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Frozen Sump Pump Floods Basement in Warren?

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

A sump pump is removing water from a basement. We are trained and certified to restore frozen pipe damage in Macomb County.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores responds to water damage emergencies caused by frozen pipes often during the winter in Warren. When a sump pump discharge line freezes, basements flood as the water the sump pump would usually remove cannot move through the line. Our technicians are on call and ready to assist you 24 hours a day, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help.

We use powerful, industrial-grade water extraction and drying equipment to remove the water quickly and dry the area thoroughly. We also monitor and document the drying process to ensure the room is returned to normal moisture levels. Here are some descriptions of the equipment we use to restore water damage:

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

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When your Warren home or business has water damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Signs of Frozen Pipes in St. Clair Shores Homes?

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

A burst pipe is leaking water. We are leaders in emergency water damage restoration services in Macomb County.

We returned from our winter vacation to a house flooded with water from a burst pipe. Thankfully the professionals from St. Clair Shores arrived quickly and began the mitigation process immediately. They extracted the water using powerful, industrial-grade equipment and documented and monitored the drying process to ensure the area was dried completely. They also provided all the rebuilding services, so we had one company managing the entire restoration from start to finish! 

Frozen pipes are a common cause of water damage in St. Clair Shores during the freezing winter months. Our local team in St. Clair Shores often responds to water damage emergencies at this time of the year. Our technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore frozen pipe water damage quickly and efficiently. Here are some of the indications of frozen pipes:

  • Burst pipes
  • Gurgling sounds and banging sounds may indicate ice traveling through your pipes
  • No water coming out of the faucet, or slow or uneven water supply
  • Visible signs of frost on pipes
  • Mildew smells
  • Taps slow to a trickle
  • Water on walls
  • Odors in pipes
  • Freezing temperatures

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Frozen pipes can cause significant water damage. When your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business has frozen pipes, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-741-5050.

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Do You Know the Snow Load Danger Signs for Your Roof in St. Clair Shores?

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

A roof with a heavy load of snow is shown. We restore commercial storm damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Winter weather is coming. Our local team in St. Clair Shores wants businesses to be prepared for snowstorms and the damage they can cause. Damage like frozen pipes, ice damns and roof collapse can happen so its crutial to know who to call when disaster strikes. Here is some information about roof snow loads from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety:

Know your roof’s maximum snow load

When it comes to the weight of snow, the type of snow is as important as the depth of the snow. For instance, fresh powder snow is typically lighter than wet-packed snow, and ice is heavier than snow.

Snow Load Danger signs

Fresh snow – more than four feet

Packed snow – more than two feet

Ice – one inch or more

Several factors contribute to the acting load on your roof, including snow drifts from adjacent buildings or mechanical equipment, heavy rain on snow, and melting snow that refreezes. 

If you don’t know your roof’s snow load, hire a structural engineer to verify the snow load threshold of the roofing system. This information will be important when determining if there is too much snow on the roof after an event. 

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When your business or home in St. Clair Shores has a storm damage emergency, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us today at 586-741-5050.

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Is Your Home in Warren Prepared to Face Strong Winds this Winter?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

Strong winds blur the view of the foliage. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

In Warren, winter weather can be brutal, and storms and strong winds can cause property damage. Our local team in St. Clair Shores wants everyone to be prepared for winter storms. Here are some wind-proofing tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for steps you can take to ensure your home is protected from damaging winds.

Secure Fencing, Porches, Canopies, and Sheds

Have them inspected and make sure they are firmly attached and in sound structural condition. Secure any parts of fencing that appear weak or loose.

Replace Gravel and Rock Landscaping Materials

Rock and gravel materials can cause serious damage during a severe wind event. During extreme wind events, gravel has been found in mailboxes and has even shredded vinyl siding. Replace these materials with a softer material, such as mulch or dirt.

Anchor Fuel Tanks and External Utility Links

If you have an exterior fuel tank or any of your utilities are located outside, anchor or tie them down according to the ground anchor instructions. This will help reduce the risk of them overturning and sliding.

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When you have a wind or storm damage emergency in your home or business in Warren, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire Safety For St. Clair Shores Babysitters?

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

A babysitter and a young girl read together. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

During the holiday season, there are many social activities and parties to attend, which means babysitters are busy! Our local team in St. Clair Shores offers these babysitting tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Show the babysitter your home escape plan and make sure the babysitter understands:

  • There are two ways out of every room
  • Where the outdoor meeting place is located
  • The fire department or emergency phone number
  • The address of the home
  • How to unlock all doors and windows
  • Keeps your child at least three feet away from the stove
  • Keeps your child at least three feet away from the microwave oven
  • Never leave the room while cooking
  • Keeps anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop
  • Keeps pets off surfaces and countertops
  • Get out of the home quickly with your child to safety when the smoke alarm sounds
  • Use the second way out if smoke is in the way
  • Get low and go under the smoke to the exit if an escape must be made through smoke
  • Store matches and lighters out of your child’s reach
  • Your babysitter should not use candles
  • Make sure your babysitter keeps a three-foot “kid-free zone” around space heaters

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When you have a fire damage emergency in your home or business in St. Clair Shores, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned in Warren?

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

A fire is burning in a fireplace. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration services in Macomb County.

It’s that time of year when many residents in Warren are lighting fires in their fireplaces. The National Fire Protection Association recommends getting your chimney cleaned and inspected annually by a trained and qualified professional.  

Some indications that your chimney is not operating at peak performance are:

  • Oily spots on the walls of your fireplace
  • Poorly drawing or burning fires
  • Odors are emanating from your fireplace
  • Animals are living inside your chimney
  • Fires are difficult to ignite
  • Chimney soot is falling from the chimney
  • The chimney damper has black creosote buildup
  • The chimney is not drawing air

What happens during a chimney inspection and professional cleaning? According to the home improvement website Angi, three levels of chimney inspections exist. Here is what you can inspect during a Level One inspection:

Level One

This inspection is conducted on a chimney that is in good condition, has had no problems operating, and has not been modified. The inspector will examine and check the accessible components of the chimney to ensure the structure is intact and each part is functioning correctly. 

The readily accessible chimney parts usually include the fireplace, firebox, damper, flue opening, and exterior parts sticking out from the roof. In addition, the inspector will confirm there are no obstructions or combustion deposits. 

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When you have a fire damage emergency in your home or business in Warren, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire Safety for Elderly Populations in Eastpointe?

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

A fire alarm with a flashing light is installed in a home for hard-of-hearing people. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Do you have a fire safety plan for older adults in your Eastpointe household? Our team in St. Clair Shores offers these safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Sound the alarm
    If anyone in your household is deaf or if your hearing is diminished, consider installing a smoke alarm that uses a flashing light or vibration to alert you to a fire emergency. View a list of product manufacturers.
  • Do the drill
    Conduct your own, or participate in, regular fire drills to make sure you know what to do in the event of a home fire. If you or someone you live with cannot escape alone, designate a household member to assist and decide on backups in case the designee isn't home.
  • Open up
    Make sure you can open all doors and windows in your home. Locks and pins should open easily from the inside. Check to be sure that windows haven't been sealed shut with paint or nailed shut; if they have, arrange for someone to break the seals all around your home or remove the nails.
  • Stay connected
    Keep a telephone nearby and emergency phone numbers so that you can communicate with emergency personnel if you're trapped in your room by fire or smoke.

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When your home or business in Eastpointe has fire damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Restoration and Remodeling Services for Water-Damaged Homes in Roseville?

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

A newly restored kitchen shows no signs of prior water damage. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Our team in St. Clair Shores has extensive experience restoring water-damaged properties in Roseville. Our specialized training, certifications, and licenses allow us to manage restoration projects from the initial cleanup phase to the final reconstruction phases of a project. This gives our customers peace of mind knowing they have one company managing the entire restoration.

Licenses

General Contractor License #: 2101202847
Residential Contractor License #: 2101202847
Commercial Contractor License #: 2101202847
Mold Remediation Contractor License #: 2101202847

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Building and Remodeling Services

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

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When your home or business in Roseville has water damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Do You Have a Home Inventory List in St. Clair Shores?

10/17/2022 (Permalink)

A person is creating an inventory checklist.c A person is creating an inventory checklist.

Our team in St. Clair Shores has been restoring property damage in St. Clair Shores for many years. An up-to-date home inventory list is beneficial when an insurance claim is required to repair fire or water damage. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for creating a home inventory.

  • Pick an easy spot to start – A contained area—like your small kitchen appliance cabinet, sporting equipment closet, or handbag shelf—is a great place to get started.
  • List recent purchases– Another way to start is with recent purchases—get into the inventory habit, and then tackle your older possessions.
  • Include the basic information – In general, describe each item you record, note where you bought it, the make and model, what you paid, and any other detail that might help if you need to make a claim.
  • Count clothing by general category (Jeans, shirts, etc.)
  • Record serial numbers
  • Check coverage on big-ticket items – Jewelry, art, and collectibles may have increased value and need special coverage separate from your standard homeowners insurance policy. While making your home inventory list, check with your agent to ensure you have adequate insurance for these items before a loss.
  • Don’t forget off-site items
  • Keep proof of value– Store sales receipts, purchase contracts, and appraisals with your list

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When your home or business has property damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Generator Maintenance Tips for Eastpointe Businesses?

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

A generator sits outside a building. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Our team in St. Clair Shores has been restoring commercial property damage in Eastpointe for many years. If you haven’t serviced your generator lately, here are some tips from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety for servicing your generator:

The time to maintain a generator is well before a major storm or disaster strikes (when professional assistance may be unavailable, power lines are down, and access roads are blocked). Backup power can help maintain a consistent building temperature and reduce the risk of freezing pipes leading to business disruption and damage. 

Permanent

  • Permanent generators should have a proper maintenance plan that includes weekly, monthly, and annual checks. See the manufacturer’s specifications for more information.  
  • Run the unit on its maintenance plan weekly to ensure it is properly functioning in an emergency. Individual units may have a timer that allows a programmed test to be scheduled, and qualified personnel should oversee these scheduled weekly tests.  
  • Check the generator enclosure for loose debris or other conditions that could cause the unit not to function correctly 

Portable 

  • Store in a dry location
  • Set up a maintenance schedule to include periodic test runs for the unit 

Call Us Today!

When your business or home in Eastpointe has property damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.