item that can be cleaned and salvaged. Using a bar code system our team can track your inventory throughout the cleaning process.

Once the initial stages are complete, the cleaning, necessary demolition, and rebuilding can begin. We know fires can be very traumatic experiences and SERVPRO of Sioux Falls wants to be there to help you through the whole process!

Sewer Backup

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage backed up through floor drain in cement basement Sewage backed up through floor drain in cement basement.

SERVPRO of Sioux Falls recently completed a mold mitigation job in Salem, South Dakota. A member of our team arrived the next day to pick up our air scrubber, they noticed a mass of sewage had come up through the basement drain after a heavy rain event in the area. We immediately alerted the customer and made an agreement to send a team up to the area the next day to help clean and sanitize the affected space. After all, who wants to deal with a messy, stinky, hazardous cleanup job?

Well, we do! SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is well-equipped to handle the cleaning jobs that are too nasty and dangerous for you to want to tackle. Our team is trained in the use of using the proper cleaning techniques and products, wearing the proper protection against hazardous waste, and making your home look “Like it never even happened.

Our team is ready to help clean your biohazard messes throughout Eastern South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota!

Heavy Rains in Eastern South Dakota

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded office basement Flooded office basement

After a summer that has been dominated by drought, South Dakotans on the eastern half of the state finally got some relief. After some lighter rain earlier in the week, some areas of Eastern South Dakota received well over an inch of rain, with some spots seeing as much as 3 inches in a day! Not only was this a great relief for the many agricultural professionals in our state, but for those of us sick of paying high water bills to keep our lawns alive!

However, not all is positive after a big rain event like this. When we see rain amounts that high in a day, oftentimes we will see sump pump backups, sewer backups, and water entering homes through cracks in foundations. But, SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is Here to help you out! Our team of IICRC certified technicians is standing by at the ready to help you get your home or business back to normal! We can’t control the weather or when water losses happen, but that is why we are standing by 24/7 to be ready to help whenever its needed!

Hail storm in SIoux Falls

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

Roof pockmarked with hail damage Roof pockmarked with hail damage.

If you live in the Sioux Falls area, their is a good chance you were woken up in the early hours of July 9th by hail hitting your roof and siding. As a property owner, whether it be a home or a vehicle, the sound of hail falling can be very stressful. 

As the weather has cleared and you have an opportunity to assess any potential damage, be sure to safely examine your roof and siding for any damage. Damage caused by hail can leave the interior of your home susceptible to future water damage. 

If the hail damaged your home enough to tear siding or rip off shingles, there is a chance you may have received some water damage in your home. If you find any moisture in your home, SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is just a phone call away at 605-213-3303

Fireworks Safety Tips

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Fireworks display and SERVPRO of Sioux Falls logo SERVPRO of Sioux Falls logo laid over fireworks display.

We are in the heat of the summer and our favorite summer holiday is right around the corner. We love to celebrate the 4th of July here at SERVPRO of Sioux Falls. And who doesn’t love seeing the joy on the faces of young ones as the fireworks dance across the sky?

As the 4th of July is basically the only time of year that fireworks are legally allowed to be used by amateurs, the risk for fires in the home greatly increases during this time of year. We want to provide you with a few simple tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe!

Fireworks Safety Tips:

  • Do not let young children to handle fireworks. Even sparklers can be dangerous as they can burn at temperatures around 2,000 Degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Don’t use fireworks while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
  • Never hold lit fireworks in your hand.
  • Be a safe distance away from any structures that could catch fire.
  • Do not point or throw fireworks at other nearby.

Mold growth from Humidity

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growth in corner of basement wall Visible mold growth on corner of basement wall.

Depending on where you live in the United States, on top of heat during the summer, you may be experiencing a little bit of humidity. If you’re reading this in Southeastern South Dakota, you are nodding along. In our part of the world, we are very familiar with humidity. As our air conditioning units struggle to keep up with our cooling demands, its important to also focus on other things that may be caused by the humidity.

On a recent estimate for mold, while inspecting an evident mold growth, our technician noticed a small seam in the basement wall of a small home being used as an office. When their is no obvious source of water damage, we believe moisture and humidity are seeping in through the foundation, providing the perfect conditions for mold to grow.

Take the time to inspect the dark and sometimes damp corners of your home. Garages, utility rooms, etc. You may not spend a lot of time in these rooms, but often they may be areas where moisture can be present. If you do find something you would like inspected, please call SERVPRO of Sioux Falls at 605-213-3303!

Hail Damage

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Pockmarks in shingles caused by hail damage. Pockmarks on shingles caused by hail damage.

Thankfully, our summer so far has been devoid of any storms that have caused heavy property damage. In a typical summer in South Dakota, you may see thunderstorms, hail, and even tornadoes! Today we would like to talk about hail and the damage it can do to your home.

For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, hail is formed when droplets of water in the upper atmosphere combine and freeze together. Hail falls from the sky when the updrafts of the thunderstorm can no longer support the weight. The size of hailstones can very from smaller than a marble, up to the size of a softball! If you can imagine someone pelting softballs down at your home from hundreds of feet up in the air, you can start to picture the kind of damage that hail can cost.

Depending on other factors such as wind, hail may fall in a vertical fashion, or it can be buffeted around, falling almost sideways. This can cause the roofing and siding of your home to be stripped, as well as even puncturing holes in the structure of your home. If shingles and siding are stripped away, this can lead to water damage in your home as any rain after a hailstorm could easily get in your home. That’s where SERVPRO of Sioux Falls comes in. Our team is standing by 24/7 to respond to storm damage in the area. If your home was damaged by hail, our team can arrive and provide emergency services such as boarding up damage to prevent further damage to the interior of the home, or water extraction if water was able to get in to your home. When an emergency happens, We’re Here to Help!