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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

General Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries Change your clock, change your battery!

In just a few days, we will “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time ends 2 a.m., Sunday, November 5. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends testing your smoke alarms and checking the batteries at the same time. Approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no alarms or alarms that didn’t function due to missing, disconnected or dead batteries.

NFPA, an international organization whose mission is to "reduce the burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life", offers the following guidelines for smoke alarms:

  • 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.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
  • Replace the smoke alarm immediately if it doesn’t respond properly when tested.
  • Smoke alarms with non-replaceable (long-life) batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, a warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.
  • For smoke alarms with any other type of battery, replace batteries at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, replace only the battery.

Emergency Readiness Planning

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

General Emergency Readiness Planning Steps to preparedness

Less than 50% of businesses reopen after damage to a company’s facilities. It is much easier to prepare for an emergency than to repair damages. More importantly, how quickly your business returns to normal operations depends on emergency planning. SERVPRO of Dearborn can create an Emergency Readiness Profile for your business.

Creating and committing to an emergency plan will help your employees, customers, and community. Emergency planning protects your business by giving your company and its facility a better chance of surviving a crisis. 

Be informed:
Know which types of emergencies are most likely to impact your business and develop a plan to deal with each them.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan:
Determine which staff, procedures, and equipment are critical to keeping your operation functional. Create a procedure for what to do if utilities are disrupted or your facility is not accessible. Make a back up plan for every scenario.

Make Your Emergency Plan:
Emergency plans should include evacuation and  shelter in place policies. Develop a communications procedure for before, during and after any possible incident. Practice and review all procedures at least once a year.

Review Your Insurance Coverage
Know exactly what coverage you have. Review your policy annually with your agent to confirm the losses you are most likely to experience are covered. Keep in mind, as you add equipment, software, furniture and business goods, your coverage should change.

Let SERVPRO of Dearborn prepare your business for anything with a FREE Emergency Readiness Profile.

Contact us today at 313-359-3457.

Our IICRC Certified Specialist Can Restore Your Dearborn Home

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

General Our IICRC Certified Specialist Can Restore Your Dearborn Home SERVPRO of Dearborn is an IICRC certified company.

SERVPRO of Dearborn is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry. They also provide training and certification to restoration companies. Only firms which have completed the rigorous training and testing have the right to display the IICRC Certified logo.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science. Professional standards must evolve to keep pace. The IICRC reviews and updates the standards every five years.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all requisite tests.
  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

About SERVPRO of Dearborn

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

Our Certifications:

  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • MWR – Master Water Restorer
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

Our Restoration Specialist Can Restore Your Dearborn Home

8/24/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Dearborn is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies.

The IICRC establishes industry standards for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

About SERVPRO of Dearborn

SERVPRO of Dearborn specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.