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Four-Legged Friends

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Four-Legged Friends Our very own office pet Buddy!

Our pets are valued members of the family. When an emergency happens our four-legged friends should be included in the emergency planning. This blog will give you a few tips on what to pack for your pets if disaster strikes.

PET EMERGENCY KIT IDEAS:

  • Food.At least a three day supply in a water proof container'
  • Water
  • Familiar Items.Such as toys and bedding
  • Picture of you and your pet in case of separation or for proof of ownership.
  • Important documents
  • Collar and harness
  • Crate or pet carrier

Also while planning your families fire escape plan be sure to include your pets. Microchipping can also be a great way to help protect and locate your pet. For more information check out https://www.ready.gov/animals

Remember SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County is always here to make it  "Like it never even happened". 

Just Call our Office at 296-686-0664

Fire,Water,Storm Damage,Biohazards, Mold and Cleaning

Winter Ready

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Winter Ready Are SERVPRO team is always ready here to help!

Is Your Property Winter Ready?

Cold weather has arrived in West Michigan. Cold weather can have a huge impact on your property whether it’s a commercial property or residential. Heavy snowfall,sleet, and icy conditions can cause serious and expensive damage. Though you can not control West Michigan weather, you can take steps to be better prepared. Take these steps into consideration when protecting your property.

  • Check for weak branches and limbs around your structure. Snow and or ice buildup can cause branches to fall which could cause potentially personal injury or damage to your property.
  • Inspect entryways,handrails,and stairways leading to your business or home. Such areas can become treacherous in winter.
  •  Inspect walkways and parking lots for proper drainage.
  • Protect water pipes from freezing by allowing a drip when temperature go below freezing.
  • Inspect your roof line and watch out for ice dams!
  • Ask your SERVPRO of Allegan and Barry County sales team member to complete and Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

Have Questions? Call our Office! 269-686-0664

Help is on the way!

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Help is on the way! What to do

What to do... 

Your home suffered a fire loss. The first responders came and went and your home is in shambles. A host of other problems now rest before you. Damage to the ceilings,walls,content,care pets and flooring. Trying to solve these problems on your own can be daunting. That is why you should call the professional at SERVPRO or Allegan and Barry County. The following are tips that may help reduce damage and increase the chance of a successful restoration.

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your local SERVPRO of Allegan and Barry County. This attempt could set soot into the surface.
  • Limit  movement in the home to prevent soot from being embedded into soft upholstery and carpet.
  • If electricity is off empty the refrigerator and freezer completely and wipe clean to prevent odors.
  • Do not attempt to eat any food or beverage that may have been stored near the fire,heat or water.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
269-686-0664

Emergency Ready Profile ERP

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile ERP Our Mobile ERP accessible from almost anywhere.

Why SERVPRO? We have what you need.

Does your business have an emergency plan in place? There are many benefits to having an emergency plan. At SERVPRO we offer the ERP. The Emergency Ready Plan or ERP is a service our company offers to help your business in its time of need. In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. This is a comprehensive document that contains critical information about your business. This includes Emergency contact information, shut off valve locations, and priority areas. With our many technological advances you are now able to access your ERP on your mobile device from almost any location. 

The ERP is a no-cost assessment! It’s only requires time. If you are interested in acquiring this valuable assets contact SERVPRO of Allegan and Barry County 269-686-0664.

advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

  • No-cost to your business 
  • Easy access to critical information 
  • Quick access to contacts
  • Easy to understand and organized
  • Peace of Mind

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, mold remediation from an on going problem or a fire. SERVPRO of Allegan and Barry County is here to help. When fire or water damage puts your business at risk. Let us make it “ "Like it never even happened." “. It all starts with a phone call and one of our helpful representatives will assist you with your needs.

Have Questions about ERP,Fire ,Water, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today 269-686-0664

Pipe break!

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pipe break! Water shut off

Freezing Temperatures and Your Pipes 

Winter has arrived in West Michigan. As Michiganders we begin to prepare our homes for the freezing temperatures.Unprotected pipes are susceptible to cold temperatures because water expands when it goes from liquid to solid form. A gallon of water one frozen will expand to a volume 9% greater than the original gallon. Ice blockage becomes more likely one outside temperatures drop to below freezing. A cold wind reaching unprotected pipes quickly remove heat and increases the chances of ice for mission. Water pressure that builds between the ice blockage and a closed faucet can burst the pipe. After a pipe break occurs a water damage begins.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

Have Questions? Call our Office! 269-686-0664

Allegan & Barry County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Allegan & Barry County Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Allegan & Barry County Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
269-686-0664

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Allegan & Barry County Home

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Allegan & Barry County Home IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County is an IICRC firm. 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.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

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.

About SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County

SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

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Restoring Your Allegan & Barry County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial  Restoring Your Allegan & Barry County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Allegan & Barry County 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 Allegan & Barry County

SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County 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.

When Storms or Floods hit Allegan & Barry County, SERVPRO is ready!

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Allegan & Barry County, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Allegan & Barry County.

SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Allegan & Barry County, 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 https://www.SERVPRO.com/disaster-recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 269-686-0664

Faster to your Allegan & Barry County Water Damage Event

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Allegan & Barry County Water Damage Event We Specialize in Cleanup and Restoration!

Photo Caption: SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Allegan & Barry County

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Allegan & Barry County  provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –269-686-0664

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County

SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.