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Fire Extinguishers in Your White Pigeon, MI Home

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

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If used properly, fire extinguishers can be helpful in putting out small fires. Not all fire extinguishers are the same. There are five classes, each with their own purpose. Multi purpose fire extinguishers are also available. When shopping, keep this list in mind.

  • Class A
    • Use for materials like cloth, wood, cardboard, and paper.
    • Typically found in homes and businesses.
  • Class B
    • Use for flammable liquids like grease, gasoline, and oil.
    • Typically found in homes and businesses.
  • Class C
    • Use for electrical equipment like appliances, wiring, and tools.
    • Typically found in homes and businesses.
  • Class D
    • Use for flammable metal.
    • Typically found in homes and businesses.
  • Class K
    • Use for oils and fats like cooking oils and animal fats.
    • Typically found in restaurants and cafeterias.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties are experts at fire restoration. Our crew is equipped for any size disaster. If fire damages your home, call us at (269)273-8777. We make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Source: U.S Fire Administration

Storm Supply Kit in Your Three Rivers, MI Home.

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with flood in background. If disaster strikes your home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269)273-8777. We are "Faster to any size disaster."

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties knows that storms can be devastating. Your safety is important to us. After a storm, you may be alone or without power for several days. Being prepared for any storm situation is important. An essential part of preparedness is having an emergency supply kit. When putting together your kit, include these items.

  • One gallon of water per person per day for three days.
  • Three day supply of non perishable food.
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra Batteries
  • Cell phone charger and backup battery.
  • Battery operated or crank radio.

When disaster strikes your Three Rivers, MI home, Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties. Our experts will walk you through our clean up process, keeping you informed. We are here for you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269)273-8777. We are “Faster to any size disaster.”

Source:Ready.gov

Categories of Water Damage in Your Three Rivers, MI Home

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees loading van with equipment. If water damage occurs in your home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269)273-8777. Our experts are trained to handle any situation.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties specializes in water mitigation. Our professionals have the training and equipment to handle any situation. When water damage occurs, our crew inspects your home to create a drying plan based on the category of water present. Water damage can be categorized into three different types. 

  • Category One: Clean Water
    • Water comes from a sanitary source such as water supply lines or sink overflows. 
    • Exposure to water does not pose a health risk.
    • Can turn into Category two or three if left untreated.
  • Category Two: Grey Water
    • Water contains significant contamination from a source such as a sump pump failure or discharged water from dishwashers and washing machines.
    • Has the potential to cause discomfort or illness.
    • Can turn into Category three if left untreated.
  • Category Three: Black Water
    • Water is grossly contaminated and can contain harmful agents.
    • Contact can cause severe illness.
    • Sources include sewage,clean water source left untreated, and groundwater. 

If water damage occurs in your Three Rivers, MI home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269)273-8777. Our crew makes water damage “Like it never even happened.”



Sink Overflow in Your Mendon, MI Home

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen sink with water running. Accidents happen. Luckily, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is just a phone call away. If water damage occurs, call our experts at (269)273-8777.

Anyone can fall victim to water damage within the home. Whether it’s a natural disaster, pipe leak, or simply an accident. Sink overflows are a common cause of water damage. These incidents can be caused by a variety of different things. Maybe your drain is clogged. Maybe you had to step away and forgot the sink was running. Maybe the kids decided to play in the water. Whatever the cause, these accidents happen. Luckily, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is just a phone call away.

 Our professionals are highly equipped and trained in water mitigation. We arrive quickly to clean up water damage so you don’t have to. Our crew will be with you every step of the way. Take the worry out of water damage and call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269)273-8777.

Fire Safety in Dowagiac, MI

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke detector installed on ceiling. Open 24 hours a day, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here for you. If a fire occurs at your home, call our experts at (269)273-8777.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties wants you to stay safe this holiday season. Smoke alarms are an essential part of home safety. They greatly increase your chance of survival in a home fire. It is important to make sure that your smoke alarms are placed and working properly. Not sure where to start? Here are some helpful tips.

  • Place smoke alarms in each sleeping area, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home. 
  • Test your smoke alarm batteries monthly
  • Replace batteries in battery powered smoke alarms at least once a year. 
  • Replace your smoke alarm system every eight to ten years.

Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties if a fire occurs in your home. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we arrive to you quickly. Our crew is here for you every step of the way. Call us at (269)273-8777.

Tornadoes in Three Rivers, MI

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with tornado hitting home in background If storm damage devastates your home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground. Bringing in wind speeds at over 200 miles an hour, tornadoes can be devastating to your home. Winds that strong can flip cars and blow debris through the air. Tornadoes can happen anywhere and at anytime. Do you have a plan if a tornado hits? Check out these safety tips.

  • Keep up to date with weather reports.
  • Have a designated safe room to go to in case of a tornado.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck.
  • Never try to outrun a tornado.

Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties for all of your storm damage needs. Our professionals are trained in storm clean up giving you peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269)273-8777.

Source: Fema.gov





Thunderstorms Near Your Sturgis, MI Home.

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with lightening in background SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties specializes in cleaning up storm damage. Call us at (269)273-8777.

Did you know that lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards? Although thunderstorms can seem harmless, they are often dangerous. Families should have a preparedness plan in place. Thunderstorms can include wind over 50 mph. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties wants Sturgis, MI residents to be safe during a storm. Check out these helpful tips.

  •  If possible, go indoors when you hear thunder.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and thunderstorm warnings.
  • Avoid running water. Electricity can travel through plumbing.
  • Be aware of loose tree limbs. Cutting them down before the storm could save your home.

If a big storm hits your home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties. Our crew specializes in cleaning up storm damage. We can restore your home to preloss condition. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269)273-8777.  

Source:Ready.gov

Clothes Dryer Cleaning in Your Centreville, MI Home

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties knows that there is no such thing as a small fire. Knowing potential fire hazards is the first step in helping prevent them. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2,900 home fires are reported each year as a result of clothes dryers. Failure to properly clean the dryer is the leading cause. Here are some tips for properly maintaining your clothes dryer.

  • Have your clothes dryer installed by a professional.
  • Clean out your lint tray before and after each load of laundry.
  • Clean lint out of the vent pipe every three months.
  • Check regularly to make sure nothing is blocking the outside vent.
  • Don’t leave the dryer running when away from home or asleep.

If fire damage occurs, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269)273-8777. Our professionals are highly trained and equipped for the job. We make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Source: Fema.gov

Fire Prevention Tips in your Sturgis, MI Home

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

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House fires are never planned, but they are preventable. Proper maintenance and planning may prevent a good majority of house fires. These tips are simple but can often be forgotten.

  • Replace cracked, damaged, and loose electrical cords and make sure they are not overloaded with plugs.
  • Always turn off the dryer before leaving the house
  • Clean the lint tray in your dryer before each use.
  • Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or using an open flame.
  • Always turn off the stove before leaving the kitchen.

If a fire devastates your home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties. We understand how disruptive fires can be to your home. Our crew responds quickly with fire, smoke and soot cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties restores your home and your peace of mind. Call us today at (269)273-8777.

Disaster Recovery Team in Three Rivers, MI

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

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Every year, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties coordinates a disaster recovery team to send wherever disaster strikes. During storm season, area franchises may not be able to meet all the needs of their community. Our disaster recovery team steps in to help meet those needs. Responding to disasters such hurricanes, we try to assist as many residents and businesses as possible. We understand how devastating storm damage can be, and are proud to serve all communities. If a storm hits, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is not far behind.

If a disaster strikes your home, call us at (269)273-8777. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are there to ensure your home is taken care of. Our experts are highly trained and “Ready for whatever happens.” Are you?