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There are Thousands of Fires in Michigan Every Year.....

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

only one matters to you!

What does SERVPRO of Eaton County do for you when your home and family are affected?

  1. Within one hour a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will call to arrange for service.
  2. Within 4 short hours a professional will arrive on-site prepared to begin emergency mitigation services, if so needed.
  3. A Project Manager of SERVPRO will review your home with you and address any questions or concerns.
  4. The SERVPRO Project Manager will then go through your home starting from the fire and working his way outward to see what is restorable or salvageable. 
  5. Next SERVPRO will present to you and your insurance adjuster a plan of action, also known as a "Scope of Work".
  6. Your home will be cleaned and restored by SERVPRO Franchise Professionals.
  7. After all of the work is completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction

Bathroom Fire Safety

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

Bathroom exhaust fan lint is a huge fire hazard! Exhaust fans can be found in most homes and many businesses. The purpose being to help prevent steamed mirrors, moist walls, and foggy windows. It also comes in handy in when you need to get rid of a not so wonderful smell. However, if these vents are not properly and routinely cleaned they can become dangerous. Just like all types of fans, vent fans collect dust or lint. This lint can cause the motor to overheat and ignite the plastic fan and the wood structure. 

These vents are not designed to last forever and it typically tends to be the last thing a homeowner thinks about replacing. Newer vent fans have thermal protection that causes the motor to shut off if they seize and overheat. This type of vent has only been around since the late 70's so there are still millions of older builds that are without this vent safety precaution. 

You should clean your bathroom exhaust fan twice a year. If it starts to make noise or has an odd odor than it is time to replace it. 

If disaster should strike, Call SERVPRO of Eaton County 24/7, 365 days a year!

517-541-1170

Restoration over Replacement

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eaton County professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Restoring instead of replacing can help to save you money and allow you to hold on to the things that you hold closest to you.

Different methods of cleaning your contents include:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

Call SERVPRO of Eaton County today

517-541-1170

Water Damage Occurs Even After Regular Business Hours

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage events are never scheduled, and they typically occur at the most inopportune time. It may be a busted pipe or a leak in the HVAC unit. Whatever the problem may be, a water incident can threaten the safety and welfare of your employees and customers, as well as sales and revenues.

Quick response times are critical when it comes to avoiding:

- Business interruptions

- Revenue Loss

- Costly Repairs

- Undue Stress

SERVPRO of Eaton County has an ultimate goal to get you back to normal business functions quickly with little to no interruption. Our professionals have been trained to work quickly and efficiently to make it as if "it never even happened".

Call us today so we can go to work for you and your company.

Water Damage Timeline

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

We all get very busy with our day-to-day schedules and water damage can really put a wrench in your plans. As inconvenient and  time consuming as it may be, leaving water damage for even 1 day can make things significantly worse.

Within Minutes water will spread throughout your property soaking into drywall, upholstery, and other belongings. 

Within the first 24 hours drywall will spread and break, metal surfaces begin to tarnish and a musty odor becomes present.

Within 48 hours to a week mold and mildew grow and spread, paint blisters, wood flooring swells and doors and windows swell and warp.

After 1 week of being untreated, the time and money needed for restoration significantly increase and the home or business may no longer be structurally sound.

If you travel south for the winter have a friend or family member check on your home every few days and if your business has a basement be sure to check it regularly. 

Spontaneous Combustion From Improper Grease Rag Disposal

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know that a grease rag thrown into a waste basket can catch on fire?  

"Spontaneous combustion of oily rags occurs when rag or cloth is slowly heated to its ignition point through oxidation. A substance will begin to release heat as it oxidizes. If this heat has no way to escape, like in a pile, the temperature will rise to a level high enough to ignite the oil and ignite the rag or cloth"

Fires that ignite in this manner can spread quickly to other combustibles and cause great loss.  

To prevent this from happening, you need to dispose of the rags in a metal container with a proper sealing lid. Fill the container with water and close the lid. This step prevents the oils from oxidizing. 

If your home or business has a fire, call SERVPRO of Eaton County today! 

The SERVPRO ERP Plan

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes your business, having a plan in place ahead of time for what you will do can make all the difference in whether your business survives the event. The majority of businesses that come out stronger on the other side of an emergency are the ones that pre-planned for one. That’s where SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) can help give you, your employees and customers peace of mind. You can trust that whatever might happen to disrupt daily business will only be temporary. With our Emergency Ready Plan, your business will be able to minimize interruption because you’ll know what to do and what to expect if any-sized disaster strikes. This is important to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Deep Cleaning your Business

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

A janitor is great for every day tidying up, but after months of winter salt and water making its way across the floors of your business and the pollen buildup from the current spring weather, it is time to get on the phone and give SERVPRO of Eaton County a call. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Eaton County offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Air ducts and HVAC
  • Carpet and Upholstery 
  • Drapes and Blindes
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Biohazard and Sewage 

Contact us Today

517-541-1170

Roof Damage

4/30/2022 (Permalink)

Roof damage is always a major concern when big rain or snow storms come through. Usually, the signs are very evident. Water spots on the ceiling, curled shingles, wet walls or winter ice damage are are all very easy ways to determine if your roof is in need of a little TLC.

Missing shingles are always a sure tell sign but you should also pay close attention to any possible damage done to the remaining shingles. 

Missing flashing at the edges of the roof, vents and chimneys should also be attended too in order to prevent unwanted water from entering your home during the next storm. 

pealing sealant can also cause problems so be sure to look for that as well.

SERVPRO of Eaton County is on call 24/7. We can restore or replace any issues with your roof.

Do not hesitate to give us a call today....

517-541-1170

Water Damage from Contaminated Water

4/23/2022 (Permalink)

What to DO:

-Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.

-Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

What NOT TO DO:

- Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas. 

- Turn on the HVAC system in there is a possibility of spreading air.

- Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contamination.

-Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas. 

          Harmful Waste 

(Sewage, bloodborne pathogens, etc.)

What to DO:

- Stay out of effected areas.

- Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life threatening.

- Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

What NOT TO DO:

- Attempt cleanup of any kind.

- Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.