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 you covered with helpful information. [...]

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 altogether! Here are five landscaping [...]

How to Deal with a Water Emergency

What do you do if a pipe breaks? There are three simple steps to take during an emergency: turn off the water source, call a plumber, and then call Intek. You can call our emergency line (1-800-456-5004) any time, day or night, when you’re looking for water damage restoration near you. We’re happy to help.  [...]

What to Expect When You Call us After Water Damage

Water damage in your Sioux Falls home is an unpleasant thing to deal with, especially because it can be difficult to know where to start when it’s time to clean up. Should you replace all of your belongings right away? Maybe you should start by ripping out the carpet? Before you run to the hardware [...]

How to Keep Your Sump Pump Healthy for a Long Time

Spring showers are over, the summer is passed, and now it’s time to get ready for winter. So why should you be worried about your sump pump? A few things are vitally important to keep in mind for the health of your sump pump while you’re preparing your home for winter. Preventing water damage in [...]

South Dakota Record Rainfalls and Water Damage Restoration

photo: National Weather Service In the month of July, the Brookings, Yankton, and Sioux Falls areas received an above-average amount of rain. Massive amounts of rainfall also mean massive amounts of basement flooding, and we’re happy that we can be there in a jiffy thanks to our 24/7 emergency line!  Whether it’s rain or [...]