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Broken Water Pipe in Your Vandalia, MI Home

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with sink dripping If you experience a leak, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. We make water damage "Like it never even happened."

When the kitchen sink water pipe breaks and leaks all day, you may come home to a kitchen full of water and water damage where you can’t see. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will be there quickly to assess the damages and begin mitigation services. We have some recommendations of what to do and what not to do in the instance that there is standing clean water in your home: 

DO:

  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of your home, ONLY if access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

DON’T:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to attempt to remove water, as it could possibly cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.

Be sure to call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties after the leak has been stopped. We’ll help make the water damage “Like it never even happened.”

When Fire Strikes Your Mendon, MI Home, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties Strikes Back

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with matches in shape of a house on fire SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is here to make fire damage "Like it never even happened."

After a fire or smoke damage occurs in your home, whether it be a small kitchen fire or a large furnace fire, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will be there quickly to assess the damages after the fire department has put out the fire and begin services. Our recommendations to you of what to do and what not to do until help arrives are:
DO:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded in the upholstery and carpet.
  • If the electricity is off, empty your freezer and refrigerator completely and prop open doors to prevent odor.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of your HVAC system.

DON’T:

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first consulting with a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if your ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and could cause electrical shock, and air movement may cause secondary damage.

When a fire occurs in your home, be sure to call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties after the fire has been put out. We’ll help make the damages “Like it never even happened.”

Faster to Any Sized Disaster at your Colon, MI Business

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van in front of homes with SERVPRO male employee talking to a woman SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is Faster to Any Sized Disaster.

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties prides themselves on being faster to any sized disaster. Mitigation requires quick action and the faster that we can arrive on-site to perform water and fire damage cleanup, the better the results for the customer. We follow specific Service Response Guidelines, also known as our “1-4-8 Rule.”

1: Within 1 hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact the customer to arrange for services to be performed.

4: Within 4 hours of a loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on site to begin mitigation services.

8: Within 8 business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope of the situation will be communicated to the correct person.

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties strives to make your water, fire and mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

When Disaster Strikes Your Sturgis, MI Facility

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo in front of fire and water mixing SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is here to make emergencies "Like it never even happened."

The world is constantly turning, and when disaster strikes, as much as it feels like your world may stop turning, the rest of the world does not. Time is a precious commodity, and here at SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties, we are held to the highest standards of making your disaster “Like it never even happened.” When you need emergency restoration performed, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. Because when you experience a water, fire or biohazard damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. We are committed to a quick response time to help ensure the damages are contained and the restoration process begins promptly.

If disaster strikes your Sturgis facility, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. We’ll help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Sanitizing Your Mendon, MI Facilities

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo in sky over a factory with billowing smoke When the flu strikes, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties strikes back!

Just because we are amidst a world pandemic, that doesn’t mean that the flu isn’t still around. Flu season hits every year in facilities where many people are together in close quarters, from schools to offices to factories. This flu season, help prevent the spread of germs with SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. You can depend on us to clean and sanitize building materials, porous and non-porous surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards while using professional, EPA approved, hospital grade products. We always adhere to the leading levels of cleaning and decontamination standards set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and our sanitation methods go beyond that of standard janitorial practices.

If your business needs to be sanitized, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Your Dowagiac, MI Home and Fire Damage

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with fire underneath and water sprinkling on fire When you have extensive fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are the very things that make a house a home. Our SERVPRO Franchise Professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items can be restored to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet-cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

If your Dowagiac home has a fire incident, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Thunderstorms in Colon, MI

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with storm clouds and lighting in background When thunderstorms strike your home, we'll be there to make the damages "Like it never even happened."

When spring comes in Michigan, we know that thunderstorms follow. If a thunderstorm floods your home, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. We’re trained and prepared to properly mitigate and remove the water in your home as properly drying the areas affected by the water in your home. The water extraction step removes the majority of the water from your home or property. By performing a thorough water extraction, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals help reduce the drying time and help to prevent mold and secondary water damage. They use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property. After the water removal step, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Our SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. We use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

Restoring Your Dowagiac, MI Home After A Fire

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with flames underneath Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties if your Dowagiac home has a fire. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties understands how devastating a fire damage can be to your home and your life. Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact – When you call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties, our specialist will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will assist us in sending the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment – We will carefully inspect and test the surfaces in your property to determine the extent of the damage.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service – If your roof or windows have been burned or broken, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will board up missing windows and place tarps on damaged roofs to maintain security and protect against further damage.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying – If water damage is present, we remove majority of the water and then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove any unseen water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces – We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove all smoke and soot.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing – We will clean all restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We also use industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment to remove odors.

Step 7: Restoration – Getting your home back to its pre-fire condition and making it “Like it never even happened.”

Finding Mold in Your Constantine, MI Business

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with lamp, computer and books on a desk If you find mold in your business, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

When you find mold in one corner of an office, don’t ignore it! SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is here to help. We understand that besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. If you discover the mold in your Constantine business, SERVPRO recommends following these guidelines to ensure your safety:

Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties for mold remediation services.

Don’t:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

What We Do After Your Home Fire in Edwardsburg, MI

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with firemen spraying water on flames When the fire trucks leave and you're left with fire and water damage, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties.

Fires can be devastating to your home. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties knows just how devastating a fire can be. Fire and water damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. They’re trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals clean and restore your property using specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. Their “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties when your home suffers from a fire damage. We’ll help make it “Like it never even happened.”