How to Protect Your Home from Spring Flooding

When you think of flooding, you might think of rivers flowing over their banks, or fields and streets covered in water. It’s an all-too-common sight. And while April showers certainly cause the majority of flooding here in the Midwest, the damage they cause isn’t so immediately apparent.  Frozen pipes, poor drainage, and the absence [...]

Six Tips to Prevent Winter Water Damage in Your Home

Cold weather plus water can equal disaster for your midwestern home.  Unexpected water damage can occur at any time in your home, but you can expect the unexpected during the winter and early spring months. Beware of what can cause water damage to your home, and learn how to prevent it from happening in [...]

Now Servicing the Brookings Area: Intek Acquires Nu-Tech

Good news, Brookings! The INTEK team is growing. INTEK Cleaning & Restoration is adding a location in the Brookings area – one that’s likely familiar to you. As of June 1, we are providing cleaning services to Brookings and the surrounding area. We are excited to expand north and provide service to more of [...]

Sump Pump: Do You Need One?

A sump pump is a valuable tool for homeowners. So how do you know if you need one? More importantly, what do you need to do to make sure it’s operating correctly? […]

New Water Damage in a New Location? No Problem.

2020 was a tough year for everyone. The last thing Jerry Cook, owner of Rehfeld’s Art & Framing, was expecting when he recently moved his business in downtown Sioux Falls this past fall was water damage. Building owner Sheila Hazard stopped by one Monday morning for what should have been a routine day of meetings, only to discover new building tenants Rehfeld’s Art & Framing’s space had flooded.

Do All Houses Have Sump Pumps?

If you’re a new homeowner in Sioux Falls, you might be wondering whether your house has a sump pump. Heck, you might be wondering what a sump pump even is. It’s okay—sump pumps in Sioux Falls are a surprisingly mysterious subject. At INTEK, we get asked about sump pumps all [...]

Homeowners, Don’t Miss These Summer Tips

Finally, summer is here! Homeowners, we know you’ll be doing a lot of work on your South Dakota home during the next few months. From dealing with the aftermath of summer storms, landscaping for poor drainage, cleaning out your AC ducts, and cleaning gooey s’mores of your carpet, we’ve got [...]

5 Landscaping Ideas for Poor Drainage in Sioux Falls

When it rains, it pours. That’s especially true if your home suffers from poor drainage in Sioux Falls. After a heavy rainfall, you may be left dealing with leaks, floods, and even water damage. However, with the right landscaping, you can actually improve your drainage issues and avoid water damage [...]