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Did you have a fire in your home on Torch Lake?

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke damage and soot caused from a fire in your home can penetrate in various cavities within your home.  This can cause hidden damage and major odor if not taken care of and cleaned and deodorized by a professional restoration company. We are experience in smoke damage deodorization and our experienced project managers allows us to scope and inspect to accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts and behaviors:

  • 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

Did you know there are different types of smoke damage?  There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue following a fire in your home on Torch Lake. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling will test the soot in your home to determine which type of smoke damage occurred has affected your home and how we can help get you back in your home. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting and our scope of work identified. Here is some additional information about smoke damage:

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. 

Fire Damage Restoration Services

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

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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Do you have water damage in your home in Lake City?

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Have you experienced a water damage to your home in Lake City?

Our highly trained and IICRC certified technicians are ready to respond immediately to your water damage to your home in Lake City.  We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home and mitigate quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to extract and find the water and what has been affected,  and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor the drying process daily with professional documentation to ensure your property is back to pre loss condiition.

After any water damage in your home, your primary focus should be safety first, please utilize these tips below:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
  • Where did the water come from, it can be contaminated.

Have any questions? Give us a call us at 231-564-4014

We offer 24 hour emergency services and will do a complimentary inspection!

Storm Damage in Kalkaska

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Though we don't suffer anywhere near the damage that hurricanes and tornadoes can cause, we still suffer from heavy rain and windstorms including fallen trees that can cause significant damage to your home or business in Kalkaska and Northern Michigan.  

Leave the Hassle of Emergency Board-Ups to the Professionals

Boarding up your damaged property due to a storm is a burden though it needs to be done quickly to help prevent any secondary damages from occurring.  If it is done incorrectly or not at all, it could cause damages such as water damage or animal intrusion, making the situation even worse.  Leave the work to the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling.  With our 24 Hour Emergency Service, we can board up your damaged property and help with any damage this may have caused your property such as water damage or structural damage.   

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (231) 564-4014

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling?

We're Highly Trained and experienced Storm Damage Specialists and offer emergency services 24 hours a day.

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition and also to protect your home from further damage following a storm in Northern Michigan with our board up services.

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies.  SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling has the capabilities to handle any size loss and we have access to resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters.

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

We are locally owned and operated, so we are part of the communities that we service in Kalkaska and Northern Michigan. When you have a flooding or storm emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. 

We are Cleaning Experts

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling