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What Makes SERVPRO Different

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Life is always nice when things are going according to plan.

But as we all know too well, life is not always full of rainbows and butterflies. Accidents happen or disasters strike, and when they do, your stress level rapidly increases.

This is where SERVPRO can come in quite handy. We work hard to stay up to date on training and equipment so that we can get you back to your normal routine.

SERVPRO offers many great advantages, but each one brings you peace of mind.

Here on Any Day or at Any Time

We make sure that you can access someone in our business 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Disasters strike during the most inopportune times, and because we understand that all too well, we make sure we stay available for you.

Quick Service

If you have standing water in your home, time is not your friend!

The longer your home festers after a disaster, the more chance there is for further mold growth, more smoke smell or more water damage. Responding quickly is essential, and with a team right here in Rapid City, we can get to you in no time.

Business, Residential—We Do It All

Disaster or accidents can strike at your home or at your business. We offer custom solutions for any and all situations.

Our focus is to help you get back to doing what you do best—running your home or business.

Just Like New

Seeing a project all the way through is what we enjoy the most. We take pride in our work, and it shows in every project that comes our way.

We don’t stop until we are certain that you are satisfied with the work that we provided.

A Whole New World

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, disease prevention is highly valued now more than ever. We know that, and because of that, we are offering cleaning services that go far beyond the traditional janitorial services.

We know that as a business you strive to provide a customized clean that you and your customers can feel confident in.

That’s what we’re here for.

As much as proactive planning can help, disasters happen. Regardless of why you need cleanup or disaster recovery, SERVPRO has the tools, technicians and training to get your situation under control. When you need help, get in touch with SERVPRO of Rapid City for the best service possible.

What Makes SERVPRO Different

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

damaged furniture and other home items sitting outside of red brick house ” > When you are dealing with any damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Rapid City is your local restoration expert.

Life is always nice when things are going according to plan.

But as we all know too well, life is not always full of rainbows and butterflies. Accidents happen or disasters strike, and when they do, your stress level rapidly increases.

This is where SERVPRO can come in quite handy. We work hard to stay up to date on training and equipment so that we can get you back to your normal routine.

SERVPRO offers many great advantages, but each one brings you peace of mind.

Here on Any Day or at Any Time

We make sure that you can access someone in our business 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Disasters strike during the most inopportune times, and because we understand that all too well, we make sure we stay available for you.

Quick Service

If you have standing water in your home, time is not your friend!

The longer your home festers after a disaster, the more chance there is for further mold growth, more smoke smell or more water damage. Responding quickly is essential, and with a team right here in Rapid City, we can get to you in no time.

Business, Residential—We Do It All

Disaster or accidents can strike at your home or at your business. We offer custom solutions for any and all situations.

Our focus is to help you get back to doing what you do best—running your home or business.

Just Like New

Seeing a project all the way through is what we enjoy the most. We take pride in our work, and it shows in every project that comes our way.

We don’t stop until we are certain that you are satisfied with the work that we provided.

A Whole New World

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, disease prevention is highly valued now more than ever. We know that, and because of that, we are offering cleaning services that go far beyond the traditional janitorial services.

We know that as a business you strive to provide a customized clean that you and your customers can feel confident in.

That’s what we’re here for.

As much as proactive planning can help, disasters happen. Regardless of why you need cleanup or disaster recovery, SERVPRO has the tools, technicians and training to get your situation under control. When you need help, get in touch with SERVPRO of Rapid City for the best service possible.

When storms do damage, we go to work to make things right. Contact SERVPRO of Rapid City to start the restoration process.

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

a large yellow warning sign stating that there is stormy weather ahead Severe Storms Have a Costly Impact | SERVPRO® of Rapid City

What can we say about the year 2020? So much happened, but what we want to focus on is the weather—it was a record-setting year for weather and climate disasters. Of all the years in history for which we have data, 2020 was the most financially destructive.

In the year 2020, we saw 22 official weather disasters, which are defined as events that cause at least a billion dollars in damages, plus other damaging storms that are not counted in this particular statistic. There were so many tropical storms and hurricanes in 2020 that the NWS ran out of letter from the alphabet and had to dip into the Greek alphabet to finish naming all of the storms.

Not Only Hurricanes

Yes, hurricanes bring about immense destruction and causes large amounts of monetary damage, but other types of severe weather are starting to play a major role as well. In fact, the most expensive disasters of 2020 in the contiguous United States were thunderstorms and tornadoes.

In 2020, there were 14 official weather disasters that were severe thunderstorms, and some that brought tornadoes as well. Thunderstorms are common, and they don’t discriminate on where or when they will hit. And as of lately, it’s becoming quite normal to see them with the fierceness that we are seeing now.

In August 2020, what seemed like a typical line of thunderstorms in eastern Nebraska exploded into a derecho, which is something like a tornado but with straight winds instead of swirling ones, and it impacted more than 10 million acres of corn fields. This is almost half the state’s corn crops—that’s over 11% of the entire country’s corn fields.

Our summers here in Rapid City prove to be quite active, severe weather-wise! In 2020, we had nine major events happen in a three-month time span. All of which began with severe thunderstorms and progressed to hail storms or tornadoes.

Is This Our New Normal?

In 2020, it was the 10th consecutive year with at least eight billion-dollar disasters. 2018 and 2019 combined saw a total of $136 billion in damages, and 2017 caused a total cost of over $300 billion, which was the highest total on record!

Thunderstorms are normal and common, but the intensity and frequency of these are starting to become regular. So as a home or business owner, it’s imperative to take whatever precautions are possible. in order to minimize the damage to your property.

You can’t control Mother Nature no matter how many precautions you take, but you can guarantee that you have got friends in the restoration industry whose goal is to recover your valued items and restore your property "Like it never even happened."

When storms do damage, we go to work to make things right. Contact SERVPRO today to see how we can help.

SERVPRO Uses The Best Equipment

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

When we are called to a flooded space, it is essential to be able to rapidly determine the extent of water damage in the home or business.

Getting your home or business dry is imperative in the aftermath of water damage. With excess moisture mold and mildew can develop and bacteria can multiply. That’s why SERVPRO of Rapid City uses moisture meters during and after completion of water remediation work to ensure that structures are properly dried.

Moisture meters can reach areas that may be overlooked or not considered as being affected by moisture. These include areas such as basement walls, spaces between layers of drywall, concrete subfloors, and beneath carpet and tile. Identifying potential damage to these lesser-suspected areas can save thousands of dollars in reconstruction later.

SERVPRO of Rapid City 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.

SERVPRO is Here to Help In Any Disaster

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Specialized Training

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
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

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 Rapid City, 605-388-3000

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

SERVPRO is Here to Help

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

When you experience a flood at your home or place of business, you can't afford to lose important documents or paper goods to water damage. Using state of the art technology, SERVPRO is well equipped to dry and recover paper goods ranging from paper files to books to x-rays and photos.

Why use SERVPRO for document restoration?

The SERVPRO document restoration facility uses the latest vacuum free-drying method in addition to gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing. The facility is under 24-hour surveillance and is managed by HIPAA Master-certified technicians to ensure proper safety and privacy of your documents. The SERVPRO document restoration team has the capacity to handle large scale commercial losses and smaller residential jobs.

SERVPRO is Here to Help

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Specialized Training

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
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

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 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 Rapid City, 605-388-3000

Reconstruction Services are Now Available

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that in addition to water mitigation, fire cleanup, and mold remediation, SERVPRO of Gillette, Sheridan also offers reconstruction services? After our team is done with drying out your home/business or removing smoke-damaged materials, we can put your home/business back together "Like it never even happened." The convenience and savings of working with one company to assist with mitigation and repairs can be significant. In addition to reconstruction, we also do general home remodeling. Have you been considering remodeling your kitchen? We can help. Does your bathroom need an update? We do that too. From start to finish, we can manage your reconstruction project!

Here are just some of the reconstruction services SERVPRO offers:

  • Drywall repair and installation
  • Floor repair and replacement
  • Kitchen and bath installation and remodeling
  • Cabinet and trim replacement
  • Insulation installation
  • Ceiling repair
  • Fixture replacement
  • Painting and texturing
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Framing
  • Finish Carpentry 
  • Setting/hanging doors

SERVPRO of Gillette, Sheridan is Here to Help make your life easier!

Reconstruction Services are now Available | SERVPRO® of Rapid City

11/21/2020 (Permalink)

Two men looking at Blueprints Let us help you get your life back together!

Did you know that in addition to water mitigation, fire cleanup, and mold remediation, SERVPRO of Rapid City also offers reconstruction services? After our team is done with drying out your home/business or removing smoke-damaged materials, we can put your home/business back together "Like it never even happened." The convenience and savings of working with one company to assist with mitigation and repairs can be significant. In addition to reconstruction, we also do general home remodeling. Have you been considering remodeling your kitchen? We can help. Does your bathroom need an update? We do that too. From start to finish, we can manage your reconstruction project!

Here are just some of the reconstruction services SERVPRO offers:

  • Drywall repair and installation
  • Floor repair and replacement
  • Kitchen and bath installation and remodeling
  • Cabinet and trim replacement
  • Insulation installation
  • Ceiling repair
  • Fixture replacement
  • Painting and texturing
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Framing
  • Finish Carpentry 
  • Setting/hanging doors

SERVPRO of Rapid City is Here to Help make your life easier!

Prevent Your Cookout From Being Ruined by a Fire | SERVPRO® of Rapid City

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

a person in grilling chicken and hot dogs on an outdoor grill SERVPRO of Rapid City are the fire restoration experts. To learn more give us a call or contact us online.

We love a summer afternoon spent outdoors followed by a meal cooked on the grill, but with the fun of mastering the grill also comes the responsibility of preventing fires. Because grilling is a common activity, it is not rare to see safety standards become relaxed with time. The best way to prevent a fire is by always being vigilant about fire safety every time you light up the grill.

Many people assume that grill fires are fairly rare, but the U.S. Fire Administration has found that over 5,000 occur annually. These fires can range from small incidents to large emergencies, so we always recommend brushing up on your safety skills before you break out the tongs.

Brushing Up on Grilling Safety Skills

Create a safe zone around your grill. Putting your grill in a spot that is convenient is typically desired, but if the convenient spot is on a wooden deck or close to your home, it can be disastrous. Experts recommend keeping at least three feet around your grill that is clear of flammable objects just in case.

Clean your grill grates often. When you clean your grill grates often, you are not only making your cooking more consistent, but you are also cutting down on your fire risk. As grease builds up on grill grates, it can be heated to hotter and hotter temperatures each time the grill is on, eventually sparking a serious grease fire. Brushing your grates off after each use is a good habit to be in for preventing this.

Never leave the grill unattended. Grills are no exception to the rule that an open flame should never be left unattended. It only takes a moment for that fire to start, and if you are nearby with a fire extinguisher in that moment, you can seriously reduce the damage that is caused. Even for a quick break, ask someone else to take over for you just in case.

Inspect the grill regularly. Even if you are using your grill regularly, there is no telling what sort of dangerous wear and tear could occur. Gas tanks, hoses and connectors can wear down in time, and if you light the grill with a gas leak present, a disaster could quickly ensue. A simple visual inspection every time you grill can seriously cut down on this risk.

If you have a grill fire that does damage to your home, we are here to help. You can call us any time, day or night, to have a quick response from our restoration experts.

DO you have a completed ERP?

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of ERP App Download the App today!

We have a program called ERP (Emergency Ready Profile). It’s a profile we put together in case of an emergency in your home or business. It’s good for employees, babysitters, or house sitters. The profile is designed to help people that have an emergency occur in their property. For example, if you have water damage, and you need to shut off your water supply, the profile will show a picture of what the shut off looks like, and a description of where it’s at. It will also have contact information in case the homeowner or building manager is not available.

WHY SERVPRO? We offer this FREE profile to anyone. All we need is just a little of your time, and we can make you better prepared for any type of emergency or disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Rapid City 605-388-3000!

Increase Your Preparedness Before Severe Weather Strikes | SERVPRO® of Rapid City

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

person on a white tablet using weather alert app If your home has been impacted by storm damage, SERVPRO of Rapid City will respond quickly to assist in any repairs.

When a thunderstorm is in the area, it is difficult to determine how much damage will be done. Storms can be unpredictable in their patterns, causing severe damage in one area and no damage in another. For this reason, it is important to always be prepared when storms are in the forecast, as you never know what the outcome will be.

By being aware of weather notice terms, making sure your household is ready and having reliable access to weather updates, you can be as prepared as possible for a severe storm to come through the area.

Be Aware of Weather Notice Terms

The notices issued by local weather officials are a helpful way to receive pertinent information regarding your threat level and the next steps to take toward safety. The issuance of a severe weather watch means to stand by and stay informed—conditions point to severe weather occurring, but it has not yet begun. When a severe weather warning is issued, that means that severe weather is active in the area and you should take the appropriate actions to get to safety and stay in place.

Make Sure Your Household Is Ready

While you may not think of an emergency kit as something you use during storms, it is actually a great thing to have on hand. Electricity will often go out, making non-perishable food, filtered water, flashlights and batteries must-haves. It is also wise to make sure you have simple medical supplies handy. You should also designate a safe spot to hunker down while the storm is in your area, such as a bathroom or ground floor hallway, to protect your family from the elements.

Have Reliable Access to Weather Updates

Though our cell phones have revolutionized the way we receive news and important updates about the world, they are not as useful in the event of severe weather. Because cell reception can be faulty during severe weather and electrical outages can render phones without a full charge useless, it is best to have another way to access weather updates. A NOAA Weather Radio is a smart solution for this that you can keep in your disaster kit at all times.

If your home has been impacted by storm damage, we are here for you. You can contact us 247 to get a quick response to your home’s damages.