Fall tip - Attic inspections
The weather is getting cooler which makes it a perfect time to inspect your attic. You should be checking your attic yearly to spot any problems before they cause significant damage. Be on the look out for any water staining, mold, animal feces or any roof leaks or wet insulation. The most important thing to look out for is proper ventilation and insulation. Take the time to add insulation if needed especially in homes built in the 90's or earlier. Mold growth can form in the attic if proper ventilation is not installed. Take action at any sign of rodent activity, avoiding the issue could end up costing yourself thousands of dollars! Call SERVPRO of Novi South Commerce today at 248-344-0044 if you need assistance and we would be happy to help!
Insurance claim process
We at SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South know how stressful a water loss can be. We will walk you through every step of the process so you know what to expect. We work with every insurance company and will keep them updated during the job process as well as sending the insurance company a complete job file at end of mitigation. SERVPRO also has national contracts with many insurance companies and we have built relationships with many local insurance adjusters. Let SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South do the worrying for you! We also offer reconstruction for any type of insurance or self pay loss including water, fire, smoke, mold and bio hazard and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Call someone you can trust, call us today!
Emergencies are very stressful and can severely disrupt your life. We have listed some tips below that can be helpful to you in an emergency:
Tip #1 - Call SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South at 248-344-0044, the company you can trust in any emergency!
Tip #2 - Try to stay as calm as possible, you have called for help and we are on the way!
Tip #3 - Move items that can be saved to a non affected area such as the garage if possible
Tip #4 - Take pictures of the source and damaged items for your insurance company
Tip #5 - Always be aware of location of main water shut off valve
Tip #6 - Be informed of your insurance policy and of any limits such as water back ups
IICRC Certified firm
SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South is an IICRC certified firm and we participate in continuing education credits to maintain our certification. All of our employees are required to take multiple IICRC classes and we are certified in water, fire and smoke, odor, mold and bio hazard clean up. We have the tools and knowledge to respond to any type of emergency that comes our way! IICRC teaches our production staff the "science" behind the drying process to ensure the proper steps are completed in the drying process evidenced by our drying log reports. Classes specialize on each process and includes a test on the last day of class that must be passed in order to earn certification. Our production staff is certified in AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician), ASD (Applied Structural Drying), CCT (Carpet Cleaning Technician), FSRT (Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician), OCT (Odor Control Technician), TCST (Trauma and Crime Scene Technician), and WRT (Water Damage Restoration)
SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South is the company you can trust for all your commercial needs. We service emergencies for all your commercial needs for water, fire, smoke, odor, mold and bio hazard including but not limited:
- Medical offices
- Retirement Homes
- Mobile homes
- Office buildings
We offer commercial carpet and general cleaning services in addition but not limited to emergency water, fire, smoke, mold and bio hazard losses. We have serviced fire jobs at apartment buildings, water mitigation and mold remediation at senior living centers, and cleaning at restaurants and pharmacies just to name a few! SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South will provide you insurance certificates for your business upon request and can be trusted with all your commercial needs.
Don't hesitate, call us today at 248-344-0044!
Emergency Ready Profile
SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South knows how important emergencies are to a business and can help minimize damages caused by disasters. Call us today at 248-344-0044 to schedule an ERP for your company. Our Emergency Ready Profile is a handbook we make specific to your company needs that stays onsite with you and lists all emergency contacts, locations of shut offs, emergency instructions etc. that is accessible for your staff should an emergency arise. You can't plan for a disaster but we believe you can certainly be prepared for one! The ERP is an emergency action checklist focused on most importantly the safety of you and your employees. It lists all important information pertinent to your business accompanied by pictures and provides an overview of your company's emergency plan
Storm damage tip
We encourage you to check your home frequently after storms for any sign of damage to both exterior and interior of home. Wind, rain and trees can cause interior water damage to drywall and insulation as well as exterior damage to roof, siding and exterior pipes to give you some examples. SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South can inspect and meter all materials to locate wet materials and addressing issues immediately can save you significant money later down the line. Let us help you fix small problems before they become large problems! Call SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South today at 248-344-0044 to schedule an inspection if you discover any water damage after stormy weather. Living in Michigan has taught us all to be prepared for any weather that comes our way!
In any storm situation the most important thing is you and your loved ones safety. SERVPRO of Novi Commerce South have included some safety tips below for extreme weather or tornado conditions. Stay safe!
- Listen to the radio for instructions
- Do not venture outside until it has been declared safe to do so. The best defense is to stay inside a sturdy building for protection against lightning, large hail, damaging winds, flooding rain and tornadoes. Stay away from windows and avoid windows and electrical equipment
- Check on elderly neighbors
- Do not attempt to drive through flooded streets, only drive if absolutely necessary
- Do not swim or wade in flood waters
- Leave or do not enter buildings that have sustained structural damage
- Keep a fire extinguisher handy at all times
- Keep pets indoors and use a leash when outside
Typically thunderstorms do not last very long and will most often pass in less then one hour. Be prepared for when severe weather threatens your area and stay safe!
Mold Damage Tips
What you can do until help arrives
In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Novi has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.
Have a Mold Problem?
Call Us Today – (248) 344-0044
If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:
- Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
- Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
- A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Novi 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.
Mold Remediation Services
If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Novi has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.
Is your home covered with soot?
In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your home may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care.
SERVPRO of Novi specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment. SERVPRO of Novi can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.
Whatever your fire restoration needs are, SERVPRO of Novi is here to help at 248-344-0044