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SERVPRO of Michigan Scholarship

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO of Michigan Scholarship Recipients with hosting franchises from last year

We are very happy to have been able to hand over the first annual SERVPRO of Michigan Scholarship at Olivet College. All of the SERVPRO of Michigan franchises are invited to donate. Of the two recipients, one of them was in our franchise area. The other student was from Marshall and was awarded her scholarship from SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. In order to be eligible for the scholarship students must be majoring in Insurance, maintain a good GPA, be a Junior or a Senior, and be a resident of Michigan.

Olivet College has 100% placement for its Insurance Program and is commited to the success of its students. It is very important to us to encourage and support the next generation of the Insurance Industry. Congratulations to both recipients this year! 

Pets Are Important Too!

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Community Pets Are Important Too! Charlotte Fire Department showing off their new pet oxygen mask!

Back in 2013 we had a customer that had a house fire and his dog was saved by his local Fire Department. However, the Fire Department had to use a human oxygen mask as their department didn't have pet masks. Our customer wanted to donate masks to his local Fire Department in thanks for saving his pets life, but was unable to do so himself. We decided that this would be a good opportunity to give back to our local communities. So far we have been able to donate to:

Potterville Fire Department

Benton Township Fire Department

Windsor Charter Township Fire Department

Clinton Area Fire and Rescue

Olivet City Fire Department

Bath Township Fire Department

Charlotte Fire Department

Elsie Area Fire Department

Ovid & Middlebury Townships Fire Departments

Breckenridge Fire Department

We are very proud to have been able to help out these fire departments and are continuing to contact local fire departments to see if they need them as well. 

When Storms or Floods hit Clinton & Gratiot Counties, SERVPRO is ready!

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Clinton & Gratiot Counties, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Clinton & Gratiot Counties.

SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties 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 Clinton & Gratiot Counties, 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 989-224-8740

Faster to your Water Damage Event

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties will respond quickly to your Water Damage Event

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties 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 Clinton & Gratiot Counties 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 -989-224-8740

 

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 Clinton & Gratiot Counties

 

SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties 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.

Clinton & Gratiot County Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clinton & Gratiot County Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

 

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 989-224-8740

Tornadoes Ripped Through Michigan

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties 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 Michigan, 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 989-224-8740

Water Damage in Commercial Properties

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage in Commercial Properties Commercial Water Loss

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties

SERVPRO 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.

SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties Fire and Smoke Cleaning

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties Fire and Smoke Cleaning Fire and Smoke in a destroyed home.

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 Clinton & Gratiot Counties 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?
Call Us Today – 989-224-8740

SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties 24 Hour Service

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 989-224-8740

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 Clinton & Gratiot Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage 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 flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Clinton & Gratiot Counties

SERVPRO 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.

Grand Opening Celebration

8/15/2016 (Permalink)

Community Grand Opening Celebration The Set Up From Our Celebration

In October we started construction on our new addition to the exsisting building in St. Johns. We needed the space to better serve our Clinton & Gratiot Counties franchise but, this additional will allow to better serve all of our coverage areas and beyond. We were very excited to hold our Grand Opening celebration this past weekend during the 32nd Annual St. Johns Mint Festival. We had many fun activities going on. These activities included a SERVPRO bounce house, a hot dog cook out and give aways. We also had the Team Beacon #T3 SERVPRO Modified Racecar on display for visitors to sit in and take pictures with. The St. Johns Fire Department also stopped by to eat and to show off their brand new truck. All in all it was a great way to connect with the community and get started at our shop!