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Commercial Water Damage?

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable, flexible, and timely response. Whether it's a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, we will set up containment areas so that normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling

SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential properties after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property to preloss condition.

Our team has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. We are here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Learn About Duct Cleaning

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money.

Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, we use a Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

Our Process:

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the ducts’ shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming beings.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

We Can Help:

  • Remediate Bacteria, Fungi, and Mold
  • Reduce Potential for Mold Growth
  • Restore Peak Energy Efficiency
  • Eliminate Odors
  • Provide Free Written Inspections and Estimates

Continuing Education Classes

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Join us on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 as we will host a Continuing Education Class for insurance professionals and property managers virtually. The courses will be held using Zoom. Please note that even though the class is being held in a “virtual classroom,” specific state guidelines must still be met in order for you receive Continuing Education credit. On the day of the class, we will need to confirm your identity, collect your Insurance License # / National Producer Number (NPN), and document your “time in” and “time out” of the classroom.  This REQUIRES that you have a Zoom account and are using a device that has a functioning camera and microphone.

These are both free classes. There is limited class size with only 20 participants in each course. Please RSVP to Ben at ben@SERVPROgc.com.

Cleaning and Restoring Smoke-Damage Contents (2 Credit Hours)

1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. 

Course #80956

Ethics- An Examination of Ethics in the Restoration Industry (3 Credit Hours)

9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 

Course #80691

We Have All of Your Commercial Needs!

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

We Have All of Your Commercial Needs!

Ever wonder what SERVPRO® of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling can do for your commercial business? No matter the disaster, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration:

Pretesting helps SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.

Water Removal and Dehumidification:

Our Franchise Professionals identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage.

Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning:

Our Franchise Professionals can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality.

Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care:

SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling Franchise Professionals use the latest IICRC** training as well as state-of-the-art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet’s pile and backings.

Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup:

Our Franchise Technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.

Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications:

Using IICRC standards for carpet as a guide, our Franchise Professionals will show you what cleaning option would be best for your carpet’s level of soiling and explain the benefits of soil protection.

Mold Mitigation and Remediation:

SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety.

Odor Identification and Deodorization:

SERPVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling Franchise Professionals will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate it.

Contents Claim Inventory Service:

Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time. We can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory.

Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry-Cleaning Methods:

Fabrics are inspected and tested to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method.

When you need it done right and done fast, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling. Call Today at 231-564-4014. 

Mold Remediation Services

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Mold remediation Mold Remediation services

SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling is here to help with any of your mold remediation needs. Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling can inspect and assess your property if you believe there is any mold. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation. We are here 24/7 to help make it "Like it never even happened." 

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!