Recent Water Damage Posts

Did Your Toilet Overflow Again in Your Mendon, MI Home?

11/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with water damaged room with Hamilton Beach microwave box in background Let us clean up the water after the leak has been stopped! Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.

Did you all of a sudden notice water dripping through your ceiling from your upstairs bathroom? Did you run upstairs to find water everywhere? If you have standing water, don’t attempt to vacuum it up with your household vacuum. Regular vacuum cleaners weren’t intended to pick up water. Trying to suck up the water can cause damage to your machine. If you don’t own a wet/dry vacuum cleaner and you have standing water in your home or business, don’t worry!

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties uses extractors to remove excess water from floors following a flood, storm, or even a busted pipe. Our extractors are mounted to the truck or portable to allow better access inside structures. When the water is extracted quickly, the area can usually be dried much quicker. Not only do we extract the water but we ensure everything has been dried thoroughly. We have drying down to a science... literally. The properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point are measured to evaluate air conditions which help our technicians create the proper atmosphere for more efficient drying.

Cass and St. Joseph 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Services

10/16/2021 (Permalink)

Poseidon: The Myth, The Legend Poseidon in Greek Mythology symbolized the destructive nature of water.

Water Damage in your home is no joking matter.  Did you know we have certified technicians and specialists who help remediate all different types of water damage? 

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help!!

Call Today - (269)-273-8777

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this tough time.  SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph County 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 flooring or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph County

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

Emergency Water Damage Tips for your Sturgis, MI Home

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with water underneath a home Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties after the leak has been stopped.

When a water damage occurs, it can be scary! Our goal of providing you with these tips is to help assist you in taking the proper action until SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties arrives. Follow these Do’s and Don’ts to help reduce damages to your home and help increase the chances of a successful restoration.

DO:

  • Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is dry and safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting with towels.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Move any paintings, art objects, computers or other technology, documents and any other sensitive valuables to a dry place.

DON’T:

  • Don’t enter affected areas if you know that electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water or if you aren’t sure. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water; this could cause electrical shock and/or damage the vacuum cleaner.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures (i.e., lights, fans, or anything else connected to the ceiling) if the ceiling is wet.
  • Don’t enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water as it could cause danger to you.

Water Damage Doesn’t Have to be Devastating in Your Colon, MI Home

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with water leaking out of gutter Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties if you encounter water damage. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Whether your home has suffered a flood or has a leaky pipe, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties can help. When a damage affects your home, you want it to be restored as soon as possible. The first 24 hours after a water incident are the vital to ensuring that secondary damage or permanent damage does not occur. Within four hours of a loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on site to help ensure a that the water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

Inspection: SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions or address any concerns you have before beginning any work.

Emergency Services: SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting excess water and prepare the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

Monitoring: To help ensure your home and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will monitor the drying process. The updates will be constantly communicated to you and explained.

Restoration Services: SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk-through of the jobsite will be conducted with you to ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

Don’t let water damage be devastating. Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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.”

No Water Damage Is Too Big or Too Small in Your Jones, MI Home

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with puddle of water in front of washer and a dog in rain boots Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties when a water damage occurs in your home. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Whether you experience a flood or an overflowed sink, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is here to help. When a damage affects your home, no matter how big or small, it is incredibly important to you to get it mitigated as soon as possible. When clean water overflows from your sink onto the ground, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties has some tips that may be of assistance.

Do:

  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Don’t:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, as it could possibly cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.

Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties when you experience water in your home when it shouldn’t be. We’ll help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Toilet Overflow in your Three Rivers, MI Home

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with small game pieces When water accidents happen, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Right before you left to go to work, your child dumped a handful of toys down the toilet and the mechanisms of the toilet grind to a halt, preventing it from being able to stop once filled. Your toilet slowly overflows on the bathroom floor and through the ceiling of the room underneath. When you discover this substantial issue, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. We are here to help when these disasters occur, because we understand that you don’t want to see your home drowning in toilet water. We don’t want to see that either. The fact of the matter is that these things happen, often without warning. That’s why we vow to be to your home within 4 hours of receiving your call. We make ourselves available to you 24/7. Weekend or holiday, it doesn’t matter. We are here for you!

When the toilet waters begin to rise in your home, you can count on us to be there. Give our team a call today at (269) 273-8777. We make water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

A Frozen Pipe in Your Constantine, MI Home

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with water coming out of sink When a pipe bursts in your home, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

When you discover your frozen pipe has burst, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties. For us, no water damage is too big or too small. A burst pipe can cause sizable damage to your property if not addressed quickly, which is why the first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will take steps to help protect your home, as well as personal belongings from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. To help ensure your home and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be monitoring the drying process the entire time as well as consistently communicating the progress of the drying process to you. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties wants to restore your home back to preloss condition and make your frozen pipe burst seem “Like it never even happened.”

Water Mitigation in Your Edwardsburg, MI Home

12/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with water dripping off wood above SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is your local restoration company. Call us at (269) 273-8777 if you find a leak in your home.

With any leak, it’s the water you don’t see that causes the most damage. Trained professionals from SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties are equipped to quickly dry and protect your home and belongings. A mop and common household cleaning products may not be enough for unseen water intrusions. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties utilizes the following procedures:

  • Identify the source/type of water
  • Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis
  • Survey the extent of damage and inspect the premises
  • Perform emergency water mitigation

Emergency mitigation means that under normal circumstances, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties will be on-site within four hours to begin drying and decontaminating your home and restorable contents. Each SERVPRO Franchise Professional is trained and understands how to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, a structure is quickly and thoroughly dried, which helps prevent secondary water damages. Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273- 8777 for your water damage cleanup needs.

Avoid Water Damage in your Colon, MI Home

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with a sink with water coming out Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at when water damage occurs to your home. We're here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Water intrusion in one room can mean water damage in other rooms. What starts out as an accidental spill can turn into a larger, unseen issue before you know it. Removing surface water can help prevent more extensive damage. However, water intrusions invade walls, floors and ceilings to find the lowest points in your home. Standing water from an over-flowing bathtub or a different water incident will search for pin hole crevices and cracks in your floors and walls looking for a way to travel downwards. Surfaces such as drywall, wood and carpet pull water away from plain sight and into the interiors of your home where they can cause greater damage, unbeknownst to you. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here to help you! When water damage is discovered in your home, call us at (269) 273-8777 and we will send our trained professionals and latest equipment to locate the source of the damage, detect moisture levels, and dry all affected areas.

Water Damage in Your Dowagiac, MI Home

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with dish washer leaking water Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at 269-273-8777 for your water damage cleanup needs!

In the instance that you discover a leak in your Dowagiac home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties. Undiscovered leaks and moisture build-up can cause damage to floors, walls and ceilings, leading to soft dry wall, stained ceilings and other more serious problems.

Although damage may go unnoticed for an extended period of time, proper cleanup is vital to the restoration of your property. Some maintenance tips to help catch a possible leak faster include:

  • Inspect ceiling tiles regularly for discoloration or leaks. This could be a sign of leaks in the HVAC unit or piping.
  • Check waterlines in coffee makers, refrigerators and water filtration systems for kinks or leaks, annually.
  • Remove standing water with a mop and seek professional assistance for complete drying and restoration.

Here at SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties, our team is trained in water mitigation and restoration to help bring you and your family peace of mind during a stressful situation. If you find yourself facing water damage, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.

Flooding in Your Vandalia, MI Home

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with puddle of water in background If flooding devastates your home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269)273-8777.

Flood and storm damage can be devastating to your Vandalia, MI home. Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in our area. During a flood, knowing potential hazards can help you stay safe. If unsure what you should look for, check out these tips.

  • A potentially soaked ceiling could be unstable.
  • Identify and avoid electrical shock hazards. If you can do so safely, turn off the electricity.
  • Avoid wading in flood water as it may be contaminated. 
  • Keep an eye out for hazardous debris that may be hidden in the water.
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood water. Moving water can knock you down.

Due to the heavy rain we have been receiving, your home may fall victim to flooding. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is always here for you. Our professionals are trained in water damage restoration and will be with you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269)273-8777.

April Showers Flooding Your Vandalia, MI Home

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded home with SERVPRO logo. If your home falls victim to flooding, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269)273-8777.

April showers can bring more than May flowers. Heavy rain in April can often result in flooding. This can happen quickly or over a long period of time. After the rain has stopped you may be surprised to find that your basement is filled with water. While we can’t control the weather, we can do our best to be prepared for any disaster. Do you have a plan if your home falls victim to flooding? 

When water damage occurs in your home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties. Our experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing us to be there when you need us the most. Our crew will restore your home quickly and efficiently, making it “Like it never even happened.” Don’t hesitate to call us today at (269)273-8777.

Class of Water Damage in Your Sturgis, MI Home

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water flowing out of picture frame into home. SERVPRO logo is present in picture. If water damage occurs in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties to help at (269) 273-8777.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is a leader in water mitigation services. Our professionals create a specialized drying plan for every job. Our crew uses a number of factors when determining the best way to dry out your home. One of these factors is the class of water present. There are 4 classifications of water.

  • Class 1
    • A small amount of water is present in the home. 
    • Less than 5% of absorbent materials such as carpet and pad are wet. 
  • Class 2
    • A moderate amount of water is present in the home. 
    • Only 5% to 40% of the combined floor, wall, and ceiling are wet.
    • Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches. 
  • Class 3
    • A large amount of water is in the home.
    • More than 40% of the combined floor, walls, and ceiling are wet.
    • Water has wicked up walls more than 24 inches.
  • Class 4
    • Specialty drying situation involving deeply held or bound water, such as a saturated subfloor or soil in a crawl space.
    • May require longer dry time or specialty equipment.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here for you. Our experts dry your home quickly and efficiently, making water damage “Like it never even happened.” Don’t hesitate to call us at (269)273-8777.

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.

Water Damage in Your Centreville, MI

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees cleaning hutch in home. Water damage can be devastating. Luckily, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here for you! Call us today at (269) 273-8777.

If water damage goes unnoticed, it can be devastating to your home. Undiscovered leaks can cause damage to contents within the home. Here at SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties, we understand how much your belongings mean to you. We offer pack out and on-site storage services to keep your belongings close. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties cleans your contents, and disposes of what can’t be restored. Once mitigation is complete, we will place your belongings back into the home for you.

If not handled properly, attempting to clean up a leak can cause further damage to your home. Our process helps protect your home from further damage. Trained in water mitigation and restoration, our team is equipped for the job. If you find yourself facing water damage, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269)273-8777.

When Winter Strikes, It May Hit Your Pipes, in Centreville, MI

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Outdoor faucet on side of home If winter strikes, Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269)273-8777. We make water damage "Like it never even happened."

Winter is quickly approaching in Centreville, MI. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties wants to make sure you’re ready. Typically, a pipe bursts because of the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. If gone unnoticed, the burst pipe can cause extensive damage to your home. Here are some simple tips to prepare your home.

  • Keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around your pipes.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through the facets, especially through unheated areas of your home.
  • Consider shutting off outdoor faucets. You can find the shut off valve in the basement or crawlspace. If you decided to shut off your outdoor faucet, make sure it is drained completely.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here for you this winter. We help you regain control of your home and belongings quickly. Call us at (269)273-8777 for all your water mitigation needs! We make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage in Mendon, MI

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

Toilet overflow causing water damage to floor. If water damages your home, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here for you. Call our professionals at (269)273-8777.

Your toilet overflowing may be more likely than you think. It can be caused by sewage backups, septic tank issues, or a simple blockage. If not caught right away, a toilet can damage your entire home. The water can travel through the home, and cause additional problems if not taken care of. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties’ focuses on getting your life back to normal quickly to reduce stress. Our service response guidelines result in timely mitigation and can reduce claim loss expense.

  • Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties will contact you to arrange for service.
  • Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties l will be on site to start mitigation services.
  • Within eight hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

Water losses are never planned, but they do occur. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269)273-8777.

Spring Floods in Constantine, MI

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

It is bad luck to use umbrellas inside. Don't let your home fall prey to water damage. Call us today!

Spring is here. That means lots of rain, and potentially, lots of flooding. What is your plan if your basement floods?

Basements and crawlspaces can be a treacherous place this time of year. When water levels rise, no home is guaranteed to come out unscathed. Water can come in through windows, leak the roof, or even seep in through the foundation of the home.

When an incidence such as this occurs in your home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties! We are the experts in water damage clean up.

Don't stress about water damage when you don't have to. Call us at (269) 273-8777. We are always here to help.

Ground Water Floods Dowagiac, MI Home:

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is no laughing matter. When disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.

Basements can be utilized for various purposes. Some basements contain fun areas for the family; others store precious memories in their keep. Whatever the use for your basement, it holds a place in your home, and in turn, maybe even your heart.

With that being said, you probably can’t imagine walking down into your basement to find 3 feet of standing water. The thought alone may even make you cringe.

Here at SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties, we take the worry out of water damage. When your basement floods, don’t worry, just call us! We are always here to help in your time of need. We arrive within 4 hours of notice to ensure your home is taken care of, leaving you with nothing left to worry about.

Water Damage in Constantine, MI Home

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water, it seems harmless enough. Our planet is covered in it. We drink it. How dangerous can it be? The answer is, to your home water can be very dangerous. Contaminated water can bring with it debris and bacteria. It can weaken the structure of your home. It can even facilitate mold growth. Because of this, water damage is something that should be handled by professionals.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties has the crew and equipment to handle water damage with ease. Our specialty drying equipment allows us to ensure every crevasse and content in your home, is properly dried. A thorough clean is also used when necessary to prevent any sort of microbial growth that may result from water damage.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is to restore your home back to its previous glory. Call our office today at (269) 273-8777.

Flooding in Vandalia, MI Leaves Documents in Questionable State

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

You don't have to sacrifice your important documents, call the experts at SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties today!

Too often, wet or damaged documents are simply thrown out. It is a common misconception that once documents get wet, they are ruined and cannot be salvaged. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here to tell you otherwise.

Our technicians are highly trained in restoring wet or damaged documents. If caught in time paper, photographs, and more can be restored. We have specialized technology, such as our vacuum freeze-drying process, to revitalize your documents. Other methods include air drying, dehumidification, freezer drying, or vacuum thermal drying. Though not all documents can be returned to their pre-damage state, many can be saved.

Don’t make the mistake of simply throwing out important or sentimental documents due to a little bit of water damage. At the first sign of water damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.

What to Expect When You Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties about Water Damage in Your Vandalia, MI Home:

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

In the instance that you acquire water damage in your Vandalia home, call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties. We are available to you 24/7 for your convenience and peace of mind. We understand that this is a stressful time for you. Your home has suffered a loss and you are scrambling to figure out what needs to be done. Do us a favor, stop and take a breather. Let us take it from here.

When you call to report your water damage, there are specific questions you will be asked concerning your mitigation emergency. These questions are important to have answered in order to properly care for your needs. You will be asked to provide your contact information and a description of the incident.

Other questions you may be asked:

  • What is the source of damage?
  • How many rooms are affected?
  • Is there standing water?
  • Is water and electricity available at the home?

This can help us determine what size crew and equipment we need to bring. We will be here with you every step of the way to help you through this process. Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties today at (269) 273-8777.

Toilet Overflow in Your Vandalia, MI Home

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is never fun. Let SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties help you through it. Call us today at (269) 273-8777.

You would be surprised how often it happens. A child flushes toys down the toilet. The mechanics of the toilet freeze up preventing it from being able to stop once filled. Maybe your husband decided to flush an entire bowl of noodles down the toilet, and now it’s overflowed and ran throughout the house. We’ve seen it before. Entire homes destroyed by a toilet that no one noticed running.

The fact of the matter is, these things happen. They happen, often without warning. SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties are here to help when these disasters occur. We understand that you do not want to see your home drowning in toilet water, we don’t either. That’s why we vow to be to your home within 4 hours of receiving your call. We make ourselves available to you 24/7. Weekend or holiday, it doesn’t matter. We are here for you!

When the toilet waters begin to rise in your home, you can count on us to be there. Give our team a call today at (269) 273-8777. We make water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Avoid Water Damage in Your Marcellus, MI Home with These Easy Tips

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

If water damage occurs in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties to help!

You can’t always avoid water damage to your home, as these cases often occur unexpectedly. However there are some steps you can take to protect your home and help to prevent water damage from occurring.

Regular maintenance is important in protecting your home from unwanted disaster. We have put together a few key items to check and be on the lookout for.

  • The water supply lines on any appliances such as a refrigerator or dishwasher should be inspected annually. Any lines with bulges or kinks that will not straighten out should be replaced.
  • Check under sinks throughout the home annually for any leaks or moisture buildup around joining pipes.
  • Keep an eye on ceilings after heavy rains. Water spots or spongy areas may indicate a leaky roof.

If you notice any signs of possible water damage call the experts of SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777. We make water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Tips for Mendon, MI Residents

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties today!

When your water heater leaks or a pipe bursts in your home, you don’t want to wait to have it fixed. That is why our caring professional team at SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties, is available to you 24/7. Noon or night, we’ll be there to make it right! We are dedicated to restoring your home as quickly as possible to minimize damage. We will even have team to the site within 4 hours of notice from you!

Until our team arrives, here are somethings you can do to help prevent further damage:

  • Shut off the water source if at all possible.
  • Remove colored rugs from carpet to prevent staining.
  • Hang fur or leather items separately at room temperature.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
  • Avoid areas where ceiling is sagging, as they could collapse.

Things NOT to do:

  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet.
  • Do not leave books or other colored items on wet carpeting.

When water damage encroaches on your Mendon home, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777. Then relax, we’ll take it from there!

Water Damage Hazards in Edwardsburg, Michigan

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mixing water and electricity creates a potential for disaster, and since electrical hazards exists everywhere on the typical water damage job site, it is important to be aware of what to do. Water that comes into a home or building from either a roof leak or from water pipes in the attic is likely to intrude into the wiring system. Flooding can also pose a threat to your wiring system if the water reaches any ground level outlets.

The first thing to check is the power distribution box.  Turning off all circuit breakers at the power distribution panel is the easiest way to protect you, your SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties crew, and the building occupants from electrical shock hazards. If only a portion of the building was affected, then turn off all circuits that provide power to the damaged areas if water has intruded into wall cavities and electrical outlets. Use either a lockout device or tag out device when circuits are turned off to prevent any shock hazards.

If you’re facing a water emergency, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.  We make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Water Heater Maintenance for St. Joseph County, Michigan

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777 with any of your restoration needs!

Leaks within a home or business can cause extensive damage if unnoticed for a long period of time.  Leaking water can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboard and walls while moving throughout the structure of the home.  Such a leak not only damages your property, it can also interrupt your day-to-day schedule. 

Since one out of every ten water incidents in a home is caused by a water heater, below are some tips and tricks to help provide some peace of mind:

  • Before doing any maintenance on your water heater, shut off the power at the service panel
  • Once every three months, drain one gallon of water from the tank. If you have hard water, do this every month to reduce sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank.
  • Once every two years, have your water heater inspected by a service technician.
  • Once every five years, have a service technician replace the anode rod.

If you didn’t get to these tips fast enough and have suffered from water damage, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.  We make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Maintaining Your Sump Pump in Edwardsburg, Michigan

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Keep your basement dry this spring with the proper maintenance!

The arrival of spring often signals lots of melting snow and heavy rainfall. If you have a damp basement or live in an area prone to flooding, you know that dealing with water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. If your home has a wet basement, you’re not alone. The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that more than 60 percent of homes have issues with water in the basement.  A sump pump can be an effective option for preventing water damage.

 Installed in a pit in the basement, these units sense when the water from rain or snow melt is rising in the pit and approaching the floor level. The incoming water is then pumped outside before it can damage the home or its furnishings.  Sump pumps are relatively low-maintenance devices, but you can help keep your unit operational by inspecting it regularly. Steps in a regular maintenance program can include:

  • Check the discharge line to make sure it is not stopped up or frozen. If necessary, unclog the air vent hole in the line.
  • Check the inlet screen to ensure that it’s not clogged with any residue or debris.
  • Making sure the float component is unobstructed and can move smoothly.
  • Scan the pit and remove any visible debris, mud, or stones.
  • Test the pump by slowly pouring a bucket of water into the pit. The float should rise with the water level, triggering the unit to start pumping. If pumping doesn’t begin, check to see that the unit is plugged in. Your float switch or check valve may also be at fault.
  • Go outside to see that water is discharging and flowing where it’s supposed to go – well away from your home.

If the water is still too much for your sump pump to handle, Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777.  We make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service in Marcellus, Michigan

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

With any leak, its the water you don't see that causes the most damage. Call us today at (269) 273-8777

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties understands that using the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense.  When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform.  SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained uniformed personnel.  Certainly, the right tool for the job is vital to timely mitigation, but perhaps more important, our water damage professionals thoroughly understand how to dry a structure and personal property effectively.

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties will work hard to restore your property and it's contents helping you become the hero in a disaster situation.  Call us today at (269) 273-8777.

Undetected water damage in Leonidas, Michigan

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Undetected water damage caused mold to grow in this Leonidas, Michigan home.

Any water damage in your home is bad.  There’s no such thing as a small disaster, especially when the water you don’t see contains bacteria – or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage.  SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties understands how disruptive unseen water damages can be for your entire family.  For this reason, we offer 24-hour emergency response.

This Leonidas, Michigan homeowner contacted SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties when they noticed an unfamiliar odor.  More than just concerns were growing.  Our crews responded quickly with a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, helping the homeowner regain control while drying, deodorizing and protecting their home and belongings.  If you feel like your home could have some undetected water damage, call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties at 269-273-8777, where we make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Preventing Ice Dams this Winter

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Prevention is key when protecting your home against water damage.

Don’t let ice dams cause water damage to your home. Ice dams are caused from the heat rising in the house and melting snow and ice on the roof. The melting snow and ice causes water runoff which freezes when it hits the cold edge of the roofline. The build up of ice on the edge of the room prevents water from draining properly. This trapped water can back up under shingles and find its way into your home, causing water damage.

Ice Dam Prevention Tips

  • Add insulation in your attic
  • Remove attic heat source
  • Insulate attic access doors
  • Check the exhausts
  • Check flashing around chimney
  • If possible get rid of snow on edge of your roof before it can turn to ice.

If ice dams did cause havoc on your home this winter… your local SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties can help mitigate and get your structure back to preloss condition.

Pipe break in Cassopolis, Michigan crawlspace causes basement to flood

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water damaged this basement in Cassopolis, Michigan

It took over a week for this Cassopolis, Michigan homeowner to discover they had a pipe break in their crawlspace.  The crawlspace filled with water and it eventually made it's way through the access hole and into the basement.  Luckily the basement was empty of contents and didn't cause damage to any precious heirlooms.  Building shelving units and/or placing your contents in waterproof tubs will help to preserve your contents in a water damage situation.  SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties called in a plumber and got the water problem resolved and starting the extraction and drying process within a few short hours.  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff at SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties this homeowner was back to normal in no time!  

A pipe burst causing major flooding in this Dowagiac, MI home.

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

2 inches of water caused major damage to this Dowagiac, MI basement

Water damage in your home can be bad.  There's no such thing as a small disaster.  Especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria - or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage.  Unseen water can create much larger issues later.  So before you try to clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property if you do it wrong.  

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties understands how disruptive unseen water damages can be for your entire family.  For this reason, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties offers 24 hour emergency response, and, under normal circumstances, will have trained, uniformed technicians on-site of a water damage within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services.  Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties for all of your water and fire damage services at 269-273-8777. 

Sewage backups may not be covered by your insurance in Dowagiac, Michigan.

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

This sewage backup occurred in this customer's Dowagiac, Michigan bathroom after heavy rains fell.

Sewer or sewage backup insurance may be necessary to cover damages that occurred where no surface water flooding also occurred. Sewer backup insurance, coverage for damages caused by backup through sewer and drains, is available on most homeowners and commercial policies, usually as an additional rider.  These backups not only cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair, but also create health hazards. Most homeowner and business insurance policies do not cover sewer or sewage backup unless specific sewer or sewage backup coverage is added to the policy, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  On average a sewer or sewage backup cleanup claim process can cost anywhere from $2,000.00 to $20,000.00.  SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties highly recommends discussing any and all insurance coverage questions with your insurance agent or insurance company.  

Don't Attempt to Suck up Water with your Household Vacuum

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Don't ruin your vacuum! Let us do the dirty work for you.

If you have standing water, don’t attempt to vacuum it up with your household vacuum. Regular vacuum cleaners weren’t intended to pick up water. Trying to suck up the water can cause damage to your machine. If you don’t own a wet/dry vacuum cleaner and you have standing water in your home or business, don’t worry!

Certified Equipment 

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties uses extractors to remove excess water from floors following a flood, storm, or even a busted pipe. Our extractors are mounted to the truck or portable to allow better access inside structures. When the water is extracted quickly, the area can usually be dried much quicker.

Effective and Efficient Drying

Not only do we extract the water but we ensure everything has been dried thoroughly. We have drying down to a science... literally. The properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point are measured to evaluate air conditions which help our technicians create the proper atmosphere for more efficient drying.

Preventing Water Damage in your White Pigeon Home

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

If you do find water damage in your White Pigeon home, no worries! SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties are water damage restoration specialists.

Preventing Water Damage Tips:

  • Repair peeling paint around doors and windows. Peeling paint can be a sign of water seeping into the wood.
  • Check for roof leaks around chimneys, plumbing vents, and attic vents. Trace the source of a ceiling leak by measuring its position from the nearest outside wall and then locate this point in the attic using a measuring tape.
  • Make sure your air conditioner’s drain pan drains easily, is adequately sloped toward the outlets, and that there is no standing water. Drain pans typically overflow the first time the unit is turned on.
  • Keep an eye on your water bill. A jump in your water bill could mean you have a leak somewhere.

Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (269) 273-8777

Standing Water in Your Basement?

4/20/2017 (Permalink)

Whether it’s inches or feet of water, SERVPRO is here to help!

Spring has sprung! When we think of spring we tend to think of the famous saying “April showers bring May flowers” but spring time also brings about much more than that. For some us turning on the sprinklers, dragging out the garden hose, or bringing out the pressure washer for the first time it’s important to do a little check up. Thanks to watermygrass.com, we have great tips to share with you before running your sprinklers for the first time.


 Sprinkler Tune-Up Checklist



  • Check for anything that may obstruct the flow   of water.

  • Replace any chipped or broken nozzles to avoid any unwanted leaks.

  • Inspect all the water valves for any leaks.

  • Test the pressure on the main water valve before turning on the sprinkler system.

  • Make sure to turn on the water valves slowly to prevent a pressure surge that can bust your pipes.


If your sprinkler did fail you this spring, and your busted pipes left you with standing water in your basement, don’t worry! SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties is here to make your water damage “Like it never even happened.” We quickly extract the water and then dry your basement using our state-of-the-art-equipment. We gladly provide our services to many local communities including: Niles, Decatur, Edwardsburg, and many more!


Is there standing water in your basement? Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties at (269) 273-8777

Using Exceptional Equipment in your Three Rivers Home.

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Exceptional equipment for exceptional service.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties uses the best equipment to make sure your home is restored properly. Our trained professionals understand how to dry a structure properly and in a timely manner. 

Detection Equipment

  • Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in baseboards, walls, and carpets. 
  • Moisture Meters are used to determine the moisture content. The moister tester provides accurate moisture readings that enable our professionals to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermohygrometers measure both the relative humidity and temperature. With these two readings our crew can calculate specific humidity, dew point, and vapor pressure.

Extraction Equipment 

  • Extractors are used in cleaning upholstery, carpets, and in removing water from floors.

Air Moving Equipment

  • Air movers are used in water damage restoration to enhance the evaporation at the surface level, which reduces the drying time.

Dehumidification Equipment

  • Refrigerant dehumidifiers works similarly to air conditioners.
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers use desiccants (chemicals) that readily absorb moisture from the air.

Deodorization Equipment 

  • Ultra Low Volume Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. 
  • Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products in large volume, dense fogs suitable for confined areas. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles. 

Need Water Damage Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (269) 273-8777

Cass & St. Joseph Counties 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service.

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties 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 - (269-273-8777)

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 Cass & St. Joseph Counties 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 Cass & St. Joseph Counties

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties 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 Cass & St. Joseph County Water Damage Event

1/17/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties 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 Cass & St. Joseph Counties 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 – (269-273-8777)

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.

Affected contents from a broken pipe in Three Rivers, MI

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

We are water damage restoration specialists and are ready to restore your Cass and St. Joseph county home back to pre-water damage condition. We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties uses moisture monitoring equipment to effectively measure and document the drying process to ensure your property is dry.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

 

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • 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.

 

Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties Today – (269) 273-8777

What to do until help arrives

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Do's and don't in a commercial water damage in Three Rivers, MI

What to do until help arrives on a water damage in your home or business. 

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.
  • Call SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties for all of your water and fire damage needs at 269-273-8777.

Commercial Water Damage in Mendon, MI

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

High School water damage on gym floor

A local school had roof damage that they didn't know about from a severe hail storm that went through the community.  A few days later 2 inches of rain came down in 24 hours and affected at least 50% of the building.  SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties received the call at 7am on a Thursday and got to the damaged property by 8am that same day.  We worked all day and night for the next 5 days to get the cleanup and dry-out accomplished.  Because of our fast response we were able to save the gym floor that was affected.  Commercial properties that have an emergency plan in place often re-open twice as fast as commercial properties that don't have an emergency plan in place.  SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties making water damage "Like it never even happened"

Frozen Pipe Season

1/5/2015 (Permalink)

This pipe burst due to freezing conditions

November through late March is the time of year when pipes can freeze and burst!  Here are a few simple tips to prepare your home or business for winter weather!

Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells

Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated areas of the home.

Consider shutting off outside faucets.

If you leave for multiple days at a time, always keep your thermostat above 60 degrees to keep outside walls from getting too cold.  

If you are in need of help during this upcoming cold winter months be sure to have SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties phone number stored in your smart phone.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 265 days a year for all of your restoration needs.