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Were You Aware There Are Different Types Of Smoke?

4/9/2022 (Permalink)

 

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Did you know there are two different types of smoke? There is wet smoke and dry smoke. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Calhoun County 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. 

So give us a call! We are ready to put our knowledge, experience, and equipment to work for you! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help make things "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Is The Flood & Storm Damage Restoration Specialists

4/9/2022 (Permalink)

 

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County 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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Calhoun County, 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.

Should you find yourself in need of after storm services call 269-963-3033.

We are faster to ay disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO Is Your 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

 

Why SERVPRO of North Calhoun County you ask yourself? 

Faster to any and all disasters IS the answer! Our certified technicians are ready at a moments notice to come and assist you, not only to help with clean up, but to help sort through and relocate valuables and memorabilia and help you secure your items and help keep them protected.  

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County's technicians are certified to mitigate your loss and restore your home to the preloss condition you are used to. 

Morning, noon or night, even on holidays, call us and we will be there for you, our mission is to deliver the best customer service possible. 

Should you experience water intrusion contact SERVPRO of North Calhoun County at 269-963-3033.

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause Extensive Damage

4/4/2022 (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 North Calhoun County 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.

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 – 269-963-3033

Water Extraction Is Only ONE Call Away - To SERVPRO

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

water damage in living room SERVPRO of North Calhoun provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Calhoun County.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and nor do we. SERVPRO  provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage can be very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of North Calhoun will arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious bio-hazard contamination is possible.
  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and bio-hazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Do Your Windows Have Frost On Them?

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Frosted Windows SERVPRO of North Calhoun County 269-963-3033

Window frost, it can be beautiful but it can also be damaging. So what causes window frost and how can you help to prevent it?

Window frost forms when the windows are exposed to the cold outside and moist air inside. Moisture in the rooms air(water vapor) is drawn to the window pane and when the outside temp drops past the dew point the water vapor begins to solidify, turning into liquid. This liquid then freezes into ice crystals and you've got frost.

Frost can cause damage. As it melts it transfers moisture to whatever is next to it, if that happens to be a wooden window it can discolor varnish and even crack the paint or damage the wood. Frost can also melt off single pane windows and seep down into a wall. If not handled swiftly and completely mold can begin to grow.

So what steps can you take to prevent window frost?

  • Weatherize your windows when it starts to get cold. Make sure storm windows are installed properly and caulk any gaps in the seals.
  • Run a dehumidifier. Drier air inside the home is less likely to allow frost to form.
  • Keeping your home sufficiently warm, especially at night, helps to keep frost from forming. if you have a room that's especially prone to frost on the windows, it may be worth it to run a space heater in that room to see if that solves the problem.
  • If all else fails, you may need to consider replacing all single pane windows in your home.

For more information on winter safety or information on mold growth and prevention call SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. We're available 24-hours to help make it "Like it never even happened." at 269-963-3033

What Is Biohazard Remediation? SERVPRO Is Here To Answer This!

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Guys in biohaz cleaning offices SERVPRO of North Calhoun is trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal.
Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazards can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Here are some quick Do’s and Don’ts if you ever  encounter a situation where you might be exposed to a biohazard or trauma situation:

Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas, you do not want to track any fluids by stepping in it.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Don’t:

  • Attempt to do any clean up yourself.
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun is trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

If You Are the Victim of Storm Damage Here's What To Do

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

It's our job to be there when you need us The best way to do that is to get a storm restoration and water restoration company to take care of your storm remediation.
 

Storm damage can occur to anyone. It can happen in any climate. Storms cause river flooding and other forms of flooding. They cause wind damage, hail damage, and hurricane damage. Winter storms bring ice dams and ice damming, which cause roof leaks, forcing you to get roof repairs done. Ice damage also comes in the form of frozen pipes. Groundwater and flood water can ruin your basement and home. You need to take steps towards home restoration. The best way to do that is to get a storm restoration and water restoration company to take care of your storm remediation.

Make sure to make an emergency call to the storm restoration and water restoration company right away. 
The first thing that the storm restoration and water restoration company will do is assess the extent of the storm damage, wind damage, roof damage, roof leaks, and any other sort of damage. They will create a plan of action for your home restoration needs.

Next, they will start fixing and removing the cause of the damage. Often, there will be hidden moisture under tiles or behind walls. They will use equipment that removes this water from your home.

The next step, after your home is completely dry, is to repair things that are broken. This starts with roof repair. If there are roof leaks and roof damage, they will do a roof repair job to repair those leaks. If wind damage caused your walls or ceiling to cave in, they will repair that as well. They may need to replace certain items. For example, they may need to use new boards or tiles for your ceiling, floor, and walls. If there is ice damage, such as a frozen pipe, they will repair that as well. Home restoration, or bringing your home back to livable conditions again, is a vital part of storm remediation.

Your Home Is Your Largest Investment, What Happens When Disaster Hits?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Home Damaged to water with contents in the front yard If disaster strikes your home or business, be sure to remember to call SERVPRO® of North Calhoun at 269-963-3033
 

Your home is likely the biggest investment that you will ever make and one that holds a lifetime of memories.

What happens if you wake up to see 2 inches of water in your kitchen?  What would you do?  Do you know who you would call?

We are SERVPRO® of North Calhoun and we have been serving homeowners and businesses like you since 1967.  

As a leader in the field of water damage repair and restoration, our crews are trained to help you when disaster strikes, they will help walk you through the drying process and help to make it #LikeItNeverEvenHappened.

If disaster strikes your home or business, be sure to remember to call SERVPRO® of North Calhoun at 269-963-3033

SERVPRO Is IICRC Certified!

12/31/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC Water Class Certification SERVPRO of North Calhoun County IICRC Certified, here ready to help. 269-963-3033

Our technicians and production managers are not the only team members at SERVPRO who have to understand the process of drying a house out from a water damage. On March 21st to the 23rd two of our new administrative specialists traveled to Novi Michigan to become IICRC Water Certified. For three long days they learned difference of water losses, how many dehumidifiers and air movers is needed for each room, and what happens when they are not taken care of properly.

After a review on the last day they were tested on everything they learned in class. An hour and a half later they finally finished their test. They left beautiful Novi and headed back home with high hopes of passing their class like so many of our other team members at SERVPRO.