Recent General Posts

Clean homes sell faster

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

We can help you get your home up to par before you place it on market and prepare it for selling as quickly as possible. You’ll be able to present your home in a way that attracts buyers in and result in increased market value.

Some of the ways our team can clean your home are listed below:

Duct and HVAC System Cleaning
Air ducts can circulate odors and contaminants like mold and irritating dust throughout a home. We use a Portable Ventilation and Air Duct Cleaning System to examine duct work and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

  • Allergens and pet dander are reduced
  • Offensive odors are eliminated
  • Operating conditions and efficiency are improved

General Cleaning

  • Carpets, Upholstery, Drapes, and Blinds
  • Ceilings, walls, and hard floors
  • Deodorization

Call us at 734-721-5699 to learn more about our services. 

SERVPRO now offers Financing to help cover the costs of our Emergency Services

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO now offers Financing to help cover the costs of our Emergency Services Disasters never pick an opportune time to occur, and our piggy banks often bear the brunt of an emergency situation.

Disasters never pick an opportune time to occur.  And, our piggy banks often bear the brunt of an emergency situation.  If you need help paying for fire or water recovery, SERVPRO of Saginaw/Bay City can help. 

Through our new financing program, qualified customers can receive up to $55,000 in financing to apply toward emergency mitigation and reconstruction projects undertaken by our franchise.  The web-based loan application process is conducted on-site with your SERVPRO representative.  It is secure and efficient, and approvals are provided in minutes – not days.

Imagine your relief with the opportunity to take months to cover the cost of emergency services instead of paying out-of-pocket at the time the disaster occurs.

Through SERVPRO’s new emergency line of credit, we’re offering yet another way to make it “Like it never even happened.”

For more information, or to learn if you qualify, please contact SERVPRO of Westland and West Garden City at 

(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 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.

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.

Stay Hydrated in Hot Weather

8/8/2016 (Permalink)

Our goal at Westland SERVPRO is to make sure you are safe, secure, and healthy in your home. We also care what happens to you outside the home, particularly in the weather extremes of summer. Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do on a hot summer day.

Not drinking enough fluids in hot weather can cause serious health risks and even be life threatening. Heat stroke symptoms include a fast pulse, short, rapid breathing, and confusion. If you experience any of these symptoms, call 911 and immediately move to a cooler, shaded area.

Here are some ideas on how to keep hydrated:

Eat your water. Chowing down on water-filled foods like watermelon, is an easy and refreshing way to keep hydrated.

Swap pop for sparkling water. If you're trying to kick a pop habit, sparkling water is a healthy, but still fizzy, alternative.

Hydrate before exercising. Be sure to drink water before exercising to maximize your workout.

Drink water on the plane. If you're traveling this summer, don't forget to drink up the H2O on the plane.

Stay hydrated at work. Even when working indoors, it's important to keep the fluids handy.

Drink water before meals. By drinking water before meals, not only will you stay hydrated but you're less likely to overeat.

Have enough on hand. When you're spending the day camping or biking, it's important to bring enough water to last the trip.

Spice it up with healthy flavoring. If you're having a hard time getting enough water, spice it up with some natural flavoring.

Keep track of your daily water intake. Try this tasty and handy way to keep track of your H2O intake.

Keep a reusable bottle with you. Having a water bottle with you at all times is the easiest way to stay hydrated without even thinking about it.

We’re available to help you 24/7. Call Westland SERVPRO at 734-721-5699 for more information.

Take No Shortcuts When It Comes to Ladder Safety

7/18/2016 (Permalink)

General Take No Shortcuts When It Comes to Ladder Safety Ladders are tools. Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder.

It’s summertime and a lot of people are working on their homes, many of them on a ladder. Homeowners should be extra careful when using a ladder. Falls from ladders remain a leading cause of unintentional injury mortality nationwide, and 43 percent of fatal falls in the last decade have involved a ladder.

At Westland SERVPRO, we use ladders extensively and we take no shortcuts when it comes to safety.

Ladders are tools. Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder:

  • If you feel tired or dizzy, or are prone to losing your balance, stay off the ladder.
  • Do not use ladders in high winds or storms.
  • Wear clean slip-resistant shoes.  Shoes with leather soles are not appropriate for ladder use since they are not considered sufficiently slip resistant.
  • Before using a ladder,inspect it to confirm it is in good working condition. Ladders with loose or missing parts must be rejected. Rickety ladders that sway or lean to the side must be rejected.
  • The ladder you select must be the right size for the job. The Duty Rating of the ladder must be greater than the total weight of the climber, tools, supplies, and other objects placed upon the ladder. The length of the ladder must be sufficient so that the climber does not have to stand on the top rung or step.
  • When the ladder is set-up for use, it must be placed on firm level ground and without any type of slippery condition present at either the base or top support points.
  • Only one person at a time is permitted on a ladder unless the ladder is specifically designed for more than one climber (such as a Trestle Ladder).
  • Ladders must not be placed in front of closed doors that can open toward the ladder. The door must be blocked open, locked, or guarded.
  • Read the safety information labels on the ladder. The on-product safety information is specific to the particular type of ladder on which it appears. The climber is not considered qualified or adequately trained to use the ladder until familiar with this information.

Westland SERVPRO is here to help you 24/7. Call us with questions about ladder safety at 734-721-5699.

Safety Should Be a Priority When it Come to Fireworks

6/30/2016 (Permalink)

General Safety Should Be a Priority When it Come to Fireworks We cannot stress safety enough when it comes to the use of fireworks around the home.

At Westland SERVPRO, we believe safety should be practiced in every household. We often encounter the results when safety is ignored, so we have a compelling perspective on the issue. We cannot stress safety enough when it comes to the use of fireworks around the home. Wrong decisions can result in personal injury, house damage, and even fires.

Please be sure to follow the fireworks safety tips below.

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  • Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

For more safety information, please call Westland SERVPRO at 734-721-5699.