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Water Damage vs SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

If you are experiencing water damage from a failed sump pump, sewage backup or other plumbing issue, you have come to the right place. At SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County Water & Fire Restoration, we specialize in water removal & restoration of all types and sizes and stand ready to solve your problem 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. With a full service restoration approach, we can handle everything from the initial cleanup & drying service, all the way through to the final restoration. 

Water Damage Restoration Process at SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County

Our process works through mitigating, or “minimizing the severity” of your loss. We do this through our emergency response crews that come equipped to extract all water, apply a disinfectant, remove any non-salvageable materials and use drying equipment to dry the materials that can be saved, and prevent mold. As response time is so critical, getting a free estimate as soon as possible is extremely important to reducing further damage and preventing mold.

Our specific procedures based on the cleanliness of the water source & conditions & amount of dwell time. If you have any questions about how your situation should be handled, please contact us at (810) 732-3298

SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County provide:

  • Quick Friendly Service
  • Emergency Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service Available
  • Fully Licensed & Insured Commercial Water Damage Restoration Contractor
  • Expert Certified Commercial Water Damage Restoration Professionals
  • Commercial, Residential & Municipal Commercial Water Damage Restoration

There are thousands of fires in Michigan every year!

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

only one matters to you!

What does SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County do for you when your home and family are affected?

1. Within one hour a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will call to arrange for service.

2. Within 4 short hours a professional will arrive on-site prepared to begin emergency mitigation services, if so needed.

3. A Project Manager of SERVPRO will review your home with you and address any questions or concerns.

4. The SERVPRO Project Manager will then go through your home starting from the fire and working his way outward to see what is restorable or salvageable. 

5. Next SERVPRO will present to you and your insurance adjuster a plan of action, also known as a "Scope of Work".

6. Your home will be cleaned and restored by SERVPRO Franchise Professionals.

7. After all of the work is completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction

Roof Health

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Living in Michigan your home is bound to see its share of wind, rain, snow and ice. Replacing or repairing a roof usually comes with an expensive price tag. Keeping an eye on a few simple things will help you maintain a healthy roof and keep you from spending a fortune. 

Keep an eye on your shingles

Missing or damaged shingles are the cause of most major roof repairs because they are not attended to in time. Cleaning them on occasion to keep them free and clear of dirt, and replacing one or two missing shingles will help keep the integrity of your roof.

Roof Sealants

Replace your roof sealants once they show signs of wear or visible cracking.

Watch out for Rust

Rust spreads fast so if you have used any metal in the construction of your roof check it often. If rust does appear you should try to lightly brush it off. 

Trim Branches

keep nearby branches trimmed and away from your roof in the case they fall over during a storm. 

Snow and Ice Build Up and The Damage it Can Cause to your Home

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

is a beautiful and magical time of year. The snow fall makes for a picture perfect kind of day. But what happens if you leave all that snow on your roof and in your gutters to freeze?

Snow Damns- When snow falls on your roof and the temperature is above freezing, the snow melts and trickles down to a part of your roof that is colder and below freezing. The water then freezes and expands which can damage your shingles, open up cracks and create a snow damn. They may be beautiful to look at but they create an awfully expensive roof repair when not attended to properly.

Cave in's- if we have a bad snow storm, large amounts of snow can accumulate on your roof and if it is not removed in a timely manner, the weight of the snow could cause your roof to cave in.

SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County are the experts in all things water. Call us any time-24/7- 365 days a year.

810-732-3298

Candle Safety

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that December is the peak time of year for home fires started by candles? Each year an average of 7,900 home candle fires are reported! 

Candles smell great and give you a nice cozy feeling, especially in the cold winter months, but it is important you pay attention to a few things.

     Never leave your home while         a candle is burning. Before           walking away, make sure that      the flame has completely              burned out. 

     Never place a lit candle                 underneath a low shelf or             cabinet. make sure the candle       is placed somewhere free and       clear of anything that is                potentially flammable. 

     Never leave a child alone in a       room with a lit candle and             make sure that the candle is         up high enough so a child             cannot reach it and knock it           over.

SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County is wishing you and your family a very safe and Merry Christmas this year. 

Tree and Down Power Line Damage After a Storm

12/19/2020 (Permalink)

Winter brings more than snow and cheer, it also brings ice and wind with home damage fear!

A large snow and ice storm comes through and leaves an accumulation of ice and snow, heavy enough to take down even some of the strongest and healthiest trees. 

if you find yourself in this situation call SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County

First our highly trained specialists will bring in a tree company to safely remove the tree, causing as little damage as possible in the process.

Next, we will cover the affected areas to save it from any additional damage.

We will then clean and mitigate your home with proper drying equipment to prevent any underlying issues.

Finally, we will work with your insurance company and get the approval needed to begin work on your home and to live up to our promise, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County

810-732-3298

Tips on how to SAFELY deep fry your turkey this Thanksgiving

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Turkey Fryer Best Practice Make sure to follow our helpful tips for safely deep frying your turkey!

Thanksgiving is a time for family and holiday traditions including taste tested Thanksgiving recipes. It's also a time where family members may want to join in the food preparation so fire safety is important. With the speed of deep-frying a turkey, the irresistible flavor, and juiciness that results, turkey frying has become a Thanksgiving tradition for some. But turkey fryers have the potential to cause fire and serious injury, which is why organizations like the National Fire Protection Association advises against using them. If you DO plan to deep-fry your holiday bird, be sure you know how to safely use the fryer, and take these precautions to protect yourself, your guests and your home.

Tips to help prevent deep fried turkey accidents

  • Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
  • Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Ice or water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  • Watch the weather. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  • Place the fryer on a level surface, and avoid moving it once it's in use.
  • Leave 2 feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
  • Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that's 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
  • Never leave fryers unattended.
  • Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
  • Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  • Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms and keep an "ABC" or grease-rated fire extinguisher close by. Do not to use water or a garden hose on a fire related to Turkey Fryers.
  • Skip the stuffing when frying turkey, and avoid water-based marinades.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  • Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.
  • Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.

In the slim chance that something goes wrong (of course we HOPE not), please remember that SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County always has crews on call, including holidays like Thanksgiving.  We are always here to help.  Give us a call at 810-732-3298 any time.

Stay Safe this Thanksgiving!

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving is a time to relax and celebrate with family, but we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to exercise caution while preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Statistically, fire departments respond to more residential fire calls on Thanksgiving day than any other day of the year.

Every year, 2,100 residential structures catch fire on Thanksgiving, resulting in 10 deaths, 50 serious injuries, and $28 million dollars in damage. Here are some simple steps that you can take to avoid disaster on your day of relaxation and celebration:

  • Don’t leave food unattended while cooking
  • Check all smoke detectors before beginning Thanksgiving dinner preparation
  • Keep children and pets away from the kitchen
  • Keep the kitchen floors unobstructed to avoid tripping
  • Don’t use any electrical appliances that have damaged or severed cords (use this as an opportunity to treat yourself to some new kitchen toys!)
  • Avoid using deep fryers (even in the back yard, the NFPA discourages ALL use of fryers)

As always, our crews are on call 24/7 365 days of the year, should disaster strike. Please take note of the steps above to protect your home and your family! Relax, kick back, enjoy some football, and give thanks!

On this Thanksgiving, we feel especially thankful for all of YOU, our loyal clients! Thank you for helping to make SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County your source for all your Genesee County restoration needs!

Commercial Water Loss

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Shutting down your business because of a disaster can really put you in the negative. That is why SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County has specially trained professionals who will arrive on site within hours and minimize the disruption to you and your customers. 

Let SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County help with any fire, water and mold needs you have. 

  • Small office buildings
  • Large office/High rise buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores 
  • Large retail/Big Box-Stores
  • High Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial 
  • Government/Military

If your business has not been affected by a catastrophic event and you simply just need some deep cleaning done in those hard to reach areas we have a specialized team for that as well.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County Today

810-732-3298

Air Quality of your Business

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

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.