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Ice Dam in St. Clair Shores, MI

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ice Dam in St. Clair Shores, MI Ice Dam in St. Clair Shores

Watch for Ice Dams!!

An ice dam is an ice build-up on roofs of buildings which may cause water damage to the building and contents if the water leaks through the roof. This home in St. Clair Shores had accumulated snow on the roof and the lack of proper ventilation and insulation caused an ice dam. Water leaked into the attic in several places and seeped down into the ceilings and walls of several rooms.

Our crews cleaned the snow off the roof to prevent any further damage, then proceeded the drying out process. If you notice any wet ceilings or walls in your home, don’t hesitate to call us. Our water restoration technicians are available 24/7 to help with your emergency needs. Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores (586) 741-5050.

Frozen Pipes in St. Clair Shores, MI

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipes in St. Clair Shores, MI Frozen Pipes?

Now that the weather is finally getting colder, pipes can freeze!

Watch for signs of a broken pipe:

  • Unusual Sounds

If you flush the toilet or use the sink and you hear a gurgling sound, that could be a problem with a broken pipe. Any other strange whistling or banging sounds could also be another sign.

  • Odors

Sewage has a distinctively unpleasant odor. Pay attention to any odors coming from your sinks, toilets or drains.

  • Visible Water Leaks on Walls or Ceilings

Damp drywall can be a good indicator that there may be a broken pipe behind the wall or ceiling.

  • Sink not acting properly

If the water is not coming out of the faucet at the usual rate, or if you have a persistent clog you could have a broken pipe.

Keep our number handy in case of an emergency. We are available 24/7. Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores (586) 741-5050

Water Restoration Process

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

24 Hour Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small in your Roseville, MI home. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Even a delay of a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Water damage can be chaotic and traumatic. When you call us, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

We answer the phone Ready to Help. Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores today (586) 741-5050.

Why SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores? Local Water Damage Specialists

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores? Local Water Damage Specialists SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores makes it "Like it never even happened"

Why SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores? Because we are your local water damage specialists. If your home is suddenly hit with a flood, would you want someone who “may” be able to clean it up? Or would you want someone who specializes in flood damage? We have the expertise and the equipment to thoroughly dry, clean and sanitize your home after a flood.

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. They 7 steps below illustrate SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores’ process for a typical water restoration.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores cares about you and your home and our team of heroes will make it "Like it never even happened.” Call us 24/7 @ (586)741-5050.

Space Heater Safety in Roseville, MI

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Space Heater Safety in Roseville, MI Space heater fire

Space Heater Safety

About 25,000 house fires and 300 deaths are attributed to space heaters each year, mostly caused when a heater is placed too close to curtains, bedding, or upholstered furniture, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition, 6,000 people end up in emergency rooms with burns from touching a heater’s hot surface.

Half of all home heating fires happen during the months of December, January, and February.

Safety Tips

  • Place the heater on a hard, level, and nonflammable surface. They are intended to sit on the floor, not on a table.
  • Establish a 3-foot kid- and pet-free zone around the heater, and never put a space heater in a child's room.
  • Keep the space heater at least 3 feet away from combustible materials, such as furniture, bedding, and curtains.
  • Don't use a heater in a workshop or garage near paint, gas cans, or matches.
  • Turn it off when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Unplug the heater when it's not in use by pulling the plug straight from the outlet. Check the cord for damage periodically, and don’t use it if it’s frayed or worn.
  • Don’t plug another electrical device or an extension cord into the same outlet as a heater—that can cause overheating.
  • Install working smoke alarms on every level of your home, and in every bedroom, and test them monthly.

We are here for you 24/7. In case of an emergency call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores (586) 741-5050.

Flooded Basement in Clinton Township, MI

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Basement in Clinton Township, MI Flooded basement in Clinton Township, MI

Flooded Basement in Clinton Township, MI

Have a loved one affected by a water loss? Hire a company that will care about your family like they are our own. This is a picture from a water loss in Clinton Township, MI for a homeowner who lives alone and who did not know where to turn. Her insurance adjuster put her in contact with a company that can take care of her every need. We work directly with insurance adjusters to provide our customers with a smooth claims process, and our experts make sure your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is always Here to Help! Call us at (586) 741-50-50 for your restoration needs! We are available to help 24/7.

Thermal Imaging

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Thermal Imaging Detecting Water Damage in St. Clair Shores

Thermal Imaging

Sometimes you might not know exactly what has been affected when you have a water leak. Did you know that we can detect hidden moisture with the use of thermal imaging? We can detect where moisture has infiltrated walls, carpeting etc. with the use of thermal imaging cameras. A thermal imaging camera can detect slight temperature differences inside your home. It creates a visual map so we can pinpoint the location of leaks and moisture.

Generally speaking, the higher an object's temperature, the more infrared radiation is emitted as black-body radiation. A special camera can detect this radiation in a way similar to the way an ordinary camera detects visible light. It works even in total darkness because ambient light level does not matter.

Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores at (586) 741-5050 for your emergency water damage cleanup.

Carpet Cleaning your St. Clair Shores Home

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning your St. Clair Shores Home Carpet Cleaning in Macomb Township

We can Clean Your Carpets

After all of the holiday parties are over, your carpeting probably needs some care. Did you know we also can clean your carpets? If you need help with your deep cleaning chores, give us a call! Our carpet cleaning technicians are ready to help. Vacuuming alone isn’t enough to keep your carpets looking new. A good rule of thumb is to have it professionally cleaned every 12 months. Our technicians use hot water extraction to remove ground in dirt. Most of the moisture is removed with our powerful truck-mounted extraction system, and we take care to use protective pads under all of your furniture to prevent any possible transfer of color. Keep our phone number handy and call SERVPRO OF St. Clair Shores for any cleaning needs (586) 741-5050.

Bad Odor in your Eastpointe Home?

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Bad Odor in your Eastpointe Home? We Can Rid Your Home of Bad Odors

We Are Specialists in Deep-Cleaning

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other short cuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions in which it contact any surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores to make an appointment (586)741-5050.

The Dangers of Soot in your Eastpointe Home

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Dangers of Soot in your Eastpointe Home Soot is Dangerous!

Soot From Even Small Fires Is Dangerous

Often people think flames are the most harmful part of fires, but this isn’t always the case. Smoke and soot can cause even more damage to your health. Even though soot can make you think of Mary Poppins it can be quite damaging to your health. Breathing in soot can cause respiratory distress and other medical issues. To avoid long-lasting damage, soot must be cleaned up as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores has the equipment and knowledge to fully rid your home of soot residue. We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

At SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores we have on call crews that are available 24/7 for your emergency needs. If disaster strikes, strike back by calling SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores, your Cleanup and Restoration Specialist at (586) 741-5050.