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Commercial Water Damage in Eaton County

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

An empty commercial office building with standing water on carpet from the sprinkler system 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 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 Today for all of your water damage mitigation needs at 517-541-1170

 

Restoring Your Eaton County Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Large bright green SERVPRO semi trailer parked outside of a large brick commercial building 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 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

SERVPRO of Eaton County 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)

Spartan Motors assembly floor shining clean There is no shop too dirty for our SERVPRO of Eaton County crews!

SERVPRO of Eaton County 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 Commercial Services

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Steam Cleaning Commercial Building Carpet 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

Avoiding Mold Growth in your Eaton County Commercial Property

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Large Loss SERVPRO Trailer Parked in front of Commercial Building 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, can address mold issues in homes and businesses as well as help property owners. However, if mold growth does occur, SERVPRO of Eaton County 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 can help eliminate it.
More Mold Prevention Tips

There are other ways to prevent commercial damage from mold. SERVPRO of Eaton County 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 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 Business

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Microscopic image of Norovirus 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 to thoroughly and effectively clean contaminated surfaces.


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

Commercial Fire Damage in Eaton County

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

Equipment is set to scrub the air for soot and odor causing particles 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 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 (517)541-1170

Restoring your Eaton County Commercial Property After Water Damage

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

Eaton County Business experiences water damage 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

4 Homeowners Insurance Terms You Need to Know

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Black pen laying on table on top of homeowner’s insurance paper checklist SERVPRO of Eaton County 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Air movers and dehumidifiers drying out employee workspaces Equipment is set to dry out employee work space

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 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 at 517-541-1170 to ensure a fast response time, and to help get your doors reopened.

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