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SERVPRO now offers Financing to help cover the costs of our Emergency Services

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO now offers Financing to help cover the costs of our Emergency Services Disasters never pick an opportune time to occur, and our piggy banks often bear the brunt of an emergency situation.

Disasters never pick an opportune time to occur.  And, our piggy banks often bear the brunt of an emergency situation.  If you need help paying for fire or water recovery, SERVPRO of Saginaw/Bay City can help. 

Through our new financing program, qualified customers can receive up to $55,000 in financing to apply toward emergency mitigation and reconstruction projects undertaken by our franchise.  The web-based loan application process is conducted on-site with your SERVPRO representative.  It is secure and efficient, and approvals are provided in minutes – not days.

Imagine your relief with the opportunity to take months to cover the cost of emergency services instead of paying out-of-pocket at the time the disaster occurs.

Through SERVPRO’s new emergency line of credit, we’re offering yet another way to make it “Like it never even happened.”

For more information, or to learn if you qualify, please contact SERVPRO of Saginaw/Bay City at (989) 752-8644.

Restoring your Saginaw Commercial Property after a water damage event

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Saginaw commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with 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, 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 Saginaw 

SERVPRO of Saginaw specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property 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

Saginaw County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

11/15/2016 (Permalink)

 

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Saginaw will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (989) 752-8644

A Superior Company For Mold Damage Restoration

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation A Superior Company For Mold Damage Restoration SERVPRO Says: Mold Remediation in Saginaw Needs Attention

Mold Remediation by SERVPRO

Mold can grow under a multitude of conditions present in our buildings every day. Moisture, however,  is the foremost factor that causes mold growth. Specific areas of Michigan are considered flood zones. Areas where the Tittabawassee River or other main river boundaries flow are known to cause flooding onto local streets, affecting businesses and homes. Flooding can affect virtually every area of a home or business. More water damage in a basement or a building's foundation causes devastating effects. If standing water of any type is not extracted quickly, mold growth and damage can be the result.


If homeowners or office managers experience any Saginaw mold damage to their properties and belongings, it is most beneficial to contact SERVPRO immediately. Mold spores live and grow through moisture and high levels of humidity. If these conditions are not addressed immediately - within 48 hours, mold will continue to return. These fungi can also produce a musty odor. We specialize in water and mold mitigation and restoration. Our advanced mold remediation equipment and restoration processes help to detect and handle the source of the water problem.

Each mold infestation requires a particular solution. Our highly trained professionals use an exacting system of inspection, assessment, containment, air filtration, removing mold infested materials, disinfecting, and cleaning your belongings.  We can perform various types of minor and major repairs. To save our customers stress, time and costs expense, SERVPRO can handle the entire mold remediation service. We can handle the initial damage mitigation and the rebuilding, including sanitizing and deodorizing of all affected areas. Our AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, are IICRC certified, with advanced corporate and franchise training. We are also experienced in dealing with your insurance company, and we can assist you in these matters if applicable. We can even assist you with your paperwork for your claim.

Call SERVPRO of Saginaw with any questions that you may have. We are available with 24-hour emergency service – including holidays. We are locally owned and operated, which means when you call us, we can respond quickly with the help that you need. Don't try to tackle a mold situation yourself call the pros at SERVPRO. (989) 752-8644.

Professional Cleanup for Water Damage

6/22/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Cleanup for Water Damage SERVPRO Tip: Keep Ice Dams from Causing Water Damage in Frankenmuth.

When Water Damage Happens, Call SERVPRO for Service

If you are grappling with the aftermath of residential water damage, you want the problems resolved as quickly as possible. Keep handy the name and number of a local cleanup and restoration company like SERVPRO. Our job is to provide state-of-the-art service to our customers that are in need of expert water damage restoration. And we do so with rates that won't break your budget.
What You Can Expect From a Water Damage Restoration Service

When you contact us to assess the character of your problem, we will respond by sending a team of friendly, knowledgeable service technicians and leaders to your home. We will make a full inspection and assessment of your property, making sure to note where all of the damage and future potential trouble spots lie. We find the source of the water intrusion, if not visible, for repair. We must identify the water to determine if it is contaminated (such as Black Water from a sewage backup or groundwater intrusion), to use a correct and safe extraction method. Once we have completed this initial diagnosis, we provide you with a full estimate of the cost involved.  We will even help you with the insurance claims process.

How We Deal With Water Damage
Once water damage in Frankenmuth has taken its toll, engage the path to a solution as soon as possible. This means hiring a professional cleanup and restoration service to drain all of the unwanted water out of the building. We have truck-mounted pumps and portable extractors to quickly dispatch water. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) can dry out your home with the additional aid of air movers and dehumidifiers, both desiccant and refrigerant. Our trained WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technicians, adhere to the cleaning standards of the IICRC. We ensure, by testing with moisture meters, infrared cameras, and hygrometers, that the affected areas are dry.

Contact Your Local Residential Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Saginaw is here to be your one-stop water damage cleanup and restoration authority. For all fire, mold, and water issue, we are fully equipped and qualified to address and solve them quickly. We are locally owned and operated and can be contacted at any time of the day or night. (989) 752-8644

Freeland Fire Damage - Call the Restoration Experts

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Freeland Fire Damage - Call the Restoration Experts Freeland Fire and Smoke Damage Could Use the Help of SERVPRO for a Rapid Restoration

SERVPRO Expertly Restores Your Freeland Fire Damaged Property

Fire damage at your Freeland home or business can be very devastating because what isn't burned will likely be covered by soot and smoke. Unfortunately, water damage can also result from efforts in extinguishing the fire. This type of destruction can make anyone feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, which is why an understanding, expert company like SERVPRO is needed to guide people through this crisis. They believe in treating people and their possessions with respect and empathy. This is the time that professional fire damage restoration experts should be on the scene to help businesses and families start their rebuilding and repairing process.


There is no substitute for training and experience, therefore as fire and water damage specialists, they possess the knowledge and the specialized equipment to get residential properties back to a proper condition. Fire restoration technicians provide the following:
 
• Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
• Odor Control Technician
• Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
• Water Damage Restoration Technician
 
SERVPRO of Saginaw fire repair and restoration experts are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified, which means that they take great pride and care in all handling and cleaning methods. Their main goal is to do whatever they can to return your home to its pre-loss condition or better. Professional fire repair and restoration technicians will perform the following steps to help restore your home.
 
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The fire restoration process begins with some questions about how their technicians can better help by understanding the type of fire damage that has occurred so that they can determine the right equipment and resources needed to help you.
 
Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
An accurate inspection and assessment are determined by the fire and smoke damage. The experts examine the affected areas and test the area for soot and smoke damage.
 
Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
Unfortunately, Rankin has seen fire damage cases where it was necessary to board up walls, windows and to place tarps on rooftops. This action is needed to help maintain security and to protect against further damage.
 
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying
After a fire, if water damage has occurred, technicians can use powerful pumps and extraction tools to clean standing and excess water. They also use industrial-strength dehumidifiers and air movers for a sanitized drying process.
 
Step 5: Remove Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
Specialized cleaning products, equipment, and techniques are used to clear smoke and soot residue from ceilings, walls, floors, and other surfaces from any Freeland fire damaged home.
 
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
Fire restoration professionals will remove smoke and odors by using advanced air scrubbing tools and innovative fogging devices. This may include a thorough cleaning and deodorizing of your HVAC system. They also use a variety of specialized cleaning methods to help restore your belongings, cleaned and sanitized.
 
Step 7: Restoration
Depending on the damage that a fire has created, technicians will rehabilitate homes and businesses that may require minor repairs, i.e., replacing drywall and painting or the restoration of entire rooms.
 
SERVPRO of Saginaw is locally owned and operated. We are proud to be a part of the Michigan community too. When there is smoke or fire damage emergency, we are always nearby and ready to help. Contact us at (989) 752-8644. Our fire repair and restoration experts are available for all 24/7 emergency services.

Saginaw Commercial Water Damage--Get Back to Business

4/8/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Saginaw Commercial Water Damage--Get Back to Business SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Office in Saginaw into Something Special

SERVPRO Helps Restore Your Saginaw Water Damaged Commercial Office

Commercial water damage in Saginaw needs to be taken care of immediately. While it is tempting to let the water stand and keep the doors open to your retail store while doing nothing about the water intrusion, there is an abundance of problems that could arise in just days. For one thing, there is mold that could grow in the building due to the accumulated moisture. Mold proliferation in the ducts can affect the heating and ventilation system of the commercial establishment-- the HVAC. Inventory, especially in a clothing store, can be lost due to the damage caused by these fungi. The obvious issues that could occur with water damage are the corrosion of the structure, the warping of hardwood, and permanent damages caused to carpets. The faster that unwanted water and moisture are removed from your business, the sooner you can back to a constructive routine.
 
Many factors could cause water damage in a commercial building. Heavy rain, floods, and storms often intrude into an office space and drench business machines, documents, desks, and other furnishings. The flooding can get into the business and result in standing water that needs to be taken care of immediately. Contact a water damage restoration company for the water removal process. The extent of the disruptive water damage determines the action adopted by a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO. A precise inspection will locate the troublesome wet spots and water damaged areas which will put in motion a plan of action to mitigate losses. The aim is to minimize disruption to your business, preserve capital investments, and restore a safe and sanitary environment to the building.
 
Also, check with your insurance company for coverage and reimbursements. The technicians of SERVPRO of Saginaw follow the best practices of The Institue of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification--IICRC--to remove the water using extraction systems, drying equipment, and detection devices to ensure a return to a dry office environment. The water damage to your Saginaw business can quickly be rectified by this company. Revenue flow can once again proceed as the doors are reopened for commerce. Whether a big box flooding in Saginaw, a burst water pipe in a Freeland office, or a backed up sewer line in a Shields motel, call for 24/7 emergency help at (989) 752-8644.

St. Charles Water Damage-Problems with Slab Foundations

3/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage St. Charles Water Damage-Problems with Slab Foundations SERVPRO Says Foundation Damage Can Lead to Water Damage

SERVPRO Offers Tips to Prevent Water Damage to a St. Charles Slab

St. Charles water damage is almost a given if the concrete slab is not structurally sound. It is a common misconception to believe that only basements need robust waterproofing strategies. While the mistake is an understandable one – after all, slab foundations sit on the graded soil– the reality is that all foundation systems can develop problems with invading moisture.

Ultimately, any foundation can spring a leak, no matter whether it rests on the earth, supported by footers, or is an excavated basement. The specs for a poured slab are different than for a crawlspace with footed supports or piers.

What Are the Risks of Leaks in the Slab Foundation?
If a leak does appear, addressing it should be a top priority. It is crucial to find a quick solution because the slab foundation is where all of the electrical, HVAC ducts, pipework, and plumbing components are housed. If groundwater intrudes, all of the building's infrastructures could get severely damaged. The electrical conduits could lose their waterproofing creating a short or even worse, a fire. The drains might back up leaving behind unsanitary sewage, and the plenum HVAC ducts are likely to get obstructed and moldy. Also, water runoffs may erode the fill beneath the slab causing stress on the plate that results in major cracks or displacement of the slab. The structure may shift, losing its perpendicular integrity. If a window or door is out of kilter, find the problem quick. Water damage could also result at a much greater rate.

The water can move beyond the foundation and cause water damage to the flooring and interior building materials. The floorboards can start to smell and soften as they develop mold on their undersides. Even a little bit of moisture can cause significant problems because it encourages the growth of mildew and mold. Mold damage often occurs along with the water damage suffered from the leaking foundation slab.

Tips for Protecting a Slab Foundation
When pouring a new foundation, following local building codes and inspections, can, at least, assure a well-engineered slab.  Should the construction integrate a proper drainage channel? Including drainage tiles and pipes, arranged beneath the level of the foundation? Then, water can be moved through this channel to a sump pump, where it can be redirected away from the slab. This will also mitigate the effects of water freezing and cracking the foundation. If you are looking for a way to strengthen and protect an existing foundation, you could always try external waterproofing skins or membranes. There are several very effective products on the market. This usually takes the form of a substance applied to the outer surface of the concrete. The waterproof ‘skin’ closes off the porous (and vulnerable) areas of the concrete. Essentially, it covers the foundation walls in a secure moisture proof container. Water will not migrate through the concrete into a Birch Run home.

Water, dampness, snow, and ice are all concrete beaters. SERVPRO can inspect your property and offer suggestions to help prevent water damage from cracked slabs and other potentially troublesome areas. St. Charles water damaged property can always be restored by the high skilled, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians.

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of Saginaw tedchnicians have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. For any fire, mold, or water damaging problem in St. Charles, Shields, or Freeland call us 24/7 for promptly help. (989) 752-8644

Storm Produced Flooding Causes Water Damage in Shields

3/11/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Produced Flooding Causes Water Damage in Shields Flood Damage Can Be Devastating--Call SERVPRO for Emergency Service

When a Shields Property Sustains Flooding Damage, Call SERVPRO

It is tragic when a flood brings devastation and water damage to a Shields home. But rapid water removal, clean up and repairs certainly must get under way for you home to get back to normal with minimal losses.
 
Safety is a top priority. Afterf the flood damage, evaluation of the home's safety issues must be completed before you dare to enter your home again.
 
You do need to call your insurance agent to ascertain if you are covered under your standard home owners policy or if you do possess flood insurance. An insurance adjuster will be dispatched to your property to inspect the damage and eventually offer a settlement. Ask for help in retaining a competent water damage restoration company. SERVPRO does work with many agencies and municipalities in Michigan. We can assess and document all water damaged items, help you with your claims and paperwork, and expedite the water removal and restoration. We can check your home for structural damage and any possible electrical issues since water and electricity are a dangerous duo. This inspection will indicate to you the severity of the water damage that your home has suffered and any potential health issues you may have to address during the process of getting the flood damage repairs done on your home.
 
When these concerns have been addressed, and if you have been given permission to enter your home, you should also document all the flood causing water damage for insurance purposes. Be sure that you do take pictures of the flooded areas of your home and any damaged belongings, including damaged furniture. This, along with the input from SERVPRO,  will help you to be fairly compensated by the insurance company.
 
Once you have done the documentation and the adjuster had done his inspection, then the clean up starts to get under way. The home needs to be made dry and needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible to prevent any other damage from occurring. This will also lessen the likelihood of mold and mildew growth. Contamination is a given if the flooding is the result of groundwater intrusion, whether from rain, bodies of water, or a sewage blockage. Do not attempt to clean and sanitize on your own. The potential for future illness is too great.
 
It is wise to call the professionals from SERVPRO; because they can immediately begin to pump out the water and mitigate on-going water damage. And they have the skill and knowledge, along with the professional equipment required to start and complete the entire restoration process for you.
 
After the water removal and clean up are in operation, then repairs need to be done. They could be extensive, depending on how much structural damage has occurred and the condition of the contents of your Shields property. SERVPRO can start with water removal and finish your project with complete water damage restoration "Like it never even happened."

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As water and storm damage specialists, SERVPRO of Saginaw has the experience, equipment, and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. Whether in Shields, Freeland, or Birch Run, "We're Faster to Any Size Disaster." Call 24/7 at (989) 752-8644

Common Types of Commercial Fire Damage in Saginaw

2/29/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Common Types of Commercial Fire Damage in Saginaw If you are experiencing commercial fire damage, it is crucial to work with professionals who can help you restore your property.

SERVPRO Can Treat Saginaw Commercial Fire Damage

If you are experiencing Saginaw commercial fire damage, it is crucial to work with professionals who can help you restore your property. However, fire damage can take many different forms. Watch out for the following types of Saginaw commercial fire damage and call the experts as soon as possible to prevent the damage from getting worse.


One of the first and least dangerous types of fire damage is known as Class A fire damage. This kind of damage can occur on any property, and it is often the result of a solid catching fire and spreading throughout. The fire damage from Class A fires has quantifiable sources, and the solids may include rubber, plastic, paper or cloth. This damage may spread from a single source, and it is often easy for individuals to contain if they are quick and isolate the burning source with a fire extinguisher.


Class B fire damage is another variety, and it is one of the most dangerous types that could occur. Class B fire damage typically results from flammable liquids or from solids that have become liquefied. These are commonly caused by melted plastics and waxes as well as various types of oils, including petrol and grease. While they are often caused by materials similar to cooking oil, cooking oil fires do not often count as Class B fires. These fires often spread quickly and cause tremendous damage because of water displacement issues.


Class C fire damage involves flammable gasses and similar substances. These can include fires caused by gas leaks such as hydrogen or propane, or they may be due to deposits of natural gas. They can spread quickly through the property and result in a great deal of sudden surface damage. More often than not, this type of damage is explosive and can cause tremendous destruction in the property's structure. It is one of the most common examples of Saginaw commercial fire damage, and it may result in a long-term loss if not handled quickly.


Finally, Class D fire damage is a common variety of fire damage that occurs in industrial locations. It is typically caused by combustible metals. Some of the most common metals involved include sodium and potassium, and this type of fire is large and encompassing of the work area. This damage can result in a variety of harmful ambient effects, so if you experience this sort of damage, it is crucial to have it taken care of as soon as possible. If left unattended, unwanted chemicals may become airborne and result in a variety of problems around the work area.


If you are interested in working with a locally owned business you can count on, be sure to call SERVPRO of Saginaw. We can help you manage any and all Saginaw commercial fire damage as necessary. No job is too big or too complicated for us, and we have the resources and experience necessary to help you and your family. Call us today at (989) 752-8644 to learn more about what we can do for you.