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Business Disaster, Big or Small

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

A fire, water, or mold related disaster is always unexpected and an inconvenience in your place of business.  Every hour spent mitigating the damage is an hour of lost productivity and revenue for the company.  At SERVPRO of Bloomfield, we have the resources and expertise to give you excellent results in a timely manner.  SERVPRO can help with any commercial loss, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Retirement Communities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Churches
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail Stores
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities

As always, SERVPRO of Bloomfield is prepared for any emergency you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call Us Today - 248-344-0044 to get your business back up and running.

Storm Damage Emergency Tips

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Attentiveness is key when it comes to preventing mold growth. SERVPRO, a professional mold remediation company, can address mold issues in businesses. If mold growth is noticed, SERVPRO should be called immediately to minimize any damage and stop the mold from spreading.

One way to prevent commercial mold from growing is to increase the heat. When the walls on a commercial property are too cold, moisture particles in the air condensate, creating a damp film that leads to the formation of mold. In the summer, make sure to keep the thermostat on a low heat setting, and insulate the walls on the property.

In addition, another way to keep commercial damage from mold at bay is to maximize the air flow in the space. This can be done by opening windows and allowing cold air to circulate inside the property. Open windows keep surfaces dry and push mold spores outside. To further increase the air flow, pull furniture away from walls.

Overall, SERVPRO recommends that business owners fix any leaks from dripping pipes and water overflows, keep the roof in good repair (especially if it is flat), and make sure to throw away mold damaged items, such as books and rotting food.

Whatever your mold remediation needs are, SERVPRO of Bloomfield is here to help at 248-344-0044.

Is Your Home Prepared for Storm Damage?

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Summer is that time of year when tornadoes and severe storms are more likely to occur. Many people don’t have a plan in place for severe weather. With some planning, your family can have an increased chance of staying safe during an unexpected storm.

Although creating a plan is important, practicing it is even more crucial. A severe weather plan needs to be practiced so that everyone knows where to go, no matter what time of day or night severe weather strikes. Write down all of the important phone numbers for family and friends so that you can stay in contact with them after the storm to ensure that they are safe. Another important number to have is that of your insurance adjustor. This number is beneficial if there is damage to the home. Companies like SERVPRO of Bloomfield can come to the home to help with water removal and other storm damage that occurs inside of the house.

Keep copies of all of your important documents, such as social security cards and birth certificates. You also need to have a way to communicate with others in the event there is no power or phone service.

An emergency preparedness kit is something to have so that your family can survive if there is no power or if the family is stuck in the home due to damages from the storm. Items in the kit should last for about 72 hours. Batteries are essential so that you can use your phone, radio or a battery powered television. You also need flashlights, a gallon of water for each person for at least 3 days, and non-perishable foods. Other items you might want to include in your kit are blankets, first aid supplies, and clothing.

Before a storm arrives, if possible, secure items that might blow away. These include chairs and toys that are in the yard. When you are prepared for a natural disaster and the storm damage that could occur, it can help give your family a peace of mind so that they can focus on remaining safe and together.

Get Prepared: Emergency Supply Kit

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Summer is the time to prepare for whatever Mother Nature decides to throw our way. Having an emergency supply kit on hand is the first place to start.

An emergency supply kit is a collection of basic items in your household you may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moments notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have the time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them when disaster strikes.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last at least 72 hours.

Recommended Items to Include in an Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days.
  • Food, at least a 3 day supply of non-perishable items.
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA weather radio with tone alert and extra batteries.
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to filter contaminated air.
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place.
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
  • Can opener for food.
  • Local maps.
  • Phone chargers with adapters to allow charging in a car.

Keep the SERVPRO of Bloomfield number handy as well: 248-344-0044. If you suffer storm damage to your home or property, our crew can be there to take immediate action. We can help minimize secondary damages caused by severe weather.

Damage from a Storm? SERVPRO is Ready 24/7

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Restoring storm and flood damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your property to pre-storm condition. We are dedicated to responding immediately at any hour, which helps to minimize secondary damages.

Flooding and water emergencies do not wait for regular business hours, and neither do we. SERVPRO of Bloomfield provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response from a member of our team at any time.

This is crucial because in many restoration situations, immediate action is needed. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and overall costs.

Water is particularly invasive, and can quickly spread throughout your property and be absorbed into walls, furniture, etc. We arrive quickly and start the extraction process almost immediately.

If your property is damaged by a storm, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield at 248-344-0044.

Commercial Fire Damage

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage is extremely devastating to a business or commercial property.  Not only due to fire and smoke damage, but the significant water damage that comes along with the use of fire suppression systems and firefighting efforts.  The amount of down time a business experiences during the restoration process can have debilitating effects on productivity and revenue for the company.  SERVPRO of Bloomfield is a trusted leader in the fire and water restoration industry with highly trained fire and water damage specialists ready to help with our 24-hour emergency service. 

SERVPRO of Bloomfield has the training, experience, and equipment to handle commercial fire damage emergencies of any size.  No matter where your fire emergency occurs, our professionals will move quickly and efficiently to ensure that the damage is taken care of.  Your commercial property will be back in operation "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Severe water damage is definitely a inconvenience for an operating business especially when flooding occurs.  Every hour that is spent on mitigating the damage is an hour of lost productivity and revenue. SERVPRO of Bloomfield has the training, experience and equipment to handle flooding or water damage emergencies of any size.

 Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.  SERVPRO of Bloomfield will  assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area quickly, whether the disaster is relatively small, or a large-scale event. 

Our staff at SERVPRO of Bloomfield specializes in the cleanup and restoration for commercial properties after a water damage event. From the initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO corporate training facility, to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can be rest assured our technicians are equipped with the knowledge and ability to restore your commercial property as quickly as possible.

Tips on Preventing Commercial Mold Damage

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Attentiveness is key when it comes to preventing mold growth. SERVPRO, a professional mold remediation company, can address mold issues in businesses. If mold growth is noticed, SERVPRO should be called immediately to minimize any damage and stop the mold from spreading.

One way to prevent commercial mold from growing is to increase the heat. When the walls on a commercial property are too cold, moisture particles in the air condensate, creating a damp film that leads to the formation of mold. In the summer, make sure to keep the thermostat on a low heat setting, and insulate the walls on the property.

In addition, another way to keep commercial damage from mold at bay is to maximize the air flow in the space. This can be done by opening windows and allowing cold air to circulate inside the property. Open windows keep surfaces dry and push mold spores outside. To further increase the air flow, pull furniture away from walls.

Overall, SERVPRO recommends that business owners fix any leaks from dripping pipes and water overflows, keep the roof in good repair (especially if it is flat), and make sure to throw away mold damaged items, such as books and rotting food.

Whatever your mold remediation needs are, SERVPRO of Bloomfield is here to help at 248-344-0044.

Mold growth in your home

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can grow on any material as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that grow on wood, paper, carpet, food, and insulation. Since mold eats or digests what it is growing on, it can damage a building and its furnishings. If left unchecked, mold eventually can cause structural damage to building materials.

10 common places for mold growth in your home:

  • Basements or cellars that have been flooded
  • Underneath kitchen sinks
  • Underneath or behind refrigerators
  • Bathroom shower or under sink
  • Behind walls that also house plumbing
  • Stacks of damp or wet newspaper or cardboard boxes
  • Around air-conditioning units
  • Wallboard or around windows that leak
  • Under carpeting that may have become wet
  • Attics & Crawl Spaces

You can prevent damage to your home, contents, avoid potential health problems and save money by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth.

Flash Flooding Myths and Truths

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

What is a flash flood?

A flash flood is the rapid flooding of a low-lying geographic area, typically caused by extremely heavy rainfall from thunderstorms. They are the most dangerous type of flood, as they combine the destructive power of a flood with both unpredictability and speed. 

MYTH: Large cars and sports utility vehicles should be able to navigate in deeper flood waters.

TRUTH: Just two feet of swiftly moving flash flood water is enough to float most vehicles - even larger cars and trucks.

MYTH: Flash floods occur only along rivers and streams.

TRUTH: Flash floods can occur nearly anywhere - even in urban areas.

MYTH: Homeowners insurance policies always cover flood damage.

TRUTH: The vast majority of these policies do not cover flood damage.