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Why Choose SERVPRO?

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

restoration Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today! (269)-342-2366

WHY CHOOSE SERVPRO?

Faster to any size disaster

We have more than 1,900 locations nationwide serving 90% of all US zip codes within two hours.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo services the following areas in Kalamazoo county: Portage, Kalamazoo, Parchment, Comstock, Galesburg, Augusta, Richland, Vicksburg, and Climax-Scotts.  

Available 24/7

An emergency can happen at any time, and our Customer Care Center is ready to take your call, day or night. Just call SERVPRO for immediate assistance.

Highly-trained professionals with more than 50 years of experience

We’ve earned the reputation as #1 in the cleanup and restoration industry and specialize in fire and water damage, specialty cleaning, mold, and so much more.

The #1 Choice in Cleanup and Restoration

Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today! (269)-342-2366

Sewage Cleanup in Kalamazoo, MI with SERVPRO

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

sewage Call the professionals anytime for any sewage spills that are simply just too gross to tackle on your own! (269) 342-2366

Did you know that one of SERVPRO's main services is to clean up sewage spills??  This is considered a water damage...but a little extra ;)

So, if your business or your home ever has a sewage back up or spill, call the professionals.  We have years of training and all the right equipment to make it like it never happened.

Why do it yourself when you can call a pro for such a dirty job? 

At SERVPRO, we make it easy to work with us and provide a seamless clean-up.

Some Cleaning Jobs JUST REQUIRES a Pro!!!

Did you know SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is available 24/7?  Call the professionals anytime for any sewage spills that are simply just too gross to tackle on your own!  (269) 342-2366

Vandalism and Graffiti Cleaning with SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo

8/12/2022 (Permalink)

broken home Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for restoring damage to your property 24/7, 365 days a year (269)-342-2366.

When your home has been targeted by vandals, SERVPRO® can clean up the mess, including broken windows and graffiti, before it becomes a larger issue with more costly repairs.

When Vandals Strike, Help is a Click or Call Away (269)342-2366.

It can be a very stressful experience when your property is vandalized. Even relatively minor damage like a broken window can present the opportunity for further damage from water and mold. It’s important to take care of vandalism and graffiti in a timely manner. Our professionals can respond quickly at any time to take care of the cleaning and restoration of the damaged parts of your property. We provide professional graffiti removal services, cleaning graffiti from exterior walls and surfaces around your building including driveways, walkways, asphalt, and masonry. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for restoring damage to your property 24/7, 365 days a year (269)-342-2366

Add SERVPROxide to your daily cleaning protocol today!

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

Serproxide Add SERVPROxide to your daily cleaning protocol today!

Add SERVPROxide to your daily cleaning protocol today!

For over 50 years, SERVPRO has been at the forefront of extreme disaster clean-up and restoration.  We are now proud to offer our certified disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE as a daily cleaning product for the general public.

SERVPROXIDE kills 99.999% of viruses and bacteria with an extremely low EPA toxicity rating.  Our disinfectant is for both residential and commercial properties and is a hospital grade non-bleach surface disinfectant.

SERVPROXIDE currently comes in 1 gallon jugs available here.

Add SERVPROXIDE to your daily cleaning protocol today!

Have any questions for the professionals? Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today! (269)-342-2366.

Creating a Healthy Environment in your Galesburg, MI home

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Water Heater Leaking SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows how important it is to keep your home healthy and happy. Call 269-342-2366 today for assistance.

Creating a Healthy Environment in your Galesburg, MI home

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo cares about your well-being. We want you to be healthy, especially in your own home. We have created a Healthy Home Checklist that can help you determine if your home may have Indoor Air Pollution.

Healthy Home Checklist

  • Do you smoke in your home?
  • Do your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room have adequate ventilation and exhaust fans?
  • Do you change your air filters once a month?
  • When cleaning or doing laundry, do you use bleach, ammonia or aerosol spray cans?
  • Is your gas fireplace and/or gas stove checked yearly for emissions?
  • Was your home built before 1978? If so, has it been checked for lead-based paint?
  • Do your bathrooms have carpet?

Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

  • Biological contaminants such as mold, dust mites, viruses and pet dander.
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Volatile organic compounds including household cleaning products, pesticides and aerosol propellants.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows how important it is to keep your home healthy and happy. Our professionals can work to eliminate any embarrassing, offensive odors in your home. Identifying and eliminating odors completely can be a tricky thing, so give us a call at (269) 342-2366 and we will help make it “Like it never even happened.”

May the 4th Be With You!!!

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Yoda May the 4th Be With You!!

Around here, we love baby yoda and Star Wars and want to wish you all a very happy May 4th!!!

Did you know that this day is also shared with International Firefighter's Day?!

SERVPRO is a HUGE sponsor of our country's first responders and goes to great lengths to support them.

SERVPRO sponsors the First Responders college bowl game in late December every year!  Each SERVPRO franchise can nominate a local first responder to compete for a sponsored trip to the First Responders Bowl Game with their family.

So, between baby yoda + firefighters, we sure are blessed by all this protection energy and warrior spirit.

From our hearts at SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo to yours, MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU and we give thanks to all our first responders!

The Mold Remediation Process of SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

Puff Back Call on SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for your mold remediation concerns. 269-342-2366

When you find mold, you are probably wondering what exactly it is that you’re supposed to do. That’s where SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo comes in and helps to make the mold in your home or business “Like it never even happened.”

Our Mold Remediation Process begins with:

  1. Emergency Contact - (269) 342-2366

The mold cleanup and restoration process begin when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment 

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

  1. Mold Containment 

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

  1. Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. 

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. 

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold.

  1. Restoration

The restoration step gets your home or business back to preloss condition.

Crime Scene Cleanup in Richland, MI

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

Crime Scene Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for crime scene clean up.

Crime scenes can be dangerous places for people who are unaware of the hazards, especially if blood or other biohazardous materials are involved. These things can cause serious health effects.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo responds immediately to safely clean the crime scene. After the police have finished processing the crime scene or accident, SERVPRO can begin the cleaning and restoration process of the following:

  • Evidence gathering chemicals used by detectives and law enforcement
  • Fire Extinguisher Residue
  • Blood, tissue remnants and other bodily fluids
  • Pepper spray and tear gas residue

After the crime scene has been cleared by law enforcement, our team will remove and dispose of bodily fluids or other potentially hazardous substances. Our trained technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to get your environment back to being clean and safe. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo understands that these situations are difficult and we strive to treat all individuals involved with empathy and respect. For your Crime Scene Cleanup needs, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366.

Mitigation Vs. Restoration

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Before and after restoration SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (269) 342-2366.

There’s no worse feeling than coming home from a long day of work and walking into six inches of standing water in your living room. At SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo, we understand that stress. It’s our job to respond and take care of that stress by showing up quickly and completely removing that water from your home, before it creates more damage. We are a mitigation company and we are also a restoration company. So, what’s the difference?

MITIGATION

Mitigation is the act of minimizing the severity of a situation. When we help our customers via swift mitigation, they avoid water absorbing into the structure of the home potentially warping the floors and causing other damage. The primary purpose of mitigation is to ensure the disaster does not lead to further issues. Mitigation efforts will always come before restoration needs.

RESTORATION

Restoration is the act of returning something to its former condition. If after mitigating there is still damage to the property, this is when restoration begins. Restoration focuses on repairing and restoring any damage that may have been caused to the property. Restoration is significantly less expensive than replacement, which is why it is the preferred method by the majority of insurance companies

If you encounter water damage at your home or business, rest assured that SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (269) 342-2366.

Galesburg, MI Residents Fight Back Against Mold

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Dirty bathtub Call us today and let us make it “Like it never even happened.”

With winter right around the corner, the last thing you want to worry about this holiday season is mold in your home.  It is important to stay clear of areas that you believe are infested with mold, as these side effects can be serious.

Don’t worry, there are some things you can do to help protect your home from the invasion of this pesky intruder

  • Ensure your home has proper drainage directed away from the structure.
  • Regularly inspect plumbing and applications for leaks and/or a buildup of moisture.
  • Keep up on house maintenance.
  • Install proper ventilation in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and cooking areas.
  • Respond to all water intrusions immediately.
  • Last but certainly not least, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo, after a water damage if you suspect mold growth.

Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today at (269) 342-2366. Let us make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee in PPE Why SERVPRO

You don't have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office.  When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties for prompt service.  Whether it's removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants.  We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business.  Our cleaning services include the following:

-Biohazard and Sewage

-Trauma and Crime Scene

-Carpet and Upholstery

-Drapes and Blinds

-Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors

-Odor Removal and Deodorization

-Vandalism

-COVID 19 General Cleans

We make it "Like it never even happened."

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows there is no such thing as a small fire. To avoid risking further damage in your home or business, stop and call a SERVPRO Professional. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will provide a timely response. Before we arrive here are some do’s and don’ts.

  • Always keep your hands clean to avoid spreading soot.
  • You should limit movement as much as possible to prevent further damage.
  • Place clean towels or linens on carpeted areas to prevent more soiling. Only attempt these things if there is no safety risk.
  • Do NOT attempt to wash walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do NOT attempt to shampoo carpet or other surfaces without consulting a SERVPRO Professional.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here for you. We understand that your belongings are important to you. Response times can make a difference between restoration or replacement. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for all your restoration needs at (269) 342-2366.

Biohazard Cleanup in Kalamazoo, MI

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Trauma Scene Call our professionals at (269) 342-2366 today if you find a biohazard on your property.

While widely known for our fire restoration and water mitigation services, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo specializes in a wide variety of services. One of the other services we offer is biohazard clean up. Our team is trained to remove and dispose of fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime scene, or death.

While following state and federal guidelines, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo properly cleans and disposes of harmful substances, such as chemicals from methamphetamine labs or pepper spray residue. Our team thoroughly cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes affected areas. We understand biowaste can be harmful. Our crew prepares hazardous debris for proper disposal according to OSHA, as well as local and state health regulations.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is available 24/7 for biohazard clean up. We have the training and expertise to make biohazard damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call our professionals at (269) 342-2366 today if you find a biohazard on your property.

Mold Myths Debunked

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Identifying mold If you think that you have a mold problem, give SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo a call today, at (269) 342-2366.

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our daily environment. In fact, over 1,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. Here at SERVPRO, we deal with water damage every day and know the proper actions to prevent mold growth. If you spot mold in your home or business make sure you know the difference between the myths and facts about mold.

  • ‘Toxic’ Mold is the only dangerous types of molds: “Toxic’ mold or “black” mold is often referred to being the most dangerous to your health. “Black mold”, known as stachybotrys chartarum develops very slowly and usually follows earlier mold growths. There are more than 100,000 types of molds and only 50 to 60 are actually potentially hazardous to humans.
  • If you can’t see it or smell it mold is not a problem: Mold can grow in isolated areas like between floors and ceilings. Not only can you not see the mold, if it’s cut off from air flow, you are unlikely to smell it.
  • Bleach kills mold: Due to the chemicals in bleach, putting bleach on mold may appear to get rid of it, but the affects is superficial and temporary. There are many chemicals that can kill mold called biocides. Take warning that anything that kills mold is harmful to both you and your pets. While that little mildew in your shower can be treated with bleach, anything else will likely need professional help.

Moldy materials must be carefully removed by properly our trained professionals. SERVPRO professionals are trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any signs of mold. If you think that you have a mold problem, give SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo a call today, at (269) 342-2366.

24 Hour Remediation Services

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO provides 24/7 services If your business or residence is damaged by water, fire, or any other force of mother nature, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today!

As an independently owned business, we understand that every hour lost is a customer and revenue lost. With our highly trained and certified technicians, we can prevent loses such as water damage and mold from being a long-term problem for your business. Being a 24-hour franchise, we have a flexible schedule to work around time strains you may have. 

We have the experience and the technology needed to solve any problem. Our emergency response team is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you. If your business or residence is damaged by water, fire, or any other force of mother nature, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366. We are here to make it "Like it never even happened."

24 Hour Remediation Services

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO provides 24/7 services If your business or residence is damaged by water, fire, or any other force of mother nature, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today!

As an independently owned business, we understand that every hour lost is a customer and revenue lost. With our highly trained and certified technicians, we can prevent loses such as water damage and mold from being a long-term problem for your business. Being a 24-hour franchise, we have a flexible schedule to work around time strains you may have. 

We have the experience and the technology needed to solve any problem. Our emergency response team is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you. If your business or residence is damaged by water, fire, or any other force of mother nature, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366. We are here to make it "Like it never even happened."

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.

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!

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.”

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.

We are SERVPRO and We Know Stains

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

A stain on the carpet is being cleaned For your answers about carpet cleaning and care, contact SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366 today!

Since 1967 SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have been handling stains and soils of all types from residential homes to commercial facilities. Using government standards for carpet care as a guide, a SERVPRO professional will walk with you through your home and guide you in the best decisions to care for your carpet.

A Franchise Professional from SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will the take time to:

  • Show you what cleaning options would be best for your carpet’s level of soiling.
  • Give you an estimate of time and cost of carpet cleaning.
  • Explain the benefits of soil protection.
  • Explain the advantages of clean carpet for good indoor air quality.
  • Explain how you can help prolong your carpet’s appearance by frequent vacuuming.

For your answers about carpet cleaning and care, contact SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366 today!

Reduce Recovery Time in Comstock, MI

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles lined up Our 24-hour, 365-day emergency response team allows us to respond quickly to give you peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269) 342-2366

When fire, water, or mold damage strikes, it has negative impact on everyone. Even a small fire or water damage must be addressed quickly in order to lessen interruption. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo understands the urgency in responding to your facility following a disaster. By arriving quickly and providing effective cleanup and restoration service, our crews will help you reopen the doors as soon as possible. SERVPRO Professionals offer a variety of services, such as smoke and soot removal, deodorization, water removal, and dehumidification to help restore your business to preloss conditions.

If your business suffers water or fire damage, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo. Fear and uncertainty can sweep over you in times of disaster. Our 24-hour, 365-day emergency response team allows us to respond quickly to give you peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to call us at (269) 342-2366 and our trained professionals can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Bio-hazard Cleanup in Kalamazoo, Michigan

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Caution tape Call us today at (269) 342-2366 to learn more about remediation and cleanup services!

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo offer fast, reliable bio-hazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

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 hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove bio-hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo helps turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes, offices and businesses. SERVPRO professionals can help with:

  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Methamphetamine labs
  • Crime scene residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage backups
  • Black water intrusions
  • Mold mitigation and remediation

Call us today at (269) 342-2366 to learn more about remediation and cleanup services!

Mold, Don't Let it Grow

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in a corner of a window If you think mold might be a problem, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo handles water damages every day and our Franchise Professionals know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for an extended period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

If you think mold might be a problem, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366. A SERVPRO Professional trained in mold remediation will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

Spot Mold? Call SERVPRO today!

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on a wall If your home or business has a mold problem call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today at (269) 342-2366.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Consider the following facts after finding mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home or business through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today at (269) 342-2366.

Clean Air Tips for Your Vicksburg, MI Home

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

An air filter being cleaned Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today at (269) 342-2366 for any help cleaning your air ducts after fire or water damage.

The worst pollution is not outside anymore. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our homes and businesses is 100 times more polluted than the air outside. This fact only worsens after fire, water, or mold damage and may cause problems. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo offers solutions to help you wipe away your worries.

Duct cleaning is not always necessary. After fire, water, smoke, or suspected mold, your SERVPRO Professionals can determine whether your HVAC system has been damaged, and make recommendations about the best way to address any concerns. In many cases, your HVAC system and ductwork can be restored to previous condition.

The SERVPRO Difference:

  • Remove excessive bacteria, fungi, and mold
  • Restore peak energy efficiency
  • Eliminate offensive odors
  • Free written inspection and estimates
  • Reduce potential for mold growth

Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today at (269) 342-2366 for any help cleaning your air ducts after fire or water damage.

Proactive Covid-19 Cleaning in Kalamazoo, MI

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with germs in the background. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is always here for you. Don't hesitate to give us a call at (269)342-2366.

As we enter into unprecedented times, we want to remind you that SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is always here for you. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to fulfill your needs. If you have questions about Covid-19 services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. 

Our franchise professionals are uniquely prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business. SERVPRO’s cleanup practices are in accordance with CDC guidelines. Our clean up services generally include cleaning or disinfection of high touch surfaces such as keyboards, desks, doorknobs, tables, countertops, and other porous or nonporous surfaces. The CDC also recommends usage of hospital grade disinfectants with claims against similar pathogens. Several of our EPA registered products meet these emerging pathogens claims. Although there are no products tested against this particular strain, we are following all guidelines provided to us by the CDC. Our professionals have years of training in bioremediation services, giving you peace of mind.

Disinfecting your home or business can be overwhelming. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here to help. Call us at (269)342-2366 to schedule services. Our highly trained professionals and EPA registered cleaning products make us the perfect choice for any job.


Slowing the Spread of Covid-19 in Vicksburg, MI

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee with customer holding a model office. 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.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting our homes and businesses is more important than ever. Covid-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may also be possible to get the virus by touching the infected surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. In accordance with the CDC, SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties recommends that you clean all touch points daily in your business and home.

  • Keyboards
  • Light Switches
  • Phones and Tablets
  • Tables and Countertops
  • Door Knobs
  • Toilets
  • Bathroom Fixtures

If you have Covid-19 concerns, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 342-2366. Our professionals use cleaning practices that are in accordance with CDC guidelines. We go beyond the scope of work that a regular cleaning staff may perform on a daily basis. Let us take care of your home or business so you don’t have to.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/

Covid-19 in Your Augusta, MI Workplace

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

SEVPRO logo with community in the background. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is always here to help. Call us at (269)342-2366 for more information.

Covid-19 has changed work practices across the United States. As essential businesses remain open, employers are faced with the important task of keeping everyone safe. Taking the proper precautions begins with knowing how the virus spreads.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Covid-19 is transmitted when an infected person coughs or exhales, releasing droplets of infected fluids. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects, such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects, and then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Practicing good hygiene may reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Encourage your employees by asking them to:

  • Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching their faces and cover their coughs and sneezes
  • Use non-contact methods of greeting each other.
  • Limit sharing food with others.
  • Disinfect surfaces like door knobs, keyboards, tables, desks, handrails, sinks, toilets, and light switches daily.

We understand that walking into unchartered territory can be difficult. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is always here to help. Our professionals are trained to disinfect your business using protocols set by the CDC, including the use of our EPA registered cleaning products. Call us at (269)342-2366 for more information or to schedule services.


Source:https://www.who.int/

Disaster Recovery Team in Parchment, MI

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO log with storm in background SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is "Faster to any size disaster. Don't hesitate to call us at (269)342-2366.

Wherever disaster strikes, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is close behind. Every year, we coordinate a disaster recovery team. Storm season can often be chaotic. Local crews can become over extended and not able to meet all of their communities needs. Our disaster recovery team travels to help meet those needs. Our goal is to assist as many residents and businesses as possible. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is proud to serve all communities.

We understand storm damage can be devastating. Our crew is “Faster to any size disaster” with our 24-hour, 365 days a year availability. We provide detailed information to help keep you informed and in control. If storm damage ravages your home, Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269)342-2366. We are always here to help.

Christmas in Your Parchment, MI Home

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Christmas tree with ornaments If fire damage disrupts your holiday cheer, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269)342-2366. We are always here to help.

Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year in your Parchment, MI home. SERVPRO of  East Kalamazoo wants you to have a safe and joyful holiday. While putting up your Christmas tree is exciting, it can also be potentially hazardous. Here are some things to keep in mind while decorating this year.

  •  Place your Christmas tree away from heat sources.
  • Always use non flammable decorations.
  • Make sure your tree is properly watered at all times.
  • Check your lights. Frayed cords need to be thrown away.
  • Never leave Christmas lights on unsupervised.

SERVPRO East Kalamazoo is here for you this holiday season. If  fire damage does occur, call our office at (269)342-2366. Our professionals will arrive at your home quickly, giving you peace of mind. Our crew makes fire damage “Like it never even happened”, so you can get back to celebrating.                     

Mold Prevention in Comstock, MI

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold on cabinet. If water damage occurs in your home, Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269)342-2366.

Mold can spread anywhere that moisture is present. In as little as 48 hours, mold can travel throughout the home. Attempting to clean the mold yourself can be more harmful than helpful. Mold spores are easily disturbed causing them to spread and grow quickly. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is trained to remediate mold without further spreading mold spores to other areas. Because certain molds can pose potential health concerns, it is important to reduce moisture within the home. Here are some tips to keep moisture and mold out of the home.

  • Correct any water leaks or standing water immediately.
  • Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units.
  •  Properly maintain humidifiers, if used. 
  • Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo if you notice signs of water damage.

If water damage occurs in your home, Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269)342-2366. With our 24 hour emergency response team we get to your home quickly. Our professionals are trained and properly equipped to handle water damage and remediate mold if necessary. 

Emergency Ready Plan in Scotts, MI

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles Begin planning for disaster today! Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269)342-2366.

Did you know that as many as 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster? The majority of businesses that survive have a preparedness plan in place. It is vital to be prepared for any size disaster. If you're unsure where to start, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo can give you peace of mind with our Emergency Ready Profile.

 Our ERP is at no cost to your facility and is even accessible on your mobile device. It contains all the critical information needed in an emergency. A member of our staff will walk through your facility and help you identify shut off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contacts. Identifying these areas will allow us to begin work quickly in case of disaster, saving you time and money. The Emergency Ready Profile helps you get back into your building faster.

 Disasters and emergencies strike without warning. Don’t let a disaster catch you off guard. Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269)342-2366 to begin your emergency ready plan!

Kitchen Chaos in Your, Richland MI Home

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Woman holding a pan that is on fire. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here for you 24 hours a day. Don't hesitate to call us at (269)342-2366 for your fire restoration needs.

The holiday season is just around the corner. Celebrations are often filled with wonderful food and family. A day full of celebration can quickly turn disastrous if precautions aren’t taken. Not only is cooking the leading cause of home fires, but Thanksgiving is the leading day. The kitchen can get chaotic, but being aware of your surroundings can prevent a fire. Make sure that you keep anything away from your stove that is flammable, such as dish towels or oven mitts. If you are frying, broiling, or grilling food, never leave it unattended. If you’re doing some holiday baking, check your oven frequently and never leave home while the oven is on.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo wants you to have a wonderful and safe holiday season. If a fire does occur, call us at (269)342-2366. Our 24 hour response team ensures we arrive to your home quickly. You will be back to celebrating the holidays “Like it never even happened.”

Winter Storms Hit Hard in Comstock, MI.

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with snowflakes in the background. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here for you this winter. If winter storms hit hard, call us at (269)342-2366.

Winter is quickly approaching in Comstock, MI. Winter storms can lead to potentially dangerous situations and it is important to be informed.The National Weather Service issues advisories, watches, and warnings. Learning these terms can help you understand how the storm will impact you.

  • Winter Storm Watch: A storm has not yet occurred but it is likely.
  • Winter Storm Advisory: Winter conditions are expected but aren’t severe enough for a warning.
  • Winter Storm Warning: Severe weather will occur. Conditions may make travel difficult or hazardous. 

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows that winter storm damage can be unavoidable. If storm damage devastates your home, we are  here to help. Our crew arrives onsite quickly with our 24 hour emergency response team, giving you a peace of mind. Don’t hesitate, call us at (269)342-2366 for your storm damage clean up.

Ice Dam on your Scotts, MI Roof

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with icicles in background Winter weather can be tough. Don't worry, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here for you. Call our experts at (269)342-2366.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows that winter can be tough. Winter weather can cause a variety of disasters. Ice dams are a common issue and can be a problem during the winter months. When snow melts on your roof, it can run off unevenly and refreeze creating a dam on the edge of your roof. The dam creates a barrier preventing melted snow from running off. The water, searching for a place to travel, begins to seep into the shingles. Once through the shingles, the water begins to leak inside the home. If left unnoticed, the leak can cause significant damage to your home. 

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will be here for you this winter. Our professionals respond quickly to make sure water damage is resolved “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (269)342-2366.

Sump Pump Maintenance Tips for Your Kalamazoo, MI Home

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

When this basement flooded, the water was even absorbed into the walls. Thanks to SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo mitigation began immediately.

If you have a damp basement or live in an area prone to flooding, you know that dealing with water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. If your home has a wet basement, you’re not alone. The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that more than 60 percent of homes have issues with water in the basement. A sump pump can be an effective option for preventing water damage.

Installed in a pit in the basement, these units sense when the water from rain or snow melt is rising in the pit and approaching the floor level. The incoming water is then pumped outside before it can damage the home or its furnishings. Sump pumps are relatively low-maintenance devices, but you can help keep your unit operational by inspecting it regularly. Steps in a regular maintenance program can include:

  • Check the discharge line to make sure it is not stopped up or frozen. If necessary, unclog the air vent hole in the line.
  • Check the inlet screen to ensure that it’s not clogged with any residue or debris.
  • Making sure the float component is unobstructed and can move smoothly.
  • Scan the pit and remove any visible debris, mud, or stones.
  • Test the pump by slowly pouring a bucket of water into the pit. The float should rise with the water level, triggering the unit to start pumping. If pumping doesn’t begin, check to see that the unit is plugged in. Your float switch or check valve may also be at fault.
  • Go outside to see that water is discharging and flowing where it’s supposed to go – well away from your home.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Vicksburg, MI Residents

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

A water heater was to blame for this water damage. This homeowner called SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo to help!

Leaks within a home or business can cause extensive damage if unnoticed for a long period of time. Leaking water can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboard and walls while moving throughout the structure of the home. Such a leak not only damages your property, it can also interrupt your day-to-day schedule.

Since one out of every ten water incidents in a home is caused by a water heater, below are some tips and tricks to help provide some peace of mind:

  • 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 you didn’t get to these tips fast enough and have suffered from water damage, call SERVPRO ofEast Kalamazoo at 269-342-2366. We make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Vicksburg, MI Residents

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

A water heater was to blame for this water damage. This homeowner called SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo to help!

Leaks within a home or business can cause extensive damage if unnoticed for a long period of time. Leaking water can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboard and walls while moving throughout the structure of the home. Such a leak not only damages your property, it can also interrupt your day-to-day schedule.

Since one out of every ten water incidents in a home is caused by a water heater, below are some tips and tricks to help provide some peace of mind:

  • 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 you didn’t get to these tips fast enough and have suffered from water damage, call SERVPRO ofEast Kalamazoo at 269-342-2366. We make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo Are Experts in Water Damage Mitigation

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

A pipe burst in this Galesburg, MI home. As a result, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo had to remove carpets in the home to properly mitigate.

It's that time of year again!! November through late March is the time of year when pipes can freeze and burst! Here are a few simple tips to prepare your home or business for winter weather!

-If you have a second home and don't plan on being there in the winter. Call a local licensed plumber and have them winterize your home

-Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells

-Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated areas of the home.

-Consider shutting off outside faucets.

-If you leave for multiple days at a time, always keep your thermostat above 60 degrees to keep outside walls from getting too cold.

Call SERVPRO ofEast Kalamazoo to make your water damage "Like it never even happened."

Fire in Your Climax, MI Home?

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

A faulty electrical panel in this Climax, MI home was the cause of this fire damaged garage. This picture shows the amount of damage a fire can do. The fire department was on the scene in 4 minutes and the fire still did this amount of damage. When a fire strikes your home or business in Climax, MI call SERVPRO ofEast Kalamazoo to make it "Like it never even happened." Our IICRC certified staff has been through advanced training to determine what can be salvaged after a fire such as the one depicted in the picture. Within days of this fire occurring we had the home contained from any more smoke or fire damage and the garage demolished and removed. Call SERVPRO ofEast Kalamazoo at 269-342-2366.

Fire in Your Climax, MI Home? Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

When fire strikes your home, call the experts at SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo for restoration services!

A faulty electrical panel in this Climax, MI home was the cause of this fire damaged garage. This picture shows the amount of damage a fire can do. The fire department was on the scene in 4 minutes and the fire still did this amount of damage. When a fire strikes your home or business in Climax, MI call SERVPRO ofEast Kalamazoo to make it "Like it never even happened." Our IICRC certified staff has been through advanced training to determine what can be salvaged after a fire such as the one depicted in the picture. Within days of this fire occurring we had the home contained from any more smoke or fire damage and the garage demolished and removed. Call SERVPRO ofEast Kalamazoo at 269-342-2366.

Why you use SERVPRO at your water damaged home

11/23/2018 (Permalink)

This basement was affected by a pipe break.

Has your basement been affected by a water damage?  Do you know what your steps to recovery are?  Should you clean up the damage yourself?  If your Vicksburg, MI home has been affected by water damage the answer to your problems is easy.  Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo and let our certified water damage technician alleviate your water damage concerns.  Our highly trained staff has the professionalism and knowledge to take care of your water damaged basement.  SERVPRO has a service response guideline of 1-4-8.  Within 1 hour from the first notice of loss we will contact you to arrange services.  Within 4 hours of the loss a SERVPRO professional will be on site to start the mitigation process.  Within 8 business hours we will give a verbal briefing to the appropriate person for your claim.