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Whether your Calhoun County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Calhoun County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROnorthcalhouncounty.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Interesting fact about SERVPRO of North Calhoun, we can deodorize your home and business of the toxins that come from substances such as cigarette smoke!
Tobacco smoke is composed of numerous types of gasses as well as carcinogens and heavy metals, like arsenic, lead, and cyanide. Sticky, highly toxic particulates, like nicotine, can cling to walls and ceilings. Gases can be absorbed into carpets, draperies, and other upholsteries.
Many times hotels or realtors will call on us to come in and clean rooms that have been inhabited by heavy smokers. Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home.
Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors (including animal smells such as skunk and wet dog). Call us today 269 963 3033
Commercial Fire Damage
You probably have a fire emergency plan in place for your home, but what about your business? Fire damage is probably one of the most devastating aspects of business disasters. It can be problematic to get rid of soot damage and smoke damage that lingers after a fire hose has been used. Plus, a fire hose adds water to the area, so not only are you dealing with the residual effects of a fire but also immense water damage. Whether the fire is from an electrical issue or a utility room fire, it’s important to have commercial fire damage repaired and restored as soon as possible.
If you do not currently have a fire suppression system or sprinkler system, you are going to need to invest in something. Most firefighter professionals will tell you that in order to prevent fire damage altogether, you’re going to need a fire sprinkler system. Firefighters even have them on their fire trucks so it’s ideal to see how it works for them. The sprinkler system should be placed around the business to prevent a fire from spreading.
The biggest concern with commercial fire damage is the resulting soot damage and smoke damage that is present after a fire hose has been used. This smoke damage may not only smell up the office, but it can also be quite unhealthy to breathe in. If the firefighters have put out the fire, chances are that you're still going to be left with soot damage and a lot of smoke damage. The best way to get rid of this is to hire a company that specializes in commercial fire damage repair.
Fire restoration begins when the firefighters have finished putting the fire out. The restoration company will come out to your business to take care of both the soot and smoke damage.
When choosing your fire damage restoration company there are a few things you need to keep in mind: quick response, equipment, specialty, experience, the right team and service cost. Rapid response is essential for commercial fire damage. Avoid shutting the business for long to protect its future. Talk to an experienced fire restoration company that responds immediately to solve all damage types and financial losses.
If you find yourself needing fire restoration for your business, call SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. We are available 24-hours for all your emergency needs. 269-963-3033
Prepping for Storm Damage
It may not seem like it now, spring is right around the corner and while the weather can be absolutely beautiful, especially after the harsh winter months, spring can also bring damaging storms. These can include thunderstorms, damaging wind storms and even tornadoes. All can leave a path of destruction. Being prepared for these storms is important, as we all know Mother Nature is highly unpredictable. Here are some tips to help keep you prepared.
- Thunderstorm winds can cause significant damage. As the storm approaches its a good idea to secure loose objects in the yard. Damage can occur when the wind throws the objects towards the home or vehicles. Stay inside though if the storm is already hitting and you don't have time to secure objects.
- Another source of damage during thunderstorms is fallen tree branches. Make sure to trim dead or rotting branches near the home or any vehicles.
- Hail is notorious for denting cars and weakening roofs and shingles. If you have time before the storm, make sure any vehicle is placed in a covered area. After a hail storm make sure no water is leaking through the roof. An accumulation of wind and hail can damage a roof over time and lead to leaks. When a roof needs replacement, consider a roof and shingles that better protect from wind and hail damage.
- Tornadoes and damage they cause are the most difficult to prepare for. The winds are so extreme that destruction can be severe, even for well built homes. When a significant tornado approaches the most important thing to do is protect you and your family. During a tornado warning take shelter in the center most point of the lowest level and stay away from windows.
Living in Michigan we know how quickly the weather can change. Keep these tips to help keep you prepared. If you do find yourself with storm damage, be sure to call us here at SERVPRO of North Calhoun County 24-hours a day at 269-963-3033
What to do immediately after storm damage happens
Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding and heavy winds can cause roof damage as well as downed trees. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health risks as well, so having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready to take the right steps after the storm.
Take Precaution Heavy winds and rain can create physical hazards such as collapsed roofing, collapsed walls, window damage or standing water in the basement or home interior. This moisture can soak into building materials, carpeting and furniture, if not dried out quickly or properly this will create the perfect environment for mold growth, which can cause health issues. Beware of broken glass, exposed nails and other sharp objects on the property. Also, make sure to shut off the main gas line if you smell gas. Make sure to contact SERVPRO of North Calhoun County to help do basic tasks to secure your property and make it safe. If necessary, make arrangements for a place for you and your family to stay while your home and property is being restored.
Contact your Insurance Contact your insurance Agent to notify them of the damage to your home immediately. If it is safe to move around your property take photographs of the damage so that you can have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure you're fully compensated. The company will send out an adjuster to determine the extent of damage so that payments for repairs can be made.
A storm related disaster may seem overwhelming, but these steps will help you to begin the process of restoring your home and your life to normal. At SERVPRO of North Calhoun County we provide 24-hour emergency disaster service. We specialize in restoration of homes and businesses that may have suffered small or large losses from water, fire, storm, flood or smoke. We're here to help make it "Like it never even happened".
SERVPRO of North Calhoun Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
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 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?
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We Answer the Phone Ready to Help, Ready to Do What it Takes
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Calhoun has the specific fire restoration training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in fire damage restoration.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your loss, damage and details concerning you emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the fire damage occur?
- What caused the loss (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of North Calhoun
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.
Focus on Fire
Fall and winter weather, coupled with seasonal holiday heating, cooking and decorations, typically brings about an increase in residential fire frequency. SERVPRO of North Calhoun County fire damage restoration experts realize that people have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it's too late to get out. In a matter of moments, a small flame can become a major fire, making it critical to be prepared with an escape plan in place. Once a plan is developed, it is critical everyone in the home understands the plan; the best way to do this is by practicing the escape plan at least twice a year.
Working smoke detectors along with building and practicing a home escape plan increase your chance of surviving a fire. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) promotes steps to help you develop an emergency escape plan. Simply having a plan for your home or business is not enough. Your family and employees must be fully aware of the plan and practice it on a regular basis.
Vandalism Do's and Don'ts
SERVPRO Professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners quickly recover from fire and water damage. They also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.
If you ever encounter an act of vandalism to your home or building, here are some tips on what to do until SERVPRO arrives:
Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
Blot freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a dampened cloth or sponge (but don’t over wet). Scrape and blot (don’t rub: it may damage fibers).
Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery. Save containers, which reveal the composition of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.
Record all damage and photograph when possible.
Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
Discard wood chips, broken pieces from furniture, porcelain or other art objects.
What is Biohazard Remediation
Biohazard remediation is not a very common call that we receive and is something that rarely occurs, but if it does occur, it is something that SERVPRO North Calhoun can handle. We come in to make sure that the biological matter and dangerous odors are eliminated all together so that those contaminates do not spread. Biohazard damages can include offensive odors, trauma scenes, human decomposition, hoarding removal, and gross/filth removal. None of these are pleasant things that you want in your home. These issues are also something that you should not plan on cleaning up yourself, especially in a time of grieving. SERVPRO North Calhoun is professionally qualified to come in and get rid of the issues that biohazard damage can cause. Call us @ (269) 963-3033