Recent Water Damage Posts

After the Flood- Ways to Salvage Furniture

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Pictured is a piece of furniture on blocks to avoid further water damage. Here to help with any of your water or mold damage needs!

A water damage can be devastating. Whether a few inches of water filled your home or the flood was on a large scale, filling your home, once you’re back, you’re faced with the task of salvaging. The good news is that most solid wood furniture can be salvaged after water damage. Here are some simple steps from SERVPRO to follow after a water damage to salvage your furniture:

Take Photos

After any flood, it’s wise to take photos of the damage done to your home for insurance purposes. You can take general photos and then closeup pictures of your furniture and the most damaged areas.

Clean

Flood waters often come along with mud and dirt. Wipe your furniture down with a soft cloth or brush. Try not to rub in the dirt, instead use soft strokes to gently brush dirt away. You may need to use water to get any dirt that’s really stuck on to come off. Then, dry your furniture using a dry cloth.

Dry it Out

You need to try to dry out your furniture as soon as possible. Keep it in a shaded area as the sun can cause the wet wood to crack and warp. If you still have a bit of water in your home or your floors are wet, use bricks or blocks to hold your furniture up off of the floor. You can set up fans or dehumidifiers to help keep the air moving and speed up the drying process. Avoid using any sort of heat (hair dryers, irons) to dry your furniture as this will damage the wood.

To help your furniture dry out more quickly, open any cabinet doors and remove drawers. These may be stuck due to the wood swelling from the water. If they’re stuck, don’t force them out, but check them regularly as the swelling reduces so that you can eventually remove them while drying completes.

Manage Mold and Mildew

Unfortunately, the damp environment created by the flood water is the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. Mildew and mold spores are everywhere and begin to take hold whenever they find a nice, moist, warm environment. So, keep an eye on your furniture while it’s drying. If your furniture has been damp for more than about 48 hours, it’s likely you’ll deal with some mildew or mold. You’ll need to clean it off using a cloth dampened with a mild, soapy water solution. Alternatively, you can mix up some white vinegar and water, spray it on your furniture and then wipe it down.

For any of your water damage or mold remediation needs, give SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling a call at 231-564-4014!

Basement Water Damage?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help - flooded basement Water Damage Specialists

Has your basement flooded with water due to the storms, rainfall, or failed sump pumps?

We can help with any of your water damage needs, call us today at 231-564-4014. We offer 24 Hour Emergency Services and can respond quickly!

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

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and offer 24 hour emergency services when your basement floods. We provide services for Antrim, Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, and Roscommon counties.
  • We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us due to a flooded basement. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost to your basement and contents that may have been affected. The fast response of mitigation lessens the possibility of secondary damages to your property.
  • We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists and experienced with contents cleaning if your contents have gotten wet due to the flooding.
  • As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.
  • We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques.
  • We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products for cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

If you have experienced a water damage recently, we are the water damage specialists that can help you! Call us today to find out how we can help you in your time of need. 

231-564-4014

Flooding Do's and Don'ts

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help - flooded kitchen Water Damage Specialists

Flooding Do's and Don'ts 

Here at SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling we specialize in getting your home dried out and restored after any water damage event.

If the water is from a clean source, you can do some things to minimize the damage. 

DO: 

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting. 
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items. 
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions. 
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. 
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer. 
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting. 
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place. 
  • Gather loose items from floors. 

DON'T: 

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods. 
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. 
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water. 
  • Don't use television or other household appliances. 
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging. 

As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling technicians have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. For any fire, mold, or water damages, call the experts who are available 24/7.

231-564-4014

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!

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!

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

Water Damage in Lake City?

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

Have you had a water loss in your home in the Lake City area?

Our highly trained technicians are ready to respond immediately to your water damage at your home in the Upper Peninsula. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.

After any water damage situation, 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!

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

Frozen Pipe Bursts

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem

Freezing temperatures, especially in winter, can sometimes subject water to below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. At such low temperatures, water normally turns into a solid, thereby blocking water flow. The considerable amount of pressure that accumulates at the point of blockage due to the expanded mass of ice subjects the pipes to tensional forces that rip the pipe apart. The water accumulated upstream from the blocked area in the pipe, therefore, leaks until appropriate repairs are done. That's where SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling comes in. We specialize in water removal, water damage restoration, and mitigation.

Pipes that freeze most frequently are:

  • Pipes that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, and water sprinkler lines.
  • Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
  • Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.

If you run into any problems with broken frozen pipes and water is pouring into your home. Give us a call and we can help you! 

If you have any questions - call us at (231) 564-4014

Basement Flooding

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Has your basement flooded with water due to the storms and rainfall that we have recently suffered in Northern Michigan?

We can help, call us today at (231) 564-4014.  We offer 24 Hour Emergency Services and can respond quickly!

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling?
We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and offer 24 hour emergency services when your basement floods. We provide services to Antrim, Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, and Roscommon counties daily.

We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us due to a flooded basement. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost to your basement and contents that may have been affected.  The fast response of mitigation lessons the effect of possible secondary damages to your property.

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists and experienced with contents cleaning if your content have gotten wet due to the flooding.

As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products for cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

If you are experiencing flooding in your basement due to the heavy rainfall and live in Antrim, Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, and Roscommon counties, don't wait to call!

(231) 564-4014

Water Damage in Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City or Grayling?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

Have Water or Flood Damage to your home and live in Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City or Grayling?

We offer 24 Hour Emergency Services

Our technicians are uniformed and trained.  Our Team at SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling is ready to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your commercial or residential property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.

Please follow our tips outlined in the Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide to protect yourself and your property.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Call Us Today –

(231) 564-4014

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!