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Rainy Day Damage in St. Clair Shores?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

A heart is drawn in the water condensation on a rain-saturated window. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is a trusted leader in storm damage restoration.

Downpour disaster in St. Clair Shores.

It was a rainy day in St. Clair Shores. The kids were playing, and I was puttering around doing chores in the kitchen when I heard giggling and water splashing in the playroom. When I went to investigate, I discovered rain pouring in through a broken windowpane. A downed tree in my neighbor’s backyard had fallen, and a branch had broken the window.

Oh no! I called SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores and they came out and immediately boarded up the broken window to prevent further water intrusion into the house. They pulled the tree away from the house and contacted my insurance adjuster.

I was amazed by how quickly and efficiently the SERVPRO team worked. They extracted the water from the floor and set up air dryers and blowers to remove the excess water from the air. They documented the drying process and helped me with the insurance paperwork and process. By the time they repaired the window, you would never know there had been any storm damage.

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When your St. Clair Shores home or business needs emergency storm damage services, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Drainage Disaster in Roseville?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Brick pavers are in the process of being installed. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is a trusted leader in water damage restoration.

Water damage in Roseville.

The new brick walkways the landscapers were installing around my Roseville house looked great, but as soon as it rained, it became apparent that the water was not draining properly. Water started to seep into the basement through the foundation. Yikes!  My neighbor told me to call SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores, and I’m glad I did. They arrived and quickly assessed the situation and located the areas where the drainage would need to be corrected. They extracted the standing water and dried and cleaned the basement, and documented the drying process.

Here is a tip from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing water seepage into your basement:

  • Make sure water drains away from the building 

Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.

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When your Roseville home needs emergency water mitigation services, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Satisfied Customers in St. Clair Shores?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

A typewriter is shown with the word “testimonial” typed on the paper. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is a premier cleaning and restoration company.

Happy Customers in St. Clair Shores

At SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores, we are committed to helping our customers put their lives back together after a property damage emergency quickly and efficiently. Here is a recent customer testimonial from our website:

 “We had a fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to our home and seriously disrupted our lives. Josh and Jenny were life-savers, coming in while we were still in shock and helping us make sense of what we needed to do and working directly with our insurance company. They immediately prioritized air quality/smoke removal to protect our health and safety and then carefully handled the cleaning, removal, and storage of our belongings and other mitigation steps. They certainly earned all of the trust we placed in them and along with the entire team including Missy, Steven, Christy, Tom, and others treated our home with respect and professionalism as if it were their own. We relied on them so much and they were always patient with our constant questions. Ultimately, we felt like we had good friends helping us in a bad situation. Highly recommend!” Liz C.

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When your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business needs emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of highly trained and certified technicians on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Damage in Grosse Pointe Shores?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A ceiling in a home is shown covered in mold. We mitigate mold infestations in St. Clair Shores.

Climbing the ceiling over mold?

Family was coming to visit, so I went to get the guest room ready. I was surprised that it smelled so musty, and then I looked up and saw mold covering the ceiling of my guest room. Oh no! Thankfully, I remembered that my neighbor in Grosse Pointe Shores used SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores to remediate her mold problem and I called them. They told me that mold can never be completely eradicated because mold is always present in the Earth’s atmosphere. These microscopic spores float around, waiting for the perfect conditions to land and colonize.

Mold Remediation Process

They located and repaired the leaking pipe that was the source of the moisture that was causing the mold infestation and walked me through the mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (586) 741-5050
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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When your Grosse Pointe Shores home or commercial business has a mold problem, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of microbial remediation technicians who have the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience to mitigate your mold problem. Don’t believe any company that tells you that mold can be removed because this is a fallacy. Mold can never be 100 percent eradicated, but it can be remediated. Call us today at 586-741-5050.

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Safety Tips for St. Clair Shores Families?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

A firefighter is shown holding a small child. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County!

At SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores, we have responded to many forms of fire damage in St. Clair Shores over the years and we know that it is never too early to teach children about fire safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), some children play with fire out of curiosity, boredom, or peer pressure and do not realize the danger fire poses. Each year children cause fires that result in hundreds of injuries and millions of dollars in damage. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA to keep your family safe:

  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
  • Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
  • It is natural for young children to be curious and ask questions about fire, play with fire trucks, or pretend to cook. Use these opportunities to teach them about fire safety
  • Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only
  • Establish clear rules and consequences about unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire

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SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll restore your fire damage in St. Clair Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Prevention Tips for St. Clair Shores?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

A water shut off valve is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County!

Tips for Water Damage Prevention

At SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores, we have responded to many forms of water damage in St. Clair Shores over the years and we know that many of these emergencies may have been prevented by taking some preventative measures. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute that may prevent a water damage emergency from occurring in your home:

  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home. A damaged hose or a burst pipe can send water racing into your home. Being able to locate and shut off the main water supply quickly will save stress, money and time.
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system. This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.

It’s also a good idea to take a look at your current homeowner’s insurance policy and make sure you have adequate coverage. For example, some homeowner’s insurance policies cover sewer and drain backups, and some do not.

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SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll restore your water damage in St. Clair Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Restoration Services in St Clair Shores?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

A realtor is showing prospective buyers a house for sale. We are commercial damage restoration specialists in Macomb County!

Realtors Love Our Commercial Restoration Services!

My clients were transferred out of state, and they had to sell their house in a hurry. The home inspection report showed a leaking roof and some hidden water damage that would have to be addressed before the home could be listed for the best price. I called SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores and they sent a team out to fix the roof and repair the hidden water damage immediately.

Specialized Deep Cleaning Services

They also deep cleaned and sanitized the kitchen and bathrooms and cleaned the entire house from the ceiling to the floors and all of the baseboards, millwork, and windows. When they were through, the house sparkled and smelled clean and fresh. In very little time, the house was listed and sold for full price.

Commercial Services

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SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond to your commercial damage emergency 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll restore your property damage in St. Clair Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Frozen Pipe in Grosse Pointe Shores?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen water is seen coming out of an exterior copper pipe drainage pipe. We mitigate storm damage in the St. Clair area 24-hours a day.

Frozen Pipes Happen

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Grosse Pointe Shores. Frozen pipes are a common problem in the winter months, so here are some great tips from The American Red Cross on how to thaw frozen pipes:

  • Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
  • Apply heat to the section of the pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hairdryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or another open flame device.
  • Apply heat until the full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.
  • Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

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SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond to your storm damage emergency 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll restore your storm damage in Grosse Pointe Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Warren

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

A man is holding a fire extinguisher and pointing the hose in demonstration of its use. We mitigate fire damage in the St. Clair area 24-hours a day.

Tips for Choosing a Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are great to use when a fire breaks out in a small, contained area. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages their use after everyone has left the building and the fire department has been called, and the room is not filled with smoke!

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores responds to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Warren and the surrounding areas and offer some tips for choosing a fire extinguisher from the NFPA:

  • For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle.
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory.
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out. Local fire departments or fire equipment distributors often offer hands-on fire extinguisher training.

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SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond to your emergency 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Warren, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

Frozen Rain Gutters in St. Clair Shores?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Ice and snow have built up over a frozen rain gutter. Eastpointe residents rely on us to mitigate water damage emergencies.

Gigantic Icicles?

When rain gutters have water in them that freezes, ice can build up, and icicles can form over the edge of the gutter line. If the roof temperature is warm, water will run down the roof and form gigantic icicles that can grow to four to five feet in length! According to an article in the Denver Post, these large icicles can become heavy enough to pull down the rain gutter and cause property damage, so the article recommends cutting them off. SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores responds to water damage emergencies all year long in the St. Clair Shores area and has mitigated many forms of water damage. Here are some tips from the Denver Post to fix frozen rain gutters and downspouts:

  • Install heating cables in the gutters and downspouts to keep them draining properly.
  • Turn on the heating cables when the need arises.
  • Turn them off when you see the gutters collecting and draining water.

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SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond to your emergency 24-hours a day to restore water damage.  Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in St. Clair Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.