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Biohazard and sewage emergency tips for Cassopolis, Michigan

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard and sewage emergency tips for Cassopolis, Michigan Your safety is our priority! Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties today at (269) 273-8777.

Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk. Sewer backups and flood water are two common biohazard scenarios that can affect homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination.

After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and should be dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties professionals are water damage restoration specialists and have specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.

Need Biohazard Cleanup?

Call Us Today at (269) 273-8777

Damage to your Burr Oak, Michigan Business

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Damage to your Burr Oak, Michigan Business Let SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties get you back up and running!

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down business for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms, however, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings:

  1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems

Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

  1. Damaged appliances and equipment

This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.

  1. Broken pipes and plumbing

Similar to a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails, water damage could be the result.

  1. Backed up sewer lines

This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated category 3 water, which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.

If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will get you back up and running again! Call us today at (269) 273-8777.  We make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Restoration in Jones, Michigan

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Restoration in Jones, Michigan We’ll treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777

National fire statistics indicate that a residential fire occurs approximately every 90 seconds somewhere in the United States. However, when you suffer a fire, only one fire matters to you.  Personal belongings are a treasure of life, and a reflection of hard work and achievements.  Photographs, books and other personal items have a value that cannot be put into words.  SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties has the ability to help restore your belongings.

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging fire event has taken over.  We use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

If your home has suffered fire damage, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.  We make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

There's No Such Thing as a Small Fire in White Pigeon, Michigan

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage There's No Such Thing as a Small Fire in White Pigeon, Michigan SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties can bring you peace of mind when a damaging event has taken over! Call us at (269) 273-8777.

Regardless of the size of the event, a fire in one room can damage belongings and surfaces through your entire home and cause odors that may last for years.  SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties understands how events like a fire can affect your life.  Concerns may range from the expense of replacing personal belongings to the emotions associated with losing an actual keepsake.  Typically restoring an item will save you money versus replacing the item, relieving your concern of losing priceless treasures.  SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties consists of a 24 hour emergency response team, trained in caring for both the home and the homeowner.  Trained, uniformed technicians are on-site of fire damage within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services.  By responding quickly with a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties can help you regain control quickly and help protect your home and personal belongings.

Before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the professionals at (269) 273-8777.  We make fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Fire Prevention in Three Rivers, Michigan

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Community Fire Prevention in Three Rivers, Michigan Our Sales Manager, Steve, volunteering his time to give back to the community!

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties has been teaming up with the local Three Rivers Fire Department since 2011 to donate free smoke detectors and spread fire prevention awareness to the community.

Smoke alarms play a vital role in saving lives, and when properly installed, can reduce the risk of fire injury in half.  The National Fire Protection Association recommends that smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside all sleeping quarters and on every level of the house.  Business owners should consult the local Fire Marshall to ensure specific building fire codes and smoke detector requirements are met.

Review the following tips regarding smoke detector installation and maintenance:

  • -Install smoke alarms on every level of the home including the basement.
    • Smoke alarms should be installed away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance.
  • -Test smoke alarms at least once a month using a test button.
  • -Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm "chirps" the battery is low and should be replaced right away.
  • -Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777 to learn more about fire prevention!

Controlling Fire Damage in Your Constantine, Michigan Home

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Controlling Fire Damage in Your Constantine, Michigan Home Once the fire it out, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is there to help put the pieces back together!

To our customers, they’re not just contents; they are pieces of their family history.  SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties understands the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern our customers may experience when trying to pick up the charred pieces of their memories and belongings.  Our priority is helping our customers regain control and to help them close the claim quickly.  Within 8 business hours of arriving to your home, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will discuss the extent of the damage and the steps we will need to take to restore the home and personal belongings.  This information will be provided electronically to your insurance company using a claims reporting system that expedites the process and reduces the work load for your agent and adjuster. Our professionals will make every effort not only to restore your home, but also, your peace of mind. 

Call us today at (269) 273-8777.  We make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

When Disaster Strikes Your Three Rivers, MI Business, You Can be Ruined or You Can BE READY!

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Disaster Strikes Your Three Rivers, MI Business, You Can be Ruined or You Can BE READY! No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be "Ready for whatever happens."

According to the latest research, as many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster.  Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.  Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.  And knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.  Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777 to get started today!

Remediation and Cleanup in Dowagiac, Michigan

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Remediation and Cleanup in Dowagiac, Michigan Need biohazard cleanup? Call us today!

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.  Failure to properly handle and safely remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties works to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.  Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties helps turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties can help with:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Category 3 Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Call us today at (269) 273-8777 to learn more about remediation and cleanup services!

Reduce Business Recovery Time in Sturgis, Michigan

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Reduce Business Recovery Time in Sturgis, Michigan SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is "Faster To Any Disaster."

When fire, water or mold damage strikes a commercial facility, it has a negative impact on everyone – the owner, the management team, employees, tenants and even customers.  Even small fire or water damages must be addressed quickly in order to lessen business interruption.

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties understands the urgency in responding to your facility following a disaster.  By arriving quickly, mitigating damage to the structure and contents, and providing effective cleanup and restoration service, our crews will help you reopen the doors as soon as possible.

If your business suffers water or fire damage, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Wind and Storm Damage in Cass County

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wind and Storm Damage in Cass County When mother nature strikes, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties!

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 Cass and St. Joseph Counties provides specialized emergency cleanup and restoration services 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

When mother nature hits hard, Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777 to get help fast!  We make storm damage “Like it never even happened.”