Water Damage Photo Gallery

Carpet Water Extraction

Restoration Vs Replacement

This home had a newly renovated basement movie theater. At SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna we focus on restoration vs replacement. When we can we extract and dry carpet while removing only padding to save the homeowner the cost of replacement. While this is not the case for every situation, here, we were able to save the lovely new carpet after serious basement flooding.

water being removed from floor

Water Damage Restoration in Mankato, MN

This home flooded after Mankato was hit with a "Mega Rain" on July 25-26. After the torrential rain, hundreds of homes were in the same situation. Calls about flooded basements and water damage poured in, and we were able to help everyone with the help of seven other SERVPRO franchises. Together, we restored over 300 homes with water damage.

House with hose coming out of window and large bags on the right

Winter Water Damage Restoration

In this photo, our team is removing wet insulation from the attic of the home. As it is being removed with our specialized equipment it is being placed into the large bags on the right.

A common reason why you may find leakage from your attic in winter is due to the presence of ice dams on your roof. Read more about ice dams here: https://bit.ly/2Roaprd

If you are experiencing water damage or leaking from your ceiling, give us a call at 507-200-3700. SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna has the experience, expertise, and resources to remediate damage caused by ice dams, frozen pipes, and more.

Green drying equipment on a wet concrete floor

Water Damage Repair and Restoration in Mankato, MN

SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna provides fast, quality commercial and residential water damage cleanup and restoration. We perform water removal/water extraction and drying and dehumidification in the Mankato and Owatonna areas whenever you need it, day or night, after your free estimate. Call us today at 507-200-3700 for your water damage restoration needs!

Drying Hardwood Floors in Rochester, MN

Pictured here is SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna's floor drying system which was used to save the hardwood flooring in this Rochester home. Water damage to wood flooring can cause it to warp and curve if it sits there for too long. These homeowners contacted SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna in time for us to reverse some of the damage and make the floors flat. The longer you wait to get help after water damage, the worse the damage can become. Call right away if you experience water damage so that your flooring and belongings can be restored rather than replaced, costing you less money and headache.

Have a Water Damage Emergency? Call 507-200-3700

Disasters Happen Even When You're Not Home

While this home was empty, water made its way into the house and between the drywall and paint, creating a pocket of water. Not all disasters can be avoided, but you may consider following these tips to help prevent water damage while you're away:

  1. Turn off the main water valve or other water supply valves - If you've never done this before, try it before leaving your home.
  2. Invest in a "house-sitter" or leak detecting sensor - Have someone check on your house while you're away. If you already have someone coming to water your plants or take care of your pets, ask them to do a walk-through of your home to make sure everything is exactly how you left it. Sensors can also help you monitor your home.
  3. Check your sump pump and gutters - Test your sump pump to make sure it is working properly. Walk around your house and make sure nothing is blocking your gutters.


Whether it's a basement water leak or a full-blown flood, calling right away may help save time, money, and your home. When water is retained in sheetrock for an extended amount of time it may need to be removed. In this home we were able to keep the walls perfectly in tact as the customer had contacted us immediately upon discovery of the water. Water damage doesn't wait, and neither should you! Contact SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna at 507-200-3700 as soon as possible when your basement floods or your home is in need of water repair in Mankato, MN or Owatonna, MN.


Basement floods can really put a damper on things, but don’t let it take control of your life, and don’t wait to get help! SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna is here to help when water and the damage it causes interrupts your life. Whether you're in Mankato, Owatonna, North Mankato, Waseca, Eagle Lake, Mapleton, New Richland, Ellendale, Amboy, or Pemberton, our crew of skilled (and friendly!) technicians will typically arrive within just four hours after your basement floods. While you wait for that bright green truck to arrive, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to stay safe.

  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.


At SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna we know water damage happens just about anywhere, and while we try to make it "Like it never even happened." sometimes it can slightly delay your daily exercise routine. 

This home's exercise room did experience a small flood. Our technicians were able to start the restoration process immediately which resulted in this customer being able to get back into their daily healthy routine. 

The customer's flooring did have to be replaced. With the majority of the time in mind, SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna can save certain flooring , however it is imperative we get to your home or business ASAP to unsure this is a possibility. 

The homeowner was glad she called SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna to assist in her water damage. 

Trust the #1 Restoration Professionals in Mankato & Owatonna to help you by calling us @ (507) 200-3700 

Mankato Fireplace Saved from Water Damage!

On June 2nd 2018 SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna was called out to this home for a service call. Upon our investigation we learned the water damage reached behind a fireplace. This picture shows desiccant drying "Another innovative way of drying." SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna was able to save this beautiful fireplace. Our customer was so glad we could save the fireplace and structure of their home.