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Services from One for Moving, Power Washing, and Cleaning

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Moving House 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.

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Call 1-515-955-4009

We Know Stains

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

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.

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

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

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

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

515-955-4009

What’s Lurking In Your Fort Dodge Ducts

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

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

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

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

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

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."

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

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

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

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

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. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration