Lead Removal

Insight Restoration is an EPA certified firm.  Our professional technicians are certified renovators who have completed the EPA approved training requirements.

Here is the website link for the EPA’s lead regulations:


 EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.

Home or Business Lead Removal:

In general, any activity that disturbs paint in pre 1978 buildings is included.  Our professional and certified technicians will perform surface testing (on all surfaces to be affected by the work) to determine if lead is present.  We will prepare the area for safe working conditions.  A controlled environment will be established to prevent cross contamination.

We will Handle all of your Lead Removal Needs:

Contact Insight Restoration for the removal and safe cleanup of your lead 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 lead removal.

Insulation Removal

Water damage, mold and rodent infestation often require insulation to be removed so that the damages can be contained and repaired.  When attic insulation has been contaminated, it requires skilled technicians with the proper equipment to remove the insulation.   Infestations of rodents can spread diseases and also cause structural damage.  Water damaged insulation can contain mildew.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Contact Insight Restoration and we will provide you with a safe remediation plan to solve the problem while keeping your property and family safe from the spread of contaminates.  We are available throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your insulation removal needs.

Home Watch Service

Home Watch is known by many names:  house watch, house check, home concierge, caretaker, absentee home service, property watch and many more; regardless of the name, a home watch service performs scheduled inspections of vacant properties while the owner is away.

Home Watch Partnership:

When you partner with Insight restoration we monitor the interior and exterior of your home weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or a term of your choice.  We work with you to develop a custom list of items to be reviewed and tasks to be performed during your absence.

What we Provide:

Should our inspector find an issue or potential problem, we will immediately notify you.  From there, the issue can be solved by Insight Restoration with your direction on how you want to proceed.  By removing junk mail and changing lighting patterns we are showing a presence in the home.  Insight Restoration adds a level of security to a vacant property and provides a line of communication to the property owner.  We give you peace of mind during your absence.

Services Provided:

We provided custom built service packages. Below is a list of the main services we provide to our home watch program. If a problem occurs we will contact you immediately and promptly coordinate repairs.

Interior Home Watch:

  • Entrances / Window: In the event of theft, vandalism and/or forced entry, we will call 911 and contact you immediately.
  • Smoke Detectors: We will make sure all smoke detectors are operational. In the event of fire or smoke damage we will call 911 and contact you immediately.
  • Interior Water Leaks: We will check your home for possible water damage.
  • Refrigerator / Freezer: We will check for food spoilage, mildew accumulation or mechanical failure.
  • Furnace / AC: We will check and maintain the thermostat/humidistat to your desired seasonal settings.  A mechanical failure of your HVAC system can cause extensive water damage, frozen pipes, mold or other issues.
  • Water Heater: We will check to ensure that your water heater is working properly. We will check for water or gas leaks and confirm that the pilot light is lit.
  • Electrical Service:  In the event of a power failure we will monitor the length of the outage and coordinate with you regarding arranging temporary power to run; HVAC, refrigerator, sump pump etc. We will advise you of any other electrical issues we detect.
  • Faucets / Toilets / Plumbing: We will monitor for any overflows, odors, running water, dried gaskets, water damage, exposed pluming, cracks/leaks or any other pluming issues. We will keep “J” traps full to prevent sewer gas from entering home.
  • Cleanliness: We will check for stale odors, dust accumulation or any other issues with the home cleanliness.
  • Security Lamps / Timers: We will alternate lamps and timer cycles to randomize your homes exterior appearance so the property doesn’t seem to be empty.
  • Pest / Rodent Activity: In the event we observe bug, pest or rodent activity we will contact you and coordinate pest removal.

Exterior Home Watch:

  • Landscape / Lawn / Snow Removal: If we observe your lawn care or snow removal service is not performing or not showing up we will contact you.
  • Ground Level Visual Observation: We will look for storm damage, broken windows, clogged gutters, vandalism, drainage issues or any other issues that show signs of the home being vacant. These checks will ensure that your roof was not ruined from a hailstorm you were never aware of until it is too late to file an insurance claim.
  • Uncollected Materials: We will pick-up, remove, store or as per contract take care of all uncollected mail, deliveries, newspapers etc. to ensure your property does not look vacant.
  • Pools / Ponds: In the event of filter/pump failure, algae, ph imbalances (green pool) we will contact you and coordinate repairs.

After each inspection we send you an email with a detailed report and photos offering you complete peace of mind.  If we discover problems or issues, we will immediately contact you or your designated contact person as per terms of the contract.  We will stay onsite to remedy the problems or issues as per your contract.

Ensure your Property is Safe:

At every step of the way Insight Restoration makes sure your property is secure.  We provide Home Watch in the following Western Minneapolis communities: Plymouth, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Deephaven, Mound, Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Shakopee, Hopkins, Chanhassen, Victoria, Shorewood, Excelsior, Greenwood, Woodland, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Long Lake, Medina, Hamel, New Hope, Crystal, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Minnestrista, and Corcoran.  Contact Insight Restoration to set up your property Home Watch service.


Hoarding Clean Up

Hoarding cleanup is a specialized service. Hoarding and clutter clean up situations can require various levels of heavy duty cleaning.  Insight Restoration’s expert staff will develop a remediation plan based on your needs.  Insight Restoration understands the emotional nature of the job.  We will develop a plan around your needs while performing quality work.

Why should you be concerned?

Insight Restoration’s professional team of Hoarder Specialists will produce a cleanup plan with your privacy and confidentiality in mind.  Some areas of concern to be addressed may include.

  • Bio Hazard
  • Medical Waste Hazard
  • Animal Waste Hazard
  • Mold and Bacteria Hazard
  • Rodent Infestation Hazard

Hoarding Remediation:

Hoarding clean ups can involve growth of bacteria and often include large amounts of material.  Hiring a professional is the best way to keep you and your family away from harm.  Insight Restoration uses a 3-step approach to a hoarder cleanup.  The main objective of this approach is to earn the trust and respect of the individual before any cleaning begins and to involve them in the cleaning process.

Step 1 – Creating a personal relationship and understanding.  We start by assessing the scope of the problem.  We reach an agreement with the individual and their family on what will be removed from the home.  We may also enlist help from a social service professional if necessary.

Step 2 – We will create a cleaning plan to eliminate unwanted hoarding items.  We reorganize the home once the selected items have been removed.  We will help make decisions on which items are to be kept, donated, recycled or thrown away.

Step 3 – We will clean and restore the items to be kept.  We will address property damage and make repairs as needed.  We will clean and sanitize the home to restore safe living conditions.

Ensure your Home is Safe:

Contact Insight Restoration whether you need hoarder cleanup for a loved one, friend or yourself.  Insight Restoration is there for you every step of the way.

Graffiti and Vandalism Cleanup

If you experience vandalism or graffiti at your home or business you will likely want to remove all signs of the intrusion as quickly as possible. Rarely will your windows, storefronts, sidewalks and vehicles be restored with soap and water. Most graffiti will require a specialized solution to remove it.  Insight Restoration will remove your unwanted graffiti and restore your business or home to pre-vandalism condition. Our highly trained technicians can also remove graffiti from driveways, walkways, masonry, asphalt, glass, plastic, wood and metals.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Contact Insight Restoration in Minneapolis/St. Paul for your graffiti and vandalism cleanup project.  We will provide you with a comprehensive assessment to clean up the property, an estimate of the cost and a time line for the repairs.  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 graffiti and vandalism cleanup needs.

Formaldehyde Removal

At Insight Restoration our goal is to help you keep your home and business safe.  We specialize in addressing environmental concerns regarding higher than excepted levels of formaldehyde.  We want to make sure you are not exposed to the health consequences of formaldehyde in your home or business in Minneapolis and the surrounding area.

Why Should You Be Concerned?

Formaldehyde can be released into the air (off-gas) from materials and products made with formaldehyde in them.  Formaldehyde can affect people differently; exposure may potentially cause a variety of symptoms such as eye, nose, throat and skin irritation, coughing, wheezing and allergic reactions.  The problem occurs when levels exceed what is considered to be safe and negative health effects can result.

Home or Business Formaldehyde Remediation:

Insight Restoration will perform testing in your home or any commercial building to determine if you are exposing yourself or others to a potential harmful substance.  If excessive levels are found, Insight Restoration will provide you with an abatement plan for the safe removal and cleanup of the contaminated products.  Insight Restoration will educate and provide you with expert advice on materials that need to be removed verses products that can be made safe.  Additionally, our plan will include how to maintain safe levels of formaldehyde to prevent future unwanted exposure.

Ensure your Home or Business is Safe:

Contact Insight Restoration for removal and safe cleanup of your formaldehyde to ensure you, your family or your employees are safe from potential health dangers.

Eviction and Foreclosure Cleanup

Eviction and Foreclosure Cleanup

Insight Restoration’s cleanup specialists are experts in eviction and foreclosure cleanup.  Our trained team can thoroughly and efficiently clean your home to get it back into excellent condition for the next owner or tenant.  Whether your property needs basic cleaning or much more extensive projects such as move outs, trash removal and or repairs Insight Restoration can get the property ready to sell or for the next tenant. We can pack out left behind tenant property and bring it to a storage facility of your choice.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Contact Insight Restoration in Minneapolis/St Paul for your eviction and foreclosure cleanup project.  We will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of the property, an estimate of the costs and a time frame for the repairs.  We are available in the Minneapolis and St Paul metro areas, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can aid you with your eviction and foreclosure cleanup needs.

Content Cleaning

Has your property been damaged by flood, fire, mold or smoke?  If so, we can professionally inventory, pack out, clean and store all of your contents in a secure facility.  We specialize in handling the items inside your home, business or property during the restoration project.

Content Cleaning Steps:

At Insight Restoration the first step of your content restoration services is to professionally inventory and pack out the damaged items to be delivered to our facility for cleaning.  Removing your items and transporting them to our facility provides us with a safer and more cost-effective location to perform our content restoration work.  A comprehensive inventory of all your contents is done onsite.  After the content cleaning and restoration work is complete your items are stored and are returned to your property once it’s ready.  The final inventory is gone over to ensure all items are returned to your property.

Content Process:

The processes and solutions used to restore your property are determined by the type of damage along with the severity of the damage.  We will go over with you which items that we feel can be cleaned and which items that may not be able to be restored.  We will apply our 5-step method on most items while some items may need more advanced specialized cleaning techniques.

We can take care of your Contents needs:

Insight Restoration has an unmatched ability to handle any loss of any size.  All it takes is a phone call to put your mind at ease and start the process to restore your contents professionally and cost effectively.  We are your around the clock 24/7 professionals in Minneapolis/St Paul to inventory, pack out, clean and securely store all of your contents during the restoration process.  Contact us today.

Roof Tarping

Roof Tarping

When your roof is damaged it may take weeks or months to get a roofer to repair the damage.  Insight Restoration is a 24/7 emergency service in greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area that will come out and place a temporary patch and tarp on your roof.  A properly installed tarp will help prevent any further damage such as water intrusion.

Board Up

Insight Restoration provides board up services in Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding areas.  Boarding up windows and doors after foreclosures, break ins, fires, storms, flooding, or other disasters. We are available around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your board up needs.