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April Showers Bring...Water Damage?

4/14/2023 (Permalink)

Four days off and on showers might be great for May flowers: however, they can also bring flooding and water into your basement.  This Portage, MI homeowner replaced their sump pump just days before it began to rain.  Melting snow and over 8 inches of rain was just too much for this newly serviced sump pump to control. Water began flowing through the structure of the home, flooding the basement and is contents.  

Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, downtime and recovery costs.  Following our 1-4-8 service response guidelines, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo arrived on-site within the hour to inspect and test the damaged area to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture had traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo today (269) 370-7757 for any of your water restoration needs!  We make water damage "Like it never even happened."

The Down and Dirty about Mold in your Kalamazoo, MI Business

4/7/2023 (Permalink)

What can endure harsh environments, gives off a musty odor and consumes protein like it's going out of style?  If you guessed mold, you guessed right! Mold is more than just an unsightly wall decal, it is a living substance.  When going to combat with these pesky intruders, it is vital to have the professionals on your side.

Mold spores are stealthy; they are not visible to the naked eye.  They are bottom feeders.  Mold can live off of anything from animal dander to drywall, and anything in between. They spread rapidly.  Mold is not finicky; it can grow just about anywhere.  

Our experts at SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo are trained in the art of mold annihilation. We have the specialized tools and equipment to strike fear into any mold that dared to enter your business.  By the time we are finished with it, one might say it's "Like it never even happened!" Call us today at (269) 303-9250!

Unpredictable Weather Causes Damage to your Kalamazoo, MI Home

3/31/2023 (Permalink)

Michigan weather can be unpredictable.  When temperatures fluctuate, unforeseen problems may arise in your Kalamazoo home. Rapidly melting snow can cause flooding.  The water, needing somewhere to go, can quickly seep into your home through windows, cracks, and other openings.  If unresolved, water can collect inside the flooring and walls creating more damage.  Handling water damage by yourself can be overwhelming.  Luckily, you don't have to. SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo is here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, allowing us to remediate the problem quickly. Highly trained in water damage restoration, our crew is equipped for the job.  Our use of state of the art equipment ensures that your home is left moisture free.

If flooding occurs in your home, call SERVPRO of Kalamazoo at 269-370-7757.  We are always here to help!

Ice Dam On Your Portage, MI Roof

3/24/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo knows that winter can be tough.  Winter weather can cause a variety of disasters.  Ice dams are a common issue and can be a problem during the winter months.  When snow melts on your roof, it can run off unevenly and refreeze creating a dam on the edge of your roof.  The dam creates a barrier preventing melted snow from running off.  The water, searching for a place to travel, begins to seep into the shingles.  Once through the shingles, the water begins to leak inside the home.  If left unnoticed, the leak can cause significant damage to your home.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will be here for you this winter. Our professionals respond quickly to make sure water damage is resolved.  "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 269-370-7757.

Addressing Sewage in your Kalamazoo, MI Business

3/17/2023 (Permalink)

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Imagine walking into the storage room of your business to find everything sitting in several inches of sewage.  Your supplies are ruined and the building is filled with a foul odor. What do you do in that situation? Lucky for you, the professionals at SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo have the know-how to get that taken care of for you. You don't have to lift a finger!

Our process begins with extracting the sewage from the affected area.  Any materials that cannot be salvaged will then be removed. Following this is a deep cleaning of all affected areas with our specialized cleaning agents.  This process ensures that no micro agents such as bacteria are left behind. You can be sure that once we are finished, your building will look "like it never even happened."

Fire Prevention Plan in Portage, MI

3/10/2023 (Permalink)

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According to national fire statistics, a residential fire occurs approximately every 90 seconds in the United States. Fire can spread quickly through your home, giving you as little as two minutes to escape.  

It is important to have a plan in place for your household. Make sure you have planned several exits on all levels of your home.  The priority is to get everyone out safely.  Designate a spot for the family to meet up once you are out of the house. It can be used as a tool to make sure everyone is accounted for.  Once you are out of the house stay out and call for help.  Review your plan and practice it frequently.  A house fire can be a scary and frantic situation, but having a plan in place will give you peace of mind.

At SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo, we understand how a fire can disrupt your life.  SERVPRO restoration professionals are here for you 24 hours a day with our emergency response team.  We respond quickly with fire, smoke, soot cleanup, and other restoration services.  We know how much your belongings mean to you and we have the ability to help restore them. If a fire occurs in your home, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at 269-370-7757.

Wind and Storm Damage in Kalamazoo, Michigan

3/3/2023 (Permalink)

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Property damage caused by severe weather can be devastating to your family or business, and repairing it can be a complex undertaking. To get storm damage repair completed quickly and safely, you need a restoration service company that specializes in bringing your home back to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo provides specialized emergency cleanup and restoration services to bring your property back to normal with minimal interruption. We can handle any damage due to severe weather, including: thunderstorms, lightning strikes, hurricanes, tornadoes and high winds, hail and ice storms, freezing weather and ice dams. 

When mother nature hits hard, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at (269) 370-7757. 

Controlling Fire Damage in your Galesburg, MI home

2/24/2023 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector Call us today at (269) 370-7757. We make fire damage "Like it never even happened."

To our customers, they are not just contents, they are pieces of family history.  SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo understands the feelings of frustration and overwhelm when trying to pick up the charred pieces of your memories and belongings. Our priority is helping our customers regain control and to help them close the claim quickly.  Within 8 business hours of arriving to your home, SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo will discuss the extent of the damage and the steps we will need to take to restore the home and personal belongings.

This information will be provided electronically to your insurance company using a claims reporting system that expedites the process and reduces the work load for your agent and adjuster.  Our professionals will make every effort not only to restore your home, but also, your peace of mind.

Call us today at (269) 370-7757.  We make fire damage "Like it never even happened." 

How to prevent frozen pipes in Kalamazoo, MI

2/17/2023 (Permalink)

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February in Michigan is a time when pipes freeze.  It is important to be proactive to reduce the chances of your pipes freezing and/or bursting.  Here are some amazing suggestions for winterizing your pipes:

  • Seal cracks in exterior walls – Find out where your service lines enter your home such as TV and internet cables, and seal up those cracks
  • Add insulation to interior spaces where there is no heat– If your attic or crawl space has poor insulation, adding more could save your pipes and keep your heat bill down
  • Open cabinets under sinks – Circulate air around the pipes
  • Insulate the pipes  – Wrap exposed pipes in heating tape or pipe insulation.
  • Keep your heat on – Leave your thermostat set to at least 55 degrees.
  • Open faucets – Open your faucets slightly to allow water to slowly drip from them.

Restoring Belongings in Your Richland, MI Home

2/10/2023 (Permalink)

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Going through your home after a disaster can be devastating.  Homes are filled with pieces of history, photographs, and other sentimental items.  Don't throw out your precious keepsakes just yet.  SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo may be able to save them. 

We specialize in restoring fire, water, and mold damaged contents.  Our crew maintains a repair versus replace mentality, helping restore your keepsakes and saving you money.  Your home may also require a move out of the affected area to protect your belongings from further damage.  Our crew will move out necessary items during the restoration process and place them back in the home once restoration is complete.

We understand that the process can be overwhelming. Our team is here for you every step of the way.  If your belongings get damaged, call SERVPRO of East Kalamazoo at 269-370-7757.