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Why choose SERVPRO for your business reopening needs?

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Did your office close due to COVID-19? If you are preparing to get back to business, SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South is here to get the job done. Our effective sanitization and disinfection services will help minimize the transmission of emerging pathogens and viruses, such as COVID-19, and will give you and your staff a clean fresh start.

SERVPROXIDE is SERVPRO's main disinfectant and we have utilized it when being asked to clean and disinfect COVID-19 in businesses and homes. SERVPROXIDE has EPA-approved claims against things such as the Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, staphylococcus, E.coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, and Swine flu.

Now, more than ever it is important to provide a safe and clean environment for your staff and customers. Have your facility sanitized and disinfected by SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South to bring a peace of mind to all. We are available at your convenience for any size cleaning and sanitization jobs.

Why choose SERVPRO for mold issues in your home or business?

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Do you have mold issues in your home or business? SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South can help!

When mold has a food source, it can spread throughout an entire home in as little as 48 hours. Typically come spring and summer, homeowners discover mold due to a water intrusion of any size that came during the winter season.

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors, and is identifiable by a strong musty odor.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float in the air, and can enter your home through windows, doors, heating and cooling systems, or on your clothing.
  • Mold thrives on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water, and it is these colonies of mold that produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, the source of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold will return.
  • Indoor humidity needs to be below 45%, as a higher than normal indoor humidity will support the growth of mold.

Should you come across any mold issues, SERVPRO can be of service to inspect and assess your property and remediate the problem.

Why SERVPRO to handle roof leaks from ice dams this winter?

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Ice dams are an issue in colder weather areas, and can cause major water damage to the exterior and interior of a structure as water is pulled into your home or business through the roof. Ice dams can cause intense damage to the structure of your home and lead to mold growth. 

The first thing to do is to take the necessary to steps to keep ice dams from forming in the first place. Key elements in the prevention of ice dams are proper attic insulation and ventilation, which will provide an optimal temperature balance in the attic and prevent the thaw and freeze cycle that causes an ice dam.

However, should you see the first signs of an ice dam formation, SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South can help. We can mitigate any water damage and help return your structure to its original condition “Like it never even happened.” Call the professionals at 248-344-0044, 24/7!

Why SERVPRO for your cleaning needs?

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South, we are the cleaning experts. During these unprecedented times of a global pandemic, this is our reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services and we constantly adhere to the highest sanitation standards.

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business according to protocols set by the CDC. SERVPRO goes beyond just a basic clean. The CDC encourages regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards and tablets. Other high traffic areas, including kitchens, bathrooms, schools, classrooms, offices, retail spaces, sales counters, stair handrails, elevators, and fitness equipment should all be sanitized regularly.

Let SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South take your cleaning to the next level with the use of our SERVPROXIDE, which is a hospital grade disinfectant as recommended by the CDC. Call the experts today!

Fire Safety for a Commercial Building

11/29/2020 (Permalink)

If you are looking to purchase a commercial building, there are a few fire safety items to be aware of. When considering a new location for your business, be sure to pay close attention to the following fire safety requirements.

Exit Signs: Exit signs and emergency backup lighting is required for all exits in a building, should occupants need to safely exit during an emergency situation. Confirm the placement and workings of all exit signage and lighting in any building.

Hazardous Occupancies: Businesses that use paint booths, glass blowing equipment, and certain types of machines could cause a fire to develop rapidly due to the high rates of heat release from this type of equipment. Having these types of contents require special approval due to their potentially hazardous nature.

Fire Extinguishers: Fire extinguisher requirements can vary depending on the occupancy classification of a building, such as light hazard, ordinary hazard, or extra hazard. Typically one fire extinguisher is required per 3,000 square feet, or one placed every 75 feet.

Occupancy Ratings: The occupancy rating of a building determines how it can be used, whether that be for office space, a restaurant, retail, etc. An occupancy rating also specifies the number of occupants a building can have in it at a given time, the type of fire protection system required, various exiting requirements, among others.

How can SERVPRO help your commercial business?

11/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South has the ability to make any sized disaster “Like it never even happened.” Our crews have the ability to mitigate damages of any type to both commercial and residential properties.

 Our services include but are not limited to:


  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Fire, Smoke and Soot
  • Mold Remediation
  • Reconstruction
  • Disaster/Catastrophic Response


  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • HVAC and Air Ducts
  • Deodorization
  • Contents Claim – Inventory Services
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning or Care

We are also able to provide certain reconstruction services. Call SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South at 248-344-0044 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any commercial restoration or cleaning needs. We are happy to provide a fair estimate regarding any of our services.

Crucial Winter Weather Preparation – Frozen Pipe Prevention

11/29/2020 (Permalink)

Be prepared for winter weather before it hits!

As all Michiganders know, the winters in our state bring frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall that can prove to be hard on both families and their homes. Below you will find some tips to help you prepare before the cold weather strikes here in Southeast Michigan.


  • Disconnect and drain garden hoses.
  • Cover outside faucets with insulating foam covers.
  • Turn off water to outside of house, and open the valves on all outdoor faucets to allow drainage.
  • Ensure sprinkler systems are turned off and blow compressed air through the lines to drain them completely.

These tips can help prevent frozen pipes in your home over winter. Taking these precautions are crucial in that a burst frozen pipe can wreak havoc on your home.

Do you have damage to your home due to severe storms?

11/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South has years of experience restoring homes that have been damaged by storms and flooding. Our teams can respond immediately with highly trained technicians and specialized equipment to restore your home or business “Like it never even happened.”

As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South has advanced training and expertise regarding any type of water loss. In addition, we have the resources to handle any size disaster caused by a storm. Should we need it, we have access to equipment and personnel from over 1,700 other SERVPRO franchises across the state of Michigan and the country. We have the ability to call upon strategically located Disaster Recovery Teams to respond to major catastrophic storms and events.

We are proud to serve members of our community, and others, and doing our part to help and make it the best it can be.

Water prevention tips

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

Prevention by proper maintenance can be the key to preventing water damage occurring to your home.  SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South would like to give you a few key tips for maintaining home to prevent future water damage from occurring therefore potentially saving you thousands of dollars.  Since we all live in Michigan and are familiar with the ever changing weather, the first tip is to keep gutters and downspouts clear and clean at least once every six months.  This is to help prevent ice dams from occurring on roof which can cause water damage both inside and outside of home and should be completed before the first snow fall of the year.  It is also important to keep the vegetation and trees away from the roof and to keep trees trimmed back to prevent leaves from collecting on roof which can ultimately hold moisture against roof.  Another important tip is to know where your main shut off valve for your home which can be crucial if a pipe bursts in your home and can prevent further damage to your home.  We also suggest checking appliances regularly (dishwasher, refrigerator, clothes washer, etc.) for any malfunction or leaks , a small undetected leak can cause thousands of dollars in damages if not addressed and repaired in a timely matter.  It is also extremely important to get yearly roof inspections and monitoring your water bill for any changes that can indicate an issue such as a leak.  Lastly, making sure all materials are dry before doing the reconstruction/repairs as not doing so can cause other problems or mold growth if not properly dried first.  Please call SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South today at 248-344-0044 to assess any water damages in your home, we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for your convenience!

Prepare for a weather emergency

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

We live in Michigan in which tornadoes and severe storms are more likely to occur. Many people don’t have a plan in place for severe weather. With some planning, your family can have an increased chance of staying safe during an unexpected storm.

Although creating a plan is important, practicing it is even more crucial. A severe weather plan needs to be practiced so that everyone knows where to go, no matter what time of day or night severe weather strikes. Write down all of the important phone numbers for family and friends so that you can stay in contact with them after the storm to ensure that they are safe. Another important number to have is that of your insurance adjustor. This number is beneficial if there is damage to the home. Contact us at 248-344-0044, SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South can come to your home to help with water removal and other storm damage that occurs inside of the house.

Keep copies of all of your important documents, such as social security cards and birth certificates. You also need to have a way to communicate with others in the event there is no power or phone service.

An emergency preparedness kit is something to have so that your family can survive if there is no power or if the family is stuck in the home due to damages from the storm. Items in the kit should last for about 72 hours. Batteries are essential so that you can use your phone, radio or a battery powered television. You also need flashlights, a gallon of water for each person for at least 3 days, and non-perishable foods. Other items you might want to include in your kit are blankets, first aid supplies, and clothing.

Before a storm arrives, if possible, secure items that might blow away. These include chairs and toys that are in the yard. When you are prepared for a natural disaster and the storm damage that could occur, it can help give your family a peace of mind so that they can focus on remaining safe and together.