Recent General Posts
General Cleaning After New Floors Were Put In
The whole house turned out neat and organized just like the room shown in this picture!
In this posting, we're going to show you how SERVPRO is not only qualified in restoration of water, fire, mold, etc. We have many different types of jobs that we handle and this was one of them.
We received a call from a homeowner who was in the process of having the carpeting in her quad-level home replaced with Hardwood floor. She knew that the construction team would clean up after their job, however; she also wanted a team of professionals to come in and do a thorough clean up once all the new flooring was placed down. Using SERVPRO's greatly designed products (in this case we used SERVPRO Green and SERVPRO Orange), we wiped her walls and used our specialized Dry Sponges on her flat-paint ceilings. An outer-wiping of the cabinets was done and that summed up the job. Although the construction team did a great job cleaning up after the work they did, we ended up with many rags and dry sponges covered in gray-black dirt from wall/cabinet/ceiling surfaces.
In the end, the customer was happy and said she would use us again in the future anytime without a doubt!
Surface Cleaning Desk
Nowadays, a lot of businesses and homeowners alike choose options of self-cleaning their place of work or home. Of course, this is a repetitive habit that we should all be doing, especially in these times where dangerous viruses are an easily contractible thing. We at SERVPRO of Fraser agree with self-cleaning, however; it is always good to have a company come into your facility or home, properly suited and masked to protocol, following CDC guidelines on the Right cleaning processes, and a company who only uses EPA-Certified hospital grade disinfectants to clean with. We at SERVPRO of Fraser are also equipped with fogging units, which have been said to help in conjunction of CDC-wipe down/cleaning processes. Safety always comes first at our company and we treat all home and business owners alike. Please feel free to give us a call at 586-296-3331 if you would like a kind, professional company to come in and make sure that everyone stays as safe as possible.
Leaving Your Home For An Extended Period of Time?
"Like it never even happened."
Is your state known for cold weather causing families to buy houses in warmer climate states and return when the weather is nicer?
Here in Michigan, is it very common for families to move to warmer areas such as Florida during the cold and frigid winter months. But before just packing out and leaving, there are certain things you should always do to prevent damage to your property while you are away. First off, make sure you turn off your main water and drain the pipes of water. You would hate to have a pipe burst of a refridgerator leak while you are away. Also, setting your thermostat at around 60 degress should be enough to keep the pipes in your walls and ceilings from bursting.
It is also a good idea to clean your gutters, making sure that heavy rains/snow doesn't cause a gutter overflow to flood your home or cause damage to your roof. Having a close family member or neighbor check in every so often can help prevent further damage as well.
No matter the situation, SERVPRO of Fraser is here and ready to help 24/7 to do the job and make it "Look like it never even happened."
Home Fire Prevention and Safety
Smoke detector safety tips
Fire alarms are by far the #1 lifesaver when it comes to fires in your home.
Utilizing the following tips will drastically reduce the chances of a deadly fire in your home.
-There are 2 types of alarms, ionized and photoelectric, ionization is the most common as its cheaper and can detect minute amounts of smoke. If someone in the home has difficulty hearing, consider purchasing a smoke detector that produces flashing lights or vibrations in addition to a loud noise.
-Make sure alarms are installed in every bedroom, and outside every sleeping area. Also place one on every floor, including basement. Install ceiling-mounted models at least 4 inches from the nearest wall.
-Test all alarms monthly by hitting the "test" button". If alarm doesn't work, first replace battery and try again. `Clean smoke alarms regularly by vacuuming. Replace every 10 years.
Smoke alarms are absolutely necessary to protecting the people in your home from fires. They're easy to maintain, only takes a few minutes per month and very affordable.