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Things Are Not What They Seem

Things Are Not What They Seem

When the crew got a call about a possible mold job in an empty Newport home, they were quite surprised to find that at some point the sump pump had gone out and there was 4-5 inches of water sitting in the basement.  

Housekeeping Horror or Fire Formation?

Housekeeping Horror or Fire Formation?

Contrary to what this looks like, it is not spider web, but a phenomenon that happens during a fire called a soot web.  When synthetic and petroleum based products burn, the particles that remain in the air cling to each other and form these chains that become spider web - like formations.  Many people think that the soot from the fire is clinging to existing spider webs, but these actually are completely created from the contents of the fire, and are by no means, indicative of anyone's housekeeping habits. 

When it's a Water Loss, Size Doesn't Matter

When it's a Water Loss, Size Doesn't Matter

Regardless of the size of the loss, SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee has the resources to handle the tiniest of water leaks, or 2 entire floors flooding due to a pipe breaking.  As in any water loss, time is of the essence to minimize the damage and try to save as much as possible. 

If you or someone you know have experienced a water loss, call the experts at SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee at (734) 299-7006

Fire Care Packages

Fire Care Packages

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee likes giving back and volunteering in the community, and is proud to be partnering with several local fire departments to pass out fire care packages to local fire victims. There are 2 basic bags, one which contains amenities for 2 adults, and one that is designed for children, complete with an activity book, crayons and a stuffed animal. 

If you or your business would be interested in partnering with us to help make a difference, please call us at (734) 299-7006.

Microwave Fire in Monroe, Michigan

Microwave Fire in Monroe, Michigan

This is all that remained of a microwave that caught fire in a Monroe, MI home.  The fire spread through the kitchen, and there was some  major smoke damage in other parts of the home as well, but thank goodness SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee was there to make it "Like it never even happened."

Rain Can Cause Major Flooding

Rain Can Cause Major Flooding

When substantial rainstorms come, and the ground is so saturated that it cannot absorb anymore, ground water and river levels can rise enough to create severe flooding.

In this picture, you can see the handrail that runs along the stairway going down, and it just disappears into the water.  Due to massive amounts of rain over several days, the water level was 3-4 feet higher than normal. 

It is especially important at these times to check basements and crawlspace areas to ensure sump pumps are functioning properly, because when water levels are this high outside, it doesn't take much for the water to come in. 

Microbial Growth in Berlin Township

Microbial Growth in Berlin Township

When a home is left unattended for any period of time, whether it be for vacation, remodeling, or just vacant and awaiting new owners, there is always the potential for disaster if it is not checked on a regular basis. Even the smallest amount of moisture left unaddressed can cause major issues in a home.  If you suspect there is mold in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee at (734) 299-7006.

Testing for Moisture in Temperance, MI

Testing for Moisture in Temperance, MI

There are many different ways to test for moisture in a building, but one of the easiest and less invasive ways is with a moisture meter.  Even if there is no visible sign of moisture (as in the pictured example), the meter will read even the slightest amount of dampness.  Notice that the indicator arrow is in the red, which means it is reading significant moisture, even though there is no carpet discoloration to the eye. 

Reaching the Community in Dundee, MI

Reaching the Community in Dundee, MI

We here at SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee try  to be very involved in our community.  One of the many community events that we can be seen at is the Mayfly Music Festival, held annually in Dundee, Michigan.  The festival is 2 days of vendors, food, and live musicians.  If you are ever out and about and see our tent, stop by and say hello!