Commercial Climate Control

Climate Control

Call Insight Restoration for full service climate control needs. We are available 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your climate control needs.

Heaters

If your business or home has had a heating system failure and you need to quickly install a temporary heating system call Insight Restoration for full service climate control. We have several different models to fit your needs. All heaters have thermostats to maintain your property at the temperature you desire, we also provide high amp extension cords, GFI’s and other equipment if needed.

Air Conditioning

If your business or home has had an AC system failure you need a temporary AC or chiller system installed call Insight Restoration. We have several different models to fit your needs. We have units that can handle a few rooms to entire buildings. Some units are meant to work in conjunction with desiccant dehumidifiers to offer pre or post cooling. All of our AC units have thermostats to maintain your property at the temperature that you desire.

Humidity Control

If your business or home is in need of humidity control call Insight Restoration, we offer full service humidity control to fit your needs our technicians will provide you with a drying plan for any situation. We have large energy efficient Titan HE Desiccant dehumidifiers as well as small portable units. Save time and money with Insight Restoration climate control.

Residential Mold Removal

For mold removal in Minneapolis/St Paul contact the experts at Insight Restoration.  Mold is resilient and can grow on nearly every type of surface.  Mold growth is commonly found in areas prone to excessive moisture or after a water damage event such as a flood, burst pipe, faulty HVAC unit etc.

Mold Exposure

Once mold growth has reached a point where it is visible to the human eye it will start emitting invisible clouds of material into the air.  These pieces of mold can cause allergies, infections, asthma and breathing problems.  To avoid these health problems, you must keep your home and property as free as possible of excessive moisture.  Our expert technicians at Insight Restoration have the experience and knowledge to inspect and form a remediation plan to safely remove and dispose of the contaminated materials to keep you and your family safe.

Dangerous Mold

Molds are microorganisms and they are found everywhere.  They can grow on almost anything. If there is enough moisture present inside your home/property mold can grow very quickly. Molds will look like a furry growth, splotchy stains of black, white, orange, green, pink or brown.  These molds produce mycotoxins that can affect humans and animals.  When enough water is introduced to an indoor space, bacteria and fungi begin to grow excessively.  Even with frequent air exchanges they can continue to contaminate the air you breathe daily.

Proper Clean Up

It is important to have your cleanup project performed by highly trained, certified and licensed professionals.  Contact Insight Restoration in Minneapolis/St Paul for your mold remediation project.  We will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of the mold damage that has been sustained by your property, an estimate of the cost and a time frame for the repairs.

Document Restoration


(Photo: Portable Vacuum Freeze-Dryer)

Often the most precious possessions people have are their pictures and documents. Quickly assess what types and quantity of items you want to save. Call Insight Restoration for help and we can work with you to develop a quick plan. It is not uncommon for people to have large quantities of documents that they want saved mixed with ones that they don’t need. Instead of taking days assessing which documents belong in which category just freeze all of them. Once frozen mold growth, sticking and bleeding will stop. This will give you a chance to deal with your structure first and then deal with sorting your documents and getting them dried. Once frozen and maintained at below zero documents, books, drawings etc. can be stored for as long as needed until they are vacuum freeze dried. This is why quick freezing of items is so important.

Mold spores can spread throughout the structure and cause growth problems in previously unaffected areas. If you see mold growth on any wet documents, you should try to isolate the documents as soon as possible. If the volume is more than you can handle, it may be easier to isolate the room instead.

We have portable vacuum freeze dyers to come to your location, if for some reason the documents cannot be taken off site.

When water disasters strike we know it can be a very hectic time but there are a few things you can do to help mitigate the problems.

FAQ

Documents:

What are the first steps I should take?

Often the most precious possessions people have are their pictures and documents. Quickly assess what types and quantity of items you want to save. Call us for help and we can work with you to develop a quick plan. It is not uncommon for people to have large quantities of documents that they want saved mixed with ones that could be destroyed. Instead of taking days assessing which documents belong in which category just freeze all of them. Once frozen mold growth, sticking and bleeding will stop. This will give you a chance to deal with your structure first and then deal with sorting your documents and getting them dried.

Should I try to remove the documents from their wet containers?

No… More damage may be caused due to improper handling of wet documents than the saturation event itself. Entire file, box or even filing cabinet can be placed in freezer. We can provide large portable freezers.

How likely is it that my documents can be restored?

As long as the documents are handled properly, dealt with in a timely manner and placed in a true “Vacuum” freeze drier, the likelihood of all documents being restored is very high!

Our chambers have a success rate of 100% with documents that were handled within 3 days of the damage event.

How long does it take for mold growth to occur?

Mold growth can occur in as little as 48-72 hours.

What should I do if I see mold growth?

Mold spores can spread throughout the structure and cause growth problems in previously unaffected areas. If you see mold growth on any wet documents, you should try to isolate the documents as soon as possible. If the volume is more than you can handle, it may be easier to isolate the room instead.

Once frozen how quickly do documents need to be dried?

Indefinite. Once frozen and maintained at below zero documents, books, drawings etc. can be stored for as long as needed until they are vacuum freeze dried. This is why quick freezing of items is so important.

Will documents with hand-written notations come out blurry or bleed?

No… Vacuum Freeze Drying uses a process called sublimation, which basically extracts the moisture out of the documents from a solid form directly into a gas form. Therefore, because written work is never put through a liquid form, there is no chance for bleeding. Same with printed materials, printed art and printed pictures. Even those printed in color are restorable.

Water Damaged Wood Floors

Water damage to wood floors can cause cupping, crowning, warping and buckling to the wood planks.  The first step is to determine if the wood floor is salvageable.  There are many types of wood flooring materials.  Generally, the higher the density of the material, the slower it absorbs water, however the denser the material the slower it will release the moisture. Likewise, the better the finish on the floor the less water it will have absorbed from a spill on top of it, however the longer it will take to dry. Insight’s trained experienced technicians will inspect and determine the best process to remove the elevated moisture in the flooring.

Drying Wet Wood Floors:

It is critical to remove moisture from wet floors in a timely manner.  The faster specialty drying equipment is installed onto your wood floors, the better your odds are to save the floor.  Insight Restoration will setup a custom drying plan based on your needs such as, setting up specialty vacuum panels to desiccant dehumidifiers, tenting of floors or stipple rolling the finish. Whether you have a small area of wood floor or an entire gym floor we have the knowledge and equipment to properly dry your floor.  The floors moisture content will be monitored until the floor is dry.  Specialty drying systems make it possible to successfully dry wood floors although it is common to have to refinish the floor once dry. The final result is a floor that is in as good or better condition than it was before the loss.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to pre-loss condition.  We are available throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your water damaged wood floors.

Water Heater Flood

A water heater can cause major damage.  When it develops a leak, it may not come rushing out all at once, most of the time it is a small leak that may go unnoticed for many days.  This small leak can turn into a total tank blow out causing major damage to your home or business. The heating element can stick on and boil the water inside of the water heater raising the pressure inside of the tank to extremely dangerous levels which should cause the relief valve to shoot out hot scalding water.  Even worse is if the relief valve does not activate and the pressure goes so high that the water heater explodes which of course can cause severe injury and certainly substantial damage to your building.

Drying after a water heater flood:

Insight Restoration has professional trained technicians that can inspect your property and create a drying plan based on your needs and the extent of the damage.  We utilize top industry drying technics and IICRC certified technicians to assist in water heater flood clean up. Since hot water soaks into materials much faster than cold water it often does more damage than a similarly sized standard water loss.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to a pre-loss condition.  We are available in the Minneapolis/St Paul area, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your water heater flood.

Water Damage Restoration

Insight Restoration serves all of Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding areas for water damage to your property.  We are available around the clock 24/7 with IICRC certified technicians to respond to all calls.  We will help to restore your property no matter the source of water. It may be from an appliance malfunction, toilet, sink or tub over flow, sump pump failure, natural disaster or other source. Our expert team is available to give you some peace of mind in this traumatic time.

Steps to Recovery:

When it comes to residential water restoration in Minneapolis/St Paul, Insight Restoration has the tools to get the job done in an efficient and professional manner.  Storms and mechanical system failures can cause water damage at unexpected times however Insight Restoration can restore and repair your property quickly.

First we will find the water source to stop further intrusion.  We will assess the damaged areas using moisture meters to determine the mitigation plan. The cleanup will begin with removal of all non-salvageable wet contents. We will work with you on what needs to be cleaned, put in storage or disposed of.  We will then begin the extraction, disinfection and placing of drying equipment to get the best air flow for the quickest drying time.  With our proven drying techniques, excellent drying equipment and our patented Titan HE desiccant dehumidifiers we can dry most structures with the least amount of demolition thus keeping the amount of reconstruction needed to a minimum.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work closely with your insurance company to provide all of the documentation, pictures and paperwork to make sure everything goes smoothly.  Drying buildings is our specialty so rest assured that we can handle all of your needs.  When you are looking for a company, our drying process has proven to be the best time and time again, look no further than Insight Restoration.  Contact us for 24/7/365 emergency service with certified trained water damage technicians to restore your property.

Smoke, Soot & Puff Back Removal

Property that remains after a fire may be damaged by smoke and soot.  A faulty fire place, chimney or closed damper may cause a puff back. Soot is an oily, visible substance, that can easily stain surfaces.  Not only is cleaning soot without proper equipment and knowledge a difficult task, improper cleaning can smear and “lock in” the soot making its removal almost impossible. Also, the soot tends to produce a pervasive smoke odor throughout your property. Insight Restoration’s professional technicians will provide you with a full assessment of the affected areas and develop an effective plan of action.

Cleaning Up Smoke, Soot & Puff Backs:

Insight Restoration has been restoring smoke, soot and puff back damaged homes and businesses for many years. Even if the fire is localized, smoke, soot and puff backs can travel throughout the entire home or business. This can affect the walls, ducts, vents, insulation, cabinets, carpet, upholstery, drapes, furniture, all contents and personal belongings. Insight will thoroughly clean all surfaces and contents. We will also completely deodorize your property to remove any lingering smoke odor.

Proper Clean Up

It is important to have your cleanup project performed by highly trained, certified and licensed professionals. Insight Restoration provides such professionals. We will provide you with: a comprehensive assessment of the smoke/soot damage that has been sustained by your property, an estimate of the costs and a time frame for the repairs.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to a pre-loss condition.  We are available in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your smoke, soot or puff back removal.

 

Sink & Toilet Overflow

Clogs can occur in the main line or one of the secondary lines which can cause a backup or water damage.  Insight Restoration has professionally trained technician’s ready 24/7 to serve you with fast and proper clean up in the event of a sink, bathtub or toilet overflow.

Commercial or Home Sink & Toilet Overflow:

Water from a sink or toilet over flow can contain viruses, bacteria, and many other contaminants. If not promptly and properly cleaned up it can cause more problems such as diseases and mold growth.  Insight Restoration uses quality decontamination and containment techniques to restore your commercial building, business or home back to normal conditions as fast as possible.  We utilize state of the art drying equipment and our knowledgeable staff will help you to have a seamless restoration process.  Your property will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to prevent any antimicrobial growth.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Contact Insight Restoration for the removal and safe cleanup of your sink and toilet overflow to ensure you, your family or your employees are safe from potential health dangers.  We are available throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your sink and toilet overflow clean up.

Water Damage from Ice Dams

Ice dams can cause water to intrude into your home.  When an ice dam forms it is typically at the outer edge of the roof. The dam causes water to build up behind it which then migrates up under your shingles and into your home. It will enter your home affecting the inside of wall cavities and attic insulation.  In severe occasions the intrusion can cause major leaks and effect large areas with water damage if it is not removed.  The professionally trained technicians at Insight Restoration will assess and provide a custom drying plan based on your needs.

Common signs of an ice dam:

  • Ice buildup on the edge of your roof
  • Ice buildup on the gutters and ice more than 1 inch thick can cause problems
  • Ice behind the gutters on the fascia side
  • Ice through the soffit vents or soffit itself
  • Ice on the siding of the exterior wall surface
  • Ice inside or around the windows or door frames
  • Water staining on ceilings adjacent to exterior walls

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to a pre-loss condition.  We are available throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your water damage needs from an ice dam.

House Fire Cleanup

Insight Restoration provides IICRC certified clean up services to Minneapolis/St Paul families who have suffered from a house fire.  Whether you have experienced a small electrical fire or large house fire the experts at Insight Restoration will respond and restore your property to pre-loss conditions and ensure your belongings are clean and safe to use.

Fire Cleanup Steps:

Insight Restoration will be with you every step of the way.  Our fire restoration services include but are not limited to the following.

  • Emergency board up and temporary fencing
  • 24/7 onsite temporary security for your property
  • Emergency water removal and pre-clean to prevent further damage
  • Professional evaluation of the property structure and contents
  • Smoke damage cleanup
  • Soot removal
  • Odor control services
  • Contents inventory, cleaning and storage
  • Structural restoration
  • Coordination with your insurance company

We will Handle all of your Needs:

As an IICRC certified restoration company, Insight Restoration works with all insurance companies and property management firms.  We uphold the highest standards of property fire restoration, ensuring the health and safety of you and your family following a house fire.  Helping to restore your property quickly and safely is our number one concern.  If you have suffered a fire loss at your property let us assist you 24/7.