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Water Loss in Homes

7/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Loss in Homes This home owner unfortunately came home after a storm to discover water in their basement.

Imagine walking down to your basement or crawl space, and discovering your belonging in water. Unfortunately, for those living in Michigan this is not uncommon. Many home owners are prone to flooding, and power outages. Its important for home owners to have a sump pump to protect your home from the standing water that could destroy your home. The water can destroy the structural integrity of the home, ruin your belongings, and create and environment ideal for mold growth. 

If you ever experience sump pump failure, SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell is available to help! Our crews will complete a full inspection, and start the extraction process.  Our crews use powerful submersible pumps, truck mounted extraction systems, and industrial strength wet/ dry vacuums to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property. 

Water Damage in All Homes

7/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in All Homes The kitchen during the mitigation process.

Many people think that water damage, or sump pump failure could only happen in older homes, but water damage could happen to anyone at any time. The owners of SERVPRO Brighton/Howell, just recently experienced water damage in their own home. In a newly built home, their ice machine drain had malfunctioned, causing water damage throughout their kitchen. Our crews started right away with the extraction of the water and began the mitigation process. 

It doesn't matter how old the home is, where it is located or how safe you can be, water loss can happen to anyone and any time. If you experience water damage, remember SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell is always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Let us help you! 

Fire Clean Up

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Clean Up Here is a photo of a local home, that had caught fire while the owners were out of town. SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell was there to help!

With any size fire it is our goal at SERVPRO Brighton/Howell to turn a fire damaged home into a safe, clean living environment. Making as if, "it never even happened!" 

To do this, we require our crews to be properly trained, which is why every member on our crews is IICRC Certified! Each crew member attends multiple classes throughout the year, which provides three days of training and testing. Its important that we take excellent care of your home, making sure that each personal item is cared for and treated properly. Each home is different which makes it important that our crews have the best knowledge for every situation they are put in. 

You can trust and rely on SERVPRO Brighton/Howell. We are here to help you! 

Why Mold?

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold? Here is a home with a mold infestation. SERVPRO Brighton/Howell was able to come out and take care of the mold.

Mold in homes can happen under many different circumstances. It could be an outside water intrusion, a flood, or sewer leak. It also could be from a bat, bird infestation, a decaying animal or rodent. As soon as you are aware of mold in the home its important to call someone for proper removal to make sure there are no effects your you heath or your loved ones. 

There are thousands of types of mold and depending on your location, temperature (inside and outside) will determine how to handle the home. First, its important to figure out where the source of mold is coming from and start the removal process. 

Call SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell to help you out! We can walk you through the process, and get your home back to the safe environment it should be! 

Livingston County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Livingston County Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 810-220-3711 

Michigan Storms

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Michigan Storms A tree fallen in a local home! SERVPRO was there to help!

As Michigan residents, we all know we can experience all four season in just one day. Whether were hit with 50 mph wind storms, four feet of snow, torrential rains, or a tornado- SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell is prepared to help you! 

Frozen pipes, down trees or a flooded basement. Storms can create a very scary time for Michigan residents, but remember, SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even when the largest storms hit, we have the availability to bring in crews from different SERVPRO locations, allowing us to properly serve our community, quickly and safely. 

Let us be your real life hero! If you are affected by storm damage, call SERVPRO Brighton/Howell today: 810-220-3711 

Coming Home to a Damaged Home

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Coming Home to a Damaged Home A photo of the walls covered in the mold.

Mold can happen in any home at any time! This picture is of some of the mold that was found in a summer home. When the homeowners winterized their home, they didn't think that a radiant heat line would split. This caused a large amount of water damage resulting in extreme mold throughout the property. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Brighton/ Howell to come in. Our technicians removed all the affected flooring and drywall and encapsulated the structure so the reconstruction can begin. The homeowners were thankful for our crews, and gad we were able to help speed up the reconstruction process. 

When you leave your home for long periods of time its important to properly prepare the home, but to also have a trust worthy family member to check on the home as well. 

Importance of Knowing Your Sump Pump Coverage

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Importance of Knowing Your Sump Pump Coverage You never know what you can walk into. Make sure you are properly insured!

At SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell, we like to remind our insurance agents that the cost to dry out a basement after a sump pump failure or drain back-up can range from $1,000 to $6,000 or more depending on how elaborate their clients basement is.  This price does not include repair to the structure, replacement of unsalvageable content or repair/replacement to the mechanicals that may have sustained damage as well.

Going through a loss is hard enough without the added stress of finding out there is little or no insurance coverage. Call your insurance agent today to make sure you are properly covered. They will be able to help you look further into your coverage and make sure you are properly insured for any emergency water loss! 

Soot Damage

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Soot Damage This photo is an example of a tested area after soot damage.

With house fires, its important to remove all of the soot which leaves the smell of smoke behind. Our technicians always start by testing a small area on a wall to find the best way to remove the soot off the walls. In this photo, it shows the small area tested. There are many ways for our SERVPRO technicians to clean the walls, but its important to test and recognize the best way to properly clean without damaging paint, or wall paper. 

Its always important for SERVPRO to take the best possible care of our customers belongs. Whether its a child's toy, a family heirloom, or an old dresser. At SERVPRO Brighton/Howell we care, and work to make sure your items are cared for in the best manor. 

Available 24/7

6/23/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Available 24/7 Carpet cleanings are very important to commercial customers. Let us come in, and take care of your floors without disrupting business!

At SERVPRO Brighton/Howell we understand the that emergencies can happen at anytime. We also understand importance of keeping a business running, that is why we are available 24/7 which is extremely important for our commercial customers. Whether disaster strikes or you need a regular carpet cleaning we are available to help you! Allow our crews to come in at night while your business is closed to clean, restore and mitigate. 

Regularly scheduled carpet cleanings are important to businesses. With high levels of customer traffic through a store, its important to maintain and keep your business looking clean. Call and schedule a time for our crews to come out! We would love to help you, and your property look its best! SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell is here to help you!