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Continuing Education

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bloomfield is hosting a continuing education virtual event!  Join us on Tuesday, May 18th 2021 and earn insurance credit hours.  Please contact us to sign up at 248-344-0044 as soon as possible as there are limited seats available.  An Examination of Ethics in the Restoration Industry class is from 8am - 11am and attendance to the Ethics class will receive 3 insurance hours.  We are hosting a 2nd class from 12:30pm- 2:30pm called Biohazard Cleanup and attendees will receive 2 insurance credit hours.  There is limited spots available, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield to sign up for your continuing education credits today!  

Please note:

  • Attendance and copy of photographic ID is required to receive CE credit for course
  • Insurance credit certificates to mail 2-3 weeks following completion of class

Commercial fire safety

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

If you are looking to purchase a commercial building, there are a few fire safety items to be aware of. When considering a new location for your business, be sure to pay close attention to the following fire safety requirements.

Exit Signs: Exit signs and emergency backup lighting is required for all exits in a building, should occupants need to safely exit during an emergency situation. Confirm the placement and workings of all exit signage and lighting in any building.

Hazardous Occupancies: Businesses that use paint booths, glass blowing equipment, and certain types of machines could cause a fire to develop rapidly due to the high rates of heat release from this type of equipment. Having these types of contents require special approval due to their potentially hazardous nature.

Fire Extinguishers: Fire extinguisher requirements can vary depending on the occupancy classification of a building, such as light hazard, ordinary hazard, or extra hazard. Typically one fire extinguisher is required per 3,000 square feet, or one placed every 75 feet.

Occupancy Ratings: The occupancy rating of a building determines how it can be used, whether that be for office space, a restaurant, retail, etc. An occupancy rating also specifies the number of occupants a building can have in it at a given time, the type of fire protection system required, various exiting requirements, among others.

How SERVPRO can help your commercial business

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bloomfield has the ability to make any sized disaster “Like it never even happened.” Our crews have the ability to mitigate damages of any type to both commercial and residential properties.

 Our services include but are not limited to:

 Restoration:

  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Fire, Smoke and Soot
  • Mold Remediation
  • Reconstruction
  • Disaster/Catastrophic Response

Cleaning:

  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • HVAC and Air Ducts
  • Deodorization
  • Contents Claim – Inventory Services
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning or Care

We are also able to provide certain reconstruction services. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield at 248-344-0044, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any commercial restoration or cleaning needs. We are happy to provide a fair estimate regarding any of our services.

Do you have damage to your home due to severe storms

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bloomfield has years of experience restoring homes that have been damaged by storms and flooding. Our teams can respond immediately with highly trained technicians and specialized equipment to restore your home or business “Like it never even happened.”

As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of Bloomfield has advanced training and expertise regarding any type of water loss. In addition, we have the resources to handle any size disaster caused by a storm. Should we need it, we have access to equipment and personnel from over 1,700 other SERVPRO franchises across the state of Michigan and the country. We have the ability to call upon strategically located Disaster Recovery Teams to respond to major catastrophic storms and events.

We are proud to serve members of our community, and others, and doing our part to help and make it the best it can be.

Water damaged materials at a glance

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Below is a quick guide to water damaged materials (Does not apply if mold is present):

Water-Damaged Materials (books and papers)

  • For non-valuable items, discard books and papers.
  • Photocopy valuable/important items, discard originals.
  • Freeze (in frost-free freezer or meat locker) or freeze-dry.

Carpet and backing - dry within 24-48 hours 

  • Remove water with water extraction vacuum.
  • Reduce ambient humidity levels with dehumidifier.
  • Accelerate drying process with fans.

Ceiling tiles

  • Discard and replace.

Cellulose insulation

  • Discard and replace.

Concrete or cinder block surfaces

  • Remove water with water extraction vacuum.
  • Accelerate drying process with dehumidifiers, fans, and/or heaters.

Fiberglass insulation

  • Discard and replace.

Hard surface, porous flooring (Linoleum, ceramic tile, vinyl)

  • Vacuum or damp wipe with water and mild detergent and allow to dry; scrub if necessary.
  • Check to make sure underflooring is dry; dry underflooring if necessary.

Non-porous, hard surfaces

  • Vacuum or damp wipe with water and mild detergent and allow to dry; scrub if necessary.

Upholstered furniture

  • Remove water with water extraction vacuum.
  • Accelerate drying process with dehumidifiers, fans, and/or heaters.
  • May be difficult to completely dry within 48 hours. If the piece is valuable, you may wish to consult a restoration/water damage professional who specializes in furniture.

Wallboard

  • May be dried in place if there is no obvious swelling and the seams are intact. If not, remove, discard, and replace.
  • Ventilate the wall cavity, if possible.

Window drapes

  • Follow laundering or cleaning instructions recommended by the manufacturer.

Wood surfaces

  • Remove moisture immediately and use dehumidifiers, gentle heat, and fans for drying. (Use caution when applying heat to hardwood floors.)
  • Treated or finished wood surfaces may be cleaned with mild detergent and clean water and allowed to dry.
  • Wet paneling should be pried away from wall for drying.

Commercial water damage

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage restoration is often more complex than residential water damage restoration and usually requires an intensive approach.  The size and structure of commercial buildings, the extent of damage, the varying uses of space, and the number of occupants all affect the restoration process.  Some common cause of commercial water damage are:

  • Damaged windows 
  • Damaged pipes
  • Building foundation
  • Roof leaks
  • HVAC problems
  • Sewer clogs
  • Sprinkler system leaks

Taking the necessary measures to prevent water damage can save you from costly repairs and business interruption in the future.  We would recommend:

  • Schedule regular building inspections to prevent leaks and other related issues
  • Create a flood monitoring system to protect yourself from plumbing failures and melting snow
  • Invest in facility maintenance

SERVPRO of Bloomfield is here to help, call us today to schedule a water inspection at 248-344-0044

Why choose SERVPRO for your business reopening needs

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Did your office close due to COVID-19? If you are preparing to get back to business, SERVPRO of Bloomfield is here to get the job done. Our effective sanitization and disinfection services will help minimize the transmission of emerging pathogens and viruses, such as COVID-19, and will give you and your staff a clean fresh start.

SERVPROXIDE is SERVPRO's main disinfectant and we have utilized it when being asked to clean and disinfect COVID-19 in businesses and homes. SERVPROXIDE has EPA-approved claims against things such as the Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, staphylococcus, E.coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, and Swine flu.

Now, more than ever it is important to provide a safe and clean environment for your staff and customers. Have your facility sanitized and disinfected by SERVPRO of Bloomfield to bring a peace of mind to all. We are available at your convenience for any size cleaning and sanitization jobs.

Why choose SERVPRO for mold issues in your home or business

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Do you have mold issues in your home or business? SERVPRO of Bloomfield can help!

When mold has a food source, it can spread throughout an entire home in as little as 48 hours. Typically come spring and summer, homeowners discover mold due to a water intrusion of any size that came during the winter season.

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors, and is identifiable by a strong musty odor.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float in the air, and can enter your home through windows, doors, heating and cooling systems, or on your clothing.
  • Mold thrives on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water, and it is these colonies of mold that produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, the source of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold will return.
  • Indoor humidity needs to be below 45%, as a higher than normal indoor humidity will support the growth of mold.

Should you come across any mold issues, SERVPRO can be of service to inspect and assess your property and remediate the problem.

Why choose SERVPRO for cleaning

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Bloomfield, we are the cleaning experts. During these unprecedented times of a global pandemic, this is our reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services and we constantly adhere to the highest sanitation standards.

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business according to protocols set by the CDC. SERVPRO goes beyond just a basic clean. The CDC encourages regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards and tablets. Other high traffic areas, including kitchens, bathrooms, schools, classrooms, offices, retail spaces, sales counters, stair handrails, elevators, and fitness equipment should all be sanitized regularly.

Let SERVPRO of Bloomfield take your cleaning to the next level with the use of our SERVPROXIDE, which is a hospital grade disinfectant as recommended by the CDC. Call the experts today!

Cleaning vs disinfection

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Understanding the importance and difference between cleaning and disinfecting is the first step in staying healthy and fighting COVID-19.  According to the CDC, cleaning means removing germs, dirt, and impurities from the surfaces using soap and water.  Cleaning does not kill germs but reduces the number of germs that live on a surface.  When to comes to making a surface germ-free, cleaning followed by disinfecting is the suggested method.  First, you clean to remove the dirt and germs.  Then, you use the disinfecting chemicals to kill the remaining germs on the surface.  The CDC recommends that you clean and disinfect household surfaces on a regular basis to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs.  Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield for any cleaning needs at your business or residence at 248-344-0044