Recent General Posts

Roof Damage

11/4/2022 (Permalink)

Falling trees, fire, high wind and hail storms often cause roof damage. Safety should be your primary concern. An initial roof assessment should be completed from the ground, as damage is not always visible. If you suspect damage to your shingles or structure, contact a professional immediately.

Vacate the premises in the event of major roof damage.

Tarping the roof will prevent secondary damage while the roof is inspected and repaired. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide emergency roof tarp installation to prevent further damage. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO is ready to respond immediately with your roof tarping needs.

Emergency Board Up Services Available

Our professional crews use approved board up techniques to minimize further damage and secure your property and protect the building from weather, animals and illegal entry.

Regardless of the Storm Damage, We Can Help

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can handle any size disaster.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Ice and snowstorms
  • Wildfires

Removing Lingering Odors After Fire Damage

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Removing Lingering Odors After Fire Damage To Your St Clair County MI Home

Training, Knowledge and Equipment Restore Smoke Damaged Properties

When a fire occurs, the most vital thing is to get it under control. After this crucial factor has been achieved, the next stage is to restore your home and belongings to their pre-fire condition. However, even after the initial cleanup has been completed, the smell of the fire can linger. Many homeowners find that even after all charred and damaged items are removed, and surfaces are thoroughly cleaned there is still a smoky smell in the air.
If you can still smell a burned or charred scent after fire damage to your home, further work may be needed to deodorize your house. Our technicians are trained to deal with lingering fire odors swiftly and efficiently. Our professionally trained and certified IICRC teams have the skill and equipment needed to deodorize your house and leave it smelling fresh once more –"Like it never even happened."
We train our IICRC certified technicians to assess what is causing lingering odors after a fire. Confined areas, attics, rafters, and the insulation in your home are all especially susceptible to odor entrapment after a fire has occurred. Each area needs to be treated carefully to ensure the odor is removed.
We arrive at your home equipped with deodorizing equipment. The first step is to assess what is causing the smell to linger. The next 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. In some cases, placement of an activated charcoal unit overnight can absorb the smell. 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. Hydroxyl generators are also very useful in purging the ambient air of unwanted particles, thus mitigating, and finally, eliminating the smoke odors.
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. Materials that picked up the smell of smoke from the fire now pick up the deodorization droplets from thermal fogging in the same manner. 
Let SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo remove lingering smoke odors after a fire. Call us at (586) 336-7373 today for assistance.

Be Prepared For Flu Season

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Flu Season

SERVPRO® shares commonsense precautions to help control spread of the flu virus

 Flu season is here, and it’s often marked by the offers of free flu shots in neighborhood pharmacies and stores across the country. SERVPRO cleaning pros—experts in cleaning and sanitizing building materials, surfaces, and contents after fire, water, or natural disasters—remind home and business owners how important it is to step-up routine cleaning efforts during this time of year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the flu virus can remain viable on surfaces for up to 48 hours. Cleaning surfaces and objects that are frequently touched minimizes the likelihood of contacting the flu virus when you touch an infected surface.

Your Pets, and Keeping Them Safe

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

SEVERE WEATHER:  Keep pets in mind when severe weather strikes. Bring your pets indoors.

FLOODING: Confine pets to one room of the house. Make plans for your pets in case you have to evacuate. Watch your animals closely and keep them under direct control.

Winter Weather:

  • Never let you dog off its leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm. Dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. Most dogs are lost during winter than any other season, so please make sure they are always wearing ID TAGS.
  • Make sure you wipe off your dog’s legs and stomach when they come in out of the snow, sleet, or ice. They can ingest salt, antifreeze, or other potentially hazardous chemicals while licking their paws, and his paw pads may also begin to bleed from the snow or incrusted ice.
  • Never shave your dog down to the skin in the winter, as there coat will provide more warmth. Do you own a short hair breed? Consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar, or turtleneck, with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly.
  • NEVER leave your cat or dog alone in a vehicle during cold weather. Keep pets indoors if possible, especially if they are sensitive to the cold weather due to age, illness or breed type.

HEAT: Don’t leave your pets in vehicles. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous very quickly, EVEN WITH WINDOWS CRACKED OPEN. Interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 10 minutes. Pets left inside are at risk for serious heat related illnesses or even death.

WILDFIRES: Confine pets to one room of the home. Make plans for your pets in case you have to evacuate. Watch your animals closely and keep them under your direct control. Hidden embers and hot spots could burn your pet’s paws or hooves.

Portable heater safety

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

It's generally suggested that space heaters be placed at least 3 feet away from furniture, window treatments, bedding, clothing, rugs, and other combustibles.

These items can cause a risk of fire if they come in contact with a unit's electric heating element or too-hot surface.

Other Placement Tips

  • Never sit or drape anything on top of a portable heater.
  • In addition, be sure that the heater is placed on a hard, level surface.
  • Review your owner's manual for specific instructions on your heater. 
  • Safety Tips
  • Look for Safety Features
  • Today's portable heater models include a variety of safety features that help take a lot of the worry out of using them: 
  • Overheat Protection
  • Room heaters with overheat protection detect when internal components become too hot. When an unsafe temperature is detected, the switch automatically shuts off the unit to prevent overheating.
  • Tip-Over Protection
  • A heater equipped with a tip-over protection switch will automatically shut off if it's tipped over for any reason.
  • Cool-Touch Housing
  • Cool-touch housing prevents accidental burns by touching the exterior of a heater. This is particularly useful safety features, particularly in areas with active children or pets.

·         2. Plug Directly into an Outlet

  • As a rule of thumb, plug a portable electric heater directly into an outlet with sufficient power capacity. Attaching an extension cord to the unit increases the chance of overheating, fires, and electrical shock injuries.

·         3. Regular Inspection and Maintenance

  • Occasionally inspect your space heater, particularly when you first purchase it. Frequently clean and maintain it to ensure it's working safely.
  • Wiping yours down will also help reduce the amount of dust and allergens that may be dispersed around your space. 

·         4. Shut Off and Unplug if Not in Use

  • Upon leaving an area, turn off the portable space heater and unplug it. Many models, like Vornado heaters, feature programmable timers that can be used to program automatic on and off times for when you sleep or head to work.

·         5. Keep Heaters Away From Water

  • Unless it is specifically designed for use in damp spaces, refrain from running a heater in a bathroom or a humid basement. Don't touch the heater if you are wet or have wet hands, as this increases the risk of electrical shock.

Turkey Frying Safety Tips

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

Turkey Frying Safety Tips

Follow these turkey frying safety tips to keep your Thanksgiving Day feast one that emergency personnel never have to visit!

  • Never leave the fryer unattended.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  • Wear protective equipment – eye protection and good grill mitts.
  • Defrost your turkey COMPLETELY – and dry it immersing it in hot oil.
  • Keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher within arm’s reach of your work area.
  • Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  • Keep outdoor fryers away from combustible structures or trees – that means off the deck, too!
  • Place the fryer on a level surface and do not move it around once heating.
  • Leave two feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer – consider wrapping hose in aluminum foil to prevent hot oil that may splatter from touching it.
  • Do not overfill the fryer.
  • Turn off burner if oil is smoking. Use a fryer with a temperature gauge and keep a sharp eye on it.
  • Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  • Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.

IICRC Certified Employees

11/21/2016 (Permalink)


Congratulations Robert MacEwan on obtaining your Applied Microbial Remediation certification from the IICRC. Previous certifications included Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying.

SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. We believe in continuous training: 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.

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

Need help, call SERVPRO

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

Have Questions?

Call Us 24/7 @ (586) 336-7373

We provide immediate service day or night! 

SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in St. Clair County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration


5/25/2016 (Permalink)

Front row parking at Anita's Riverfront Grill for last years CE Course.



Date: June 20, 2016

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Anita's Riverfront Grille

Breakfast will be provided at 7:30 and class begins promptly at 8:00 am.