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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!

Mold damage after flooding: What you need to know

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage in basement after flood.

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It's been a wet spring and summer this year in lower Southeastern MI and with the increase in temperatures this past week it is now more important the ever that homeowners and business owners alike be aware of mold and the proper precautions to take if mold spores are suspected.

Mold is all around us, and occurs naturally in our environment; floating through the air as tiny particles. Some types of mold can even be useful. For instance, penicillin, which has been used medically for over 70 years, and has saved millions of lives, is actually a product of mold.

Unfortunately though, all strains of mold are not as beneficial as penicillin, and exposure can cause health concerns, especially for the elderly, children, people with weakened immune systems, and for those with respiratory issues.

What to be on the lookout for:

  • If you have had a water loss in the past, or have evidence of moisture problems, you may be at risk
  • Visible presence of something that appears like it may be mold
  • Higher than normal humidity
  • Musty odor

What to do if you suspect mold

  • Turn off your HVAC and heat; air movement could cause the spores to spread
  • Do not touch or disturb what you suspect may be the presence of mold
  • Most importantly, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee at (734) 299-7006 to assess the situation

Are you ready?

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Delivering a completed ERP to local business.

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee supports local businesses in every way.  The most significant show of support is our effort to help local businesses prepare for emergency situations by offering a free Emergency Ready Profile.  When fire and water cleanup is needed, getting help is quicker and easier using the SERVPRO Ready Plan App.  The Ready Plan is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers and facility management.  It allows for the creation of an Emergency Ready Profile containing critical facility information to help speed up response time in the event of an unexpected disaster.  Making sure your business is "Ready for whatever happens".  SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is here in your community and we are here to help you.