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Biohazard Contamination in Mount Clemens Warehouse?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A biohazard sign is visible on a container. We respond to commercial biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore’s technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to safely clean and restore biohazard scenes. Biohazards pose serious health risks and should always be remediated by trained professionals. Some common biohazard scenarios include:

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture and help ensure the area is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Trained SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Illegal Drug Manufacturing Labs / Meth Labs

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as “meth” are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to clean all surfaces properly.

Call Us Today!

When your business or home needs biohazard restoration services, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens. Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Power Outage in New Baltimore?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A camping lantern is lighting a room in a house during a power outage. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

New Baltimore weather can be severe, and power outages do occur. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year and offer these tips on preparing for a power outage from the American Red Cross:

Create a support network. Identify people who can help you stay at home or evacuate during an extended power outage. Keep a paper copy of your contact list.

Stay connected and alert. Sign up for alert systems and apps for text alerts. Have communication devices that work without home power, including a crank or battery radio, a non-cordless home phone, chargers/batteries for your cell phones and your computers.

Stock food and water. Store non-perishable food and water supplies for at least two weeks. Plan to use coolers and ice to extend food refrigeration and keep a thermometer in the fridge, freezer, or cooler to monitor the food temperature.

Know and plan for your personal and medical electrical needs. Take an inventory of your electrical needs. Consider backup and non-power alternatives for lighting, communication, medical devices, refrigerated medicine, cooking, garage doors, locks, and elevators. Discuss a plan with your doctors for your medical needs.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in New Baltimore. Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Rain Gutter Failure in Mount Clemens?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Rainwater is flowing from a downspout into a rain barrel from a downspout. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Water damage can happen at any time, but it can be prevented through the routine cleaning and maintenance of your rain gutter system. When rain gutters are working properly, they divert water away from the structure. The rainwater can be diverted to a drainage system or through the downspout into a water catchment system, like a rain barrel. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year and offer these tips on how to clean your rain gutters using a power washer:

A power washer is a great tool to clean rain gutters that contain built-up dirt and debris. Using a power washer can be a messy process, so plan on cleaning the roof and walls of your home’s exterior, too!

  • Use the fine-spray nozzle to blast away debris from the gutter system working towards the downspout hole
  • Point the nozzle down the hole and rinse the shaft until the water can run through it freely

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business requires emergency water damage cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Biohazard Cleanup in Harrison Charter Township?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A man in a hazmat (hazardous material) suit is shown. We remediate biohazards 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Harrison Charter Township can trust SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore to safely remove biological and chemical contaminants that cause serious health consequences. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). They have the experience, protective gear, and equipment required to remediate biohazard scenes.

Here are some emergency tips from our website on what to do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all  bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

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

Call Us Today!

When you require biohazard cleanup and removal services, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Harrison Charter Township. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll remediate your biohazard scene, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Dryer Fire in Mount Clemens?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A dirty lint trap is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Macomb County.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA,) 2900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated $35 million in property loss. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Macomb County, and some of these fires could have been prevented. The USFA reports that you are at a higher risk of having a clothes dryer fire if you don’t clean your lint filter and dryer vents.

Here are some clothes dryer safety tips from the USFA:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter
  • Clean the lint filter before and after each cycle
  • Do not forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build-up
  • Check the venting system behind the dryer to make sure that it is not damaged, crushed, or restricted
  • Make sure that the outdoor vent covering opens when the dryer is operating

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need emergency fire restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind-damaged Doors in New Baltimore?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

The front door of a home is shown. We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Macomb County. Severe weather can bring high winds to New Baltimore, and they can cause property damage. Exterior doors are prone to wind damage, but there are ways to minimize the potential for wind damage. Here are some tips to make your doors less vulnerable to storm damage from State Farm Insurance:

  • To better resist wind pressure and flying debris, make sure your entry doors are solid wood or hollow metal
  • All entry doors should have three hinges and a deadbolt lock with at least a one-inch bolt throw length
  • Door framing should be securely anchored to the wall structure using fasteners that are at least three inches long
  • If you have double-entry doors, secure the inactive door with head and foot bolts that extend through the door header and into the subfloor
  • Patio doors should be made of impact-resistant safety glass
  • Shuttering doors offers extra protection

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need emergency storm damage restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in New Baltimore. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Dryer Fire in Mount Clemens?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A dirty lint trap is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Macomb County.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA,) 2900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated $35 million in property loss. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Macomb County, and some of these fires could have been prevented. The USFA reports that you are at a higher risk of having a clothes dryer fire if you don’t clean your lint filter and dryer vents.

Here are some clothes dryer safety tips from the USFA:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter
  • Clean the lint filter before and after each cycle
  • Do not forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build-up
  • Check the venting system behind the dryer to make sure that it is not damaged, crushed, or restricted
  • Make sure that the outdoor vent covering opens when the dryer is operating

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need emergency fire restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewer Problem in Harrison Charter Township?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

A modern bathroom is shown. Macomb County residents rely on us to restore water damage.

Harrison Charter Township residents need to know.

When your sewer backs up, or your toilet overflows you will be exposed to highly unsanitary and dangerous “black water.” SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore uses specialized equipment and wears the required protective clothing to prevent exposure to bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness.

"Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

"Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • It May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need emergency water restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Harrison Charter Township. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your sewer damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

House Fire Checklist: What to Do and What Not to Do After a House Fire

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

A house fire is a terrible event that can unsettle homeowners both physically and emotionally. It is one of the commonest disasters in the USA. There has been a lot of information on how to prevent house fires. That is because it is better not to experience it in the first place. But since house fires are rampant, there is a possibility that you may encounter one.

No matter the size of the house, fire outbreaks are possible. That is because several factors expose every home to a house fire. The common causes include:

  • Electrical cables and equipment: It could occur following a malfunction from the wires deep inside the walls, an overloaded power point, faulty electrical appliances, frayed cords, inadequate wiring, and poor use of power point extension cords.
  • Candles: Candles can cause fire outbreaks in the house if you use them poorly.
  • Cooking equipment: Cooking equipment like pans and pots can lead to fire outbreaks if they overheat.
  • Flammable liquids: Flammable liquids like methylated spirits, petrol, or kerosene can cause a house fire if they are close to heat sources.
  • Heating: If you have a portable heater or furnace close to curtains, clothes, furniture, or laundry, they can lead to fire outbreaks.
  • Children: Out of curiosity, children can set things on fire to see the effect.
  • Smoking indoors: The butt of cigarettes can stay lit for a long time. If you do not put them off completely, they can ignite fire once they contact flammable materials.

Because of the emotional events that homeowners go through, they may tend to do things that will worsen the situation, warns Nelson PM. For that reason, this article aims to help you stay coordinated and prevent mistakes that can affect your insurance claims or expose your household to danger.

Below is a checklist of what to do and what not to do after a house fire.

What to do after a house fire

Ensure that your family is safe.  Stay calm and reassure them. Check for signs of injuries on yourself, family members, and pets.

  1. Get a safe place to stay. Irrespective of the level of damage, you should not remain in that house.
  2. Contact your family and friends to inform them about the house fire. Also, reassure them of your safety.
  3. Contact your insurance company. Inform them about the fire outbreak and only give answers to the questions you know. Start the claim process to help address your needs. The insurance company will provide recommendations for restoring or cleaning up the property. They may also help to secure the house.
  4. Secure your home to protect it from unlawful entry and terrible weather even when it is damaged.
  5. Contact the local police department to inform them about the event. Doing this will help protect the house from looting since it is vacant.
  6. Contact utility providers to inform them about the fire so that they can temporarily shut off utility supplies to you.
  7. Get a copy of the fire report from your local fire department, read the summary, and file it. Your insurance company will find it valuable.
  8. Call a restoration company to assess the property. After a fire outbreak, the damages do not stop. For that reason, it is essential to get a restoration company early. Doing so will prevent further damage to the property.
  9. Get permission from the fire department to access the property. With that, you can take photographs and also note the level of damage. The restoration company should be present while you are doing this to prevent further damage.
  10. Create and keep a record of your belongings. Note the damaged and undamaged items. Do not dispose of damaged items yet.
  11. Retrieve all valuables such as passports, identity cards, certificates, licenses, financial records, medical records, and prescription drugs. Note that you are only retrieving the prescription drugs so that you can get a replacement.
  12. Keep up with financing your mortgage even after the house fire. Your insurance company will handle your losses.
  13. Notify your children’s school to let them know the situation your kids are going through.
  14. Notify the post office so that they will know whether to hold or forward your mail.
  15. Commence a replacement process for vital documents that were damaged by the fire.

What not to do after a house fire

  1. Do not gain access to the house without permission from the local fire department.
  2. Do not enter the house except you are fully kitted with personal protective equipment.
  3. Do not consume food items or drugs that were exposed to the fire.
  4. Do not use items that were damaged by the fire.
  5. Do not turn on any utilities until you are sure that they are safe.
  6. Do not attempt to wash or clean off the fire residue by yourself. Let professionals handle it.
  7. Do not attempt to start any vehicle that was damaged by the fire.

Flooding Damage in Mount Clemens Home?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A pile of clothing is shown laying on the floor. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Flooding Disaster in Mount Clemens

When my bathroom flooded my insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore. When they arrived, they inspected and assessed the damage and immediately began extracting the water. The flooding spread to my laundry room and family room, so all of the clothing, furniture, electronics, and throw rugs had to be packed out and cleaned.  They extracted the water and set up air movers and air blowers to remove the excess moisture in the area. They monitored and documented the drying process to ensure the rooms were restored to normal moisture levels.

Six-Step Water Restoration Process

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection
  • Step 3: Water Removal
  • Step 4: Drying
  • Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 6: Restoration

Because the SERVPRO team acted so quickly, everything damaged by the water was restored to preloss condition. Thank you, SERVPRO!

Cleaning Methods

  •  Dry Cleaning
  •  Wet Cleaning
  •  Spray and Wipe
  •  Foam Cleaning
  •  Abrasive Cleaning
  •  Immersion Cleaning

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business needs emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.