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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!

Candle Safety in Your Kalamazoo Home

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Candle burning When fire damage occurs in your Kalamazoo home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. We’ll help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that roughly 2% of house fires are caused by candles? Ultimately, candles exist to help make your house feel like home and to make your home smell wonderful. Here at SERVPRO, we strongly advise that you follow the basics of candle safety and practice safely burning. Follow these tips to help extend the life of your candles and help keep you, your family, and pets safe.

The three basics of candle safety:

  1. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  2. Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
  3. Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.

The Proper Way to Burn a Candle

Before Lighting

  • Trim the wick
  • Always use a candleholder
  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room
  • Keep the wax pool clear

While Burning

  • Never touch or move the candle
  • Do not burn the candle all the way down
  • Extinguish candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly
  • Always keep your candle within eyesight

When Extinguishing

  • Use a candle snuffer
  • Never use water to put out a candle
  • Don’t touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled

When fire damage occurs in your Kalamazoo home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. We’ll help make it “Like it never even happened.”

What Commercial Clean Means.

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Need commercial cleaning? Our well trained and experienced staff is here to help it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is ready to respond quickly and effectively to clean or restore your business. We understand that time is of the essence and that every hour spent restoring is lost money. When you need a cleaning or a restoration professional, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo has the trained and experienced staff to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We can offer your business the following services:

  • Emergency Ready Profile
  • Carpet and Hardwood Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal
  • COVID sanitization
  • Fire, water, soot cleanup and restoration
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Odor Deodorization
  • Upholstery and Drapes
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Vandalism Cleanup

Have questions or want to schedule an appointment? Give us a call today (269) 342-2366 and we would gladly give you answers to your questions or can help you with any advice you may need.

Thinking of a Contingency Plan? Give SERVPRO a Call!

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile logo Are you ready? 50% of businesses that may never reopen after suffering a disaster.

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows that there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of your tenants and your revenue. Have you thought of a Contingency Plan? You should always have a plan for the first 24-48 hours after an emergency, so you can get your business back up and running as quickly as possible. SERVPRO can provide you the assistance in developing an Emergency Ready Profile. As part of your Contingency Plan, your Emergency Ready Profile will contain information you will need in the event of an emergency situation that can occur. If you experience an emergency and need assistance give us a call today, as our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

After a Fire, SERVPRO Will Help Put the Pieces Back Together

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

Stove caught on fire, due to rag being too close to the flame SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is available 24-hours a day, and 365 days a year to help you get your life back!

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows that it isn't just a picture frame, it is a piece of your family history. SERVPRO understands the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern you might have while trying to pick up the charred pieces pf their memories and belongings. Our priority is helping you regain control and help put everything back together quickly. Within eight business hours of arriving at your house, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will discuss the extent of the damage and take the steps they need to restore the home and personal belongings. Restoring contents or belongings verses replacing them may reduce the cost to you.

Armed with industry approved equipment,  expertise, and a reassuring smile, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will make every effort not only to restore your home, but also your peace of mind. SERVPRO uses the latest equipment, products, and processes to properly remove smoke, soot, and fire damage from the walls, flooring, and air ducts. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is available 24-hours a day, and 365 days a year to help you get your life back!

Water Mitigation in Your Vicksburg, MI Home

12/6/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded basement Call us for any water damage cleanup needs!

A mop and common household cleaning products may not be enough for unseen water intrusions. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is trained to safely clean and restore your home, utilizing the following procedures:

  • Identify the source/type of water
  • Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis
  • Survey the extent of damage and inspect the premises
  • Perform emergency water extraction
  • Move and block furniture
  • Provide floor service
  • Inspect carpet pad/carpet and provide service
  • Apply necessary treatments
  • Utilize drying equipment and monitor drying 

Emergency mitigation means that under normal circumstances, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will be on site within four hours to begin drying and decontaminating your home and restorable contents. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is trained and understands how to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, a structure is quickly and thoroughly dried, which helps prevent secondary water damages. Call us for any water damage cleanup needs!

This New Years, Resolve to be Ready!

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

News Year's picture of two wine glasses SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is always here for you 27/4! Give us a call today at (269) 342-2366.

With the holidays right around the corner, you might be thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo wants you to start by making a resolution to be READY. No one plans on a disaster, but now, you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

In the event of an emergency, an ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years’ experience and a System of more than 1,700 Franchises strong. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it of great value that could save you time and money in the future.

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is always here for you 27/4! Give us a call today at (269) 342-2366.