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Water Damage in Your Lake City Home?

3/26/2021 (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!

Kalkaska Storm Damage

3/26/2021 (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. 

Smoke Damage

3/26/2021 (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. SERVPRO is experienced in smoke damage deodorization and our experienced project managers closely scope and inspect damages to accurately assess the extent of the damage in order 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?
Call Us Today –SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling at

231-564-4014

COVID-19 Cleaning & Disinfecting

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic COVID-19, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. SERVPRO has been called on by numerous business and community leaders to perform necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. 

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

Water Damage in Missaukee County?

3/9/2021 (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 any water damage loss to your home in Missaukee County.  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 areas the water has 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 condition.

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 Bellaire

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Though we don't suffer anywhere near the damage that hurricanes and tornadoes can cause, we still suffer from heavy rain and snowfall accompanied by windstorms. These can result in fallen trees that can cause significant damage to your home or business in Bellaire 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 Bellaire and Northern Michigan. When you have a flooding or storm emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. 

Winter Weather Storm Damage

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help Here to Help

Accumulating snowfall is expected through this evening, bringing a widespread several inches of snow to Northern Michigan. Additional lake effect snow and high winds are expected. With this winter weather advisory in effect, don't forget SERVPRO is here to help with damages from cold temperatures, heavy snowfall, ice storms and freezing rain. Cold weather and winter storms can cause significant damage with little warning. Stay safe everyone.

Make sure to call SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling for any of your winter storm damage needs! We provide emergency restoration and services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 231-564-4014

Deep Fryer Safety

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

According to the National Fire Protection Association, deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year. Deep fryers are great for cooking up some delicious food for gatherings, etc. But, frying is more dangerous than any other types of cooking because it involves cooking oil and grease. Not to mention, deep fryers involve larger quantities of hot cooking oil, so it creates a higher risk of injury and loss.

To avoid a fire, please follow these safety tips provided by The National Fire Protection Association:

  • Always use cooking equipment tested and approved by a recognized testing facility.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions and code requirements when installing and operating cooking equipment.
  • Plug cooking appliances directly into an outlet. Never use an extension cord for a cooking appliance as it can overload the circuit and cause a fire. Watch what you heat!
  • The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the deep fryer.
  • Do not use too much deep-frying oil. Having too much will result in excessive spillage.
  • Stay alert! To prevent cooking fires, you must be alert.
  • Keep the deep fryer clean and change cooking oil regularly.
  • Keep pets away to prevent them from knocking over the deep fryer or knocking something onto or into the deep fryer.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire – potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, boxes, food packaging, towels, or curtains – away from your deep fryer.

If you happen to have damage from a fryer fire, we have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications at SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling that allow us to restore your home to pre-fire condition "Like it never even happened."

For any of your fire loss needs call us at (231) 564-4014

Fire Damage Process

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. In many cases, your property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. With our emergency fire damage process, we can get your property back to pre-fire condition “Like it never even happened.” We have a 1-4-8 policy to make sure we are faster to any size disaster.

One Hour:

Within one hour from notice of loss, we will contact you to arrange for service. You will know help is on the way!

Four Hours:

Within four hours of loss notification, we will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

Detailed Explanation:

A trained, uniformed, and equipped SERVPRO professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

Pretesting:

We will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

Eight Hours:

Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.

Cleaning, Restoration, & Deodorization:

We will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. We use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

Final Walk-Through:

After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

For Any Fire Damage Cleanup or Restoration Needs Contact Us At: (231) 564-4014

Frozen Pipes- What To Do

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

With winter quickly approaching, don't forget these tips incase your pipes freeze over. 

  1. Locate the water main shut-off valve.
  2. Open the faucet so thawing water can flow freely & relieve pressure.
  3. Warm the pipes with a space heater or hairdryer.
  4. If you find leaks are causing water damage, give us a call right away.

For any water damage needs, call SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling to make it "Like it never even happened."

 (231) 564-4014