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Does Your Saint Croix Valley Home Have A Mold Problem?

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Saint Croix Valley Home Have A Mold Problem? In Saint Croix Valley, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 715-381-2266

About SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

General About SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley Saint Croix Valley Residents: We provide immediate emergency services day or night!

SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley 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.

Meet Our Crew

Certifications

SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in The Saint Croix Valley. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7: 715-381-2266

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about commercial services.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Emergency Ready Profile

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

General Emergency Ready Profile Call SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley for your free Emergency Ready Profile. Make sure your business has a plan, should disaster strike.

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your Saint Croix Valley business, you can minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Are you ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start-up approach that provides the critical information to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A no cost assessment of your facility. This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save you a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. This can help minimize the amount of time your business in inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Call us today to get started, 715-381-2266!

SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley representatives are happy to meet with property managers and business owners for a free assessment and set up an Emergency READY Profile for your business.  

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready!

6/15/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Pierce and St. Croix County.

SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley 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 Pierce and St. Croix county, 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, 715-381-2266

Have a Wet Basement? We can help!

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Have a Wet Basement?  We can help! SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley can extract water, place the equipment needed, and monitor the progress to complete the drying process.

Sump pump failures, groundwater seepage, sewage backups... If you have recently experienced flooding in your home, you are not alone. Our phones have been busy this past week with calls about wet basements. If you have water damage in your home or business and need some help, call SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley at 715-381-2266.


Our crews have been trained by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification), and have experience drying out structures. We can extract water, place the equipment needed, and monitor the progress to complete the drying process.  We would be happy to help ease your worries and ensure that your home or business has been dried out properly so that you do not have to worry about future damage. We are locally owned and operated in the Saint Croix Valley.

Crime & Trauma Scene Decontamination

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained technicians remove and properly dispose of any biohazard waste. As well as, thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure. 


We are OSHA compliant and have received training in:



  • Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Fall Protection

  • Hazard Communication

  • Lock Out/Tag Out

  • Confined Spaces

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Respiratory Protection

  • We are a licensed medical waste hauler and can provide documented destruction of waste


We provide fast and discreet service. We are sensitive to the needs of a grieving family. We can take the stress of clean up off of the family members or building owner. Protecting people is our top priority.  We work with all insurance companies. 

IICRC Certified Firm

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

General IICRC Certified Firm We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley 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, and public 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 The Saint Croix Valley


SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley 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.


Our technicians are certified in the following areas:



  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Applied Structural Drying

  • Commercial Drying Specialist

  • Applied Microbial Remediation

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration

  • Odor Control

  • Carpet Cleaning

  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

  • Carpet Repair & Reinstallation

  • Health & Safety


In addition, Chris Lick, owner of SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley has received special recognition from the IICRC as a Master Water Restorer, Master Fire & Smoke Restorer, and Master Textile Cleaner. 


 

Franchise Management Course

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

General Franchise Management Course Chris and Erin Lick at SERVPRO Industries, Inc.

Chris and Erin Lick, owners of SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley, just returned after spending a week at the corporate office of SERVPRO Industries, Inc. in Gallatin, Tennessee.  Every five years, SERVPRO franchise owners are required to attend Franchise Management Course (FMC) as a prerequisite to renewing their franchise license.

Chris and Erin were able to hear first-hand about some of the new initiatives and resources available at the corporate level. They learned about business management and leadership. Most importantly they enjoyed networking with and learning from other SERVPRO franchise owners.

This is the second time that Chris and Erin have attended FMC, and have enjoyed and benefited from the experience both times. Next January SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley will be celebrating ten years in business!

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy.


Consider the following mold facts:



  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors

  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.

  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.


If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 715-381-2266


 

Saint Croix Valley Smoke and Soot Cleanup

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Saint Croix Valley Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Saint Croix Valley 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 The Saint Croix Valley 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 – 
SERVPRO of The Saint Croix Valley 715-381-2266