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Westland SERVPRO Takes Part in 2016 Scare Crow Contest

10/19/2016 (Permalink)

Community Westland SERVPRO Takes Part in 2016 Scare Crow Contest Westland SERVPRO’s scarecrow was nicknamed “Jason.”

Once again, Westland SERVPRO has taken part in the Downtown Wayne Scarecrow design contest. The competition allows groups or individuals to design and build a scarecrow using a pre-made frame and lots of imagination. The scarecrow can reflect your mission, your organization, your business, or your family’s imagination and artistic talents.

Scarecrows will be on display throughout the month of October in various places around downtown Wayne (on both Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue).

The winning scarecrows will be featured on next year’s registration form, and its creators will be awarded a small prize and bragging rights.

The contest began October 1 and runs until October 12 when the judging will take place at Goudy Park.

Westland SERVPRO’s scarecrow was nicknamed “Jason.” Be sure to check it out at the corner of Wayne and Ash Streets.

As your local SERVPRO, we take great pride in being a part of the communities that we serve and we take an active role in community activities.

Downtown Wayne, MI features a number of events throughout the year including:

Wayne's Downtown Sidewalk Sale - July
Farmers Market May - October
Scarecrow Michigan Avenue Show - October
Holiday Luncheon and Auction - December 6, 2016 11:30am

SERVPRO of Westland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Westland can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. Call 734-721-5699.

SERVPRO Wants You to Be Safe

10/19/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO Wants You to Be Safe Change smoke alarm batteries every year unless it has a long-life battery.

It’s almost time to close up the house and get ready for winter. It’s also a good time to go over some fire safety tips to make sure your family stays safe this winter. The American Red Cross provides a handy fire safety checklist. Here are some of their tips:

Cooking Safety
“Keep an eye on what you fry.” Stay in the kitchen when frying,grilling, or using an open flame

Smoking Safety
Never smoke in bed.

Children Playing
Matches and lighters are locked away.

Fireplaces, Space Heaters, Baseboards, etc.
“3 feet from the heat.” Furniture, curtains, dish towels, and anything that could catch fire are at least 3 feet from any type of heat source.

Electrical and Appliance Safety
Large and small appliances are plugged directly into wall outlets.

Smoke Alarms
Change smoke alarm batteries every year unless it has a long-life battery.
Replace smoke alarms every ten years.
Test your smoke alarms each month. If they’re not working, they can’t get you out the door.

Home Fire Escape Plan
At least twice a year, practice your fire escape plan with all your family members.
Practice makes perfect! After each fire drill, mark down your escape time.

What’s Your Escape Time?
Make sure everyone can escape in two minutes or less.

SERVPRO of Westland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. We proudly service many communities in the area, including Wayne, Westland, Canton, Inkster, and Garden City. Call 734-721-5699.

The Importance of Cleaning Your Gutters in the Fall

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Importance of Cleaning Your Gutters in the Fall Failure to maintain the gutters on your home can lead very easily to extensive water damage.

At Westland SERVPRO we deal with water damage pretty regularly, and we’ve discovered that it’s a lot easier to prevent water damage before it occurs than try to fix it after it has become a real problem.

Failure to maintain the gutters on your home can lead very easily to extensive water damage. It doesn’t have to be that way. Cleaning the gutters is one of the easiest jobs you need to do around the house, and needs the least equipment.

A good rule-of-thumb is to clean your gutters at least twice a year . . . in the spring and in the fall. If you live in a heavily wooded area, three or four times may be called for.

Why Is It So Important?
Clogged gutters can cause many problems in your home. Some examples:

Water damage
Gutters and downspouts direct water away from the structure of your home, but clogged gutters and downspouts may cause water to collect around your foundation and get into your basement.

Loosened gutters
The weight of water and debris may loosen gutters and cause them to pull away from the house leading to your siding and trim rotting.

Ice dams
Freezing temperatures are common in Southeastern Michigan and clogged gutters may cause ice dams. An ice dam is when water flows over the edges of a clogged gutter and then freezes, potentially forcing water into your home. Ice dams can also become so heavy they may rip the gutter right off your home.

The Equipment You Need
When cleaning gutters, gloves and safety goggles are a must, as is a sturdy ladder and a coworker to keep it steady as you ascend and descend.

If possible, try to complete the job during a dry, sunny day, so slipping on the ladder will not be a safety issue.

We’re Here 24/7 To Answer Your Questions
If you have any questions about cleaning your gutters, please call Westland SERVPRO at 734-721-5699. In fact call us about anything you to get the job done. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible.

Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price. We are committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs.

From Carpets to Catastrophes Westland SERVER Can Meet Your Commercial Cleaning Needs

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial From Carpets to Catastrophes Westland SERVER Can Meet Your Commercial Cleaning Needs When you need it done right and done fast, call Westland SERVPRO for all your commercial cleaning needs.

When you need it done right and done fast, call Westland SERVPRO for all your commercial cleaning needs.

Did you know when you hire SERVPRO professionals for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response – that’s the SERVPRO way.

Can’t figure out how to get the job done? Call Westland SERVPRO at 734-721-5699 for all your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible.

Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price. We are committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs.

The SERVPRO Story

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

General The SERVPRO Story In 2005, SERVPRO moved to a 140,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Gallatin to provide more room for expansion.

Ed and Doris Isaacson launched SERVPRO in 1967 as a painting business in Sacramento, Calif. With a background in cleaning and restoration, however, Ted and Doris soon transformed the company into a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists.

After selling its first Franchise in 1969, SERVPRO continued to grow, acquiring the Bristol-Myers Domesticare Division and its 175 Franchises in 1979.

SERVPRO relocated the corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, TN, in 1988 in a strategic move to place itself within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S. population.

At the time of the relocation, the SERVPRO System consisted of 647 Franchises.

SERVPRO Corporate quickly became a key contributor in its community, and in 1991 the Nashville Business Journal named SERVPRO the Small Business of the Year.

In the meantime the company continued its impressive growth, selling the 1,000th Franchise in 2000.

In 2005, SERVPRO moved to a 140,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Gallatin to provide more room for expansion.

More than 1,650 Franchises are operating nationwide, and SERVPRO continues to grow.

The need for experienced, trained and professional cleanup and restoration experts is recession resistant, and the growth potential inside of a proven system presents an opportunity for prospective Franchisees.

Be Red Cross Ready for the Next Disaster

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Red Cross Ready for the Next Disaster Natural and human-caused disasters can strike suddenly, at anytime and anywhere.

With the memory of the devastation of Hurricane Hermine still fresh in our minds, we are reminded that natural and human-caused disasters can strike suddenly, at anytime and anywhere.

There are certain actions everyone can take that can help make a difference. The Red Cross has excellent advice: Get a Kit. Make a Plan, Be Informed.

The Be Ready Red Cross Checklist

Know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in my community.

Have a family disaster plan and have practiced it.

Have an emergency-preparedness kit.

Make sure at least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED.

Get a Kit

• 1 gallon of water per person per day

• 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food

• Medical items

• Flashlight

• Extra batteries

• Battery-powered or hand-crank radio

• Copies of personal documents

• Cell phone with chargers

• Family and emergency contact information

• Maps of the area

Make a Plan

• Meet with your household members; discuss how to prepare for

emergencies likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play.

• Identify responsibilities for each family member.

• Choose two places to meet, if separated by an emergency:

• Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, such as fire.

• Outside your neighborhood, in case you cannot return home or are asked to evacuate.

• Choose out-of-area emergency contact; all household members should have emergency-contact information in writing or in their cell phones.

Plan What to do if You Have to Evacuate

• Decide what route you would take and how you would get there.

• Practice evacuating home twice a year.

• Plan ahead for your pets. Keep a phone list of pet-friendly hotels/motels and animal shelters.

Be Informed

• Identify how local authorities will notify you during a disaster and how you will get information, whether through local radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio stations.

• Know the difference between different weather alerts, such as watches and warnings, and what actions to take in each.

Keep SERVPRO’s number handy: 734-721-5699. SERVPRO of Westland provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency and is ready 24/7.

SERVER Provides Free School Supplies at Wayne’s Farmers Market

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVER Provides Free School Supplies at Wayne’s Farmers Market SERVPRO made a splash at the Wayne Farmer’s Market. as they gave free school supplies to the first 200 visitors at their booth.

As your local SERVPRO, we take great pride in being a part of the communities that we serve and we take an active role in community activities. August was no exception.

SERVPRO  made a splash at the Wayne Farmer’s Market.  as they gave free school supplies to the first 200 visitors at their booth.

The Wayne Farmers Market boasts more than 25 vendors providing Michigan-made and Michigan-grown products it is a great way for visitors to help Michigan locals. In addition to these products, the market also features homemade soap, candles, garden art, and more!

SERVPRO proudly services many communities in the area, including Wayne, Wesland, Canton, Inkster, and Garden City.

SERVPRO of Westland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Westland can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. Call 734-721-5699.

The Kids Are Back in School - It’s Time to Clean the Carpet and the Upholstery

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

General The Kids Are Back in School - It’s Time to Clean the Carpet and the Upholstery Once the kids are back in school, call us to have your carpets and furniture cleaned, and restore your home to its pre-summer state of order.

August will soon be just a memory. All those days by the pool and family car trips are winding down. The kids enjoyed their summer, running in and out of the house, having fun, and creating a mess. But it won’t be long until they’re back in school.

What better a time to get the house ship-shape and cleaned up? Once the kids are gone, call SERVPRO of Westland to have your carpets and your furniture professional cleaned, and restore your home to its pre-summer state of order.

Today's carpet and upholstery materials vary dramatically. SERVPRO of Westland offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

SERVPRO of Westland offers a wide range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Call us today at 866-445-4011 to schedule your carpet cleaning after the kids go back to school.

SERVPRO of Westland also specializes in: water remediation, flood mitigation, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, mold removal, fire damage, and smoke clean up, disaster restoration, storm response, and air duct cleaning.

Westland SERVPRO is Faster to Any Water Damage Event

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Westland SERVPRO is Faster to Any Water Damage Event Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. Dryw

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither does SERVPRO of Westland. We  provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Westland  arrives quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.

This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. The water damage timeline below details the damage that occurs if no action is taken.

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

First 24 Hours

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to One Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than One Week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Call us today at 866-445-4011 for more information.

So, What Is That Smell?

8/8/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning So, What Is That Smell? We have been called in to eliminate foul odors in many homes and businesses

Westland SERVPRO is widely known for being the leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration and we are tops in our field for mold remediation as well, but our capabilities reach so much further than those three areas of expertise.

At SERVPRO, we offer many other services that you may not be aware of. One of those services is deodorization.

We have been called in to eliminate foul odors in many homes and businesses. These have included such things as the simple burnt popcorn smell, changing hotels and homes from “smoking" to "nonsmoking,” eliminating pet odors, and even odors associated with deceased animals.

We have many different processes we use to eliminate these types of odors, from ozone treatments, to duct cleaning, and in some severe cases, hepa-vacuuming and cleaning & deodorizing an entire home or business.

Sometimes we are called in to investigate a "mysterious smell" in order to determine exactly what is causing an odor.

At Westland SERVPRO, we have specialized equipment, such as moisture meters, scopes to look into wall cavities and ductwork, and even infrared technology that can be applied to investigate areas for deceased animals.

Deodorization is one of many areas we specialize in, so the next time you have a bad smell in your home, or business just give us a call, so we can "Make it Like it Never Even Happened."

We are available 24/7 to help you. Call 734-721-5699.