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Winds Causing Structural Damage to Homes in St. Clair Shores?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

A fence is blown over by strong winds. We restore storm damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County. We know that our fast response time saves our customers time and money in many cases. Here are some tips for protecting your property from wind damage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

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.

Anchor Any Fuel Tanks and External Utility Links

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

Secure Objects Outside the Home

Loose shingles, your dog’s house, trash cans, and sports equipment can be picked up by the wind and cause damage to your home—secure outdoor objects like furniture, gutters, and downspouts.

Trim or Remove Dead, Damaged, or Rotting Trees and Limbs

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed regularly. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

Call Us Today!

When your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business has storm 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.

Comprehensive Fire Damage Restoration Process Used in Grosse Pointe Shores Homes?

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, is seen on a sunny day. We are trusted fire damage restoration leaders in Macomb and Wayne Counties.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores are leaders in fire damage restoration services. Grosse Pointe Shores residents can trust us to restore fire damage quickly and efficiently. Here is the process we follow for every fire restoration:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event to help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor or major repairs, like the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

 Call Us!

When your Grosse Pointe Shores home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, 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 Can I Inspect My Home in Warren for Signs of Water Damage?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Paint is bubbling on a water-damaged wall. We are trusted water damage restoration leaders in Macomb County.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores responds to more water damage emergencies than any other form of water damage each year. Here are some of the tell-tale signs of water damage:

Wet areas or water pooling on the floor

You probably have hidden water damage if you notice water on your floor with nothing to attribute it to.

Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling

Look for discoloration on your walls and ceiling inside and outside your home.

Flaking, cracking, or bubbling paint or drywall

Water seeping behind a wall will cause this to happen.

Visible dripping water you can see but dripping where it should not be

If you see any signs of water leaks, it may be a symptom of a bigger problem somewhere in your plumbing systems.

  • Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling
  • Wet areas or water pooling on the floor
  • Flaking, cracking, or bubbling paint or drywall
  • Hearing the sound of running water that you can’t place
  • Hearing the sound of dripping water that you can’t locate
  • Visible dripping water you can see but dripping where it should not be
  • Significant increase in your water bill for no known reason
  • Strong, damp, musky odors
  • Visible mold growing 

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do If I Find a Mold Infestation in My Home in Grosse Pointe Shores?

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is growing on a wall. We are trained and certified to restore mold damage in Macomb County.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores has been mitigating and remediating mold damage in Grosse Pointe Shores for many years. Mold has been present in the Earth’s atmosphere since the beginning of time, and it plays an essential role in nature by helping to break down organic materials. Water leaks or excess moisture can encourage mold to colonize, and the mold can become visible in as little as 48 hours.  

Here are some mold damage emergency tips from our website about things you can do and should not do while waiting for help to arrive:

Important Facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact our office in St. Clair Shores for mold remediation services

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us Today!

When your Grosse Pointe Shores home or commercial business has mold 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.

Norse God Thor Causing Thunderstorms in St. Clair Shores?

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

Norse God Thor causes lightning strikes. We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Macomb County.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores has been restoring storm damage in Macomb County for many years. Many cultures have mythology and stories that explain thunder and lightning, and Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is pretty popular with Walt Disney movie-goers and Marvel comics enthusiasts. Here are some fun facts on Thor from the Farmer’s Almanac:

  • Thor is so famous that he even gave his name to a day of the week: Thursday (Thor’s day)
  • Thor is the son of Odin, the all-father
  • Thor wields a magical hammer, Mjölnir
  • When a thunderstorm occurs, Thor is riding his chariot into battle pulled by his two goats: Tanngrisni (“gap-tooth”) and Tanngnost (“tooth grinder’)
  • Flashes of lightning mean Thor has thrown Mjölnir at a foe

What really causes thunderstorms?

  • Lightning occurs when liquid and ice particles in the clouds collide and rub together, creating a static electrical charge
  • Some of those particles become positively charged, while others become negatively charged
  • These electrically charged particles are called ions
  • Over time, the strength of the charge grows, and these opposite ions become attracted to one another, causing the electrical energy to shoot between them or between them and the ground, expelling the energy buildup

Call Us Today!

When your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business has storm 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.

Construction Cleaning Services for St. Clair Shores Businesses?

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

A “for sale” sign is posted in front of a commercial property. We offer a full range of commercial cleaning services in Macomb County.

First impressions are everything to a potential buyer, and a clean and fresh-smelling property will leave a favorable impression. Our local team in St. Clair Shores is trained and certified to perform many commercial cleaning services, including construction cleaning. We are licensed general and commercial contractors, and our professionals can come in and complete the final cleaning phase prior  to walk-throughs with buyers.

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

Our team will clean your property from top to bottom: walls, ceilings, light fixtures, millwork, floors, windows, and vents. We’ll leave your property looking and smelling great. We have extensive experience working in all kinds of business settings and commercial buildings:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail and Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Commercial Cleaning Services

  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

Call Us!

When your St. Clair Shores business or home needs specialty cleaning services that exceed what a routine janitorial service can do, 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 Pit Ember Fire in St. Clair Shores?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

A fire is burning in an outdoor fire pit. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Fire pits are great ways to spend time together on warm summer nights. Our local team in St. Clair Shores responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year and offers this information on fire pit safety from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Carefully consider the placement of fire pits and equipment, keeping anything that can burn well away
  • Fire pits should be located at least 10 feet away from the home or structure
  • In areas where campfires are permitted, they must be at least 25 feet away from any structure and anything that can burn. Also, make sure to clear away dry leaves and sticks, low overhanging branches, and shrubs.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from any type of fire pit or outdoor heating equipment in use
  • Make sure combustible items, such as blankets and outerwear, are at least three feet away from equipment

Fire restoration process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 7: Restoration

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Fire damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. When your St. Clair Shores home or business has a fire damage emergency, our St. Clair Shores team will restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Refrigerator Supply Line Failure and Kitchen Flooding in Warren?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

A leaking pipe is shown. We are leaders in water damage restoration in Macomb County.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores responds to more water damage calls than any other form of property damage. This makes sense because, in the United States, 14,000 people experience water damage at home or work each day. Although water damage is a common form of property damage, there are some things you can do to minimize the potential for water damage. Here are some water damage prevention tips from Water Damage Defense:

  • Have a plumber inspect and maintain your water heater on a regular basis
  • Replace hoses on appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, and ice makers when they show signs of wear. They are cheap, so replace them before the manufacturer’s suggested timetable and use the highest quality replacements.
  • When supply leaks occur, turn off the water fast! Make sure your kids know how to do this too.
  • Pay attention to your plumbing system and look for signs of wear, including noisy pipes, signs of moisture on the walls or floors, or rust-stained water
  • Pay attention to your toilet. Stay in the room until it finishes refilling. Get your toilets regularly inspected by a plumber.
  • Make sure you have a reliable sump pump and backup sump pump protecting your basement

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Caring and responsive Fire Restoration Team in St. Clair Shores?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

A person has typed “thank you” on a typewriter. We treat our customers with empathy and special consideration in Macomb County.

The experience of being in a fire can be traumatic and stressful. Our team in St. Clair Shores always treats our customers with respect and empathy, and we work to restore household items and precious keepsakes whenever possible. Here is a Google review from a recent customer:

“I have nothing but great things to say about SERVPRO. My 70-year-old mother had a house fire in December of 2021, and 99 percent of her belongings were deemed a loss. The staff at SERVPRO were nothing but professional, helpful, and extremely kind. They were never pushy, never made us feel rushed, and very careful with all items. Missy was the main contact person for our job and the “lead” team member and is the most kind, loving person. She explained the whole process to us and also took the time to understand what my mom, at 70 years old, was going through, losing everything that she ever had in her entire life. Missy and the whole team went above and beyond to try and save whatever they could and make sure no items were missed during inventory. Missy always kept in contact with us during times we were at the house with her as well as when we were not there and always went the extra mile to do what we asked. The entire SERVPRO team, including Steve, Juan, Dale, Dallas Rod, and Ryan, were all wonderful. Forgive me if I forgot anyone!” Tracey Belanger-Romanik

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Six-Step Water Damage Process Used to Restore Water Damage in St. Clair Shores?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

A living room floor is flooded. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

When you discover water damage in your home or business, fast action is required to minimize the potential for secondary damage. Our team in St. Clair Shores follows a comprehensive, six-step process to restore water damage as follows:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

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

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

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. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, our technicians in St. Clair Shores typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.