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Water Works Quickly..... But so do we!

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Lapeer arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (810) 664-1000

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Lapeer

SERVPRO of Lapeer specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. 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.

Give us a call today at 810-664-1000!

What Happens when Water Gets Under your Ceramic Tile?

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Tile can withstand small quantities of water but if your home has been flooded and you are thinking of leaving the effected tile untouched, there are a few important things you should know. Water that has found its way under ceramic tile can cause mold growth. If that mold is not taken care of it can become very dangerous. Mold spores can lead to health effects and will eventually compromise the structure of the tile itself.  

This is where your insurance company steps in and tells you to call SERVPRO of Lapeer. Our trained professionals will come in, access all damage and identify potential future problems that you may not have even known to check for. Our Project Manager will work directly with you and your insurance adjuster to repair or replace all damaged areas.  

With 24/7 on-call technicians, we are faster to any size disaster. 

SERVPRO of Lapeer

Fires in The Workplace

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Fires in the workplace can be especially devastating to business owners. There is the damage to the facility, any inventory, and then there is the longer timeline before you can get back up and running which may lead to loss of employees. SERVPRO does not often receive calls for workplace fires, however the ones they do respond to, often have major damage with a loss of most or all their inventory. Take note of these 4 most common reasons for workplace fires.   

Faulty Electrical Equipment 

Loose wires, overloaded plugs and faulty connections can lead to dangerous electrical fires. This often happens because businesses put off replacing functional but unsafe or outdated equipment. It requires a slight investment to keep your staff safe and saves money in the end. 

*Note- it is a business owners' responsibility to care for electrical equipment. These types are especially dangerous because they cannot be put out by water. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher in site for all employees.  

Flammable and Combustible Materials 

Workshops and garages can be prone to these types of fires. If these items are not stored properly certain tools like a circular saw can cause a spark and light near bye flammable chemicals. 

Lack of Staff Training 

Unforeseen accidents are always a possibility even when you have followed all rules and regulations. For this reason, employee training is vital! Proper training can prevent innocent mistakes, like covering the vents of electrical equipment, that could lead to a major disaster. If a fire does still occur, it is extremely important that all staff members are aware of your evacuation plan.  

Lack of resources and equipment in place  

Smoke detectors and fire alarms need to be installed and checked! This should seem like a given, but unfortunately that is not always the case. Investing in the initial upfront cost of these safety procedures could save you thousands of dollars in the end and most importantly will KEEP YOUR STAFF SAFE! 

If disaster should occur call  

SERVPRO of Lapeer 24/7-365. 

SERVPRO of Lapeer Water Damage Services

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Our professionally trained technicians are waiting for your call. With the most current and advanced drying equipment we can have your home or business on the way to recovery in a matter of hours. While the dry out process is being executed, we will carefully pack up and store all of your belongings that have not been affected and contain the damaged areas to keep it from spreading any further.

Let us go to work for you!

SERVPRO of Lapeer 

810-664-1000

Emergency Restoration Services With SERVPRO of Lapeer

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides professional residential and commercial emergency restoration services for disasters of all sizes. From water and flood damage, to fire damage and mold remediation, SERVPRO of Lapeer is available 24/7 to clean up and repair damage to residential and commercial property. 

Why choose SERVPRO emergency restoration services?

  • Emergency disaster service available 24/7
  • Rapid response to disasters of all sizes
  • IICRC-certified water restoration specialists
  • Affordable Prices
  • Quickly Friendly Service

When disaster strikes your business, every hour spent on recovery could equal hundreds, even thousands of dollars of lost revenue. Fast and efficient disaster cleanup is crucial. Our professional commercial and large loss restoration specialists will be there fast to get your business up and running again.

Do you Have a Mold problem? Give SERVPRO of Lapeer a call Today!

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that it is actually impossible to remove ALL mold from your home or business? Mold lives everywhere, indoor and outdoor. Mold spores are microscopic, traveling through the air and usually entering your home through windows, air conditioning units or doors. They thrive on moisture and can quickly turn into a much larger problem when exposed to water. 

Large mold problems are generally easy to find because it produces a strong musty odor. 

Why chose SERVPRO of Lapeer if you find mold present in your home or business?

FIRST......

We are faster to any size disaster!

SECOND.....

We are highly trained mold remediation specialists. We have the training and expertise to safely handle any mold situation.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

 SERVPRO of Lapeer is here for you day or night 365 days a year.

Types of Roof Damage

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

We have received a ton of calls for roof repairs after all of the high winds we have seen lately. 

If your home has taken a beating from high winds, the damage is not always obvious. Damaged shingles may look fine from the street and the issues may not reveal themselves until after some time has passed. 

Damaged shingles can lead to a leak in the roof. The leak will be small and hard to notice but may make its way through your homes siding or roofs waterproof material. These small areas allow moisture and pests to enter your home.

The wind can also cause the roof decking to lift away from the framing. Even the slightest lift can lead to loose screws and nails. If this happens it may take only one more high wind situation to completely lift the roof decking away from the home. 

The damage your home sustains will depend on several factors. These include:

  • Direction of high winds
  • Type of home construction
  • Materials used for roof and siding
  • Age of home

 When you have your home assessed for damaged by SERVPRO professionals, they will look beneath the surface to find the hidden damage.

SERVPRO of Lapeer vs Water Damage- Why you should choose us and what we can do for you!

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

If you 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 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 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

Snow and Ice Build Up and The Damage it Can Cause to your Home

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Winter is a beautiful and magical time of year. The snow fall makes for a picture perfect kind of day. But what happens if you leave all that snow on your roof and in your gutters to freeze?

Snow Damns- When snow falls on your roof and the temperature is above freezing, the snow melts and trickles down to a part of your roof that is colder and below freezing. The water then freezes and expands which can damage your shingles, open up cracks and create a snow damn. They may be beautiful to look at but they create an awfully expensive roof repair when not attended to properly. 

Cave in's- if we have a bad snow storm, large amounts of snow can accumulate on your roof and if it is not removed in a timely manner, the weight of the snow could cause your roof to cave in. 

SERVPRO of Lapeer are the experts in all things water. Call us any time-24/7- 365 days a year. 

SERVPRO of Lapeer

810-664-1000 

Roof Health

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Living in Michigan your home is bound to see its share of wind, rain, snow and ice. Replacing or repairing a roof usually comes with an expensive price tag. Keeping an eye on a few simple things will help you maintain a healthy roof and keep you from spending a fortune. 

Keep an eye on your shingles

Missing or damaged shingles are the cause of most major roof repairs because they are not attended to in time. Cleaning them on occasion to keep them free and clear of dirt, and replacing one or two missing shingles will help keep the integrity of your roof.

Roof Sealants

Replace your roof sealants once they show signs of wear or visible cracking.

Watch out for Rust

Rust spreads fast so if you have used any metal in the construction of your roof check it often. If rust does appear you should try to lightly brush it off. 

Trim Branches

keep nearby branches trimmed and away from your roof in the case they fall over during a storm.