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Moldy Attic

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Moldy Attic Side by side comparison of the attic ceiling.

This attic is 1,983 square feet. When we first arrived on site it was completely covered in mold. The inspector identified the source as an improper ventilation issue. Understandably so, the homeowner was unable to fix the source until the mold was remediated. They called our office and Eric went out to give them an estimate. Soon after the estimate was accepted by the homeowner, our techs, Austin and Josh were onsite in full Tyvek suits setting up the containment and starting the remediation process. In the first day we were able to set-up the containment, remediate and set the air scrubbers. Upon the final walk through with the homeowner, the attic was clear of mold and ready to start fixing the source of the problem.

Massive Warehouse Cleaning

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Massive Warehouse Cleaning Kitchen in the office section after our staff finished cleaning it.

A few weeks ago, our team completed a 75,000 square foot general cleaning job. The current owner of the building was looking to sell but was unable to do so due to the amount of black carbon dust in the building. It seemed to cover every inch of the building. It didn’t seem to matter if you were in the main office or out in the warehouse, the thickness of the dust remained the same.

In the warehouse portion of the building, we had to rent a Zamboni to clean the floor due to the dust and the surface area being covered. To see a difference in the flooring, we had to clean the floor 2-3 times. Thank goodness for the Zamboni! On the other side of the warehouse, there were 30+ racks that needed to be wiped down and the floor cleaned under. It took us several days to complete these tasks, but the warehouse looks amazing!

On the inside of the building, the carpets were covered in dirt and dust. Due to foot traffic, it was all stomped into the ground. The walls, lights and walls were all covered in carbon dust and needed to be cleaned prior to the floors being done. The bathrooms were destroyed and blackened with carbon dust, more so than any other room in the building. The kitchen was neglected, and every inch of the cupboards and appliances needed to be cleaned. Using SERVPRO cleaning products and a lot of arm muscle, the office portion is now sparkling!

In the end, we were able to clean this warehouse in just over 2 weeks. The owner will hopefully have no problems selling with warehouse and the new owners will be able to move in with confidence!

Teacher Appreciation Week

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Over the course of last week, we took time to acknowledge teachers. We asked individuals from Facebook to share a story about a teacher that either positively impacted themselves or someone that they knew. Those teachers being nominated would be entered a drawing for a basket of classroom supplies.

After the first day, we had only received one nomination, but by day two it started to pick-up. By the end of the week, we had received 16 nominations from schools in Lapeer, Davison, Linden, Swartz Creek, Flushing and Lansing. The stories that were shared with us were truly heart warming and we would like to share some of them with you!

Mrs. Furneaux

“She took a job at River Rouge High School in Detroit. In her first week on the job, she came home crying every day. She had planned on quitting that Friday because the kids were rude, bullies and dangerous. One day she lost control and cried in front of the students and a student walked up to her and said, “Mrs. Furneaux, you’re not going to quit on us too, are you?” A year later she was still working there.”

Michael

Mrs. King

“I had 7 children and she was a teacher for 4 of them. Mrs. King was amazing and always got down on their level and make them feel special, like they could accomplish anything. The last of my 7 kids are seniors this year and after all these years she still asks about my kids. She is an amazing teacher, the greatest friend and a superb human being. We love you Mrs. King!”

Heidi

Mr. Starr

“Garth Starr is always being supportive and making me believe in myself. I truly enjoyed coming to his class each day and always left with a smile.”

Erica

Sump Pump Failure leads to Flooding Issues

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Sump Pump Failure leads to Flooding Issues The Utility room was continuously flooding throughout the day, until we arrived.

On April 19th, we received a water loss at a commercial site in the Goodrich area. What we thought was a standard category 1 water loss, was actually a category 3. Over the weekend, they lost power in an ice storm and their sump pump failed, causing the toilets to overflow and flood the building. The employees attempted to clean the water up themselves, but quickly learned that it was a much bigger job than they were equipped to handle on their own and called us.

Upon our Production Manager, Darren arriving on site and conducting our initial surveillance, we learned that there was little to no moisture in the walls. The flooring was not so lucky. After conducting several moisture reading tests throughout the effected areas, we learned that all of the flooring, approximately 500 sqft, will have to be removed.

Later that day, our crew arrived on site to start demoing the effected area. This demo included: The main hallway, 7 rooms and 4 bathrooms. All flooring was removed, and two feet of drywall and insulation from the floor up. Air movers were strategically placed to produce the most desirable air flow and the most efficient drying process. Furthermore, dehumidifiers were used to assist the air movers in their task.

In the end, we have another happy customer and a commercial property that is back up and running as if it “Never even happened.”

Standing Up for Child Abuse Prevention & Autism

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Community Standing Up for Child Abuse Prevention & Autism We decorated our front yard with blue and silver pinwheels to show our support.

Throughout the month of April, SERVPRO of Lapeer has been actively participating in Child Abuse Prevention and Autism Awareness month.

The month started with us simply decorating the lawn with the blue and silver pinwheels and each staff member wearing a blue ribbon in support of the causes. As the month went on, we quickly started to become more involved. Here is a list of our involvements:

  • Justice for Lily Foundation’s Lily Ball Sponsor
    • Table Sponsor
      • Though many of our team members are on committees for this event, we purchased a sponsorship to allow our entire office the opportunity to attend the event.
    • Weekly Meeting Host
      • We have donated a portion of warehouse space to the Justice for Lily committee to assemble center pieces and auction baskets for the event.
    • Community Supply Drive
      • Promoted and dedicated a portion of our office to supplies being collected for the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County and the Forever Friends Network in Lapeer.

We are saddened that this month has come to a close; however, we are proud of the support that we were able to give to those organizations and individuals in our community that are the boots on the ground. Thank you to everyone that joined us in showing their support and a BIG thank you to those individuals who are the boots on the ground.

Time for you to clean up with a bunch of Professionals

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Take Cleaning to a New Level. Imagine a cleaner, brighter, more sustainable future for your business. You can start enjoying that future today – with commercial cleaning solution from SERVPRO of Lapeer. We put science to work to bring you easy-to-use, green alternatives that don’t compromise cleaning performance. All are engineered help keep your facility – and your brand reputation – spotless.

There are many benefits that you can get from professional commercial cleaning. A commercial setting has more foot traffic, so it is very important that you have your building cleaned by a professional.

It can be challenging to keep Michigan Eye Institute Lapeer clean. SERVPRO is an experienced company that is focused on delivering great commercial cleaning job.

A few days ago, Michigan Eye Institute Lapeer that have 5 other locations got in trouble as because one of their patients pushed the gas padel. They called us at 1 pm. We went there to meet with the doctors at 1:30 pm and the doctors signed the agreement for us to provide the services at 2 pm. Around 3:45 pm, we arrived on site to start with the cleaning job. It took few hours to set the place. At 7 pm, everything was cleaned up by professionals of SERVPRO, and the Eye Institute was ready to open up again for next day.

We are the choice for many businesses and homeowners. We qualify each commercial cleaning lead using your preferred qualification criteria.

The process during the time frame is as follows:

  1. We board up the outside wall and saved the bricks for future repair
  2. We strengthen the inside wall by supporting it with 2x4 frame
  3. We moved inventory of glasses for the customer
  4. We stored the damaged shelves in our warehouse for adjuster's inspection
  5. We cleaned up debris, broken glasses, drywall, and insulation

We look forward to providing you with commercial cleaning services. Our goal is to make your business or home smelling free and clean. We provide service that is excellent. Call us today in order to make an appointment for your commercial cleaning.

Quick & Effective Water Damage Restoration

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

If you live in the Imlay City and are experiencing water damage from a failed sump pump, sewage backup or other plumbing issue, you have come to the right place. At SERVPRO of Lapeer in Imlay City Water & Fire Restoration, we specialize in water removal & restoration of all types and sizes and stand ready to solve your problem 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. With a full service restoration approach, we can handle everything from the initial cleanup & drying service, all the way through to the final restoration. 

Water Damage Restoration Process at SERVPRO of Lapeer

Our process works through mitigating, or “minimizing the severity” of your loss. We do this through our emergency response crews that come equipped to extract all water, apply a disinfectant, remove any non-salvageable materials and use drying equipment to dry the materials that can be saved, and prevent mold. As response time is so critical, getting a free estimate as soon as possible is extremely important to reducing further damage and preventing mold.

Our specific procedures based on the cleanliness of the water source & conditions & amount of dwell time. If you have any questions about how your situation should be handled, please contact us at (810) 664-1000.

SERVPRO of Lapeer in Imlay City provide:

  • Quick Friendly Service
  • Emergency Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service Available
  • Fully Licensed & Insured Commercial Water Damage Restoration Contractor
  • Expert Certified Commercial Water Damage Restoration Professionals
  • Commercial, Residential & Municipal Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Storm Damage Restoration

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

When you get hit by a storm, there can be a lot of damage such as missing shingles, complete roofs torn off, blown-off siding, hail damage, doors blown off, power lines down, trees on buildings, or maybe all of the above. SERVPRO of Lapeer in Clarkston helps you with storm clean up, wind damage and more.

We do all of the temporary repairs, reconstruction, and cleaning with our own award-winning personnel. We are the only company that does that! You do not have to work with a lot of contractors.

What happens if we need you at night or on a weekend?

You can call us anytime at (810) 664-1000. We are available 24/7, to help you with these difficult issues. You can trust SERVPRO of Lapeer to restore your life and your peace of mind after your property has been damaged by a storm.

We offer storm damage restoration services including:

  • Debris removal and full cleanup of affected areas
  • Hail and roof damage repair
  • Restoration of electric, natural gas, and heat (if needed)
  • Window and door replacement
  • Contents pack-out and storage during mitigation and restoration
  • Complete reconstruction services
  • Emergency water mitigation
  • Temporary emergency plumbing repairs
  • Emergency board-up to prevent theft and/or injury

SERVPRO of Lapeer specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire and Smoke damage restoration

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour fire and smoke damage restoration service in Oxford.

Fire damage repair must begin quickly to maximize effectiveness. We answer the call and immediately move action 24/7. Recognizing the trauma and emotional upset that occupants suffer, we work quickly and considerately to mitigate damage on salvageable property, such as household items, furniture, metals and other contents.

Fire and smoke damage restoration requires knowledge and skill; SERVPRO of Lapeer have the expertise to do the job right.

Our certified professionals determine the full extent of fire damage, including the impact of smoke, heat, and residues from fire and smoke. We keep home and business owners informed, helping to overcome their loss and restoring hope by explaining what can be saved and how, in a way, they can understand what is happening, what to expect, and what they can do.  Emergency fire damage repair services are then employed.

Emergency fire damage repair services in Oxford can reverse much of the effects of fire and smoke damage. Restoration and fire damage repairs with SERVPRO of Lapeer can make a very trying time much less unpleasant.

Our state-of-the-science techniques and cleaning solutions can dramatically increase the likelihood of saving property without needing to replace it.

SERVPRO of Lapeer offers the following fire mitigation services:

  • Smoke and Odor Removal
  • Complete Cleaning & Sanitation
  • Professional Deodorization
  • Temporary Protection

With 24-hour emergency response service, SERVPRO of Lapeer in Oxford saves your time and money.

Storm Damage Repair

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

When storms strike, SERVPRO of Lapeer is always ready with a 24-hour emergency response to aid residents and business owners. With one call to (810) 664-1000, SERVPRO of Lapeer in Oxford will be on site and work to mitigate the damage to your property. If you’ve been affected by fallen trees, tornado damage, flooding, road damage, hail damage or any other storm damage, SERVPRO is the damage restoration company to call in Oxford.

We offer a large variety of services to owners of damaged property from the storm, making sure that storm damage does not become permanent and irreplaceable damage.

Types of Storm Damage

  • Hail will mainly cause damage to your roof, siding, and windows.
  • Checking your roof each year for hail damage can help prevent future damage caused by rain.
  • If you notice dents or holes on the siding, roofs, or screens of your home, call SERVPRO Restoration and your insurance company right away.
  • After the storm, check for water stains around and under your windows, which may be a result of leakage. Also, be sure that you do not have any broken windows.

The sooner you receive help from SERVPRO of Lapeer, the sooner your home can return to its previous state. Our certified team of restoration experts can be on the job right away and help you prevent further damage and harm.