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Tarp and Board Up Services in Dowagiac, MI

9/23/2022 (Permalink)

Storm Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties at 269-273-8777 today!!

Roof Tarp & Board-up Service

When a storm or other emergency leaves your home open to the elements, you must act quickly to help prevent further damage and protect your home’s interior. Roof damage to your home or business can be caused by a storm, fire, or other emergency.

Damage needs to be addressed immediately to help avoid further harm by the elements or intruders. Our professional crews use roof tarping and board-up techniques to help keep your home or business secure while the roof is inspected and repaired.

If your windows or walls are damaged, you will need professional board-up services to secure your property. We use approved board-up techniques to help minimize further damage and secure your home or business from weather, animals, and illegal entry. Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties at 269-273-8777 today!!

Why Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage?

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

drowning picnic tables with new logo Choose SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties for all your water restoration needs (269)-273-8777.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our professionals specialize in residential water damage restoration, with training focused on restoring salvageable items, accelerating drying time while documenting the entire restoration process.

Customer Care

We have more than 50 years of experience in the cleanup and restoration industry. Our professionals care about you and your property and want to help you get back to normal after you have water damage to your home.

#1 in the Cleanup and Restoration Industry

We’ve earned the reputation as a trusted leader in the restoration industry and specialize in fire and water damage, specialty cleaning, mold, and so much more.

Easier Insurance Claims Process

SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.

Vandalism and Graffiti Cleaning with SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties

8/12/2022 (Permalink)

graffiti Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties for restoring damage to your property 24/7, 365 days a year (269)-273-8777.

When your home has been targeted by vandals, SERVPRO® can clean up the mess, including broken windows and graffiti, before it becomes a larger issue with more costly repairs.

When Vandals Strike, Help is a Click or Call Away (269)273-8777.

It can be a very stressful experience when your property is vandalized. Even relatively minor damage like a broken window can present the opportunity for further damage from water and mold. It’s important to take care of vandalism and graffiti in a timely manner. Our professionals can respond quickly at any time to take care of the cleaning and restoration of the damaged parts of your property. We provide professional graffiti removal services, cleaning graffiti from exterior walls and surfaces around your building including driveways, walkways, asphalt, and masonry.

Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties for restoring damage to your property 24/7, 365 days a year (269)-273-8777.

How Do You Clean Up After a Storm?

7/29/2022 (Permalink)

pink umbrella in the rain Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties (269)-273-8777 if the job seems overwhelming

Cleaning up after a storm can be a big job, whether the damage was caused by a tornado, hurricane, flooding, snow or ice storm. The most important part of the cleanup process is safety, so be sure that the area you’re working on has been deemed safe to enter structurally, and that no electrical, dangerous materials, or other hazards are present.

It’s important to wear the right safety gear when cleaning up after a disaster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this gear includes:

  • Hard hats
  • Goggles
  • N95 masks or a respirator
  • Waterproof boots with a steel toe and insole
  • Earplugs or protective headphones
  • Having two fire extinguishers on site

It’s a good idea to work with others if you can, and get help lifting heavy items. Try to decide which tasks are the most important and tackle those first. Rest when you’re tired.

Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties (269)-273-8777 if the job seems overwhelming, and especially if water, mold or sewage is involved. 

What You Should Not Do After a Fire

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

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Don't Wash Walls or Carpet

Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your local SERVPRO as using the inappropriate product or method could lead to additional or irreversible damage.

Don't Clean Electrical Appliances

Don’t attempt to clean any electrical appliances, including computers or digital devices that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.

Don't Eat Soiled Food

Don’t use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.

Don't Turn On The Lights

Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.

Don't Clean Your Clothes

Don’t send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Don't Touch Soot Covered Items

Don’t touch soot-covered items with bare hands. Oils from your skin can cause the soot to permanently stain surfaces.

FAQs about Water Damage Remediation with SERVPRO

7/15/2022 (Permalink)

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Here are some frequently asked questions about water damage remediation with SERVPRO.

How to clean up water damage in a home?

When a water emergency occurs in your home or business, it’s only natural to want to take action immediately. Below are some preliminary steps you can take before we arrive, but only attempt what you can do safely.

  • Shut off the water source, if possible. If you’re not sure where the water is coming from, we’ll inspect and handle the situation as soon as we arrive. If you don’t know how to shut off the water, contact a plumber to help.
  • Remove excess water by mopping, blotting, or wiping. This could include flooring and hard surface furniture which has standing water on it. Do not use your household vacuum to remove water, since it could cause damage to the vacuum or be unsafe.
  • Protect carpet, rugs, drapes, and upholstered items from further damage. Place aluminum foil or parchment paper between furniture and wet carpet or rugs. Remove books, magazines, or other colored items from carpets and rugs. Hang draperies up with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet floors. Remove pillows or cushions from wet upholstered items.
  • Avoid using electric or electronic items that have come into contact with water. This may include items such as light fixtures, ceiling fans, televisions, or appliances. If there is a possibility that someone else on the property may turn on an electric item that has come in contact with water, consider turning off the power to individual circuits within the power distribution panel of the property.

What is the typical cost for water damage restoration?

  • The cost of a water loss will vary greatly depending on the severity of the situation.

What is water damage restoration?

  • When water intrudes into a home or business, water damage restoration may be required. Water damage restoration is the professional process of removing unwanted water, drying and cleaning the structure and/or contents, and returning the property to its preloss condition. This is completed by professional technicians who are certified to follow industry standards using the proper methods and tools.

SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties is here to help! Call (269)-273-8777.

Mold Safety

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

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When mold starts to invade your home, dealing with the problem quickly and safely should be a priority. It can take less than 72 hours for mold to spread throughout your home, which COULD result in negative health effects to your family, as well as damage to your property. SERVPRO responds quickly to your call to assess your situation. SERVPRO professionals use advanced equipment and experience in mold mitigation to determine the water source of your mold problem. Then, we’ll work with you in the cleanup and restoration process with as little disruption to your family as possible. Call SERVPRO today @ 269-273-8777

Retail Cleaning and Restoration with SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

Retail Store Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties any time for retail cleaning and restoring. (269)-273-8777

If your retail space in Cass or St. Joseph county of Michigan needs cleaning or damage repair due to fire, water, mold or another event, SERVPRO® has the experience in retail store cleaning to get you back in business quickly.

When an emergency strikes your retail facility, it’s important to act quickly to help lessen the damage and restore the area to preloss condition while also maintaining daily business operations when possible.

Available 24/7

Our highly trained professionals are available any time to respond to retail water damage and other emergencies, no matter the size or cause. We perform our retail store cleaning and restoration services with care, helping to ensure all surfaces, displays and merchandise are restored to preloss condition. We do this with as little disruption to your retail business as possible, working after hours if necessary. We safely isolate the damaged areas, so you can continue normal business activities.

We are here for you 24/7!  Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties any time for retail cleaning and restoring. (269)-273-8777

Happy Summer 2022!!!

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

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While this time of year is a great time to enjoy BBQs, fire pits, and fireworks, it is also a time to be wary of potential fire hazards that could impact your home or business in Three Rivers, MI.

Here are 6 tips to help keep your Summer fun AND safe!

  • Keep a bucket of water or, as is required in many towns, a hose handy near your fire pit. If embers float out of your fire pit, or a log falls down from your bonfire stack and sets nearby foliage, paper, or other flammable materials aflame, you don’t want to be scrambling for a way to put the fire out. 
  • Supervise all fireworks that you are using (if fireworks are legal in your state, of course). Sparklers and pinwheels might seem “low risk,” but the reality is that there aren’t any fireworks out there that are safe enough for kids to use without adult supervision.
  • It’s also important to ensure that no one tries to re-light fireworks that don’t work properly the first time. Dump these in a bucket of water and move on to the next package.
  • Keep your grill or BBQ pit clean! Prevent accidental grease fires by cleaning out your pits or grease traps
  • Inspect the area around your BBQ and campfire. It is important to make sure that you there is nothing flammable around where you are going to be lighting a fire. - Consider deck railings, overhanging, branches, dry grass, piles of dry wood and recycling, brush nearby
  • When you will not be supervising the fire, make sure you put it out! Call SERVPRO @269-273-8777

Add SERVPROXIDE to your daily cleaning protocol today!

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

ServprOXIDE Add SERVPROXIDE to your daily cleaning protocol today!

For over 50 years, SERVPRO has been at the forefront of extreme disaster clean-up and restoration.  We are now proud to offer our certified disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE as a daily cleaning product for the general public.

SERVPROXIDE kills 99.999% of viruses and bacteria with an extremely low EPA toxicity rating.  Our disinfectant is for both residential and commercial properties and is a hospital grade non-bleach surface disinfectant.

SERVPROXIDE currently comes in 1 gallon jugs available here.

Add SERVPROXIDE to your daily cleaning protocol today!

Have any questions for the professionals? Call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties today! (269)-273-8777.