Water Damage Restoration in Mankato, Minnesota, With ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca

Mankato, MN, is no stranger to the impacts of torrential rains, flash floods, and high water levels. Residents in Mankato are still recovering from the rainstorms of this fall, in which ten inches or more fell in some areas in just a handful of hours. The subsequent flood damage repair and water damage cleanup were part of every conversation among neighbors and government officials for weeks. Depending on your experience, and especially if you were spared the trauma of a flood disaster this time, ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca would like to remind you that we can help make your flood disaster recovery easier, because rest assured, there will be a next time.

 

Why is it better to have a disaster restoration service handle your water damage repair needs?

Time: We will move quickly, arrive promptly, and begin to work on water removal, debris cleanup, and the drying of your home and basement before standing water causes any more damage to the structure and its contents or increases the risk of mold infestation. In addition to mold damage, any sewage backup can put your home and family at risk for health problems, not to mention a serious odor problem. Any delays, such as while you might be out looking for pumps or fans to rent, or while you’re dealing with family necessities, will make the problem worse.

Equipment and technology: The do-it-yourself school of flood damage repair and restoration is, at best, problematic. If you have water in your basement and are looking for pumps or fans, it stands to reason that many other homeowners are also out renting them, limiting their supply. ServiceMaster has plenty of both and if we run short, we can call in for more equipment from affiliated ServiceMaster offices in our system.

Experience: You might have had a flooded basement before, or perhaps one of your relatives or a neighbor is on hand for advice, which may be reliable or not. Our crews are specially trained in water damage remediation and flood disaster repair. We do this many times a year and have seen and managed a wide range of circumstances. We know what to do and we’ll do it as quickly as possible. We don’t have to ask for advice or look up DIY instructions on the Internet.

 

Speed, expertise, and technology – all great reasons to call ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca for water damage restoration. And the best reason of all: you can focus on your family and leave the flood cleanup to us.

Fire Damage Restoration in St. Peter With ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca

Charred wood, carbonized plumes of ash on the walls, the acrid odor of chemicals, discolored and damaged appliances, and the headache of restoration: that’s what St. Peter homeowners face initially after a kitchen fire that began because of an unattended pot or pan or a grease spill. It may be even worse for business owners of a commercial kitchen. The specialists at ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca are experts at fire damage restoration and will respond quickly to begin the fire damage repair process.

According to the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s report from last year, kitchens are the source of most of the structural fires in the state, especially among residential fires. When you think about it, it stands to reason that a regularly used heat source, whether hot electrical burners or open gas flames, is a risk. How often do pots boil over or frying pans burn food? A few more minutes of inattention could have led to fire damage. Even a grease fire contained to the stovetop can still cause smoke damage.

The best advice to prevent kitchen fires bears repeating:

  • Don’t leave any cooking surface unattended. That means turn it off if you walk away for any reason
  • Keep kitchen curtains short and make sure they can’t reach the cooking surface
  • Have a fire extinguisher within reach at all times
  • Make sure your extinguisher is appropriate for grease and electrical fires
  • Don’t allow children to use the stove unless supervised
  • Keep all smoke detectors in working order
  • Consider installing a sprinkler system

If you do have a fire in your kitchen in St. Peter or anywhere else in your home or business, ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is the best option for fire damage restoration. We can handle water removal, clean up and pack out debris, pack out belongings and damaged appliances for full restoration, and work with your insurance company and subcontractors to ensure that full fire damage repair is completed and fire and smoke damage restoration is done right. Disaster restoration doesn’t have to be a disaster in itself. Let ServiceMaster show you how the professionals handle fire disaster restoration. Contact us at (507) 931-6730 today!

Mold Remediation in Mankato, Minnesota, With ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca

No one needs to be reminded of the devastating rainfall that hit the Mankato area in recent weeks. Too many are still recovering from basement flooding and water damage. Still, now is a good time to talk about mold damage. That’s the inevitable result of standing floodwater for any length of time in a home or other building when the weather is warm. We want you to know that ServiceMaster of Mankato is the best choice for dealing with mold infestation.

If you smell an odor of mildew or mold, it’s almost certain that you have mold damage somewhere in the house. It’s most likely in the basement, but it could just as well be in areas where water and humidity are present such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. If you’ve had flooding, sewage backup, or standing water in the building in recent months, those are the other obvious culprits. We will locate the mold and neutralize it so it doesn’t spread or cause any further threat to your family’s health. Mold that is left alone will only grow and the damage will only spread the next time it’s exposed to moisture.

In addition to removing damaged materials such as drywall, paneling, ceiling tile, or wood, we’re able to check into hard-to-reach areas and make sure they are free of mold spores. We’ll pack out any debris and dispose of it safely. Once everything is clean and cleared out, we’ll conduct professional mold restoration and make your home look as good or better than before, giving you peace of mind that mold related infections and allergies are not going to threaten your family.

Mold damage repair is a specialty of ServiceMaster of Mankato. It’s something that we do year round. Our technicians are specially trained in the latest techniques and use the best equipment and technology that ServiceMaster has to offer. Plus, it’s not like a company coming in from the outside. We are based in your community and are proud to serve our neighbors in times of crisis. For the best mold damage restoration with a company you can trust, call ServiceMaster of Mankato. Give us a call at (507) 388-6339 and we will get started restoring your home immediately.

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