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Wood floors do not hold up to standing water.

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage to the floor. This wood flooring has buckled due to water standing on it for a period of time.

A wood floor was under water for a few hours and started to buckle. Most of the time with this much damage the floor needs to be removed. 

SERVPRO Of Washtenaw County

Drying and Dehumidification

After the water removal step, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Most building materials, like drywall and wood, are porous and will retain significant water. The retained water will cause these materials to warp, swell, or break down and can also cause mold damage.

Drying / Dehumidification

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. They use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. They’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

  • Use Dehumidification Equipment
  • Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress

Monitor Floor and Walls

They check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls   

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture. 

Commercial building needs help after a multi floor water damage.

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

Large loss condo in Detroit. After hours call at this Condo in Detroit MI. Our crews were on the scene quickly to mitigate the areas affected.

SERVPRO of Canton is here to help even on a Sunday. We pride ourselves on being a 24/7 Mitigation and Restoration company. 

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Canton Professionals offer 24 hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give our Professionals a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  • 24HR Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry.
  • Highly Trained Storm and Water Restoration Service

Detroit high rise condo with frozen pipe went down multiple floors of the building.

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County at a large loss. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County drying out multi floor condo building that had a frozen pipe.

Large buildings are our specialty.

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County are Fire and Water Damage Specialists.

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have extensive training and equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Residential and Commercial Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County is a leader in the restoration industry and its professionals are faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore or clean your property.

Have Questions? – We’re Here to Help® 1-800-714-5341

Residential Services

Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or top-to-bottom home cleaning, you can trust SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals to make your house feel like home again. They have the training, experience, and equipment to quickly get your home looking its best. Our residential services include the following:

  • Water Damage restoration
  • Fire Damage restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services

Commercial Services

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

  • Commercial Water damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storms and Major Events

It is important to identify main water shut off valves.

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Water shut off valve Main water shut off valve should be identified and tagged in your commercial building.

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Commercial Services

Identifying your water shut off valves can save time and money in the event of an emergency.

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Retail Facilities
  • Educational Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities

Commercial Building Restoration Services:

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

  • Commercial Water damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storms and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team 

 Please call us if you have any questions.

  1-800-714-5341

Drywall removed from a room that had extensive Fire Damage.

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage removed A lot of drywall removed from an area that had fire and smoke damage.

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

No matter what happens SERVPRO of Washtenaw County is here to help day or night.

We are Fire and Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have extensive training and equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Specialist
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Preferred Vendor for Many National and Local Insurance Company

Large drywall repair needed after a basement furnace fire.

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Drywall repair. This room was repaired after a fire did tremendous damage to the home.

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County. 

Your Belongings and Fire Damage.

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals understand your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are the very things that make a house a home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. They pretest your belongings to determine what items they can restore to pre-fire condition. They 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.

 Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out has several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage.
  • When restoration is completed, they will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage. 

Please call us with any Questions. 1-800-714-5341

Commercial Kitchens can be a hazard for possible fire damage.

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Kitchen Hood Ventilation systems can be the cause of fires in commercial facilities. They must be maintained on a regular basis.

Commercial Kitchen ventilation systems need to be maintained. Keeping grease from accumulating makes the chance of having a hood fire much less likely. 

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Fire Damage Repair and Restoration.

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have extensive training and equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

Commercial Desiccant Dehumidier needed in Ann Arbor MI.

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Desiccant Dehumidifier This industrial dehumidifier is needed to pull moister out of a large commercial building in Ann Arbor MI.

In this particular case, specialty equipment would be needed to pull the moister out of a commercial building. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County was able to order this piece of equipment from SERVPRO corporate. The large Desiccant Dehumidifier Machine is used on large commercial buildings. Our technicians are trained on, Desiccant Dehumidifiers Machines as well as other types of specialty equipment. This is where SERVPRO of Washtenaw County will outperform our competition. Most of the restoration companies in our area would subcontract this work out to another company, which adds time and extra cost to the bottom line. With our trained technicians we can do this type of work in house. Here at SERVPRO of Washtenaw County we see many different scenarios and no two jobs are alike! If you think you have a unique situation in your home or business, please call our office at 1-800-714-5341 and let us give you an estimate for your situation.  

Water surrounding a house after a large storm.

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage Lake surge around this house after a large rain storm in the area.

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County helping this customer out after the flood

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 1-800-714-5341

Water Damage Emergency Tips

What To Do After Flooding:

  • 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.

What NOT To Do After Flooding:

  • 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.

Our Crew setting up in Ann Arbor MI frozen pipe at the house..

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO on the Scene. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County is ready to go even in -3 below temperatures.

Even in the bitter cold we are ready to help.

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Washtenaw County Professionals provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

A Fast Response Is Crucial

An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.