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Halloween Safety!

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

Preparations for Halloween start even before the month begins. Safety is always the number one concern this time of year. Let us go over a few tips to keep our children safe.

-Costumes, wigs, should be fire resistant, as well as proper fitting to avoid tripping.

-Face painting may be a better option than a mask. (non-toxic) Masks can obscure the vision.

-Accessories should never have sharp or pointed ends.

-Reflective tape should be attached to all costumes including carrying bags.

-Putting a phone number and first name to be reached IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY on or inside a costume would be beneficial.

-All children should be supervised by parents or an adult they trust.

-Flash lights and charged phones should be a part of the to do list.

-Please instruct children to never dart or run across the street. Look BOTH WAYS and WATCH FOR ALL CARS, wait safely until a car passes. Cross at cross walks and NOT in the middle of the block. Watch for all cars pulling in and out of driveways.

-Stay away from lit candles.

-Remind children to NEVER EAT any candy until it is checked by a trusted adult.

-Anything suspicious, REMEMBER TO CALL 911


*Have a Happy and Safe Halloween from the team here at SERVPRO OF Oak Park Ferndale!*

Vampire Cookies

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

Vampire cookies Easy to make Vampire cookies for fun.


1 tube of chocolate chip cookie dough (or homemade)

1 container of vanilla frosting (or homemade)

Food coloring-RED

Mini marshmallows

Slivered almonds


Preheated oven at 350*

Roll cookie dough into 1 ½” balls, place on parchment paper on top of baking sheets, bake approximately 12 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and cut in half. Add a couple of drops of red food coloring into the frosting and stir. Spread a thin layer of frosting on the cookie half. Place the mini marshmallows around the edges of halves. Place the other half on top. Stick a slivered almond on each side to create a fang.

*Hope you enjoy this recipe! I did! It is a fun and creative way to get your friends excited about Halloween.*


10/5/2022 (Permalink)

One of the most surprised looks I get out in the field talking with potential customers is when I tell them we clean carpets. I get: YOU DO? My response: Yes! We sure do! Upholstery as well. Well, isn’t that a wonderful fact to know?! Also, a convenient plus while we are cleaning a water, sewage, or storm loss. OR just everyday traffic. Please call our office and ask us about disinfecting and the products we use to help with your specific needs. I always tell customers, no question is a stupid question, if you don’t ask, how will you know? Now that I brought it to your attention, Dirty carpets? Call 248-246-0790 we will get you on our schedule. Go PRO!

My favorite! Amazing!! I had to share!

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Cucumber, Avocado, sesame seeds A very simple salad to toss together. You can add fish or chicken if you'd like. It is delicious! Enjoy!

Sesame Cucumber and Avocado Salad

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, plus more to taste (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, plus more for garnish (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, plus more to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce OR tamari, plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more to taste
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 pound cucumbers (such as Persian or English), trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper

In a small bowl, combine the sesame oil, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, sugar, soy sauce and red-pepper flakes. Add 1 tablespoon of water and whisk until blended. Taste, and adjust seasonings. (Dressing should taste acidic, a little sweet and a little salty.)

Halve the avocados and discard the pits. Using a small paring knife, carefully score the avocado flesh into ½-inch cubes, avoiding cutting through the skin. Use a large spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh, as close to the skin as possible, into a large bowl. Add the dressing; toss gently. Add the cucumbers and green onions and toss everything together. Season with salt and black pepper, top with more sesame seeds, and serve immediately.

Fall soup recipe

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

tortellini,sausage,tomatoes,spinach, This delicious soup is more like a meal. I suggest you make this a must try!

Who’s interested in making an easy, delicious slow cooker soup? (or crock pot) Raise your hand! Fall is here, let the soups begin! I found this recipe, made it, oh was it yummy! The best part, the soup was waiting for me when I walked in the door!

There are only 6 ingredients.


1 package of 8 (Oz.) cream cheese


3 cups of fresh spinach

Canned goods

2 (15 Oz.) cans of diced tomatoes

4 cups of vegetable or chicken broth

Pasta or Grains

1 (20 Oz.) bag of cheese tortellini frozen


1 lb. Italian sausage

Of course, you can always double or triple the recipe for a large family get together or alter any ingredient as you wish.

I hope you enjoy!

I love farmhouse projects and this is one of my favorites!

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

cream pumpkins, metal bucket, Wheat stems, cotton ball stems You don't have to be an avid crafter to make this beautiful farmhouse arrangement for your home. Have fun with it, you may surprise yourself!

I personally do not watch much TV, I enjoy making projects that I know I will love to look at in my home. It does not have to be expensive and I look for the best prices around. You don’t have to be a crafter either, you can MAKE IT! TRUST YOURSELF! I made something very similar to this beautiful bucket. With the holidays, you can change different items to go with the theme. I leave mine just the way it is for the most part. If I want to add more color or change the flowers, I will do that. I bought these exact pumpkins in the cream in two different sizes, I believe at Hobby Lobby. Most of the places I shop in to find these treasures instead of online is Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Dollar store, Marshall’s, Home Goods and TJ Maxx. Happy Crafting!

Through research these 2022 decor trends are the new look.

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

Green couch, Wallpaper walls, gold wood and white fabric chair According to the top designers on the internet we see an example of what to expect as the New Decor Fashion for 2022.

When it comes to décor and color palettes I will confess, this is a subject that makes me excited. The thought of putting all the elements together and seeing the final outcome is satisfying. As a former salesperson in the Marble industry these trends are something that I notice right away. I did do some research for 2022. Here are some examples of what will be the “new in” for the up in coming year.








*Nature Brown




*Gold Metals








Light Wood on Floors, Art, Glass and a very Minimalistic, Natural feel to the space is what we will be seeing more of. 

Trends always make their way back from one time period or another but mixed together in different ways to give us something new and fresh to look at. Just painting a wall can make a fresh atmosphere. I painted my living room a Buttercream color 2 years ago. Who knew?!

Why you should Always Use A Certified Restoration Company

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Puddle of water by SERVPRO logo Water and Mold should always be handled by a Certified Firm like SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale.

A water damage restoration service is the kind of professional that no one wants to call, but when they are needed, it is important not to delay. Homeowners know that moisture is often the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space and taking advantage of every little crack and a structural problem. No matter how moisture gets into the building, the response should be the same. Bring in a certified firm like SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale as soon as possible to clean the home, dry it, and ensure there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the home through a contaminated source, don’t try to handle it on your own. Floods and sewage backflows contain a cocktail of deadly bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can leave a person seriously ill. SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, but they also have the protective equipment to remain free from harm.

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale restoration technicians has a lot of technology at their disposal. These include powerful vacuums and pumping systems, high volume air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture meters, and a number of detergents formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While the technicians work on the building, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a home is safe to live, and a business safe to work in; any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

Call: 248-246-0790

Festivities for Fall 2020

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Here to help SERVPRO Of Oak Park/Ferndale is ready for you!

Fall is finally here! Let the festivities begin

With the cool air around the corner, SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale would like to warm you up with a delicious apple pie recipe. Sure to make your home smell delicious and kick off the holiday season. 


  • Pastry for double pie crust
  • 8 large apples (about 8-10 cups of apple slices or at least 4 pounds)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Saigon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar


      Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly. Place them in a large saucepan. Sprinkle the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice over the apples. Cook over medium-low heat just until the apples start to soften, about 10-15 minutes. Stir several times during cooking. Spray a deep dish 9” pie plate with cooking spray. Place a rolled pastry dough on the bottom of the pie plate. Trim any excess dough, keeping the dough even with the edge of the pie plate.
    Pour the warm apple mixture into the pie plate. Press down on the apples so that they lay flat and don’t have much space between them. This gives a nice, thick pie! Dot the top of the apples with the butter. Place the second pastry over the apples. Use a knife to trim any excess pie crust, leaving enough dough to tuck the top crust under the bottom crust. Flute the edges of the pie crust to seal. Cut slits in the top of the pie crust or use the tins of a fork to make the letter “A” on top. Use a pastry brush to brush milk overtop the pie crust, which will give the crust a shine. Sprinkle coarse sugar on top of the pie crust. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are soft. If the crust is browning before you think the apples are softened, cover the edges with foil. Allow cooling to room temperature before slicing. Store in an airtight container.


October 2020 Breast Cancer Awareness

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

A pink tree with breast cancer awareness ribbons. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month~

Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women, except for skin cancers. 

  • Estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2020 (In 2020, there will be an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 606,520 cancer deaths in the United States.)

A mammogram can often show a breast lump before it is felt. They can also show tiny clusters of calcium called micro-calcifications. Lumps or specks can be caused by cancer, fatty cells, or other conditions like cysts. Further tests are needed to find out if abnormal cells are present. 

Help Support the women in need. We can provide help and hope to women at every step of the breast cancer journey. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your donation will help provide a mammogram. Many women cannot afford their annual mammograms, and your support is the way for these women to get the important screening they need.

Salsa The SERVPRO Office Kitty~

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

Cat laying on a desk. Salsa is always happy to see her family~

The crew here at SERVPRO Oak Park/Ferndale would like to give recognition to a very important member of our SERVPRO family. Our rescue kitty Salsa.

In the cold months of January 2018, our crew was dispatched to a home for frozen pipes that had burst. This affected 3 levels of the home. Our team tackled water and mold for almost 21 days. Little did we know, Salsa was hiding there the whole time. When the home was down to the studs, she finally came out of hiding. This home had been abandoned by its tenants, who left her behind! The frail kitty made her debut when owner Carrie Fanelli was onsite doing an inspection. The lack of food and water left Salsa emaciated. She was brought back to the office that day and medically treated. Our SERVPRO staff showered her with love and nursed her back to health. 

Today Salsa can be found sprawled out on owner Paul Fanelli's desk, getting a quick belly rub. Or begging for love from the Fire Chief. This miracle cat has stolen everyone's heart, there is no doubt where she belongs. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

A pink tree with breast cancer awareness ribbons. October is for Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2019 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 62,930 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women, except for skin cancers. 

A mammogram can often show a breast lump before it is felt. They can also show tiny clusters of calcium called micro-calcifications. Lumps or specks can be caused by cancer, fatty cells, or other conditions like cysts. Further tests are needed to find out if abnormal cells are present. 

Help Support the women in need. We can provide help and hope to women at every step of the breast cancer journey. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your donation will help provide a mammogram. Many women cannot afford their annual mammograms, and your support is the way for these women to get the important screening they need.

Preparing For Fall~

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

The kids are back to school and the sun is rising later. SERVPRO of Oakpark/Ferndale would like to help you prepare your home, with these useful tips.


  • Test your heating system
  • Install a programmable thermostat
  • Clean humidifier/dehumidifier
  • Test smoke/Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Check for drafts


  • Check your roof for loose shingles/leaks
  • Clean out gutters
  • Clean the fireplace/chimney
  • Install storm windows
  • Winterize/remove AC units
  • Irrigate sprinkler systems/Clear out faucets

History of SERVPRO and the Growing Franchise it is

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is nationwide with over 1,700 franchises in the United States, and some in Canada. Before SERVPRO became the big franchise it is today it started off as just a single painting business. In 1967 Ted and Doris Isaacson opened that painting business in Sacramento California. Soon after opening the company turned into a franchise of cleanup and restoration experts. SERVPRO sold its first franchise in 1969, and 10 years later in 1979 SERVPRO acquired Bristol-Myers Domesticare division which had 175 franchises. 1988 SERVPRO decided to relocated its head quarters from California to Gallatin Tennessee. At that point SERVPRO had 647 franchises in the United States. In 1991 SERVPRO was named the small business of the year by the Nashville Business Journal, becoming a key contributor in the community. SERVPRO corporate in the year 2000 sold its 1000th franchise and continued its impressive growth even into today. Now with 1700 SERVPRO franchises nationwide SERVPRO continues to be a growing successful business. The privately owned company SERVPRO Industries, Inc is still guided by second-generation executive leadership. From 2004-2018 SERVPRO has been ranked #1 in the Restoration Services Category. 

Here at SERVPRO Oak Park/Ferndale we are proud to be apart of a great franchise. We are proud to serve our local communities. You can always expect an immediate response with SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale 24 hours/7 days a week. If your ever in need of emergency cleaning and restoration services call us any time, day, or night at 248-246-0790.

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Faster to Any Size Disaster

At SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale we are a locally owned and operated residential and commercial company specializing in restoration and cleaning services. SERVPRO provides 24 hour emergency service and respond immediately to any emergency. We have the training, expertise, and resources to handle any size disaster. With over 1,700 franchises in the U.S and Canada we have become a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

Residential Services Include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building Services

Commercial Services Include:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events

We Proudly Serve our Local Communities:

  • Ferndale
  • Royal Oak/Royal Oak Township
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Berkley
  • Oak Park
  • Huntington Woods

We are always ready to help residents and business owners with any size cleaning or restoration emergency.

Call us today at 248-246-0790 and let us take care of your restoration/cleaning needs.

We are in need of Experienced Crew Chief, are you the One???

6/9/2017 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO Heroes, is this you!??

SERVPRO® of Oak Park/Ferndale is looking to fill a Production Crew Chief Position              

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as a new Production Crew Chief. In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a sincere drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.”

 Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting new people, has excellent communication skills, enjoys supervising others, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and super-excited about routinely exceeding expectations? Then you may be our perfect hero!

 As a valued SERVPRO® Franchise employee, you will receive a competitive pay rate, with opportunity to learn and grow.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Explain process and answer customer questions, as needed.
  • Monitor, communicate, and respond to customer needs/concerns.
  • Communicate clear expectations to Production Technicians and supervise their activities.
  • Perform production processes as scheduled and ensure quality control.
  • Identify safety hazards, communicate, and establish control measures to ensure the safety of occupants and workers.
  • Manage job file documentation to ensure complete and accurate project details.
  • Manage and control costs of production projects.
  • Manage assets by protecting and using equipment and materials properly.

Position Requirements

  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Basic math skills
  • High school diploma/GED
  • At least 6 month of water/fire restoration experience, in a supervisory role preferred
  • IICRC WRT Certification (include register number on resume)
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly, occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights, work in tight spaces (e.g., crawls spaces, attics)
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to repetitively push/pull/lift/carry objects
  • Ability to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals
  • Ability to travel locally and out of state when necessary
  • Ability to successfully complete a background check and drug screen subject to applicable law


Pay Rate

Hourly pay rate is based on experience and certifications, with possibility of overtime pay and increases based on merit.

TO APPLY: E-mail your resume to

 SERVPRO® of Oak Park/Ferndale is an EOE M/F/D/V employer

FREE CE Credit Course 11/03/2016 1PM

9/21/2016 (Permalink)

CE Course Flyer

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale will be hosting a Free CE Credit Course for Water Damage Restoration. This is for those who are IICRC Certified and are in need of CE (Continuing Education) Credits. This class will provide you with four (4) hours of insurance course credits, course number 69553. The class will be held at the Royal Oak Public Library on November 3rd, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm, registration begins at 12:30pm. Lunch will be offered to attendees from 12:15pm to 1pm. If you are interested in attending or want more details please email us or call 248-246-0790. Please RSVP by October 14th as we need an accurate head count for course materials and such. Be sure to bring your IICRC card number to get appropriate credit for the course. Also note that late arrivals will not be admitted so please arrive on time, if not early! We look forward to seeing you there!! 

IICRC Certified Firm

7/5/2016 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

For Immediate Service in Metro Detroit, Call SERVPRO

6/30/2016 (Permalink)

Metro Detroit Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Metro Detroit. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 248-246-0790

Residential Services

Whether your Metro Detroit home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Metro Detroit commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.