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Board Up Service

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Board Up Service Secure your property with our board up services./

Board-ups are not just for hurricanes! There are many reasons you may need a board up or a roof tarp to protect your property. SERVPRO of Dearborn will board-up your building whether the damage was caused by fire, wind, vandalism, animal infestation or even if vehicle hits your structure – we did this for a beloved Downtown East Dearborn business! Proper board-ups secure your property from looting or vandalism. They also protect your property from any weather-related damage. Most insurance policies require homeowners or property managers to protect against secondary damage; not securing the property can result in a claim being denied. We can also provide fencing to secure your property and protect people who may enter the area.

About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn
provides 24-hour disaster mitigation and cleanup service to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale and the greater Metro Detroit area. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, biohazard and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Commercial Cleanup Services

7/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleanup Services Our fleet arrives at a hotel fire in Metro Detroit.

Commercial Property Damage

Property damage can happen anywhere.  Fires, floods, storm damage, or other types of damage can impact businesses and commercial property just as they effect homes. SERVPRO of Dearborn regularly responds to water and fire damage in commercial buildings and businesses of all sizes. When commercial buildings experience damage, it is imperative to get the situation corrected immediately before it starts affecting the bottom line. Even a minor business interruption can have a large impact on production, employees and the local economy. SERVPRO of Dearborn will get you back to business quickly.

We are experienced in commercial projects in the Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and the surrounding metro Detroit area including:

  • Schools and Universities
  • Medical and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Manufacturing Operations and Warehouses
  • Hotel and Banquet Facilities
  • Commercial Office Buildings
  • Houses of Worship
  • Municipal Buildings

About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn
provides 24-hour disaster mitigation and cleanup service to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale and the greater Metro Detroit area. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, biohazard and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Outdoor Grill Safety

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Outdoor Grill Safety Alarming statistics. Don't be a statistic.

Dearborn, Michigan offers a lot of great food. You can always smell someone grilling something delicious.

Keep your family safe while grilling by following these simple guidelines.

General grilling tips:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors and outside of the garage.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill.
  • Keep grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and trays below grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

Before you use your propane grill:

  • Check the connection points between the propane tank hose, the regulator, cylinder, and where the hose connects to the burners. Tighten if loose.
  • Check the tank hose for the potential leaks. To do that:
    • Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose using a brush or spray bottle.
    • Turn the propane tank on. If there is a gas leak, the propane will release bubbles around the hose (big enough to see).
    • If there are no bubbles, your grill is safe to use.
  • If there are bubbles, turn off the tank then have your grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
  • If the leak doesn’t stop, call the fire department immediately.

When the grill is on:

  • As you are cooking, if you smell gas, turn off the gas tank and burners.
  • If the leak stops immediately, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
  • If the smell continues, move away from the grill and call the fire department immediately. Do not move the grill.

Charcoal grills:

  • Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
  • If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
  • Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
  • There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
  • When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn
provides 24-hour disaster mitigation and cleanup service to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale and the greater Metro Detroit area. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, biohazard and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Fireworks and House Fires

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fireworks and House Fires Photo property and courtesy of Ian Kushnir, Doubledeuce Fireimages; Dearborn, MI

Dearborn, Michigan has strict firework regulations for good reason. In 2013, the most recent data available from National Fire Protection Association, fireworks caused an estimated 15,600 reported fires in the U.S., including 1,400 structure fires, 200 vehicle fires, and 14,000 outdoor and other fires. Nearly half (47%) of all reported fires on the Fourth of July are started by fireworks.

In Dearborn residents are allowed to use legal consumer fireworks only on the day of, day prior and day after certain recognized holidays. July 4, 2018 is a recognized holiday. Certain rules must be followed including:

  • Minors may not use fireworks
  • Fireworks may not be used on public property or private property of another person unless express permission is obtained.
  • Individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol may not use fireworks.
  • No person is permitted to use consumer fireworks on the day before, the day of or the day after a recognized holiday between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 AM.
  • The right to discharge fireworks ends at the individual’s property line.

Please be considerate of your neighbors when using any fireworks. Always think safety first, take precautions to avoid injuries, fires or damage to property.

The Fire Cleanup Process

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Fire Cleanup Process Photo property and courtesy of Ian Kushnir, Doubledeuce Fireimages, Dearborn, MI

If you have a fire, you will have a flood – from the water firefighters use to put out the blaze. One of the many problems facing homeowners after a fire is dealing with the addition water damage. If you experience a house fire, consider the following tips from SERVPRO of Dearborn, your locally owned and operated fire cleanup and restoration team.

1. Contact Your Insurance Company
Immediately after a fire, contact your insurance provider to see what, if any, of the damage the company will cover. If your policy covers fire damage, your agent will guide you through the necessary forms and file your claim.

2. Call a Fire Restoration Team
Resist the urge to do your own clean up; it is extremely difficult and can be dangerous. Fire and water damage, combined with firefighter “overhaul” (opening walls, pulling out cabinetry, breaking ceiling, etc. while looking for embers and hot spots) likely made your home’s structure weak. Additionally, even objects which appear to have cooled may still be smoldering and pose a danger. It is best to have a team of fire restoration professionals handle the debris.

3. Clean Up Debris
Your fire restoration team will begin the cleanup process by removing debris and items that can not be saved. What can be saved is itemized and taken to our warehouse for cleaning and storage. Our team then cleans the structure using special chemicals and techniques. Once this is done, the team will deodorize and sanitize the home.

4. Restore Your Home
Once the home is clean and dry, your fire restoration team starts restoring your home to its pre-fire condition. This portion of the process takes a great deal of time and effort. However, when we do our job correctly, you won’t know we were there.

If your Dearborn area home experiences a fire, help is just a phone call away. 313-359-4357

Visit SERVPRO of Dearborn for more information on what to do in the event of a fire.

Springtime Rain in Dearborn

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Springtime Rain in Dearborn Spring and summer in Dearborn can be rainy.

Springtime in Dearborn, Michigan can be a wild ride. When warm, moist air and cool, dry air collide, it brings thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes and flooding. If not properly prepared, any of these can cause extensive damage to your home or business.

Here are 5 ways to prepare your property for storms. These tips can save you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in damage.

  1. Clean your gutters. Clear debris from your gutters so the rain can easily flow off your roof away from your home. Water which can not pass through gutters, pools on your roof and around the foundation.
  2. Back up your sump pump. Sump pumps can get overloaded in heavy rain. Make sure your sump pump has a battery backup just in case the electricity goes out. You might also consider installing a second, battery operated pump that will come on if the main one fails.
  3. Trim your trees. Falling trees can cause some of the worst storm damage. Trees with dead limbs or disproportionate growth can fall in high winds. Dearborn neighborhoods have a lot of mature trees. Maintaining trees protects you, your property and the trees.
  4. Grade your yard. Water pooling around your home jeopardizes your foundation. Ensuring that your yard slopes away from your home will keep rainwater from sitting by your foundation. Most lawn companies offer this service.
  5. Gather emergency supplies. American Red Cross recommends keeping a three-day supply of food and water for your family, and a seven-day supply of any medications. Your emergency kit should also include a battery operated radio and a car adapter for your cell phone.

Do you have water problems ? Call SERVPRO of Dearborn for help – (313) 359-3457

FEMA Mobile App

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage FEMA Mobile App Download this free app today!

It may not feel like it, but spring has officially sprung! With the beauty of a Michigan spring comes severe weather.

SERVPRO of Dearborn relies on the FEMA app for accurate weather reports and alerts. This free cell phone app is available for both iOS and Android devices. It is loaded with features to help keep you safe in any kind of weather or disaster.

The app helps you prepare should a disaster strike the Metro Detroit area. It provides emergency safety tips, checklists for building an emergency kit and allows you to set up an emergency meeting place with your loved ones. The Emergency Safety Tips feature even gives instructions for what to do before, during and after any conceivable emergency including biohazard, chemical spills and explosions. In the event of an emergency, the app has features allowing you to apply for assistance online and find a shelter in the Dearborn area.

About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn
provides 24-hour disaster mitigation and cleanup service to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale and the greater Metro Detroit area. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, biohazard and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Biohazard Cleaning

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard Cleaning SERVPRO of Dearborn can handle any biohazard removal in the Metro Detroit area.

When an event leaving behind biohazardous materials occurs, you can count on SERVPRO of Dearborn for cleanup. A biohazard is any biologic matter causing risk to human health. Blood, bodily fluids, and biohazards can endanger anyone who comes in contact with them. With appropriate safety equipment and procedures, cleaning biohazards is SERVPRO of Dearborn’s specialty.

Why Choose a Trained Professional?

  • Cleaning biohazards can be unsettling. They are often present after a traumatic event. A SERVPRO professional will clean the situation quickly, compassionately and discreetly.
  • Federal regulations classify all human and animal remains, including blood, urine, feces, vomit and bodily fluids, as biohazards. They may carry potentially life-threatening pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C, AIDS, HIV, MRSA, and many more.
  • The safe removal of biohazardous materials involves state-of-the-art cleaning technologies. Federal Regulation 29cfr1910.1030 states that no employee can be placed in a position to be exposed to biohazard cleanup without first:
  1. Receiving Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP) training.
  2. Having a written BBP exposure control plan.
  3. Being provided personal protective equipment.
  4. Been offered a Hepatitis B vaccine and exposure evaluation and follow-up.
  5. Being provided a method to remove and properly store the bio-hazardous waste in properly marked containers for disposal at an approved site.
    Source: osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/

Common Biohazard Scenarios

  1. Sewage backups
  2. Human Blood, Blood Products, Bodily Fluids
  3. Animal Waste
  4. Microbiological and Pathological Waste
  5. Medical Sharps Waste

About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale and the greater Metro Detroit area. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, biohazard and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Water Categories

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Categories All water is not created equal

Water is categorized into three levels.

Category 1, often called clean water, is water which does not pose substantial harm to humans
Category 2, often called gray water is water has a significant level of contamination
Category 3, often called black water, is water is grossly contaminated

As a general rule of thumb, Category 1 water is clean water from leaking pipes or appliances. It is a nuisance, but rarely harmful. When addressed quickly, the carpets and other floors may suffer very little impact.

When clean water is left standing, runs through structural elements, or flows over and/or through debris, it becomes Category 2 water. This water has potential to be dangerous to humans and animals. Special precautions are required to clean this.

Category 3 water has the highest level of contamination. It is grossly unsanitary and can cause severe health effects. This is water which has come from flooded streams or rivers, sewer back ups, or overflowing toilets. Stagnant water supporting any sort of bacterial growth is also considered black water.

SERVPRO of Dearborn has the expertise to mitigate any type of water in your home or business regardless of its category. Our staff is accredited by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which sets the standards for the cleaning industry and water damage restoration training.

SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, mold, and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Commercial Kitchen

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Kitchen Our equipment staging area for a nearly 3,000 square foot commercial kitchen in Dearborn, Michigan.

SERVPRO of Dearborn provides an array of services to many commercial buildings like schools, churches, and retail spaces in the Metro Detroit area. In commercial kitchens, special care is taken to keep the food prep areas clean and sanitary. Our highly trained crew uses specialized equipment and food safe products to clean and sanitize restaurant kitchens and ventilation systems. We also provide services to keep the customer facing areas clean.

A high volume kitchen with years of build up is hazardous for both employees and customers. Of special concern are commercial kitchens with multiple fryers or small kitchens where staff works in close quarters. Even with proper ventilation systems, grease builds up over time posing safety and health risks. We professionally clean commercial kitchens in order to lower and prevent:

  • Risk of Fire
  • Unpleasant Odors
  • Vermin and Pest Infestation
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Plumbing Issues
  • Employee Injury and Illness
  • Lowered Food Quality

Keeping commercial kitchens safe and sanitary is a top priority for restaurant managers and owners. SERVPRO of Dearborn is proud to help keep Dearborn area restaurants clean and open for business. Call us today to have your commercial kitchen assessed! 313-359-4357