You Shouldn't Ignore Water Damage
Water Leaks Lead to Water Damage in Linwood
Water Damage Restoration from SERVPRO
Water damage can occur in a variety of locations throughout your home. Damage may occur in areas ranging from under window sills that have aged and now allow rainwater and snow to collect, to water lines that leak under sinks to storm damage in attic areas. Water damage can also occur in basements and garages where humidity and condensation have accumulated, ruining belongings stored there.
If you've found water damage in your home, you can minimize damage by immediately having professional and restorative work done. Water damage does not stop on its own, but instead will continue affecting materials, possessions, and even heirlooms.
Your home's interior structures may seem sturdy, but over time water damage can weaken them, making them unsafe. Rotted and degraded floor joists or roof rafters can cause immense problems and safety issues. Mold can also begin to grow, creating other problems, including musty odors that can make a home seem dirty inside, no matter how much you clean.
We have the equipment and experience to get your home restored, no matter what aspect of it is affected by water damage. Our IICRC certified technicians have ASD, Applied Structural Drying, and WRT, Water Remediation Training. You certainly want a healthy and safe home that also looks as it should – without any discolorations and blemishes of painted walls and other surfaces. Stained draperies that sat too close to windowsills and carpeting that has become rumpled and misshapen from moisture and water can be repaired. We are experts at restoring and repairing all aspects of a home's interior, including the furnishings. We are specially trained to return everything back to its pre-loss condition, "Like it never even happened."
In addition to hard surfaces and their repair, we can also use air scrubbers to remove any impurities including mold spores, from the air, preventing mold growth within your home. We work hard at restoring your home so that you can enjoy it once again.
When you have water damage, call us at SERVPRO of Bay City at (989) 893-8340 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will come to your home and immediately begin restorative work. We now you want to have a healthy home that looks beautiful once again.
Commercial Fire Damage
Call SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration.
Call SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration and Repair Service
Commercial fire damage repair may not be something you think you will ever need for your business, but the unfortunate reality is some businesses will experience a fire damaging event. Fires can be caused by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike. Especially common are cooking accidents in restaurants. As soon as the flames are extinguished by firefighters, you may begin to worry what steps are required to resume business as usual. The best advice is to be prepared for this possible event and have a plan.
The Damage Caused by a Fire
When you experience commercial fire damage to your Bay City business, you may reflect on the mess left behind in the charred ruins of the property. However, the damage you need to contend with will go far beyond the ashes. To repair the property entirely after experiencing a damaging fire, you will need to seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Water may have to be extracted after the firefighters' efforts. The smoke damage may cause more of a problem that the burnt materials from the fire. While a fire may be contained in one area of the building, smoke can fill most or all of the areas, and it can cause significant damage and odors. Our trained Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can resolve these issues. When smoke and water damage are dealt with appropriately, the structure will not show any aftereffects. "Like it never even happened."
A fire loss within your enterprise, whether a retail store, rental apartment building, professional office, or a warehouse, costs you customer goodwill and loss of profitability when business cannot be conducted. We can generate a corporate program called the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS.) This report will categorize all affected materials, furniture and equipment, stock, electronics, and documents. We suggest what is salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The final decision rests with you and your insurance company as to how we proceed. SERVPRO is a preferred commercial fire damage restoration company to more than 300 insurance companies, federal and municipal entities, and property management companies. We willingly coordinate efforts with your insurance adjuster to efficiently and economically restore your business in the best manner possible.
When to Make the Call
After you have dealt with commercial fire damage, you may ask yourself when do you need to make the call to a professional for assistance. The time to contact SERVPRO of Bay City is as soon as the fire is out. Our business is to get you back in business. Rely on us, 24/7 for an immediate response, by calling (989) 893-8340.
Essexville Water Damage -The Restoration Professionals You Need
Essexville Water Damaged Room Can Look Like New Again with the Help of SERVPRO
SERVPRO's Experts Provide Restoration Services to Your Essexville Water Damaged Property
When Essexville water damage occurs, prompt action by experienced water removal and remediation technicians helps to make a difference in mitigating structural damage. From a single pipe burst, faulty appliance, flooding, sewage back-ups, etc. these professionals from SERVPRO have the experience to handle all types of water damages. Every water damage event is somewhat different and will require a unique solution. When your home or commercial property is hit with water damage, restoration professionals have the expertise and equipment to restore your property correctly, through experience and a sound scientific approach for removal and cleanup.
Flooring, walls, and ceiling will very likely require professional cleaning services. Water removal and remediation experts from SERVPRO will also clean furniture, upholstery, clothing and other restorable belongings. Most damages caused by excessive water issues also requires a professional odor removal and deodorization process because wet materials emit a very distinct foul odor. Restoring versus replacing furnishings, belongings, and building materials will help homeowners limit excessive money outlays. This is why the skilled technicians from SERVPRO offer top notch results.
• Dry Cleaning
• Wet Cleaning
• Spray and Wipe
• Foam Cleaning
• Abrasive Cleaning
• Immersion Cleaning
Professional water damage restorers are part of a team of project managers, experienced technicians, and construction specialists who initiate and complete the entire water damage restoration process. Our team members are certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (“IICRC”), which means that they are dedicated to customer service excellence, backed up by corporate training and placing you first.
Residential and commercial owners don't have to be concerned about the drying-out process because water damage removal technicians use the scientific method of taking room measurements, temperature testing, and measuring the relative humidity (RH) to determine how best to use their air movers and their dehumidifiers to dry out your home. Moisture levels are checked to monitor the drying process, while industrial-grade dehumidifiers are used to help prevent any secondary water damage, such as swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture. High-speed air movers are also employed to accelerate the evaporation of moisture from walls, carpets, pads, and furniture.
To further alleviate any stress, water damage removal technicians will not let you back into your home or business until everything is in a pre-loss condition. This involves taking care of all sanitizing through antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal treatments. To help customers who are harmed by water, mold, fire, etc., water damage removal and remediation professionals will also remove and dispose of damaged materials and cooperate with you and your insurance adjuster throughout the process.
Our SERVPRO of Bay City franchise is an integral part of the Michigan area, as we also serve the Williams Charter Township, Omer, and Bay City neighborhoods. Call us 24/7, even during holidays, and we provide emergency services - (989) 893-8340.
Auburn Fire Damage--More Than Appears to the Eye
Fires In an Auburn Kitchen Are Preventable
SERVPRO Can Professionally Restore Your Fire Damaged Home in Auburn
Auburn fire damage incidents happen very frequently. They can cause issues in the home. Many things cause fires. Among the common causes of fires are lightning strikes, cigarette mishaps, electrical issues, and the most common--kitchen accidents. In many cases, you can extinguish flames quickly. The damages are minimal. However, some fires last a long time and can result in greater damages done to the property.
A small fire can cause a staggering amount of damage in a home. Often, it is only a particular room in the home that is charred, but the damages may have an extension beyond that area. For one thing, smoke that comes from the fire can fill up the whole place. The smoke often circulates in several rooms. Smoke damage occurs when acidic ash or chemicals react with metals, plastics, and wood. Corrosion often occurs. Smoke can permeate the carpets and other soft surfaces such as fabrics, drapes, and clothing. Soot is the by-product of partially combusted plastics, vinyl, and other non-cellulose fuel sources. This results in stains because of the oily nature of soot. SERVPRO utilizes specialized dry sponges to clean carefully hard surfaces. With proper technical work, using the IICRC standards of cleaning, many materials can be salvaged (think drywall) ready for repainting. Why demolish building materials if restoration, rather than replacement is an option? The professionals can remove damage caused by soot and smoke by also cleaning and deodorizing the HVAC system.
You should call a professional when there is a fire of any consequence because only a professional fire damage restoration service can thoroughly take care of the fire and smoke damages done to the home. There is a process involved in repairing the ruin done to the home. This process includes the assessment of the home. They need to dry the water that has resulted from the fire. There is also an inspection that needs to occur. After the review and the assessment process, the restoration work can begin.
SERVPRO of San Leandro is one company that is well equipped to handle fire damage in Auburn. Employing ozone machines, thermal and chemical foggers, and air scrubbers, these highly skilled experts will return your home to its pre-fire damage condition "Like it never even happened." When you give them a call, you get an immediate response, whether in Auburn, Essexville, or Bay City. For 24/7 service call ((989) 893-8340.
Auburn Mold Remediation-Who to Select?
Trust SERVPRO To Remedy Your Mold Problem and Restore Your Home
SERVPRO Offers Professional Mold Remediation Services for Your Auburn Home
Auburn mold remediation provides professional and reliable mold restoration services if the need ever arises. This involves reversing the damage done by mold growth in commercial and residential properties through repair and remediation. It may include cleaning, mold growth extermination of know colonies, sanitizing, deodorizing and the integration of mold mitigation measures and strategies. If a company claims they will remove all mold from your home. Walk away. Everly home will harbor a certain amount of mold spores and possibly small colonies in hidden pockets and voids.
Here are some frequently asked questions about mold remediation.
How Do I Find the Right Mold Remediation Specialist?
The two most important thing to check for are a license to operate and full insurance. This is crucial; if a mold remediation company causes more damage, instead of remediating the current infestations, you need to know that it is covered and can pay for the costs incurred.
Then, do some research and look for online reviews and testimonials. If possible, seek feedback from a previous client who used a similar service to the one that you need. While it is not always a legal necessity for mold remediation companies to have full certification, you should ask for evidence of qualifications and training. SERVPRO provides years of experience with full licensing and certifications as set forth by the IICRC standards. Our technicians then have additional corporate, eLearning, and franchise level on-going education. This is a serious field--mold remediation that requires expertise, experience, and top-notch equipment.
As for cost, it is important to choose your mold remediation specialist carefully. The rates do vary wildly from company to company. The companies with the highest rates do not necessarily offer the best restoration services, so look for a team with excellent qualifications and a lot of experience. SERVPRO will always look out for your best interests and offer you only the services that improve your home and health.
How Do I Know If the Mold Remediation Service is Acceptable?
It is essential that all mold remediation companies perform a final clearance assessment, to make sure that you are satisfied with the work provided. This will give you a chance to raise any issues that you have and ask questions about future prevention measures.
If you are particularly worried about the quality of work, you can seek the approval of a third party company. This third party would not perform any job, but would be paid by you for advice and feedback on the quality of the restoration. This is not necessary if SERVPRO has been your mold remediation company. We do a final walk-through with you to guarantee your satisfaction with our service. We provide ducumention that the moisture levels are reduced, inhibiting the return of a mold infestation. Our record speaks for itself. Your Auburn mold damaged home will be restored to its pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."
Highly Trained Mold Restoration Specialists
As mold damage specialists, SERVPRO of Bay City have the experience, the expertise, and equipment that enables us to get your property in Auburn, Kawkawlin, and Munger restored quickly and thoroughly. Call us for 24/7 service for all your fire, water, and mold damage problems. (989) 893-8340
Hidden Soot and Smoke Damage in Bay City
SERVPRO Says a Smoke Detector is a Very Wise Investment
Bay City Smoke Damage Can Be Mitigated by SERVPRO
Soot and smoke damage in Bay City can cause odors to linger long after a fire. Different types of odor damage require various cleaning materials and techniques. It is best to let a professional fire damage restoration expert from SERVPRO handle your odor problem.
The odors not only smell bad, are embarrassing for guests and visitors, but can be harmful to your health and property. The acid in smoke can damage hard surfaces like furniture and coat your electrical devices with soot leading to short circuits. You must take care of these odors right away. As time goes on, you will not notice the odor as much, you will become accustomed to it.
Some steps you can try to remove odors after fire damage include opening windows for ventilation, don't vacuum soot, cleaning all carpets and household furnishings. Wash clothing according to its label and washing all wooden or tile floors with cotton mops or cloths. Soot must be handled in a specific manner to avoid staining of walls, ceilings, and furnishings. If the fuel was a plastic product, then soot is the result, and should be cleaned up by professionals.
The fire damage restoration technicians from SERVPRO have the tools, experience, and knowledge to help you with your fire damage odor problems. They can bring in special equipment that will clean, deodorize, and neutralize odors and smoke damage. This may include ozone machines, thermal and chemical foggers, cleansers and hand tools.
If you have odors, then you most likely have smoke and soot damage. It is imperative that you address these issues before they turn into bigger problems. If you feel like the job is too hard to handle on your own, call a fire damage restoration expert today. If you smell smoke, you have a problem that is not in the remediation realm of a homeowner. Get help.
Odors are a sign that further smoke and soot damage lay beneath the surface of carpets, wood, drapes, furniture, clothing, and other household items. It means that there was more cleaning that needed to occur to completely rid yourself of the fire and smoke damage. It tells you that you should call in the experts to help you thoroughly restore your home and all of your belongings to a safe and healthy condition. The HVAC system needs a vacuuming with HEPA filters. The air handler should also be thoroughly wiped down to remove any oily residue from soot. You might try to replace all air conditioning and furnace filters daily for a few weeks. This will help collect any soot in the air ventilation system and prevent smoke odor from recirculating. Attempt this remediation step if the lingering smell of smoke is minimal.
Though we readily recognize the obvious signs of fire damage, soot and smoke damage can cause secondary damage that is greater than the initial flame creating issues. When Bay City smoke damage has you puzzled, call SERVPRO to restore your property "Like it never even happened."
Cleaning and Sanitizing
SERVPRO of Bay City cleans, sanitizes, and disinfects all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire and smoke. We’re trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment in Bay City, Essexville, and Auburn. Call for 24/7 assistance. (989) 893-8340
Auburn Fire Damage Includes Indirect Damage from Smoke and Water
Even small kitchen fires can result in severe residential fire damage.
Fire Damage in Auburn Requires Specialized Equipment
Even small kitchen fires can result in severe Auburn residential fire damage. The fire cleanup and restoration process deliver the best results when performed by an experienced company that has the knowledge, skill and equipment to save your most precious personal possessions. Reputable companies will clean and treat smoke damage, deodorize your home and restore your living space as close to normal as possible. Fast action is essential if you want to save the greatest number of furnishings and personal items.
Six Types of Fire Damage
Most people think that all fires are the same, but there are different kinds of fire that result in individual classes of damage. Of course, the first concerns are saving lives and then extinguishing the fire. Unfortunately, the process of fighting fires can result in additional water, and smoke damage and the fire itself can expose parts of your home to outside and chemical environments. The types of fires include Class A fires of flammable solids, Class B fires of flammable liquids, Class C fires of gasses like natural gas, propane and butane, Class D fires of flammable metals, Class E or electrical fires and Class F fires from cooking oils and fats.
Insurance companies also classify damages as primary and secondary. Primary damages are caused by the fire itself while secondary damages include those from smoke, water, chemicals released by combustion and the chemicals used to fight the fire. Secondary damages can often cause more harm than the original fire, expose your home to the elements and make it impossible to live comfortably until the damage is treated.
Wet and Dry Smoke Cause Different Kinds of Residential Damage
Auburn residential fire damage includes various types of smoke damages. Smoke contains fine particles of water vapor, carbon dioxide and fuel that hasn't yet burnt. Dry smoke occurs when fires reach high temperatures and consume almost everything, which creates a fine, powdery residue that can become trapped in crevices. Protein smoke can discolor wood surfaces and stain materials in your home. Oil-based fires produce petroleum smells and discolorations but can be treated with degreasing agents.
Wet smoke is caused by slow, smoldering fires or becomes humidity-rich after water is applied to put out the fire. This kind of smoke builds up on surfaces and creates a sticky, odoriferous film that's hard to clean and difficult or impossible to remove from clothing and personal belongings. Particulate matter in all kinds of smoke includes carbon monoxide particles, organic carbon, acetic acid, formic acid and oxides of nitrogen. Synthetic odors come from burnt textiles and plastics, and these often require specialized treatments to remove pungent odors and sticky residue.
Serving Local Michigan Communities
Fire damage can happen due to natural causes, negligence, criminal acts like deliberate arson and faulty equipment, so you can never say it can't occur in your home. Water, smoke, burnt smells and fire extinguisher residue could make your home uninhabitable or extremely unpleasant. If you experience any Auburn residential fire damage, we can help clean up the mess, deodorize your home and save your most precious family heirlooms with our fast on-site service, national resources, and specialized equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Bay City when you go through any fire in your home in Michigan areas like Bay City, Auburn, Essexville, Williams Charter Township and nearby cities and townships. We can be reached at (989) 893-8340.
Coping with Bay City Commercial Water Damage
Suggestion from SERVPRO: Be Alert for Ice Dams
Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Business in Bay City
Bay City water damage can attack your commercial property without notice. Moreover, the impact of water damage can be dangerous and devastating. On top of that, business owners who experience water damage are faced with the task of arranging water removal and cleanup procedures while simultaneously expediting the process of getting their company up and running again. With all of these pressures, many business owners may find themselves growing concerned in the face of commercial water damage. However, knowing how to prevent water damage and restore property and business items that have been affected, makes good business sense. SERVPRO recommends that you read the following outline to be better prepared for potential water damage and mitigate financial strain.
Commercial Water Damage Causes can transpire at any moment, and it can result from a wide range of factors. Some of them include:
• natural disasters--rain or snow storms
• leaking roofs--poorly sealed window or door casings
• frozen pipes--ice dams
• flooding--usually requires a specific insurance policy
• sewage backups--from main or interior plumbing problem
From clear potable water from a tap to backup up sewage contaminated water, the source must be identified, stopped. Then safe water extraction.
Commercial Water Damage Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
First, know the location of the main water shut off valve. Also, make sure that you have an emergency evacuation plan in place, personal safety first. This emergency plan should include clear instructions regarding what steps should be taken if a water damaging event takes place. Make sure that the plan includes the phone numbers of your insurance company, local police and fire departments, contractors, and personnel. Designate an individual who will make important decisions if you are absent when the emergency occurs.
The Importance Of Hiring Professional Services
Although you may feel inclined to handle the water extraction and cleanup processes on your own, a professional effort will shorten your down time, salvage more capital investments, and protect your customers and clients interests and needs. In fact, most business owners lack the advanced knowledge and specialized equipment necessary to expedite and optimize the water damage remediation process. Skilled professionals from SERVPRO will be able to provide you with detail-oriented, comprehensive services that get your property restored in the least amount of time.
Let SERVPRO's Professionals Assist You Now
If your St Petersburg commercial property is subjected to water damage, rely on the expertise and experience of our IICRC-certified technicians. Our goal is to economically and expediently restore your business property to its pre- water damage condition.
Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges
SERVPRO of Bay City has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large or small commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building in Essexville or big box store in Bay City or Auburn, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about Learn more about our training and certifications. Call us 24/7 for immediate help. (989) 893-8340
Williams Charter Township Residential Water Damage
14,000 people in the U.S. experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day.
Residential Water Damage in Williams Charter Township
Residential Water Damage: A Brief Overview
Once your residential property is subjected to water damage, acting immediately and effectively is important. However, many homeowners aren't sure what steps to take to limit damages, prevent stress, and avoid excess fees for repairs. By following the simple steps outlined for you below, you can attain the information necessary to successfully handle water damage in Williams Charter Township:
1. Turn Off Your Water.
The first thing you should do once you recognize that water damage has transpired is to turn off your water. This step is important because it ensures that you will stop the flow of water. Since this is so, be sure to cut off the main water line source and then identify the source of the problem so it can be addressed and resolved.
2. Turn Off The Electricity And Gas.
In addition to turning off your water in your Williams Charter Township home, be sure to cut off the electricity and gas. As you probably know, electricity and water don't mix well. In fact, they can produce an unwanted electrocution. As you turn your electricity off, make sure that you are not standing in the water. If you're not certain you can complete this step efficiently, call an electrician for assistance.
3. Find Your Valuable Possessions.
Find important items like checkbooks and passports. These items need to be kept safe from water.
4. Call Your Insurance Company.
Another important step in the water damage remediation in Williams Charter Township process is calling your insurance company. Your agent will provide you with the information and advice necessary to expedite the restoration process. This will include taking photos of the damages to ensure that you attain a substantive claim.
5. Call A Professional Water Damage Restoration Company.
Your final step is calling a professional water damage restoration company. The contractors of the company will be able to provide you with a wide range of helpful services that get your home back in excellent condition. Some of those services include assessment, drying, mold removal, and content restoration.
If you've experienced water damage in your home, SERVPRO is the company to call for effective, expedient restoration services. Our IICRC-certified professionals possess the extensive industry experience necessary to optimize the remediation process. Moreover, they'll offer the detail-oriented customer service that helps keep you calm and comfortable as they complete the job.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Bay City is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood and water emergency event. Call us today! (989) 893-8340
Essexville Fire Damage Restoration: A Brief Overview
After a fire strikes your property, addressing the aftermath is immensely valuable.
Fire Damage Restoration in Essexville: A Brief Overview
After a fire strikes your property, addressing the aftermath is immensely valuable. Although there will be many steps to getting your property back in its original condition, attaining professional help from a Essexville fire restoration company is of particular importance. If you do not seek help immediately, you could make your residential property susceptible to structural damage and mold growth. Learn more about Essexville fire damage and the importance of attaining professional restoration help by reviewing this quick reference guide:
Preventing Mold and Mildew Growth
Once your home has been subjected to fire, there is an increased risk of mold growing and spreading throughout the property. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that water damage creates the moist, wet environment in which mold can grow and thrive. Preventing this mold from growing is important for several reasons, including the fact that the presence of the fungi constitutes a health hazard. When molds release their spores into the air, you and your family may inhale them. Inhaling the spores can result in numerous health problems, including pathogenic diseases, immune disorders, and respiratory complications. Additionally, you or your family members can develop an allergic reaction to mold. When this happens, you can manifest unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and nausea. Luckily, professional Essexville fire restoration specialists possess the equipment, expertise, and experience necessary to quickly eradicate unwanted mold from your property.
Preventing Structural Damage
Water damage that results from a house fire can cause severe structural damage to your property. Specifically, the water damage can weaken your home's structure by causing warping stairs and woods, collapsing floors and roofs, and sagging ceilings and walls. These problems emerge when water seeps into the core structure of the property. To prevent this type of damage from transpiring, it's important for you to hire a team of trained Essexville fire remediation specialists. These individuals will conduct thorough assessment to discern the extent of water damage. Once they have completed this process, the remediation specialists will be able to implement a customized cleanup, repair, and restoration plan.
Let SERVPRO Assist You Now
If your property has been subjected to fire damage, it's important to attain professional assistance. The team to call for fast, friendly service is SERVPRO of Bay City. We offer 24/7 emergency assistance and employ a team of trained restoration specialists who provide excellent customer service. Because of our commitment to operating in excellence, we've become a preferred vendor for numerous local and national insurance companies. Call us now at (989) 893-8340 to learn more about our dynamic services!
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Bay City is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire emergency event. When fire damage occurs in Auburn, Munger or Linwood we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (989) 893-8340