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Mold Damage Tips

6/13/2024 (Permalink)

Picture of window with mold around it. We are here to help with any of your mold remediation needs!

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts: 

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours. 
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems. 
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting. 

What to Do: 

  • Stay out of affected areas. 
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans. 
  • Contact SERVPRO® for mold remediation services. 

What Not to Do: 

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold. 
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth. 
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself. 
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold. 

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation. 

How We Can Help Your Business

6/13/2024 (Permalink)

Picture of Servpro fleet in front of business. We are here to help with any of your commercial cleanup and restoration needs!

Here at SERVPRO®, we are committed to being the premier cleanup and restoration company in Northern Michigan. Did you know that our cleanup and restoration services will help you to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs? Our team can also provide specialized commercial cleaning services to maintain the best appearance of your facility. Here are some of the services we offer that may be able to help our your business establishment; 

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration: When we arrive, technicians will begin implementing a fire damage restoration process. Whether you require smoke damage restoration for a single room, or full-scale construction services, our technicians are prepared to help you get back to preloss condition. 
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification: Our professionals identify the source and type of water which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage. 
  • 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. 
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation: Our professionals work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety. 
  • Contents Claim Inventory: Accurate inventory helps keep cost low and reduces job completion time. Our professionals can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory. 
  • Carpet Cleaning Services: Our team can professionally clean your carpets via hot water extraction or showcase cleaning methods.
  • Post Construction Cleaning: New renovations or remodels at your business? We are here to help with any post construction cleanup needs. 

Give us a call at 989-705-2400 to find out more on how we can help you! 

SERVPRO Demolition/Excavating Services

9/7/2023 (Permalink)

Demo and Excavating Equipment Proud to be helping out with any demolition or excavating services!

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan's commitment to being the premier cleanup and restoration company in Northern Michigan now extends to demolition and excavating services! We are excited to be able to provide Northern Michigan with demolition and excavating services following any property damage that results in a need for unsafe or unsalvageable areas to be removed. Whether it be after a fire, water, mold, or biohazard situation. 

Services:

  • Residential Demolition
  • Commercial Demolition
  • Site Clearing
  • Debris Removal 

Our Equipment:

  1. Bobcat Compact Excavator (E42) 
  2. Bobcat Compact Track Loader (T595)
  3. 8 Dump Trailers

If you or anyone you know ends up in a position where demolition or excavating services are needed, we are here to help! SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan is available 24/7/365 to help with any of your cleanup and restoration needs. Give us a call at 989-705-2400 to find out more on how we can help you! 

Disaster Restoration Process

9/6/2023 (Permalink)

Disaster Restoration Process Disaster Restoration Process

What's the restoration process after a water damage disaster strikes?

  1. Extract any existing standing water. Our industry leading equipment allows us to handle any amounts of standing water following any water damage situation. Removing the water allows us to move into the drying process and further sort out materials and contents. 
  2. Determine restorability. The next step is to evaluate if the contents that were affected and the structure as a whole can be decontaminated and restored or should be removed and replaced. 
  3. Remove selective materials. After a game plan is drawn up we will remove unsalvageable materials. We will also open up assemblies like floors, walks, and ceilings to access pockets of saturation and perform necessary drying services. 
  4. Clean salvageable materials. After extracting the water and determining restorability, we will then work to clean all salvageable contents. This can be any contents that were involved with the water damage and we then work hard to decontaminate and restore the materials to pre loss condition. 

Protecting Your Valuables from Fire Damage

9/6/2023 (Permalink)

Tips to protect your valuables! Tips to protect your valuables!

We can never plan on a disaster but we can always prepare for one! Here are some tips from SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan to help protect your valuables from potential fire damage. If you have any belongings that are of high importance or value to you, follow these tips to ensure these are not damage in the event of a fire. 

  1. Make an inventory of your home and take photos.
  2. Store items in a fireproof lockbox or safe.
  3. Digitize important documents.
  4. Have jewelry, artwork and other expensive items appraised. 

If you or anyone you know has experienced a fire damage loss, SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan is here to help 24/7/365. Give us a call at 989-705-2400 to find out more on how we can help you! 

Back to School

9/5/2023 (Permalink)

Servpro Backpack Donations Busy putting together backpacks to donate to local school districts in our service area!

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan was busy last month putting together backpacks for all of the school districts in our service area. We hope that these donations make a difference in the life of either a student or classroom in need. August is an important month for preparation, which is why we focus on making sure schools are prepared for the upcoming school year. You can never plan on a disaster but you can prepare for one. We pride ourselves on quick cleanup and restoration to limit the amount of business interruption which means less curriculum missed! Here at SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan, we are here to help 24/7/365. Give us a call 989-705-2400 to find out more on how we can help you! 

No Such Thing as a Small Disaster

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

There is no such thing as a small disaster, especially when a small leak at the time could blossom into a big claim later. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on sub floors, causing major problems over time. You need help-fast. 

Whether it be day or night, contact SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan to begin emergency water mitigation. Emergency mitigation means under normal circumstances, a SERVPRO franchise professional can be on-site within four hours to begin drying your home and restoring your contents. The faster and the water is removed by a SERVPRO professional, the less chance of a serious damage to your facility. 

At SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan we are trained and understand how to professionally manage the drying process. By utilizing state of the art equipment and the latest technology, your structure will be quickly and thoroughly dried, which helps prevent secondary water damages. SERVPRO will remove moisture and any contaminants by disinfecting and deodorizing to safely clean and dry your building and contents. Help ensure the value of your property by calling your local SERVPRO today. 

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise to help ensure your home is taken care of. 

Document Restoration Spotlight

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO knows timely mitigation is the key to reducing severity and recovering damaged items. Let SERVPRO's document restoration team help you recover your damaged paper goods before its too late. 

With the new age of technology, digitizing records and documents has become a standard practice in most industries. This eliminates the need to have massive file storage rooms and allows us to access records at the click of a button. If your file room was damaged by water or smoke and needs to be cleaned, dried, or decontaminated, digitizing might be a good choice. 

Unfortunately, many businesses and government agencies must dispose of counterfeit, faulty, expired, or contaminated materials. All entities need to be certified that their products and materials are destroyed. The guarantee of certified destruction or restoration is to protect one's liabilities, brand image or proprietary information. SERVPRO guarantees certified destruction to give you peace of mind that your documents are either disposed of or restored properly. Give us a call at 989-705-2400 to find out more on how we can help you. 

Understanding Your Insurance

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

There are many simple actions you can take now to prepare yourself and your property for a disaster. Understand your insurance needs is an important step to prepare in advance. 

Getting the right type and amount of insurance may mean the difference between a quick recovery from disaster and years of financial challenges. Take the following actions now to find and secure the appropriate insurance policies to protect your family's financial health. Different lines of insurance are available to cover the many types of potential damage caused by a disaster. Homeowners' and renters' insurance policies usually give you the following areas of coverage.

  • Dwelling: coverage of your house
  • Other Structures: coverage for structures such as garages, decks, and fences
  • Personal Property: coverage for items such as furniture, clothing, and appliances
  • Loss-of-Use: payments if you need to move temporarily due to covered damage
  • Personal Liability: coverage for accidents happening on your property
  • Medical Protection: payments for someone who is injured on your property
  • Medical Protection: payments for someone who is injured on your property
  • Property Damage to Others: coverage if you accidently break or damage someone else's property

Many landlords and property management companies will want to see proof of renter's insurance when you sign a lease. If you own a business, you will need to purchase business or commercial insurance to protect your property and employees. 

Manufactured homes, condos, and farms have special insurance policies. Your bank or mortgage lender may also have minimum insurance requirements as a condition of your loan. Always make sure you have enough coverage to rebuild or replace what you lose if disaster strikes! 

Understand What's Covered!

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

The insurance industry identifies a cause of loss, such as fire or theft, as a "peril." Insurance only applies when your policy covers the peril that caused the loss. Be sure to check your policy to see which perils it covers, and in what situations. A homeowner's policy may cover different perils for the house and for personal property. The policy may also have different deductibles based on the peril. 

Always check your individual policy for specific details. For example, basic property insurance policies may not cover losses caused by flooding, wind, earthquakes, terrorism, or pollution. 

Flooding is the most common and costly disaster in the U.S.! Talk with your local insurance agent if your property is at risk of flooding or mudflows, including flooding caused by earthquakes or hurricanes. Other flooding impacts, such as mold or mildew damage, can also be covered with basic property insurance, but may have a limited amount of loss payable. A yearly check in with your local insurance agent is recommended!