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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips for Macomb County Residents?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

A backyard fireworks display is underway. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens!

Our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore wishes everyone a happy 4th of July. Many families will be watching fireworks at community events or opting to stay home and light fireworks in their backyards. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission offers these safety tips for people planning to purchase and set off fireworks at  home:

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don’t realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or another mishap
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire

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When your Mount Clemens home or business has fire damage, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help.® Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire-Damaged Document Restoration Services for New Baltimore Businesses?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A stack of files lay on a desk. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County!

After the fire is extinguished, smoke, soot, and water damage will be left from the firefighting efforts. Even items not directly in line with the fire will have indirect damage from the smoke and soot residues. Our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore restores fire and water-damaged documents and photographs. Although we may not be able to restore every document or photo, we can minimize further damage and restore many.

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

We also provide contents restoration services for furniture and other fire-damaged items. We use several methods for cleaning and restoring fire damage, including:

Dry Cleaning - Used to clean light residues or pre-clean before wet cleaning

Wet Cleaning – This method is effective 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 the agitation of the surface being cleaned

Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us Today!

When your New Baltimore commercial business or home has fire damage, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire-damaged documents, photographs, and damaged inventory “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Is Flash Flooding a Risk in Mount Clemens?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Flash flooding is occurring. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day, 365 days a year in Macomb County!

Last year, the Clinton River crested its banks reaching 17.20 feet on June 26. Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team respond to flooding and storm damage emergencies every year in Mount Clemons. Here are some tips from our website on things you can do and should not do while waiting for emergency assistance to arrive:

Do This 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

Do NOT Do This 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 carpets 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 the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

When your Mount Clemens home or commercial business has storm damage, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Long Does It Take For Water to Cause Damage to My Home in New Baltimore?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

Water has caused extensive damage to a wall. We respond to water damage emergencies within four hours in Macomb County!

Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team has been restoring water damage in New Baltimore for many years. Water is invasive and will seep into anything in its path quickly. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the damage water can do over time:

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

Call Us Today!

When your New Baltimore home or commercial business has water damage, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated

Reconstruction Services for Commercial Properties in Mount Clemens?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Blueprints and tools sit on a table. We restore properties to full functionality in Macomb County!

Every minute your business is closed represents lost revenue and reduced productivity. Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team has extensive experience restoring commercial property damage. We provide our customers the convenience of one company managing the entire restoration project from start to finish. This keeps costs low and eliminates the headaches of managing multiple vendors and trades. Whenever possible, we work to minimize the disruption to your employees and customers.

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We work on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

When your Mount Clemens business or home has property damage, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Team in Harrison Charter Township?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Laptop computer with a pair of hands on keyboard Our technicians are some of the most highly trained techs in Macomb County!

Our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore has the training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore fire, water, storm, mold, and property damage quickly and efficiently. Harrison Charter Township residents and businesses can rely on our highly trained team to restore property damage no matter how big the job is!

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Our employees must undergo initial and continuous training and education to stay current with industry best practices and advancements in the field. We are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after the successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Call Us Today!

When your Harrison Charter Township home or commercial business has property damage, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Thunderstorms and Lightning in New Baltimore?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

A thunder-cloud dominates the sky overhead. Our technicians are on call 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

If lightning strikes a tree and it falls into the side of your home in the middle of the night, would you know what to do? Our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore has the training, equipment, and experience to remove fallen trees and restore storm-damaged structures. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day because we know that property damage can happen at any time. When you call us for a storm damage emergency, you can expect:

  • We typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help
  • We will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours
  • We will immediately tarp and board up any areas exposed to the elements
  • When water damage is involved, we will document and monitor the drying process
  • We are licensed contractors and can supervise a full range of reconstruction services when required to return your property to pre-damage condition
  • Whenever possible, we will work to minimize the disruption to you and your household

Call Us!

You never know when your property may be compromised by storm damage. When your New Baltimore home or commercial business has storm damage, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Away From Home Fire Safety for Mount Clemens Vacationers?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

A vacation rental is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration services in Macomb County.

Our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore wants everyone renting a peer-to-peer or a rental by owner-type vacation unit to know the fire safety standards for that area. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for things to review before you book:

  • Working smoke alarms are in every sleeping room and outside every room
  • Portable fire extinguishers are in the home and are easy to reach
  • Working carbon monoxide alarms are outside each separate sleeping area
  • The owner has posted a floor plan. It notes all escape routes and exits and provides emergency contact information.
  • Everyone knows the address of the home
  • Everyone staying in the home knows two ways out of every room and how to escape in an emergency
  • All doors and windows that lead outside can be opened
  • An outside meeting place has been chosen a safe distance away from the home
  • Everyone knows how to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone from outside
  • All pathways are free and clear of tripping hazards
  • Electrical outlets are free from multiple cords and adaptors
  • The stovetop is clear. Anything that can catch fire is not near the stovetop, such as curtains and towels

Call Us!

When you have fire damage in your Mount Clemens home or business, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Signs of Water Heater Damage in Mount Clemens?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A corroded water heater is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Water heaters are a leading cause of water damage. Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team offer these professional maintenance tips for your water heater from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors:

Use a qualified service professional for:

  • Burners should be cleaned once a year for gas and oil-fired water heaters. Have the service professional inspect flues and vents for cracks or loose connections that could leak deadly exhaust gases.
     
  • Have a qualified plumber replace your anode rod once every two to five years
     
  • The service life of a temperature and pressure (T & P) valve is usually three years. Even if a T & P valve looks fine from the outside, manufacturers recommend they be removed and visually inspected for accumulations of corrosion deposits
  • If your water tank is leaking, call a professional
    • If the T & P valve is discharging water or steam, the ONLY safe intervention is to remove the heat source by cutting off its fuel. For an electric heater, trip the circuit breaker; for a gas heater, shut off the gas.
    • If your water heater overheats, call a qualified plumber and allow the water heater to cool naturally. Never try to relieve the pressure yourself. Never add cool water to the tank, and never try to cool it by spraying it with a hose. 

Call Us!

When your Mount Clemens home or business has water damage, our team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Apartment Cleaning Services for Property Management Companies in Mount Clemens?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

An apartment for rent sign stands outside an apartment. We clean and restore rental properties in Macomb County.

Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team provide a full range of commercial and residential deep cleaning services in the Mount Clemens area. Here is a recent Google review from one of our happy customers who needed their rental apartment cleaned after a tenant vacated and left a mess:

“We needed the apartment cleaned of debris and leftover food and clothes tossed throughout. This crew cleaned everything up in a professional manner, worked together well, were open to suggestions, and were friendly as well. The before and after photos are amazing! They also completed their tasks in less time than originally anticipated. Great group!” Sharon Winne

Services: General carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, HVAC duct, and vent cleaning

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

Our team is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification to provide deep cleaning services, including:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

We have years of experience deep cleaning all kinds of buildings and properties:

  • Apartment Buildings Small Office Buildings
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Residential Homes
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

If you need deep cleaning services for your Mount Clemens rental property, our local team in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore will clean and restore your property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.