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Why Choose SERVPRO?

3/3/2023 (Permalink)

There are many restoration companies, but which one will serve you the best?

Why SERVPRO will! SERVPRO is a nationally recognized Restoration company that is certified by the IICRC, the people who wrote the Standard for water restoration. We also operate 24/7 - 365 days a year so no matter when you need us, we will be ready to help bring your home back to the way it was.

We also have specialized equipment that we utilize to save time to fix damages as fast as possible.

We have the resources and know how to help you in almost any kind of loss. Be it a water intrusion, a fire that broke out in your home, or some mold that has hidden itself away from view.

So just know that when the Professionals at SERVPRO arrive to help Remediate the damage caused from any type of loss, you can rest easy knowing that we can make it, Like It Never Even Happened!

Flammable Materials in Your Home

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

We all know fire can spread very quickly, but are there things in our home helping the spread of a potential fire? Certain materials are more flammable than others and will catch fire rapidly. Here are some things that are common that could increase the damage done to your home during a fire.

One of the more obvious materials is wood. We use it in outside fires all the time without making the connection that a good portion of our homes are made of wood. Cabinets and furniture made of wood can set alight easily if exposed to flame as well as the framing that supports our homes structurally.

Things such as cloth outside of furniture and blankets will very easily catch fire and act as tinder to set other things alight. Curtains and closets full of clothing will ignite almost instantly when exposed to open flame at high enough temperatures leading to out-of-control fires very quickly.

Older homes have insulation such as cellulose based blown-in insulation that are not as fire resistant as modern insulation. This is basically shredded paper meaning it will catch fire extremely fast and start a chain reaction that sets nearby insulation alight as well.
While there isn’t much you can do to eliminate these materials from being in your home, Being knowledgeable about the subject can help you understand what could happen in the event of a house fire.

Be sure to call the SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale if you experience a house fire to make it, Like It Never Even Happened!

Water Damage From Frozen Pipes and How to Prevent them

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

Winter Freezes can do just as much damage to a home as a flood, if not more. Some people think they just have to keep the snow off of the roof but the temperature is what you need to watch the most.

If not properly insulated, the cold can freeze your pipes that can become ticking timebombs as they thaw. Coming home from a vacation to find your house soaking wet is the last thing anyone wants. Here are some things you can do to help prevent damage to your home.

A lot of people try to save money during winter by keeping the heat low but some areas of the home are extremely susceptible to these low temperatures. The bathroom and attic are some of the more common areas that have piping running in exterior walls, so make sure these areas are nice and warm.

Putting foam or wool covers over your exposed pipes can help keep them warm against the air and keep them from freezing for longer than uninsulated pipes.

If you are unsure if your pipes have frozen check them for any deformities or Cracks with exposed ice. Small leaks or drips may also be a sign your pipe has frozen and will need to be addressed. Make sure the water is shut off if you notice any of these things to prevent water continuously spraying.

Hopefully these tips will help keep your home safe from these harsh temperatures we are currently experiencing, and be sure to call the
SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale if you experience any water damage this winter to make it, Like It Never Even Happened!

How and Why we stop the spread of Mold.

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

When mold is discovered a lot can go through a home owners mind. One thing we hear from our customers is "how do I stop this from spreading and getting to other parts of my house?" 

The answer is containment!

When The professionals at the SERVPRO of OakPark/Ferndale put up these temporary walls of plastic or Cover doors, they are protecting the other parts of your home from the spread of tiny spores that can grow and damage other areas of the home.

This can even save on costs and also reduce the time it will take to complete the job as specific areas can be isolated in large spaces to reduce the cleaning area and prevent unnecessary work.

We are always committed to providing a safe and efficient jobsite to make it, Like It Never Even Happened.

Experience and Knowledge is why SERVPRO is highly ranked in the Restoration Industry

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

There are many Restoration companies out there. I, for one do not want to discredit the other amazing companies out there, that work very hard to bring a satisfying result to their customers. However, I can speak for the company I work for. Two years in now, and I can say that the team effort of the SERVPRO of Oak Park Ferndale staff is outstanding. Yes, it can be hard work. But the satisfaction of knowing how you have helped a family or business is very rewarding. You can go as far as you desire with SERVPRO. Opportunities to grow with the company with on-going training is always there for anyone who wants to become an owner. SERVPRO is highly ranked and recognized in the Restoration Industry and a Preferred vendor to most Insurance companies. Experience and knowledge is what makes a company successful. SERVPRO has accomplished that.

First call a Plumber to fix the source of the water loss, then call your local SERVPRO

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

lower floor level, water covering floor Home owners discover water covering their basement floor. A call into SERVPRO to extract, clean and dry to prevent mold.

Whether your washing machine had a faulty part or water is pushing up from the basement drain the surprise of walking down the stairs to a floor covered in water is never a surprise that is welcoming. This homeowner had a water loss that covered most of the floor. SERVPRO Technicians are on call 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. Emergency situations are what we are known for. If you have a break or leak from a water source such as a sink, toilet, shower, washing machine, refrigerator, or pipe please contact a plumber to get the source fixed first. In order for our team to come in to clean and dry the area the root cause needs to be stopped. Once that is complete. Proceed to call your local SERVPRO.

House fire with more damage than meets the eye.

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

House, Fire, Soot, black, front of home, attic area. A fire took place in a local residence. SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale was a part of this Restoration.

Just by observing this picture, does it appear that the fire that happened in this home was severe? I can tell you it was. That is why there is a familiar saying, never judge a book by it’s cover. A fire in the attic area went from the garage into the kitchen and through out other areas of the home. Many of the walls, carpet, flooring had to be gutted, taken out, and will be reconstructed. Our technicians work hard when there is a fire trying to save as many contents as possible. If the SERVPRO team can restore any personal property for the homeowner that will be discussed with them. The items are cleaned with SERVPRO cleaning products and carefully stored in SERVPRO Content boxes. Technicians are also trained in how to properly store belongings and what should and should not be packed together. If you have had an unfortunate fire loss, please contact your local SERVPRO.

Basement Commercial Lab

11/4/2022 (Permalink)

Basement, water, shelves, remove contents SERVPRO of Oak Park Ferndale preparing to extract water from a basement Lab floor.

As you can see in this commercial building, they had a water loss in which a good portion of the floor was wet with pooling areas of water. This Lab had some contents on the floor that was affected. Paperwork and files are a very important part of a business. When water comes from a higher area such as a wall, ceiling, or roof anything that is on a shelf can also get wet. It is important to check every level of your business a few times a year to see if you discover any wet, damp areas. From the ceiling to the floor. Especially by drains. Holes or cracks, wet ceiling spots or discoloration could be a sign that something is going on in that space. Old or new pipes, materials, because of the weather change here in Michigan could potentially cause contraction and expansion. Quick reminder, if you have water or moisture there is a high probability that you may also have mold. Contact your local SERVPRO with any questions. We are always her to help!


10/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO individual franchises are helping cities all over the states when a hurricane, tornado, or a storm happens.  SERVPRO Professional technicians will travel across into other states to meet with other teams and work together to achieve the goal of Clean up and Restoration. An Alert is sent out to all franchises as to what the situation is, and each franchise considers whether they can send out a team to travel to the affected area. SERVPRO has been in the business of Cleaning and Restoration for 50 years and will continue to strive to be the number one Restoration Company across the United States. If you are looking to find out if you have SERVPRO Teams coming into your state when a disaster hits, call your local SERVPRO for more information. 

Steam Cleaning Tile

10/13/2022 (Permalink)

Sewage back up, disenfecting, steam cleaning SERVPRO of Oak Park Ferndale steam clean a tile floor in a basement sewage back up.

A sewage back up in this basement caused a Bio situation and a horrible smell. SERVPRO Technicians first spray the area with a disinfectant to minimize the smell. Using a special machine they extract the nasty mess off the floor. Some areas need power washing depending on how bad the back up was. The Technician then disinfects again with products used by SERVPRO and steam cleans the space. For this job it was tile. If you suspect any clogs or drains that are not draining properly, standing water in the area after you shower we highly suggest you call a plumber to take a look before the back up happens. Unfortunately, there will be those times when you have no idea what's happening "down under" (In the ground) That's why you call SERVPRO! Let the PRO'S SERVE you!