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Macomb Township Residents Prepare for Flooding Event?

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

A street is flooded. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our Northeast Macomb Township teams are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services. Like many areas in the Midwest, Macomb Township, MI., can experience flooding events in the spring. This is often due to a combination of factors, including melting snow, heavy rains, the frozen ground being unable to absorb water, and the potential for ice jams in rivers and streams.

The region's topography, drainage systems, and proximity to bodies of water can also contribute to flooding risks. Additionally, urban development and changes in land use can impact natural drainage patterns, potentially exacerbating flooding in certain areas.

Residents of Macomb Township should stay informed about weather forecasts, particularly during the spring months when flooding risks are higher. They should also take preventive measures such as ensuring proper drainage around their properties, clearing gutters and downspouts, and considering using sandbags to protect against potential floodwaters. It's also important for residents to have an emergency plan in place and to heed any evacuation orders issued by local authorities during flood events.

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You never know when a flooding event will compromise your home or commercial business, but when you need us, our Northeast Macomb Township team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Basement in New Haven Home Floods Due to Sump Pump Failure?

4/2/2024 (Permalink)

An old, rusty, sump pump is shown. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our Northeast Macomb Township teams restore water damage caused by sump pump failure every year in New Haven. Here are some common reasons why sump pumps may fail:

Power Failure: Sump pumps rely on electricity to operate, so a power outage can cause the pump to stop working. Without a backup power source, the pump cannot remove water from the sump pit during a power outage.

Float Switch Malfunction: The float switch activates the sump pump when water levels in the sump pit rise. If the float switch becomes stuck or malfunctions, the pump may not turn on when needed, leading to flooding.

Clogged or Blocked Intake Valve: Debris, sediment, or foreign objects can clog or block the intake valve of the sump pump, preventing water from entering the pump and causing it to malfunction.

Pump Motor Failure: Over time, the sump pump motor can wear out or fail due to mechanical issues, such as overheating or worn-out bearings.

Improper Installation: Incorrect installation of the sump pump or its components, such as the discharge pipe or check valve, can lead to operational problems and eventual pump failure.

Lack of Maintenance: Neglecting routine maintenance, such as cleaning the sump pit, checking the pump's operation, and lubricating moving parts, can lead to performance issues and premature failure of the sump pump.

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When your home or commercial business in New Haven has water damage from a sump pump failure, our Northeast Macomb Township team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Spring Thaw Causes Ice Dam Damage to Macomb Township Home?

3/26/2024 (Permalink)

Icicles melt in the sun. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our local Northeast Macomb Township teams restore damage caused by ice dam formation every year in Macomb County. Due to fluctuating temperatures and snow accumulation, ice dams can form on roofs during spring.

As temperatures rise during the day, snow on the roof melts, and water flows down towards the eaves. However, when temperatures drop at night, this water refreezes at the colder eaves, where the roof overhangs the building and is exposed to cooler outdoor air. Over time, this process creates a ridge of ice along the eaves, known as an ice dam.

Even in spring, certain factors contribute to ice dam formation. Insufficient attic insulation and ventilation allow heat from the interior to escape, warming the roof and melting snow. Poorly sealed or uninsulated ducts and vents can exacerbate this heat loss. Additionally, if gutters are clogged with debris or ice, the melted snow cannot correctly drain, increasing the likelihood of ice dam formation.

Ice dams pose risks of water damage to roofs, ceilings, and walls as trapped water can seep into the building. To prevent ice dams, homeowners should ensure proper attic insulation and ventilation, clear gutters of debris, and use roof rakes to remove snow buildup, especially near the eaves.

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When your home or commercial business in Macomb Township has ice dam damage, our Northeast Macomb Township team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Creosote Buildup in Chimney Causes Fire Damage in New Haven Home?

3/19/2024 (Permalink)

Smoke rises from a chimney with signs of soot buildup at its base. We are leaders in fire damage restoration services in Macomb County.

Our local Northeast Macomb Township teams restore fire damage caused by heating equipment every winter in New Haven. Creosote buildup in a chimney is a potentially dangerous and common issue that can lead to fire damage. Creosote is a black, tar-like substance that forms when wood or other organic fuels are burned in a fireplace or wood-burning stove. It consists of unburned wood particles, tar, and other chemicals that are released during combustion.

As hot gases and smoke rise to the chimney, they cool down and condense on the inner walls of the flue. Over time, these condensed particles accumulate and harden, forming creosote deposits. There are three main types of creosote:

Stage 1: A soft and flaky substance that is relatively easy to remove.

Stage 2: A thicker and more tar-like creosote that can be harder to clean and is more prone to ignition.

Stage 3: A hard, shiny, and extremely combustible substance that poses the greatest fire risk.

The danger of creosote buildup lies in its highly flammable nature. When the temperature inside the chimney reaches a certain point, it can ignite creosote deposits, leading to a chimney fire. These fires burn extremely hot and can cause extensive damage to the chimney structure and nearby combustibles, resulting in a house fire.

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When your home or commercial business in New Haven has fire damage, our Northeast Macomb Township team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Lake Effect Snow Damage in Macomb Township?

3/12/2024 (Permalink)

Heavy snow covers cars in a neighborhood. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Oh no! Lake Effect Snow!

Our local Northeast Macomb Township teams restore storm damage every winter in Macomb Township. One common cause of property damage is lake-effect snow, a meteorological phenomenon that occurs when cold air passes over a relatively warmer body of water, like a lake, causing intense snowfall in the downwind regions. While the picturesque landscapes it creates can be enchanting, lake-effect snow poses significant risks to homes.

The primary damage caused by lake effect snow to homes includes heavy snow accumulation on roofs, leading to potential roof collapse or structural damage. The snow's weight can strain the building's structural integrity, especially if it remains uncleared for an extended period. Additionally, the moisture content of lake-effect snow is often higher than typical snow, making it denser and more likely to cause roof leaks and water damage when it melts.

Furthermore, lake-effect snow can lead to ice dams forming along roof edges, obstructing drainage and causing water to seep into the home. The freezing and thawing cycles associated with lake-effect snow can also damage a home's exterior, leading to cracks, erosion, and deterioration of building materials.

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When your home or commercial business in Macomb Township has winter storm damage, our Northeast Macomb Township team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Proactive Viral Cleaning Program for Commercial Businesses in New Haven?

3/5/2024 (Permalink)

A happy store owner prepares to place an “open sign” on the front door. We are leaders in commercial cleaning and restoration services in Macomb County.

Our local Northeast Macomb Township teams are trained and certified to clean and decontaminate commercial businesses exposed to dangerous viruses and pathogens in New Haven. Our team undergoes specialized training to deliver top-notch virus and pathogen cleaning services tailored for commercial businesses. These services go beyond the scope of ordinary janitorial work and are specifically designed to maintain a virus-free environment within your commercial establishment.

The Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned program is a testament to our commitment to bolstering customer and employee confidence. But how does this innovative program operate? It revolves around the principles of the 3 C's:

  • Consult: We recognize that each business is unique, and as such, we create a customized cleaning program that aligns precisely with the distinct needs of your facility.
  • Clean: Following our tailored strategy, our experienced team embarks on a comprehensive deep cleaning process. We employ our exclusive EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions while adhering unwaveringly to the highest standards of cleanliness and decontamination set forth by the CDC.
  • Certify: Upon completing our cleaning regimen, your business can proudly showcase the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned emblem on its front window. This emblem symbolizes your unwavering dedication to the well-being and safety of your employees, customers, and the local community. In addition to the emblem, we provide digital badges and other promotional materials to emphasize your commitment further.

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When your commercial business or home in New Haven is contaminated by viruses and pathogens and you need deep cleaning services, our Northeast Macomb Township team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA-approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO-certified cleaning experience.

Air Fryer Fire in Macomb Township Home?

2/27/2024 (Permalink)

An air fryer is on fire. We restore fire damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our local Northeast Macomb Township teams have been restoring fire damage in Macomb Township for many years. Cooking fires remain the leading cause of home fire deaths in the United States. Here are some safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association for safely operating an air fryer:

Air Fryers

  • Give your air fryer enough space. The air vents release heat and need airflow.
  • Do not leave the home when using the air fryer.
  • Make sure you clean grease and food debris after every use. Unplug and allow to cool completely before cleaning.

Key Safety Tips

  • Always use cooking equipment, like air fryers, slow cookers, electric skillets, hot plates, griddles, etc., that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on where and how to use appliances.
  • Remember to unplug all appliances when not in use.
  • Check cords regularly for damage. Do not use any appliance with a damaged cord.

What makes us a top choice for fire damage restoration services?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Macomb Township has fire damage, can trust our Northeast Macomb Township team to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Macomb Township Business Sustains Storm Damage Overnight?

2/20/2024 (Permalink)

A person salts a walkway to prevent ice from forming in front of their business. We restore commercial storm damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our local Northeast Macomb Township teams have been restoring storm damage for the Macomb Township business community for many years. After a winter storm has passed it is a good idea to inspect your property and make sure it is safe from damage.

The Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety offers this information on what a business can do after a winter storm event:

Activate your business continuity plan

  • Ensure everyone is safe
  • Make sure guests, clients, and employees are safe 
  • Be prepared to evacuate if structural damage from snow and ice makes a building unsafe
  • Stay away from downed powerlines

Snow removal 

  • Keep the parking lot and sidewalks surrounding the building free of snow and ice. Shovel after each snowfall. Keep ice melt/salt on the ground to prevent slips and falls.  
  • Place non-slip mats in front of entryways to prevent slipping as employees and customers enter/exit your business property.
  • Monitor your roof’s snow load to ensure it does not exceed its maximum capacity.
  • Conduct an assessment of the snow and ice equivalent.
  • If you have excessive snow or ice dams, have your snow removal team safely remove the snow and ice dams.
  • Watch for signs of snow load damage, such as creaking sounds, a sagging roof, cracks in the ceiling or walls, water stains, and doors or windows that no longer open and close correctly.
  • In case of a power outage, use your generator.

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When your commercial business or home in Macomb Township has storm damage, can rely on our Northeast Macomb Township team to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Intrusion From Ice Dams Damages New Haven Home?

2/13/2024 (Permalink)

Water stains and mold are visible signs of water damage. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our local Northeast Macomb Township teams have been restoring ice dam damage in the New Haven area for many years. Here are some of the signs of ice dam damage to look for inside your home:

Water stains on ceilings and walls: Discolored patches or streaks on ceilings or walls are common signs of water leaks caused by ice dams. These stains may vary in size and shape and are often accompanied by peeling paint or bubbling drywall.

Dripping water or icicles inside: If you notice water dripping from the ceiling or the formation of icicles inside your home, it's a clear indicator that there's a problem with ice dams and water infiltration.

Sagging or damaged insulation: The insulation in your attic or walls may become wet and compressed due to water seepage, losing its effectiveness and potentially causing higher energy bills.

Peeling or damaged wallpaper: Wallpaper may start to peel or detach from walls due to water damage and moisture absorption.

Musty odors: A persistent musty or moldy smell in your home may indicate hidden water damage from ice dams, even if there are no visible signs.

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When your home or commercial business in New Haven has water damage from ice dams, you can trust our Northeast Macomb Township team to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Macomb Township Home Damaged by Heavy Snow Load?

2/6/2024 (Permalink)

Mailboxes in front of homes are almost submerged in heavy snow. We restore storm damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

If you live in Macomb Township, you are no stranger to severe winter storms and heavy snow. Our local Northeast Macomb Township teams respond to storm damage emergencies often during the winter months, and excessive snow accumulation on a roof can lead to structural damage or even roof collapse.

Here is some information about roof snow loads from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety:

When it comes to the weight of snow, the type of snow is as important as the depth of the snow. For instance, fresh powder snow is typically lighter than wet-packed snow, and ice is heavier than snow.

Snow Load Danger signs

  • Fresh snow– more than four feet
  • Packed snow– more than two feet
  • Ice– one inch or more

Several factors contribute to the acting load on your roof, including snow drifts from adjacent buildings or mechanical equipment, heavy rain on snow, and melting snow that refreezes. 

If you don’t know your roof’s snow load, hire a structural engineer to verify the snow load threshold of the roofing system. This information will be important when determining if there is too much snow on the roof after an event. 

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business has storm damage, you can trust our Northeast Macomb Township team to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-930-5659. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.