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SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County Can Handle Any Size Water Disaster

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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 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

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

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)

Contents Restoration

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.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

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

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Aerial View of company vehicles with flooding in the background 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 Safety

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

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!

810-732-3298

Flooding and Storm Damage

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

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

Why Us?

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
  

What to Look for as Businesses Reopen

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the definition of clean and has 89% of consumers nervous about returning to the retail world.

SERVPRO cleaning specialist in Flint, recommends paying attention to four key things as businesses reopen.

1. Look for "signs" of clean

When you first walk into the building you should immediately look for signs that the space has been cleaned recently. A clean space will be free of visible dirt and trash. Fingerprints in high traffic areas are a good sign that cleaning is not high priority. Standalone sanitation stations are a good sign that disinfecting is a priority. Many businesses are also hanging signage to remind guests to use proper social distancing protocols.  

2. What adjustments have staff made?

Everyone has a responsibility to stop the spread of coronavirus. The staff of retail businesses, restaurants, or community centers should be properly trained in CDC-approved cleaning methods. If employees are not using proper techniques or products, it might be due to a lack of proper training. Look for staff who are wearing gloves and masks and are practicing safe distancing when interacting with customers. 

3. What adjustment has the business made to the physical space?

Many businesses and facilities have made physical changed to their buildings to help reduce the risk of spreading illness. The business may adjust to traffic flow of patrons to prevent congested areas. Contactless point-of-sale are becoming more common, and many businesses are constructing barriers between employees and guests. Some have even added markers on the floor to indicate the safe 6-feet distance. One good way to help prevent the spread of infection is to reduce the number of touch points, such as propping doors open and opening windows to increase airflow. Some of the businesses are going a step further and reducing the number of customers allowed inside the space at one time. 

4. Does it look like " business as usual?"

in the same way that the country changed following 9/11, what we once knew as "normal" may change forever. If a facility is still operating gin the way it did before the coronavirus pandemic, there is a good chance the managers or staff are not taking the illness seriously and are not prioritizing the health of their employees and guests. many have reduced there hours of operation or offered times when they are open only for at-risk individuals, such as senior citizens or those who are immune-compromised. Before stepping out of your door, check the company's social media pages or their website for communications about their hours and the steps they are taking to protect patrons. These locations should be following federal, state, and local mandates with regard to safety. 

Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. 

SERVPRO specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate damage,making it "Like it never even happened," for both commercial and residential customers. 

Professional Carpet Cleaning from SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Does your business need a deep cleaning now that winter has come to an end? Let SERVPRO of NW Genesee County take care of your dust bunnies and dirty carpet, leaving you with more time to enjoy this beautiful warm weather.

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, call SERVPRO of NW Genesee County. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of NW Genesee County to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of NW Genesee County will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

When your business needs more than an "everyday" clean, Call SERVPRO of NW Genesee County!

(810-732-3298)

Are you Ready for The New Normal?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

We know we're headed back to some type of new normal - are you ready? Is your business ready? SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County can help get you there. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned 

Our 3 C's........

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.

  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County today at  810-732-3298 

Removal of Smokey Odor After a Fire

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Fires can be devastating in so many ways. After the fire is put out, you are left with water damage from a sprinkler system or fire hose, and even worse is the lingering smell of smoke. You need a team of professionals who have certified training in all areas of restoration to help you rid that awful smell and take care of all the damage while you take care of the most important thing, your family.

As fire restoration pros, SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County use 2 primary methods to eliminate odors

1. Dry fogging- Dispenses solvent based deodorants as very small particles

2. Ozone- Activated oxygen quickly dissipates with no residue, fragrances, or chemicals that some can be sensitive to.