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Fall Storms in Michigan

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Stormy clouds in the sky. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is always here for you 24/7 365 days a year!

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our professionals are highly trained and use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm and preloss condition.

FASTER RESPONSE

Since we are local and can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the cost.

RESOURCES TO HANDLE FLOODS AND STORMS

When storms hit your area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams.

When disaster strikes your Kalamazoo, MI home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. Our experts will walk you through our cleanup process, keeping you informed. We are here for you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269) 342-2366. We are “Faster to any size disaster.”

Get Better Indoor Air Quality for Your Galesburg, MI Business

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees cleaning air ducts. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today at (269) 342-2366 today!

Estimates made by the World Health Organization say that poor indoor air quality costs $60 billion in employee sick leave and lost production. In the 1970s, sick building syndrome became apparent as groups of people displayed similar symptoms after having spent extended periods of time in buildings with poor air quality. Good judgment and immediate attention can correct the situation and save you money in event of litigation. People most of risk include:

  • Infants and children
  • Pregnant
  • Elderly
  • People with compromised respiratory systems or asthma/allergies
  • People with weakened immune systems

While molds are found naturally in the environment, an overabundance inside buildings is undesirable; some people can become ill. Experts disagree about the more controversial details of mold, but they all agree that if you have excessive mold, it needs to be removed. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today at (269) 342-2366 for all your air duct cleaning needs for all your business needs.

What to do When your Galesburg Home Floods

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

This home is under water due to the area being flooded. Let us take care of your home or business so you don’t have to. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today at (269)342-2366.

After the devastating floods in the Mid-Michigan area, we want to remind you that floods happen unexpectedly and can cause severe damage for your home or business. Storm damage through flooding can lead to property damage and ongoing mold problems, but the team at SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo have some tips to help:

SAFETY FIRST:  If there is standing water where electricity may be present, make sure that all electricity is turned off to the area to prevent electrocution. When in doubt, always contact a professional to help disconnect the power.

ACT FAST: When dealing with water damage, it is very important to take immediate action so that you can rescue as much as you can.

FIGHT MOLDGetting your home dried out as quickly as possible is critical to avoid mold from settling in. While things can dry out naturally, this is not guaranteed, and it may not be fast enough to prevent mold. Mold can spread quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem.

If water damage occurs in your Kalamazoo, MI home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269) 342-2366. Our crew makes water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Time is a Precious Commodity for your Parchment Business

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment lined up in the middle of an office. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today if you experience any fire or water damage and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

When you need it done right and done fast, call your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional for all your commercial cleaning needs. Did you know that when you hire SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response – that’s the SERVPRO way.

When you experience a fire, water, or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at the fair price.

SERVPRO professionals are committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs. We can provide you the following to your business:

  • Over 45 years of experience as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider.
  • A SERVPRO Franchise is nearby – more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide.
  • More locations for faster responses. A uniformed technician will arrive on-site usually within four hours of notification.
  • Quick response time to help ensure the damage is contained and the restoration process begins promptly.
  • Large loss capabilities – no fire or water damage is too big.

Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366 today for all of your cleaning and fire or water restoration needs!

Have no Fear, SERVPRO is Here!

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Freshly cleaned carpets in a commercial building. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today for all your carpet cleaning needs!

Fire and water damages are never scheduled, are you prepared? From a burst pipe in an office building to faculty wiring in an apartment complex – fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo Professionals know there’s no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and the revenue of the property owner.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo Professionals can also offer the following services for you and your business:

  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning
  • Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods

Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366 today for all of your cleaning and fire or water restoration needs!

Preparing Your Comstock Home for Michigan Winters

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

House in background of snow falling SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is "Faster to any size disaster."

Michigan Winters can be beautiful, but can also be extremely brutal. From polar vortexes, black ice, and multiple snow storms, the harsh winters can cause severe damage to our homes. Winter will be here before we know it, so it is best to prepare your home in the fall before snow falls. Follow these tips to prepare your home for winter weather:

  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells. This allows warm air to circulate around pipes.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or un-insulated areas of your home.
  • Consider shutting off outdoor faucets. Find the shut-off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it “off”.
  • If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and inner valve is shut off.
  • Ensure gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage.
  • Proper maintenance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of puffbacks.

When disaster strikes your Kalamazoo, MI home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. Our experts will walk you through our cleanup process, keeping you informed. We are here for you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269) 342-2366. We are “Faster to any size disaster.”

A Fire Occurred in Your Parchment, MI Home. What’s next?

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

This home was damaged badly by a huge fire. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is always here for you. Don't hesitate to give us a call at (269)342-2366.

National fire statistics indicate that a residential fire occurs approximately every 90 seconds somewhere in the United States. However, when you suffer a fire, only one fire matters to you. Personal belongings are a treasure of life, and a reflection of hard work and achievements. Photographs, books, and other personal items have a value that cannot be put into words. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo professionals have the ability to help restore your belongings. Follow these emergency fire damage tips while you wait until SERVPRO arrives:

  • Limit movement to prevent further damage
  • Place clean towels or old linens on carpeted traffic areas to prevent more soiling
  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO
  • Don’t attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here for your Parchment, MI home. Our highly trained professionals will work quickly and efficiently to restore your home. Don’t hesitate to call us (269) 342-2366.

Preparing for Severe Weather in the Kalamazoo Area

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

A storm caused a tree to break and land on a house. For any storm damage give us a call today at (269) 342-2366.

Are you ready if Kalamazoo severe weather strikes your area tomorrow? As we all know from living in Michigan, the weather here can change in minutes! Kalamazoo thunderstorms can be dangerous, they can produce lightning, hail, strong winds, flash floods, and tornadoes.  Follow these safety measures and general tips to help you prepare in case of an emergency.

Do the Following:

  • Prepare your home by shuttering windows and doors, and unplugging sensitive electronics
  • Prepare your property by removing damaged tree branches that could fall during a storm, and bringing outdoor objects inside
  • Watch the sky and tune in to your Weather Radio for information
  • Learn to recognize emergency alerts. A "severe thunderstorm watch" means stormy conditions are likely to occur. A "severe thunderstorm warning" means they exist somewhere in the area.
  • If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, danger is imminent. Seek shelter immediately. Stay in a hard-topped vehicle if there are no buildings.

When disaster strikes your Kalamazoo, MI home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. Our experts will walk you through our cleanup process, keeping you informed. We are here for you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269) 342-2366. We are “Faster to any size disaster.”

Water in One Room Can Mean Water Damage in Other Rooms of Your Augusta, MI Home

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

This carpet was flooded by a leaky pipe Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for your water and restoration needs today!

It starts out as a leaky air vent, bathroom mishap, or break room accident. Sometimes it’s what you don’t see that can cause extensive problems. Even the smallest amount of water damage can cause challenges. Water intrusions invade floors, ceilings, and walls to find the lowest point in your home’s structure. Water from an overflowing bathroom sink or other water incidents will search for pinhole crevices and cracks in your floors and walls looking for a way to travel down in the home. Surfaces such as wood, drywall, and carpet pull water away from plain sight and into the interiors of the structure of your home.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo professionals are trained in the cleanup and care of your home following a water intrusion. Whether the intrusion occurred from a small incident or a major water event, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo specialists can help locate and remove hidden moisture. So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the water yourself, call us at (269) 342-2366.

Water Heater Maintenance in your Kalamazoo, MI Home

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Ceiling is leaking water because of a leaky roof If water damage occurs in your Kalamazoo, MI home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. Call us at (269) 342-2366 today!

Leaks within a home can cause extensive damage if unnoticed for a long period of time. Leaking water can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboards, and walls while moving throughout the structure. Please follow these water heater maintenance tips:

  • Before doing any maintenance on your water heater, shut off the power at the service panel.
  • Once every three months, drain one gallon of water from the tank. If you have hard water, do this every month to reduce sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank.
  • Once every two years, have your water heater inspected by a service technician.
  • Once every five years, have a service technician replace the anode rod.

If water damage occurs in your Kalamazoo, MI home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269) 342-2366. Our crew makes water damage “Like it never even happened.”