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Proactive Spring Cleaning

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan we are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. Spring is beginning to settle upon us and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, the tradition of a proactive deep cleaning is just as important as ever. Now is a great time to organize and clean our homes, businesses, and office spaces. At SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan we offer specialized cleaning services to assist you during this time and during any season. Perhaps you are selling a home and want to vanquish years of cigarette smoke odor that won’t go away, or want to see if your ducts or HVAC system needs to be cleaned. Dryer vents, deodorization and ducts are important to address during your times of deep cleaning. SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan also offers the following cleaning services: carpet cleanings, upholstery cleanings, ceiling and wall cleanings and more. Whatever your deep cleaning needs may be, SERVPRO has you covered. Call us today to discuss or schedule your necessary spring cleaning needs!

The Trusted Cleaning Experts

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan, 989-705-2400

Have you discovered mold in your seasonal home in Petoskey?

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Have you headed to your cottage in Petoskey to open it up for the Summer and discovered mold?

Given a food source, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.  In Northern Michigan and especially the Petoskey area, there are many homes that are second homes.  Many of these homes have been closed up for the winter and will be reopened for the Spring and Summer season.  This is a time that many owners and maintenance companies discover mold due to a water intrusion that sat most of the winter season.  Ice Dams, Frozen pipes, leaking ice makers, leaking pipes could potentially be a cause of water damage in your seasonal home. 

Mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, when a restoration company performs mold remediation it reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level.  

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If you have a seasonal home in Petoskey and are opening it up for the first time this spring season and have noticed a mold issue, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to resolve the water intrusion and remediate the mold in your seasonal home.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan

We are proud to serve the Little Traverse Bay Area!

989-705-2400

Your Commitment To Clean Is Clear

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.  As the #1 choice in the cleanup and restoration, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise so you can rest assured that you have selected a higher standard of clean.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

Our technicians are trained and experienced in biohazard cleaning and decontamination for porous and non-porous surfaces.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Our proprietary cleaning agent SERVPROXIDE, a hospital-grade disinfectant that is NSF certified for direct food surface use. 

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

We are the trusted brand to reassure your customers and employees that you are taking the steps needed to keep your space at a higher level of clean.

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan, 989-705-2400

We are your commitment to clean!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that we can tailor to your business needs.  The cleaning services goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning.  This is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning.  Our company stands on over 50 years of experience and expertise so you can rest assured that you've selected a higher standard of clean for your customers and employees.

Consult

This is a tailored program to meet your needs.  These are based on a range of factors such as type of industry, business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points. 

Clean

Proactive and Covid-19 Emergency Response Cleaning Program where trained and experienced technicians that are experienced in biohazard cleaning and decontamination are adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards for your facility set by the CDC.  EPA approved products are used including our proprietary cleaning agent that is hospital-grade disinfectant. 

Certify

Leverage our trusted brand to reassure your customers and employees that you are taking the steps needed to keep your space at a higher level of clean. Communication touchpoints include a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window emblem, signage.

Learn more by calling 989-705-2400

Winter Weather Storm Damage

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help Here to Help

Accumulating snowfall is expected through this evening, bringing a widespread several inches of snow to Northern Michigan. Additional lake effect snow and high winds are expected. With this winter weather advisory in effect, don't forget SERVPRO is here to help with damages from cold temperatures, heavy snowfall, ice storms and freezing rain. Cold weather and winter storms can cause significant damage with little warning. Stay safe everyone.

Make sure to call SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan for any of your winter storm damage needs! We provide emergency restoration and services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

989-705-2400

Deep Fryer Safety

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

According to the National Fire Protection Association, deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year. Deep fryers are great for cooking up some delicious food for gatherings, etc. But, frying is more dangerous than any other types of cooking because it involves cooking oil and grease. Not to mention, deep fryers involve larger quantities of hot cooking oil, so it creates a higher risk of injury and loss.

To avoid a fire, please follow these safety tips provided by The National Fire Protection Association:

  • Always use cooking equipment tested and approved by a recognized testing facility.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions and code requirements when installing and operating cooking equipment.
  • Plug cooking appliances directly into an outlet. Never use an extension cord for a cooking appliance as it can overload the circuit and cause a fire. Watch what you heat!
  • The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the deep fryer.
  • Do not use too much deep-frying oil. Having too much will result in excessive spillage.
  • Stay alert! To prevent cooking fires, you must be alert.
  • Keep the deep fryer clean and change cooking oil regularly.
  • Keep pets away to prevent them from knocking over the deep fryer or knocking something onto or into the deep fryer.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire – potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, boxes, food packaging, towels, or curtains – away from your deep fryer.

If you happen to have damage from a fryer fire, we have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications at SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan that allow us to restore your home to pre-fire condition "Like it never even happened."

For any of your fire loss needs call us at (989) 705-2400

Smoke or Soot Damage In Your Home?

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Even a small fire or smoke throughout your home can cause soot damage to cover your entire home structure and belongings. Your home may also suffer from water damage if you have had the fire department respond due to firefighting efforts. This type of secondary damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. If you have suffered any type of smoke damage or fire in your home, you may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care.

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan specializes and is trained in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home and your affected contents to pre-fire condition.

Don't wait! Give us a call today and we can help!

989-705-2400

Fire Damage Process

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. In many cases, your property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. With our emergency fire damage process, we can get your property back to pre-fire condition “Like it never even happened.” We have a 1-4-8 policy to make sure we are faster to any size disaster.

One Hour:

Within one hour from notice of loss, we will contact you to arrange for service. You will know help is on the way!

Four Hours:

Within four hours of loss notification, we will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

Detailed Explanation:

A trained, uniformed, and equipped SERVPRO professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

Pretesting:

We will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

Eight Hours:

Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.

Cleaning, Restoration, & Deodorization:

We will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. We use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

Final Walk-Through:

After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

For Any Fire Damage Cleanup or Restoration Needs Contact Us At: (989) 705-2400

Smoke damage in your home in Gaylord?

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Have you suffered a fire and now have smoke and soot damage throughout your home and live in Gaylord?  We can help restore your home and in the mean time Follow these safety tips:

After suffering a fire in your home, safety shoudl be your primary focus:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have Smoke or Fire Damage to your home in Gaylord? Call (989) 705-2400

We have included some tips and Do's and Don'ts to help ensure your safety after suffering a fire in your home and to help prevent  any further damage from occurring.  It is important to reach out to a professional Restoration Company such as SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan for the appropriate steps in cleaning, deodorizing and restoring your home to pre loss condition following a fire and not try to leave the cleanup in your own hands as you can cause more damage. 

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Call SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan at 989-705-2400.  We offer 24 hour emergency services and board up and tarping to help protect your structure following a fire at your home in Gaylord.  Reach out to us today and we will walk you through each step of the way.