Northfield Restoration Services
Located 43 miles south of Minneapolis, the ever growing city of Northfield, originally platted in 1856, was one of Minnesota’s early agricultural hubs. One of the few reminders of the earliest days is Malt-O-Meal’s local operation. With more than 20,000 residents, Northfield has continuously seen an increase in population from it’s earliest days.
Home to two colleges, St. Olaf College and Carleton, the town sees a rise in population during the academic year. Residents and local students can enjoy the town square which has a handful of shops, statues, and a fountain. Infamously, a bank robbery in 1876 was attempted by Jesse James, which is now a museum near the town square.
Northfield Water Damage Cleanup
Some important things to consider as a property owner or property manager:
- What is the source of the loss? Not all losses are covered by insurance
- Do you have sewage backup insurance? Usually, sewage backup is an additional expense
- Do you have drain tile or a sump pump? If so, it’s good to test functionality frequently
- Do you know who to call for Northfield Water Damage Cleanup?
- Can you waterproof your property?
- Is your landscaping graded away from your property?
What to Do
The first thing we recommend is to hire an experienced professional. Water damage restoration is usually a more extensive process than what meets the eye. Customers can take a DIY approach to flooded basements, but we will be here to help 24/7/365.
An initial inspection will be performed to get a “game plan”. Once the plan is established, mitigation will begin right away. After explaining the extent of the damage, we will begin moving your contents to a safe location or to our content restoration facility, if needed. Now that the obstacles have been removed, water extraction can begin and unsalvageable flooring will be removed. Next, we address the extent of water damage on the walls. The amount of damage will be different at each property and each loss. Again, we will remove any unsalvageable materials that will hamper the drying process.
Once the walls are addressed, Service Restoration will set commercial grade drying equipment. Using a spare bedroom fan or basement dehumidifier you have will not have the required air movement or moisture draw required to dry out your property and avoid secondary damage. Read more below:
Drying Equipment – Commercial vs. Residential
Home dehumidifiers often remove between 20-30 pints of moisture per day compared to 120+ for commercial grade equipment. Another example, a standard oscillating fan has roughly 1,850 CFM (cubic feet per minute) of air movement. One of our commercial grade air movers has over 2,800 CFM. Usually, multiple air movers are needed per affected room. The amount of dehumidifiers per room or per job again depends on the size of the loss, extent of the damage, layout of the property, and the drying conditions. The drying process is based on size of loss, amount of damaged area, and layout of affected rooms.
Next, using moisture meters, Service Restoration will monitor the drying process to ensure equipment is removed as the drying process commences in each affected area. Certain rooms may have equipment run for more days due to multiple variables. Northfield water damage is not necessarily a straight forward process. Hiring the right company is not always straight forward either. Finding a company with experience and a great reputation is important to making sure your property is taken care of. Once the materials in your property has achieved EMC (equilibrium moisture content), the equipment in those areas is removed. Following the successful dry out, we work directly with your insurance provider to eliminate billing headaches. Using a third party billing software, prices are fair and have been agreed to by multiple parties.
Locally Owned and Operated
As a Locally Owned and Operated restoration company providing Northfield water damage service, residents and property owners can rest easy knowing that Service Restoration uses the most advanced technology and equipment, while keeping the locally operated feel. Usually, national franchises invest more in their systems and processes to provide a compared to locally owned businesses due to capital resources. However, our focus has been on our people, systems, and technology to offer than quality of service that our customers deserve. Our staff is available 24/7/365 for all commercial and residential losses. Learn more about our following services:
Proud to be IICRC Certified
Service Restoration is proud to be IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration helps educate firms to dry out properties and to do it correctly the first time. Any firm you hire for the services listed above should be IICRC certified, as it’s an industry standard.
Certified Restoration Specialists
Service Restoration is a IICRC Certified Firm with
Technicians Certified by the IICRC with a Triple Master Designation
Water damage can occur due to a variety of reasons such as natural disasters, leaking pipes, or sewage backups. It’s an issue that requires immediate