Winter is knocking on the door. Time to get ready for a typical St. Paul winter of 32 inches of rain and 52 inches of snow (or more.) While outside may be a beautiful winter wonderland, the inside of your home or business can become a major disaster if rain or snow gets in enough to cause water damage. To spot water damage faster, pay close attention to those areas of your home and business that are more likely to be damaged by unwanted and intrusive water.
Observe all of the doors and thresholds during a heavy rain or snow storm. Pooling water will quickly degrade the bottom of the door, which can lead to mildew, mold and rot. Maintain the insulated weather stripping by replacing it if it is torn or brittle. If the wooden door frame suffers damage, it can rot and weaken. This makes the entrance less secure, exposing your property to more damage. If there are 3 or 4 screws along the surface of your threshold, you may be able the threshold itself up to the weatherstripping on your door to help solve the problem.
Invest in two high quality door mats – an impetitruble one for outside that collects as much grime as possible, and an absorbent one inside to protect the floor. Keep them clean so that they can keep the entire property cleaner and at less risk of being damaged by anything from the outside.
Window leaks can happen for a number of reasons, but generally the leaks are caused by poor installation or cracked window panes. If your windows are leaking, you have a significant problem and need to address it immediately. Depending on the state of the windows and panes, you may need to fully replace them before you can contact a water damage cleanup specialist.
Condensation is water that forms when warm, moist air hits a cooler surface. In St. Paul, we run the heaters non stop for months. Interior window condensation forms on the coldest surface in a room which is often the glass in a window. The resulting accumulation can degrade the surrounding porous surfaces. If you see signs of water damage on the walls, sills, or frames of windows, call ICC Restoration And Cleaning Services to assess and cleanup the water damage immediately.
No matter where your mudroom is, watch out for common areas of water damage.
Uninsulated (or under insulated) mudrooms with plumbing must be protected from freezing temperatures and broken pipes Wherever laundry facilities are located, there is a high possibility of leakage and spillage from the washing machine. Check the connections often.
When your mudroom is in the basement, look out for any excess water: from the walls, up from the drain, backed up from the sump pump. If you feed the pets in the mudroom, used rubber backed mats for the water dishes. Don’t allow water to splash and puddle in the same place; overtime this will damage the floor.
If you keep cleaning tools here, be sure that steam cleaners, mop buckets and cleaning rags are dry before you store them. For example, don’t clean up the snow and then lean a wet sponge mop against the drywall. Make sure bins and storage containers are well ventilated so that wet clothing (snow boots, gloves and hats) can dry quickly.
Winter Water Damage Cleanup In St. Paul
With ICC Restoration, you can be sure that the team will find, correct and restore any signs of winter water damage. Years of experience drying hardwood floors, plaster walls, tile and concrete ensure your items will be well cared for. State-of-the-art drying procedures help minimize potential health hazards that can be caused by water damage. Expert contents restoration may include removal, drying and storage of your contents at a secure climate-controlled storage facility, as required.
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Melisa did such a great job and was so professional and nice. It really helped with the issues I was dealing with. Thanks Again!
- Janell, Waconia
Thank you for everything. You have been more than accommodating to me throughout this nightmare. I couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.
- Laura, Woodville, WI
I just can’t thank you enough for making our “water damage ordeal” go away so quickly. Your ability to organize subcontractors and the ICC crews is truly amazing, Mom and I are delighted to be back and settled into our little casa. Your genuine warmth and caring are truly gifts that you bring to your work. You are so appreciated!
- Jane, Stillwater
Thank you for sending Jake to my home. He was the most respectful young man I have ever met. He left my home very clean and he was very knowledgeable.
- Carolyn, White Bear Lake
The project manager did a great job communicating. He was so nice and did a great job checking in with us. Working with ICC was the best part of the flood. The crews really went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. The job could not have gone better.
- Nick & Abbie, Chanhassen
I don’t think your company performed work at Derek’s home as there was minimal damage, he called me today and thanked me profusely for referring ICC to him. He was very impressed with the rep that came to his house and the honesty and helpful advice he gave him about clean up and that it may not be in his best interest to file a claim. He is the type of customer that appreciates good service and will remember it and refer others. Thanks again for ICC’s help.
- Kimberley (Insurance Agent)
Thank you for such AMAZING service!
- Barbara (Insurance Agent), Rochester
ICC turned a really bad experience into a good one. We are very happy with all of the work that was done. They did a great job explaining the claims process.
- Linda, Oakdale
The crews were very professional and communicated well. They were great also about cleaning up after themselves. We would use ICC again. The crews were always on top of the process, which allowed the repairs to go smoothly.
- Church Representative, Edina
Erick did an excellent job explaining the process. We thought that everyone was very professional. They explained everything very well and followed through with everything. Communication could not have been better. I am very happy with my services.
- Gary, Osceola, WI
Our project manager was great to work with; he explained things well and answered all of our questions. Our coordinator also did a good job. Working with ICC was easy. Communication was wonderful and the crews were very professional. We would use ICC again in a heartbeat.
- Angie & Fran, Hudson, WI
The lead technician was great and explained things over the phone very well. I was very impressed. The crews were better than expected and very professional. ICC was extremely responsive; I was out of state and was so impressed with how they kept me informed.
- Jim & Cheryl, Victoria
I was very happy with all the crews at ICC. I had great experience and would not hesitate to work with ICC again should the need arise. Everyone there really knows what they are doing.
- Jerry, Cottage Grove
Dealing with the fire was a very upsetting time. ICC was able to get out to my home quickly and really helped reassure me that everything would be fine. ICC worked very well with my insurance company. I could not have been happier with the whole process. I know I asked a ton of questions and Mark was great about answering them all.
- Karen, St. Croix Falls, WI
The crews were always on time for their appointments. Our job went very well. I am so thankful for everyone at ICC and the excellent work they did.
- Michelle, Shoreview
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- Connie, Edina
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- Kevin, Maple Grove
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- Patricia, Hudson, WI
The technicians were extremely detailed. I immediately felt like I was in great hands. They were also very calming, always on time and communicated well.
- Sally, Excelsior
The technicians were very good at explaining what was going to take place. They answered all of my questions in great detail. Everyone was very sympathetic to my situation and genuinely cared.
- Anita, St. Anthony
Our project manager payed great attention to detail and had excellent customer service. He was very compassionate and really cared about what we were going through. ICC was wonderful to work with. The crews were very professional and thorough.
- Brian & Jill, Woodbury
I was very pleased with the whole process. Everything went so much smoother than I expected. ICC really helped make it easy.
- Jackie, Woodbury
The crews were very professional and communicated very well. They responded very quickly to our phone calls and always made sure we knew what was going on.
- Robert, Maplewood
Thank you for the wonderful inspection findings and THANK YOU for your professionalism. So much appreciated.
- Carol, Burnsville
My project manager did a great job and was really nice to work with. My coordinator did a great job keeping me informed about the process as well. ICC was wonderful to work with; they were all very professional and treated my home well. The quality of the work done was impressive and I would definitely use them again.
- Paul, Maplewood
I was impressed by the short time it took for the clean up crew to make arrangements to meet me even though we were outside of the metro area.
- Karen, Osceola, WI
As the coordinator of facilities and grounds for the State’s fourth largest school district I am involved is a lot of activities and unfortunately some are emergencies in nature. This includes fire, floods, sewer backups and natural disasters. Thankfully this does not happen often but when it does I rely on a restoration company’s specialists who have the knowledge and equipment to quickly clean and restore the affected area of the building or grounds…
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