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Water Damage Emergency in St. Clair Shores?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen lake water has risen up to a park bench on the edge of the lake. We restore water-damaged property in St. Clair Shores.

Tips for what to do after a flooding:

Water damage happens often in the St. Clair Shores area. Flooding and water intrusion are common challenges home and business owners face. Rising lake levels, severe weather, and flooding all contribute to water intrusion issues. Water damage can become a costly repair if not mitigated quickly. SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is invested in helping the St. Clair Shores community mitigate water damage emergencies of all kinds and sizes, and we respond to many water damage emergencies throughout the year.

Here are some tips from our website on what to do after a flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Call Us!

If your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business needs water restoration services, call SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores at 586-741-5050. Our highly trained team is on call 24 hours a day to serve you.

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

Advanced Technology and Drying Techniques in St. Clair Shores?

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

An industrial grade portable dehumidifier is shown. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to restore moisture levels to normal in St. Clair Shores.

Technology helps us help you!

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores uses advanced technology and techniques to provide the most efficient cleanup and restoration services to all of our residential and commercial business customers in Macomb County for:

Specialized Water Detection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment

We use specialized equipment and apply scientific drying principles to help us detect moisture and measure moisture levels in areas hidden from sight by using infrared cameras to detect hidden moisture, and we use hygrometers to measure moisture in the air and other meters to measure the extent of moisture saturation.

Powerful water extraction equipment is used to rapidly extract water to speed up the drying process and high-speed air movers help water to evaporate more quickly while industrial grade dehumidifiers work to pull the water vapor from the air.

Specialized Techniques

We are trained in the science of odor removal and offer a range of odor removal products to neutralize any offensive odors, and use hospital-grade sanitizing agents, germicides, and anti-microbial treatments when needed.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day, Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in St. Clair Shores, “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

Certified Restoration Specialists in Eastpointe?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

A classroom with bright green chairs sits empty, waiting for the next SERVPRO continuous education session to start. Our technicians are highly trained and certified to provide cleanup and restoration services to the St. Clair Shores community.

Highly Trained

When you call a company to come out to provide emergency repairs to your home or business, how do you know they’re competent to provide those services? Over the years, I’ve heard horror stories about people hiring the wrong people to do the restoration work. That’s why I’m glad that we have SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores here to serve the residential and business community of Eastpointe. All of SERVPRO technicians are required to undergo initial and continuous training and education classes to stay current with industry standards as established by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). All technicians and staff have access to ongoing web-based training through e-learning courses.

Initial Franchise Training

The SERVPRO training program is a 15-day intensive course that takes place at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility that covers fire and water restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning and mold mitigation.

Employee Certification Training

This self-paced program allows employees to become certified after the successful completion of course materials and passing an exam for:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Call Us

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores also offers credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents and adjusters, and real estate professionals to expand knowledge of emergency mitigation. If you have a property damage emergency in Eastpointe or want to find out about our training classes, call us today at 586-741-5050.

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

Property Damage Grosse Pointe Shores?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

A fox terrier is shown holding an orange hard hat and is wearing a toolbelt filled with construction tools. We are property restoration specialists in St. Clair Shores.

Michigan Licensed Contractors

Oftentimes fire, water, and storm damage come with property repairs. Fortunately for the residents of Grosse Pointe Shores, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is a licensed builder in the state of Michigan, licensed by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Additionally, we have a general contractor license, a residential contractor license, a commercial contractor license, and a mold remediation contractor license. These building licenses allow us to perform reconstruction work when it is necessary to restore your property back to preloss condition. When we arrive on- site, we will immediately secure your property as needed by tarping the roof, boarding up broken windows or doors and take any other temporary measures to prevent additional damage from occurring. Depending on the nature and extent of your damage, we may provide some of these building reconstruction services:

  • Board up
  • Drywall installation
  • Electrical
  • HVAC service
  • Marble, tile, linoleum and hardwood floor repair
  • Painting
  • Roofing services
  • Carpet repair and installation
  • Drywall removal and repair
  • Plumbing

Call Us Today

If you have a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is available 24 hours a day and has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We will clean and restore your property damage in Grosse Pointe Shores “Like it never even happened.”

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

Announcing The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) program

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

Tents on tables reading certified cleaned Become a Certified SERVPRO Cleaned Facility

SERVPRO is THE AUTHORITY on what it means to be clean in the new world. Our cleaning is unlike any other.  You will soon be able to visit places knowing they are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Did you know that 89% of consumers said they are hesitant about returning to brick-and-mortar establishments according to a recent survey? And of those, 40% say that cleanliness is a major factor for concern? 

We all know they aren’t talking about dirt. They are talking the invisible germs and pathogens that we can’t see. They are talking about coronavirus, and patrons and employees want to feel safe and secure when America does reopen for business. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean.

We are proud to launch Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned—a cleaning and disinfecting program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. When businesses chose SERVPRO, their employees, customers, and community can rest assured that they’ve selected a “higher standard of clean”—Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) program is designed to provide our communities with a way to know that a structure has been cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected to minimize harmful pathogens. If a structure is sanitized and disinfected as part of the CSC program, a window decal shield will be left at the structure, as well as a separate window decal which should be dated by the franchise to let everyone know when it was last sanitized and disinfected.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Being open for business is just the beginning of our new journey forward. Employees may be hesitant to return to work, and customers may wonder whether the businesses they patron are safe.  Call us today to schedule a quote on having your business disinfected and sanitized today at 586-741-5050. 

Eastpointe Residents Benefit From Our Biological Cleaning Services

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

A white facemask rests in front of a poster showing household and kitchen items. We have years of experience dealing with biological pathogens.

Proactive Cleaning Has Never Been More Important

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has published guidelines on how to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19 in your home. Frequent handwashing, social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting your home has never been more critical to keep your family healthy. SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores wants Eastpointe residents to know that we have been in the business of removing biological pathogens similar to COVID-19 for years and we have the specialty training and equipment necessary to safely clean and disinfect your home.

CDC and Local Authority Guidelines

We use EPA-approved, labeled hospital-grade products and follow CDC and local authority guidelines. Because the virus is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person, and because some people who are infected may or may not have symptoms of the virus, it is important to routinely clean high-touch areas and practice social distancing. The CDC recommends frequent hand washing with soap and water, or the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

We Are Here to Help. ®

We are all in this together and SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores wants Eastpointe residents to know that when you require specialty cleaning services, we are ready to help. Our team of highly trained professionals are on call 24 hours and can be on-site within four hours of your first call. Call us today at 586-741-5050.

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

Let’s Talk About Wearing Face Masks in Eastpointe

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Four teenagers demonstrate various styles of protective face coverings. Protective face coverings and biological cleaning keeps families safe in St. Clair Shores.

Specialty Cleaning For Your Home

We are spending more time at home with our families than we did before the outbreak of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends the routine cleaning of high-touch surfaces and frequent hand washing with soap and water, or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores wants the residents of Eastpointe to know that we have been providing specialty cleaning services and dealing with biological pathogens and other biohazards for years and have extensive experience cleaning contaminants similar to COVID-19.

CDC Guidelines

CDC guidelines for wearing face masks include:

  • Wear a cloth face cover when going out in public
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores wants Eastpointe residents to know that we use hospital-grade, EPA-approved products to safely clean and disinfect your home. Call us today at 586-741-5050 to find out about our specialty cleaning services.

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

Covid -19 Cleaning? We are the Cleaning Experts!

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Covid virus image SERVPRO logo We are Here to Help with Covid Cleaning

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores, 586-741-5050

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Coronavirus Cleaning

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Covid virus image servpro logo Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores for your Covid-19 Cleaning.

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is now receiving a lot of phone calls from various businesses regarding Covid-19 cleanings prior to opening their business.  We are Here to Help!  

This is a general guideline for the proactive cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces to minimize the transmission of emergent viral pathogens including coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This guide may be superseded by federal, state and local regulations. It is recommended before commencing any work that you contact your pollution insurance and workers compensation insurance provider to confirm coverage for emerging pathogen type work.

About Coronavirus

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has now (as of this publication) been detected in 60 locations internationally, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).i The CDC has setup a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary page to provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

The CDC has also provided information about how the virus potentially spreads. This is important knowledge for those creating cleanup plans for individual buildings and facilities. According to the CDC, their current understanding about how COVID-19 spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. COVID-19 is a new disease and there is more to learn about how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. This could be between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Scope of Cleanup Protocol

This proactive cleanup protocol involves a customer that is requesting facility or structure cleaning and disinfection and the customer states that there is NO active known threat of SARS-CoV-2 contamination or exposure. This would be a proactive cleaning action driven from current, active events. In this scenario, the facility can be cleaned using the general guidelines provided within this document. Please note that these are general guidelines only. Building and spaces greatly differ. Each location will require individual planning.

The scope of work will be created and agreed upon by the customer and the SERVPRO franchise to ensure a set of agreeable expectations. The customer needs to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. This should be documented with the Request for Proactive Cleaning to Minimize the Transmission of Emerging Viral Pathogens (including Coronavirus) form. The structure would not be protected from future SARS-CoV-2 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building.

Exclusions to Cleanup Protocol

Beyond the scope of this cleanup protocol is a situation involving a Person Under Investigation (PUI). A PUI includes someone who is involved in a quarantine situation or has come in contact with someone who has been in a quarantine situation. Also, beyond the scope of this cleanup protocol is a situation involving a confirmed positive case of SARS-CoV-2. In both these situations, it is advised to not perform any work without contacting the proper governmental agency (CDC, Health Department, etc.). In these situations, the protocol/scope needs to be provided by the presiding governmental agency. Do not perform this work without that oversight in place.

Cleanup Scope of Work and Planning

The CDC encourages cleaning of high touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum.   These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDCs guidance for commercial spaces as well.

Cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors the infectious agents, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens.  Cleaning is a necessary first step in disinfecting a surface. Both cleaning and disinfecting must be a part of your scope of work and plan.

• tables and chairs

• countertops

• cabinets and pulls

• doorknobs

• floors-hard surfaces/wood

• mats

• food contact surfaces

• light switches

• paper towel/napkin dispensers

• push doors

• bathroom stalls

• countertops

• cabinets/vanities and pulls

• doorknobs

• floors-hard surfaces/wood

• handrails

• light switches

• paper towel/napkin dispenser

• sink hardware

• sinks

• soap dispensers 

• book covers and binders

• carpets

• chairs

• computer equipment

• countertops

• doorknobs

• floors- hard surfaces/wood

• small hard surface items

• light switches

• mats

• carpets

• chairs

• telephones

• computer equipment

• countertops

• doorknobs

• floors- hard surfaces/wood

• light switches

• rugs

• shared office equipment

• tabletops/desktops

• water fountains

SERVPRO is Ready to Help in St. Clair Shores

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

1700+ reasons why…

In the beginning, there was a painting business in California and from that SERVPRO was born. There are now currently over 1700 stores from our Atlantic Seaboard to our Pacific Frontier. Over seventeen hundred franchises tell the tale. We have grown phenomenally and are continuing to grow. Your business in St. Clair Shores has been the cornerstone of that growth and we recognize that. Because of you, we strive to always put our best foot forward. Whether bagging up hazardous waste or speaking with insurance adjusters, our efforts are and always will be to give you our best.

Over five decades…

Without experience, the best intentions are fruitless. We, here at SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores have experience. In fact, we’ve got over five decades of professional cleaning and restoration know how scattered across the country. The staff at our franchises are well trained and professional when performing their duties and/or assessing your situation. If and when you are facing the discomfort of a high stress situation; find us online or call us at (586) 741-5050 and we will put those years of experience to work for you.

From Disaster to Normal in St. Clair Shores

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

From disaster…

Time and again the professionals at SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores have been on the front lines in post-catastrophe situations with their service being invaluable to adjusters and homeowners alike. From the mold created by catastrophic water leaks to soot and smoke removal after a house fire, we bring stability and efficiency to the job that only professionals can bring.

…to normal.

At the end of the day in St. Clair Shores, you just want to turn the key, walk in the door, sit your things down, and sink into a soft chair to relax. You’ve just endured the trauma of some fire, water, or mold disaster and clean up and you don’t want to continue to be in the middle of a disaster area. We will strive to make your situation as painless as possible and when the job is complete  and you return to your normal way of living, it will have been our pleasure to have helped make it “Like it never even happened.” So, when or if you’re faced with any of the previously described problems, SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores encourages you to call (586) 741-5050 so we can help you remediate the damage.

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in St. Clair Shores

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Who should I use?

Emergency situations usually call for quick reaction. In cases where a home or business structure in St. Clair Shores is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re here to help.  SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores are business owners, homeowners and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. Our promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in St. Clair Shores

2/1/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon houses with disasters happening SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is Here To Help when property disaster strikes.

When disaster strikes…

For many, your home in St. Clair Shores represents a lifetime of hard work and a place where roots are important. It is where family gathers, and where your most endearing and important memories are made. When a disaster strikes; whether it be fire, storm, mold, or other water damage/flooding, it will likely be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. When these things happen and stress is high call us. Our professionalism and rapid response time, as well as our nonintrusive clean up and exit should do much to ease the burden you are bearing. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores really does want to help you carry the load.

…we’ll be there to ease your burden.

Sharing a load to SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores means our work makes your situation more bearable. Twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week we are on call with equipment that is up-to-date, and people who are professional and efficient. Our goal is to keep you moving forward with as little worry as possible in St. Clair Shores. Please contact us online or at (586) 741-5050.

Sharing the SERVPRO History in St. Clair Shores

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon with magnifying glass SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is Here To Help.

Why SERVPRO?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO® in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first Franchise in 1969.  In 1988 the SERVPRO headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has 1700+ Franchises in the United States and Canada. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores specializes in cleanup and restoration services in St. Clair Shores. We can make your fire, smoke, water, or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” 

What does SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores do?

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores performs these specialties, including:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery



SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores works directly with most insurance companies, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in St. Clair Shores.

Why SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores? Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment.  

Technicians at SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores will keep you informed as they restore your damage so you will know what SERVPRO did, and how the process worked.  

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is independently owned and operated. 

St. Clair Shores, Are you prepared? We can help!

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

servpro logo and words emergency plan Get Ready! We can help!

National Preparedness Month Offers Home and Business Owners an Opportunity to Resolve to be Ready for an Emergency

Local SERVPRO disaster restoration specialist highlights no-cost tools to help property owners prepare and maintain a comprehensive emergency readiness plan

St. Clair Shores, MI (Grassroots Newswire) August 27, 2019 - No matter where you live or work, emergencies caused by weather, fire, wind, water, and other natural or manmade disasters can strike at any time and are largely unpredictable. SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores reminds St. Clair Shores-area home and business owners that preparing in advance is the best thing you can do to help minimize a disaster’s impact on your loved ones and your property. Each year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designates September as National Preparedness Month – a time to create, or update, your plan for when disaster strikes.

“In the same way that people make ‘resolutions’ at the New Year, National Preparedness Month is a great time to resolve to create a plan, or review your existing plan, each and every year,” said Jennifer Dishman of SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores. “Everyone needs a comprehensive emergency plan. Business owners also need to plan for business interruption and continuation. But equally importantly, families and businesses alike need immediate access to data like emergency and insurance contacts, shut-off valves, electrical panel locations, and the line of command to authorize work so emergency responders can react quickly and appropriately during the emergency. This month’s focus on preparedness is a great incentive for both families and businesses to put a plan in place and review it regularly.”

Creating an emergency plan is straightforward, according to Dishman. No matter what type of threats exist where you live or work – wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other natural or manmade disasters – tools are available from FEMA (https://www.ready.gov) with guidelines for preparing emergency food, water, and medical supplies; planning for special needs; and creating communication and evacuation plans. These tools and others, like the SERVPRO READY app, also help you store essential contact and property information electronically where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if disaster strikes. Both home and business owners can download the free app.

Local business owners can take an additional preparedness step by designating SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider. SERVPRO professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of the facility and assist the owner in completing a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) to be stored in the READY app.

“The key to getting your life or business back on track is timely response after a disaster strikes. That’s why it’s important to take the time to record and store your information electronically, and then commit to a time – like National Preparedness Month – to review and update your records at least once each year,” said Dishman. “Remember, filing cabinets and their contents may be inaccessible or even destroyed in an emergency situation, so don’t depend on them to keep track of critical insurance, property, or contact information in the event of a disaster. Store your data electronically. If disaster strikes, you’ll have the information you need literally at your fingertips.”

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores, please contact Jennifer Dishman at (586)741-5050 or JennyD@SERVPROstclairshoresmi.com. For more information on SERVPRO® and the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program, please visit www.ready.SERVPRO.com.

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

How to Make Your Interior Paint Job Last Longer in St. Clair Shores

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

How to Make Your Interior Paint Job Last Longer

by Haley Kieser 

June 27, 2019

Are you planning on painting the interior of your home? If so, you’re in for a treat—there’s nothing like a sparkling, fresh paint job to make everything feel brand-new again. If you want to ensure your paint job lasts as long as possible, use our foolproof tips to keep your paint job looking pristine for years to come:   

1. Ensure Walls are Clean

Getting your walls cleaned before painting them is important; otherwise, the dirt and debris that collects on your walls can result in a slippery, uneven texture. This can cause the paint to have a difficult time sticking. Before painting your walls, either hire a professional cleaning service or take the time yourself to thoroughly clean every inch of the surfaces you’ll be painting. The goal is to remove every speck of dirt so that you’re dealing with a smooth, dust-free canvas.  

2. Repair Existing Damage

On that note, while you’re in the process of cleaning your walls, be on the lookout for any damaged surfaces, like cracks or holes. Be sure to patch up holes and repair any damaged areas; that way, you’re painting on a nice, uniform surface, not a bumpy one. This will provide better coverage and make your paint really stick to the walls.  

3. Apply Proper Techniques

Haphazardly slapping paint on your walls probably won’t result in the best-looking paint job. To help ensure that your paint looks great and lasts for years, it’s crucial to use proper painting techniques. First up, it’s a good idea to prime your walls. Primers are designed to help seal the wall and prevent mold. Also, using the right strokes can really make or break your paint job: Work from top to bottom and use V- or W-shaped strokes when rolling to seamlessly cover the walls. Finally, you should also paint each wall one at a time and blend the wet paint you’ve brushed on with the paint you’re rolling. If you want to go back over the paint, wait at least a couple hours before doing so. 

4. Invest in High-Quality Tools

Don’t use old painting materials simply because they're cheap. The quality of tools and materials that you use absolutely impacts how long your paint will last. If your brushes are frayed and stiff, purchase a new brush that will make smoother lines. In addition, consider buying a paint that not only primes, but acts as a sealer as well. Source recommendations from friends and go with the highest rated painting materials out there. 

5. Timing is Everything

Timing is everything. If you're gearing up for a big paint job inside your home, keep in mind that two of the most important factors that determine how well paint dries are humidity and temperature. When there's more moisture in the air, this can lead to peeling paint. In addition, extremely hot temperatures can cause the paint to dry well before you can apply the paint evenly. It's best to paint in a cool, dry environment so that your paint looks good going on and lasts as long as possible.

If the above is too overwhelming...

As always, if you want something done truly well—hire the pros. If you don’t have the time or energy for a home paint job (or you simply want to make sure your paint job looks incredible), contracting a professional painting company to do your dirty work for you is always worth the investment.  

Whether you’ve never painted the inside of your home before or you’re pretty much a professional at this point, it can be helpful to keep the above tips in mind. Even when choosing to hire a painting company, ask the right questions to determine they're the right company for the job. After all, if you're paying for someone to paint your home, you surely want it to last.

We can process your contents as well!

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Contents Storage

If your business suffers water, fire, smoke or mold damage, the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores are the premier choice for content restoration and pack-out.

Content Pack-Out

There are scenarios that require business content removal and relocation for prompt and thorough cleaning and restoration. If a business suffers fire and smoke damage, for example, it is often easier, more secure and cost-efficient to take certain contents to another location for restoration work.

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores provides complete pack-out services. We will inventory and carefully and respectfully take the contents of your home or business to be restored, packed, and delivered to our facility. The pack-out process involves meticulous documentation to ensure your items receive the best possible care, including photo documentation, identification numbers and detailed lists.

Storage

Meanwhile at our SERVPRO location, your items are stored in a secure, climate-controlled environment. They remain there until the cleaning and restoration process is complete.

Content Pack Back

After content cleaning and restoration, items are returned to your business using the same inventory procedures and documentation employed in the pack-out process. Your items are loaded, transported and delivered with great care and then reconciled with original pack-out inventories.

Content cleaning and restoration is offered at our SERVPRO location and on select jobs and services performed. The availability and scope of content cleaning and restoration varies by location, job, insurance provider (if applicable) and other factors.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at (586) 741-5050.  

A Brand you can TRUST!

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know?

When asked why SERVPRO, here are a few reasons why we think you should choose us!  

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores professionals will work around your Insured's schedule.  We appreciate your business!  

We have over 1400 Franchises that all pull together during large disasters.  

We have 24 hour emergency services for your emergency needs!  No matter if it's a holiday or not. 

We process your contents and inventory in house so you do not have to wait for multiple companies to help you get the job started.  

We are trained, uniformed professionals.

We use secure, electronic job files with 24- hour accessibility to notify your insurance company with what is happening. 

We have been serving America since 1967!

We are a trusted source for over 600 insurance companies!

We have a nationwide response team for Hurricanes, or national disasters that occur.  

We have a national call center that can help you get the closest SERVPRO if you own multiple properties in other states.  

In other words, just give us a shot and we can SHOW you why SERVPRO.  Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores at 586-741-5050.

Contents Cleaning and Pack Outs

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Another great reason to call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is not only can we help you with your dry out and mitigation, we can help you with your contents!  When you basement floods or you have a fire, we can help you with your contents.  All restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaning and deodorized to preloss condition in most cases.  We can even provided emergency cleaning of contents the customer will need immediately.  If relocation is necessary due to extensive damage, SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores professionals are trained to properly move out and control the inventory of contents throughout the cleaning, restoration and deodorization process.  We can then store the contents in our temperature controlled, insured warehouse until your repairs can be completed and you are ready to move back into your home or business.  Give us a call at SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores at 586-741-5050 if you are in need of our services! 

Why SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores?

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO

The real question would be why not?  When choosing a restoration company experience, knowledge and honesty should all matter.  SERVPRO has been a trusted source in the industry since 1967.  We have years of experience and have worked with numerous insurance companies to provide the homeowners the best services after a claim is filed.  Most large carriers will call SERVPRO direct and have us do site inspections for their honest opinions on claims.  While in the field we are able to provide your adjuster with a verbal briefing within 4 hours on your initial call!  This really helps start your claims process on the right foot and get things moving.  We are the trusted professionals in the industry that you can trust when your home or business is damaged.  Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores at (586) 741-5050.  

Why SERVPRO ?

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO?

FASTER WORK COMPLETION! 

No more waiting days for a contractor to respond when every hour counts!  SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores is dedicated to providing 24 Hour emergency service with SERVPRO's 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines.  Within 1 hours from notice of loss, we will contact you to arrange for service.  Within 4 hours we will be on-site to start mitigation services.  Within 8 business hours, a verbal briefing will be communicated to the adjuster from our crew chief on site at your home or business.  At SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores we have crews that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for your emergency service needs.  Please call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores at (586) 741-5050.  

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

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

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.