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Why you should Always Use A Certified Restoration Company

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Puddle of water by SERVPRO logo Water and Mold should always be handled by a Certified Firm like SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale.

A water damage restoration service is the kind of professional that no one wants to call, but when they are needed, it is important not to delay. Homeowners know that moisture is often the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space and taking advantage of every little crack and a structural problem. No matter how moisture gets into the building, the response should be the same. Bring in a certified firm like SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale as soon as possible to clean the home, dry it, and ensure there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the home through a contaminated source, don’t try to handle it on your own. Floods and sewage backflows contain a cocktail of deadly bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can leave a person seriously ill. SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, but they also have the protective equipment to remain free from harm.

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale restoration technicians has a lot of technology at their disposal. These include powerful vacuums and pumping systems, high volume air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture meters, and a number of detergents formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While the technicians work on the building, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a home is safe to live, and a business safe to work in; any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

Call: 248-246-0790

Festivities for Fall 2020

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Here to help SERVPRO Of Oak Park/Ferndale is ready for you!

Fall is finally here! Let the festivities begin

With the cool air around the corner, SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale would like to warm you up with a delicious apple pie recipe. Sure to make your home smell delicious and kick off the holiday season. 

Ingredients:

  • Pastry for double pie crust
  • 8 large apples (about 8-10 cups of apple slices or at least 4 pounds)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Saigon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar

Instructions

      Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly. Place them in a large saucepan. Sprinkle the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice over the apples. Cook over medium-low heat just until the apples start to soften, about 10-15 minutes. Stir several times during cooking. Spray a deep dish 9” pie plate with cooking spray. Place a rolled pastry dough on the bottom of the pie plate. Trim any excess dough, keeping the dough even with the edge of the pie plate.
    Pour the warm apple mixture into the pie plate. Press down on the apples so that they lay flat and don’t have much space between them. This gives a nice, thick pie! Dot the top of the apples with the butter. Place the second pastry over the apples. Use a knife to trim any excess pie crust, leaving enough dough to tuck the top crust under the bottom crust. Flute the edges of the pie crust to seal. Cut slits in the top of the pie crust or use the tins of a fork to make the letter “A” on top. Use a pastry brush to brush milk overtop the pie crust, which will give the crust a shine. Sprinkle coarse sugar on top of the pie crust. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are soft. If the crust is browning before you think the apples are softened, cover the edges with foil. Allow cooling to room temperature before slicing. Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

October 2020 Breast Cancer Awareness

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

A pink tree with breast cancer awareness ribbons. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month~

Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women, except for skin cancers. 

  • Estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2020 (In 2020, there will be an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 606,520 cancer deaths in the United States.)

A mammogram can often show a breast lump before it is felt. They can also show tiny clusters of calcium called micro-calcifications. Lumps or specks can be caused by cancer, fatty cells, or other conditions like cysts. Further tests are needed to find out if abnormal cells are present. 

Help Support the women in need. We can provide help and hope to women at every step of the breast cancer journey. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your donation will help provide a mammogram. Many women cannot afford their annual mammograms, and your support is the way for these women to get the important screening they need. https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

Do you Have Mold in Your Metro Detroit Home?

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

MOLD REMEDIATION-

If you have mold in your home or business, SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale specializes in mold remediation. We can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. 

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy.

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. 
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any source of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas. 
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. 

Call SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale Today:

248-246-0790

IICRC Certified Firm

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale is an IICRC Certified Firm-

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification is what the IICRC stands for. They create standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies.  

IICRC Certified Firm Requirements 

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who have been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require continuing education programs 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.

Call SERVPRO Of Oak Park/Ferndale Today!

248-246-0790

Caring For Your Belongings After a Fire

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

After a fire tragedy strikes in your home, you can call SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale to help eliminate any extra stress. We know the keys to reducing the damage and helping you save money along with your belongings and responding quickly is the first step.  Our goal at SERVPRO is to save everything we can, and make it "Like it never even happened."

Methods and Options:

  1. Dry Cleaning-For Cleaning Light residues or to pre-clean before we cleaning
  2. Wet Cleaning-Effective method for removing moderate to heavy residues 
  3. Spray and Wipe-For items that can't withstand wet cleaning
  4. Foam Cleaning-Used for upholstery or fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  5. Abrasive Cleaning-Is agitation of the surfaces being cleaned
  6. Immersion Cleaning-Contents are dipped in cleaning products

Additional Services Provided for Fire and Smoke Damage:

  1. Move out/Packouts
  2. Electronic Cleanup
  3. Document/Photograph Drying
  4. Contents claim inventory service

Let us Help:248-246-0790

Basement Flooding?

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Call Today-248-246-0790

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home's structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. 

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home's integrity. It's worth making a call to SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded basement specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7days per week
  • We're a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly- One less thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use the s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today-We're Ready to Help 248-246-0790

We Are Cleaning Experts

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo for certified clean CERTIFIED SERVPRO CLEAN

SERVPRO is Here to Help During this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. 

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your business according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis. 

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC's guidance for commercial spaces include: 

  • Kitchen/Food areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims.  While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.   

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today-SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale 248-246-0790

When tragedy strike SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale is here!

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

When tragedy strikes in your home with fire, SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale knows how stressful it can be.  Smoke and soot may not only affect the structure of your home but also can affect the belongings inside the home. Our number one goal is to save anything we possibly can and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale knows the key to reducing damage is to respond in a timely manner, which ultimately will save money and time. Our professionals begin by pretesting your items to figure out what items we can restore back to pre-fire condition. All of your contents that can be saved will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. At SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale, we use several different methods for cleaning, depending on the item and fabric. This includes:

  • Dry Cleaning-For cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning-Effective method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe-For items that can't withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning- Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning-Is agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning- Contents are dipped in cleaning products

Other Services we also provide for fire and smoke damage are:

  • Move out/Packouts
  • Electronic Cleanup
  • Document/Photograph Drying
  • Contents claim inventory service

Here at SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale, we know a home fire is a confusing and vulnerable time, we try to lighten the burden as much as we can. Let us give you peace of mind when you need it the most.

Let us help you! Contact us at 248-246-0790

Does Your Metro Detroit Home Have A Mold Problem?

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growing on a wall If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale to assess the situation.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. 
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or pet. 
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.  
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. 

If you See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today (248)-246-0790