Helpful tips if you have mold
What to Do If You Suspect Mold
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.
Below are some helpful tips:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo 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.
We are here to help!
SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo specializes in mold cleanup and remediation. 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 at (586) 336-7373
Create a fire safety plan now
In the event that you or someone you know has a fire. SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo is available to help you. We know how important it is to act quickly, so the sooner you call us at (586) 336-7373, the sooner we can stop any further damage.
Creating a plan ahead of time can you save you time and money in the future. Fires in your home or business are some of the most dangerous and traumatic events that can occur. Although we do not like to think about it, they are a possibility, so everyone should know ahead of time.
Steps to be taken:
1. Have An Escape Plan
Make an escape plan and practice it several times per year with your family. Make sure your family members know not to put their lives in danger to save possessions. Always take the route that gets you outside the fastest. If you must exit through smoke, know to drop down under it and try to cover your mouth to keep from breathing smoke. If a door is hot to the touch, do not open it or go through it.
2. Rope Ladders
If you live in a two-story home, every bedroom should have a rope ladder which is readily available so family members can climb down outside instead of being trapped. A meeting spot outside your home needs to be designated, and ensure you take attendance, so you know who is out safely.
3. Stop, Drop, Roll
Everyone should know how to do this if fire catches on your clothes. Drop to the ground right away, cross your hands over your chest, and roll forward and back until you smother the flames completely. Cool the area that is burned with water and call for medical attention right away for serious burns.
4. Fire Extinguishers
Places such as your workshop, fireplace, and kitchen should have fire extinguishers nearby. Every family member should know how to use it as well. Extinguishers need to be regularly recharged, inspected or replaced as necessary.
5. Stove Fires
A small fire in your kitchen should be able to be handled by all. Suffocate the fire by putting a lid on the pan, turning the stove off and letting the pan sit unmoved until the flames are smothered. Extinguish small grease fires by putting baking soda on them, but do not ever use water.
Recovering From Smoke Damage
Do you have smoke damage? SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo is here to help you.
When a fire occurs we want to help you restore your home and belongings preloss condition. Even after the initial clean up has been completed, the smell of the fire can linger. SERVPRO's training, knowledge and equipment restore smoke damaged properties.
Our technicians are trained to deal with lingering fire odors swiftly and efficiently. Our professionally trained and IICRC certified teams have the skill and equipment needed to deodorize your house and leave it smelling fresh once more –"Like it never even happened."
The first step is to tackle the smell at its source. We thoroughly vent the problem area, and clean surfaces to help scrub away the source of the smell. For some spaces, an odor counteractant can be used to clean away those odors. Placement of an activated charcoal unit overnight is another option to absorb smells. If the home is vacant of the residents, live plants, and pets, we can set up ozone machines which chemically capture smoke particulates in the air.
If cleaning and ventilation do not succeed in tackling stubborn smoke smells after a fire, our technicians are equipped with thermal fog equipment. Thermal fogging equipment mimics the heat and pressure of the fire in a safe manner.
Let SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo remove lingering smoke odors after a fire. Call us at (586) 336-7373 today for assistance.
Home Materials and Fire Risk
Modern building materials work wonders for homeowners — they make homes easier and cheaper to build, they’re generally stronger and they take less time to construct.
But this convenience comes at a cost that homeowners need to be aware of: Increased fire devastation.
According to research by Underwriters Laboratories, a nationally recognized safety testing company based in Illinois, the combination of home-building materials, synthetic materials used in furniture and open home designs cause fires in modern-day homes to burn much faster than in older homes.
“When smoke alarms first became common in homes 35 years ago, after they went off, you had on average about 17 minutes to get out of your house until the room turned to flashover,” he says. “Today, that 17 minutes is down to 3 or 4 minutes.”
In the event of a fire or smoke damage SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo is always here to help.
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Storm Damage And Your Home
Storms can happen at any time. Taking some precautions ahead of time can keep you safe and save you time and money.
Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hailstorms and hurricanes can cause property damage. You should always check for storm damage to your property especially areas that are the most susceptible like your roof.
TIPS AFTER A STORM
- Inspect your attic for leaks or water damage. Also, if any water stains appear on your ceiling or walls, this is a sign that you may have a leak and need repairs.
- Look for other signs of storm damage from the ground. Check for missing shingles, missing fascia, or damaged gutters. Also, assess the condition of your exhaust pipes, valleys, outer edges or angles of the roof.
- Some damage may be obvious, such as a tree falling on your roof. In this case, stay out of your home until a professional can determine whether any structural damage occurred.
- If the storm produced hail, check for damage to your siding as well. Hail damage commonly comes in the forms of dimples, made by smaller chunks of hail that pound the outer layer of shingles.
SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo is Here to Help 24/7. Call us at (586) 336-7373
Residential and Commercial Water Damage Experts
Our staff at SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo is highly trained in residential and commercial property damage restoration. Rest assured our staff is equipped with the certification, training and knowledge to restore any of your property damage needs. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo.
We pride ourselves on our knowledge, experience and continued education. Our certification comes from the IICRC. The IICRC is a nonprofit certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. The IICRC is recognized internationally as a knowledgeable industry voice and resource. The IICRC has led the way in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, upholstery and fabric cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation.
If you or someone you know experiences water damage in their home or business contact the local professionals at SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo. We are here to help 24/7. We can be reached at (586) 336-7373.
Staying Safe At The Beach
Lake Michigan 2018 Beach Services Provided by the National Weather Service Will you be safe from dangerous swimming conditions on Lake Michigan this year? The beach should be fun. Unfortunately, far too many people are injured or killed along our nation's beaches by hazards such as dangerous storms, currents, heat and lightning. The National Weather Service can help ensure you leave the beach with good memories. NWS and our sister agency, the National Ocean Service, provide you the information you need to stay safe on beaches and in coastal areas and surf zones. If you live on the Great Lakes you face a unique set of Beach challenges.
Each year there are an average 12 drowning fatalities and 23 rescues on Lake Michigan's eastern shore due to the prevailing wind direction resulting in favorable current development. This is also a popular tourist destination so precautions should be taken to stay safe and enjoy your time at the Lake.
To help beach goers remain safe at Lake Michigan beaches, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Milwaukee/Sullivan provides a daily beach forecast for beaches along Lake Michigan. This daily beach forecast includes a "swim risk" for the coming day. The "swim risk" will help you assess the risk of swimming in Lake Michigan, and can help you avoid an unnecessary trip to the beach due to expected weather or dangerous swim conditions.
If your planning a trip to the beach make sure and check out the National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan webpage.
Is Sampling For Mold Needed?
Is sampling for mold needed? In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building's compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals like SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo, who have specific experience in mold remediation.
Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:
- Emergency Contact - (586) 336-7373
- Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Mold Containment
- Air Filtration
- Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Cleaning Contents and Belongings
With sensational news stories and misleading advertising, you can easily understand why so many people are misinformed about indoor mold. We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Marine City / Romeo is close by and ready to help with your mold related questions, testing and clean up. We are proud to be an active member of the Marine City community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
St Clair County Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services
SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.
Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo.
Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.
If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call 586.336.7373 today!
Commercial Cleaning Service
Do you own a local business in St. Clair County? You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Marine City / Romeo for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.
SERVPRO of Marine City / Romeo offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:
- Air Ducts and HVAC
- Biohazard and Sewage
- Trauma and Crime Scene
- Carpet and Upholstery
- Drapes and Blinds
- Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
- Odor Removal and Deodorization
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