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New Technology: The ESPORTA iS4000 Soft Contents Washing Machine

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

The ESPORTA iS4000 machine in our warehouse The ESPORTA iS4000 machine in our warehouse in Farmington Hills, MI

Restore, don't replace!

At SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills, we're always staying up to date with the latest and greatest technology. Our ESPORTA iS4000 soft contents washing machine is capable of removing deep soot and mold from soft contents such as clothing, bedding, stuffed animals, purses, shoes, hats, and more! 

This machine is great at restoring items that a commercial washing machine cannot handle. After a fire or water damage, items that seem to be a total loss or unsalvageable can now be restored instead of replaced. Replacing sentimental items after a fire is devastating. With new ESPORTA technology, you no longer have to worry about losing irreplaceable items. 

Smelly sports equipment? We can help!

Not only can the ESPORTA iS4000 restore damaged soft contents, but it is also extremely beneficial at sanitizing and removing those stinky odors from sports equipment.

Are you interested in having your sports team's equipment cleaned and sanitized? Give us a call today for a free quote or head to Facebook and send us a direct message. 

248-427-1500

How to Prepare Your Kids For Emergencies

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic of a house in a flood with the words "Is your family prepared?" Do your kids have all the information they need in the event of an emergency?

The fourth and final topic of this year’s National Preparedness Month is teaching the youth about preparedness. Make sure your kids are aware of your family’s emergency preparedness plan and practice it so they know what to do and how to respond in the face of an emergency. A few key things to talk through with your kids are:

  1. Who to contact - make sure they have your phone number memorized as well as other emergency contact information and numbers.

Tip: pick someone out of town for an emergency contact as they might be easier to reach if there is a local disaster.

  1. Where to meet – Talk through with your family on where to meet in case of an emergency. Pick a familiar and accessible place where you can take shelter if needed.

Tip: Make sure the place you decide on is pet friendly if applicable.

  1. Practice! Hold regular household meetings with your family to discuss your plan and keep copies of your contact information somewhere safe like a backpack or cellphone.

Ready.Gov has fun interactive games for children to play in order to help prepare the youth for emergencies. Check it out here: https://www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan

As National Preparedness Month 2021 comes to an end, SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills wants to remind you that emergencies and disasters happen year round. Make sure you and your family are staying vigilant each month by keeping up to date with your preparedness kits and looking out for alerts.

Large Box Store Flood Clean Up in Rochester Hills, MI

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Carpet, tile, and running track flooring covered with water along with clothing racks, display stands, and mannequins Multiple different types of flooring were affected in this water loss

This big box store in Rochester Hills, MI flooded after a urinal was left running all night in one of the bathrooms. Our crew was called out early in the morning when the employees discovered the water and we were on the scene very shortly after the call in order to get them back open to the public. While this was a large loss (about 80% of the store was affected), our crew had the store back up and running within three days. 

Getting the space mitigated, dried out, and sanitized as quickly as possible was a huge priority so the community and children could get back to using a space they cherish so much. 

SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

Our knowledgeable crew takes specialized commercial restoration classes to always stay up to date on the latest methods and technologies in the field. We are always here for you and your business.

Our team is here for you 24/7 - give us a call at (248) 427-1500

Financially Planning for Emergency Disasters

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with the words "National Preparedness Month - its never to early to prepare" Make sure your family is ready by getting financially prepared

For the third theme of National Preparedness Month in 2021, the focus is on getting financially prepared for an emergency disaster. Ready.Gov highlights some ways that homeowners can get prepared at either no cost or a low cost. In addition to the resources listed on Ready.Gov, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a plethora of resources that can be shipped directly to your home.

At SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills, we are able to work directly with your insurance company to ease the stress during emergency disasters. It’s important that homeowners make sure they are adequately covered for emergencies that the region is prone to. For example, if your home is in a flood zone, flood insurance should be a priority. Likewise, if your home is in an area where wildfires are prevalent, insurance for wildfires is a must. The Red Cross has an interactive map that shows common disasters across the United States by region and what you should be prepared for.

To get started, here are a few tips you should consider in order to get financially prepared for an emergency disaster:

  1. Gather financial, medical, personal, and household information and keep them in an accessible safe space.
  1. Keep small amounts of cash in your home for items such as food, gas, or other supplies in the event that you cannot get to an ATM. In addition, consider opening a savings account and saving up money for potential disasters.
  1. Keep on top of your homeowners or renters, health, and life insurance. Consider purchasing flood insurance from the national flood insurance program as well as reviewing your policy to make sure you’re adequately covered.

For more information, click on any of the links in this blog or contact us at (248) 427-1500. 

National Preparedness Month - Building an Emergency Kit

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro graphic with the words "be prepared, build a kit" National Preparedness Month 2021 - Phase 2

Being prepared for a disaster means having a kit accessible in your home or business. An emergency kit should include basic items that will keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency situation. In this blog, you’ll find some useful suggestions that you can include in your kit. A comprehensive list of suggestions is available on Ready.Gov as well as additional resources on being prepared for disasters. Keep in mind that one new item that has been added to the list this year are masks.  

What to include:

  • Water
  • Food
    • Pet food, formula, medications, utensils, etc.
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flashlight
    • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Radio and cell phone with backup batteries
  • First aid kit
    • Masks
    • Garbage bags, wipes for sanitation, etc.
  • Pliers for turning off utilities
  • Whistle
  • Local maps
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape for sheltering in place

How to maintain your kit:

  • Store in a cool and dry place
  • Keep the kit in a tightly sealed metal or plastic container
  • Update regularly with your family’s needs
  • Replace foods and or medications when expired

Where to store your kit:

  • In your home
  • At your place of work
  • In your car

For more ideas of what items to include in your kit, head to Ready.Gov where you can explore a list of personalized items for you and your family such as prescription glasses, feminine supplies, activities for children, etc.

Make sure to stay updated on our blogs to come for the third and fourth theme of National Preparedness Month 2021

September is National Preparedness Month!

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

Green graphic with the words: National Preparedness Month SERVPRO National Preparedness Month 2021

It’s time to review and renew your strategies for when disasters strike. Whether you’re a business owner or a homeowner, it’s important to make sure you have a plan in place in case of emergencies. Our crew at SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills wants to help educate and prepare you to make the best decisions for your family and employees. This year for national preparedness month, Ready.Gov highlights 4 main themes. The first theme this month is Make a Plan.

Ready.Gov has a list of possible disasters and emergencies that might have never crossed your mind such as household chemical emergencies. Check out https://www.ready.gov/september to see the full list to see which emergencies and disasters could possibly affect your area.

There are three steps to consider while making a plan: 

  1. Discuss important questions with your family or employees such as:
  • Where will I shelter?
  • Where is my local evacuation route?
  • Is my emergency preparedness kit updated?
  1. Consider specific needs in your household
  • Every family has different needs. This means that you should account for pets, children, the elderly, disabilities, cultural/language barriers, and dietary needs in your emergency plan.
  1. Fill out a family emergency plan by clicking on this link: https://www.ready.gov/plan
  1. Practice your plan with your family or employees.

SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills is here for you 24/7, 365 days a year when disaster strikes. Call us today to see how we can further help you and your employees or family with getting and staying prepared.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more tips on how to stay prepared!

(248) 427-1500

Sump pump back up? We can help!

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Shower with tile flooring surrounding with water damage due to a sump pump failure Sump pump water damage

We are always Here to Help!

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills is available 24/7.  We are a 24-hour emergency service company.  When you have water damage, whether it is on a holiday or the middle of the night, we have Professional Technicians that are ready to help you clean up the mess. 

Our IICRC Certified Technicians will walk you through your loss, helping you understand the claims process and how to help you dry out your water damage. Then we can begin services to remove the water and affected contents. We will then use air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining water. Finally, we will clean and sanitize restorable items and structures that were damaged by the water.

If you need help or want to know more about the water damage process, we can answer your questions. Call SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills (248) 427-1500

Heavy Rains in Metro Detroit Cause Basements to Flood

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Areal view of houses in a flooded area Houses in a flooded Metro Detroit neighborhood

The SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills team works 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 and the sewers became overwhelmed causing contaminated groundwater into basements, crawl spaces, and foundations.  Having a professional assessment from a reputable flood recovery company is always recommended.

Calling SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills after a flood 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 Farmington and Farmington Hills 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) 427-1500 we are here to help!

Accidents Happen - Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher dust and soot damage throughout a home Homeowner in Livonia is in need of professional cleaning after shop vacuum spreads soot throughout the home.

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills takes on the challenge of removing Soot from all surfaces in a Livonia home.

The homeowner was using a shop vacuum to clean up the soot in the fireplace not realizing that the filter for the shop vacuum was not attached.  With the amount of soot spread throughout the home, she knew she would not be able to clean up the home on her own. She knew that hiring a Professional soot damage restoration company that has experience is the best approach.

We use specialized equipment, chemicals, and techniques to remove soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. In areas of the home with severe damage, we use multiple techniques to restore the home.  Crews hepa vacuum all surfaces to remove soot, dry sponges to wipe surfaces that could not be wet washed, and the carpeting was steam cleaned.   

Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

We clean and restore your property using specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. Our “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

If you need Fire Damage Repair and Restoration your call us at (248) 427-1500

Keep Your Business Clean and Sanitized

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro technicians sanitizing an office space We're Here to Help

Safe and healthy work environment

Keeping a clean workspace can help with the spread of germs and harmful bacteria. A professional cleaning company can clean and disinfect the areas that are often overlooked.

Growing your business

If you or your employees are having to clean the workspace, that is less time they have to do their jobs.  A professional cleaning company can come in either during or after business hours, so you can focus on the growth of your business.

Professional Image

Whether you have customers, guests, or just your own employees in your workspace, having a cluttered and or dirty building can affect the way others perceive you. A professional cleaning company can improve your professional image and clean atmosphere.

High Standard of Cleaning

Create a relationship with a cleaning company that has the experience to get the job done. At SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills, we pride ourselves on reliable, quality work.

Our team can perform maintenance cleaning such as emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms, dusting, mopping floors, and vacuuming. SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington can also perform additional services such as deep cleaning and specialty cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing services. 

Call to schedule your consultation with SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills at (248) 427-1500