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Fire Safety For St. Clair Shores Babysitters?

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

A babysitter and a young girl read together. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

During the holiday season, there are many social activities and parties to attend, which means babysitters are busy! Our local team in St. Clair Shores offers these babysitting tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Show the babysitter your home escape plan and make sure the babysitter understands:

  • There are two ways out of every room
  • Where the outdoor meeting place is located
  • The fire department or emergency phone number
  • The address of the home
  • How to unlock all doors and windows
  • Keeps your child at least three feet away from the stove
  • Keeps your child at least three feet away from the microwave oven
  • Never leave the room while cooking
  • Keeps anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop
  • Keeps pets off surfaces and countertops
  • Get out of the home quickly with your child to safety when the smoke alarm sounds
  • Use the second way out if smoke is in the way
  • Get low and go under the smoke to the exit if an escape must be made through smoke
  • Store matches and lighters out of your child’s reach
  • Your babysitter should not use candles
  • Make sure your babysitter keeps a three-foot “kid-free zone” around space heaters

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When you have a fire damage emergency in your home or business in St. Clair Shores, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

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How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned in Warren?

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

A fire is burning in a fireplace. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration services in Macomb County.

It’s that time of year when many residents in Warren are lighting fires in their fireplaces. The National Fire Protection Association recommends getting your chimney cleaned and inspected annually by a trained and qualified professional.  

Some indications that your chimney is not operating at peak performance are:

  • Oily spots on the walls of your fireplace
  • Poorly drawing or burning fires
  • Odors are emanating from your fireplace
  • Animals are living inside your chimney
  • Fires are difficult to ignite
  • Chimney soot is falling from the chimney
  • The chimney damper has black creosote buildup
  • The chimney is not drawing air

What happens during a chimney inspection and professional cleaning? According to the home improvement website Angi, three levels of chimney inspections exist. Here is what you can inspect during a Level One inspection:

Level One

This inspection is conducted on a chimney that is in good condition, has had no problems operating, and has not been modified. The inspector will examine and check the accessible components of the chimney to ensure the structure is intact and each part is functioning correctly. 

The readily accessible chimney parts usually include the fireplace, firebox, damper, flue opening, and exterior parts sticking out from the roof. In addition, the inspector will confirm there are no obstructions or combustion deposits. 

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When you have a fire damage emergency in your home or business in Warren, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

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Fire Safety for Elderly Populations in Eastpointe?

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

A fire alarm with a flashing light is installed in a home for hard-of-hearing people. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Do you have a fire safety plan for older adults in your Eastpointe household? Our team in St. Clair Shores offers these safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Sound the alarm
    If anyone in your household is deaf or if your hearing is diminished, consider installing a smoke alarm that uses a flashing light or vibration to alert you to a fire emergency. View a list of product manufacturers.
  • Do the drill
    Conduct your own, or participate in, regular fire drills to make sure you know what to do in the event of a home fire. If you or someone you live with cannot escape alone, designate a household member to assist and decide on backups in case the designee isn't home.
  • Open up
    Make sure you can open all doors and windows in your home. Locks and pins should open easily from the inside. Check to be sure that windows haven't been sealed shut with paint or nailed shut; if they have, arrange for someone to break the seals all around your home or remove the nails.
  • Stay connected
    Keep a telephone nearby and emergency phone numbers so that you can communicate with emergency personnel if you're trapped in your room by fire or smoke.

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When your home or business in Eastpointe has fire damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Restoration and Remodeling Services for Water-Damaged Homes in Roseville?

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

A newly restored kitchen shows no signs of prior water damage. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Our team in St. Clair Shores has extensive experience restoring water-damaged properties in Roseville. Our specialized training, certifications, and licenses allow us to manage restoration projects from the initial cleanup phase to the final reconstruction phases of a project. This gives our customers peace of mind knowing they have one company managing the entire restoration.

Licenses

General Contractor License #: 2101202847
Residential Contractor License #: 2101202847
Commercial Contractor License #: 2101202847
Mold Remediation Contractor License #: 2101202847

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Building and Remodeling Services

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

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When your home or business in Roseville has water damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Do You Have a Home Inventory List in St. Clair Shores?

10/17/2022 (Permalink)

A person is creating an inventory checklist.c A person is creating an inventory checklist.

Our team in St. Clair Shores has been restoring property damage in St. Clair Shores for many years. An up-to-date home inventory list is beneficial when an insurance claim is required to repair fire or water damage. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for creating a home inventory.

  • Pick an easy spot to start – A contained area—like your small kitchen appliance cabinet, sporting equipment closet, or handbag shelf—is a great place to get started.
  • List recent purchases– Another way to start is with recent purchases—get into the inventory habit, and then tackle your older possessions.
  • Include the basic information – In general, describe each item you record, note where you bought it, the make and model, what you paid, and any other detail that might help if you need to make a claim.
  • Count clothing by general category (Jeans, shirts, etc.)
  • Record serial numbers
  • Check coverage on big-ticket items – Jewelry, art, and collectibles may have increased value and need special coverage separate from your standard homeowners insurance policy. While making your home inventory list, check with your agent to ensure you have adequate insurance for these items before a loss.
  • Don’t forget off-site items
  • Keep proof of value– Store sales receipts, purchase contracts, and appraisals with your list

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When your home or business has property damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Generator Maintenance Tips for Eastpointe Businesses?

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

A generator sits outside a building. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Our team in St. Clair Shores has been restoring commercial property damage in Eastpointe for many years. If you haven’t serviced your generator lately, here are some tips from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety for servicing your generator:

The time to maintain a generator is well before a major storm or disaster strikes (when professional assistance may be unavailable, power lines are down, and access roads are blocked). Backup power can help maintain a consistent building temperature and reduce the risk of freezing pipes leading to business disruption and damage. 

Permanent

  • Permanent generators should have a proper maintenance plan that includes weekly, monthly, and annual checks. See the manufacturer’s specifications for more information.  
  • Run the unit on its maintenance plan weekly to ensure it is properly functioning in an emergency. Individual units may have a timer that allows a programmed test to be scheduled, and qualified personnel should oversee these scheduled weekly tests.  
  • Check the generator enclosure for loose debris or other conditions that could cause the unit not to function correctly 

Portable 

  • Store in a dry location
  • Set up a maintenance schedule to include periodic test runs for the unit 

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When your business or home in Eastpointe has property damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Winterizing Tips for St. Clair Shores Homes?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

A new, modern thermostat replaces an older model. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services in Macomb County.

Winters in St. Clair Shores can be severe and unpredictable. Our local team in St. Clair Shores responds to storm damage emergencies in the winter every year. Here are some tips from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety to help prepare your home for winter.

Upgrade your appliances if they are more than ten years old, and install a programmable thermostat.

Upgrade your windows and doors

Create a plan for your home before and after a winter storm.

If windows or doors show signs of aging or have gaps or other areas of concern, replace them to avoid potential interior or exterior water damage.

Invest in a generator

This can be especially crucial when temperatures are below freezing, leaving your home vulnerable to frozen pipes. Determine if a portable or permanent generator is the right solution.

Prevent ice dams

When replacing your roof:

  • Talk to your contractor about adding an ice and vapor moisture barrier
  • Consider roof heat cables along the roof's eaves to prevent ice dams. Ensure the heating cables are UL Listed, FM Approved, or Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Certified.
  • Enclose?Solid Fuel Burning Appliances in Attics.?Solid fuel-burning appliances?contribute to warm air build-up and should not be placed openly in the attic space.

Replace insulation, making sure it has an R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the effectiveness of the insulation.

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When your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

High Praise for St. Clair Shores Restoration Company?

9/27/2022 (Permalink)

Five stars express high praise. We aim for five-star reviews from all our customers in Macomb County.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores provides many services outside of fire and water restorations in the St. Clair Shores area. Recently, we helped a customer who needed help with a pet problem, and here’s her Google review that says it all!

“Devon and Xavier came out to clean my spare bedroom because my cat sprayed throughout the whole room. They took everything out of the closet, removed all the furniture, ripped out the carpet and pad, washed the walls and ceiling, washed the floor, and sealed it. They were extremely helpful and thorough. Nicki and Mel came out a few days later to put everything back in my closet. They were extremely helpful also. I would recommend this place to all my family and friends!” Ellen Grembos

Service: Furniture removal

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to remove unpleasant odors.

Odor Identification

The first step is to identify the source of the smell and locate where the odor is contacting surfaces. Sometimes the odors originate from more than one location in the building.

 Common Causes of Bad Odors

  • Dirty drains
  • Bacteria
  • Sewer systems
  • Dead animals in walls or crawl spaces
  • Garbage disposals
  • Rotten food

 Odor Elimination Process

Once we identify the cause of the odor and determine the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians use several odor removal products capable of thoroughly penetrating surfaces to neutralize unpleasant scents.

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When your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business needs help with a pet, or another odor issue, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Winds Causing Structural Damage to Homes in St. Clair Shores?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

A fence is blown over by strong winds. We restore storm damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Macomb County. We know that our fast response time saves our customers time and money in many cases. Here are some tips for protecting your property from wind damage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Secure Fencing, Porches, Canopies, and Sheds

Have them inspected and make sure they are firmly attached and in sound structural condition. Secure any parts of fencing that appear weak or loose.

Anchor Any Fuel Tanks and External Utility Links

If you have an exterior fuel tank or any utilities located outside, anchor or tie them down according to the ground anchor instructions. This will help reduce the risk of them overturning and sliding.

Secure Objects Outside the Home

Loose shingles, your dog’s house, trash cans, and sports equipment can be picked up by the wind and cause damage to your home—secure outdoor objects like furniture, gutters, and downspouts.

Trim or Remove Dead, Damaged, or Rotting Trees and Limbs

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed regularly. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

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When your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Comprehensive Fire Damage Restoration Process Used in Grosse Pointe Shores Homes?

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, is seen on a sunny day. We are trusted fire damage restoration leaders in Macomb and Wayne Counties.

Our local team in St. Clair Shores are leaders in fire damage restoration services. Grosse Pointe Shores residents can trust us to restore fire damage quickly and efficiently. Here is the process we follow for every fire restoration:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event to help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor or major repairs, like the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

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When your Grosse Pointe Shores home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, our local team in St. Clair Shores is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-741-5050.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.