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Sign up for our March CE class

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Join us on Friday, March 20, 2020 as we will host two CE classes for insurance professionals at Salute Special Events in Flat Rock, MI.

Classes are FREE and lunch is provided.  Please RSVP to sccSERVPRO@outlook.com.

We will offer the following classes:

BIOHAZARD CLEANUP

10:00AM-12:00PM (2 credit hours)

This course is designed to assist agents and adjusters in understanding the processes that go into cleaning homes and buildings that are or may be contaminated with viruses and bloodborne pathogens, as well as dealing with customers who have recently dealt with a traumatic event that has caused this contamination.

UNDERSTANDING MOLD IN THE RESTORATION INDUSTRY

12:30PM-4:30PM (4 credit hours)

This course is designed to teach and explain the special procedures used by professionals in mitigating mold damage.  Attendees will learn remediation processes which can help control the cost if performed in a timely manner.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL SERVPRO AT 734-299-7006.

Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

Winter Weather banner Severe Winter Weather

Living in Michigan, you know how winter works. Winter is our longest season and we even started early with snow falls in November. Now, us Michiganders are looking at frigid, snowy weather for the next 5-6 months (maybe longer). You can be prepared for winter by bundling up in warm clothes and boots. But is your home prepared to face the bitter cold and winter weather for the next 5-6 months?

Here are Some Tips to Prepare your Home for Winter Weather:

  • Insulate walls and attics
  • Install a door sweep
  • Weather-strip doors and windows
  • Clean out gutters
  • Disconnect and drain outside hoses
  • Ensure your furniture isn’t blocking your home’s heating vents
  • Repair roof leaks
  • Remove tree branches that could get weighed down with snow/ice and fall on your house
  • If you have a fireplace, close the damper
  • Set the temperature manually and leave it
  • Seal furnace ducts
  • Insulate hot water pipes and hot water heater
  • Avoid ice dams by ventilating your attic and insulating the attic floor

It is that time of year where Michigan gets hit with brutal winter storms and it is crucial to prepare your home for it. Keep our number handy, 734-299-7006. If you suffer storm damage to your home or property, we can be there to take immediate action. We can help minimize secondary damages caused by severe storms.

Electrical Safety During the Holidays

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster.  We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

As the holiday season is upon us, it is important to remember a few tips to maintain electrical safety during the most wonderful time of the year.  Below are a few tips to keep in mind.

  • Inspect all of your holiday lights.  To prevent accidental fires, throw out any strands of lights that have frayed cords.  Also, replace any broken or cracked bulbs.
  • Use only UL-Listed lights and extension cords.
  • Do not overload electrical sockets, extension cords, or power strips.
  • It is never a good idea to plug an extension cord into a power strip.
  • When hanging electrical decorations and lights, it is best to use a wooden or fiberglass ladder rather than a metal one for your own safety.
  • Always turn off holiday lights before leaving the house or going to bed.

Fire Prevention Tips

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Burned power strip Burned power strip

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is dedicated to educating our communities on Fire Prevention and Safety tips.

  • Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding or rugs at least three feet away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.
  • Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended.  Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.
  • If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as a ceramic tile floor), not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes.  Keep children and pets away from space heaters.
  • When buying a space heater, look for models that shut off automatically if the heater falls over as another safety measure.
  • Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.
  • Keep the fire in your fireplace by using a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  • Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces professionally inspected and cleaned once a year.
  • Never plug space heaters into power strips.

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee, no tricks, just treats!

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Our Marketing Rep and daughter dressed up as Mario and Luigi to pass out candy at local trunk or treat Mario and Luigi say "Happy Halloween"

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee was proud to support our hometown of Flat Rock in the 5th Annual Spooktacular and Trunk or Treat event.  Providing treats to more than 800 kids and helping bring together our community for such a wonderful event was truly a pleasure.  We are here in your community and Here to Help You!  

Although we specialize in making your disaster, "Like it Never Even Happened", we make it a priority to help out local families and communities and to help provide opportunities for everyone around us.  Our success is your success and we take pride being part of such great local events around us that truly add joy and happiness to the communities we're in.  SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee, Here in your community and Here to Help You!

From Carpets to Catastrophes, SERVPRO to the Rescue

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Vacuum cleaning dirty carpet Large or small, we clean it all

When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee for all of your residential and commercial cleaning needs.

Did you know when you hire SERVPRO professionals for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response – that’s the SERVPRO way.

Can’t figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee at 734-299-7006 for all your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible.

Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price. We are committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs.

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Little boy sitting at table with man with caption "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape, plan and practice your escape" Not Every Hero Wears a Cape

National Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12th, 2019.  Here at SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee we strive to help our communities be prepared in the event of a fire.  We honor our local Fire Departments and pass out fire prevention materials to local schools and libraries.  Here are some tips for fire escape and planning:

Home Fire Escape Planning and Practice

Home fire escape planning and drills are an essential part of fire safety. A home fire escape plan needs to be developed and practiced before a fire strikes.

• Home fire escape planning should include the following:

• Drawing a map of each level of the home, showing all doors and windows

• Going to each room and pointing to the two ways out

• Making sure someone will help children, older adults, and people with disabilities wake up and get out

• Teaching children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them

• Establishing a meeting place outside and away from the home where everyone can meet after exiting

• Having properly installed and maintained smoke alarms

• Home fire escape practice should include the following:

• Pushing the smoke alarm button to start the drill

• Practicing what to do in case there is smoke: Get low and go. Get out fast.

• Practicing using different ways out and closing doors behind you as you leave

• Never going back for people, pets, or things

• Going to your outdoor meeting place

• Calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone Smoke Alarms

• Smoke alarms detect and alert people to a fire in the early stages. Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire.

• Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.

• Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.

• Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.

• Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond. Cooking

• Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Thanksgiving is the leading day for fires involving cooking equipment.

• The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

• Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food.

• If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in the home.

• Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop. Heating

• Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the winter months.

• Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires.

• All heaters need space. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from heating equipment.

• Have a 3-foot (1-meter) “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.

• Purchase and use only portable space heaters listed by a qualified testing laboratory.

• Have a qualified professional install heating equipment.

• Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year.

We walk for awareness

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sign at bounce house that we sponsored. Proud to support this wonderful cause.

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual Magical Mile Walk for Autism Awareness.  Located in Flat Rock, MI, we are always looking for ways to support the local communities  in which we work and live.  The annual event, sponsored by Mimi's Mission, (a local non-profit organization that has been helping Downriver families in need since 2015) was held at the Woodhaven Community Center and was a huge success and tons of fun for all who attended.  There were several bounce houses, a bake sale, DJ with princesses and super heroes leading the children in dancing, and lots of fun activities for all of the children to participate in.  SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is here in your community and Here to Help!

Water Damage in Commercial Property in Monroe, Mi

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Wet carpet in a hallway with ladder, trash can and two men Flooded hallway in apartment building

Poor workmanship was cause for a multi-floor flood in this retirement community located in Monroe, MI.  Plumbing pipes were mistakenly cut which resulted in a rush of water from the ceiling of the fifth floor causing damage all the way down to the third floor of this recently renovated apartment community.  Fortunately, SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee had recently provided this property with an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) so we were fast on the scene.  Arriving within 2 hours of the call we quickly started the mitigation and restoration process.  The property manager was thrilled with the quality of service and promptness of our crew, he said "All involved did a great job.  I am very satisfied".  SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee helping make your disaster, "Like it never even happened."

Supporting our community

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Paula's House Annual Golf Outing 2019

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is proud to be a supporter of Paula's House in Monroe County.  This non-profit organization is a long-term transition home for women in recovery and their children.  The primary goal of Paula's House is for women to live in a safe environment and face their addictions while living a sober lifestyle. Our very own marketing rep, Stephanie Callahan, is a member of the board of directors for Paula's House.  Here is a photo from a recent Golf Outing Fundraiser to benefit the homes.  SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee strives to support the communities in which we work and live and this is just one example of our commitment to do so.  We're in Your community and we're Here to help you!