Recent Commercial Posts

Fire Damage in Your Flat Rock, MI Business

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

A fire in your business, regardless of the size, can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with.  If this happens, you want to regain control as quickly as possible to avoid disruptions in your business, and minimize the time that you have to be closed, and therefore losing income essential to your company’s survival.  

Specifically trained in the cleanup and care of your business and equipment, SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee will arrive on site within hours of the loss to begin mitigation services.  We understand that timely response could prevent business closure and revenue loss, and our goal is to get you back to normal and “like it never even happened” as fast as physically possible. 

Communicating the extent of damage, indicating how the damage may be handled and providing reassurance are just some of the initial steps taken to help begin the restoration process.  Rest assured, your business and your belongings are in good hands.

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is available and on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help get you back up and running.  Call us today at (734) 299-7006 if you have had a fire and need help or have questions on the fire restoration process.

Tips for Standing Water in Monroe County

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Tips for Standing Water in Monroe County SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee offers tips on dealing with flood water

A flood doesn't end once the storm stops.  We still have to deal with all the standing water that is left behind.  Most people don't realize, but flood water can take up to 11 days to disappear; it's not time to relax and go fishing. 

If you have to evacuate your office, do not go back until you have been told it is safe. 

Be careful driving in Monroe County.  Remember to "Go around. Don't drown!"  The water may be too deep for safe travel. 

Floods are not natural swimming pools

  • Sewage, debris, and other unpleasant things may be in the storm water leftovers
  • Swimming, wading, or rafting could make you sick
  • Do not drink the water under any circumstances! 
  • Water conducts electricity.  Underground power lines can give you a dangerous shock that could result in severe injury or even death

Flood waters vs. Animals in Monroe County

  • Snakes and other animals may get into your building.  Wear work boots and heavy gloves when you are cleaning up from flood waters
  • Some animals may find your office a cozy place to live, so be alert
  • If tap water is unsafe for you to drink, it is also unsafe for your pets

Links: 

https://www.ready.gov/floods

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Disaster Planning for Businesses in the Downriver and Monroe County Areas

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Disaster Planning for Businesses in the Downriver and Monroe County Areas The front of an Emergency READY profile can be seen here. Each profile is different and can be completely customized for individual business needs.

According to industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover if faced with a disaster.  Of those that do survive this traumatic event, the majority of them had some sort of disaster or preparedness plan in place in case of such a disaster.

Having some sort of disaster plan in place makes it possible for businesses to start picking up the pieces immediately following a loss, minimizing business interruption and getting them back on their feet faster.

Did you know that SERVPRO can help?

What many people may not know is that SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee offers a complementary Emergency READY Profile, which is SERVPRO’s answer to an emergency preparedness plan for local area businesses.  By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP), you will minimize the extent of damage from the water or fire, and also minimize the amount of time your business is interrupted.

So what is an ERP?

An ERP is a concise document that contains critical information in the event of an emergency.  Water and gas shut off valves are located and labeled, priority areas and priority contact information is listed, the closest fire hook up is located and even your local SERVPRO franchise professional is listed in order to start mitigation without delay.  Pictures and detailed descriptions are included as well, making it easy for even the newest of staff members to know where these locations are. 

Don’t know where your physical copy is? SERVPRO has that taken care of too!  There is now an app where you can find all of this information, and when you get your physical copy, your SERVPRO professional will also email you a link with your individual sign on instructions so you have 24/7 access to the online version and can even submit a loss.

If you have questions about an Emergency READY Profile, or would like to have an ERP done for your business, please call SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee at (734) 299-7006.

Restoring Your Flat Rock Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Flat Rock commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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.

For any of your cleaning or water restoration needs, please call SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee at (734) 299-7006