Recent Commercial Posts

An important check list for Commercial Buildings.

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

To own a Commercial business is a big responsibility. Some of us enjoy the challenge, while others, enjoy going home at the end of the day. As a business owner we must consider everything from opening and getting started to what if there is a problem down the line.

It is imperative to think about weather throughout the year and what damage it could bring. A logical reason for having a Restoration Company in place like SERVPRO.

Some things to ask and have knowledge about in your Commercial structure that could potentially be the cause to the start of damage or loss.








A severe storm can cause damage that is something you can not control. However, it is good practice to have a maintenance company inspect the property regularly to potentially avoid more damage than necessary.

SERVPRO is a National Restoration Company that works with all Commercial Property. Call your LOCAL SERVPRO to set up an appointment with one of our team members to get your company on board with our EMERGENCY RESTORATION Process.

Ferndale/Oak Park 248-246-07902

Every Commercial Business should have a SERVPRO Restoration company in place.

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

The saying it takes a village…in a large commercial loss, it takes an entire crew to get on top of such a task. Here at SERVPRO the staff is trained to take on enormous restoration projects. It is VERY IMPORTANT that a Commercial structure has a Restoration Company in place when and if a catastrophe happens.


WHY should I choose SERVPRO to be my EMERGENCY Response Team?

Our company prides itself on the “EMERGENCY READY PROFILE” in short. ERP.   

What is an ERP?

It is a precise Profile Documentation that contains the most critical information needed in case of an emergency for your company. At NO COST to you. The great part is you can upload our SERVPRO ERP APP right on your phone and rush out the door if need be and have all the information right with you!

This is a time and lifesaver for your company and takes less than an hour out of your day to sit with you and put the information together. Any business interested, please call our office and we will make an appointment to assist you at your convenience.

SERVPRO Oak Park/Ferndale 248-246-0790 we are here to help!

Macomb County Tropical Smoothie Flooded by a baseball.

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Blue Counter, Water, Hardwood Floor, mop, flood, glass wet. Lobby after the clean up. Tropical rains are unwelcome at Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

In a very busy business, it is extremely hard to take a loss on time. Tropical Smoothie Café is in high demand on a daily basis.

When this Macomb location was hit by a pouring down of water coming through the ceilings and light fixtures, it was considered an emergency to get this business up and running again.

The cause was a fire suppression system (one sprinkler) being hit by a baseball from an upstairs batting cage area.

Accidents really do happen and this one caused serious water to penetrate the floors into this business below.

Ceiling tiles needed to be removed that had water damage. SERVPRO technicians had to crawl into the space above the tiles to check for water and anything that was saturated as in insulation that would have to be pulled out and replaced.  

All equipment was covered with large plastic rolls to ensure safety of electronics, refrigeration, and working spaces. The owners took every safety precaution and had our crew throw away all products that was exposed to the initial situation even if it was not affected.

SERVPRO efficiently dried all areas with our equipment in a timely fashion and Tropical was open within a few days to service the public that counts on this business as a chosen favorite!

Restoring is the Ultimate Goal.

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial bathroom, plastic, SERVPRO green machine, cut in wall, area contained. Ducting and Containing in a Commercial Facility Bathroom.

In this Commercial Building Bathroom there was a major water leak that come through the ceiling down into the walls, all stemming from a broken drinking fountain on the upper level.

As the water was pouring down into the walls the tile was also affected by the liquid. In aspiration to save the tiles and what is behind the walls SERVPRO performs a method which an AIR MOVER is used along with DUCTING and CONTAINMENT.

A COMMERICAL and INDUSTRIAL AIR MOVER is an essential part of water restoration. It is designed to provide rapid evaporation of any moisture in a wet structure.  In this specific situation the goal was to save the walls and tile, a plastic ducting was placed through a specific section of the wall that was cut out and placed inside that confined area.

 Once in place, SERVPRO professionals are able to control dampness in spots that are hard to get to. Once this process has started a professional tech will monitor the equipment. Our technicians will then use a moisture meter to measure whether or not there is still moisture or if it has dried.

We are happy to say for the owner of this building the process worked.                         

Talk about hitting a Brick Wall!

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Car drove through the wall. Bricks Broken, Glass shattered, Crew member starting clean up. Detroit Commercial Building struck by a car bringing down the wall.

SERVPRO technicians have seen many unusual and unfortunate scenes in their daily operations out in the field. Unknown as to what caused this accident to happen, our crew was on the scene to help this business owner get a temporary enclosure for safety and weather reasons.

A clean up of the bricks and all debris were separated and removed from the front of the building and off to the side for removal and for the owner to approve of anything that is restorable.

The cover up begins. Our SERVPRO team works together to put up temporary boarding to keep out the elements and anyone from getting hurt from any broken material. Our crew here at SERVPRO expects the unexpected. Our company is nationally recognized for our professionalism in the clean up industry.

Keeping your Commercial Building Maintain from Water Damage

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in a commercial building can be a terrible thing. Even a minor water leak can cause extensive damage to a commercial building. With heavy use of bathrooms, and kitchens commercial buildings are put under more stress then a home. Remembering to keep regular maintenance on these 3 key area's will help in preventing a water loss at your business.

1.Maintaining the Kitchen

Kitchens are often the main hangout for employees during breaks, lunches, or even to go get some coffee during their long day. The kitchen has many different things that can cause water damage to occur. For instances appliances like the fridge/ice maker. You should always make sure they are working properly, Always check the faucet to make sure there are no leaks, seals leaking, or other faucet components leaking. Always check for leaks from piping under the sink, and also make sure it is clear and cluttered free. Also take care of any slow draining if that problem occurs in the sink.

2.Bathroom Maintaining

Check the bathroom often is a very huge deal in a commercial building. Bathrooms are not only used by the many staff inside a commercial building, but it is also used by visitors and customers. For example you could of had a customer who overflowed a toilet, but they were too embarrassed to tell anyone. Checking the bathroom often could help catch the water overflow, and contain it before it reached outside of the bathroom. Also do routine checks of the toilet and sinks. Flush toilets to make sure nothing is leaking, and that everything is in tact on the toilet. Check faucets for leaks, and making sure the sink is draining properly.

3.Maintaining the Building

Although a lot of water use is done inside the building, making sure everything is good outside the building is a must also. Routinely walk the exterior of your building making notes of anything that needs repairing.Major water damage can happen from a bad roof, or even a cracked/broken window. The longer you wait to fix a water damage issue, the more of a problem it becomes.

For all of your Commercial Building Restoration needs call the experts at SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale at 248-246-0790 

Commercial Fire Prevention

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

If you are a owner of a commercial building you are most likely some type of business owner. As a business owner you have not only invested a lot of time, but you also have invested a lot of money into owning a commercial building. Fires happen in commercial buildings more often than people think. Electrical fires, misuse of equipment, and smoking to name a few of some common commercial fire causes. Being prepared and having a plan in case of the worse is something you should always have. Here is some basic pointers on doing just that.

Fire Prevention Systems

Fire alarms, extinguishers, and sprinkler systems are all great fire prevention systems. Fire alarms are very important to have, and to make sure they are maintained. Fire alarms can be the first  point of contact with fire/smoke. You should always test the fire alarms regular, and make sure they care working properly. Extinguishers, an fire sprinkler systems are also two great things to have. Both fire extinguishers, and fire sprinkler systems can stop a fire before it starts.


Having a evacuation plan in case of an emergency is a must have. If the fire alarm went off everybody in the building should have a clear indication on where they should go to exit. Always take the time to properly educate all staff members on exits, and meet up locations once outside of the building. Also always make sure the exits have a clear path, and nothing is blocking them.

Exit Signs & Lighting

Making sure everyone in the building can leave the building safely is important. Every exit door should have a clear exit sign. They should always be visible from any angle of the room. Emergency lighting systems are also very important in case of a fire. The building can experience a power outage, and keeping everyone calm, safe, and able to see is key.Emergency lights are a battery-backed lighting system that comes on the moment a building loses power. Nobody should struggle to safely exit a building in case of a fire.

Keeping staff, your premises, and any assets in your building safe is why fire prevention is important. If your business does happen to experience a fire loss, call the fire and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale at 248-246-0790.We have the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damages.

Commercial Water Damage & Flooding

7/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage/Flooding is an inconvenient issue to anyone being expensive, frustrating, and a stressful problem. These problems can be an even bigger issue if your a business owner. Commercial restoration is very crucial when ever flooding or water damage occurs. Calling a 24 hour emergency restoration company right away can possibly minimize the down time a company may have to suffer, and try to limit the amount of damage.


Water damage to a commercial building can arise from issues such as flooding, storms, burst pipes, etc. Water opposes a problem to the building ruining any type of ceiling tiles, flooring, carpet, drywall, and insulation. Water can also destroy your inventory, electronics/computers, electrical, and also causing corroding to machinery.

Immediate Attention

Getting a professional restoration company who specializes in commercial buildings should happen immediately. Leaving any type of water unattended will make for a bigger issue. Mold can start to grow from water within 24-48 hours. This could cause a bigger threat to your building, and make for longer down time hurting productivity and your revenue. 

Here at SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial water damage or flooding emergencies. We will work around the clock to quickly asses the issue, and get it taken care of. Our goal is to quickly complete the water mitigation work, and get your business back in production as soon as possible. Let us take care of you and your business if water damage or flooding occurs. Call us today at 248-246-0790

Commercial Services

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Oak Park / Ferndale has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today –      (248) 246-0790

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Oak Park / Ferndale is available 24 hours a day to restore your Ferndale property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,700 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Every commercial property experiences wear and tear, including dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use. You can count on SERVPRO of Oak Park / Ferndale to make your workspace look its very best. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its life-span. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services:

Water Damage Tips for Commercial Properties

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can affect your commercial property in Metro Detroit at any time. Regardless of whether the damage occurs from a broken pipe or a weather related even, every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost in revenue and productivity. Proper extraction and drying equipment and techniques is crucial to help minimize the possibility of additional damage and potential microbial growth after the water damage has occurred. Drying out the affected areas quickly and efficiently requires specialized methods and equipment that can only be provided by trained professionals, like the crews at SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale.

Safety should always be your primary focus. Make sure that the affected areas are marked so the tenants and visitors are aware. Here are some safety tips for Metro Detroit Commercial property owners who are faced with water damage.

Safety Tips for Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

  • Turn off electricity
  • Do NOT use home or shop vacuums to remove water, to avoid the risk of electric shock.
  • Do NOT turn on heating or air conditioning units if the situation is sewage-related. This may spread contamination.
  • Wash your hands following contact with damaged items.

Steps You Can Take Before The Professionals from SERVPRO Arrive

  • If at all possible, stop the water at its source.
  • Remove loose items from floors.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture to avoid any damage.
  • Remove colored rugs and other items that may stain floor coverings.
  • Take out wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Pin up any draperies or furniture skirts to keep them as dry as possible and to prevent staining.
  • Position plastic blocks or aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on and open windows for maximum drying in summer.
  • Move art and other decor to a dry place.

Create you SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

SERVPRO offers what we call an Emergency READY Profile to any of our business owning customers. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a startup approach that provides the critical information that is needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of other 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you to quickly get your property back in working order.

The Advantages of The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • A NO COST assessment of your facility – This means that there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects, but it will save you a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help you minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establish your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. - you have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
  • Identification for the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

High Pressure Washing Grease Spill Clean Up in Royal Oak, MI

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Before and After photos of a food grease spill SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale cleaned up behind a local area restaurant

As we all know, we may never get a second chance to make a first impression.  As a restaurant. it is important to maintain a reputation of having a clean establishment, not only for the safety of your customers but also to attract new patrons. Restaurants are the sites of many grease and oil spills.

When a grease interceptor overflows or a large of cooking oil spills on your property, it is imperative to immediately take actions to prevent heavy fines, closure and / or accidents.  Grease spills can be very difficult to remove especially if not attended to immediately.  When grease spills or overflow, it is imperative to immediately form a barrier to control it from going any further that it needs to. Grease spills can quickly cover large areas, especially if cars drive through and track the grease. You may then be liable to have the underside of those cars cleaned as old food grease can really stink and the odor can linger for weeks.  

Habitually, many will use water to wash down the spill but this can do more harm than good because it will only make the spill spread further than it needs to.  When washing down or pressure washing to clean up grease or oil spill it is important to have the proper tools such as a water recovery system to ensure that no water will go to city sewer lines. The fact that once the contamination pollutes the city lines, they have the right to close down the business and oblige the them to use only the city approved vendors to do the cleanup. City vendors will typically be more costly, in many cases more than double since they have all the licenses and endorsements such as hazmat, confined space, higher insurance coverage, etc. Therefore, it is very important that when you are victim of oil spill to be prepared by having the proper spill kit: absorbent, pressure washer, barriers, safety cones, and solutions.

Grease stains or spots can be very hazardous for the people driving and walking on them. Grease and oil stains are known can be very slippery especially when it rains or if in contact with water. It is essential that when there are build up of grease or oil to ensure that it is completely cleaned for the safety of the public. Failing to properly clean grease and oil build up can cause major accidents, which can lead to major lawsuits resulting in serious injuries to financial and social health of your business.

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale can give you professional high pressure washing services to get out the grease or oil spillage at your business. Removal of hazardous matter in parking or trash enclosure is important because it will reduce the risk of accidents and heavy fines. SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale can ensure that your business will receive a proper grease spill cleanup, complete with all the proper solutions and the necessary equipment. Schedule your appointment with us today. Let us help you make the best first Impression!

Commercial Kitchen Deep Cleaning Services provided by SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Kitchen cleaned by SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale is not only for emergencies or insurance losses, we offer commercial kitchen deep cleaning services as well!! We can offer the best complete deep cleaning service to restaurants and commercial kitchens. Our crew is properly trained, insured and extremely professional.

  • Are you looking for a kitchen steam cleaning company that will guarantee to pass your local Fire or Health & Food inspector inspection?
  • Are you worried your current cleaning company isn’t pulling a permit?

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale will 100% guarantee that Your Business will pass any Fire or Health & Food inspection in any city!

Our team is properly trained, certified, background checked, insured and extremely professional. We NEVER cut corners. We only use the highest grade chemicals, professional equipment and cleaning methods.

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale’s restaurant kitchen cleaning service / commercial kitchen deep cleaning services are designed to help you maintain the highest possible standards of hygiene.

Ovens, grills, deep fat fryers, extractor fans, walls, tiles, grouting, floors, etc will be steam cleaned in your kitchen, at a time that suits your business, leaving your kitchen germ free, smelling fresh and most importantly within the health and safety guideline.

If you work in the food preparation industry you will be no doubt be well aware of the stringent rules and legislation governing the condition a professional kitchen must be kept in.  FDA Food Code, Food Hygiene and Safety state law is regulated by state and local health department – it goes into great detail about the proper maintenance of a working kitchen but maintaining the best standards can be difficult, especially when you are trying to run a business.

Commercial kitchen deep cleaning can be broken down into a number of categories, which are all equally important if you want to maintain hygiene levels that are compliant to the applicable legislation. We offer every service that you could need, including:

  • Structural cleaning
  • Cooking equipment cleaning
  • Extraction cleaning
  • Duct-work cleaning

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale understands that properly cleaned and sanitary kitchen is paramount to your business and we know what it takes to get you there, and other benefits of our work include the following points:

  • Avoid risk of prosecution
  • Create a space with better working conditions
  • Reduce risk of contamination by bacteria
  • Reduce risk of pest infestation
  • Improve the image of your business

Maintaining hygiene standards is essential in the food preparation industry so ensure your establishment is up to par, by choosing us as your commercial kitchen cleaning experts. Call us today at 248-246-0790 to schedule your appointment. See what a difference SERVPRO’s commercial kitchen deep cleaning services can make for your professional kitchen!

Restoring Your Metro Detroit Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/27/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events in Metro Detroit commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Oak Park/ Ferndale

SERVPRO of Oak Park/Ferndale specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.