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The 10th Annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Community The 10th Annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival Hope to see you at this year's Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival!

Downtown Rapid City's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns for the 10th year. This year's event is scheduled for September 29th, from 9AM to 5PM in the downtown area! Come to see all the fun activities in Main Street Square, along Sixth St., and Memorial Park. This event is a day full of fall fun including a pumpkin catapult (also known as punkin chunkin), giant pumpkin weigh-off, downtown pub crawl, Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone, pony rides, vendors and more. Last year's giant pumpkin winner weighed in at almost 1,000 pounds!! We hope to see everyone at this awesome event with fun for the whole family and remember to give us a call 24/7/365 for all your fire & water restoration needs. 

Water damaged contents

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur in your home due to many issues; a pipe break, a roof leak, dishwasher overflow, and many more. We often think about our home as the walls, floors and how they can be affected and damaged from water, but one area that can be overlooked is contents. Your contents or treasures or family heirlooms or weekend garage-sale finds that have been DIY’ d to perfection are what turn a house into a home. So when water pours through your ceiling soaking your favorite chair, or that first “adult” purchase that was not assembled using an Allen wrench, it can be very upsetting.

SERVPRO® of Rapid City are Here To Help® when disaster strikes your home, we are available 24/7, 365 at 605-388-3000. #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp #SERVPRORapidCity

The Importance of Acting Quickly after a Disaster

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Importance of Acting Quickly after a Disaster SERVPRO of Rapid City is available 24/7/365 for all your disaster needs.

When a disaster strikes, it is imperative to respond quickly in order to prevent further damages and complications. Fires, mold infestations and floods from broken pipes, overflows or heavy storms – all such disasters must be dealt with in a timely manner. If not handled immediately you could experience on or more of these issues:

  • If water-damaged structures and contents are not dried out quickly and correctly, potential health risks can develop. Mold can begin to grow within the first 24 to 48 hours after the disaster.
  • Excessive water can cause: rusting in metals, corrosion in electronic components, cracking, splitting or warping of furniture items, color bleeding or transfer in fabrics, furniture stains and secondary damage to upholstery, drapery, clothing, wallpaper, photos and papers.
  • Fire or smoke damaged properties can also experience irreversible damage, regardless of the size of the fire. Soot residue is highly acidic and can pit or corrode the metal in doorknobs, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, etc. It can also etch glass in windows, mirrors and cabinets, causing them to look soiled and cloudy. Moreover, plastics, appliances, fabrics and vinyl windows can become discolored.
  • The safety and security of the home can be compromised. Windows and doors may become weak and function improperly, wet materials may collapse and electrical installations and components can be a health hazard when they come in contact with water. Slips and falls are also potential dangers.

If you’re not sure how to act after experiencing water, fire or mold problems in your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Rapid City at 605-388-3000. We have a team of restoration professionals ready 24/7/365 to help you.

Rapid City Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rapid City Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This flooded basement was caused by a recent storm.

Water damage in a basement can cost home owners thousands of dollars to fix. When water gets into a structure and it is dried incorrectly, rot, mold and mildew can form making the occupants extremely ill. Trained and certified to the highest standards in the industry, our professional production team responds immediately - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - to mitigate loss and meet every challenge with professionalism, reliability, compassion and respect. Our technicians identify the full extent of moisture damage, both obvious and unseen, by using sensors such as moisture detectors and state of the science technology.  Meanwhile, we help homeowners overcome their feeling of helplessness by explaining the process in a way that they can understand what is happening, what to expect, and what they can do. SERVPRO of Rapid City’s commitment to customer excellence includes insurance professionals; which means that insurance agents and claims adjusters can expect effective, ongoing communication and reporting. We understand insurance industry requirements. Our professional production team will provide a complete estimate, including photos, to the agent or adjuster within 24-48 hours. Call SERVPRO of Rapid City and get quality water damage restoration services, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold and mildew removal and if your home, business or insurance customer needs one of our large selection of biohazard removal services, we are ready, trained and equipped to provide you with any clean up, mitigation and restoration service.  Call us today at 605-388-3000!

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO of Rapid City is ready!

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO of Rapid City is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage.

SERVPRO of Rapid City 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 the Black Hills, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 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 605-388-3000

Emergency Ready Profile

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile, can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your commercial facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.

The ERP also establishes SERVPRO of Rapid City as your preferred SERVPRO franchise in the event of a disaster. Having a plan in place helps minimize the amount of time your business is inactive following a disaster.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment that requires little time and can save you a lot of time and money in the future.

Call Brian of SERVPRO of Rapid City at 605-388-3000 to inquire about your ERP today!

are "Ready for whatever happens."

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your commercial facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.

The ERP also establishes SERVPRO of Rapid City as your preferred SERVPRO franchise in the event of a disaster. Having a plan in place helps minimize the amount of time your business is inactive following a disaster.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment that requires little time and can save you a lot of time and money in the future.

Call Brian of SERVPRO of Rapid City at 605-388-3000 to inquire about your ERP today!

September is National Preparedness Month - 2018

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Community September is National Preparedness Month - 2018 Go to www.ready.gov for more information about how to plan for disasters!

September is National Preparedness Month! During this month we urge everyone to take the time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

The devastating hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 & now again in 2018 reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters.  Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community.

SERVPRO of Rapid City would like to say "Thank You" to all those first responders and everyone involved when disasters strike. We are available 24/7 - 365 @ 605-388-3000 if you have a water or fire disaster in your home or business.

What are the different types of M-O-L-D?

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What are the different types of M-O-L-D? M-O-L-D!!

There are three different classes of mold. Mold found in homes can be broken down into different classes based on their level of health risks.

  • Hazard Class A - Molds classified as Class A are the most hazardous types. These molds can directly impact health. It is critical to remove this classification of mold from the home immediately in order to eliminate the dangers. 
  • Hazard Class B - This classification is less hazardous than Class A molds, but can still affect people's health. This group can cause allergic reactions, especially with prolonged exposure.
  • Hazard Class C - The types of mold in this group are not known for causing health risks but it can cause structural damage if left untouched.

If mold is present in the home then it is important to have it removed as soon as possible to eliminate possible health risks and further damages. The professionals at SERVPRO of Rapid City will be able to efficiently remove the mold infestation from the property. Give us a call @ 605-388-3000! 

New! Introducing the ESPORTA® Wash System to Western SD & the Black Hills!

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Community New! Introducing the ESPORTA® Wash System to Western SD & the Black Hills! The ESPORTA® Wash System

SERVPRO of Rapid City is excited about our recent equipment addition; the Esporta® Wash System!

So much more than a washing machine, the Esporta® Wash System can restore items that have been severely damaged by water, smoke, soot, mold, or biowaste. Not only can it restore them to usable quality, but it can remove up to 99% of contaminants (that's equal to food grade quality).

Here's why it's important for you to know WHERE & HOW your content is being cleaned & restored.

  • Your content will be cleaned by the latest technology - not harsh dry cleaning methods or out of date equipment & methods. The computer determines what is needed based on content.
  • The Esporta will hold up to at least 6 standard loads of laundry, with room to spare.
  • Your content will be inventoried and cataloged for more expedited claim process. 
  • Your content is stored in a safe, controlled environment.
  • You will have emergency laundry cleaned and returned quickly.

What is the Esporta capable of cleaning:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Sewage
  • Soot
  • Grime
  • Mold
  • Biowaste
  • Mildew

What can we restore with this technology?

  • Household goods (comforters, plush toys)
  • Laundry items (clothing, uniforms)
  • Leather items (shoes, bags)
  • Special goods
  • Sports Equipment & Sporting Goods - Hockey, Football, LaCrosse (pads, helmets, gloves, etc...), tents, sleeping bags, and much more. 
  • Horse saddles
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Is this system gentle enough to handle soft contents while still achieving 99% cleanliness?

The Esporta® Wash System utilizes a unique cleaning process in which it holds objects stationary and passes them through the water and specialized cleaning agents. This ensures that items do not receive significant wear as they go through the restoration process.

Sound interesting?

SERVPRO is always looking to restore your property rather than replace it, and the Esporta® System is an incredible way to do that. This machine is located in our Rapid City office, and items can either be dropped off at this location, or you can have us pick them up.

Call us at 605-388-3000 for more information and try out the Esporta® Wash System today!

Winter Cleanup and Restoration

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Damage from Cold Weather or Winter Storm?

In Western South Dakota, cold weather, snow, and ice storms can cause severe damage to your home or business. When these types of disasters strike, immediate action is necessary to prevent additional damage to your property. SERVPRO of Rapid City has the winter storm experience, expertise, and the resources to remediate damage caused by winter weather. 

SERVPRO of Rapid City Professionals

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Winter Storm Restoration Specialists
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster 

Frozen Pipes

Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO of Rapid City can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Pipes in unheated or partially heated areas are also at risk of freezing, including:

  • Basements
  • Crawl spaces
  • Garages

 Ice Dams

An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snowmelt from draining off of the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles, leak into a home, and cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles.

Roof Damage

Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. When there’s a cold snap, water can get into cracks and small spaces and expand when it freezes, causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger. 

Why Choose a SERVPRO of Rapid City? 

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO of Rapid City is dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. 
  • We're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists. SERVPRO of Rapid City specializes in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training that helps you get back to normal more quickly.
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technicians 

Regardless of the Winter Storm, We Can Help! Give us a call at 605-388-3000!