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Fire and Smoke Damage in Petoskey

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Damage caused by a fire is devastating for your family and your home. It’s a stressful and confusing time, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. Our professionals will always treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with great care from the start including the board up process if needed.

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan has the water and fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time. Once the fire department leaves, your Gaylord home may suffer from water damage caused by firefighting efforts. We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. Again, we can handle the board up as well!

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Water Damage in Indian River

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Be Proactive and Prepared with The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Call Leanna at 989-705-2400 or email leanna@SERVPROgc.com to learn more about our SERVPRO Ready Plan and how you can start yours today!

Restoration Services in Northern MIchigan

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan 
Faster to Any Size Disaster

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. With the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs, we’re locally owned and operated and can respond immediately to your emergency.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (989) 705-2400

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Northern Michigan residents and business owners with any size cleaning or restoration emergencies.

Like it never even happened.

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That's why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO is so important. Just go to SERVPROgaylordcheboygan.com on your mobile phone or call 1-877-244-7965 to get the team that's faster to any size disaster. We're a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you're responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 - be ready for the worst with the very best: Your trusted, local SERVPRO Franchise Professional. 

Our highly trained technicians are ready to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Gaylord property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.

Northern Michigan- We specialize in flooded basement Cleanup and Restoration!

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Northern Michigan, We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!  

With Spring upon us and our snow melting away and with rainfall, a basement can flood at any time.  Flooding most often occurs during the spring or when there is heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Northern Michigan basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan 989-705-2400

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 989-705-2400

Spring Cleaning- Faster To Any Size Disaster!

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Spring is in the air!

With the warmer weather comes the tradition of spring cleaning, a time to organize and clean the environments—home, business, office—we encounter on a daily basis. At SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan we offer specialized cleaning services to assist you during spring cleaning—or 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 spring cleaning. SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan also offers the following cleaning services:  carpet cleaning, upholstery and drapery cleaning, ceiling and wall cleaning and more. Whatever your spring cleaning needs, SERVPRO® has you covered. Call us today to discuss or schedule your necessary spring cleaning needs!

Do you have a Mold problem in your Seasonal Home?

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.  Throughout Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan County we have many residential homes that are seasonal that may have been closed down for the winter.  

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • 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 are opening up your seasonal home for the season and notice that your home has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan 989-705-2400

We Handle Roof Leaks from Ice Dams!

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Ice dams are a fact of life in Gaylord Michigan and our surrounding area. They can cause major water damage to the exterior and interior as gravity pulls water inside of your home or business through the wood, insulation, and drywall, causing major structural damage and mold growth.

Your best bet against damage from ice dams is to take the steps necessary to keep dams from forming in the first place. Proper attic insulation & ventilation are the key elements in preventing ice dams from developing – having the right insulation and ventilation will provide the optimal temperature balance in the attic, and prevent the thaw/freeze cycle that causes ice dams.

But, what do you do when a dam forms, and you see – or suspect – damage?  SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan can help mitigate any water damage caused by ice dams and help you get your structure back to preloss condiiton.  We handle the mitigation and have the ability to do the reconstruction to put you back to preloss condition.  

Call the professionals at 989-705-2400!

We Help Develop SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profiles for Your Business Northern Michigan!

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether its a small water leak or a large fire that has affected your business.  The best time to plan is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.

Let SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan help your business develop a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile.  This plan will help you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  Knowing what to  do and what to expect in advance is key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

We care about all of the communities in the area we service.  Northern Michigan and the Petoskey Area and would love for you to call us today to get started on your Emergency Ready Plan!

989-705-2400