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Why DIY Water Extraction Efforts in Fort Dodge are Not Enough
SERVPRO Utilizes Powerful Water Extraction Tools to Ensure All Standing Water Gets Removed from Your Fort Dodge area Property
Whether you recently had a flood, a water pipe broke, or encountered an appliance failure, extracting water as soon as possible is vital. Failing to begin extraction right away allows the water to migrate into dry spaces and your interior and structural materials are subject to the onset of secondary damage.
What Does Extraction Entail?
Water extraction in Fort Dodge can involve powerful equipment like pumps and truck-mounted extractors to pull up as much water as possible, as fast as possible. Even if you have a shop-vac on-hand that can handle water removal, skilled SERVPRO technicians can get the job done much quicker and achieve better results with:
- Submersible pumps are elemental when standing water measures over two inches in depth, typically in a basement.
- In many situations, the extraction process calls for multiple passes to ensure thorough drying.
- Careful selection of extraction tools to keep from damaging carpets by way of delamination.
- Portable extractors help get into tight spaces or restricted areas.
- Truck-mounted extractors have their own power source and are more potent than portable extractors, usually not needed for small water spill cleanups.
To achieve our drying goals, SERVPRO formulates a plan to use drying and extraction in unison. We determine the type and number of dehumidifiers and air movers to set up within the water-loss zone and adjust as needed to stay on track. Once our moisture meters give us regular readings within your Fort Dodge area home or business, we then wrap up the project with the application of EPA-registered cleaning agents and deodorizers.
There is no water extraction job that is too large or too small for our knowledgeable team at SERVPRO of Fort Dodge. If you need assistance after experiencing a water emergency, call us at (515) 955-4009, and we will deploy a crew to your front door within hours. We make sure it looks, “Like it never even happened.”
Why SERVPRO of Fort Dodge?
Pipe burst, mold, fire, home damage... words that no homeowner wants to hear. When something happens to your home, you want a team you can trust and count. Why choose SERVPRO?
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge offers 24 hour emergency service. We are dedicated to your needs, and the needs of the Fort Dodge area. At SERVPRO we strive to be faster to any size disaster that may happen! We are a locally owned and operated with highly trained technicians, and advanced cleaning equipment.
Just a few things our team specializes in:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Storm Damage Restoration
- COVID19 Cleaning
If you have any questions, or just want to learn more about how we can assist you please call us today at (515) 955-4009
Whenever we get an emergency service call we must attend to that immediately. This sometimes means having to reschedule other jobs that we have going on. Luckily, our customers are understanding and always patient with us while we attend to these emergencies.
Some emergencies do require protection for our technicians, this includes; face mask, gloves, full body suits, and goggles. We make sure not only that our technicians are safe, but also that when we clean whatever may have been near or even touched the hazardous materials that it is safe for use afterwards or that it is accounted for in the belongings that were not salvageable.
As a homeowner, whenever something occurs remember to call your insurance. Not only may it be covered but they can call SERVPRO of Fort Dodge in to handle it; quickly, proficiently, professionally, and carefully. You also can call us directly at (515) 955-4009 and we can help you through the process.
We’re Here 24/7 Because Minutes Matter SERVPRO® of Fort Dodge
The SERVPRO® team takes water damage seriously. That’s why you can get help from experts 24⁄7 to begin the process of repairing water damage to your home.
Any time you need us, we’re here to start the process of repairing your home and ensuring you have a safe space for your family. Our team and ownership are local, and they’re here to be sure neighbors and community members get the help they need when their home needs our emergency services.
In a water damage emergency, time is of the essence. But having an expert team is important, too. SERVPRO team members have the latest training in how to deal with water damage issues. They also use the newest technology on the market and advanced drying techniques.
When you move quickly against water issues and choose a company that prefers restoration over replacing, you can save both time and money. Letting water damage sit too long or repairing it improperly can lead to costly issues like mold and mildew, as well as additional repair costs and rising insurance premiums.
Time Is Money
Here’s something important for homeowners to think about. The longer water damage is left unevaluated and treated by experts, the more expensive repairing it becomes. The damage that could be remediated early on for a few hundred dollars could become a major repair that could cost thousands of dollars.
That’s why it’s important to reach out to a qualified team as soon as you notice water damage in your home.
Water Damage Works Fast
Standing water in your home can move quickly through your home and cause problems within hours. Those issues grow with time, and can eventually lead to major problems in your home.
Here’s a timeline of how water damage goes through your home:
In a few minutes
Water absorbs into your walls, floors, carpets and things made of paper (like books and photos). Water can cause furniture to bleed.
Within 24 hours
Water causes drywall to begin swelling and breaking down. Things made of metal to begin to tarnish. A musty odor can be noticed.
Within 1 week
Things start to swell and crack, including doors, windows, furniture and wood flooring. Paint starts to blister. Metal begins showing signs of rust. Mold and mildew begin to grow and spread.
After 1 week
Structural and safety issues (like warping and mold) continue to grow.
Our team is always ready to help if water damages your home. Please contact SERVPRO of Fort Dodge (515) 955-4009.
Increased Cleaning to Fight Coronavirus in Fort Dodge Businesses
If you’ve visited any place of business recently, you may have seen an increase in cleaning procedures happening. Grocery stores are now supplying disinfectant wipes to clean off shopping carts before each use. Employees are wiping down door handles every 30-minutes in high traffic areas. Some retail stores have placed tape on the floor every 6-feet at cash registers to persuade customers to stand apart from each other.
Businesses everywhere are taking unprecedented steps to keep their employees and customers healthy. So what can you do personally to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus and how can professional cleaners like SERVPRO of Fort Dodge help also.
How You and Your Employees Can Fight Coronavirus
It’s important that you communicate with your employees on how to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Since there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus, it is important to follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself and your coworkers. If you and your employees can work from home, it is highly encouraged to do so. If you and your employees have to work at your business, there are certain things you and your employees can do to protect yourselves:
- Avoid Close Contact - Practice social distancing by avoiding large crowds and keeping at least six feet away from other people. Don’t shake hands when greeting someone. If there are people that you know are sick or are showing signs of being sick, try to limit your exposure to them.
- Keep Your Hands Clean - Practice washing your hands or using hand sanitizer every time you touch any surfaces like door handles, stair railings, elevator buttons, counters, shipping packages, mail, and gas pump handles. Avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes.
- Stay Home if You're Sick - If you have a runny nose, cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath, stay home and call your doctor. Your doctor may want you to stay home for up to two weeks to make sure that you aren’t contagious. If you do test positive for COVID-19, it’s important that you notify your workplace so they can take steps to clean and disinfect the areas that you work in. If you are sick and must go out in public, please wear a facemask to prevent the spread of the virus you may have.
- Frequently Clean Heavy Traffic Surfaces - Make it a daily habit of spraying a disinfectant and wiping down frequently touched surfaces like doors, handles, tables, light switches, and counters.
How SERVPRO Can Fight Coronavirus
At SERVPRO of Fort Dodge, they have the equipment and expertise to provide regular preventive cleaning and coronavirus cleanup services after an outbreak and/or exposure in a business. As a commercial large loss service provider, we can handle any size job from a single-family home to a twenty-story high-rise.
If you have a business with high traffic or at risk of contagion, SERVPRO of Fort Dodge can help keep your building, your employees, and your customers safe and healthy. Give us a call for preventive cleaning and coronavirus cleanup. We’re available 24/7 and can work around your business’s schedule to keep your business safe and clean.
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge (515) 955-4009
Why Should You Choose A Locally Owned Mold Remediation Company?
Fort Dodge Homeowners Need Mold Remediation Companies That Care.
If you live in Fort Dodge, you know the importance of your local community. Your community is where you make your home, perhaps where you work or where your children go to school, and where you do your shopping and find your friends.
If you need mold remediation in Fort Dodge, you want to be sure the company you choose cares about the local area. SERVPRO is a franchise company. That means that dedicated local entrepreneurs own each local operation. It also means we have access to national resources – truly the best of both worlds.
Why does being locally owned matter?
Because SERVPRO is locally owned, each office is run by people who are part of the local community. That means your nearby team truly understands the needs of people in the area. We know the local concerns, and we know the climate and culture. Because we work and live here, we have an investment in the community.
What does access to national resources mean?
Because we are a franchise company, each office has access to national resources from head office, including:
- Comprehensive on-site training for technicians
- Industry-standard mold remediation equipment
- Ongoing training to make sure our teams stay abreast of industry developments
Being part of a national company means every team adheres to corporate standards, including:
- Putting customer satisfaction first
- Ensuring that we are Faster To Any Size Disaster
- Caring for your home and belongings as if they were our own
What is the mold remediation process?
Once you have called in a trustworthy local company, what can you expect?
The first stage is an assessment and drawing up a plan of action. Next, our team will set up containment and switch off fans and HVAC systems so the mold cannot spread. Then it is time to clean – we wipe, scrub, and blast surfaces until the mold has gone. We also use air scrubbers to trap mold particles and to deodorize your home.
Our crew will clean up after themselves before they leave and check in with you in a week to ensure you are happy.
If you need a top-rated Fort Dodge mold remediation company that cares, call SERVPRO of Fort Dodge at (515) 955-4009.
SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today –SERVPRO of Fort Dodge – 515-955-4009
Services from One for Moving, Power Washing, and Cleaning
Being there for everything
Do you routinely keep asking yourself who should I call for this service or that service? Do you have never ending thoughts if you've made the right choice? Well you need to consider what SERVPRO of Fort Dodge can do for you. The services that we offer don't just consist of cleaning up the water or fixing what the fire has done. SERVPRO has refined all facets of being able to service your needs in so many ways. Whether its cleaning out air ducts/HVAC, Soda Blasting/Sand Blasting unwanted remnants, Power Washing unwanted filth and grime, or moving services to transfers properties we are here for you!!! The scope of what SERVPRO has changed throughout the years to having the best there not just when things are at the worst, but there for you when things are at there best too. We are here to help through any situation that you could think of. Give us a call today and have the "Best" take care of it all.
Time is a precious commodity when you have a disaster.
When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO of Fort Dodge for all your cleaning needs. Quality cleaning and quick response – that’s the SERVPRO way.
Can’t figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO of Fort Dodge for all your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility or home, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right. Through it all, expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price.
You invest your time, energy and hard-earned resources to maintain, protect and increase the value of your home or business.
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services, as well as top-quality professional services for your home or business.
We Know Stains
Since 1967 SERVPRO has been handling stains and soils of all types, from residential homes to commercial facilities. Using IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards for carpet care as a guide, SERVPRO will walk with you through your home and guide you in the best decisions to care for your carpet.
A Franchise Professional will take time to:
- Show you what cleaning option would be best for your carpet’s level of soiling.
- Give you an estimate of time and cost of the carpet cleaning.
- Explain the benefits of soil protection.
- Explain the advantages of a clean carpet for good indoor air quality.
- Explain how you can help prolong your carpet’s appearance with frequent vacuuming.
For answers about carpet cleaning and care, contact SERVPRO of Fort Dodge 1-515-955-4009
Like it never even happened.
Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to preloss condition, doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.” Every SERVPRO is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped.
Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered – whatever the case, with SERVPRO our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO is a Franchise System with over 40 years of leadership in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, commercial property managers and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon.
SERVPRO uses trained, uniformed technicians using professional cleaning procedures, provide fast, efficient service to meet SERVPRO’s high standards of excellence.
We’re Here To Help
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge provides consistent service and reliable information.
Whether you operate a single facility or hundreds of commercial properties nationwide, a fire or water damage requires prompt action to reduce losses and costly down time. Who can you trust to provide dependable services and information? SERVPRO of Fort Dodge responds quickly, providing a full line of cleaning and mitigation services to help ensure faster recovery. SERVPRO of Fort Dodge utilizes technology designed specifically to provide you and your insurance company with quick, dependable information necessary to make more informed decisions faster, saving both time and money.
- Over 1,600 franchises nationwide
- Serving America since 1967
- Trusted by hundreds of insurance companies
- Nationwide Large Loss Response Team
- 24-Hour emergency Response
Call SERVPRO of Fort Dodge
What’s Lurking In Your Fort Dodge Ducts
Inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC) is a service offered by SERVPRO of Fort Dodge. Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money.
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to remove years of dust and grime.
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.
In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning may be an essential part of cleanup process. In these cases SERVPRO can often help restore the HVAC system to pre-damage condition.
SERVPRO of FORT DODGE CARES
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge understands that no damage is small when it comes to your home.
Your home is truly a reflection of you, your tastes, and your personality. Suffering damage to your home can feel like a part of you has been damaged as well. We recognize a loss can make you feel vulnerable, invaded or robbed of part of your life. Your loss is unique – in how it started, the emotions experienced and the extent of the damage.
When damage affects your home, you want it to be restored to preloss condition. You cannot afford to let the marketability of your home be affected. That is why SERVPRO has been restoring property for over 40 years.
SERVPRO is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know SERVPRO has the experience to do the job right.
How SERVPRO Removes Mold From Your Fort Dodge Home
Mold in a Home
How Does Mold Remediation Work in Your Fort Dodge Home?
A chief concern among Fort Dodge homeowners is how their money gets spent towards improving their houses or to restoring damages that the property has sustained. While many might consider a situation like a mold growth to be commonplace in damp areas of their home, there are potential dangers with allowing the problem to persist or attempting to remove the active colonies on your own.
Mold damage can affect your Fort Dodge home in a variety of ways, but in summation, it poses the most significant risks to the structural integrity of the affected materials it feeds upon and poses potential health effects to occupants of your home exposed to the colony. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to remove this colony and to restore the damaged elements of your home.
From the moment that our experienced team arrives on the property, we get to work in assessing the full scope of the damage that your home has sustained, and what areas require isolation to prevent the spread of the colonies. This isolation takes place with the use of negative air chambers and air scrubbers, trapping active mold spores within the confinements of the small proximity of the work space.
Removal of the colony can happen in numerous ways, from spraying the anti-microbial solution on the materials and sanding them until the entire hypha have gotten removed or tearing out the affected materials when the damage has become irreparable. Our SERVPRO technicians have the mindset of preserving the original materials of your home before seeking to provide cause for reconstruction, so our measures begin with what solutions have the smallest overall impact on your life.
Mold is nothing that a homeowner should face on their own, especially when you understand the risks of allowing it to grow and thrive uninhibited. No matter if you are looking for peace of mind that mold has not colonized in your home, or you have growth that has spread into many areas of your property, our SERVPRO of Fort Dodge remediation specialists can help you. Call us any time at (515) 955-4009.
What's That Smell
While cleaning the house have you ever experienced a certain smell or odor coming from inside the house, carpets, flooring, or basement? Are you worried about your health from the smell? Have you considered a company to call for the smell? We are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our company and team provides 24/7 days of week of emergencies, if the customer is very concerned about the odor or smell we will be out there as soon as possible. SERVPRO has classes to teach the technicians and staff on the proper removal for odors. There are different types of odors that can come from numerous of places inside the house or outside of the house. SERVPRO provides the equipment to locate and remove the odors. After identifying the source of the odor and looking at the conditions the odor will be eliminate over the course of time and won’t have an odor anymore. If you have any questions about smells or concerns please feel free to give SERVPRO of Fort Dodge a call at (515)955-4009.
SERVPRO "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge prides it self on it's slogan "Like it never even happened." When a disaster or emergency happens the dedicated team of professionals springs into action saving homeowners and insurance companies thousands of dollars by offering services to return properties to the preloss state.
The team is professional and assists families in need to help them get back to normal as quickly as possible after an unexpected disaster or damage. Some of the property maintenance services SERVPRO offers are mold remediation, property restoration, board ups, air duct cleaning, fire and water restoration and more!
The SERVPRO of Fort Dodge team prides itself on providing excellent customer service during the customer's time of need and works closely with insurance companies to make the entire process as easy as possible.
IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge 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.
Emergency Ready Profile
Keeping your business safe
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge offers a service of helping businesses develop an Emergency Ready Profile for their business at no cost. We offer a free app to also maintain this critical contact and property information electronically in advance, where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if a disaster strikes, also free. This information can be shared very easily with staff.
The Emergency Readiness Profile includes information such as emergency contact numbers, priority and high/risk area, shut off valve locations, insurance contacts, and more. We believe in helping to reduce property damage when a disaster occurs. We provide a paper copy, emailed copy, and the app copy of the Emergency Ready Profile for easy access by all employees.
We believe in being proactive not reactive to an emergency situation. These profiles are proven to help reduce the amount of damage that occurs if kept current and utilized. Call and schedule your appointment with one of our great staff to help develop your FREE Emergency Ready Profile.
Homeowner Briefing: Broken Pipes and Insurance
Call SERVPRO if you experience water damage.
Having a homeowner's insurance policy is necessary to protect your investment, but it takes some work on your side to know what is included or not. Most people know that rising waters types of floods are not covered by traditional policies, but what about water damage from a broken pipe? Would that be covered by your plan?
Insurance Coverage for Unexpected Breaks
Each policy should be read carefully for details, but water damage from a pipe that breaks suddenly and without neglect should be covered most insurance policies. Damage can be mitigated by immediately responding to the flood with the use of a professional restoration company. Services such as water removal, drying and restoration may also be included in your insurance coverage.
Denied for Negligence
Homeowners have a lot of responsibility for routine maintenance around the home, including maintenance for plumbing. Make sure you keep up with maintenance of your pipes so that you don't end up with damage from negligence, which may be denied by your insurer. Here are common examples for denials:
• A homeowner ignored a chronic leak and failed to fix broken pipe, which resulted in a full break and damage to home.
• Homeowners were not maintaining a warm enough temperature in the home to keep the pipes from freezing during the winter.
Be Your Own Maintenance Manager
A flood is the last thing you want in your home in Fort Dodge, Ia. You don't have to be a plumber in order to take care of your plumbing system. You can keep your home reliable and safe by educating yourself about care and routine maintenance for your pipes. Most importantly, never shut off your heat during the winter months, even if you go on vacation, and inspect your system of pipes regularly. These actions will help with prevent breaks and all complications of water damage in your home. Visit http://www.SERVPROfortdodge.com for more information on water damage.
For Immediate Service - Call SERVPRO
We Provide Immediate Service Day Or Night
SERVPRO of Fort Dodge provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. 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 24/7 515-955-4009
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
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.
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration