Air Quality of your Business
After a long few months of working from home, businesses have been sitting dormant collecting dust and moving a lot less air through their systems. Now that everyone is headed back to the office and we are about to head into the cold winter months, have you taken the proper steps to ensure the health of your employees?
Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your business.
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County will inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).
Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give your employers cleaner air to breathe.
The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:
- Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
- May help to eliminate offensive odors.
- Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
Everyone will be on high alert this year, wondering about every sneeze and cough. Do what you can to eliminate any contributing factors by calling SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County and provide your employees with a safe and healthy work environment.
Michigan and Water
When talking about our wonderful state of Michigan, a few things comes to mind.
The many large and beautiful lakes make for awesome boating months in our warm summer season and beautiful blankets of white snow cover the ground in winter creating a wonderland for skiing, sledding and ice fishing. It is safe to say that WATER plays a big part in just about everything we do.
Unfortunately, water also plays the biggest part in Michigan home and business damage every year.
Knowing this, SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County has assembled the areas leading team in water restoration.
Our professionals provide 24/7 emergency services with quicker response times and our efficiency and communication between the customer and insurance adjusters make us a preferred vendor for many nation wide insurance companies.
The team at SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County has extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.
We proudly serve both residential and commercial properties.
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It's Time to Talk Furnace Safety Again
What you need to consider when turning on your furnace this fall....
You should consider having your duct system cleaned before turning the furnace on because dust will settle in your ducts during the warm months and inevitably burn off when the furnace is turned on, causing an odor. If the smell persists for more than a few days or if any smoke is coming from the ducts you should turn it off right away and call for assistance.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon Monoxide is an odorless gas that can cause severe health issues and even lead to death. Be sure to have a carbon monoxide detector installed if you do not already have one. Pay close attention to it when turning on the furnace and if the alarm goes off or you get a reading that is over 30, turn the furnace off right away and call a technician. Some professionals suggest leaving your home until it is assessed if the alarm goes off or at the very least open any and all windows to air out the space.
Your furnace can tell you allot by how it sounds. Does it seem like it is working to hard to run by making new and intense noises? Is the furnace not blowing warm air? The first thing you should do is check your breaker to make sure the furnace is receiving power.
If you need help finding a technician or someone to clean your ducts give us a call anytime. If a more serious matter should arrive and you need a restoration team, we are ready for your call 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.
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Fall Season Fires
The cooler weather has arrived and with that comes warm cozy sweaters, the burning of all fall scented candles and the constant baking of every desert that includes pumpkins or apples.
In the middle of all the warm fuzzy feelings, lets take a second to talk fall fire safety.
-Candles look and smell great but they are not always practical for families with younger children. Keeping them high up on a shelf or counter does not always guarantee safety. Kids love to climb, especially when they see that pretty orange flickering light. Battery operated candles are just as beautiful, last allot longer and are allot safer.
- Baking is a fall must and it is also a great skill to teach your kids. Just be sure to use proper kitchen safety.
-Keep the stove top clean from any grease or dust
-Keep towels away from the stove top
-Make sure everything is completely turned off when you are finished
-Unplug any counter top appliances when they are not being used
-Never leave the kitchen while cooking
Everyone at SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County is wishing you a safe and happy fall season.
If disaster should ever strike, call us today!
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County Can Handle Any Size Water Disaster
SERVPRO of NW Genesee 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.
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 NW Genesee 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 810-732-3298
How to Prevent Water Damage in your Bathroom
14,000 US citizens have a water related issue in there home every day. Allot of these issues come from a home owners bathroom. Anything from a leaky or overflowing toilet, a crack in the pipes, or an overflowing sink from faulty valves, can leave a home owner with a major loss on there hands.
These simple suggestions could keep you from being a statistic.
- Frequently test valves for your toilet, shower, and sink to ensure they are properly working.
- Check faucet supply lines hidden under vanities and replace when needed.
- If you notice a clog in your sink, call in a professional.
- Keep an eye out for rust or brown colored stains in the drywall. This may be a sign that something is wrong with the hidden pipes.
Storm Repair and SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County
Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of NW Genesee County understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.
If You Have Questions or Need Help,
Call Us Today (810-732-3298)
SERVPRO of NW Genesee County specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. They pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. They utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of NW Genesee County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, they will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage. For additional information, check out Contents Claim Inventory Service.
Torrential Rains cause Flooding in Midland, Michigan
SERVPRO vehicles on a job site with flooding in the background
After days of torrential rain in Midland, Michigan, the heavy and unrelenting water caused the Sanford and Edenville dams to fail, flooding thousands of homes in the area.
We got the call, and SERVPRO of NW Genesee County headed north to help the large loss team. We couldn't start work the first few days, at least until the water started to recede, but we were able to assist with a few of the local first responders in their rescue efforts.
Once the water levels finally went down, we were able to take on multiple jobs and assist many homeowners during what was likely the worst time in their lives.
That's what it means to be part of TEAM GREEN - a company that is independently owned and operated, but still comes together to support each other during catastrophic weather events. That's the real power behind the SERVPRO name.
Bathroom exhaust fan lint is a huge fire hazard! Exhaust fans can be found in most homes and many businesses. The purpose being to help prevent steamed mirrors, moist walls, and foggy windows. It also comes in handy in when you need to get rid of a not so wonderful smell. However, if these vents are not properly and routinely cleaned they can become dangerous. Just like all types of fans, vent fans collect dust or lint. This lint can cause the motor to overheat and ignite the plastic fan and the wood structure.
These vents are not designed to last forever and it typically tends to be the last thing a homeowner thinks about replacing. Newer vent fans have thermal protection that causes the motor to shut off if they seize and overheat. This type of vent has only been around since the late 70's so there are still millions of older builds that are without this vent safety precaution.
You should clean your bathroom exhaust fan twice a year. If it starts to make noise or has an odd odor than it is time to replace it.
If disaster should strike, Call SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County 24/7, 365 days a year!
Flooding and Storm Damage
As we have recently come to understand in the state of Michigan, storms and flood damage can come quickly and without warning. Leave it to the pros at SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County who have the expertise, knowledge and equipment to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.
What we Offer
- 24/7 Emergency Services
- Highly Trained Water Restoration Services
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- A Trusted Leaded in the Restoration industry with over 1,700 Franchises
Faster to Any Size Disaster
SERVPRO Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists
We specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO Professionals of Northwest Genesee County have extensive water damage restoration training that enables us to get you back to normal.
- Water Damage Restoration Technician
- Applied Structural Drying Technicians