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Fire Restoration Services in Albert Lea?

Lightning strikes, faulty electrical cords, floating embers, and many other sources can cause fires to break out. SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea has been serving the commercial businesses and residents of the Austin and Albert Lea areas for many years. We take pride in the many fire, smoke, and soot clean up and restoration services we offer to return your property to preloss condition.

To learn more read our latest blog. 

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Water Leak Slip Hazard in Albert Lea?

It’s never a good sign when you step out of an elevator in Albert Lea and see water running across the parking garage floor, especially if there is the chance of motor oil mixing with the water, which can cause a major slip hazard for anyone coming in contact with it.

Fortunately, SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea has an emergency response team on call 24 hours a day to take care of unforeseen water damage emergencies like this parking garage scenario, and can typically be onsite within four hours of your call.

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Halloween Party Fire in Austin?

October is here, and that means lots of scary costumes and fun parties to attend. SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea wishes all of the residents in the Austin and Albert Lea communities a fun and safe Halloween this year. We have responded to many fire damage emergencies over the years and know what fires of all sizes can do to a home. Even in rooms not affected by the fire, smoke, smoke odor, and soot will cause damage to these areas as well.

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Disaster Recovery Team in Austin & Albert Lea?

Tornadoes are becoming a common occurrence in Minnesota. In 2018, a record number of fifteen were recorded on September 20th. These tornadoes landed in or around over eighteen different Minnesota towns and communities.  Austin and Albert Lea residents can rest easy knowing that SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea is uniquely positioned to help communities facing catastrophic storm damage through access to the nationwide Disaster Recovery Team.

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Fire Damage Restoration Services in Albert Lea?

SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea has been providing a variety of fire restoration and cleaning services to the Albert Lea community for years. Our team of highly trained technicians are certified in fire restoration to safely clean and restore household items damaged by fire. We will pretest your belongings to determine what can be restored to pre-fire condition and we use several methods of cleaning.

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Dirty Ducts in Austin?

Can you remember the last time you checked your facility's HVAC system? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), maintaining a healthy indoor environment in schools, whether they are open or not, is an important part of defensive cleaning related to the new coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

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Smoke detectors save lives in Austin

SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea is part of the community, so urgently wants your safety. If disaster strikes, call us at (507) 396-6644. Emergency service is available all day, every day.

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea is Faster to any size disaster.

This speed allows SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea to prevent additional damage, and to restore Austin homes and businesses to preloss conditions as much as possible.

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Broken Window in Albert Lea?

Property Crimes in Albert Lea

In a report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), there were 7.2 million property crime offenses reported in the United States in 2018 and 2639 property crimes reported in Albert Lea that year. The FBI report noted that violent crime decreased by 3.3 percent between 2017 and 2018. If your home or business experienced damage due to crime or trauma, SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea wants you to know that we have the specialized training, equipment, and experience to safely clean and restore the property damage caused by a crime.

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Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Austin & Albert Lea

Emergency situations usually call for quick reaction. In cases where a home or business structure in Austin & Albert Lea is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea is the fast response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied.

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Sharing the SERVPRO History in Austin & Albert Lea

SERVPRO of Albert Lea/Austin specializes in cleanup and restoration services in Austin & Albert Lea. We can make your fire, smoke, water, or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” 

What does SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea do?

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration
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CDC Guidelines for Disinfecting Your Home in Lea

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offers loads of information on what they currently know about the new coronavirus, COVID-19. On their website, you can find information on COVID-19, and topics on what they know about how the virus is spread, how to protect yourself, how to clean your home or facility, what to do if someone gets sick, social distancing, daily life, and coping strategies and many more. SERVPRO® of Austin Albert Lea wants Lea homeowners and business to know that we have been providing specialty cleaning services to safely clean biological pathogens similar to COVID-19 for years.

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Highly Trained Technicians in Albert Lea?

Did you know that our SERVPRO employees are required to undergo a fifteen-day training course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility and pass an exam when they begin working for us? SERVPRO® of Austin Albert Lea wants the residents and commercial business owners of Austin to know that we take pride in our commitment to training education to provide our community with the highest level of service. We also encourage team members to become certified in:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
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Mold Mitigation in Blue Earth?

After we inspect and access the mold damage, we will use advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment to remediate the damage by:

  • Mold containment
  • Air filtration
  • Removal of mold-infested materials
  • Content cleaning
  • Restoration

Call Us

If you have a mold concern, SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 507-396-6644. We’ll clean and restore your mold damage in Blue Earth “Like it never even happened.”

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Reconstruction Services in Austin?

Many times, property damage claims involve a series of restoration and reconstruction services to restore the property to pre-damage condition. SERVPRO® of Austin Albert Lea wants commercial business owners in Austin to know that we can simplify the building and reconstruction process by handling both the initial damage restoration process and the rebuilding process. When rebuilding services are required, we can supervise a full range of reconstruction services including board up, drywall removal, repair and installation, electrical, HVAC services, roofing services, painting, floor repair, temporary fencing, carpet repair and installation and a whole compliment of specialized restoration services for fine art, document drying, dry cleaning and more.

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Don’t let a wet floor stress you out in Austin & Albert Lea

Any type of damage inside of a house can be frustrating but one of the more stressful situations is a residential flood. In the middle of a disaster such as a flooded home in Austin & Albert Lea, it can be hard to figure out where to start when it comes to cleaning up and restoring the damaged area. That is where SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea comes in. We are ready to help when called and we are highly trained in property damage restoration and in this case, water damage specifically

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Austin & Albert Lea Can Count on Us

Around River City, we love how the water flows, but not on the floors or down the walls.

If water threatens to damage a home or business, SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea is Here to Help®

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea arrives quickly (Faster to any size disaster) to remove standing water and hidden moisture. We also have dryers that prevent further water damage or new damage from microbial growth (including mold).

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Water Intrusion in Blue Earth?

According the United Stated Geological Service (USGS), water intrusion is caused when water from a source outside the structure finds its way inside. Broken pipes, rainfall, snowmelt, underground streams, and flooding all can contribute to water intrusion. Water damage, especially standing water, can cause expensive structural damage if left untreated too long as the water will have been given the opportunity to seep into baseboards, absorb into drywall and weaken wooden beams and framing, etc. SERVPRO® of Austin Albert Lea wants the residents of Blue Earth to know that our highly trained water restoration technicians can be onsite within four hours of your call to begin the mitigation process. 

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Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in Austin & Albert Lea

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.

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We Repair Storm Damage to Commercial Businesses in Albert Lea

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. 

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SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea battles storm damage

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.

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Austin, Albert, and Lea Area Businesses Rely On Us for Proactive Cleaning and Sanitization Services!

We are living in historic times. Keeping our businesses and homes disinfected and sanitized has never been more critical to protecting our health and welfare. SERVPRO® of Austin Albert Lea wants Austin commercial businesses and homeowners to know that we have the specialty training and have years of experience dealing with biological pathogens - including strains of coronavirus similar to the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Our technicians are required to attend initial, demanding training and continuing education courses to stay current on technological advances and industry standards.

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SERVPRO of Mason City, Austin, and Albert Lea works for the Mason City area

Don’t wait for an emergency. SERVPRO of Mason City/Austin/Albert Lea can help business owners reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 – for themselves, their employees, and the community at large. Schedule a proactive deep cleaning today.

We will clean and disinfect electronics, frequently contacted surfaces, and both porous and nonporous materials.

We’re available 24/7

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Barbeque Fire Damage in Austin?

SERVPRO®of Austin & Albert Leawants Austin residents to know that we have years of experience dealing with fire damage losses and no job is too big or too small. Our firedamage restoration specialistswill work with your insurance company and help you with the paperwork and process.

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SERVPRO has designed their services to be open and flexible to take on any task, no matter what size the damage or structure is. Our franchises in Mason City and Austin and Albert Lea are prepared, and have been for quite some time, to take on “the big one” whenever that job appears. We have connections to a Storm Team, a Large Loss Team, and an Extreme Team that can help get us what we need to produce quality work in a timely fashion at any size disaster.

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Property Damage in Albert Lea?

According to a report produced by the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), property damage related to fireworks amounted to $105 million in direct property damage in the U.S. in 2018. SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea wants commercial business owners in Austin to know that if you experience any form of property damage we want to help, and we have years of restoration experience to serve your needs.

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Except the Unexpected

Summertime presents us with great weather, opportunities for family reunions, and more time with the family in general.  During this time, especially during a pandemic, entertaining your family during the summer can be a lot of fun!  From grilling your favorite summertime meal, to setting off fireworks at night, summertime involves a lot of activities that can become dangerous if safety measures are not in place and adhered to. 

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SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea tells water damage to dry up

SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea is Here to Help® when water damage swamps Austin & Albert Lea homes or businesses. We are available for emergencies 24 hours a day, no matter what the day. That means we start water extraction – perhaps even before the water has a chance to permanently damage a building or the residents’/ businesses’ belongings. Call us as soon as you notice the water emergency.

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SERVPRO of Austin and Lea can’t control teenagers, but it can control water damage

Whether the floor is soaked down to the ceiling below, or an entire building is flooded, count on SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea to arrive in time to assess and stop damage. Water can swell and warp wood, damage linoleum or tile, and crumble drywall or plaster. When water has more time to soak into structures, it has time to cause more damage. SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea has state-of-the-art equipment and training to extract much more water than bath towels (or even industrial-size mops) can. Technicians measure the indoor humidity so they can track down and remove hidden moisture with dehumidifiers and dryers.

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Hail Damage in Albert Lea?

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.

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Fire Safety Prevention in Albert Lea?

According to data published by the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), sixty-nine percent of home fires happened between 2013 and 2017. The highest cause of home fires was cooking. SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea wants you to know that we are experienced fire restoration specialists with years of experience mitigating fire damage in the Austin area.

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Broken Window in Albert Lea?

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning

After the police have finished processing the crime scene, there may be chemicals and blood, or other biohazard contaminants left behind that require special handling, removal, cleaning, disinfecting, sanitization, and odor removal including:

  • Fingerprint residue and other evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants
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Mold on the wall in the basement

The ground surrounding a home in Albert Lea, MN  They had been watering their lawn too much and the water has gone through the foundation causing wet drywall and lots of mold.

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Smoke Alarms Can Save Lives in Austin & Albert Lea

Fire spreads fast once it is started so SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea wants to remind you that smoke detectors (smoke alarms) can help save lives in your Austin & Albert Lea home. An alarm alerts you that danger is present giving you time to get out.

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Kitchen Fire Safety in Austin & Albert Lea

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea recognizes that over half of home fires start in the kitchen. Some kitchen fires start out small enough that you might be able to put them out easily. By being proactive, you can save yourself and others from fire and smoke injuries in your Austin & Albert Lea home. 

Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside the home.

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Fire Risks In Austin & Albert Lea

Top Causes of Fires in Austin & Albert Lea : 

  • Candles. SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea  has more information here.
  • Cooking.  Kitchen fires are the leading cause of home fire injuries and home fire damage
  • Electrical. Use all electrical equipment according to the directions 
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SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Is Here To Help When Water Damages Your Property

If your home or business in Austin & Albert Lea has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on dry area before you turn on the electric power
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Staying Safe With Flash Floods

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.

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Water Damage in Your Austin & Albert Lea Area Home

Any type of damage inside of a house can be frustrating but one of the more stressful situations is a residential flood. In the middle of a disaster such as a flooded home in Austin & Albert Lea, it can be hard to figure out where to start when it comes to cleaning up and restoring the damaged area. That is where SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea comes in.