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Thanksgiving Fire Safety for Fenton Homeowners!

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thanksgiving Fire Safety for Fenton Homeowners! Fire damage to a kitchen from an unattended stovetop meal in Linden, Michigan

Thanksgiving is a time to relax and celebrate with family, but we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to exercise caution while preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Statistically, fire departments respond to more residential fire calls on Thanksgiving day than any other day of the year.

Every year, 2,100 residential structures catch fire on Thanksgiving, resulting in 10 deaths, 50 serious injuries, and $28 million dollars in damage. Here are some simple steps that you can take to avoid disaster on your day of relaxation and celebration:

  • Don’t leave food unattended while cooking
  • Check all smoke detectors before beginning Thanksgiving dinner preparation
  • Keep children and pets away from the kitchen
  • Keep the kitchen floors unobstructed to avoid tripping
  • Don’t use any electrical appliances that have damaged or severed cords (use this as an opportunity to treat yourself to some new kitchen toys!)
  • Avoid using deep fryers (even in the back yard, the NFPA discourages ALL use of fryers)

As always, our crews are on call 24/7 365 days of the year, should disaster strike. Please take note of the steps above to protect your home and your family! Relax, kick back, enjoy some football, and give thanks!

On this Thanksgiving, we feel especially thankful for all of YOU, our loyal clients! Thank you for helping to make SERVPRO of Fenton your local choice for all your restoration needs!

Top Benefits of a Commercial Carpet Cleaning for your Commercial Property

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Top Benefits of a Commercial Carpet Cleaning for your Commercial Property Consider using a professional company instead of rental equipment or DIY Methods
Clean carpet is essential in your home. Your carpet can trap many things that can be toxic. Contact us at 810-714-6600 to schedule a cleaning today.

You likely schedule daily or weekly office cleaning service to keep your business tidy. However, even with regular sweeping and vacuuming, your carpets can accumulate stains. To ensure your office is presentable, SERVPRO of Fenton offers expert carpet cleaning service, including spot removal and upholstery stain removal, to get rid of stains that sweeping and vacuuming miss. We also offer dry cleaning service for areas where color-fastness is crucial. Below, we reveal some of the most valuable benefits of regularly having your carpets professionally cleaned.

4 Reasons to Schedule Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services

1. To Improve Air Quality

Carpeting collects a wide variety of air contaminants, including dust, pollen, mold spores, and bacteria, that can cause allergy symptoms and exacerbate asthma and other respiratory problems. If not removed, these particles could end up back in the air you and your employees breathe, resulting in a lot of downtime and loss of productivity.

2. To Remove Stubborn Stains

Some stains are extremely persistent and cannot be removed without professional attention. For stubborn, unsightly carpet blemishes, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Fenton for help. We use powerful cleansers and state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to remove even set-in soils and spatter.

3. To Look Professional

Carpet stains simply don't look professional, and if you invite clients into your offices, they could well be turned off by the dirty, grimy appearance. Moreover, even if your customers never enter your premises, the untreated stains could signal that sloppy work or carelessness is acceptable. To avoid sending that type of message, contact a professional carpet cleaning service.

4. To Extend Carpet Life

Deep-down dirt and grime can damage carpet fibers and cause the rug to wear out more quickly than it should. Regular carpet cleaning removes contaminants that cause damage and discoloration and extends the useful life of your office carpeting.

Commercial carpet cleaning offers some important benefits for your business. To schedule service, contact SERVPRO of Fenton. We also specialize in water extraction and mold remediation, and offer 24/7 emergency service throughout Genesee and Northern Oakland County and the surrounding areas. Call 810-714-6600 to request a quote.

SERVPRO of Fenton takes the steps to combat Mold in your home

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO of Fenton takes the steps to combat Mold in your home Plastic sheeting is used to separate the affected area from the rest of your home

Mold can be a nasty visitor to your home, and go unannounced and unnoticed for days or weeks before you realize it's there. Many home owners choose to ignore the signs of mold, believing that the effects are not a big deal. When ignoring the signs of mold, you can not only damage your property but your health - Mold contaminates your clean air in your entire living space. If you have a feeling that your home could be affected, let the professionals at SERVPRO of Fenton handle the job of getting rid of it all at once.

Mold is very sensitive to deal with - the growth can spread very fast if it’s not dealt with in the correct way. Mold spores can become airborne and attach to other things in your home. Cleaning mold spores can be disturbed through the cleanup process and should be contained so it can’t spread into your home. At SERVPRO of Fenton our professionals are IICRC-certified, and trained in every aspect of the removal and treatment of mold.

The beginning stages of the removal process is the containment of the area. We create a physical barrier using plastic sheeting. When covering the area, we also focus on covering doors and air vents in the area so the affected air doesn’t travel in to other areas of your home. The next step is to place air movement machines that use negative air to filter the contaminants out of the air. These machines have powerful HEPA filters that draw in the negative air and the vent it outside your property using a hose.

We are here for any size mold situation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week! Call Today- 810-714-6600

About SERVPRO of Fenton

SERVPRO of Fenton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Fenton Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fenton Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This Fenton basement flooded after heavy rains

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 Fenton 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 - SERVPRO of Fenton - 810-714-6600

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 Fenton 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

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 810-714-6600

The Importance of Cleaning Dryer Vents

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Importance of Cleaning Dryer Vents Check out this before and after - have your dryer vents EVER been cleaned?

According to FEMA, failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires.  Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss, and can also lead to injury or death.

To reduce the risk of these fires happening in you or your insured's home or business, SERVPRO of Fenton can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint build up.

Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load, and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open, and is not restricted by snow, a bird's nest, or any other potential obstacles.

If you have a need for your dryer vents to be cleaned, contact the cleaning professionals at your local SERVPRO - Fenton!  We can be reached 24/7 at 810-714-6600.

Fenton Property Managers - Why You Need to Be Prepared

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Unexpected water damage can be a devastating situation to anyone. From losing personal property to sometimes having to stay at an alternative residence until mitigation is complete, especially in apartment complexes, condos, or any other multi-unit properties.

It is so important for property management companies to prepare for the worst, given the large amount of people and personal property that can be affected. In an emergency situation it is important to take action as quickly as possible to avoid any further damage and to try to salvage what can be saved before it is too late.

In order to prepare for an emergency situation, SERVPRO of Fenton can create an Emergency Ready Plan with your property manager that indicated all of the important aspects of the property. Example: Flooring Type, Number of Units, Electrical Box Locations, etc. This will help the team at SERVPRO of Fenton respond and act faster when disaster strikes.

For any commercial damage or cleaning needs, please give SERVPRO of Fenton a call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 810-714-6600

The Devastating Effects of Water Damage

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Fenton 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 is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Fenton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (810) 714-6600

Water Damage Timeline

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 biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Fenton

SERVPRO of Fenton 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.

Give us a call today at 810-714-6600!

Mold Damage Emergency Tips

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Fenton has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem? 
Call Us Today – (810) 714-6600

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 of Fenton 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.

Mold Remediation Services

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

Lightning Safety Tips

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Although lightning can strike anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the summer months.  Stay safe with these basic tips:

  • Have a safety plan, and cancel or postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected.
  • If you do get caught outside, avoid high ground, open spaces, and all metal objects (this includes electric wires, fences, etc).  Seek shelter in a substantial building, or a fully enclosed vehicle.
  • If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows.  Do not use the telephone, and consider unplugging computers, power tools, and television sets.  Lighting may strike exterior electric or phone lines, and send jolts of electricity to inside equipment.

If a storm has damaged your house and you need help cleaning or repairing the interior or exterior of your home, don't hesitate to give us a call.  You can reach SERVPRO of Fenton 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 810-714-6600.

Commercial Fire Damage from Lightning

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

What Happens When Lightning Strikes Your Home or Business?

This is the aftermath of lightning striking a local police station- causing a fire. The fire suppressant system kicked on- causing damage throughout the entire building.

Consider this following fact:

The positive charge from lightening is being negated by negative charge of ground and all grounded objects. The house is grounded, after lightening strike the electrons from earth are moving through all objects between ground and stroked point. As the movement of electrons in circuit with resistance higher than 0 emits heat, most objects are being burned or damaged.

Although lightning storms can be a sight to behold, they can also cause electrical damage to your home or business. In fact, the insurance industry estimates that around 6.5% of all property casualty claims are related to lightning strikes.

  • Call SERVPRO of Fenton if your home or business has a fire due to lightning.

    1-810-714-6600