Recent Storm Damage Posts

Power Outage in New Baltimore?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind-damaged Doors in New Baltimore?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

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.

Flooding in Mount Clemens?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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

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.

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