Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm caused Flood in Albert Lea, MN

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Experiencing a water loss can be a tough time for you and your family. It is important to not worry and that help can be provided to get your home back to pre loss condition. First thing you want to do is focus on limiting damage. Make sure the source of the water loss is turned off. If you are not sure what is causing it, call a professional company like SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea and inform us of your problem and we will have our trained and certified technicians on the way to help immediately. 

Once the loss has been contained, our crew will began extracting the water. The longer the water sits, the more damage it will start to cause. Once the water is extracted, SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea will start to place air movers and other drying equipment in your home or business to get it completely dried and prepare for the rebuild process. 

A lot of time depending on the size of the loss, you might want to reach out to your insurance company and get them involved, that way you are 100% sure what they will cover. Sometimes if the water loss is a smaller loss it is best to handle out of pocket to prevent an increase in rates with your insurance provider. Here at SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea we know it is very important to get thing back to normal in your home or business. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened." Call us at 507-396-6644. 

SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hail Damage in Albert Lea?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

A person is shown holding a handful of large hailstones. We are storm damage restoration specialists in Austin!

Storm Repair Specialists

Minnesota has already seen some pretty significant weather events this year. In June severe storms created golf ball to baseball-sized hail, wind gusts over 60 miles per hour, and tornadoes. Thunderstorms have been bringing lightning strikes to the state and in a town south of Albert Lea an apartment complex was struck by lightning, causing a small fire to break out. SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea wants you to know that we have the specialized training, equipment, and experience to safely clean and restore any size storm damage. Our technicians are trained to perform a variety of fire, water, and other damage cleanup and repair services and are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC), for the following specialties:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us

Property damage caused by storms in the Albert Lea area is common, and SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea wants you to know that we are on call 24 hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 507-396-6644. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea battles storm damage

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

dark clouds and lightning over a city Thunderstorms can’t win against SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea

The people who own and work at SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea are part of the community; they know what summer storms can do. The combination of high humidity and warm air makes thunderstorms more likely in the summer than at other times of the year, with the most likely dangers being lightning strikes and flash floods.

If a storm causes damage to Albert Lea homes or businesses, SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea has the help you need.

We are very aware that whether a storm damages one room or an entire building, the damage is a crisis for the people who live in the homes or who own the businesses. SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea therefore has 24-hour emergency service.  Call us at (507) 396-6644 for an immediate response, even on weekends and holidays.

Our technicians have training in rescuing storm-damaged buildings and personal or business belongings. They clean, disinfect, and restore property to preloss condition.  For floods, SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea removes water before it can cause additional damage. If lightning strikes cause fires, they get rid of the damage from smoke and soot. In all cases, they bring the training and equipment to clean, disinfect and restore not just the floors and walls, but the carpets, upholstery, electronics, and documents.

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea is always available in an emergency as well as to answer questions any time. Call (507) 396-6644.


SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea is independently owned and operated.


We Repair Storm Damage to Commercial Businesses in Albert Lea

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Turbulent river waters are shown flooding its bank. Snowmelt and rain cause flooding in Austin.

Property Damage Happens

Weather can wreak havoc on your home or business at any time. Storms, flash floods, hail, rain, lightning strikes, tornadoes, high winds, snow, even mudslides can cause damage that can become costly if not mitigated quickly. Austin and Albert Lea residents can rest easy knowing that SERVPRO® of Austin Albert Lea has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From the moment you call, we will be on site in four hours or less to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We can even help with the insurance paperwork and will follow the entire restoration process through to completion. We offer many restoration services for fire, water, storm, mold and biohazard damage emergencies to minimize disruption to your business. For instance, some repairs may require offsite storage of equipment and furniture, document drying and restoration, or cleaning, deodorizing and sanitization services. We are equipped to work on jobs of all sizes including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today

We take pride in our extraordinary customer service and professionalism we bring to every job, and  SERVPRO® of Austin Albert Lea is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 507-396-6644. We’ll take care of all of your commercial restoration needs in Albert Lea “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Austin Albert/Lea is Independently Owned and Operated.

Beware of Flash Flooding in Austin & Albert Lea

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding in a structure can occur through natural channels such as flash flooding or through the accumulation of water over a period of time from water line leaks/ruptures. Attacking this problem without professional help can become tedious and possibly dangerous in Austin & Albert Lea. When your home and/or business are affected by water damage, it is critical to act immediately to minimize cost and inconvenience. SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make the removal of water and the restoration of your property as organized and pain-free as possible. The drying process is timed and documented to ensure the job is done quickly and completely. Our hope is that we can make the entire unwanted experience “Like it never even happened,” and that we can continue to be your cleanup and restoration specialists in the future.

Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in Austin & Albert Lea

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

4 cartoon icons SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea is Here To Help when disaster strikes.

When disaster strikes…

For many, your home in Austin & Albert Lea represents a lifetime of hard work and a place where roots are important. It is where family gathers, and where your most endearing and important memories are made. When a disaster strikes; whether it be fire, storm, mold, or other water damage/flooding, it will likely be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. When these things happen and stress is high call us. Our professionalism and rapid response time, as well as our nonintrusive clean up and exit should do much to ease the burden you are bearing. SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea really does want to help you carry the load.

…we’ll be there to ease your burden.

Sharing a load to SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea means our work makes your situation more bearable. Twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week we are on call with equipment that is up-to-date, and people who are professional and efficient. Our goal is to keep you moving forward with as little worry as possible in Austin & Albert Lea. Please contact us online or at (507) 396-6644.