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Restoring your Eaton County Commercial Property

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring your Eaton County Commercial Property Let us take care of your commercial water damage

It is the nature of this industry that Fire and Water damage situations are a surprise and always come when you least expect it. No matter how much you prepare and plan ahead, an emergency loss can stop production and prevent your company from moving forward. That is where SERVPRO comes in. 

SERVPRO of Eaton County has serving commercial properties just like yours for 14 years and counting. It is our goal to help you return to full functionality as soon as possible. No matter how large or how small your loss may be, we can help!

From massive pipe breaks to a small amount of smoke smell, we will handle your loss with professionalism and understand. 

Call SERVPRO of Eaton County for your commercial loss today at 517-541-1170

Commercial Fire Damage in Eaton County

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage in Eaton County Fire damage can stop production on your commercial property

Fires in Commercial buildings can devastate operation and severely impact your bottom line. To say nothing about threatening the safety of your employees and customers. While fire damage in any form can be stressful and overwhelming, we strive to make the clean up process run as smoothly and quickly as possible. 

While we all are very diligent in our fire prevention preparations, accidents and surprises do happen.  A quick call to SERVPRO of Eaton County can make all the difference. The faster you make that call, the faster we can be onsite to help. We can pack out the affected contents for cleaning, clean and repair the structure and we even offer emergency board up services for security.  No job is too big or too small!

Please contact SERVPRO of Eaton County for your commercial fire damage restoration at 517-541-1170. 

IICRC Certified Firm

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO IICRC Certified Firm We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Eaton County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Eaton County

SERVPRO of Eaton County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Commercial Cleaning

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Commercial Carpet Cleaning

When opening a new business it is important to start with a clean and organized work space. Did you know that SERVPRO of Eaton County offers free cleaning estimates? We are committed to helping your business get started on the right foot by helping you prepare your work space. Whether its just some commercial carpet cleaning or cleaning the entire building, SERVPRO of Eaton County can handle it.  There is no job too big or too small! 

Some things that we can help with that you may not know about:

-Carpet Cleaning

-Commercial Structure Cleaning

-Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Including Hood Cleaning

-Ceiling Tile Removing and Replacing

-Painting

-And much more! Just ask!

Call SERVPRO of Eaton County today for your free estimate. 517-541-1170

Commercially Owned Apartment Repair

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

There are no guarantees in owning commercial properties. Especially properties with rental units. You never know what may happen in those units or what might kind of loss may occur. You cannot control whether a tenant is always on site to monitor any potential loss that may occur. SERVPRO of Eaton County is always able to help. Even when the owner is out of state we can assist in tracking down a cause of loss, cleaning up any mess and even doing repairs. We can handle a full demo and repair no matter how far away the owner might be. In the case in the attached photo, the customer signed forms, authorized repairs and picked out new materials remotely. We were able to handle all the stress of the situation without the customer needing to come home. 

Call SERVPRO of Eaton County today for all of your commercial restoration needs! 517-541-1170

Fire Safety Tips

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety Tips House fires are never expected. Follow these tips to help prevent them.

You may not always be able to prevent fire but here are some tips for Fire Safety:

-Make sure you have smoke alarms on every level of your home. Make sure they are inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. 

-Test your smoke alarms every month. If they do not work, change the batteries or replace the whole alarm if needed. 

-Make an escape plan with your family members. Talk about how everyone will get out and where you will meet once outside. Practice the plan twice a year. 

-If you notice any flicking lights or electrical outlets sparking do not use them. Shut the power off to that area of the home and have an electrician come out and check the wires. 

-Make sure all small appliances such as toasters, space heaters and even heated blankets are unplugged when not in use. 

There are many other things you can do to help prevent fires in your home. Be aware of how your home functions at its best so you will automatically notice if something is out of the ordinary. 

Hurricane Harvey

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast at the end of August 2017. Coastal communities were devastated by a storm that just refused to quit. 

Harvey made landfall near Rockport, TX as a Category 4 hurricane and dumped 41-60 inches of rainfall in Texas and Louisiana. 

Thousands of water rescues we done by authorities and civilians that traveled from all over the U.S. to help with efforts. 

Our crews were dispatched to help with storm clean up with thousands of calls coming into the Storm Team daily. 

Our crews were dispatched to the Dickinson, TX area and stayed for 4 weeks helping with cleaning and drying out of homes. 

It will take years to rebuild the affected areas but we were happy to do our part to help out.

When Storms hit, SERVPRO of Eaton County Is Ready

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms hit, SERVPRO of Eaton County Is Ready Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Eaton County.

SERVPRO of Eaton County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Eaton County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 517-541-1170

Surprise Water Damage In the Winter

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Surprise Water Damage In the Winter This home had a pipe break with caused the basement to completely fill with water.

Winters in Michigan can be brutal and many in the area like to vacation to warm weather or even fly south for the whole winter. If you fit into this category, it is very important to make sure your Mid-Michigan home is ready to withstand the weather you are leaving behind. 

-You should make sure your furnace is in good working order before you leave. Have it inspected by a professional and change the filters

-Make sure you shut off the water to the house- if for some reason the furnace fails,  your pipes could freeze and burst. The water being off will prevent water from continuously running and damaging your home until you return. 

-Have your home winterized. You can do this yourself or hire a plumber. If there is no water in the pipes to freeze, they wont freeze and burst. 

-If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time ask a friend or family member to check on your home frequently while you are gone. This way you can catch and potential problems. 

If you find any water damage in your home this winter be sure to call SERVPRO of Eaton County

517-541-1170

House Fires Caused by Small Appliances

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage House Fires Caused by Small Appliances An unattended personal Dehumidifier caused this house fire.

There are a myriad of things that can cause house fires. It can seem impossible to prevent all the fire hazards in your home. Smaller appliances such as toasters, space heaters and dehumidifiers can pose great risks if not properly used, maintained and monitored.

-Be sure to check the appliance regularly. Any irregularity in the unit or the power cord could be a potential fire hazard. 

-Be sure that the wall outlets you are plugging your appliance into are working properly. If you notice any flickering lights or sparks shut the power off and contact an electrician. 

-Unplug the appliance when not in use. An unused toaster sitting on the counter can easily be accidentally turned on.

-Make sure the appliance is far away from any potential fire hazard such as blankets, papers or even water which can cause the unit to spark. 

Many appliances have safety features on them that are supposed to shut the unit off when they tip over or malfunction in some way but this is not fool proof. Never leave them running unattended.