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Water in your Crawl Space?

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in your Crawl Space? SERVPRO of Rochester clean up Water in Crawl Space in Oakland Township, Michigan

Water in your crawl space can cause damage to your home 

Excessive moisture in a crawl space can cause your foundation supports to warp and lose their structural integrity. 

Excessive moisture can promote the growth of Mold and Mildew.

Standing water can attract pests and small animals. 

What to do when you have water in your crawl space

Have a professional inspect your crawl space for foundation cracks and broken pipes.

Dry out the crawl space by removing the excess water and moisture. 

Clean up the crawl space by removing debris and wet insulation.

When to Call A Professional

Water mitigation is not a challenging task, but it is hard, physical labor. You might want to consider the following:

A crawl space that is between 4 feet and 5 feet high is considered tall. Even such a tall crawlspace is very difficult to move around in. Many crawl spaces are lower than this.

Tight Access Point of entry makes it difficult to work in the crawl space. There may be only one small door that allows access to the crawl space, and can sometimes be in an inconvenient area, such as a bedroom closet or kitchen pantry floor.

Warning:  Rodents can often get into the crawl space.  Their droppings can contain harmful bacteria.

Have Water Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Rochester – (248) 608-2667

Rain causes water damage to homes

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rain causes water damage to homes Heavy rains result in Metro Detroit Flood Damage

The SERVPRO of Rochester team work hard to clean up basements after a large amount of rain fell in the Oakland and Wayne County area. Unfortunately, we cannot control the rains. The overwhelmed sewers and saturated ground sent contaminated water into basements, crawl spaces, and foundations.  Having a Professional assessment from a reputable flood recovery company is always recommended.

Calling SERVPRO of Rochester after a flood damage will increase the chances of a safe cleanup.  The SERVPRO crews are ready to remove the contaminated water and dry out your home.  If the water is left standing in your home, you could increase the risk for Mold.  It can take as little as 48 -72 hours for mold to grow and be visible.

Whether you are filing an insurance claim, or you are paying directly out of pocket, SERVPRO of Rochester can walk you through the job process and provide an estimate with industry standard pricing for all the work that needs to be performed to clean up the water.

Call us at (248) 608-2667 we are here to help!

A Gift Idea for Mother's Day

5/13/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning A Gift Idea for Mother's Day SERVPRO of Rochester wish all Moms a Happy Mother's Day!

As my kids well know, my favorite Mother’s Day Gift is a clean house.  If you are trying to figure out what to get your Mom this year, Let the experts at SERVPRO of Rochester perform a Deep Cleaning or Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning for your Mom!

Deep Cleaning - to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for your mom.

Carpet Cleaning - Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your mom’s home.

SERVPRO of Rochester have the expertise to get the job done.

Call Today to schedule services (248) 608-2667

Do you suspect Mold in your workplace?

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Do you suspect Mold in your workplace? Mold in the utility room behind the furnace in Dexter Michigan

Mold infestation in the workplace is not uncommon. There is always mold present in buildings. Certain levels of mold are considered acceptable.  But, massive quantities of mold or certain species of mold can be toxic, especially to those individuals with health problems or weakened immune systems. Some of the symptoms that occupants may experience area respiratory issues, irritation to the eyes, sneezing and fatigue.

If a pipe leak or break is not repaired, the water can cause mold growth within your building.  Sometimes the presence of mold is unknown, possibly within a wall or in duct work. A Professional company will be able to properly remediate and clean your building.  Call SERVPRO of Rochester to assess the situation, remediate, and repair the affected areas so the occupants can return to work safely.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (248) 608-2667

Flooding from Storms Cause damage to Homes and Businesses

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding from Storms Cause damage to Homes and Businesses Sewage Back up causes damage to basement after Storm rips through Metro Detroit

If disaster strikes causing damage to your home, call the Professionals at SERVPRO® of Rochester to Help you clean up the mess. We are ready to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

If disaster strikes causing damage to your home, call the Professionals at SERVPRO® of Rochester to Help you clean up the mess. We are ready to help you make it "Like it never even happened."
Whatever the storm, we will be there to help. We are faster to any size disaster that you may experience when unpredictable weather damages the Metro Detroit area.
Our Experienced Team will be there to dry out and clean up your home or business. As a customer you have the right to choose who helps you with your water damage clean up. Trust SERVPRO® of Rochester (248) 608-2667

Tips to Prevent Water Damage

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips to Prevent Water Damage Cleaning your gutters can prevent Water Damage

Flooding can happen any time of the year but as we know, In Michigan, we are entering the wet and rainy season of the year.

Here a few of tips that can help prevent damage to your home or business. 

Gutters – Keeping well maintained gutter systems can help with diverting the water to drainage areas.  If your gutters have leaves and debris in them the rainwater will overflow and can pool up near your foundation causing damage to your basement.

Grading the Yard – Adding top soil to the low spots around your foundation wall can help drain the water away from the foundation.

Response plan – Have a plan of action if a storm hits.  In the event of flooding, make sure that you have a program in place to handle the flooding and damage. 

SERVPRO of Rochester is ready to help if your home or business does sustain storm damage.  Call us at (248) 608-2667.

Benefits of using a Infrared camera to detect water damage

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Benefits of using a Infrared camera to detect water damage Thermal Camera image of a shower ceiling and wall.

Finding Water Damage can sometimes be difficult. Water often travels the path of least resistance, which means water coming in from a roof leak might enter your ceiling and travel to the lowest point often pooling or leaking down into a light fixture in the middle of the room.

Using an Infrared Camera to identify the source of the water damage can help SERVPRO of Rochester restore your home.  Thermal Imaging can detect damp spots in floors, ceilings, and walls.  Using the Infrared camera has helped us determine hidden water damage in a ceiling. The rainbow-colored images can help our Technician spot moisture in the Our technicians use the IR camera to detect the moisture before physical damage or mold is evident. Using moisture meters along with the IR camera can confirm the presence of water.

If you have experienced a water damage due to pipe leak or other water damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Rochester at (248) 608-2667

What to do when your Business has a sewer back up

4/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to do when your Business has a sewer back up Sewage back up causes damage to commercial building

A mop and common cleaning products may not be enough for black water intrusions. SERVPRO of Rochester technicians are trained to safely clean and restore your business, utilizing the following procedures: 

-Identify the Source/Type of Water

-Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis

-Survey the Extent of Damage and Inspect the Premises

-Perform Emergency Water Extraction

-Move and Block Furniture

-Provide Floor Service

-Inspect Carpet pad/Carpet and Provide Service

-Apply Necessary Treatments (Disinfectants/Deodorization) 

-Utilize Drying Equipment and Monitor Drying 

-Dispose of Debris 

Emergency Mitigation means that under normal circumstances, SERVPRO technicians are on-site within four hours to begin drying and decontaminating your customers home and restorable contents. 

Abiding by OSHA guidelines and all applicable health regulations, SERVPRO technicians remove moisture, sewage, and contaminants, disinfecting and deodorizing as they safely clean your customers home and restorable belongings. 

We make it "Like it never even happened." 

Toilet Overflow causes damage to Rochester home

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Toilet Overflow causes damage to Rochester home Drywall ceiling falls after toilet overflows in the upstairs bathroom

SERVPRO of Rochester received a emergency call for a water damage.  The toilet overflow in the half bathroom caused two levels in her home to have water damage.  The water ran down a hallway and bedroom on the main level and into the basement affecting her furnace room, hallway, closet and bathroom.

James Howard, our production manager received a letter in the mail from the satisfied customer, wishing him a nice holiday.  This is what she wrote:  

Thank you so much for comforting me when I was so upset about our "toilet overflow".  I was hysterical!! I've really settled down, and everything looks like "it never even happened". The workers did a good job of putting everything back together again, but it was a very stressful fall.  

A Satisfied Homeowner

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (248) 608-2667

Moving Out Your Belongings after a Disaster in Rochester Hills

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Moving Out Your Belongings after a Disaster in Rochester Hills Belongings have been inventoried and boxed up and ready to be moved to SERVPRO of Rochester's Warehouse for storage.

SERVPRO of Rochester helped Pack Out a family of 6 after a broken pipe destroyed their main level and finished basement. SERVPRO of Rochester inventoried the items, prepared them for moving, and stored them until the home could be renovated from the water damage. Our Team is organized and efficient in moving out your belongings from the area that is affected by water damage.

Our Immediate Response helps complete the Job quickly and close your Claim faster which in turn will save you time and Money.

Our Contents department can provide:

Emergency Inventory

Pre-Loss Inventory

Complete Inventory of Total Loss Items and Restorable Items

The Accuracy of Contents Inventory results in Complete Replacement Lists

Moving Contents

Cleaning of furniture and belongings

Storage of Contents

We pride ourselves in Restoration vs Replacement Cost Analysis on every item! We use a photo inventory system to ensure a detailed itemization.

Our Team is organized and efficient in moving out your belongings from the area that is affected by water damage. If you are looking for a Company to help you with your moving needs, Call SERVPRO of Rochester (248) 608-2667