Recent Commercial Posts

Water damage struck this commercial property in Portage, MI

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Wet carpet at business This Portage, Michigan water damage was caused by a Summer storm.

A massive storm came through Portage, Michigan over the summer.  This storm produced heavy rain and high winds to travel through the downtown area of Portage, MI.  The wind tore off shingles of the commercial property and the heavy rain infiltrated through the roof, into the attic and eventually made it's way inside the office.  Luckily, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo was on a project near by and was able to start the mitigation process within the hour.  The fastest way to mitigate a commercial water damage is by extracting the standing water.  The faster the standing water is extracted and the drying process is started the faster SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo can get your company back to business. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366 for all of your commercial property restoration needs.  

Vandalism Damage Do's and Don'ts for Parchment Residents

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Graffiti on side of building SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo cleaned the graffiti off this commercial building in Parchment, MI.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is known for our fire and water restoration. We also can help you with cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will act quickly to remove any vandalism and graffiti from your home or commercial space.

Vandalism Damage Do’s and Don’ts

 DO:

  • Hose or wash egg or other residue damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in vandalism damage.
  • Record all damage and photograph when possible.

 DON’T:

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint, or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair.

Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?

Call Us Today – (269)342-2366

Keep the Carpet of Your Comstock, MI Business Clean

9/21/2019 (Permalink)

Snow falling down in front of house SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here to help you keep your business clean. Call (269) 342-2366 today!

Are you finding it difficult to keep the carpets in your Jones Business clean? Are you haunted by the dirt that gets left behind 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.

Autumn is a time of beautiful colors. The leaves are changing the air is crisp. Winter is a wonderland of sparkling snow. Both are beautiful, it’s true, but they can be ruinous on carpets. Between the dirt and leaves of fall, along with the slush and salt of the winter, your standard vacuum doesn’t stand a chance.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo makes keeping your carpets clean a breeze! Don’t let the debris from the seasons keep you down. Let us make it, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (269) 342-2366.

Reduce Business Recovery Time in Augusta, Michigan

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Disaster recovery puzzle SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is "Faster To Any Disaster."

When fire, water or mold damage strikes a commercial facility, it has a negative impact on everyone – the owner, the management team, employees, tenants and even customers. Even small fire or water damages must be addressed quickly in order to lessen business interruption.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo understands the urgency in responding to your facility following a disaster. By arriving quickly, mitigating damage to the structure and contents, and providing effective cleanup and restoration service, our crews will help you reopen the doors as soon as possible.

If your business suffers water or fire damage, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269)342-2366.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Don't Let Frozen Pipes Interrupt your Business in Kalamazoo

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Have broken frozen pipes effected your business? SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here to help! Call anytime of day at (269) 342-2366

Frozen pipes can really put a halt on your business. With freezing temperatures this January, don’t let your business be a victim to frozen, or busted pipes. Thanks to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, here are some ways to prevent frozen pipes.

  1. Seal the interior and exterior of any cracks or hole that may bring in cold air.
  2. Relieve pipe pressure by letting the faucet drip during extremely cold weather.
  3. Keep the building warm. The building should not get below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Install backup power to ensure your building will be heated.
  5. Use pipe insulation to insulate your most susceptible pipes.
  6. Be sure to drain any water supply if the building is going to become unoccupied.

For more information you can visit, https://disastersafety.org/ibhs/frozen-pipes-commercial/

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is a National Leader in Storm Response

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes, let SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo make it "Like it never even happened."

In the event of a major catastrophe, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo has a nationwide Large Loss Response Team comprised of trained and equipped professionals capable of responding to your facility.  While most systems have a waiting list, you get priority service with SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo.  Call us today at (269) 342-2366 to find out how.

Each of SERVPRO’s over 1,700 nationwide Franchises is independently owned and operated by trained professionals committed to providing the highest level of emergency cleanup and restoration services and customer satisfaction.  What this means to you, the commercial property owner or manager, is that should fire, water or mold damage occur in one of your local facilities or a facility across East Kalamazoo, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will provide quality professional service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

No Job Is Too Big For SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

When fire or water damage strike your business, we make it "Like it never even happened."

Did you know that SERVPRO has a special Large Loss Division? We have the best of the best large-loss specialist tactically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager that helps guarantee timely mitigation and continuous communication.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows how important it is to get you back to business as soon as possible. That’s why you can rely on us to provide you with magnificent results and minimize any disruptions to your customers or clients. We have the training and expertise to handle any size commercial loss. Whether it’s a small office building, large retail store, restaurant, hotel, or apartment building, SERVPRO is here to help! 

If your business suffers a major loss, call (269) 342 -2366

Vandalism Damage Do's and Don'ts for Richland Business Owners

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo cleaned the graffiti off this commercial building in Richland, MI.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is known for our fire and water restoration. We also can help you with cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will act quickly to remove any vandalism and graffiti from your home or commercial space.

Vandalism Damage Do’s and Don’ts

 DO:

  • Hose or wash egg or other residue damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in vandalism damage.
  • Record all damage and photograph when possible.

 DON’T:

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint, or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair.

Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?

Call Us Today – (269) 342-2366

Emergency Ready Profile

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo can prepare your ERP assessment at no cost.

As many as 50% of business may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. 

By developing a Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. 

Ready Profile Advantages

  • 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 SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo 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.

Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo to get started today – (269) 342-2366

Restoring your Business after Fire Damage in Portage, MI

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for all of your fire damage restoration needs in Portage.

Property damage, equipment damage, and temporary business closure are just some of the concerns business owners experience when dealing with a fire damage. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo understands the importance of returning to normal business operations as soon as possible. After all of the fire trucks have left, you can count on SERVPRO to respond immediately. By responding quickly with a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services, we can help you get your business back to preloss conditions. We are always working to make fire damage "Like it never even happened."  

How We Proceed:

  1. We will walk through the job with you to determine the areas that have been affected.
  2. We will test the ability to clean any surface as needed. Our process is designed to identify those items that will be restorable.
  3. We will make a detailed scope and inventory of each affected area. Finally, we will give you a summary of our findings and explain the best steps for restoration.

Restoring Your East Kalamazoo Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at East Kalamazoo 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 East Kalamazoo

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo 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.

Meet Our Crew https://www.SERVPROeastkalamazoo.com/employee-photos

What is Biohazard Remediation?

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard remediation is not a very common call that we receive and is something that rarely occurs, but if it does occur, it is something that SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo can handle. We come in to make sure that the biological matter and dangerous odors are eliminated all together so that those contaminates do not spread. Biohazard damages can include offensive odors, trauma scenes, human decomposition, hoarding removal, and gross/filth removal. None of these are pleasant things that you want in your home. These issues are also something that you should not plan on cleaning up yourself, especially at a time that you are grieving.

SERVPRO of  East Kalamazoo is professionally qualified to come in and get rid of the issues that biohazard damage can cause.

Call us @ (269) 342-2911

Vandalism Do's and Dont's!

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners quickly recover from fire and water damage. They also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste. If you ever encounter an act of vandalism to your home or building, here are some tips on what to do until SERVPRO arrives:

DO:    

Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.   

Blot freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a dampened cloth or sponge (but don’t over wet). Scrape and blot (don’t rub: it may damage fibers). 

Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery     Save containers, which reveal the composition of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

Record all damage and photograph when possible.

DON’T:   

 Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains

Operate damaged lamps or appliances. 

Discard wood chips, broken pieces from furniture, porcelain or other art objects.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Kalamazoo 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 East Kalamazoo

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo 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.

Do You Have A Plan?

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. The following are basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, local economy, and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan
Your organization's risk needs will vary depending on the specific industry, size, scope, and location. Begin by reviewing your business process flow chart, if one exists, to identify operations critical to survival and recovery. Carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, materials, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. You should also establish procedures for succession of management.

Review Insurance Coverage
Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to major financial loss if your business is damaged, destroyed, or simply interrupted for a period of time. Insurance policies vary; check with your agent or provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage, and business interruption. Understand what your policy does and does not cover.

Prepare Your Emergency Plan
Your employees and co-workers are your businesses' most valuable asset. Communication is central before, during, and after a disaster. Include emergency information in newsletters, on your company intranet, in periodic employee e-mails and/or other communication tools.

Practice the Emergency Plan
Some disasters will require employees to leave the workplace quickly. The ability to evacuate workers, consumers, and visitors effectively can save lives. If your business operates out of more than one location, establish evacuation procedures for each individual building. If your company is in a high-rise building, an industrial park, or even a strip mall, it is important to coordinate and practice with other tenants or businesses to avoid confusion and potential gridlock.

Secure Your Facility and Equipment
Install fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and detectors in appropriate places. Secure all entry and exit points and plan for mail safety. Plan what you will do if your building, plant, or store is not usable. Secure valuable equipment.

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is an IICRC firm.

What is IICRC?

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

What To Do Until Help Arrives: Biohazard

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazards can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Here are some quick Do’s and Don’ts if you ever encounter a situation where you might be exposed to a biohazard or trauma situation:

Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas, you do not want to track any fluids by stepping in it.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Don’t:

  • Attempt to do any clean up yourself.
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo Certificates

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Certifications

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

The technicians at SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo are up to date in all the certificates listed above. We pride ourselves in being the very best at every aspect of our job to make your loss move along as smooth and quick as possible. Our mission is to help you get back to a normal life after disaster strikes. We want to make it look  “Like it never even happened.”