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Faster to Any Size Disaster

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to Any Size Disaster Water damage in a basement after heavy rains in Salem, MI

Residential Restoration and Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle all of your restoration and cleaning needs. As a locally owned and operated business, we can provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding immediately to commercial or residential needs.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (248) 427-1500

Residential Services

Whether you need emergency flood restoration or just need your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO has over 1,650 Franchises ready to respond faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.” We can help you with the following residential services:

Don't Wait - Check the date!

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Don't Wait - Check the date! Substantial fire damage to a home in Farmington Hills

Fire damage can be extremely devastating to your home or business, how prepared are you? 

SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills is here to make sure that you have the information you need to prevent a fire and to help you during the aftermath of a fire. Our SERVPRO technicians are highly qualified and certified in Fire & Water Restoration. Our crews work around the clock to come to the rescue and return your home or business back to pre-fire condition. Not only can we clean the structure, but we can also remove stubborn odor and soot from upholstery and carpeting.

DID YOU KNOW?

Different types of fires require different types of extinguishers. For example, a grease fire and an electrical fire require the use of different extinguishing agents to effectively and safely put the fire out.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has used the slogan, "Don't Wait - Check the Date! - Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years" in one of their past campaigns and we're here to make sure it stays at the top of your mind! The NFPA strives to educate the public about the basic and necessary elements for fire prevention. The public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, including how to check the date, when to replace them, and how many you should have in your home. Check out the NFPA's website for Smoke Alarm Tips!

NFPA Smoke Alarm Tips 

We would like you to be as knowledgeable as possible on fire safety, so here are a few tips:

  1. Always watch your cooking - do not leave anything on the stove or in the oven unattended.
  2. Test Smoke Alarms - Test your alarms once a month and replace batteries as needed.
  3. Be careful when using candles - keep candles far away from flammable substances and surfaces.
  4. Have a fire escape plan - make an escape plan and practice it frequently.
  5. Smoke outside - If you are a smoker, have a deep ashtray and remember to NEVER smoke in bed.

Ceiling Collapses After Heavy Rains

5/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ceiling Collapses After Heavy Rains Damage to bedroom when a ceiling collapsed in a Farmington Hills home

With heavy, wind-driven rains over several days, water leaked into a bedroom ceiling in Farmington.  SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills was called out to clean up the damage. Our crew was able to minimize the damage by putting a tarp over the leak on the roof.  Contents needed to be moved out and cleaned from the room and then technicians were able to remove the affected insulation and drywall and dry out the ceiling. 

Damage to Your Roof?

Often leaks are due to defective or failing flashing or caulk, but it is possible that you may have actual damage to your roof.  A fallen tree limb or shingles that have blown off from the wind can also be sources of the leak. 

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

To GET HELP call SERVPRO (248) 427-1500

Emergency Services Needed in Your Building?

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Services Needed in Your Building? SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills responds to an emergency water loss at large office building

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills understands the urgency of the situation and has the experience to help. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Commercial water restoration presents unique challenges. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Our IICRC Certified Technicians were dispatched immediately to clean up the damage to get this office up and running again.

Our Technicians were able to dry out the foyer and several offices quickly to avoid additional damages to the building structure. All surfaces were sanitized using an anti-microbial botanical product that is safe for even the most sensitive environments.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Faster to Any Size Disaster

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises

When your business is damaged from a Water Damage, we will be there fast with the help you need.

Call Us Today – (248) 427-1500

What is a Trash Out?

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What is a Trash Out? This condo in Oakland County had several years of trash piled up throughout the unit that needed to be removed.

Our SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills technicians pride themselves on being able to ‘clean up anything you don’t want too” whether you had a disaster affect your home or not. There are plenty of common and uncommon reasons you would need what we call a trash-out, we have seen and dealt with them all.

For instance, if you have a home or basement full of wet or just plain unwanted things, we can haul that away for you. If you are a rental homeowner and a tenant left a ton of trash in your rental property, we can take that away for you and clean the home. If there is an elderly or physically handicapped person you may know that can not take care of their home and let things pile up, we can take care of that for them. The possibilities are endless, and we have the ability to deal with hazardous material being that we have access to personal protective equipment (PPE).

If you need our experienced SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills technicians help, call (248) 427-1500.

How Do Thermal Cameras Help Us with Your Water Damage?

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Do Thermal Cameras Help Us with Your Water Damage? Thermal image camera captures a photo of a wet kitchen ceiling after a pipe break in the bathroom in Livonia.

Our SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills technicians are specially trained in Water Restoration and given a certification by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Cleaning) to ensure the best quality of work for our customers. To go one step further, our technicians have been trained to use Thermal Cameras to detect moisture and temperature discrepancies in your home or business. IR (Infrared) Thermal Camera technology is a powerful tool for discovering the source of a leak, determining is there is lingering moisture behind a wall before or after a dry-out and even to combat potential mold growth.

So How Do IR Cameras Work?

When water evaporates, it cools surface temperature. Infrared cameras identify temperature differences to locate potential water damage. Infrared technology visually displays qualitative thermal differences often caused by water damage. In short, IR cameras do not directly detect moisture, they detect temperature, and water is extremely sensitive to these fluctuations.

If you have or had a water damage and are concerned about moisture, call our SERVPRO technicians at (248) 427-1500!

Commercial Water Loss Causes

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Loss Causes Warehouse Water Damage in Farmington Hills, MI Business

Besides a natural disaster or large-scale storm, there are other potential causes for a water damage at your business. It is true that commercial water damages are often the result of weather events such as heavy rains and storms, however, there are regular maintenance issues that could cause damage to company equipment, inventory, and other valuable assets. Our SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills technicians are highly trained and knowledgeable in all of the possible causes for a water loss to occur in your commercial property.

Other Causes of Water Damage in Your Business:

  • Sprinkler System Malfunction - Sprinkler systems are a must for businesses because it helps protect the building in fire emergencies, offering the first line of defense when smoke is detected. However, when the sprinkler system is outdated and showing signs of wear and tear, the sprinklers can malfunction and cause water damage to everything inside the building.
  • Burst pipes– There are many reasons why pipes can burst and cause water damage. One potential reason could be an extremely cold day that can freeze the water in the pipes. Since water expands as it freezes, this expansion can crack and break the pipes that the water needs to flow through.
  • Clogged sewer system– Another possible reason for a commercial water damage is toilets and sewer systems getting clogged. Toilets and sewer lines can get clogged very easily and when a sewer line is clogged, flooding can occur anytime someone flushes a toilet or pours water down a sink.
  • Leaking roof– When the roof is not regularly checked and maintained, it can suffer damage from exposure to changing weather. Even if you are just experiencing a rainstorm, when your roof has a leak, it can become detrimental and damage the inside of your building.

If you have a water damage in your commercial property, call SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills at (248) 427-1500.

Advanced Drying Equipment

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Advanced Drying Equipment Floor Mat Drying System in Farmington Hills home was used to dry the hardwood floor. Without this system, the floor might have to be replaced.

Here at SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills we use many different types of drying equipment and techniques to dry out your home or business in the event of a water damage. Our technicians are able to assess and understand how to mitigate a number of flooring, wall types, and other surfaces to make sure that you are receiving the most efficient and effective service during a stressful situation. We use industry specific fans and air movers, alongside the newest technology called the HP Plus Floor Drying Package, which is a floor mat drying system.

The HP Plus Floor Drying Package is used to dry hidden areas of moisture in and under flooring including wood flooring, marble, tile, subfloor, etc. The systems panels can also be used to dry plaster walls and other dense materials. So, before you worry about a custom floor in your home or business or think that any of the flooring or walls can’t be dried, let our SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills technicians assess your situation and see if the floor mat drying system can help you.

Call us at (248) 427-1500!

Emergency Do’s and Don’ts

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Emergency Do’s and Don’ts Storm caused major damages to finished basement in Northville.

As Michigan is currently in a rainy season, here are some emergency water damage tips to help assist you in taking proper action until our SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills technicians arrive.

Emergency Water Damage Tips:

  • Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for we areas of the home or building if you have safe access to the power distribution panel.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting or flooring.
  • Move any artwork, computers, documents, and other items with sentimental value to a dry place.
  • Don’t enter effected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. ALWAYS avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

If you experience a water damage call SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills at (248) 427-1500

How Does SERVPRO Handle Your Belongings?

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Does SERVPRO Handle Your Belongings? SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills technicians packed out all of the belongings after a water loss.

In the event of a disaster in your home, whether it be water, fire, mold, or sewage, SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills will be there to take care of all your personal belongings alongside the home itself. When we come into your home to do mitigation, we may require something called a Pack-Out, meaning we assess and carefully pack up the contents of your home that do not need to be disposed of.

During a pack-out we will address if the contents of your home including furniture, need to be cleaned – meaning they were affected by the type of loss you had, stored only – meaning unaffected, or disposed of – meaning they are affected beyond repair.

During a pack-out we use an industry specific software to categorize and photo inventory your belongings, that way we can provide the list to you and your insurance company/adjuster to review. This is also to ensure that once your contents are brought to our climate-controlled facility, we can pull any items or boxes that you would like back sooner than others by way of the software showing us exactly where it’s at and what it’s labeled as.

We try to make the devastation of a disaster in your home easier on you by making sure the process of a pack-out is painless from start to finish.

Call our SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills technicians at (248) 427-1500