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The Arrival of a Winter Wonderland | SERVPRO® of Rapid City

11/28/2022 (Permalink)

< img src =”thermometer.jpg” alt = "side by side view of a hot and cold thermometer " > If you experience damage due to a winter storm, call SERVPRO of Rapid City. We have the experience and equipment for any issue.

Can you believe we are entering the winter season already? It seems like we just conquered last winter’s snow and cold temperatures!

We aren’t strangers to the brutal weather that plagues the Midwest, so we certainly know how to stay safe and warm throughout the season here in Rapid City. It is important to prepare your home now so you are ready to tackle the snow, ice and sleet that is certainly headed our way soon.

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Get ready because it is predicted to be a cold one this season! As usual, we are expected to experience a cold and snowy winter. Other parts of the United States may have a milder season than normal.

While these predictions can vary from time to time, it is always best to prepare for the worst and hope for the best! We can make it through this chilly season together.

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We are grateful that we get to experience all four seasons here in the Midwest, even during the chilliest parts of the winter season. Our flatter landscape allows for quickly changing conditions and can produce whiteout and blizzard situations easily.

When that happens, travel can be affected and major roadways like I-90 are known to shut down for extended periods of time. Staying safe during these situations is always the most important part of this time of year.

<h3measures-during-wintertime">Protective Measures During Wintertime

Since there are so many different kinds of weather that can affect us here in Rapid City, it is best to be prepared for anything at any time. Blizzards, ice storms and snow can impact travel and work plans quickly.

You should have at least one reliable way to get weather alerts that doesn’t require electricity, like a battery-operated weather radio, stored in your safe shelter location. A fully stocked emergency and medical kit should also be there, along with some canned food.

You never know how long a particular winter storm will last, and it is important to have access to food while you wait for the roads to clear and power to come on.

Are your windows and doors weatherproof? If not, you can be exposed to unwanted moisture, mold growth and a higher energy bill.

Dedicate an afternoon outside to cleaning out your gutters, removing debris from your roof and shutting off water access to your spigots. If you leave them turned on, any water inside the piping system will freeze, expand and potentially burst.

We are ready for you, South Dakota winter! Know that we are just a phone call away if you need assistance. Our 247 emergency response ensures that your SERVPRO of Rapid City team is always here for you when you need us.

If you experience damage in a winter storm, call us. We have the experience and equipment to get your home back to normal.

Employee Spotlight - SERVPRO of Rapid City

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Rapid City updated team photo SERVPRO of Rapid City updated team photo

We keep growing and felt it was time to update our Group Photo.

L to R Back Row:  David Peters, Brittany Rambo, Jessica Digmann, Teresa Bauer, Brian Tucker, Randy Brunsen, Michael Butzen, Mario Kursave, Jesse Bauer.

L to R Front Row:  Hailey Thorson, Tawnee Barry, Kim Goodwin/Peters, Chelcey Sheilds Barnes, Chris Burks, Shay Christy, Herb Weidmann

With every water, fire, or flood comes a flood of emotions. There is a certain amount of uncertainty, and a loss of control. It can be your home, business or your belongings that have  become damaged you don't just want things to be clean. You want your life back, as well. You look to us, SERVPRO of Rapid City, to handle the situation.

Our team takes to the streets, every hour of every day. Proving that wherever there's a house full of water, or an office filled with smoke, there is also a van full of clean. SERVPRO of Rapid City can make it "Like it never even happened." 

Getting Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

Employee holding miniature house and bundle of keys A clean smelling home sells faster!

Getting Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor

It's obvious to a non-smoker when a home smells like cigarettes.  The smell of tobacco and/or cigarette smoke and tar is stubborn because it "sticks" to all surfaces as it spreads through the air. So, how do you get rid of the cigarette odor? 

The short answer is that it's very difficult.  ALL surfaces in the home need to be scrubbed and deodorized, including the: flooring, walls, furniture, appliances, knick-knacks, and clothing. Even the air in the home needs to be deodorized during the process.  It's not an easy task, but the experts at SERVPRO® of Rapid City have done it many times and are more than willing to help you.  We have several techniques and a qualified crew to help you, help your customer sell their property faster.  Give us a call today at 605-388-3000 and help your customer start breathing easier about selling their home.