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Commercial Building Fire? We Can Help!

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a large commercial building. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform.

The Right Equipment 

We understand that using professional equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. We will answer your call with fast reaction, exceptional equipment, and trained, uniformed personnel. Certainly, the right tool for the job is vital to timely mitigation and restoration, but perhaps more important, our fire damage professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration. For instance, knowing the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns are viral to proper restoration. 

  • Wet Smoke – Plastics and Synthetics; Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. 
  • Dry Smoke – Paper and Woods; Fast burning, high temperatures, dry, powdery, no smeary residues. 
  • Protein – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 
  • Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace Puff Backs. 
  • Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue. 

Pretesting determines the proper cleaning method and allows us to focus on saving your precious items. Isn’t that what really matters? 

Deodorization Equipment 

  • Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. The device can also be used to apply fungicides and disinfectants. 
  • Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products in large volume, dense fogs suitable for confined areas. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles. 

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Restoration Services 

  • Structural Cleaning – After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. We will pretest to determine the extent of products required to clean and protect the different types of soot, we may even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing. In other cases, we will clean to “prepare for painting.” This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface. 
  • Contents Cleaning – All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. We will begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. We can provide wet or dry-cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and must more. Finally, we can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items if requested. 
  • Deodorization – We provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. Our team does not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. 

You have so much invested in your property. Trust professionals to protect your most valuable asset! 

Flood Insurance

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Piece of paper on a clipboard with a pen. Preparing your building in advance can save you a lot of time and money.

Many businesses in Michigan are not prepared for floods or even have a plan for one. Disasters can strike anytime and anywhere, whether you are ready or not. Preparing your building in advance can save you a lot of time and money. One of the best ways to do this is by having the right flood insurance. Here are some things to know before confirming your policy though.   

3 Things to Consider for Commercial Flood Insurance 

  
What Kind of Damage Does Flooding Cause? 
You may be wondering what exactly you are protecting your building against. During heavy rainfall, water gets in through small cracks in the walls or foundation. It can also enter through small openings in the windows or through weak spots in the roof. This small amount of liquid can lead to a lot of damage. In addition to soaking the floors, it can also seep into the furniture, office equipment, important documents, and electronics.   

 
What Does Insurance Cover?  
Always check your policy, but commercial insurance typically covers damage to the structure of the building and the contents that were affected by the storm. External damage is usually caused by fall trees, while internal damage is more likely to be from flooding. Most policies pay for a restoration company to come handle the repairs and cleanup.   

 
Is Your Building Really at Risk?  

Unfortunately, weather is unpredictable, so you cannot know in advance whether you will ever use your flood insurance or not. However, it is best to be safe than sorry when it comes to your business. No building is ever truly safe from the dangers that storms bring, so most companies choose to get the insurance.  While getting flood insurance may not be at the top of your to-do list, getting it sooner rather than later is important because you never know when a storm may hit. If you aren't sure how much coverage you need or what type of policy to get, talk to your insurance company to find out what is right for you. 

Keep Up with Your Business Carpet Cleaning

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

Carpet being cleaned. Cleaning your carpets at least twice a year can help preserve the life of your carpets and keep your building looking clean and smelling fresh.

Being a local independently owned franchise, we understand the challenges of owning a small business. Keeping a commercial space clean can be a big challenge but it needs to be done. First impressions are very important, and you don't want to turn customers off because your store has filthy carpets. Nobody wants to eat in a restaurant that has dirty carpets or upholstery 

We can take care of those things for you. Cleaning your carpets at least twice a year can help preserve the life of your carpets and keep your building looking clean and smelling fresh. We clean several businesses through-out the West Sterling Heights area already. Churches, nursing homes, senior living communities and apartment complexes use us regularly to keep the carpets in their property looking nice, you should too! Call today at 586-480-2400. 

We Have All Your Commercial Needs!

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial cleaning crew in commercial building. When you need it done right and done fast, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights.

Ever wonder what SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights can do for your commercial business? No matter the disaster, we can make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration: 

Pretesting helps SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration. 

Water Removal and Dehumidification: 

Our Franchise Professionals identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage. 

Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning: 

Our Franchise Professionals can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality. 

Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care: 

SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights Franchise Professionals use the latest IICRC** training as well as state-of-the-art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet’s pile and backings. 

Crime Scene, 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. 

Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications: 

Using IICRC standards for carpet as a guide, our Franchise Professionals will show you what cleaning option would be best for your carpet’s level of soiling and explain the benefits of soil protection. 

Mold Mitigation and Remediation: 

SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety. 

Odor Identification and Deodorization: 

SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights Franchise Professionals will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate it. 

Contents Claim Inventory Service: 

Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time. We can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory. 

Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry-Cleaning Methods: 

Fabrics are inspected and tested to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method. 

When you need it done right and done fast, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights. Call us today at 586-480-2400.