What’s That Smell? | SERVPRO® of Rapid City
If you experience an odor or any other damage inside your home, call SERVPRO of Rapid City day or night.
Recovering from a disaster is easy when you call SERVPRO of Rapid City! We can handle any home damage you encounter, and we work hard to ensure your project is completed to your satisfaction. In addition to our restoration services, we can also provide your home or business with odor removal!
In the aftermath of a home disaster, it can be easy to overlook any lingering odors. Some may be mild, and others may be hard to place, which makes them that much harder to successfully remove.
Regardless of the odor problem you have, your SERVPRO team is up to the task. Learn more about our odor removal process below!Possible Odor Removal Techniques
Home disasters can produce a wide variety of odors from airborne chemicals, gasses or tiny particles in the air. In order to successfully remove the odor, our team tackles it with a few different approaches.
Some of these include:
Masking agents. While we work on identifying the source of the odor and focus on creating a plan, we can apply a masking agent that helps make the environment more pleasant for all of us.
Filtration agents. We can also use our filtration compounds that can actually suck the smell right out of your carpets, furniture and even the air you breathe.
Disinfectants and sanitizers. We can also tackle the smell with professional disinfectants to ensure that the space is free of bacteria or fungus that could encourage the smell to return.The Steps of Our Odor Removal Process
1. Remove the source. We can only remove the entire odor if we know exactly where the odor is coming from! Once we locate the source, we remove it from your home and also take out anything that it affected.
2. Clean residue from surfaces. The job is not complete without sanitization! Any part that is not fully cleaned could introduce bacteria back into the area and start the smell all over again.
3. Recreate the odor-causing conditions. This thorough step allows us to recreate the original environment that caused the smell in the first place. We employ deodorizers that help indicate if we have left any particles behind.
4. Seal exposed surfaces. Troublesome projects might require this step if the odor is really extensive or our other methods are not cost-effective. We can completely seal off the affected area to prevent the scent from traveling.
No matter what your odor problem is, we are here for you! No job is too big or too small for your SERVPRO of Rapid City team. Give us a call today to make sure your home returns to its cozy, fresh scent.
If you experience an odor or other damage inside your home or business, call us at any time, 24⁄7. We have the training and equipment to quickly get your property back in operation.
The Arrival of a Winter Wonderland | SERVPRO® of Rapid City
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.
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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 24⁄7 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
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
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.