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Is Your Kalamazoo Business Prepared for Water damage?

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded office building When water damage encroaches on your Kalamazoo business, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo!

Dealing with a water damage disaster at your Kalamazoo business is never convenient. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo understands the urgency and sensitivity of this situation. When faced with a potentially flooding disaster, it is important to remain calm, use clear judgment, and act fast.

Here are a few tips that can be helpful until our team arrives:

  • Shut off the water source if at all possible
  • Remove colored rugs from carpet to prevent staining
  • Hang fur or leather items separately at room temperature
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs
  • Avoid areas where ceiling is sagging, as they could collapse

Things NOT to do:

  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet
  • Do not leave books or other colored items on wet carpeting

When water damage encroaches on your Kalamazoo business, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at 269.342.2366.

Keep your Carpet of Your Richland, MI Business Clean

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Carpet being cleaned with SERVPRO Vacuum Don’t hesitate to Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for all your commercial carpet cleaning needs. Call 269.342.2366 today.

Are you struggling to keep the carpets of your Richland business clean? Are you haunted by the dirt left by your standard vacuum? Don’t be! SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo can help with that! Our team is highly trained using the latest IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) techniques, and use state-of-the-art equipment. This allows us to remove entrapped dirt and grime from deep within your carpet.

Our professionals have been handling stains and soils of all types. Our equipment works deep within the carpet breaking down dirt and grime with ease. We use professional equipment to remove soils within your carpet’s pile and backings. Foot prints throughout the office, not a problem. Ink stains, not a problem. No stain is a match for us!

Don’t hesitate to Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for all your commercial carpet cleaning needs. Call 269.342.2366 to make an appointment today.

Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

Caution tape SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly with OSHA and health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO professionals are here to help transform any unsafe environments back into clean, safe homes, and offices.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding, or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience are key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

Our SERVPRO Professionals provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These including the following:

  • Coronavirus- viral pathogen
  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Biohazard emergencies don’t always happen when we most expect it, that’s why SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Help! My Basement Flooded, What Do I Do Now?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded basement Give us a call today if you need help with a flooded basement.

Returning home after a long day can quickly turn into a nightmare upon discovering a flooded basement. How you handle this emergency not only affects the level of damage to your home, but also to the safety of your loved ones. Before you panic, start with these steps:

  1. Shut off electricity and gas to the area. If you are unsure how or if it’s safe, call an electrician or SERVPRO, who can get someone out to you right away.
  2. Try to determine the source of the water. The top two reasons are excessive rainfall or burst pipe.
  3. If it safe to proceed, wear protective gear like boots, gloves and mask to enter the water to investigate further. If the basement has a drain and can safely navigate to it, check to see if it clogged.
  4. Time to get water out of there. Depending on the amount of water, this can be done in many ways by using, towels, mop, or a wet vacuum. If flooding is more extensive, a sump pump might be needed. Once most of the water is absorbed, you can soak up the rest with towels
  5. Assess the damage. Remove any items that appear to be damaged by water and move them to a space when they can dry. If the drying process takes longer than a couple of days unfortunately, they may not be salvaged. Any items that were in boxes should be removed to dry and all items should be monitored for mold growth.
  6. Get the air moving in the basement to dry. Open windows and doors to allow air flow. Place fans around the space to allow quick drying of the flooded area. If you have a dehumidifier, move it to the basement to aid the drying process.

Call a professional for help is a great idea, especially if the water is more than a foot deep, damage might be worse than you think and mildew might start. Quickly removing the water and begin the drying process is essential to lessen the possibility for mold to form, which can greatly increase the damage and involve more money to fix. Give us a call today if you need help with a flooded basement.

Keeping your Pets Safe from the Unexpected

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

Dog laying on couch Keep your pets safe from the unexpected.

Emergencies can happen at any moment and can come in wide variety of ways. While we might never be able to prevent accidents from happening, we should prepare ourselves and our pets for when they do occur. Here are important tips concerning keeping your pets safe in your home. The ASPCA put this list together to ensure that you and your pets are prepared should a fire break out.

  • Consider installing monitored smoke detectors
  • Note where your pets like to nap or hide
  • Have an emergency plan and practice escape routes with your pets
  • Keep the phone number and address of the local animal hospital nearby
  • Pet -proof your home
  • Get a rescue alert sticker
  • If you evacuate, take your pets with you whenever possible
  • Prepare emergency supplies and traveling kits
  • Keep the ASPCA on-hand at all times

While these tips cannot prevent an accident from occurring, but they can help keep your pet’s safe should a fire start. Keep these tips in mind and remember that being prepared is always the best line of defense when it comes to you, your pet, and your family safety. Learn more on how to keep your pets safe at aspca.org/news/fire-safety-and-your-pets-keeping-them-safe-unexpected.

Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your Business

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Ready Plan Is your business prepared for a disaster? Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo TODAY to schedule a free assessment of your building at 269.342.2366.

Is your business ready for a disaster? The moments immediately following a fire or water damage event are the most critical. Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the events happen, but well before it happens.

A few advantages of SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP):

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you Ready for whatever happens?” Contact SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today, to find out more about scheduling an appointment at your facility with one of our qualified representatives. This complimentary assessment of your building will help you and your staff save crucial time in the event of an emergency and establish SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo as your fire and mitigation provider. 269.342.2366

We Will Help You Put Your Business Back Together!

5/1/2021 (Permalink)

Business caught on fire. Call (269) 342-2366 for all your fire and water damage needs!

To you its more than a business, it's your livelihood. Here at SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo, we understand the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern related to handling fire damage. Our goal is to help you regain control and get your business running again. Within eight hours one of our SERVPRO Professionals will arrive at your facility and discuss the extent of damage and take the proper steps to help restore your business, equipment, and furniture. 

The leading causes of fire in a business include:

  • Cooking Equipment
  • Electrical
  • Heating Units

No matter how the fire started, a feeling of concern about business closures, employee safety, and equipment replacement seems to follow. Our Professionals are trained in the cleanup and equipment following a fire incident. Before attempting to clean up the fire damage, contact us today!

Clean Houses Sell Faster!

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

House with for sale sign in yard Clean houses sell faster! Call us today for a quote!

It is a fact: A clean, fresh smelling home sells faster. Before you sell, your home might have trouble spots to address before you list your home or schedule a home inspection. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo’s staff are trained and equipped to help you clean your home before you put it on the market.

Molds are found in every environment, and mold spores reproduce rapidly when moisture is present. An Institute of Medicine study found excessive dampness indoors encourages the growth of mold and other organisms, causing a public health concern. It is especially important to clean up existing indoor mold growth to increase property appeal and retain its value. If your property has experienced a water intrusion, our staff can inspect the damage to see whether moisture has penetrated materials or is allowing mold growth. Whether the problem is water stain on a hardwood floor or a mildew smell in the basement, we can reassure you that we can get your home in top show condition and ready to sell.

We can offer you a wide variety of services to help revive your listing to top show condition:

  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapery and Blind Cleaning
  • Ceiling, Wall and Hard Floor Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Should you need our services to help sell your home, give us a call today and we can help you get your home sold faster!

Are You Prepared for Spring Storms?

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm If you experience any damages from a storm call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here to help make any storm damages “Like it never even happened.”

As we know, spring weather can be unpredictable. Thunderstorms are the cause of much of our strange spring weather each year. Given how quickly the weather can change this time of year, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo wants you to be prepared for the storms this spring. You can prepare your house for spring by following these tips:

Exterior

  • Inspect Roof
  • Clear Gutters
  • Clean Drains and Sewers
  • Examine Wall Siding
  • Investigate Drainage Systems
  • Patch Cracks
  • Secure Windows and Doors
  • Check for Leaks
  • Paint Exterior
  • Clean Outdoor Furniture

Interior

  • Examine Basement
  • Check HVAC units
  • Inspect Appliances
  • Unplug Refrigerator
  • Vacuum Dust
  • Organize Environment

If you experience any damages from a storm call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here to help make any storm damages “Like it never even happened.”

Accidents Happen! Now Let SERVPRO Make it Better.

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Bathtub overflowing and flooding the bathroom If you spot water damage in your home, give us a call to today!

It might have started out as innocent bath time playfulness, an accident spill or a small leak. Suddenly, you’re surrounded by water on the floor, moving towards the walls, crevices, and other access points to reach the lowest part of your home. You might try to grab towels, wet vacs, mops, and fans to start cleaning up before calling anyone. You cleaned up all the water and believe that you got it all and that everything is okay…. Or is it? What happened to all the water that traveled into the floors? Did you remove all the moisture caused by the incident? Water intrusion in your home can leave lasting effects if not completely removed from the structure. Removing standing water can help prevent further damage. But who will remove the water and moisture in the flooring and walls? Help is on the way! SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here and ready to help! All of our staff are well trained in cleanup and in how to take care of your home and your personal belongings. Whether the intrusion is small or large, SERVPRO can help prevent the damage from becoming more serious. If you spot water damage in your home, give us a call to today!