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Localized Flooding Causes Water Damage in New Baltimore Home?

2/13/2024 (Permalink)

Snow from a storm is melting and refreezing on a roof. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore teams have been restoring storm damage in New Baltimore for many years. Flooding during a thaw following a winter storm can cause significant property damage due to a combination of factors. As temperatures rise and snow and ice begin to melt, several mechanisms come into play that can lead to this damage.

The sudden influx of melting snow and ice can overwhelm drainage systems and waterways, causing localized or widespread flooding. Accumulated snow and ice contain large volumes of water, and when they melt rapidly, the ground may still be frozen or saturated from previous precipitation, making it unable to absorb the excess water. This can result in surface flooding that inundates properties, basements, and low-lying areas, causing water damage to homes, possessions, and infrastructure.

Additionally, thawing can reveal hidden ice dams on roofs, leading to water leaks and damage to ceilings, walls, and insulation. As snow and ice melt on the roof, the water can flow down and refreeze at the eaves, forming ice dams that block proper drainage and force water under roofing materials, potentially causing interior water damage.

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When your home or commercial business sustains storm damage, our local Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Creosote Buildup in Chimney Causes Fire in Mount Clemens Home?

1/23/2024 (Permalink)

A chimney shows signs of cracks and disrepair. We are leaders in fire damage restoration services in Macomb County.

Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team restores fire damage every year in Mount Clemens. Chimney fires are primarily caused by the buildup of creosote, a highly flammable substance that forms when wood or other fuels are burned in a fireplace or wood-burning appliance. Creosote can accumulate on the interior walls of the chimney, especially if the chimney does not vent properly or if the wood burns inefficiently.

Heat Escape

Cracks in the chimney brickwork can allow heat, sparks, embers, or burning creosote to escape into the surrounding structural materials of the home, such as wood framing, insulation, or nearby combustibles. If creosote buildup is present in the chimney and escapes through these cracks, it can ignite in the presence of heat.

Structural Issues

Cracks in the chimney can also be a sign of structural problems or deterioration. These issues can create conditions where a chimney fire is more likely to occur. For example, if a chimney is damaged and not properly lined, it can allow heat and sparks to come into contact with flammable materials.

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When you have fire damage in your Mount Clemens home or commercial business, our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team are Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

SERVPRO® franchise is independently owned and operated.

Are Icicles on Roof a Sign of Ice Dam Damage in Mount Clemens?

1/9/2024 (Permalink)

Icicles cling to the side of a house. We restore storm and ice dam damage 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore teams restore property damage caused by ice dams every winter. Icicles and icy patches on exterior siding can be a clear indication of ice dam damage, and they can lead to water damage within your home. Here's how this occurs:

Ice dams form on your roof when snow on the upper, warmer part of the roof melts due to heat escaping from your home's interior. This melted snow flows downward until it reaches the eaves, which are typically colder because they extend beyond the heated living space.

As the melted water reaches the eaves, it encounters colder outdoor temperatures and freezes, creating an ice dam along the roof's edge. This ice barrier obstructs the natural drainage of water from your roof.

Trapped water can accumulate behind the ice dam, creating a pool on your roof. When the temperature rises or sunlight hits the roof, this pooled water can melt. Instead of draining off as it should, it may find its way under the roofing materials, running down along the exterior walls.

As this water flows down the exterior walls, it can freeze again when it encounters colder sections of your siding. This freezing can result in the formation of icy patches or icicles on the exterior of your home.

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When you have ice dam damage in your Mount Clemens home or commercial business, we are Here to Help. ® Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore teams are ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

SERVPRO® franchise is independently owned and operated.

Holiday Candles Catch Fire in Mount Clemens?

12/27/2023 (Permalink)

Festive holiday candles light up a table in a home. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

Do you know that candles are among the leading causes of fires in the United States? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more home fires occur during the winter months than at any other time of the year. Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team want everyone to be safe around candles and offer these candle safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
  • Keep candles at least 1 foot away from anything that can burn.
  • Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
  • Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
  • Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
  • Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.
  • Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage. Never use candles.
  • Think about using flameless candles in your home. They look and smell like real candles.

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency in your Mount Clemens home or commercial business, our local Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

SERVPRO® franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why Are We a Top Choice for Commercial Property Damage Restoration Services in New Baltimore?

12/12/2023 (Permalink)

A floor in a commercial property is flooded. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24 hours daily in Macomb County.

Our local Mount Clemens and New Baltimore teams are trusted leaders in commercial property damage restoration services. New Baltimore businesses rely on us to respond quickly to restore property damage “Like it never even happened.” We are qualified to perform every phase of restoration, from the initial cleanup to the final phases of rebuilding required to restore a property to preloss condition. We have extensive experience working in all kinds of buildings and businesses.

  • 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 and Industrial
  • Government/Military

We provide a full range of commercial property damage restoration services, including:

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

Although we are better known for fire and water restoration services, we also specialize in commercial cleaning services. These deep-cleaning services exceed the scope of routine janitorial services and are designed to keep your business looking and smelling its best:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call Us Today!

When your commercial property or home in New Baltimore needs property damage restoration services, you count on our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team to restore your property to pre-damage condition. Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

SERVPRO® franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do If the Pipes Freeze in My New Baltimore Home?

11/27/2023 (Permalink)

A person is insulating pipes to prevent them from freezing. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in Macomb County.

Our local Mount Clemens and New Baltimore teams have many years of experience mitigating and restoring frozen pipe damage. Here are some things you can do if your pipes freeze:

Turn off the Water Supply: Locate your main water shut-off valve and turn it off immediately. This will prevent additional water from flowing into the frozen pipes and reduce the risk of a burst pipe once it thaws.

Open Faucets: Open all the faucets connected to the frozen pipes. This will relieve pressure in the system and allow water to escape when the pipes thaw. Start with the faucets closest to the frozen area and work your way outward.

Apply Heat: The goal is to gently thaw the frozen pipes. There are several methods you can use:

Hairdryer or Heat Gun: Aim the warm air at the frozen section of the pipe, moving it back and forth. Start from the faucet end and work your way toward the frozen area. Keep the dryer or gun at a safe distance to prevent overheating or damage.

Heating Pad or Towels: Wrap the frozen pipe with a heating pad or towels soaked in hot water. This can help gradually thaw the pipe.

Space Heater: If the frozen pipes are in an enclosed space, you can use a space heater to raise the temperature in the room. Be cautious with space heaters and follow safety guidelines.

Hot Water Soak: You can gently pour hot (not boiling) water over the frozen section of the pipe. Start at the faucet end and continue until the water flows freely.

Never use an open flame, propane torch, or other high-heat sources to thaw pipes, as this can create a fire hazard.

Check for Leaks: While thawing the pipes, be prepared for leaks. Have a bucket, towels, or containers ready to catch any water that may start to flow or leak from the pipes.

Turn the Water Back On: Once you are confident that the pipes are thawed and there are no leaks, gradually turn the water supply back on. Start with the main shut-off valve and then open the faucets one at a time, starting from the lowest faucet and moving upward.

Call Us Today!

If you discover frozen pipe water damage in your New Baltimore home or commercial business, we can help. Our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore teams are on call and ready to respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore: Your Local Experts in Furnace Puff Back Damage Restoration.

11/14/2023 (Permalink)

A wall covered in soot is shown, with clean spaces on the wall where photos were hanging When furnace puff back damage strikes, trust SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, your local experts, to swiftly and professionally restore your p

When furnace puff back damage occurs, the aftermath can be frustrating and disheartening. At SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, we are your trusted local, community-based team of experienced professionals, dedicated to restoring your property and making the damage "Like it never even happened."

With years of expertise, our team is well-equipped to handle furnace puff back property damage swiftly and professionally. From soot-covered interiors to damaged heating systems, we've successfully restored numerous properties. We understand the urgency of getting your life back to normal.

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to our local community. We recognize the unique challenges faced by Mount Clemens and New Baltimore residents during furnace puff back incidents, and we're just a phone call away, ready to respond with professionalism and expertise.

Don't let furnace puff back damage disrupt your life. Rely on SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, your trusted local restoration partner, to help you recover and restore your property and make any damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.

New Baltimore Home Sustains Soot Damage in Recent Fire?

10/24/2023 (Permalink)

A room with fire and soot damage is shown. We are leaders in fire damage restoration services in Macomb County.

Our local Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team is trained and certified to restore soot damage effectively. Soot is a black, powdery, or flaky substance that is a result of incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials. It's commonly produced during fires, whether they're large-scale structural fires or smaller incidents like burning candles or cooking mishaps.

Soot can be difficult to remove because the particles are often very fine and can easily become airborne. These tiny particles can settle on various surfaces, making them difficult to remove completely.

Soot particles also have a tendency to adhere strongly to surfaces due to their chemical composition and the heat generated during combustion. This adhesion makes the soot particles harder to dislodge through regular cleaning methods.

Cleaning soot without proper protective gear and ventilation can pose health risks. Due to these challenges, cleaning soot effectively often requires specialized cleaning techniques and products. Our professionals specialize in fire damage restoration and are trained to assess the extent of soot contamination and use appropriate methods to clean and restore affected areas safely.

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When a fire breaks out and you have fire and soot damage in your New Baltimore home or commercial business, our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Cooking Fires Are One of the Leading Causes of Home Fires in Mount Clemens?

10/10/2023 (Permalink)

A woman is shocked to discover her oven on fire. We are leaders in fire damage restoration services in Macomb County.

October is Residential Fire Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is cooking safety. Our local Mount Clemens and New Baltimore teams respond to fire damage emergencies every year in Mount Clemens and offer these facts about kitchen fires in the United States from the National Fire Protection Association:

·      Cooking was the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in 2015-2019 and the second leading cause of home fire deaths.

·      Cooking caused 49 percent of reported home fires, 20 percent of reported home fire deaths, and 42 percent of home fire injuries.

·      In 2019, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 7: Restoration

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When your home or commercial property in Mount Clemens needs fire damage restoration services, you can trust our Mount Clemens and New Baltimore team to mitigate and restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Harrison Charter Township Residents Trust Us to Restore Storm Damage?

9/26/2023 (Permalink)

Colorful umbrellas are up during a powerful rainstorm. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Macomb County.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been restoring storm damage in the Harrison Charter Township area for many years. We know that our fast emergency response time, combined with our use of powerful, industrial-grade equipment saves our customers time and money in many cases.

What makes us a top choice for storm cleanup and restoration services?

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

What Can I Expect When I Call for a Storm Damage Emergency?

Our technicians are on call to respond to storm damage emergencies day or night, 365 days a year. When you call for help, we will ask you some questions to make sure we are bringing the right equipment and resources to mitigate your emergency.

Here are the questions we will ask:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Harrison Charter Township suffers from storm damage and you need storm damage restoration services, the SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore team will restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.