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Does your Coleman basement have water?

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

A wet basement is a problem that needs to be taken care of by professionals.  Some home owners may want to take care of it on their own but without the proper tools and equipment you could miss something.  Without getting everything completely dry you could have big problems to your structure down the road.

     There are a few things you can do on your own to help keep the damage down.

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • 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 A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (989) 835-5015

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.

When storms hit, we are ready for you!

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

About Us

SERVPRO of Midland / Gladwin Counties 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. we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Midland ,MI  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(989)835-5015

We're entering storm season!

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Do you know how to stay safe during an emergency?

  • Keep a disaster supply kit in the home, in your car and at your place of business.  It should include water, non perishable food items, A first aid kit, a radio and a flashlight with extra batteries 
  • Warm blankets or sleeping bags may also be a good idea in the winter months.
  • If a tornado watch is issued stay indoors away from windows, bring pets inside and listen to the radio for further updates.
  • If a tornado warning is issued seek shelter in the lowest floor of a sturdy building.

if damage does occur to your home or business call SERVPRO, We can make it "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Midland / Gladwin counties At (989)835-5015 for all your cleanup and restoration needs.

Flooded basement? We can help!

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Midland and Gladwin county basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (989)835-5015

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Midland / Gladwin Counties and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

If your midland home has a fire

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire, smoke and soot can cause long-term damage if not properly handled.  As smoke travels through a structure, soot settles out of the air, depositing on surfaces and contents, in H VAC systems and duct work and virtually anywhere else air can travel.  Soot can be corrosive, quickly deteriorating metal fixtures and electronics, and must be handled promptly and properly to help limit secondary damages.  Delayed or improper cleaning allows particles to interact with contents and structural components.  This interaction can cause additional damage to flooring, paint and contents produced by prolonged exposure and improper cleaning.  The first twenty-four hours following a fire are critical and can make the difference between restoring versus replacing contents and belongings.  

SERVPRO of Midland / Gladwin counties franchise professionals realize the importance of fast, appropriate action which can limit the damage to valuable assets and belongings.  SERVPRO's 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines promote timely response and can help prevent fire damage from escalating into long term problems.  By providing timely response, SERVPRO Franchise professionals help restore property and belongings to preloss condition.  

When a fire occurs in your home you can trust us to be there quickly, reducing downtime, lowering costs and minimizing stress.  

Midland/Gladwin Business's benefit from Emergency Ready Profiles

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. 

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.  By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

Learning about Smoke and Soot

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot facts:

  • 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

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Midland / Gladwin counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

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. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

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

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (989) 835-5015

7 Reasons to Choose SERVPRO

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

    1. SERVPRO franchise professionals strive to exceed customer expectations and can help lower claims loss expenses with professional and proper restoration.
    2. Pre-testing allows SERVPRO franchise Professionals the ability to carefully identify what can be restored to a pre loos condition verses replacement, which can reduce claims loss expenses.
    3. Contents Claim Inventory Service offers immediate total loss inventory itemized room by room for accurate reporting.
    4. Electronic job file documentation offers immediate quality information including detailed estimates and online access to all files and pending jobs.  
    5. The SERVPRO Franchise system is committed to top notch training of Franchise service technicians
    6. Required vendor qualification compliance and professionalism help insure quality insurance.
    7. SERVPRO Franchise professionals understand and serve both the Adjuster and their client.

Call SERVPRO of Midland / Gladwin Counties (989) 845-5015

24 hours a day 7 days a week we will answer the call to help

Storm Damage? We're There 24/7

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

When water comes from a clean source you can do some things to minimize the damage.  Here are some do's and dont's to get started on after you call SERVPRO.

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.

Carpet cleaning TIPS!

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Don't Forget about your rugs.

Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention.

  • Washing rugs— If your rug is small and the label says “machine washable,” shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting.
  • Beating larger rugs— If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a clothesline and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it. Many carpet cleaning professionals have rug cleaning expertise as well, but, if the label says dry clean only, your best bet may be to roll it up and take it to a dry cleaner. Save time and aggravation by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning — many do not.
  • Vacuuming area rugs— Area rugs with fringe require special technique. Use gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe and being careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs— Clean imported rugs according to your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals.