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Faster to Any Size Disaster

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Call Us Today at (248) 608-2667

Keep your business clean

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services Keep your business clean SERVPRO can help keep your church clean

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 must have 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 work space, 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.0.

High Standard of Cleaning

You may not have the tools to clean quickly and efficiently.  A professional cleaning company has the equipment and supplies to get the job done properly. 

Create a relationship with a cleaning company that has the experience to get the job done. SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills prides themselves in reliable, quality work.

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills 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.

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

Water in your Crawl Space?

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in your Crawl Space? SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills clean up Water in Crawl Space in Plymouth, 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 Farmington & Farmington Hills – (248) 427-1500

Heavy rains result in Metro Detroit Flood Damage

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Heavy rains result in Metro Detroit Flood Damage Heavy rains cause water damage to many homes in the Metro Detroit area

The SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills 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 Farmington & Farmington Hills 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 Farmington & 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!

What is Mold?

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Mold? Mold growth in mechanical closet after a pipe break

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm#indoor “Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist, but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth”.

Excess moisture in your home can lead to mold growth. A flood, broken pipe, or an exhaust fan that is improperly vented can cause excess moisture in your home. Removing or eliminating the source of the water is the first step in making your home healthy from mold.

The next step is to call in a Professional. SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills can safely remove mold in your home. 

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

  1. Emergency Contact - (248) 427-1500
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – (248) 427-1500

When Fire Destroys your home

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire Destroys your home After Fire Destroys a home in Grosse Pointe, crews clean up the mess

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills responds to a home in Grosse Pointe after a dryer catches on fire in a finished basement.  The fire was so intense, it destroyed the entire home.  Crews tarped the roof and back side of the house to prevent further damage, installed temporary lighting and then began the process of restoration.

Who can you trust to provide dependable services and information? Trust SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills to help you make it like it never happened!

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Our technicians respond quickly, providing a full line of cleaning and mitigation services to help ensure faster recovery. We utilize technology designed specifically to provide you and your insurance company with quick. dependable information necessary to make more informed decisions faster, saving both time and money. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today (248) 427-1500

Fire in Retail Store in Detroit Michigan

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire in Retail Store in Detroit Michigan Air Scrubbers placed in storage room after a fire in a retail store in Detroit

Whether you operate a single facility or hundreds of commercial properties nationwide, a fire damage requires prompt action to reduce losses and costly down time. Who can you trust to provide dependable services and information? 

Air Scrubbers were placed in the storage room of the retail store. Air Scrubbers removes particles, gasses, and/or chemicals from the air.  

Our technicians respond quickly, providing a full line of cleaning and mitigation services to help ensure faster recovery. We utilize technology designed specifically to provide you and your insurance company with quick. dependable information necessary to make more informed decisions faster, saving both time and money. 

At SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills we make your fire damage "Like it never even happened." 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (248) 427-1500

Can a Hot Water Heater start a Fire?

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Can a Hot Water Heater start a Fire? Hot Water Heater causes damage to Apartment in Westland

Hot Water Tank causes fire in an Apartment in Westland. The SERVPRO Team was there to help. Fortunately, no one was injured.  The unit suffered moderate damage.  SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills understands the devastation from a fire damage.  SERVPRO was able to bring the apartment back to a preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills proudly serves Farmington Hills, Northville, Farmington, and surrounding areas. Our Professional Technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (248) 427-1500

Is Mold Damage a Covered by Your Insurance?

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Mold Damage a Covered by Your Insurance? Mold found after removing kitchen cabinets

Check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see what your coverage is for Mold Remediation. Some insurers may offer limited coverage for mold claims, sometimes capping the amount they will pay out for clean-up services.

Insurance can cover mold damage if it due to frozen pipes, broken supply line, and other sudden or accidental events.  They do not typically cover mold damage because of a preventative or maintenance issues such as flooding or foundation leaks.  Homeowners insurance will not cover you if there was negligence from a water damage. They expect you to be proactive and fix or clean up the water damage when it occurred. 

Check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see what your coverage is for Mold Remediation. Some insurers may offer limited coverage for mold claims, sometimes capping the amount they will pay out for clean-up services.

Mold Testing by an Mold Inspector may be necessary if the area of mold present is larger than 10 square foot.

Mold removal “average cost is just over $7,500” according to Home Advisor True Cost Guide 2018. Although there are several factors that can vary, including replacement of the materials removed and disposal of materials.

Have a Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills Today – (248) 427-1500

A Water Damage can be devastating - Who should you call?

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Water Damage can be devastating - Who should you call? Water damages bathroom in basement after the Sump Pump fails.

We are always here to help!

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills are available 24/7.  We are 24 hour emergency service company.  When you have a 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, Call SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills (248) 427-1500