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Mold Problems in Harrison Charter Township?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on a wall by a window. We are trusted leaders in mold remediation in Macomb County.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to mold damage emergencies throughout the year in Mount Clemens. Mold can spread quickly under the right, moist conditions and feed on many forms of organic matter like carpeting, drapes, ceiling tiles, drywall, wood, paper goods, and upholstery. Harrison Charter Township residents rely on us to mitigate and remediate mold growth in their homes and businesses.

Mold Remediation Process

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Understanding Mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, otherwise, the mold may return
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has 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 mold damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Water Intrusion Prevention Tips for Mount Clemens

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Rain is shown falling. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Storm damage can happen at any time in Michigan. The weather here can be unpredictable, and storms have been known to blow in unexpectedly. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Mount Clemens. The Insurance Information Institute offers these helpful tips for protecting your home from storm damage:

Exterior Inspection and Repair

Water can be prevented from entering a structure’s exterior through routine inspection and maintenance and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check rain gutters and drainage systems and remove any debris
  • Check downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the structure
  • Check sprinkler systems and make sure the sprinklers are not spraying water onto the structure and that water is not pooling around the structure’s foundation
  • Make sure water drains away from the building.Water is invasive and will find its way into a structure easily when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is already saturated by rainwater, the water may enter into the foundation wall through any cracks.

Call Us!

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 storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Escape Planning Tips for New Baltimore?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

An escape plan diagram is shown.  We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that of the 71 percent of people who have a fire escape plan, only 41 percent have tested it. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in New Baltimore and offer these tips for escape planning from the NFPA:

  • Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or a mailbox) a safe distance away from the home where everyone can meet
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year
  • Practice using different ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave as a closed-door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area
  • Install alarms on every level of the home
  • Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has 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.

Water Damage Disaster in Harrison Charter Township?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is torn open to reveal plumbing pipes is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in Macomb County!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year in Harrison Charter Township. Plumbing systems and appliances can fail at any time and cause water damage in your home or business. Our restoration technicians have the advanced training, state-of-the-art equipment, and experience to restore any size water loss quickly and efficiently and with minimal disruption to your family or employees and customers.

The Insurance Institute for Business Home and Safety suggests that homeowners and businesses:

  • Provide a reliable backup power source to ensure continuous power to the building
  • Install an automatic excess flow switch on the main incoming domestic water line to monitor and provide early detection of a broken pipe or valve. Use wireless sensors near water sources.
  • Monitor sprinkler systems using a central station to provide early detection of a pipe failure and heat unheated sprinkler control rooms

Water damage happens at all times of the day and night and can become a costly repair if not addressed quickly. Our highly trained technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and can typically arrive within four hours of your call.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has 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. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Services in Mount Clemens?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

A window is being cleaned. We provide a full range of specialty cleaning services for Macomb County!

Dirty Rental Unit?

After my tenants moved out, the house was a mess and couldn’t be rented again in its current state. The walls and ceilings were covered in three years of grime and buildup that wasn’t evident until the house was vacant. The carpets looked tired, and the kitchen faucet had lime buildup, and the appliances were in need of a thorough cleaning. A friend told me to call SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, and I’m glad I did.

They sent a team over that cleaned the house from top to bottom. All of the light fixtures, ceilings, floors, windows, vents, cabinets, and millwork were cleaned. The carpets were cleaned and deodorized. All of the lime buildups in the bathroom and kitchen faucets were removed, and so were the glass shower doors. By the end of the day, my house was rentable again and looked great! They also told me about other deep cleaning services they offer:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors & Walls
  • Certified SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians certified to provide deep cleaning services that go beyond what a routine janitorial or domestic cleaning service can do. Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewer Backup in New Baltimore?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

A commercial bathroom is shown. We respond to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County!

The sewer system in our commercial building backed up, and it was a disaster. Thankfully, we had used SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore in the past and called them for help. Sewer water is classified as a “black water” contaminant, meaning it is best left to the professionals to mitigate and perform the professional cleanup as “black water” is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided.

Sources for category 3 black 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.

Category 3 “Black Water” may:

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

We respond to commercial sewage backups emergencies throughout the year. Sewage backups should be considered an emergency, and our highly trained technicians have the protective gear, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore sewer backups quickly and efficiently.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond to commercial and residential sewer backups 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your sewer damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Barbeque Fire in Mount Clemens?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

A barbecue is in the process of cooking some food. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County!

Now that the weather is warming up, people are spending more time outside barbequing food. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), seven out of every ten adults in the United States have a grill or smoker. This high number of barbeque and smoker enthusiasts translates to lots of opportunities for home fires.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year, and we want everyone in Mount Clemens to have a great barbeque season. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA to keep you safe this grilling season:

SAFETY TIPS

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond to residential and commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your fire damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fast Water Damage Response Time for New Baltimore?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

Clocks with wings are suggesting that time is flying by. We are trusted leaders in emergency water restoration services in Macomb County!

When water causes damage to a structure, fast response time is critical to minimizing further damage and expensive repairs. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been responding to water damage emergencies in Macomb county for many years, and we witness firsthand the damage water can do to a home or commercial business. Here is a water damage timeline from our website to help in understanding 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!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond to residential and commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your water damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

More Happy Customers in Mount Clemens?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Mount Clemens Customer Google Reviews

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been serving the restoration needs of Mount Clemens for many years, and we are committed to taking care of our customers through the restoration process. Here are some recent Google reviews:

“Walking into a multi-level flood was shocking. What was more shocking was the extreme pleasantness of dealing with SERVPRO through it all. Jenny is as sweet and genuine as they come. Her bubbly personality and way to calmly explain the process and keep you in the loop were top-notch. Matt and the crew made such a terrible situation completely painless. I highly recommend it without a doubt. Jenny, Matt, and the crew... Thank you so much!!!!” Carrie

“Matt and crew went above and beyond at my home after a water loss. Management quickly responded to my call for help, the crew arrived on schedule and thoroughly went through my home to inspect and mitigate the water damage on three different floors of my home. They cleaned up each day when they were done, provided me with an update, and were extremely professional. Would use them again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Jenny & Josh!” Tj Jo

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond to residential and commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your property damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooding in Mount Clemens?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded street is shown. We are leaders in storm damage mitigation in Macomb County!

Floods Happen

According to a report published by Flood Factor, eighteen percent of properties are at risk of flooding in Macomb County. The Clinton River has been known to flood, and SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been mitigating flooding and other storm damage for the residents of Mount Clemens for years. We know that our fast response time helps to minimize further storm damage in most cases and our restoration technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to restore storm damage quickly and efficiently.

Here is some information from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to keep you safe during a flood:

  • If time allows, call someone to let them know where you are going, and check with neighbors who may need a ride
  • Stay out of floodwaters, if possible. Even water only several inches deep can be dangerous. If you have to walk through water, use a stick to check the firmness of the ground ahead of you. Avoid moving water.
  • Do not drive into flooded areas
  • If your car becomes surrounded by rising water, get out quickly and move to higher ground
  • Stay away from downed power lines

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained storm restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your storm damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Heater Leaking in New Baltimore?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

A water heater is shown. We are leaders in water restoration in Macomb County!

Water Heater Water Damage in New Baltimore?

Do you know the last time your water heater was inspected? In a study prepared by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) three-quarters of all water heaters failed before they become twelve years old, and the chances of a water heater leaking or bursting will dramatically increase when the water heater reaches five years of age. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year and offer tips from the IBHS:

Water Heater Loss Prevention and Maintenance Tips

  1. Have a professional plumbing inspection of the anode rod at least once every two years and annually after the warranty expires. The rod will eventually corrode and leave the tank vulnerable to damage.
  2. Remove sediment by flushing the tank every six months. Sediment will build up faster in areas with hard water.

Tankless Versus Tank

You may want to consider purchasing a tankless water heater. Over the years they have become more sophisticated, and some models even can tell you via a smartphone when it needs maintenance. You’ll also save between twenty-seven and fifty percent on fuel costs compares to tank-type heaters.

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Welding Fire in New Baltimore?

5/29/2021 (Permalink)

A person is shown welding and sparks are flying everywhere. We restore commercial fire damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County!

Welding Fire Damage Statistics

No matter how safe a workplace is, there is always the potential for a fire to break out. In a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), United States fire departments responded to an average of 4,630 structure fires involving hot work per year between 2013 and 2017. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to commercial fire damage emergencies throughout the year in New Baltimore, and we know that our fast response time saves our customers money in many cases.

Here are some statistics from the NFPA on the leading types of hot work equipment involved in fires:

  • Welding torches – involved in 39 percent of non-home hot work fires but only 32 percent of such home fires
  • Cutting torches – involved in a larger percentage (27 percent) of non-home fires but only 14 percent of the home fires
  • Heat treating equipment – involved in 17 percent of the non-home hot work fires but only 8 percent of the home incidents
  • Soldering equipment – involved in one-third (32 percent) of the hot work home fires but only 6 percent of such fires in non-home properties

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day.  Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your fire damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fast Response Time Saves Money in Mount Clemens?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been restoring property damage for the residents of Mount Clemens for years. We know that our fast response time saves our customers time and money. Here are some recent Google Reviews:

“Matt and crew went above and beyond at my home after a water loss. Management quickly responded to my call for help, the crew arrived on schedule and thoroughly went through my home to inspect and mitigate the water damages on three different floors of my home. They cleaned up each day when they were done, provided me with an update, and were extremely professional. Would use them again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Jenny & Josh!” TJ Jo, Mount Clemens

“Walking into a multi-level flood was shocking. What was more shocking was the extreme pleasantness of dealing with SERVPRO through it all. Jenny is as sweet and genuine as they come. Her bubbly personality, way to calmly explain the process and keep you in the loop was top notch. Matt and the crew made such a terrible situation completely painless. I highly recommend without a doubt. Jenny, Matt, and the crew.... Thank you so much!!!!” Carrie, Mount Clemens

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your property damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm Damage in Mount Clemens?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Storm water is shown gushing out of a residential street drain after a severe thunderstorm. We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Storm damage happens.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Mount Clemens, and offer these tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service (NOAA) when it looks like a severe thunderstorm is over:

Stay informed: Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. More severe thunderstorms could be headed your way.

Contact your family and loved ones: Let your family and close friends know that you’re okay so they can help spread the word. Text messages or social media are more reliable forms of communication than phone calls.

Assess the damage: After the severe weather threat has ended, check your property for damages. When walking through storm damage, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes. Contact local authorities if you see power lines down. Stay out of damaged buildings. Be aware of insurance scammers if your property has been damaged.

Help your neighbor: If you come across people that are injured and you are properly trained, if needed, provide first aid to victims until emergency response team members arrive.

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Graffiti Damage in New Baltimore?

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is shown covered with graffiti. We mitigate commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

The writing is on the wall, again.

My New Baltimore convenience store was damaged several times by graffiti, and I needed to act fast before any more customers were scared away. Not only was the wall on the side of my store covered in offensive language, but the sidewalk was covered in graffiti, and there were also empty spray cans and garbage strewn around the side lot. It looked terrible and gave the impression that I didn’t care about my business.

I called SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, and they sent out a team of restoration technicians, and they went straight to work cleaning the parking lot and removing the graffiti from the sidewall and sidewalk. By the time they finished the job that day, you would never know that there had been offensive writing on my wall.

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business experiences graffiti or other property damage or vandalism, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your property damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Plumbing Maintenance Tips for Mount Clemens?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

A leaking water faucet is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year in Mount Clemens. Here are some plumbing maintenance tips to help you keep your indoor plumbing in good condition from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs. Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home. A damaged hose or a burst pipe can send water racing into your home. Being able to locate and shut off the main water supply quickly will save stress, money, and time.
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Advanced Technology in Mount Clemens?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Restoration Technology Used in Mount Clemens?

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore uses scientific drying principles and uses advanced technology and techniques to detect, measure, and monitor moisture levels? By adopting the use of new technologies and equipment, we can identify the source and the extent of water damage and pinpoint hidden water damage. This allows us to mitigate the damage quickly and efficiently. Here are some of the types of equipment we use to mitigate water damage:

  • Infrared cameras, also called thermal imaging cameras, are used to detect heat (infrared energy) and converts the heat into an electronic signal that produces a thermal image on a screen that then performs temperature calculations. Infrared cameras are used to identify the location of the water for thorough water removal.
  • Hygrometers are used to measure the amount of water vapor in the air. When mitigating water damage hygrometers help us monitor the humidity levels as an area is being dried so we can restore the area to normal moisture levels.

Call Us!

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

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Severe Weather Awareness in New Baltimore?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded street is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore.

Severe Weather Awareness Week

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in the New Baltimore area and our fast response time helps to minimize the potential for further damage. In March Michigan hosted Severe Weather Awareness Week to help Michigan residents prepare for the severe weather season that is approaching. This included information on tornadoes, flooding, high winds, and other severe weather that could impact Michigan residents. The website also offers information on severe storm preparedness and has links to seasonal severe weather safety.

National Weather-Ready Nation Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is readying communities across the United States through its Weather-Ready Nation program and links to national weather service safety tips that cover these topics:

  • Air Quality
  • Beach Hazards
  • Cold
  • Drought safety
  • Floods
  • Fog
  • Heat
  • Hurricanes
  • Lightning
  • Rip Currents
  • Safe Boating
  • Space Weather
  • Sun
  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Wildfire
  • Wind
  • Winter Weather

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration Services in Mount Clemens?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

An orange-gloved hand is shown scrubbing a concrete wall with a brush. We offer a full range of contents restoration services in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore.

When my Mount Clemens home was damaged by fire; every surface had to be cleaned. Even in the rooms where the fire had not damaged any surfaces or furnishings, there was smoke, smoke odor, and dirty soot clinging to everything.

At first, I thought I could clean the walls and countertops myself, but this was impossible. I ended making more of a mess. A friend told me about SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, and I’m glad they did.

They came in and pretested the items and areas requiring cleaning to determine what cleaning method to use. They used specialized equipment to clean the walls, ceilings, floors, light fixtures, and countertops quickly and efficiently!

At SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, we offer a full range of contents restoration services for any fire damage situation. Here is our fire damage restoration process:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Call Us!

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

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damaged Belongings in New Baltimore?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

A man is shown placing green plastic bins on a new storage shelving unit in his basement. We clean and restore water-damaged items in Mount Clemens.

When a customer’s basement flooded in New Baltimore, the water-saturated everything. Off-season clothes, Christmas decorations, hunting gear, old magazines, books, and other keepsakes were soggy and on the verge of being unsalvageable. We came out and immediately went to work extracting the standing water and moving, cleaning, and drying everything compromised by the water.

At SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, we offer a full range of restoration services to restore water damaged contents, and offer these tips for protecting your possessions from water damage from the Insurance Information Institute:

Protect your possessions

  • Store off-season and other bulk belongings in waterproof bins, especially in areas where there are plumbing pipes or that are prone to dampness, such as basements and attics.
  • Never store valuables or memorabilia where there is risk of destruction from water. Water and damp also brings with it the threat of mold damage.
  • Keep belongings stored on shelving off the floor in basements. In case of water seepage or sewer backup, they're less likely to get damaged.
  • Keep an up-to-date home inventory. Having a comprehensive list of your possessions will save time, trouble and stress in case of loss from water damage.

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Mount Clemens

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

A downed tree has brough down a powerline and has damaged a home. Fast response time saves our customers money in New Baltimore and Mount Clemens.

Fast Response Time Matters

At SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, we know that fast response time can significantly impact the cost of the repairs. When this huge tree came down in front of this house, the roots snapped back and broke some windows, causing damage to the front of the home’s exterior. After we were cleared to enter the home by the Mt. Clemens City Fire Department, we went to work quickly. We conducted a detailed inspection of the damage and provided an assessment to the homeowners. We contacted their insurance adjuster and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process.

Licensed Michigan Builders

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore franchise owners, Josh and Jenny Dishman have a combined forty-one years of restoration and construction experience between them. As licensed builders in the State of Michigan, we can handle every part of the restoration process, from the initial cleanup through to the final building reconstruction, including the removal of the huge tree from the front yard!

Call Us Today!

When your Mount Clemens home or commercial business has a fire or water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to serve you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Customer Satisfaction is Our Goal in Mount Clemens!

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

A government building exterior is shown against a clear blue sky in Mount Clemens, MI. Fast response time saves our customers money in New Baltimore and Mount Clemens.

Peace of Mind in Mount Clemens!

At SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, our team is highly trained and certified to quickly and efficiently mitigate any loss, no matter how big the job is.

  • 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
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Here are some customer testimonials that reinforce our commitment to excellence:


“Thank you for such a fast response when the tree hit our house! You came in and took care of everything! Thank You!” Susie K


“Thank you for showing up within minutes of calling your company.  You really put my mind at ease, and I instantly felt better when I saw your green vans!  Thank you for living up to your commercials on Tv.  Way to go!” Chris L

Call Us Today!

When your Mount Clemens home or commercial business has a fire or water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to serve you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Frozen Water Meter in Mount Clemens?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

A huge commercial building is shown with flooded floors and water-saturated carpeting. We mitigate water damage in Mt. Clemens and New Baltimore 24-hours a day.

Mount Clemens Businesses Rely on Us

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore knows when your business experiences water damage, it is critical to get the repairs done quickly and with minimal disruption. The commercial building in Macomb, shown in this photograph, was flooded when the water meter froze and cracked, causing water to flow for days before the leak was discovered. We came in and quickly dried the structure completely and helped the owner get it clean and ready for rental showings. We documented the drying process and helped him with the insurance paperwork and process.

Our emergency mitigation services help minimize additional water damage and the associated expense. We use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced drying techniques to dry and monitor the area to ensure your property is completely dried. Some of the moisture detection equipment we may use includes:

  • Moisture sensors detect moisture in carpets, baseboards, and walls.
  • Moisture meters determine the actual moisture content of specific materials, allowing us to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermo hygrometers are used to measure both temperature and relative humidity so we can calculate specific humidity, dew point, and vapor pressure.

Call Us!

When your Mount Clemens commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to serve you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire-Damaged Keepsakes Restored in New Baltimore?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Old family photos, family letters, and an antique gold pocket watch lay a table. Mt. Clemens and New Baltimore residents trust us to restore their keepsakes!

Specialty Restoration Services

There are some things that can never be replaced. Family photos, letters, and other keepsakes tell the story of your family and will continue to tell your family’s story for generations to come. Fires, no matter how small, can cause damage to everything in the house. Smoke and oily soot travel through the air on the hot flames, and the water used by the firefighters causes collateral damage.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been restoring fire-damaged keepsakes, family photos, and important documents for Macomb County residents in New Baltimore and Mount Clemens for years. We understand that your family keepsakes are irreplaceable, and we handle them with the care they deserve. Although some photos and documents may not be restored to preloss condition, we can save a great deal and minimize additional damage. We use these five options when restoring documents:

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

Call Us Today!

When your New Baltimore home or business has a fire damage emergency, and you need help restoring your precious keepsakes and belongings, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to serve you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER in Mount Clemens?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

A view of Mount Clemens, MI. is shown from the Clinton River. We take pride in our fast response time Mt. Clemens and New Baltimore.

Locally Owned and Operated

Meet Jenny and Josh Dishman. They are the owners of SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, and they are community-minded people who have over 41 years of restoration and construction experience between them. Oftentimes when they arrive at the scene of the emergency, they work alongside first responders from the Mount Clemens Fire Department Local 838, and the Macomb County Sherriff’s Office.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Time is of the essence when it comes to mitigating a fire or water damage emergency as any delay in restoration can mean more damage and additional expense to the homeowner or commercial business.

One-Four-Eight Rule

The advantage to working with the Dishman’s is that they understand the importance of fast response time and follow the one-four-eight rule, meaning, the first contact within one hour, onsite within four hours, and contact with the insurance adjuster in eight hours! They also know the different insurance companies and the insurance adjusters, so it is easy for them to connect and get the insurance process moving quickly.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business has a fire, water, or storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to serve you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your home or building in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Facility in Mount Clemens?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

A pipe has burst in a commercial building and is spraying water and flooding the floor. We mitigate commercial water damage in Mt. Clemens and New Baltimore.

Water Damage Happens in Mount Clemens

Unfortunately, this pipe burst over a three-day weekend, so the leak was not discovered until we came back to work. The entire shop floor was flooded, and there was about an inch of water covering the entire floor. We traced the water damage to a burst pipe and turned off the water. Then we called SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore as they have the equipment and experience required to handle large commercial losses.

Powerful Extraction Equipment Removes Water Quickly

They sent a restoration crew out quickly who used powerful water extraction equipment to remove the water swiftly. They installed air dryers and air blowers to remove the excess moisture from the facility and documented the drying process. The restoration team was highly trained and worked efficiently and in a short period of time, the shop was returned to preloss condition. The technicians were trained and certified in:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

Call Us!

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

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Renovation Fire in New Baltimore?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

A kitchen in a home is in the process of being renovated. Mount Clemens and New Baltimore area residents rely on us to mitigate fires damage.

Renovators beware!

According to an article from CNBC, last year kitchen and remodeling services saw a 40 percent jump in demand, and home extensions and additions jumped 52 percent above the previous year. In a  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report, three out of every four fires in structures under construction involved residential properties. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies in the New Baltimore area throughout the year, and we see firsthand the damage even a small fire can cause.

Here are some more interesting NFPA report highlights:

  • The leading cause of fires in structures was electrical distribution and lighting equipment, accounting for nearly one-quarter of fires.
  • A structural member or framing was the leading item first ignited in structures under major renovation, accounting for one-fifth of direct property damage.
  • The leading factors contributing to the ignition of fires in structures under major renovation included electrical failures or malfunctions and heat sources too close to combustible materials.
  • Arcing was the leading heat source in these fires, followed by a spark, ember, or flame from operating equipment, radiated or conducted heat from operating equipment, and unclassified heat from powered equipment.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, has a team of highly trained technicians on call to respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Washing Machine Flood in Mount Clemens?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

A white washing machine is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens and New Baltimore.

Washing machine washout.

I left my Mount Clemens home to run some errands and came back to find the downstairs hallway and laundry room floor flooded. Evidently, my washing machine hose cracked and burst while the machine was running, and that was all it took to cause the disaster. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore are leaders in the restoration industry, and when you call, we will act quickly to mitigate your water damage.

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), water damage is one of the most expensive types of damage and costs billions of dollars in repairs annually. Here are some tips from the III for maintaining indoor plumbing systems:

Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. 

  • Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers.
  • You may also want to invest in a water leak monitoring and shut-off system that can alert you to any leakage issues.
  • Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Ice Maker Catastrophe in Harrison Charter Township?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

A large commercial ice machine is shown. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours day in the Harrison Charter Township and surrounding areas.

Why is my commercial ice machine leaking?

According to Ice Masters, ice machine leaks are common and are caused from internal or external sources. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to water damage emergencies in the Harrison Charter Township and surrounding areas throughout the year, and we witness firsthand the damage a leaking commercial ice machine can cause to furniture, walls, floors, baseboards, tiles, and grout. Mold can also become a problem in moist and warm conditions.

Here are some common reasons your ice maker could be leaking, and some preventative maintenance tips from Ice Masters:

  • Defective or improperly installed water pumps
  • Worn out or loose pipes
  • Incorrectly sealed water inlet valves
  • Freeze ups

Be sure to have the ice-making equipment checked so any problems can be addressed before they become bigger issues. Have the floor drains checked to make sure they are clean, and the water lines are properly sealed to avoid a flooding situation.

Call Us Today!

When your business suffers a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your commercial damage in Harrison Charter Township, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Reconstruction Services in Mount Clemens?

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

A large commercial building is shown. Mount Clemens and New Baltimore area businesses rely on us to restore property damage.

Building and Reconstruction Services

Macomb County businesses know they can count on SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore when disaster strikes. Property damage happens at all hours of the day and night, and our restoration technicians have the experience, training, and the equipment necessary to restore your business to preloss condition with minimal disruption to your customers and employees.

Licensed Builders

We have extensive experience serving the business community in the Mount Clemens and New Baltimore areas and work hard to create long-lasting relationships. We are invested in our community and we are licensed builders in the State of Michigan. This is important because this allows us to provide continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services, offering one point of contact and project management from start to completion.

When you contact us, we will quickly mobilize a team of restoration technicians, and we can typically arrive within four hours of your call. Once on-site, we will secure the structure by tarping and boarding up any damaged areas, and we will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process.

Call Us!

No matter what kind of commercial damage you have, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is ready to respond to property damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your commercial damage in Mt. Clemens “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hot Ashes Fire in New Baltimore?

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

A wood stove is shown with logs blazing in the firebox. We are fire damage restoration specialists in the Mount Clemens and New Baltimore areas.

Hot Ash Disaster in New Baltimore

I had no idea how long ashes could remain flammable until my uncle disposed of a bucket of ashes from my wood burning stove, and they caught on fire in the trash can! Thankfully we were able to put the fire out quickly and no one was hurt. We all learned a valuable lesson in fire safety!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore restores fire damage from all kinds of accidental fire scenarios. We know that every second counts when mitigating fire damage and our team of highly trained fire and water restoration professionals have the experience to return your home or business to preloss condition quickly and efficiently. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help prevent fires this winter season:

  • Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away from your home as possible.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep it at least ten feet from your home and any nearby buildings.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is ready to respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Wood Stove Fire Damage in Mount Clemens?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

A wood stove is shown with logs blazing in the firebox. We are fire damage restoration specialists in the Mount Clemens and New Baltimore areas.

Heating Safety Tips

For a time, I lived in Mount Clemens in a house with a wood-burning stove. Looking back, it’s a miracle that a fire didn’t burn down the house before I discovered that the stovepipe ended at the ceiling! From the outside, it looked like the stovepipe was installed correctly, but the stovepipe was sending embers into the attic space for at least three months before I saw the problem and called my landlord.

Fire damage happens more frequently during the cooler winter months, and SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been mitigating fire damage in the Mount Clemens area for years. Here are some heating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help prevent heating fires this winter:

  • Install wood burning stoves following manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation.
  • All fuel burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment like the fireplace, furnace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is ready to respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Snow Damage in Mount Clemens?

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Snow if falling gently during the day, showing blue skies and sunlight. We are fire damage restoration specialists in the Mount Clemens and New Baltimore areas.

We know snow

Snow damage can become a costly repair if not mitigated quickly. Water can cause damage any time it enters a structure. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been restoring storm damage in the Mount Clemens area for years. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day and work quickly to mitigate the damage.

There are lots of terms used to describe snow conditions. Here are some of the terms from the National Snow and Ice Data Center that are most commonly used:

  • Snow flurry: light snow showers that do not fall steadily for long periods of time.
  • Freezing rain: water that is supercooled and turns to ice when it hits anything.
  • Ice storm: freezing rain that coats trees, powerlines, and roadways with ice.
  • Blizzard: large amounts of snow and wind, creating low visibility, and winds above 35 miles per hour for more than three hours.
  • Bomb cyclones: move counter-clockwise around their core bringing snow and/or rain and are characterized by low pressure, large scale, and rapid development.

Call Us Today!

When you need help restoring storm-damaged property, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® Our storm restoration technicians are on call and ready to respond night or day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Holiday Party Fire in New Baltimore?

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

Many candles are lit and are sitting on top of a deep wine-colored tablecloth. We are fire damage restoration specialists in the Lake St. Clair area.

Party Fires Happen

Winter celebrations, sparkling lights, the smell of pine and winter greens in the air are all elements of winter holidays, and unfortunately, they also can be fire hazards that can ruin any holiday gathering. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been responding to fire damage emergencies in the New Baltimore for years and restoring property damage caused by holiday fires.

Between 2013 and 2017 fire departments responded to an average of 780 home structure fires each year that was started by Christmas decorations igniting. Here are some winter holiday fire facts from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):     

  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44 percent) home Christmas tree fires.
  • 39 percent of home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. Five percent were chimney or flue fires. One-fifth of the decoration fires started in the kitchen. Sixteen percent started in the living room, family room, or den.
  • Almost three of every five December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third in January to November.

Call Us!

When you need help restoring fire-damaged property, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Frozen Pipe in Mount Clemens?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

A yellow, diamond-shaped sign stating, “Deep Freeze Warning” is show against a snowing backdrop, We respond to storm damage emergencies in the Mount Clemens area 24 hours a day.

Frozen pipes, oh my!

One winter, I went with my friend to do a winter inspection of her family’s vacation home. We discovered a burst pipe had caused significant damage to the plumbing and flooded the house. It was costly to repair, and she made sure to take protective measures to avoid a situation like this from happening in the future. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore restores storm damage of all kinds, and has been helping residents in the Mount Clemens area for years, 24 hours a day.

Here are some tips from the  American Red Cross on what to do to protect pipes from freezing:

  • Drain water from the swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines.
  • Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs. Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain. Keep the outside valve open so the water remaining in the pipe can expand without causing a pipe to break.
  • Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
  • Check around the home for other areas water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Insulate hot and cold water pipes in these areas.
  • Insulate exposed pipes.
  • Consider relocating exposed pipes to provide increased protection from freezing.

Call Us!

When you need help restoring storm-damaged property, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

COVID-19 Specialty Cleaning Services for Mount Clemens Businesses?

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

A business owner stands at the counter of his small business with a facemask on. Deep cleaning is critical in New Baltimore.

COVID-19 Deep Cleaning Services For Your Business  

This year’s new coronavirus, COVID-19 epidemic continues to pose challenges for all of us. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, wants commercial businesses and homeowners in to know that we have the advanced training, experience, and equipment necessary to address biological contaminants and viruses similar to COVID-19, and we provide proactive deep cleaning for your facility or home while adhering to the highest standards.

EPA-Approved Cleaning Products and Specialized Training 

The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends that porous and nonporous surfaces be routinely cleaned, especially high-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. We use EPA-approved products and adhere to CDC and local authority guidelines.

We are ready to respond to any specialty cleaning need you may have. We use hospital-grade disinfectants recommended by the CDC to treat pathogens similar to the coronavirus.

Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We recognize the importance of keeping up-to-speed on current industry standards and new technological advances.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

When your Mt. Clemens home or business requires deep cleaning services outside the scope of routine janitorial cleaning, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to help. We are on call 24 hours a day for COVID-19 cleanings in support of our local businesses. Call our experts today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  

Dirty Shades and Blinds in New Baltimore?

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

White shades and drapery are shown hanging in a window. We provide commercial cleaning services in Macomb County!

It’s “curtains” for dirty these drapes!

Just like the rest of my office complex, my drapes and blinds needed deep cleaning. The janitorial service I use is great for what they do, but they don’t do drapes and blinds, and mine needed to be cleaned very badly. Dust and grime were trapped in the pleats of the blinds, and there were dark stains where hands pulled the drapes closed to block out the afternoon light. My assistant told me she uses SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore when she needs deep cleaning services in her home and they also provide deep cleaning services for commercial businesses in New Baltimore, too!

The technicians came out and carefully inspected the drapes and blinds before they began cleaning to determine which of five cleaning systems to use. They used state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for cleaning my fine fabrics and in no time, my office looked and smelled so much better!

Call Us Today!

When commercial businesses in New Baltimore need their drapes and blinds cleaned; they call  SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore. Our highly trained technicians excel in cleaning fine fabrics and they use wet or dry cleaning methods as dictated by your individual needs. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your drapes and blinds and make your commercial business look its best!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Gas Station Robbery in Mount Clemens?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

 Yellow crime scene tape restrains the public from entering a current crime scene investigation. We clean and restore crime scenes 24 hours a day.

Crime Scenes Happen

You hear about gas station and convenience store hold-ups and robberies all the time, but did you ever wonder who cleans up the mess after the first responders leave the scene of the crime? In many cases crime scenes leave behind a trail of dangerous, biohazardous materials including:

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is prepared to answer your call for help 24 hours a day, every day. Our technicians are specialty trained to safely remove, clean, sanitize and deodorize trauma and crime scene areas. We specialize in removing bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangerous materials from your commercial business or home. We use the protocols and guidelines established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPS), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Call Us Today!

When Mount Clemens business owners are left with the aftermath of a crime scene or other trauma of any kind, they call SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore. Our highly trained technicians are on call 24 hours a day to respond to your emergency. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your crime scene damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Basement in Harrison Charter Township?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Storm water is shown pouring out of a downspout. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Harrison Township.

Basement Flooding Happens

Storms cause water intrusion to happen any time there is a way for water to enter into a structure. For instance, clogged downspouts and improper drainage can cause rain to pool around the base of a structure’s foundation, allowing water to seep into cracks or through poorly sealed basement windows.

Harrison Charter Township is no stranger to water intrusion caused by storms, and  SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is prepared to answer your call for help 24 hours a day, every day. Water damage, when left untreated, can become a costly repair and the excess moisture can create the perfect environment for mold and other microbial growths to thrive. We offer these tips from Home Depot on how to prevent a flooded basement:

  • Remove debris from storm drains
  • Direst water away from your foundation
  • Install window well covers
  • Repair cracks in windows and foundation
  • Install a sump pump
  • Test your floor drain
  • Set up a flood alarm
  • Store valuables in waterproof containers

Call Us!

When Harrison Charter Township residents suffer storm damage of any kind, they call SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore. Our highly trained technicians are on call 24 hours a day to respond to your emergency. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooding in New Baltimore?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded street is shown with water coming up from below a drain cover. We are storm damage restoration specialists in Mount Clemens!

Flooding Happens

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has an emergency response team that is trained to cleanup and restore all kinds of property damage caused by storms in the New Baltimore area. Floods are dangerous, and it is important to have an evacuation plan in place and make sure family members know the plan and know how to contact each other if separated.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), offers these safety tips on what to do after a flood has occurred:

Take precautions

  • Keep an eye on children and make sure they don't play around high water, storm drains, ravines, or culverts.
  • Throw away food that may have come in contact with floodwater or perishable food that was not refrigerated at a safe temperature. Use water from safe sources until you know that your tap water isn't contaminated.
  • Before re-entering a home damaged from a flood: turn electricity off at the fuse box or main breaker until your home has adequately dried; check for gas leaks; examine your home for fire hazards; inspect the floors, doors, windows and walls for cracks or other damage to make sure the home isn't in danger of collapsing.

Call Us!

When you have storm damage,  SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to your emergency.  Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your storm damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Soot and Smoke Damage from a Puff Back in Mount Clemens?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

A home furnace is shown inside of a home’s utility closet. We are soot and smoke damage restoration specialists in New Baltimore!

Puff Back?

The National Fire Protection Association explains that the basic cause of a furnace “puff back” or “furnace puffs” is due to the ignition of an accumulated combustible mixture inside the furnace that ignites and passes through the boiler passes, ducts, and fans carrying the gasses of combustion to the stack. The explosion of combustible materials spreads an oily, sooty, and smokey mixture through the furnace ventilation system into the home or workplace, covering everything with oily soot and smoke residue. Yuck!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has seen the damage smoke and soot cause to a home’s interior. The good news for Mount Clemens residents is that we have the training and experience to safely clean, restore, and remove the awful odors this kind of damage causes. When you call us, we ask some questions to help us better understand your unique situation to come up with an action plan. A variety of combustible materials can cause smoke and soot so we will create a plan to clean and restore your damage based on the type of smoke and soot damage you have.

Call Us Today

No matter what form of smoke or soot damage you have,  SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to your emergency.  Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your smoke and soot damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols and availability 24/7 for your need.

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Being open for business is just the beginning of our new journey forward. Employees may be hesitant to return to work, and customers may wonder whether the businesses they patron are safe.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. When an establishment chooses Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, employees, customers, and the community can rest assured that they have selected a higher standard of clean.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, SERVPRO stands on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help businesses and community spaces become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are also expertly trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills—always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local, and national authorities.

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting hard and high-touch surfaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will ensure that space is prepared to inspire consumer confidence as the economy reopens.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – Program

When the stakes are this high, SERVPRO is a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We have developed expertise from cleaning up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable, including confirmed COVID-19 locations. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects the unique experiences and capabilities of America’s #1 clean-up and restoration brand. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

Consult

Not all spaces and facilities are the same, which is why we will assign a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who works to understands the business and create a custom COVID-19 cleaning program to meet your specific needs. SERVPRO has worked in a wide variety of industries with businesses ranging from start-ups to global, multinational organizations. That’s why we know to start such a critical cleaning process with a consultation.

Each specific program will be developed based on a range of factors including business type, size of space, amount of high-frequency touch points, foot traffic, and congestion points. As a result, clients will know that Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is not just an industry leading standard in clean, the cleaning is customized to each facility’s need.

Clean

Each location will undergo a thorough, expert deep clean rooted in the pillars of People, Process, and Product. Combining our proprietary training, cleaning solutions, and processes creates an industry-leading solution that will help provide businesses, employees, and customers the peace of mind that they are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

People. Our SERVPRO Professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, including COVID-19 cleaning, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform.

Process. SERVPRO professionals are trained to perform proactive or emergency COVID-19 cleaning that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure the facility can get back to business as quickly as possible. 

ProductCertified: SERVPRO Cleaned has more than 100 exclusive cleaning products to meet any need including our proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROXIDE, which is a hospital-grade disinfectant that carries the Environmental Protection Agency’s lowest toxicity category and is National Sanitation Foundation certified for direct food contact surface use. All our products carry the EPA’s registered emerging pathogens claims and meet the standard set by the CDC for use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Certify  

We’re going to extend our credibility as a premier biohazard cleaning company in the country to each participating business—delivering an assurance to employees and customers that only SERVPRO can provide. Once the location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, participants will gain access to on propriety signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that they’ve selected a higher standard of clean to help protect employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, guests will know exactly when the facility had been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Here to Help®

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. SERVPRO professionals have been on the front lines of proactive and reactive COVID-19 cleaning as businesses reopen.

At SERVPRO it is our duty, not our job, to inspire confidence by ensuring your business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, making community possible again. We’re here to help—24 hours a day, seven days a week—until life is back to normal in the communities we call home.

Call us today for your cleaning needs (586) 741-5050.  We are available 24/7 for Covid-19 cleanings to help support our local businesses stay open.  

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  

Thunderstorm Damage in New Baltimore?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Dark, menacing storm clouds dominate the afternoon sky. Mount Clemens residents trust us to restore their storm damage.

Thunderstorm Fun Facts 

According to the National Weather Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), thunderstorms are defined as rain-bearing clouds that also produces lightning. Lightning strikes injure, on average, about 300 people a year. Other dangerous weather events attributed to thunderstorms include tornadoes, strong winds, hail, and flash flooding.

Macomb county is no stranger to thunderstorms and severe weather events and SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been restoring residential and commercial properties damaged by storms in the New Baltimore and Mount Clemens areas for years. Here are some interesting facts about thunderstorms from the NOAA:

  • Thunderstorms occur singly, in clusters, or lines
  • The most dangerous thunderstorms are the ones that stay in one location for an extended period of time
  • A typical thunderstorm produces rain for about 30 minutes to one hour
  • Thunderstorms develop when warm, humid conditions are present

Call Us Today

No matter what form of storm damage you have,  SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to your emergency.  Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your storm damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Busted Pipe in Harrison Charter Township?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

A newly constructed, pristine white commercial office interior is shown. Mount Clemens residents trust us to restore their water damage.

Hidden Water Damage is the Worst

Water damage is a common occurrence in Harrison Charter Township, and SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore are called to respond to water damage emergencies of all kinds. Busted or leaking pipes can cause hidden water damage that is not immediately apparent, that is until you see the tell-tale signs of blistering drywall, or dark stains pooling on your ceiling, or even water sitting on the floor. Yikes!

Water damage left unrepaired can cause even greater and more expensive repairs as the water has the chance to saturate wooden subfloors, insulation, baseboards, and other parts of the structure.  When we arrive, our highly trained technicians will immediately begin the cleanup and water extraction process and will provide and assessment of the damage. We will thoroughly dry the area and repair structural damage as needed, restoring your property to preloss condition quickly and efficiently. We will also help you with the insurance paperwork and process.

Call Us Today

If your Harrison Charter Township property experiences water damage of any sort, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to help. We are on call 24 hours a day to assist you no matter how big the job is. Call us today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Halloween Candle Fire in Mount Clemens?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

A scary Halloween pumpkin is shown sitting lit by candles, sitting on the wooden floor of a home. Don’t let your Halloween pumpkin start a fire in Mount Clemens this year!

Out of Control Candle fire?

There may not be many choices of Halloween events to attend this year due to the pandemic, and some residents are opting to have small parties at home rather than risk exposure by trick or treating in the neighborhoods. According to the  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) thirty-seven percent of Halloween home fires start from candles. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has witnessed firsthand the damage fires do to homes and have been providing fire cleanup and restoration services to the Mount Clemens community for years. Here are some tips from the NFPA to keep your “little monsters” safe from fire:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume. 
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

Call Us Today

If your Mount Clemens property experiences fire damage, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to help. Call us today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Preparing for storms in Macomb County

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

lightning striking and SERVPRO logo in dark sky When storms are brewing, SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore will be there

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in Macomb County. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  •     Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  •     Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  •     Secure loose items
  •     Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  •     Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A storm Warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

Once the storm has subsided in Clinton Township, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists in Mount Clemens?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

An empty training room is shown waiting for the class to begin. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore technicians are required to undergo rigorous initial and continuous restoration industry training.

Highly Trained Specialists

Did you know SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has some of the most highly trained restoration specialists in the region? Our Mount Clemens employees undergo rigorous initial training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility and certification training where they learn best practices as set forth by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, and many other specialized cleaning and restoration classes. Our technicians are certified in:

  • 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/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Additionally, our team has access to web-based training and e-learning courses for continuing education to stay up-to-speed with emerging technologies and new industry standards.

Call Us Today

Our team at SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is ready to respond to your property damage emergency 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your property damage in Mount Clemens, New Baltimore “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated

Tips for Staying Safe During a Storm

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Broken window and SERVPRO logo Stay away from windows during a lightning storm in Macomb County

Common safety rules and precautions state that the public should generally try to stay inside of a safe area or building when a lightning storm or thunderstorm occurs. There are many commercial buildings in the Naples area. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to share the following safety tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm while inside a commercial building:

  • Stay away from all windows or glass walls, especially during a lightning storm
  • Unplug appliances if possible
  • Pay attention to all alerts and warnings, as a thunderstorm can develop into a tornado if powerful enough
  • Avoid running water if possible since electricity can travel through plumbing

Weather is unpredictable. Although the weather can be predicted, it can also change in an instant without much warning. If a thunderstorm does happen to turn into tornado weather in Macomb County, consider the following tips:

  • If the commercial building has a basement or storm cellar, head there immediately
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck in the event of flying debris or shattered windows
  • Do not leave the safe area until the local alerting system says it is safe to do so

Remember, SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is here to help. Our trained team members will show up ready to go and can assist in cleanup and restoration after a thunderstorm, lightning storm and even a tornado. 

Independently owned and operated by SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore. 

Link: https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

We can help you 24/7 for your business needs!

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

24/7 logo with work trucks Our business is 24/7 so yours doesn't have to shut down.

In a crisis, you usually only get one shot at doing things right. Things are moving fast and happening suddenly and the choices we make can’t be second-guessed while the catastrophe is in full swing. That being said, choosing your cleanup and restoration company is something that you only want to do once so feel free to ask SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore a few questions before you hire us! Consider these:

  • First—Am I going to have to worry about a job half done? When you leave, will I have to hire someone else to finish the job? The answer is no because we want you to have enough confidence to tell your friends/ business associates about us.  We want you to be satisfied so we promise to be thorough. 
  • Second—If you run into difficulty, do you have the resources to push through and get it done? At SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, we absolutely do. Because we’re nationwide, we have access to the know-how, the materials, and the technology of over 1,700 franchises across the USA. 
  • Third—When you leave, will you have done the best job you know how to do? The answer to that is yes. The main reason? Because we care.

So if you’re wondering who to call in the heat of the moment, let us be your choice. We won’t let you down. By the time we are done, the damage will look "Like it never even happened."

The Storm has passed, now what to expect from the cleanup...

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Count on Clear Communication and Fast Professional Work from the SERVPRO Team When Water Damage Needs Restoration in Patchogue

We know our customers will experience a steep learning curve if this is the first time they confront substantial water damage at their Macomb County residence. In addition to stress caused by the broken sewer drains or burst plumbing is anxiety about what awaits you and your family during the restoration process. Sometimes the cure might seem more disturbing than the water loss itself. We are here to calm those fears.

What Are the Characteristics of a High-Quality Water Disaster Recovery Company?

When your home suffers water damage, Our SERVPRO restoration experts is the optimal choice. The best results come when the company chosen is licensed and certified, local, and committed to our community. We are just that!  You can be assured that:

  • Crews, equipment, and products needed for the project are close by, reducing response time
  • Communication with managers and even owners of the company is easy to accomplish for questions and concerns
  • Checking company references with local business organizations, friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors is possible
  • Issues that might crop up in the future regarding the project or other losses can be discussed and managed in a straightforward manner
  • Our local company is proud of its reputation and invests in training and equipment to build and improve its services for the community

What Kinds of Training and Equipment Improves Restoration Outcomes?

The SERVPRO team bases exemplary service on the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training managers and technicians mastered in preparation for your job. As an international standard-setting organization, the IICRC is in the vanguard of water damage restoration strategies, including hands-on use of the innovative equipment that efficiently manages unwanted water. Our certified employees can share with you the scientifically-based reasons for and implementation of restoration best practices.

How Do Restoration Professionals Establish a Workspace that Limits Hazards?

When we arrive, an experienced project manager completes a safety assessment. This step identifies issues that could cause injury or worse for our customers or workers. We put in place controls that shield individuals from harm during restoration, essential for the  health and well-being of you and your loved ones and our employees:

Electrical hazards

  • We wrap up and confine cords and lines that could tangle and spark
  • We turn off electricity in areas we cannot control until the water evacuates to avoid shock or electrocution

Structural hazards

  • We identify supporting structures weakened or broken because of water pressure or saturation -- adding braces to mitigate further risks or taping off the affected sections of your home.
  • We check for water collected in cavities, especially overheard or in walls, threatening collapse -- using controlled demolition techniques like punching weep holes in ceilings or making flood cuts in walls to release water and facilitate drying efforts.

Contamination issues

We categorize the water depending on what dirt, chemicals, or infectious waste mixed into the fluids -- determining what types of personal protective equipment (PPE) our crews need to wear, whether we need to construct containment work areas to limit spread, and if the extracted water will require containment and disposal as hazardous waste.

What Data Do Restoration Professionals Gather to Plan and Monitor Progress?

Project managers walk through your home, observing the damage they can see and planning strategies to discover whether and where water migrated into unseen spaces. Baseline moisture level data is vital for determining and monitoring the progress toward drying goals.

  • Job scoping to determine the extent of the water damage:
  • Visual inspection
  • Testing with moisture detectors, moisture meters, and infrared imaging for hidden and trapped water -- moisture levels of similar materials are recorded for comparison purposes.

When the Job Plan Is Complete, What Can I Expect the Restoration Technicians to Do?

We review the restoration game plan with you and make sure your insurance company is also in the loop. The signature green service vehicles open their doors, and the equipment rolls off for action.

Emergency services

  • Water pumping and extraction -- submersible pumps take care of water deeper than two inches while truck-mounted and portable extractors suction up the remaining fluids.
  • Controlled demolition to release trapped water -- data gathered earlier pinpoints places the water collected in cavities, and we cut or drill holes or remove sections of building materials to gain access to the water.
  • Cleaning and disinfection -- surfaces receive a thorough cleaning and then broadcast disinfection with EPA-registered products.
  • Structural drying -- the moisture levels graphed earlier inform our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians in positioning air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to facilitate evaporation and remove the water vapor produced for appropriate disposal.

You need an ally when water damages your home. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is there every step of the way, providing exemplary restoration services while answering your questions and concerns. We answer your call to (586)598-5050, 24/7 because water does not wait.

Commercial Covid-19 Cleaning

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro Covid cleaning request on app Covid-19 Cleaning, let us help!

There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about COVID-19, spread from person-to-person of this virus happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documentedRecent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has disinfecting agents approved by the CDC to use on surfaces to limit the spread of Covid 19, If your business has a confirmed or possible case we would be happy to come and disinfect all areas.  

We Are Coronavirus Cleaning Services and Biohazard Experts

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

person in ppe cleaning for covid-19 We are Here to Help with your Covid-19 cleaning needs.

We Are Coronavirus Cleaning Services and Biohazard Experts

Here to Help® and Ready to Respond

About Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to respond to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now spread internationally. While the virus is termed coronavirus, the sickness that results after infection has been termed COVID-19.

COVID-19 has now been declared a pandemic, which is a global outbreak of a disease.  

For specialized cleaning services, including the new Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive pathogen cleaning program, call Us Today (586)598-5050.

Expert Level Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore's professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. Our professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of waste.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

    • Kitchen/Food Areas
    • Bathrooms
    • Schools/Classrooms
    • Offices
    • Retail Spaces
    • Water Fountains
    • Shelving/Racks
    • Sales Counters
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Stair Handrails
    • Elevator Cars
    • Playground Equipment
    • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Need Specialized Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today 1-800-SERVPRO

Minimize Your Risk

Tips and Best Practices to Minimize Your Risk

Cities and states are taking increasingly drastic measures to curb the severity of the pandemic, including the closing of bars, restaurants, and public venues. In some areas, officials have issued “shelter in place” orders in order to compel residents to stay in their homes and limit movement. To further protect yourself, minimize your exposure with the following tips:

Practice Good Hygiene

    • Clean hands with sanitizer and wash your hands frequently
    • Avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
    • Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, tables, doorknobs, and handrails regularly
    • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

At The Office

    • Stop shaking hands – use other noncontact methods of greeting
    • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
    • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
    • Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like desks, keyboards, light switches, doorknobs, and telephones
    • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings

Stay Home if...

    • You are feeling sick
    • You have a sick family member in their home

Sources:

Beware of Flash Flooding in Mount Clemens, New Baltimore

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

cars stuck in flash flood Flash flooding can occur faster than we think, SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants you to stay safe.

Flooding in a structure can occur through natural channels such as flash flooding or through the accumulation of water over a period of time from water line leaks/ruptures. Attacking this problem without professional help can become tedious and possibly dangerous in Mount Clemens, New Baltimore. When your home and/or business are affected by water damage, it is critical to act immediately to minimize cost and inconvenience.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make the removal of water and the restoration of your property as organized and pain-free as possible. The drying process is timed and documented to ensure the job is done quickly and completely. Our hope is that we can make the entire unwanted experience “Like it never even happened,” and that we can continue to be your cleanup and restoration specialists in the future.

Commercial lighting equipment safety information for Macomb County

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

 Man sitting at desk and light catching on fire Office lighting is the second most common cause of commercial fires – stay safe in Macomb County

According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), one of the most common causes of commercial fires is electrical and lighting equipment. This type of fire is not easily predicted, as the lighting equipment can look totally fine on the outside in your Macomb County business. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to share the following information about commercial fires and how safety equipment helps to lessen the damage and can assist in preventing any bodily injury:

  • Wet pipe sprinklers installed in the ceilings of commercial buildings are very effective in helping to fight the fire(s)
  • Building sprinklers should be examined and tested every 5 years 
  • There should always be a fire extinguisher in reach inside of a commercial building and they must be checked annually to ensure they are in working order
  •  If an office building is on fire, exit the building immediately and do not try to fight the fire yourself 
  • If there is a lot of smoke inside the building, cover your mouth and nose and do your best to not inhale any of it

In the unfortunate event that a commercial building does catch fire, rest assured that SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is prepared to help clean up any fire damage the building/area has sustained. 

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/Building-and-Life-Safety/US-Structure-in-Office-Properties

In-home fire safety for the Mount Clemens area

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

A lit candle sitting too close to a window curtain. Don’t let a candle ruin your Mount Clemens home

Fall is quickly approaching! That means all of the fall activities are about to begin in Macomb County, if they haven’t already! One popular item associated with the fall season is the candle. If a house smells like fall, it feels like home. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore knows that candle fires happen and even though candles are small, the damage of a residential fire by a candle can turn out to be larger than expected. 

Here are some candle fire safety tips for the Macomb County area: 

  • When lighting a candle in the home, keep the candle at least twelve inches away from anything that can burn
  • Try to avoid keeping a lit candle in bedrooms, bathrooms or sleeping areas
  • Do not leave a lit candle where a child or family pet can access or reach it

One more important candle safety tip will tie to one of the above tips about not leaving a lit candle in the bathroom. When cleaning a bathroom using aerosol chemicals, this becomes extremely dangerous if there is a lit candle nearby. Aerosols are highly flammable and this can cause an explosion of sorts – please practice safety first and share this tip with friends and family who may not be aware of it. 

If a Macomb County home catches fire for any reason, including a candle, please call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore so we can help clean up the fire mess and damage. 

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.



Link: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/media/pictographs/candles.html

Fire safety tips for New Baltimore

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke detector with new battery. Don’t forget to change our smoke detector batteries for your New Baltimore area home.

Experiencing a residential or commercial fire in Macomb can be scary and overwhelming. Fires cannot be completely prevented. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is aware of this as we have assisted in the cleanup of fire damage. The American Red Cross has developed a list of tips that can help assist in minimizing the probability of a fire occurring.

Fire safety tips:

  • Install smoke alarms in the home or office area on every level of the building
  • Test smoke alarms every month and replace the smoke detector batteries if needed
  • Create a fire escape plan with family members or coworkers and practice the drill twice a year
  • In the event that a fire does occur, do not try and fight it – get out of the area and call for help

Safety is always a top priority in any situation, but especially in a fire situation. Bring prepared can make a big difference in the outcome of a fire, safety-wise. 

If a fire has happened in the Macomb area and needs to be cleaned up, the trained team members of SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore are leaders in fire cleanup and restoration.  



Independently owned and operated by SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore

Link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.html

Have a Fire Extinguisher in your New Baltimore Office

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher in an office hallway. Have a fire extinguisher within easy reach in your New Baltimore office.

Office fires in Clemens, New Baltimore are more common than you might think. If you have a break room in your office or small business, it probably contains a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator and/or other small appliances. You should also include a fire extinguisher in there somewhere! SERVPRO of Clemens, New Baltimore wants to remind you that fires can start as easily as turning on one of these appliances. There could be a short somewhere in the wiring or something inside the microwave could catch fire. Unfortunately, the possibilities are real and they do happen. Your workplace should have a training session on how to use fire extinguishers. If the owner of the business has not done that, please look into setting up a training session. Local fire departments are usually happy to assist with this training, and they can provide some real-life examples of ways to practice fire safety. 

If your break room (or any other area of your office building) catches on fire, you will likely have smoke damage as well as damage from the fire. That is where SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore comes in. We are here to clean up the damage and make your New Baltimore building look new again. We are open 24/7 and we show up prepared. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need our services. We are Here to Help. 

SERVPRO of Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated. 

Properly Installed Smoke Detectors in Macomb County Homes

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke by smoke detector Smoke detectors can alert you to a fire in your home, saving lives.

There is no structure in Macomb County that cannot be made safer with properly installed smoke detectors. These devices, when used as instructed, can save lives and property. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore knows the safety of your family is your number one concern. It is ours as well. 

Did you know: 

  • Properties without working smoke alarms have an increase in home fire deaths
  • Around one-third of home fires begin in homes which do not have smoke alarms
  • The chances of someone dying in a home fire is cut in half when smoke alarms are present

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore would like to share these suggestions: 

  • We recommend that your home be equipped with smoke detectors outside and inside each sleeping area
  • Place a smoke detector on all levels of the structure (bigger homes require more detectors). 
  • Closing doors will inhibit the movement of heat, smoke, and fire. 
  • Test your smoke alarms at least every thirty days. Testing is done by pressing the test button to ensure each alarm is working. 

Most professionals agree that your alarms should be interconnected so that, no matter where the smoke is detected, everyone in the house is alerted simultaneously.  When the alarms sound, immediately vacate the structure in Macomb County and position you and your loved ones away from it until help arrives.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated. 

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/technology/smoke_fire_alarms.html

Natural Disasters in Clinton Township Affect your Pets, too – Have a Plan in Place

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Pet dog holding a SERVPRO sign Include your Pets in your Evacuation Plan in Clinton Township

If a severe storm in Clinton Township is forcing a residential area to evacuate, not only does there need to be a plan in place for the residents but there needs to be a plan in place for the family pets as well. That part of the plan is often overlooked when forming the evacuation plan to begin with but not for lack of caring about the pet; it is often forgotten because most assume they will just grab the pets and leave but it is not that simple. Pet safety plans are just as detailed as human safety plans. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to share the following pet evacuation tips with you:

  • Know which hotels accept pets and which ones do not – this is critical for your evacuation route planning
  • Do some research and find out which shelters, veterinarian offices, boarding facilities, etc. will take in pets during an emergency or evacuation situation
  • When practicing evacuation drills, include your pets so they have a sense of normality when the time comes
  • If your pets will be transferred in portable pet carriers, make sure they are comfortable being in one – practice helps with this
  • Grab a free rescue sticker from the ASPCA and mark how many animals you have inside the home as this allows rescue workers to know they should look for animals as well

When it is safe to re-enter the Clinton Township home, take note of any damage the house may have attained during the storm (including water damage) and when you are ready, call SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore to come help with the cleanup and restoration process. We are here to help! 

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.

Links:  https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/pet-disaster-preparedness.html

https://secure.aspca.org/take-action/order-your-pet-safety-pack

Have an Evacuation Plan and a Shelter Plan in Place in Clinton Township

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Stormy Sky with Storms brewing sign Don't wait to make your evacuation Plan

It is very important to have an evacuation plan in place before a big storm hits. The weather is unpredictable and unexpected damages can occur due to that. These damages can force homeowners and residents in Mount Clemens, New Baltimore to evacuate to a safer area. If a resident does not have anywhere else to go, another option is a disaster shelter. The American Red Cross has a disaster shelter locator on their website. When preparing for a storm, one should always check and see if there are any disaster shelters around the area.  Everyone is welcome at a disaster shelter. There are no qualifications to be met. Service animals are also welcome! What a great resource! 

Once the residential home is safe to re-enter, carefully evaluate any damage the home may have and take note of it. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of trained professionals that are ready to help when property damage occurs! 

Here are some safety tips for the residents of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore who are getting ready to evaluate residential home damage:

  • Stay away from electrical lines and wires, especially if there is water damage nearby
  • Examine the breaker box for any breakers that might have tripped, but DO NOT turn them on yourself – call an electrician to do this safely in case of wire damage
  • Be extremely cautious if cleaning products have spilled – most are flammable so avoid using matches or candles

Again, we are here to help. Do not hesitate to call us if your home needs to be restored after a storm or water damage occurs. 

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.

Link:  https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

What to do After an Clinton Township Storm hits your Home

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Shattered window in home. If your window has shattered inside your home, call us to safely clean it up.

When you think of storm damage, you typically think about power lines being knocked down, trees breaking and falling, debris spread across yards for miles, and power outages. What you might not think about is the damage the storms can cause to your vinyl siding and glass windows. If the winds are strong enough, they may blow debris and rain right through your window (or your sliding glass doors). This flying debris can be dangerous and could create a liability for both your family and your home. If this happens, you will be dealing with a major mess inside your Clinton Township home and it can be difficult to clean up the destruction.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is prepared to help you get your home back up and running as soon as possible. When disaster strikes, we can help. We are trained and ready to go during situations like this. Safety is a main priority, so please make sure you are wearing shoes around the broken glass and be careful if you choose to pick any of it up – even small pieces of glass can be very painful if they get stuck in a foot or a finger! Here at SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, we can clean up the broken glass and any other debris that may be inside of your home as a result from the storm. We would love to make your home look normal again, “Like it never even happened.”

Be Prepared for Flooding in New Baltimore

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

house in flood waters with SERVPRO logo Be Prepared if you live near the lake!

Reducing Flood Damage in Macomb County:

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. They can happen anywhere, anytime. 25% of flood claims come from low-risk areas. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore knows we can’t prevent storms. We can, however, reduce the amount of flood damage.

Lower the Risk of Flood Damage in Macomb County:

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that flood insurance is available even in low-risk areas  
  • Check your county planning department to see if you live in a flood plain 
  • Raise equipment off the basement floor
  • Build barriers to stop flood water from getting into the basement
  • Use waterproofing sealants to avoid water damage
  • Do not keep important information or possessions in the basement
  • Back up computer files and keep them in a safe location
  • Install a sump pump
  • Install a drainage systems or flood wall in your yard

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants you to be safe.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/floods 

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.html



Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in my commercial building?

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

keyboard button that reads 'we can help you' We can help you with your commercial damages

Who should I use?

Emergency situations usually call for quick reaction. In cases where a home or business structure in Mount Clemens, New Baltimoer is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re Here To Help.  SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore are business owners, homeowners and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. Our promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

Hidden Water Damage in New Baltimore?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

An interior wall has been opened, revealing plumbing that has been recently repaired. Our water restoration experts are on call 24 hours a day to serve you.

A Little Leak Can Become a Costly Repair

Did you know that ten percent of homes have water leaks that waste around ninety gallons of water each day? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the most common household leaks are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets and showerheads, and leaking valves of all kinds. Small leaks in pipes inside walls can be hard to identify, and they can become costly repairs if left untreated. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has years of experience repairing water damage of all kinds and our team of water restoration technicians has the training to do the job right the first time.

We use state-of-the-art moisture detection and measurement equipment and rely on scientific drying principles to remove moisture and dry the area quickly and effectively. Based on your specific needs, we may use any combination of the flowing equipment and treatments to complete the repairs:

  • Infrared cameras may be used to locate water inside a wall
  • Hygrometers to detect moisture
  • Water extraction equipment to speed the drying process: gas-powered pumps or truck-mounted and portable extraction units
  • High-speed air movers
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers
  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents
  • Sanitizing agents, germicides, and anti-microbial treatments

Call Us Today

When your home or business experiences a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to help. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your property in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Rental Property Mold in New Baltimore

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growing up a wall Mold in a Rental Property? We can help!

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore understands mold and we want to educate our community about the best ways to prevent and treat your New Baltimore property to avoid costly repairs. 

Mold:

  • grows from mold spores
    • spores are too small to see unaided
    • spores can survive harsh environments for many years
  • can grow almost anywhere 
  • needs to have only
    • above-freezing temperatures
    • protein, such as in animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet
    • moisture (high humidity is enough)
  • grows rapidly
  • damages property
  • has a bad smell
  • is unsightly

If you have a small amount of mold on a dish, you can clean it. You can even throw it away. However, if you have a large amount of mold, you need licensed mold remediation from an industry professional. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a “large amount” as 10 square feet or more. 

If you suspect your apartment or office building might have mold, you need to have a certified mold inspector out to examine the area. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore cannot identify what kind of mold you have, but we are licensed in mold remediation and we can repair the damage caused by mold.

When you have a concern about mold damage in your apartment or condominium, speak with your landlord or property manager if you think he/she should hire licensed professionals. Whatever the disaster, remember that SERVPRO is Here to Help.

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

Preventing Mold Growth in New Baltimore

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Green letters that stand out and spell SERVPRO Use the experts when it comes to Mold.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is licensed in mold remediation. We hope you never have a mold problem.

Mold starts growing within 24 hours of exposure to moisture.

To prevent mold from getting a start, SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore suggests:

  • Elevate equipment above basement floor
  • Repair leaky pipes
  • Remove any damp areas near sinks and tubs
  • Maintain humidity below 40%
  • Use water-resistant materials when you build or rebuild. Materials include:
    • galvanized or stainless-steel hardware
    • waterproof wallboard
    • tile
    • sealed stone
    • sealed concrete
    • water-resistant glues
    • synthetic fibers
  • Use gutters to divert rain water
  • Landscape, so water moves away from the house
  • Cover dirt in crawl spaces. Moisture can seep up through dirt
  • Ventilate as much as possible

Important:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a “large amount” of mold as 10 square feet or more. The EPA rules that only licensed professionals can remediate large areas.

You cannot prevent storms or floods. However, if a storm or flood affects you, SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore can help you clean up the damage.

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

Let SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore Bring the Clean-Up Equipment in New Baltimore

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

House with huge hole in roof Why SERVPRO? Let us show you.

It won’t happen to us.

“I don’t need to think about that. It won’t happen to us” says one spouse to another. They flip the light switch and drift off to sleep. A spark happens near wood; a flame is created inside a wall; and, before you know it you are answering questions from an insurance adjuster. You don’t know who you want to use to start the clean-up ball rolling in New Baltimore; but you need it done. 

It happened to us. 

It seems too often that those things in life we think won’t happen—happen. They happen and we’re left holding the bag. Don’t allow yourself to be another victim. Let us bring the bags…    …the rags, the vacuums, the masks, and the paint…

What do we do? 

Call us at (586) 598-5050 if the unimaginable happens and we will be there to help. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore will send technicians who are experts in fire restoration. Soot and smoke damage are things we understand. 

SERVPRO Now Services in New Baltimore, Mount Clemens, Chesterfield, Harrison Township

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Old Couple holding a little SERVPRO house smiling When disaster strikes, you deserve the Experts!

Why SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore?

Have you ever had to wade through a pond in your living room? Or, maybe you’ve returned to a half-burned home?  We hope you never have to deal with this but if you do, it’s always good to be prepared and respond quickly. With SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore as a partner, you can be better equipped to handle problems in your Mount Clemens, New Baltimore home!

Why SERVPRO?

  1. SERVPRO is a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration.
  2. Franchise professionals have the training and experience to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
  3. SERVPRO’s proven system helps to ensure a return to preloss condition.
  4. We work with most insurance companies.
  5. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SERVPRO doesn’t only handle fire and water damage. Other services include:

  • Storm damage cleanup
  • Mold mitigation
  • Restoration
  • Document restoration
  • Electronics restoration
  • Dry cleaning
  • Reconstruction
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Duct cleaning
  • General cleaning

With over 1700 Franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is never far away.

If your Mount Clemens, New Baltimore home experiences water or fire damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore to be there for you.

Together We Restore your Home in New Baltimore

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Tree sitting of roof that has damaged house from storm Large or Small, We can help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Together we get it done.

Life is full of mishaps and otherwise unwanted stress creators such as storms. Did you know that wind can reach speeds of up to 60 mph in severe cases?  This kind of wind in your New Baltimore home or business can cause several different kinds of damage, as well as leave areas of the structure vulnerable to rain and other water crisis such as broken pipes.  SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore can work together with you to lower chances for incurring injury and/or cost due to storm damage.

Your part.

Preparedness is a necessary tool in your efforts to protect your home in.

It’s your house; so not only do you have a vested interest in lowering risks to your home and family; but that same preparedness creates a more stress free environment. 

Be prepared for the worst when times are the best. Don’t wait until the wind is moving at speeds of forty mph outside before you start making calls and buying batteries. Do these things early on when there are no clouds in the sky.

Our part.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore promises to answer when you call. We promise that the person fielding your call will understand not only the proper responses to your cleanup and restoration questions but they will understand your vulnerable and stressful position as the owner/insurance adjuster.  We will use that understanding to make you as comfortable with what’s happening as possible. We will send the correct people, and the proper equipment to meet whatever needs have been created by the unfortunate event(s).

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated. 

Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in Macomb County

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

four houses, one on fire, one flooded, one with lightning, one with a family inside No matter what the case may be, we are Here to Help!

When disaster strikes…

For many, your home in Macomb County represents a lifetime of hard work and a place where roots are important. It is where family gathers, and where your most endearing and important memories are made. When a disaster strikes; whether it be fire, storm, mold, or other water damage/flooding, it will likely be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. When these things happen and stress is high call us. Our professionalism and rapid response time, as well as our non intrusive clean up and exit should do much to ease the burden you are bearing. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore really does want to help you carry the load.

…we’ll be there to ease your burden.

Sharing a load to SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore means our work makes your situation more bearable. Twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week we are on call with equipment that is up-to-date, and people who are professional and efficient. Our goal is to keep you moving forward with as little worry as possible in Macomb County. Please contact us online or at (586)598-5050.

Vandalism in Roseville?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

A newly constructed, pristine white commercial office interior is shown. We provide commercial restoration services in Mount Clemens.

Commercial Restoration Services You Can Trust

You would never know from looking at this picture that this commercial property in Roseville was vandalized. Over the weekend, vandals broke in and spray-painted every wall of this new building - one week before the new tenants were scheduled to move in!

Property damage can happen at any time, and when it does, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® The technicians arrived on site and boarded up the broken windows and removed the broken glass and other garbage that the vandals left behind. Within two days, the walls were restored to pre-damage condition, and the window glass was replaced.

We know that every day your doors are closed due to repairs costs money due to lost business. Our highly trained technicians are on call 24 hours a day to assist you, no matter when you call. We provide commercial restoration services for a wide array of commercial businesses, 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 & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today

If your Roseville property experiences damage of any kind, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to help. Call us today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Tips for Standing Water in New Baltimore

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Woman in business attire sitting on a rooftop avoiding flooded waters Tips for standing water in New Baltimore after Heavy Rains.

A flood doesn’t end once the storm stops. We still have to deal with all that standing water. The flood water can take up to 11 days to disappear. It’s not time to go fishing.

If you have to evacuate your office, do not go back until you have been told it is safe.

Be careful driving in New Baltimore.  Remember to “Go around. Don’t Drown!” The water may still be too deep for safe travel.

Floods are not natural swimming pools

  • Sewage, debris, and other unpleasant things can be in the storm water leftovers
  • Swimming, wading, or rafting can make you sick  
  • Don’t drink the water
  • Water conducts electricity.  Underground power lines can give you a dangerous shock

Flood waters vs. Animals in New Baltimore:

  • Bugs and other animals may get into your building. Wear work boots and heavy gloves when you clean up
  • Some animals might find your office a cozy place to live
  • If tap water is unsafe to drink, it is unsafe for your pets

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/floods 

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in New Baltimore

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

House going under flood waters Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in New Baltimore

If your home or business in New Baltimore has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on dry area before you turn on the electric power

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore suggests that you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Hang up rugs to dry
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings

Links:

www.fema.gov 

Commercial Flood Insurance in New Baltimore

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Buildings in the rain starting to go under Things to know regarding Commercial Flood Insurance in New Baltimore

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance. The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance. Buy flood insurance from an insurance agent. 

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is interested in helping the businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood. 

Things to know in New Baltimore, Michigan. Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

  • All agencies in (City/County) charge the same for flood insurance
  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 1-800-427-4661

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore recommends the following: 

  • Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP
  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating System. The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding in your office.

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Links:

https://www.usa.gov/property-insurance 

www.fema.gov 

What to do when the kitchen sink overflows in New Baltimore

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen sink overflowed with water Don’t cry over spilled water – SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is here to help.

As homeowners or renters, we know that many things can go wrong. This includes accidental fire, mold problems, and more. One common problem is the kitchen sink. They can get clogged, pipes can burst, and they can overflow. There are many reasons the kitchen sink may be overflowing – the drain is clogged and the water filled up quickly, a home owner had to walk away in the middle of doing dishes and forgot to go back and finish that chore, a child turned the water on and ran away (it happens!), etc. The possibilities behind this are endless. Do not cry over spilled water (or milk!). SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is always on-call and ready to save the day for New Baltimore residents! Here are some steps to take when the water starts flowing out of the sink and on to the floor:




  • Shut off the faucet that allows water to flow to your sink 
  • Use a pitcher or any other type of large cup to get water out of your sink
  • If you have a food disposal connected to the sink, check that and make sure it is not clogged
  • If a clog is not solving itself, grab the plunger – they are not just for toilets
  • Keep an eye on any water damage because this could lead to mold

Macomb County residents are encouraged to call us at SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore when the job becomes too much and the water is overwhelming and all over the floors. We have highly trained professionals that are ready to head to any home or commercial building when cleanup or restoration is needed after any type of water damage. Do not hesitate to give us a call at any time. We are open 24/7 for your convenience.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.

Link:  https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

Colder Weather means Freezing Pipes in New Baltimore

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Fall leaves |Fall leaves brings Cold Nights, Call SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore to Clean Up Standing Water.

The fall weather is finally approaching which means winter will be here before we know it. Unfortunately for the residents of New Baltimore, that means pipes will freeze which can lead to pipes bursting and flooding parts of the residential area. A flooded kitchen is not very fun to deal with, but luckily the trained professionals at SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore know just what to do, and we get it done quickly. 

Here are some common guidelines to follow when preventing and thawing frozen pipes:

  • Remove and drain all outside hoses and close the inside valves
  • Add additional insulation to basements, crawl spaces and attics
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines located there
  • During very cold New Baltimore nights, keep kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors open to allow warm air to flow around the pipes
  • Allow the pipes to have a small drip throughout the night as well

If your pipes are frozen, try the following:

  • Carefully run a small flow of water through the faucet as this will allow the ice to melt while the water is running
  • Apply heat to the frozen section of the pipe using an electric heating pad, a hair dryer, or towels wet with hot water
  • If the pipe ends up bursting, call SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore to help clean up and restore the affected area(s)

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.

Link:  https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm/frozen-pipes.html

What to do when a house is flooded in New Baltimore

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

House floating in water What to do when a house is flooded in New Baltimore

Residential floods can be caused by many different occurrences including a severe storm, a busted pipe, a leaking toilet, accidental tub overflow, sewage problems, etc. The possibilities are endless! What a homeowner does AFTER the flood happens is very important in New Baltimore. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to share some post-flood tips. They are as follows:

  • If this was a flood caused by a natural disaster, let friends and family know you are safe
  • Keep children and pets away from the floodwater and all electrical outlets/appliances
  • Remember, electricity can run through plumbing so take extreme caution around active water
  • Furniture and other home décor may be waterlogged so take caution in moving those things because they may be heavier than usual

A residential flood will likely leave behind flood water damage in the home in New Baltimore. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is trained for situations like this and we are ready to help. Give us a call as soon as safety has been established and confirmed and the home is ready to be cleaned up and restored to its best possible condition. Our goal is to make your home look “Like it never even happened.”

Independently owned and operated by SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore.

Sewage Damage Tips

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Sewage filled basement Sewage Back Up in Basement in Chesterfield

Sewage Damage Tips

Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances to enter homes or buildings. It contains fungi, bacteria and viruses, many of which are disease-causing. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the hazards that sewage presents, particularly for the very young or very old, or for those with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems.  Keep SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore in mind when dealing with these situations.  We are on call to serve you 24/7 at (586) 598-5050.

Here are the key principles homeowners should know about sewage back-ups:

  • Sewage contains a variety of pathogenic – disease causing – fungi, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Anyone who works on sewage losses must have updated vaccinations, including one for Hepatitis B.
  • Sewage exposure is particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, including anyone under two or over 60, those who are pregnant, ill, recovering from surgery, on prescription drugs or chemotherapy, or are AIDS victims.
  • It is not safe to stay in a building that’s flooded with sewage unless the contaminated area can be completely sealed off and placed under controlled air flow so that there will be no cross contamination of unaffected areas.
  • Highly absorbent sewage-saturated materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper or even fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water (130°F/54°C) for at least 10 minutes, must be contained and disposed of properly. This goes for sewage-saturated drywall, insulation and several other structural materials too.
  • There’s simply too great a health risk involved if any of these materials are dried in place and cleaned only.
  • Only the most highly trained professionals should attempt sewage remediation work. Then, a “third party” indoor environmental professional can provide post-remediation verification or “clearance testing” to ensure that the home or building is safe to re-occupy.

Severe Weather in New Baltimore, MI

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Water Damage falling from ceiling New Baltimore Water Loss

Major storms are common around New Baltimore. The weather service can explain the science behind summer storms; SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore reserves its efforts for undoing damage from strong winds, lightning, floods and rain, and even hail.

Emergency-response crews are available 24 hours a day, every day. Disasters don’t wait for business hours to strike. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is always ready.

When disaster strikes a home or business, call SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore at (586) 598-5050.

Water, water everywhere

The most common storm damage in New Baltimore is from water.  Water does plenty of damage by itself, soaking into property within minutes. Rainwater and groundwater bring outside contaminants. If lightning or wind exposes the inside to the elements, insects, fungi, and other contaminants get inside as well.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore starts extracting water immediately. Technicians have training and advanced equipment to remove even immense volumes of water. Dehumidifiers and dryers ensure that no hidden moisture remains to destroy property and allow microbial growth (such as mold) to cause more damage.

Once technicians have checked that the excess moisture is gone, the team starts decontamination and restoration. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore favors restoration over replacement, making expenses less, and life easier, for the homeowners and business owners in Roseville. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has one goal: to get the property back to the pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.

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Water Damage in Chesterfield, Michigan Thermal Imaging to the rescue!

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Thermal Imaging

Sometimes you might not know exactly what has been affected when you have a water leak. Did you know that we can detect hidden moisture with the use of thermal imaging? We can detect where moisture has infiltrated walls, carpeting etc. with the use of thermal imaging cameras. A thermal imaging camera can detect slight temperature differences inside your home. It creates a visual map so we can pinpoint the location of leaks and moisture.

Generally speaking, the higher an object's temperature, the more infrared radiation is emitted as black-body radiation. A special camera can detect this radiation in a way similar to the way an ordinary camera detects visible light. It works even in total darkness because ambient light level does not matter.

Call SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore at (586) 598-5050 for your emergency water damage cleanup.

Let’s Talk About Wearing Face Masks in New Baltimore

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Four teenagers demonstrate various styles of protective face coverings. Four teenagers demonstrate various styles of protective face coverings.

Specialty Cleaning For Your Home

We are spending more time at home with our families than we did before the outbreak of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends the routine cleaning of high-touch surfaces and frequent hand washing with soap and water, or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. SERVPRO® Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants the residents of Eastpointe to know that we have been providing specialty cleaning services and dealing with biological pathogens and other biohazards for years and have extensive experience cleaning contaminants similar to COVID-19.

CDC Guidelines

CDC guidelines for wearing face masks include:

  • Wear a cloth face cover when going out in public
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants New Baltimore residents to know that we use hospital-grade, EPA-approved products to safely clean and disinfect your home. Call us today at 586-598-5050 to find out about our specialty cleaning services.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

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