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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.

smoke alarm on ceiling of kitchen

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 
living room filling with water

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.