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Thanksgiving Day Disaster in Eastpointe?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A Thanksgiving Day turkey and an assortment of vegetables are shown on a table. We restore fire damage in St. Clair Shores.

Cooking Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again where families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. There will be lots of people in the home, lots of food, and probably some afternoon naps as well! SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores responds to many fire damage emergencies this time of year, and our team of highly trained technicians are on call 24 hours a day to assist Eastpointe residents around the clock.

Cooking fires are very common this time of year but by following a few safety tips, you can prevent fires from starting. Here are some of the tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), on things you can do to prevent a cooking fire on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot, and kids should stay three feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy, or coffee could cause serious burns.

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your fire damage in Eastpointe, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Water Bill Way Too High?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

A drop of water is falling from a leaking shower head. St. Clair Shores residents know we restore water damage 24 hours a day!

Do you have a water leak?

Did you know that you can tell if you have a leak in your water pipes by examining your winter water use? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if your family of four uses more than 12,000 gallons a month, you probably have a serious leak problem. Common types of leaks include a leaky faucet, showerhead, or a worn toilet flapper, and these types of leaks can be fixed pretty inexpensively. However, you may have a leak inside a wall or under the house, and this type of leak may be causing hidden water damage that will become a costly repair if not treated quickly.

Thankfully, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of water damage restoration specialists on call 24 hours a day that have been restoring damage in the St. Clair Shores community for years. Although every water emergency is different, we use this six-step approach for these kinds of jobs:

  1. Emergency contact
  2. Inspection and water damage assessment
  3. Water removal and water extraction
  4. Drying and dehumidification
  5. Cleaning and sanitizing
  6. Restoration

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency in St. Clair Shores, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Flooding in Grosse Point Shores?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

An aerial view shows large homes surrounded by flood water. We restore storm damage of all kinds in St. Clair Shores.

Flood preparation

Flooding causes extensive property damage. Water will rapidly absorb into a structure, and the longer water is allowed to stand, the higher the cost of repairs. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to storm damage emergencies standing by to assist the residents of Grosse Point Shores day or night.

Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), on things you can do before a flood:

  • Check to see if you have flood insurance coverage.
  • Raise your furnace, water heater, or electrical panel if they are in areas   of   your   home   that   may be floode
  • Install “check valves” in sewer trap
  • Construct barriers, such as levees, berms, or flood walls, to stop floodwater from entering the building.
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing
  • During a flood watch, furniture; move valuables to high points in your home; and unplug electrical appliances and move them to high point
  • During a flood or flash flood warning, evacuate if you are advised to do so.
  • During a flash flood warning, immediately seek higher  ground.
  • Keep your emergency supplies kit, including water, stored in an easily accessible, waterproof place.

Call Us

When you have a flood or other storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your storm damage in Grosse Point Shores “Like it never even happened.”

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

Vandalism in St. Clair Shores?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

A cracked, and broken store window is reflecting light on a sunny day. We restore commercial property damage of all kinds in Roseville.

Vandalism Happens

Michigan takes graffiti and vandalism crimes very seriously. According to the Davis Law Group, if sentenced as an adult, a person faces up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $500 dollars. Other property damage crimes can include up to five years in prison and fines up to $15,000 dollars.

Vandalism can be a real deterrent to business, too. People may be dissuaded from entering a store with a broken window, or graffiti on the walls, and that means lost revenue to the Roseville commercial store or business owner.

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has been restoring commercial property damage and vandalism for years, and we will act quickly to remove damage from homes and commercial businesses. Our restoration specialists are on call 24 hours a day and have the training and experience to restore all types of vandalism. We not only remove spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we also clean damage to driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, and masonry. We can replace broken windows and by the time we are through restoring the damage, it will be difficult to remember if there was ever any damage to begin with!

Call Us Today!

When you have a vandalism or other commercial property damage emergency in Roseville, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your vandalism damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Burst Pipe Bursting Your Bubble in Warren?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Plumbers tools are shown and in the background is a wall torn open, exposing damaged plumbing pipes. St. Clair Shores residents know we restore water damage 24 hours a day!

My Wall Talked

I knew by the tell-tale signs of damp, yellow, smelly water stains on my wall that there was a water leak somewhere. Yikes! The plumber came out and tore into the wall and fixed the problem, but now I had a gaping hole in the living room wall and soggy drywall and insulation to contend with. Thankfully, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of water damage restoration specialists on call 24 hours a day, that have been restoring water damage in the Warren community for years.

When they arrived, they removed the damaged drywall and water-logged wall insulation and set up high-speed air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from the damaged area. Once everything was completely dry, they used air scrubbers and deodorizing agents to remove the musty water odor and any airborne contaminants that could encourage mold growth. They replaced the insulation and repaired and painted the wall. The job was completed quickly, and you would never know that a few days before my wall had been torn open!

Call Us Today

When you have a water damage emergency in Warren, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Removing Nicotine Damage from your Macomb County Home

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Technician cleaning Nicotine Damage Nicotine Cleaning in New Baltimore, Michigan

There is a tried and true method that will removal almost any odor, and it applies to almost all types of smells, including smoke. The “big secret” is somewhat simple, but the devil is in the details. In order to successfully remove any odor, you must first remove and/or clean the source of the smell. Once the source has been permanently neutralized, technicians will clean all surfaces paying special attention to horizontal surfaces. Even dust sized particles can carry smoke and nicotine smells, so all surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned using HEPA vacuums and professional cleaning products.

We will be taking a closer look at cleaning smoke and nicotine smell from your Macomb County home. The following bullet points are some typical steps or procedures SERVPRO professionals use to clean smoke and nicotine from homes and businesses.

  • Cleaning is done using the top-down method. This process’s name is relatively self explanatory. It is best to clean smoke or nicotine residue starting with the ceiling and working your way down the walls, and all the way down to the floors. This will minimize the potential of re-soiling cleaned areas and insure that no spots are missed during the cleaning process. 
  • Wet clean all color safe or glossy finished walls and trim surfaces with a light detergent.
  • We clean color safe or glossy finished cabinets, light fixtures, windows, and any other surfaces that aren’t part of your regular cleaning process with a light detergent.
  • During the cleaning process, special attention is focused on horizontal surfaces. Horizontal surface provide an easy place for odor particles to land and can build up if not cleaned regularly. Examples of not commonly cleaned horizontal surfaces include door jams, window seals, window treatments/blinds, cabinet tops, and crown molding.
  • Only soft white cloths are used to do this type of cleaning. We use soft white cloths to prevent damaging the surface, but also to verify that the nicotine is being removed. Because the cloth is white our technicians will be able to see yellow residue developing on the cleaning cloth as they clean. This indicates that the process is working and that the nicotine particles are successfully being removed. We will repeat this cleaning process until no yellow residue appears on the surface or cloth used to clean the surface.
  • It is advisable to also have your ductwork thoroughly cleaned and HVAC filters replaced. Smoke and nicotine odor particles are typically airborne at some point, so it is likely that they have contaminated your HVAC system. Duct cleanings are an important step in removing smoke and nicotine odors.
  • Thermal fog the entire affected area. Thermal fogging is a process where heat is applied to our professional deodorizing products using a thermal fogging machine. This machine releases a fog that smoke and nicotine odor particles are drawn to and are absorbed by, thus neutralizing the odor.

 Nicotine and smoke odors are probably one of the more common odor related issues and can be cleaned up quickly and effectively by well trained and well equipped professionals. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has tons of experience cleaning and restoring nicotine and smoke damaged homes and businesses. Our team of trained professionals have the knowledge base and experience to take on even the challenging odor issues. 

Give us a call today to schedule your inspection for a quote of your cleaning needs.  

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore (586) 598-5050

Severe Storm Damage in St. Clair Shores?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Storm clouds are moving away, and the sun is shining over Lake St. Clair. Storm damage restorations are our specialty in Grosse Pointe Shores!

Storms are Common Over Lake St. Clair

You would never know by looking at this picture that there was a massive storm over Lake St. Clair two hours ago. When storms blow in, they increase the opportunity for water damage to occur. Gusty winds can blow off roof shingles causing roof damage. Rain can seep into leaking window and door seals, and leaf-clogged rain gutters and blocked downspouts have been known to cause water intrusion into basements and anywhere water can penetrate into the structure. SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of storm and water damage restoration specialists on call 24 hours a day to respond to any size storm damage emergency you have. Grosse Point Shores residents know they can count on us to arrive quickly to immediately tarp, board-up, and secure the damaged areas of the structure. We will provide an assessment of the damage and extract the water and thoroughly dry the area restoring your property to pre-damage condition!  

Call Us Today

When you have a storm damage emergency of any size, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your storm damage in Grosse Pointe Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

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

A cracked, and broken store window is reflecting light on a sunny day.

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

A cracked, and broken store window is reflecting light on a sunny day. We restore commercial property damage of all kinds in Roseville.

Vandalism Happens

Michigan takes graffiti and vandalism crimes very seriously. According to the Davis Law Group, if sentenced as an adult, a person faces up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $500 dollars. Other property damage crimes can include up to five years in prison and fines up to $15,000 dollars.

Vandalism can be a real deterrent to business, too. People may be dissuaded from entering a store with a broken window, or graffiti on the walls, and that means lost revenue to the Roseville commercial store or business owner.

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has been restoring commercial property damage and vandalism for years, and we will act quickly to remove damage from homes and commercial businesses. Our restoration specialists are on call 24 hours a day and have the training and experience to restore all types of vandalism. We not only remove spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we also clean damage to driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, and masonry. We can replace broken windows and by the time we are through restoring the damage, it will be difficult to remember if there was ever any damage to begin with!

Call Us Today!

When you have a vandalism or other commercial property damage emergency in Roseville, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your vandalism damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Slow Water Leak in Warren?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

A sleek, newly remodeled bathroom vanity is shown with a modern, white porcelain, above-mounted sink vessel sitting on top. St. Clair Shores residents count on us to restore hidden water damage!

Hidden Water Damage?

Due to the pandemic, I began working from home in Warren, and I decided to spruce up my guest suite and turn it into a home office. I decided to give the guest bathroom a makeover, too, by replacing the vanity and the light fixtures. When the old vanity was removed, we discovered a slow leak that seeped into and ruined the drywall, baseboards, and floor joists under the plumbing line beneath the vanity. It was such a small leak that it had gone unnoticed for some time, creating a large repair bill.

Fortunately, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores water restoration technicians came out did an assessment of the damage, extracted the water, removed the water-damaged drywall and baseboards and installed air movers and dehumidifiers to completely dry out the area. After the repairs were completed, they cleaned and sanitized the bathroom and when they were through with the repairs you would never know that there had been any work done at all!

Call Us Today

When you discover hidden water damage or experience property damage of any kind, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your water damage in Warren, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Lake Flooding in Grosse Point Shores?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

A large inland lake is heaving with waves and white caps caused by strong winds, blowing water onto the shoreline. We have been mitigating storm damage in St. Clair Shores for years!

Lake Levels Are Rising

According to the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes water levels are going to continue to rise to heights similar to the lake level records set in 2019. The City of St. Clair Shores is urging Grosse Point Shores residents to take proactive measures to prevent basement and road flooding.

For property owners living next to the lake who will have some wave action, the Army Corps of Engineers recommends that you build a berm or seawall that is thirty-six inches above the current lake level. The City also suggests that residents construct adequate sandbag barriers around their property before high water occurs. SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has been responding to storm damage emergencies in the St. Clair Shores area for years and has the resources to respond to any size storm emergency or disaster.

Our team of highly trained technicians receive certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and can be onsite within four hours of your call to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We can also help you with the insurance paperwork and process.

Call Us Today

When you have a flood or other storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your storm damage in Grosse Point Shores “Like it never even happened.”

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