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Why Our Franchise is Capable of Handling Any Disaster.

7/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fraser is ready for any disaster!

As a SERVPRO franchise, owners are often required to maintain certain standards for equipment and personnel mandated by our corporate office. 

These standards allow for our franchise to operate at maximum efficiency and gives our franchise an inherent advantage over the competition in our area. Our franchise typically can handle multiple jobs at a time as our staff is mostly cross trained on the various aspects of the business, which is not necessarily the case for most restoration companies.

With these inherent advantages, our crews and staff can coordinate and tackle multiple jobs at a time in an efficient manner. 

Having the ability to rely on our Disaster Recovery Team is also vitally important towards making sure that large scale jobs can be completed with a professional quality and done with maximum customer satisfaction. 

If your home or business is experiencing a disaster, call your local SERVPRO of Fraser at (586) 296-3331 to learn more about what we can do to help you! 

How to Prepare an DIY Kit for Storm Damage

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage can happen anywhere.

It is always said that you should always prepare for the unexpected in life. This blog will go into how to create and build a do-it-yourself storm kit to have in a storm emergency. 

First thing you should look to include is food and drink that can last for an extended period of time. Depending on storm damage, you may have to rely on some food reserves depending on the severity of the storm. Second addition to the kit would be a light source, like a flashlight that can provide some light in case of an extended power outage. Finally, a source of communication and or a news source like a NOAA weather radio, in the event that you lose power and your phone does not work.

Having this kit in hand when storm damage strikes is a nice tool to have and can help you to be able to brace the storm damage a little better.

SERVPRO of Fraser and the Community

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our Owner, Paul Patrico, holding an award from Outstanding Sales Performance from SERVPRO Corporate.

Our franchise placed a lot of value in not only being a professional crew for our clients, we also pride ourselves on involving ourselves within the local communities that we service.

Since our franchise opened in 2008, we have been involved in many city of Fraser events through the use of donations and sponsorships. We also have made donations to various non-profits within our service area, and dedicated a personal commitment to our communities at-large. 

Through this community outreach, we learn a lot about the people that make up our community, and that is translated into our franchise's operations as well as own franchise values. SERVPRO prides itself on promoting causes that help impact our local communities, and we aim to not only perform professional level restoration, we also aim to be community thought leaders and active participants in our local community. 

For a community crew that aims to save you from disaster, call your local SERVPRO experts at (586) 296-3331.

SERVPRO acquired by Blackstone Group

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Blackstone acquired SERVPRO earlier this year.

SERVPRO and its 1,700 plus franchises were acquired by Blackstone Group earlier this year. 

After the acquisition took place, SERVPRO franchises and Blackstone Group have made a strong commitment towards hiring more veterans and members of military families. 

Our franchise has hired multiple military personnel in the past and will continue to hire former military personnel in the future. 

With the backing of a strong private equity firm that also houses multiple assets in various industries, SERVPRO can now align itself better with many different opportunities in real estate and commercial development. 

Aligning with multinational brands like Blackstone help to expand SERVPRO capabilities as well as maintain a foothold within the restoration industry to ensure that when you think of a disaster, you're reminded that SERVPRO is the leader in restoration. 

If you have a flood, fire or mold situation within your home in the Fraser and surrounding area, make sure you contact an expert and call SERVPRO of Fraser at (586) 296-3331. 

So Why SERVPRO of Fraser?

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fraser's own banner.

SERVPRO is the national leader in the restoration industry, and our SERVPRO of Fraser franchise works to serve you with the utmost care and expertise.  

At SERVPRO of Fraser, we are here to help make your disaster look “Like it never even happened." No matter the size or scope of the job, we can rely on our franchise’s strong crew to manage your home’s disaster with efficiency and proper protocols. If the need arises, we can also reach into our network of 1,700 independently owned and operated Franchises and work together to restore your home or commercial property in a responsive and professional manner. SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is another platform that we can utilize to ensure that we can handle any and every disaster within our territorial reach.

There is not a situation that we have not handled here at SERVPRO of Fraser. In our 10 years of operation, we have been in and handled many different situations in the restoration world, and our knowledge gained from those experiences is evident in our assessments and workmanship. If fire, water or mold damage strikes your home or commercial property, call SERVPRO of Fraser at 586-296-3331.

Storm Damage in the Macomb County Area.

6/23/2019 (Permalink)

Devastating impacts can be felt in storm damage situations.

Untreated storm damage can be a devastating and time consuming event for a homeowner. This also happens during inconvenient times and leaving the damage untreated can lead to serious damage.

Within hours, water will start soaking into drywall, upholstery and other porous materials. If it is continued to be left untreated, your home’s drywall will break and musty odors becomes present within your home.

Mold and mildew growth will manifest anywhere from 48 hours to a week after storm damage. This can also impact your wood flooring and or corkboard and start to cause swelling and can also cause warping of your windows and doors. The important thing to remember is that the longer the damage is left untreated, the more expense that will incur for repairing the damages. If you fear that your home has suffered significant storm damage, call your local SERVPRO of Fraser franchise at (586) 296-3331.

Why You Should Watch for Mold in Your Facility or Building

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Better to be safe than sorry about your mold problem!

For many of the buildings near our Fraser office, it is essential that the building remain cleanliness and a clean environment. This is often because of health standards, industry standards or various other outside bodies that control and regulate that these buildings maintain a certain level of cleanliness.

Therefore when you find mold in your building, it is best to have the mold immediately taken care of. Mold spores are not something that should be left over time. Mold growth can happen quickly and without warning, so it is best to have the mold remediated upon discovery. 

Mold and bleach, contrary to popular belief, is not an effective combination. If you suspect that mold is in your facility, have it assessed by a mold remediation professional, like SERVPRO of Fraser. Call in an team of professionals to ensure that the mold you see will not grow into mold that causes further problems for your building or your health.

How We Can Improve Fraser's Commercial Properties

6/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fraser works to make your commercial property show its best attributes.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Fraser is to make sure that the homes and buildings that we work on are left better than before we entered. It does not matter whether it requires a little extra time and effort, the important goal is to make sure that we can clean and remediate damage from your building in a very efficient and professional manner.

We can improve a commercial building in many ways. One of those ways, is by mapping out a game plan that seeks to clean your building with the safest and most natural cleaning solutions that aim to maintain the quality of the items we can. SERVPRO makes sure that their franchises have access to the appropriate chemicals needed to clean any surface, furniture piece or wall within your building. We often rely on that expertise to make sure that we provide premium service for our clients.

Another way we can improve your commercial property is by providing maximum flexibility with our commercial property owner and managers. We can work around the schedules of our vendors to provide the best timing for their needs and wants. We do this to ensure that we maintain strong alliances that help to improve their communities and in turn create more opportunity for our franchise to clean sister properties.

Residential Fires vs. Commercial Fires

5/27/2019 (Permalink)

Fires can be very damaging.

Fires that occur in homes and commercial buildings often require a majority of the same processes needed to remediate the fire and its damage effectively, but there are slight differences that can impact how we manage the project.

One big difference that can occur is when the structural integrity of a commercial building is impacted by a fire. When a home loses some structural integrity, often we would lean towards tarping the affected area and depending on the size of the area affected, reinforcing the area by boarding it up. In a commercial building fire, the standard procedure is often to immediately boardup and create a temporary fence around the area to prevent potential outside damage and strengthen the area affected.

Another big difference would be the allocation of our workers. In a home, often the crew members will work as a team to scope and work together in rooms. In a commercial fire though, that may not be a possibility, so we often rely on several groups of workers to spread out and focus on sections of the affected area. This ensures proper scoping of the site and allows for more checks and balances to be established for the cleanup.

How Common is Water Damage from Appliances?

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Washing Machines can result in water damage, but usually it is due to improper use.

Household appliances can often be a contributor to a water damage situation. One of the reasons why this can happen is due to wear and tear of the appliance itself. In order to prevent this as a homeowner, you want to make sure that you check your lines in the appliance regularly to ensure that the line has not kinked itself or developed any microtears, leading to leaks. 

Another potential cause could be an overflow from the machine. Usually this would due to a user error of some sort, as these machines, especially the modernized machines, often have failsafes to prevent overflows from occurring and causing damage to your home. 

It is essential to make sure that you are using your appliances effectively and ensure that your appliances are still able to effectively do their jobs without having a potential breakdown or quality issue. In the event of a major episode, call your local SERVPRO experts at (586) 296-3331.