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Faster to Any Size Disaster

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help Faster to Any Size Disaster

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There is never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day, or night. 

Why Choose SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan? 

  • We are Faster to Any Size Disaster: Floods and storms do not wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week. 
  • We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists: As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition. 
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Technicians 
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians 
  • We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters: In addition to our own resources, we can access equipment and personnel from over 1,800 Franchises across the state and country. We can even call upon strategically located Disaster Recovery Teams for catastrophic storms and major events. 

Standing Basement Water

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help Standing Water Extraction Specialists

When resulting flood waters from storms enter your home or business, it can cause "standing water". Standing water is a pool of water that does not flow. This stagnant water can be a dangerous thing if it is not handled correctly, and surely a difficult task to handle if you do not have the appropriate resources. Standing water should be dealt with right away, and we are here to help with just that. The cleanup process of standing basement water can sometimes take up to 10 or 11 days to completely disappear unless it is mitigated immediately. 

Here are some protective measures to take into consideration when dealing with standing basement water: 

Stay Away from Standing Water 

  • Sewage, debris, and other unpleasant things can be in the standing water leftovers.
  • Standing water is a breeding ground for bacteria and other parasites.
  • Standing water can lead to secondary mold damages.
  • Standing water can leave a musty odor behind in your home if not addressed immediately. 
  • Swimming, wading, or rafting can make you sick.
  • Wash your hands after contact with standing water.
  • Do not drink the water. 
  • Water conducts electricity. Underground power lines can give you a dangerous shock. 

Standing Water vs. Animals: 

  • Snakes and other animals may get into your home or building. Wear work boots and heavy gloves when you clean up. 
  • Mosquitoes can breed and grow in standing water.
  • Some animals might find your home or business a cozy place to live. 
  • If tap water is unsafe to drink, it is unsafe for your pets. 

If you find yourself dealing with standing water of any kind, we are here to help make it "Like it never even happened." 

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan can help with the professional cleanup process of a crime scene or any type of trauma scene in your home or business.  

Once police have finished processing a crime or accident scene and have released the property, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan will respond immediately and has the specialized training and certifications, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Common Trauma and Crime Scene Scenarios

Crime Scene Residues:

From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, we can clean and restore your property after a crime scene investigation.

Bloodborne Pathogens:

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Our trained Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs:

Many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. Our technicians follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

Call us at 989-705-2400 to schedule an immediate inspection of your property if you have had any type of crime scene or trauma scene in need of cleanup.

Basement Flooding?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help - flooded basement Water Damage Specialists

Has your basement flooded with water due to the storms, rainfall, or failed sump pumps?

We can help with any of your water damage needs, call us today at 989-705-2400. We offer 24 Hour Emergency Services and can respond quickly!

Why Choose SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan?

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and offer 24 hour emergency services when your basement floods.  We provide services for Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Mackinac, Montmorency, and Otsego counties.
  • We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us due to a flooded basement. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost to your basement and contents that may have been affected. The fast response of mitigation lessens the possibility of secondary damages to your property.
  • We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists and experienced with contents cleaning if your contents have gotten wet due to the flooding.
  • As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.
  • We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques.
  • We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products for cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

If you have experienced a water damage recently, we are the water damage specialists that can help you! Call us today to find out how we can help you in your time of need. 

989-705-2400

Flooding Do's and Don'ts

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help - flooded kitchen Water Damage Specialists

Flooding Do's and Don'ts 

Here at SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan we specialize in getting your home dried out and restored after any water damage event.

If the water is from a clean source, you can do some things to minimize the damage. 

DO: 

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting. 
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items. 
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions. 
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. 
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer. 
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting. 
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place. 
  • Gather loose items from floors. 

DON'T: 

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods. 
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. 
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water. 
  • Don't use television or other household appliances. 
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging. 

As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan technicians have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. For any fire, mold, or water damages, call the experts who are available 24/7.

989-705-2400

Commercial Water Damage?

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help Commercial Water Damage

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable, flexible, and timely response. Whether it's a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, we will set up containment areas so that normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential properties after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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 to preloss condition.

Our team 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. We are here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Learn About Duct Cleaning

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help - image of technician inspecting air duct Duct Cleaning Service

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money.

Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, we use a Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

Our Process:

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the ducts’ shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming beings.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

We Can Help:

  • Remediate Bacteria, Fungi, and Mold
  • Reduce Potential for Mold Growth
  • Restore Peak Energy Efficiency
  • Eliminate Odors
  • Provide Free Written Inspections and Estimates

Continuing Education Classes

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help - image of SERVPRO logo CE Classes

Join us on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 as we will host a Continuing Education Class for insurance professionals and property managers virtually. The courses will be held using Zoom. Please note that even though the class is being held in a “virtual classroom,” specific state guidelines must still be met in order for you receive Continuing Education credit. On the day of the class, we will need to confirm your identity, collect your Insurance License # / National Producer Number (NPN), and document your “time in” and “time out” of the classroom.  This REQUIRES that you have a Zoom account and are using a device that has a functioning camera and microphone.

These are both free classes. There is limited class size with only 20 participants in each course. Please RSVP to Ben at ben@SERVPROgc.com.

Cleaning and Restoring Smoke-Damage Contents (2 Credit Hours)

1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. 

Course #80956

Ethics- An Examination of Ethics in the Restoration Industry (3 Credit Hours)

9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 

Course #80691

We Have All of Your Commercial Needs!

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

We Have All of Your Commercial Needs!

Ever wonder what SERVPRO® of Gaylord & Cheboygan can do for your commercial business? No matter the disaster, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration:

Pretesting helps SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.

Water Removal and Dehumidification:

Our Franchise Professionals identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage.

Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning:

Our Franchise Professionals can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality.

Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care:

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan Franchise Professionals use the latest IICRC** training as well as state-of-the-art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet’s pile and backings.

Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup:

Our Franchise Technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.

Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications:

Using IICRC standards for carpet as a guide, our Franchise Professionals will show you what cleaning option would be best for your carpet’s level of soiling and explain the benefits of soil protection.

Mold Mitigation and Remediation:

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety.

Odor Identification and Deodorization:

SERPVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan Franchise Professionals will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate it.

Contents Claim Inventory Service:

Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time. We can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory.

Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry-Cleaning Methods:

Fabrics are inspected and tested to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method.

When you need it done right and done fast, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan. Call Today at 989-705-2400. 

Mold Remediation Services

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help - image of mold on wall Mold remediation services

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan is here to help with any of your mold remediation needs. Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan can inspect and assess your property if you believe there is any mold damage. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation. We are here 24/7 to help make it "Like it never even happened."