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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)

Why SERVPRO 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.

Mold Damage Restoration Services

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to get rid of mold!

Mold can be costly, difficult to remove, and dangerous for your health. Improperly handled water damage can lead to mold. If the mold is left unchecked, it could further result in reduced indoor air quality and an unsafe environment. If your home or commercial building has a mold problem, don’t hesitate to enlist our certified restoration specialists to help you kill mold and restore your property.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour mold removal service in Oxford. Call us at (810) 664-1000.

At SERVPRO of Lapeer, we quickly and thoroughly inspect your property to locate both visible and non-visible mold growths, as well as locate the source of moisture. Using proper methods of containment, sanitation and with the use of specialized equipment, we will return your home or business to a safe and healthy state.

Causes & Risks of Mold

Moisture and mold go hand in hand. To get mold out of the home or business, you have to address the moisture problem as well. Any of our damage services will immediately address mold issues and attempt to prevent mold before it appears.

The mold may cause the following problems:

  • Allergens
  • Irritants
  • Sneezing
  • Mycotoxins
  • Long-Term Diseases

If you are not sure whether you have mold in your home our professionals can use a simple machine to test the mold count in the air.  Even if you haven’t experienced significant water damage, a problem as simple as a leaky window could lead to mold damage.

Let SERVPRO of Lapeer provide expert mold cleanup and removal services in Oxford!

Emergency water damage restoration

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

When every minute counts and customer satisfaction is critical, you want experienced people you can rely on. Emergency flood water damage restoration requires urgency and skill. Trained and certified to the highest standards in the industry, our professionals respond immediately – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – mitigate loss and meet every challenge with professionalism, reliability, compassion and respect.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour water damage restoration service in Oxford.

Recognizing that water damage causes a devastating setback to families or businesses; we do whatever it takes to give back that sense of security with minimal disruption. Our recovery and restoration process is aimed at property and people. We offer water damage repair solution; you can rely on to minimize the impact of flooding and water damage.

Take a Moment to Consider

Our commitment to customer excellence includes you, which means that you can expect effective, ongoing communication and reporting from us. We understand your requirements. We will provide a complete estimate within 24-48 hours.

SERVPRO of Lapeer offers the following emergency water damage restoration services:

  • Emergency water extraction
  • Removal and containment of odor caused by mold and mildew
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Emergency Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service Available
  • Fully Licensed & Insured Commercial Water Damage Restoration Contractor
  • Expert Certified Commercial Water Damage Restoration Professionals

Call us immediately at (810) 664-1000 for water damage restoration services in Oxford.

Commercial Emergency Restoration Services

7/30/2017 (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 in Oxford are 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.

Wind & Storm Damage Restoration

7/27/2017 (Permalink)

Hit hard by mother nature?

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour wind and storm damage restoration service in Oxford.

To get help fast, call SERVPRO!

Property damage caused by severe weather can be devastating to your family or business, and repairing it can be a complex undertaking. To get storm damage repair completed quickly and safely, you need a restoration service company that specializes in bringing your home back to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides specialized emergency cleanup and restoration services in Oxford to bring your property back to normal with minimal interruption. We can handle any damage due to severe weather, including:

  • Thunderstorms
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes and high winds
  • Hail and ice storms
  • Freezing weather and ice dams

SERVPRO has successfully rebuilt tens of thousands of wind-damaged households through the years. It is in situations like these that our team’s specialized skill sets are required. Rebuilding part of a home is very different from a new construction facility. Building materials, design, and finishes must all be matched to the remaining structure, while moisture remaining in the building components may need to be addressed as well.

SERVPRO of Lapeer in Oxford is licensed and insured contractors that are available 24 hours a day. Call SERVPRO (810)664-1000 or find u on the web for your best storm damage restoration costs inspection estimate! Save money and time on Storm Damage Restoration Costs in Lapeer.

Mold Removal Services for Mold Damage

7/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold is very common across the globe in both commercial buildings as well as houses. Presence of excessive moisture caused by water leakage problems or water collection in a specific area generally results in mold. If, you are facing the issue, it is very important to take it seriously and opt for proper methods to remove it as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of Lapeer are your expert Mold Removal Contractors, We can solve all the problems for you simply by using the best mold removal contractor in Oxford.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24 hour mold removal service in Oxford.

While most molds are not a major problem, even benign mold if given the opportunity, can grow to massive numbers. Large populations of normal environmental mold can overwhelm even a healthy immune system, so it is important to get rid of active mold growth.

If you’ve discovered mold, or are concerned that a slow leak may have allowed it to grow behind a wall or other unseen area, we find the mold, treat it, and do a complete water damage remediation. We put the highest value on open communication and customer service and document the entire mold removal process.

Mold removal protects the health of your family or employees, preserves the structural integrity of your property, and improves the musty, damp smell associated with mold. And we help you get to the root cause of the issue, so the problem is not repeated.

Call our 24/7 emergency service line at (810) 664-1000 or visit online. We’re ready to help.

Fire Damage Restoration

7/25/2017 (Permalink)

If you’ve just experienced a fire or smoke damage at your home or business, then you need professional help. That’s why we’re here at all hours, every day of the year to help you recover.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour fire damage restoration services in Oxford.

For emergency service, call (810) 664-1000right now!

As certified fire remediation experts, SERVPRO of Lapeer uses the most advanced processes and equipment in the industry. We put the highest value on open communication and customer service and document the entire fire damage restoration process.

 We get homes back to the condition they were in before the fire, with minimal loss of property. And we get businesses repaired, up to code and back in operation in as little time as possible.

SERVPRO of Lapeer is your expert fire damage restoration contractors!

Get 24 Hour Emergency Fire Damage Service In Flint

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour storm and fire damage restoration service in Flint.

Fire can cause large amount of damage on your property. However, there are other damages that can seriously affect the building as well. The Best Fire Damage Restoration in Flint homeowners and commercial property owners need to choose from many Fire Damage Restoration Contractors in Flint.

Fires are inevitable, and when they occur, you'll want someone who can repair any structural damage, as well as remove any smoke damage stains, soot coatings and odors to get the property back to preloss condition. If your home is damaged by fire, it is critical to contact a company that specializes in the fire and smoke restoration process as soon as possible to prevent additional damage.

SERVPRO of Lapeer is your expert fire damage restoration contractors!

Our fire restoration process includes:

  • Prompt damage assessment, pretesting and estimates
  • Emergency board-up and structural stabilization
  • Environment friendly methods for cleaning soot and other residue from fire damage
  • Smoke odor removal, sanitation and air purification
  • Expert certified fire damage restoration professional
  • Fully licensed & insured fire damage restoration contractor
  • Commercial, Residential & Municipal Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration in Flint is widely accepted as the best alternative to keeping your system working efficiently. This type of repair is the modern alternative to Fire Damage Restoration, SERVPRO of Lapeer in Flint are licensed and insured contractors that are available 24 hours a day. These experienced, licensed and knowledgeable contractors are available for any Fire Damage Restoration in Flint and the surrounding areas.

Facts of Smoke and soot:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Hit with fire or smoke damage? Call SERVPRO (810) 664-1000

Mold can be a growing problem

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

If your home or business had water damage or moisture issues, potentially dangerous mold growth can become a big problem. Mold can begin to grow within 12-24 hours and become visible within 72 hours. If you can see mold growing, the top priority is to remove and safely dispose of it.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24 hour mold removal service in Oxford.

Mold remediation encompasses identifying and addressing mold issues in a structure. Mold remediation prevents the spread of mold by isolating damaged areas, removing affected material and eliminating moisture sources – the cause of the mold – in order to reestablish a healthy environment.

SERVPRO of Lapeer offers immediate help to secure your property and prevent further damage from occurring. SERVPRO of Lapeer stands out with:

  • Commercial, Residential & Municipal Mold Removal.
  • Expert Certified Storm Mold Removal Professionals
  • Quick Friendly Service
  • Emergency Mold Removal Services Available
  • Affordable Prices

SERVPRO of Lapeer is your expert mold removal contractors! Are you looking for Storm Damage Restoration Services in Oxford? Then count on the mold removal at SERVPRO of Lapeer who can solve all of these problems for you, simply by using the best Mold Removal Contractor in Oxford.

Mold Removal in Oxford is widely accepted as the best alternative to keep your system work efficiently. This type of repair is the modern alternative to Mold Removal in Oxford. SERVPRO of Lapeer in Oxford is licensed and insured contractors that are available 24 hours a day. These experienced, licensed and knowledgeable contractors are available for any Mold Removal in Oxford.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Lapeer specializes in mold cleanup and restoration; in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Call SERVPRO ….or find us on the web for your best mold removal costs inspection estimate! Save money and time on Mold Removal Costs in Oxford.

Get 24 Hour Emergency Storm Damage Service in Oxford

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour storm and wind damage restoration service in Oxford.

An unexpected tornado can bring wind damage and hail damage caused by a powerful hurricane can cause severe property damage and flooding. A wintry blizzard can cause wind damage and ice damming.

SERVPRO offers the services to commercial, residential and municipal customers.

SERVPRO of Lapeer offers immediate help to secure your property and prevent further damage from occurring. SERVPRO of Lapeer stands out with:

  • Commercial, Residential & Municipal storm damage restoration.
  • Expert Certified Storm Damage Restoration Professionals
  • Quick Friendly Service
  • Emergency Board-Up Service
  • Emergency Security Personnel
  • Affordable Prices

SERVPRO of Lapeer is your expert storm damage restoration constructors! Are you looking for Storm Damage Restoration Services in Oxford? Then count on the Storm Damage Restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lapeer who can solve all of these problems for you, simply by using the best Storm Damage Restoration Contractor in Oxford.

Storm Damage Restoration in Oxford is widely accepted as the best alternative to keep your system work efficiently. This type of repair is the modern alternative to Storm Damage Restoration in Oxford.

SERVPRO of Lapeer in Oxford is licensed and insured contractors that are available 24 hours a day. Call SERVPRO (810)664-1000 or find u on the web for your best storm damage restoration costs inspection estimate! Save money and time on Storm Damage Restoration Costs in Lapeer.

If your roof has been damaged then you should consider hiring a storm damage restoration.  SERVPRO will be able to assess which tiles need to be replaced and which ones only have surface damage. The professionals will also be able to help with most of the damage caused by wind and water.

Destructive Power of Water

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

Experiencing water damage? To get help fast, Call SERVPRO!

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

Water is the single most long-term destructive substance in the indoor environment. Excess moisture or flooding can cause structures and personal property to rapidly deteriorate. The problem becomes more serious when the water is unsanitary or clean-up services are delayed.

The harmful effects of water are sharply reduced by prompt and effective intervention, especially within the first 24-48 hours. Even though the damage may look severe, cleanup and restoration can produce amazing results. From furniture to family heirlooms, office computers to production machinery, SERVPRO has successfully restored water-damaged structures and property.

SERVPRO of Lapeer is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small to commercial, residential and municipal customers.

  • 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

From leaking faucets to burst pipes and flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face as a homeowner.

Save money and time on water damage restoration costs in Flint.

About SERVPRO of Lapeer

SERVPRO of Lapeer specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Get 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service in Flint

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Get 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service in Flint Water Damage Services Lapeer

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Flint

The Best Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Flint homeowners and commercial property owners need to choose from many Commercial Water Damage Restoration Contractors in Flint.

SERVPRO of Lapeer is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small to commercial, residential and municipal customers.

Contact us at (810) 664-1000 or on the web. However, SERVPRO of Lapeer stands out with:

  • 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

SERVPRO of Lapeer has the specific water damage training and experience to assist you through this tough time.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Flint is widely accepted as the best alternative to keeping your system working efficiently. This type of repair is the modern alternative to Commercial Water Damage Restoration. SERVPRO of Lapeer is licensed and insured contractors that are available 24 hours a day.

Save money and time on Commercial Water Damage Restoration Costs in Flint.

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.

Water has the unique ability to affect properties with devastating results. In a short time, water can cause massive amounts of damage. Thus, preventative measures are important in order to control commercial water damage. Count on the Commercial Water Damage Restoration Costs experts at SERVPRO of Lapeer located in Flint for the best prices on Commercial Water Damage Restoration Costs.

Checking Your Home: Structural Elements

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Checking Your Home: Structural Elements

If you had to leave your home, return only when local authorities advise that it is safe to do so. Do not cut or walk past colored tape that was placed over doors or windows to mark damaged areas unless you have been told that it is safe to do so. If a building inspector has placed a color-coded sign on the home, do not enter it until you get more information, advice and instructions from your local authorities.

 If you have children, leave them with a relative or friend while you conduct your first inspection of your home after the disaster. The site may be unsafe for children, and seeing the damage firsthand may upset them even more and cause long-term effects, including nightmares.

 Make a careful and thorough inspection of your home’s structural elements:

  • Check the outside of your home before you enter. Look for loose power lines, broken or damaged gas lines, foundation cracks, missing support beams or other damage. Damage on the outside can indicate a serious problem inside. Ask a building inspector or contractor to check the structure before you enter.
  • If the door is jammed, don’t force it open – it may be providing support to the rest of your home. Find another way to get inside.
  • Sniff for gas. If you detect natural or propane gas, or hear a hissing noise, leave the property immediately and get far away from it. Call the fire department after you reach safety.
  • If you have a propane tank system, turn off all valves and contact a propane supplier to check the system out before you use it again.
  • Beware of animals, such as rodents, snakes, spiders and insects, that may have entered your home. As you inspect your home, tap loudly and often on the floor with a stick to give notice that you are there.
  • Damaged objects, such as furniture or stairs, may be unstable. Be very cautious when moving near them. Avoid holding, pushing or leaning against damaged building parts.
  • Is your ceiling sagging? That means it got wet – which makes it heavy and dangerous. It will have to be replaced, so you can try to knock it down. Be careful: wear eye protection and a hard hat, use a long stick, and stand away from the damaged area. Poke holes in the ceiling starting from the outside of the bulge to let any water drain out slowly. Striking the center of the damaged area may cause the whole ceiling to collapse.
  • Is the floor sagging? It could collapse under your weight, so don’t walk there! Small sections that are sagging can be bridged by thick plywood panels or thick, strong boards that extend at least 8–12 inches on each side of the sagging area.
  • If the weather is dry, open windows and doors to ventilate and/or dry your home.
  • If power is out, use a flashlight. Do not use any open flame, including candles, to inspect for damage or serve as alternate lighting.
  • Make temporary repairs such as covering holes, bracing walls, and removing debris. Save all receipts.
  • Take photographs of the damage. You may need these to substantiate insurance claims later.
For information on safety and recovery after specific types of disasters and emergencies, please visit our Disaster and Safety Library.

Lapeer, Genesee & Oakland County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Lapeer, Genesee & Oakland County Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

 

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 810.664.1000

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Lapeer, Genesee & Oakland Counties

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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 810.664.1000

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc

SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc 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.

 

Faster to your home's Water Damage Event

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your home's Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Genesee, Lapeer, Oakland, Macomb & St. Clair Counties.

 


 


Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.


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 & Grand Blanc 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 & Grand Blanc


SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc 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.


 


Certifications



  • IICRC Certified Firm

  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician


 

Does your home have a mold problem?

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your home have a mold problem? Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours. This shows spore growth less than 2 days after water exposure without proper mitigation.

 

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –810.664.1000

Lapeer County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Lapeer County Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Home.

 

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Lapeer and Grand Blanc will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 810-664-1000

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

 

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Lapeer & SERVPRO of Grand Blanc

SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Meet Our Crew

http://www.SERVPROlapeer.com/employee-photos

Certifications:

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm

IICRC Certified Firm

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage IICRC Certified Firm We are an IICRC Certified Firm

 

SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc

SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

 

 

Certifications

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm

My House Smells Musty

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

Now that it has cooled off outside and people are spending significantly more time in their homes, we have been getting quite a number of calls for mold testing.  The number one reason people have been calling for testing is due to a "musty smell" in their home.  It doesn't take much for mold to form indoors; a small water leak or excess humidity could be cause enough for mold growth to begin.  Now, one must understand that mold is everywhere and is completely impossible to eradicate, however, mold does not tend to irritate us until it has had a chance to grow; causing it to produce allergens and irritants. 

A water leak does not have to be present for mold growth to occur.  Please understand that an increase in humidity in the home can also create an environment susceptible to mold growth.  It is recommended that indoor humidity be kept below 45% in order to prevent the growth of mold.  This can be difficult in older homes that utilize water or steam heat as these tend to increase the humidity level indoors.  If this is the case for you, it may be to your benefit to place dehumidifiers strategically throughout your home where humidity levels tend to be the highest.  An indoor humidity meter can be picked up for just a few bucks online if this is something that concerns you. I (Andrea) actually have a humidity meter on my alarm clock that allows me to monitor the humidity in my bedroom and I run a dehumidifier as needed.

If all else fails and you are concerned, please give us at SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc a call.  We would be happy to come test your home for Mold in order to give you the peace of mind that you deserve.  Please know that if mold is found, our technicians come highly trained in Mold Remediation and have specialized Mold Remediation Equipment that allows us to effectively address the each unique mold issue our clients present.  If mold is identified and remediation must occur, rest assured that SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc is ready to help.  The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation:

  1. Emergency Contact - (810) 664-1000
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

For more information, please visit us here http://www.SERVPROlapeer.com/mold-removal-process or call the office anytime (810) 664-1000.

Take the Interactive Mold House Tour https://www.epa.gov/mold/interactive-mold-house-tour

Photo Credit: EPA.gov

Carpet Cleaning Is Our Specialty

5/8/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Is Our Specialty Our Carpet Cleaning Machine - Adam Hodges

Cleaning is at the heart of what we do at SERVPRO of Lapeer.  Whether it's a fire, water or mold job, the goal is to give a clean and fresh smelling house back to the home owner.  At a fire job, we do fire cleaning of all walls, ceilings, and floors as well as personal belongings, which removes all soot particles from any nooks and crannies of the house.  At a water job, we clean and remove damaged structure materials, so they will be mold free.  After every reconstruction and repair job, we provide a post construction cleaning of personal belongings as well as the house.  So you can see, at the end of every job, the last step of cleaning is usually a carpet cleaning.  

Our technicians are very experienced and trained in carpet cleaning.  We provide different levels of carpet cleaning which can make the carpet look brand new again.  The highest level of carpet cleaning is called SHOW CASE CARPET CLEANING, where we scrub the carpet of any dirt. It gives the carpet a good shampoo.  

We provide carpet cleaning as part of any remediation service, so at the end of all jobs, you can expect a clean and fresh house back, free of dirt.  We recommend you clean your carpet at least every half a year, so please call us today to schedule a cleaning of your carpet, HVAC, furniture, tiles and grout, upholstery, and just about anywhere else in your house.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

3/6/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Dryer Vent Cleaning Dryer Vent Before and After Cleaning

Do you know that clogged up dryer vent can cause house fire?  According to the National Fire Protection Association, a common household dryer was the cause of more than 10,000 U.S. home fires each year. Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer hose and ventduct, reducing air flow, backing up exhaust gases and eventually creating a fire.

a clogged up dryer vent can also reduce the efficiency of drying and increase the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning.  If the drying time is getting longer and longer, and you start to notice a burning smell, have your dryer vent inspected.

We have a dryer vent cleaning special.  We can clean the dryer vent for free when we clean the duct in your house.  So call today to set up an appointment to clean your air duct and dryer vent.

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