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Fire Clean Up in Detroit MI Retail Store

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

Air scrubber placed on the floor of a storage room in a retail store Air Scrubbers placed in the storage room after a fire in a retail store in Detroit

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

At this retail store in Detroit MI, the first thing our crew did was place air scrubbers in the storage room where the fire occurred. Air Scrubbers remove particles, gasses, and/or chemicals from the air.  

Our technicians respond quickly, providing a full line of cleaning and mitigation services to help ensure a 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

Commercial Water Damage Causes

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Large warehouse with water on the ground and caution tape surrounding 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 However, when the sprinkler system is outdated and showing signs of wear and tear, the sprinklers can malfunction and cause water damage to everything inside the building.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.

Sump Pump Fails During Storm in Farmington Hills, MI

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage surrounding the sump pump after it backed up in a Farmington Hills basement after a heavy rainstorm Sewage surrounding the sump pump after it backed up in a Farmington Hills basement after a heavy rainstorm

Sump pump failures are one of the most common calls we get during and after storm events. Although a sump pump is supposed to prevent basements from flooding, they can often fail when overloaded with too much water. Another reason why your sump pump might potentially fail is if there is a power outage during a storm.

In this case, the homeowner's sump pump failed causing the 4000 square foot basement to flood with an inch of water. There affected materials included carpet, pad, drywall, ceramic tile, and parquet flooring. Our crew was out there within an hour of receiving the call in order to prevent any further damage from occurring. Dealing with a sump pump loss during a storm can be stressful, know that you can trust SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Need an emergency flood clean-up? 

Give us a call - (248)427-1500

Freezing Temperatures Cause Pipe to Break During Winter Storm

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded basement with carpet Basement floods after pipe break during winter storm

When pipes freeze in extreme winter weather and then thaw out as temperatures rise, these pipes tend to crack and burst, causing leaking and flooding. 

A home in Michigan without a working furnace, even for a couple of hours can cause serious risks.  Recently, SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills were called out to a home that was for sale in the Metro Detroit area to mitigate a water damage.  Upon entering the home, the technicians discovered several feet of standing water in the basement. Moisture from the basement caused extensive damage to the upper floors.  Most of the materials including walls, ceilings, floors, and cabinets removed due to the water damage.

Prevent frozen pipes from damaging your home by keeping your home’s thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you will be out of the home for a lengthy period, consider shutting off and draining your water system. 

SERVPRO Professionals have the experience, expertise, and the resources to remediate damage caused by winter weather.

If you have damage due to bad weather, Call SERVPRO at (248) 427-1500

Hot Water Tank causes fire in an Apartment in Westland.

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Hot water tank after it caught on fire Hot water heater tank that caught on fire in an apartment in Westland, MI

The SERVPRO Team was there to help. Fortunately, no one was injured. The unit suffered moderate damage. SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills specialized in fire damages and understand the devastation a fire can cause for a homeowner or tenant. Our crew was able to bring the apartment back to a preloss condition like "It never even happened".

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

Large Commercial Warehouse Fire in Brighton, MI

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

These four photos show extensive soot damage in different areas of a large warehouse Extensive soot and water damage to a large commercial building in Brighton, MI.

Our SERVPRO of Farmington, Michigan crew was called out after hours for emergency services to a 10,000 square foot building after a fire ripped through their warehouse and office spaces. Not only was there fire damage but extensive water damage as well after the firefighters put out the fire. Our team was out there within an hour of receiving the initial call to extract the water and place equipment to prevent secondary damage.

When a fire occurs in either a residential or commercial space, quickly placing air scrubbers can help immensely with airborne contaminants. These machines control the air quality and remove airborne contaminants throughout the whole restoration process making it easier for the crew, homeowners, and/or employees. In the unfortunate event that you experience a fire in your workplace, know that you can trust SERVPRO of Rochester, MI to get the job done quickly and efficiently so that you and your employees can get back to business.

How to Get Rid of a Bad Smell in Your Car

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazardous materials from an animal in the backseat of a car SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills was called out by a local car dealership to clean the inside of this car before starting repairs

A bad odor in your car can become extremely bothersome because more than likely you drive your car every single day. There are endless causes for a bad smell in your car, however, when getting rid of the odor there are less possibilities.

Common suggestions for getting rid of an odor in your car are to vacuum the upholstery, sprinkling baking soda on the are where the smell seems to be coming from, leaving a chunk of charcoal in there for a few days, or using a natural deodorizer. If none of those take care of the odor, that is when you need to call in a professional cleaning company like us and let our SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills technicians take care of your vehicle.

We use specific machinery and chemicals to safely and effectively remove odors after identifying the source. We have many methods of deodorizing a space including ozone machines, chemical solvents, and even as far as professional upholstery and carpet cleaning.

If you have an odor in your home, business, or vehicle call us at (248) 427-1500

Janitorial Staff continues to provide Excellent Service

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

The front of an office building in Westland that our SERVPRO janitorial staff cleans daily Janitorial Services provided by SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills at office building in Westland, Michigan

SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills awarded another Janitorial Cleaning Contract!

After a neighboring Apartment building caught on fire, SERVPRO was called in to clean the 40,000 square foot building.  The entire Medical building had a soot covering the walls, ceilings, and contents. 

The commercial building owner and property manager were so impressed with SERVPRO's emergency response time, professionalism, and quality of work, they decided to use SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills for their daily cleaning needs.  The Medical professional building services clients Monday thru Saturday, SERVPRO was able to accommodate by cleaning after hours.

Here are a few testimonials from the Property Manager at Holiday Park: 

"Within a week, we noticed a change in appearance"

"We are getting great responses to the cleaning"

"folks definitely notice the change, the elevator floor has not been that clean in years, they are not as anxious today, WHEW!"

Update: SERVPRO of Farmington & Farmington Hills are still providing janitorial services to the 40,000 square foot building in Westland every night. It has been 3 years since the initial clean up from the fire.

Another Great Review For SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

The hardworking SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills crew in PPE The hardworking SERVPRO of Farmington and Farmington Hills crew suited up in PPE and ready to go!

We love hearing from our customers - this thoughtful review details how hardworking and awesome our crew is!

“We had a sewage backup in our basement that caused the whole basement to have to be emptied, deep cleaned, sanitized, remediated for mold, the drywall to be removed, and the full tile bathroom to be removed. They came in within a day of us filing our insurance claim and helped us understand that they COULD start the remediation right away, bit it was Saturday and premium rates. So, right away we knew that they were not just there to make a buck, but that they were trying to help us through an awful situation.

The whole team from our initial contact with Colt, through to James, William, Alex and their whole remediation/cleaning, demolition team; to Jeanne were amazing. They were all efficient, punctual, professional, and kind.

Jeanne helped me so much in going through the things that were damaged. She “got” how hard the loss of some of the things were for me and didn’t back away when I melted down crying because of the loss of some things that I thought were irreparable. She helped me know what to do to take care of some of the things we could do ourselves; told me honestly when something needed to be gotten rid of; and encouraged me all the way along. She was a GOD SEND in helping me through that part.

James and his whole team were amazing. They arrived when they said they would; they were kind, professional, gracious, and efficient; they knew their business; and they answered every question and concern we had. They worked SO very hard to put our basement back to a basic, sanitized space where we can now begin rebuilding. My only regret is that I don’t know the names of the entire team to be able to tell them all thank you and WELL DONE! They made this difficult time for us easier because we knew we didn’t have to worry about them”

-Rachael R.

Farmington Hills, MI

When Fire Destroys Your Home

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Fire Technicians cleaning damage in a home in Grosse Pointe Michigan After Fire Destroys a home in Grosse Pointe, crews clean up the mess

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 even 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