Recent Commercial Posts

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! 

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 

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Air Quality of Your Business

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Since being back to work have you taken the proper steps to ensure the health of your employees?

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your business.

SERVPRO of Eaton County will inspect the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). 

Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give your employers cleaner air to breathe.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

Everyone will be on high alert this year, wondering about every sneeze and cough. Do what you can to eliminate any contributing factors by calling SERVPRO of Eaton County and provide your employees with a safe and healthy work environment.

Mold and The Health of Your Staff

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

A mold problem can present serious health risks for you and your employees. Mold growth can be caused by the smallest water intrusions, like faulty plumbing or a leaky roof.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call a SERVPRO Franchise Professional, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today 


Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, they will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. They have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO Franchise Professional training and certifications.

Historic Building Repairs

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton & Gratiot Counties and Lansing & Holt on site of one of Lansing's Historic Landmarks.

On March 4th, 2021 the team at SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton & Gratiot Counties and Lansing & Holt assisted the Historic Hollister Building with water damage they recently experienced.

If you are ever considering using our services take this into account when deciding. SERVPRO is so trustworthy that the managers at the Hollister Building have the confidence in us to repair and restore their treasured architecture.

Water damage can be difficult to manage and repair, especially when one-of-a-kind and rare architecture is involved. Use SERVPRO to help with your water damage to guarantee a thorough and splendid restoration.

SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton & Gratiot Counties can help you at: (517) 541-1170

Commercial Covid-19 Cleaning

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Facts about our cleaning product SERVPROxide

At SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton & Gratiot Counties and Lansing & Holt, we know that commercial businesses have been struggling with all the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are determined to help our local businesses stop the spread by providing access to our Covid Cleaning process.

In order to properly clean your business, we use a SERVPRO product, SERVPROxide. This is the product that we have been advised to use by our SERVPRO Corporate office in conjunction with the recommendation by the CDC. This product is used as advised on the product label sheets and all of the exposed flat surfaces are wiped down. This includes but is not limited to desk/table/countertops, phones, computer keyboards, doorknobs, and light switches.

If your business experiences a Covid outbreak a great option to ensure the rest of your employees are safe is to utilize SERVPROxide through SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton & Gratiot Counties and Lansing & Holt.

Contact us for cleaning at (517) 541 - 1170

Avoiding Mold Growth in your Eaton County Commercial Property

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

We may be a locally run operation, but we have resources across the nation to assist you with whatever disaster strikes your commercial property.

A professional mold remediation company, like SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt can address mold issues in homes and businesses as well as help property owners. However, if mold growth does occur, SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt should be called immediately to minimize any damage and stop the mold from spreading.
Increase the Heat
One way to prevent commercial mold from growing is to increase the heat. When the walls on a property are too cold, moisture particles in the air condensate, creating a damp film that leads to mold formation. In the summer, keep the thermostat on a low heat setting, and insulate the walls on the property.
Reduce Steam
Steam is a common cause of commercial mold damage. To reduce steam, business owners should: • Not allow standing water to sit in the sink or a drinking glass.
• Install and use an extractor fan in the bathroom to clear the steam after a hot shower or bath.
• Put wet clothes outside on a clothesline to dry instead of indoors.
• Run the ventilation fan on the range hood to suck up steam from liquids boiling on the stove top. Maximize the Air Flow
An easy way to keep commercial damage from the mold at bay is to open the windows and let cold air circulate inside the property. Open windows keep surfaces dry and push mold spores outdoors. To further increase the air flow and reduce hidden pockets of air, pull furniture away from walls. If mold is spotted behind furniture or curtains, SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt can help eliminate it.
More Mold Prevention Tips
There are other ways to prevent commercial damage from mold. SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt recommends that business owners and homeowners: • Fix any leaks from dripping pipes and water overflows from eavestroughs.
• Keep the roof in good repair, especially if the roof is flat.
• Throw away mold damaged items such as books and rotting food.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We are proud to be an active member of the community and want to ensure everyone stays happy. When mold or water damage occurs Eaton County, we have the resources and trained personnel to help. Call us today! (517) 541-1170

Norovirus in your Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt Business

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

While Noroviruses are around all year long, winter is the most common season for outbreaks.

The Norovirus is highly contagious and can tear through classrooms, cruise ships, nursing homes, and other crowded spaces, leaving vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps in its wake.

Norovirus spreads easily through food and drink and can have a big impact on people's health. The CDC estimates that noroviruses are responsible for more than half of all food-borne disease outbreaks each year.

Noroviruses thrive in close quarters, such as restaurants, day-care centers, and nursing homes, because they are hardy and highly contagious. They can survive temperature extremes in water and on surfaces.

How to Prevent Norovirus Infection
Good hygiene is the key to preventing a norovirus infection, especially when you are close to a lot of other people.

* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or changing a baby's diaper, and before you prepare or eat food. Alcohol-based cleansers are not as effective as soap and water.
* Carefully throw away any contaminated items (such as dirty diapers).
* Wash raw fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Cook oysters and other shellfish before eating them.
* Call SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt to thoroughly and effectively clean contaminated surfaces.

If your workplace or commercial property has experienced a norovirus outbreak, SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt can come clean and disinfect the common areas to prevent further illness due to Noroviruses.
Call our professionals today at (517) 541-1170

Fire Damage in Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage can stop production at 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, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt 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, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt for your commercial fire damage restoration (517)541-1170

Restoring your Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt Commercial Property After Water Damage

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt 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, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt for your commercial loss today at 517-541-1170

4 Homeowners Insurance Terms You Need to Know

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of ECGLH will work with your insurance company to make sure things get back to the way they were.

Owning your own home can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be expensive. Not only do you have to constantly maintain your home, but there are risks you can't control, such as flooding and fire. For this reason, if you own a home, you need homeowners insurance, which will cover some or all costs of covered disasters. To better protect your home, check out these four insurance terms you need to know.

1) Peril
A peril is anything that could risk damage to your home, and it's one of the main reasons to have homeowners insurance because the insurance company may pay some or all repairmen/replacement costs. Not all perils are included in most homeowners insurance policies. In general, however, they cover the most common types of perils, such as theft or fire.

If you live in an area with frequent flooding, you may be able to purchase additional insurance to protect against flood damage. Most general policies exclude flood damage unless the damage was sudden and unexpected, such as a new washing machine that fails and floods your laundry room.

2) Catastrophe
Flood insurance is actually a type of catastrophe insurance. A catastrophe is a disaster (man-made or natural) that causes significant damage. It can be one major event or a handful of events that devastate your property. Catastrophes are not usually covered under your standard insurance policy, but they may be necessary if you live in an area with lots of earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes or hurricanes.

Catastrophe insurance comes in many forms. If you really want to protect everything you own from flooding or terrorist attacks, you can get a policy that will cover the property and everything inside. For a cheaper premium, however, you can also choose a policy that only covers the house and nothing inside.

3) Actual Cash Value
When your insurance carrier reimburses you, they may give you the actual cash value (sometimes referred to as market value). This will provide money to repair or replace the damage after considering depreciation. For example, if your deck is destroyed, but it was getting old anyway, the insurance carrier will take the age into account. In other words, they may not give you enough to actually cover the total replacement.

If the deck was brand new, however, there is less depreciation, so you may not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses. In this case, the insurance carrier would give you the replacement value. Regardless of what type of coverage you have, however, they will only provide money for similar materials and quality. You can't have the insurance carrier replace your damaged asphalt roof with a tile shingle roof.

4) Exclusion
Every insurance policy has exclusions. Exclusions are disasters and instances when the insurance carrier will not reimburse you. Exclusions usually include any damage that was related to maintenance issues or damage that was easy to control. Even if you take great care of your home, parts need to be replaced. Insurance will not cover these routine repairs.

In most cases, the policy will have an actual section detailing all the exclusions (all-risk policies), so you can immediacy know what is and what is not covered. A peril-specific policy, which only covers a handful of disasters, will list what is covered. Anything else is considered an exclusion.

Don't gamble with your property by neglecting to purchase or have enough homeowners insurance. It can be the difference between losing your home and repairing it after a disaster.

Eaton County Commercial Property Loss

10/17/2020 (Permalink)

Our resources are unlimited. No job is too big for the highly trained crews at SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt

Our unlimited resources give us the ability to not only help the homeowners in our communities after a fire or water loss, but the business owners as well.

We understand that 40% of businesses who experience a loss never reopen their doors, and of the 60% who do, 25% will close their doors permanently within the first year. 

Time is always of the essence when it comes to a commercial loss, so our certified crews of SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt use our training an expertise to create a plan that works around the needs of the business we're helping, while keep any businesses down time to a minimum. 

They say "time is money" and nobody knows that to be more true than a small business owner. So if your business experiences a fire or water loss, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt at 517-541-1170 to ensure a fast response time, and to help get your doors reopened.

Commercially Owned Apartment Repairs

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

It was important to us that the tenant had a clean safe space to come home to.

There are no guarantees in owning commercial properties, and especially properties with rental units. You never really know what kind of loss may occur. You cannot control whether a tenant is always on site to monitor any potential loss.

Here at SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt, we are always available to help. The rental unit you see in the photo was managed while the tenant was out of State. We assisted in tracking down a cause of loss, cleaning up any mess and even doing demo and repairs remotely. The customer was able to sign forms, authorized repairs and picked out new materials remotely. We successfully handled all the stress of the situation without the customer needing to come home. 

Call SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot County, Lansing & Holt today for all of your commercial cleaning & restoration needs!


Commercial Water Damage in Eaton County

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Thankfully, the sprinkler system was working, and stopped the spread of the fire. SERVPRO was able to extract and dry the floors with no problem.

A very small fire in this empty business caused the sprinkler system to go off and flood the entire building. Thankfully, the property was in the process of being sold and was empty of all contents. The fire was so small that even though the fire department was right across the street, they did not know there was a problem until they saw the ice start to build up outside the building from the sprinkler system. 

SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt was able to be onsite immediately and begin mitigation. We began extracting water and removing the affected carpet right away and we were able to provide temporary power and heat to properly dry the structure. 

Call SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt Today for all of your water damage mitigation needs at 517-541-1170

Restoring Your Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot, Lansing & Holt Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage events present a unique set of challenges. Let the professionals at SERVPRO take care of your commercial property water loss.

Flooding and water damage events at Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt

SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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

Hire Experienced Commercial Cleaners

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

There is no shop too dirty for our SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt crews!

SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt is so much more than just Fire and Water Restoration. We offer commercial cleaning as well. Whether you need general weekly clean up or large industrial cleaning annually, we can handle it. 

It can be overwhelming, stressful and not very cost effective to have you employees stop production to do general janitorial work or even larger industrial cleaning. 

Call Today For Your Commercial Cleaning Estimate at 517-541-1170

Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt Commercial Services

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

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, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt 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, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt 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


-And much more! Just ask!

Call SERVPRO of Eaton County, Clinton and Gratiot Counties, Lansing & Holt today for your free estimate. 517-541-1170