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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Archived Before & After Photos

Restoring Family Hierlooms

These cups were located in a cabinet, directly above a fire and sustained heavy smoke damage. We weren't sure if we would be able to save them, but knew that ou... READ MORE

Like it never even happened.

We can not express how professional, quick to respond, and dedicated to "stay on schedule" SERVPRO of Spencer and Iowa Great Lakes were. Our Hotel was ready to ... READ MORE

A Surprise at the Office

Aventure Staffing branch manager Sandra Moeller walked in to quite a surprise at her office one October morning. An apartment building above her office, had spr... READ MORE

Air Ducts & HVAC Cleaning

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business. If your HVAC ... READ MORE

Helping with Hurricane Harvey

SERVPRO® of Spencer and Iowa Great Lakes spent three weeks in Houston, helping with the cleanup and recently returned home. The Spencer-based business owns ... READ MORE

Ice Dam Damage is Preventable

An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snowmelt... READ MORE

Don't DIY

This commercial client had a water leak and cleaned up the water without calling us. They assumed they had everything dried and went back to business as usual u... READ MORE

Fire Damages Algona Home

Basement fire damages basement to Algona home. This fire caused significant damage throughout the home and basement. Notice these before and after photos and ... READ MORE

Local University Suffers Fire Damage

A multipurpose room at a local university suffered loss due to a kitchen fire in April. Caused by a fire on the stovetop, this multipurpose room suffered signi... READ MORE

Fire Cleanup Requires Extensive Cleanup

Our team responded to a local residential fire cleanup. Starting in a corner of the bathroom, the fire caused damage to the bathroom as well as the adjacent be... READ MORE

Unseasonably Wet Summer Leads to Wet Business

A local Spencer business suffers major water issues from unseasonably wet season. With heavy rains and high winds pushing water under and around entryways the ... READ MORE

Water Cleanup in Sibley Business

The Sibley Library suffered water damage in late July due to air conditioner drainage issues. Though these issues appear small, they can often lead to larger is... READ MORE

Ruthven Church Suffers Major Water Damage

The Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven suffered major water damage due to summer storms. The damage reached multiple levels of the church as well as many rooms on... READ MORE

Storms Force Homeowner to Remove Flooring

Due to the unending rains in the Spencer area over the summer, this homeowner was forced to remove flooring and replace a number of other items damaged due to t... READ MORE

High Humidity Caused Mold Issue for Area Business

An area business suffered mold growth in multiple areas within their establishment. Due to high humidity in the hotel's pool area, mold was able to grow within... READ MORE

Storms Wreck Havoc on Area Home

An area homeowner is feeling the aftermath of the unending storms that rolled through northwest Iowa throughout the summer months. The scope of damage was exte... READ MORE

Hidden Mold Leads to Major Clean-up

An area apartment complex found mold hidden under and behind kitchen cabinets while cleaning out a unit prior to new tenants moving in. Our team removed all ca... READ MORE

Heavy Rains Leaves Standing Water

A Spencer business was left with standing water in their basement and a musty odor in the main floor business after large amounts of rain hit northwest Iowa. T... READ MORE

Water Damage Leads to Full Basement Demo

An area homeowner is forced to fully gut their basement due to water and sewage backup damage. Notice the extensive damage to the basement with the sewage back... READ MORE

Leaky Toilet Cause of Water Damage

A leaky toilet seal caused an area homeowner to have water damage in multiple areas of their home. The leaky seal caused damage to the homeowners bathroom floo... READ MORE

Mold Growth in Area Salon

An area salon found areas of mold behind their drywall forcing them to remove sections throughout their business. Our team entered the business and located the... READ MORE

Fire Restoration Can be Meticulous

Local homeowner suffered extensive smoke and soot damage after their home caught fire. The damage reached nearly every room in the home. Our team cleaned their... READ MORE

"Like it never even happened."

Local business owners required extensive cleanup in their home after a slew of issues arose during county fair week. These business owners run a successful boo... READ MORE

The Things We Forget

Sometimes we get so busy cooking and cleaning that we forget to clean the things we don't immediately look at. Many of us make sure to clean the stove top and s... READ MORE

Heavy Rain Leads to Soaked Carpets

A local homeowner suffered from extremely wet carpets after heavy rained ripped through northwest Iowa in early September. Our team extracted the standing wate... READ MORE

Heavy Rain Means Wet Basement

The heavy rains that rolled through northwest Iowa recently left many basements with water damage such as this homeowner who saw water in much of their basement... READ MORE

Mold Growth Leads to Total Demolition

An area homeowner called SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes to help remediate mold damage in their basement. Upon inspection our team discovered mold gr... READ MORE

Sewer Backup in NW Iowa

A northwest Iowa homeowner suffered from a sewer backup which lead to numerous items needing to be removed, cleaned, and ultimately replaced. Our team is train... READ MORE

Flooded Basement in NW Iowa

After seeing 6" plus of rain within a very short period of time followed by periods of steady showers this homeowner found their basement flooded with nearly 6"... READ MORE

Prolonged Exposure to Water Proves Costly

This homeowner experienced water damage in their basement. Due to the prolonged exposure their finished basement required some materials to be demolished and r... READ MORE

Soot Cleanup After Residential Fire

A local homeowner suffered smoke and soot damage after a stove top caught fire in their garage used for their catering business. Smoke and soot traveled throug... READ MORE