We Are An IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo is an IICRC firm.
What is IICRC?
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Contact SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo for any restoration service you need help with. 269-342-2911
Keeping Your Valuables Safe From Fire
First Step: Fireproof Safety Box
We know how important it is to keep your belongings safe. The first step in keeping your valuables and important documents safe is purchasing a fireproof safety box. This box will make sure your items stay secure in case of a fire.
Items you might store in your safety box include:
- Birth certificate
- Social Security cards
- Property titles
- Spare keys
- Digital hard drives containing family photos
What SERVPRO® Can Do
If your home does suffer from a fire, SERVPRO can help make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.
Your Home is Your Biggest Investment
Your home is more than likely the biggest investment that you will ever make and one that holds a lifetime of memories.
What happens if you wake up to see 2 inches of water in your kitchen? What would you do? Do you know who you would call?
We are SERVPRO® of West Kalamazoo and we have been serving homeowners and businesses like you since 1967.
As a leader in the field of water damage repair and restoration, our crews are trained to help you when disaster strikes, they will help walk you through the drying process and answer any questions you may have.
If disaster strikes your home, be sure to remember to give us a call, SERVPRO® of West Kalamazoo at 269-963-3033
Board Ups: What They Are, Why They Happen
Board-ups - In some cases it may be important to secure openings to your home or structure using sturdy, durable materials designed to protect it from both weather intrusion and intrusion by outsiders. SERVPRO® of West Kalamazoo Professionals can and will perform the board-up themselves.
Damage caused by a fire is devastating for your family and your home. It’s a stressful and confusing time, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. Our professionals will always treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with great care.
SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in West Kalamazoo. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
We are the Fire Damage Restoration Professionals
The fire trucks may be gone but without proper immediate response, the real damage and the costs are just beginning. To return your residential or commercial property to its preloss condition requires professional restoration. This is not the job for a do-it-yourself property owner.
For results you can have confidence in, the IICRC recommends hiring a certified restoration firm. Restoration to a property can be complex. Proper smoke and odor removal are tasks that require technicians certified in these specific areas.
When selecting a certified restoration firm several factors must be considered:
- Formal and up-to-date specialized training
- Health and safety certifications
- Experience in a wide range of restoration projects
- Proof of proper insurance and licenses
SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo has all of the above. Call us today!
Do You Know How To Fix A Leaky Sink?
Discovering water somewhere you don’t want in your house can be a huge shock. Whether it’s flooding in the bathroom, kitchen, or somewhere else, water in a home environment can lead to damage. The thought may cause some homeowners to panic. However, remain calm and follow these simple steps in order to reduce potential damage and prepare for water damage repair.
1. Shut Off the Water to Your House
You want to ensure that no further damage from flooding occurs, so you need to stop the water completely before doing anything else. Shutting off the main water to the house is the only way to guarantee that no more water comes from the sink leak, so be sure you know where in your house to go in order to do so.
2. Use a mop and rags to clean up if possible
While it may be tempting to do this first, if you don’t shut off the water, you’ll just have more water to clean before you even finish. Use a mop and rags to soak up the excess water, and also be sure to remove any electronics and bright colored objects that could stain, such as magazines.
3. Look at Your Insurance
If you have homeowner’s insurance, you may be covered for any work that needs to be done, such as kitchen repair, in order to fix water damage. This can be highly beneficial financially and should be checked before making any calls out to repairmen.
4. Find a Restoration Service for Help
Water damage can lead to parts of the house not easily managed, so working with a restoration service is your best bet to ensuring that everything is taken care of properly. Not only can they repair any leaks to stop them, but they also can manage the replacements needed for any damaged wood, carpet, etc.
Being a homeowner can lead to stress if you find flooding from one of your sinks, but rest assured, if you handle things carefully, you’ll be able to get through the situation just fine.
So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are ready to get you back to "Like it never even happened."
Contact SERVPRO Right Away If Your Water Heater Needs Repair
Water Heater Repairs & Water Damage Cleanup
Wet spots on the floor or a rusted tank may signal a problem. Your hot-water heater could have a leak or a busted valve. If you are having a problem with your hot-water heater, contact a qualified plumbing contractor right away.
Once you have called a plumbing contractor then contact SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo to provide an inspection utilizing advanced technical equipment. Upon inspection if damages are determined SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo will address the water damage and provide a full repair service estimate. SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo has a 24 hour emergency service team that is highly trained and ready to help you at your home or business. Contact SERVPRO today!
We are faster to any disaster and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
Water Damage In Your Kitchen Can Really Slow You Down
SERVPRO was called out to assess water damage at a home. It was discovered that a refrigerator had a leak from a water supply line to the ice maker. This led to a slow leak that went for days without being found. Upon arrival of the SERVPRO professional, it was determined that the beautiful hardwood floor was beyond repair.
In the photo you can see that the floor has buckling. SERVPRO worked with the home owner and adjuster to develop an action plan to mitigate the damage. In this case, it required the affected hardwood flooring to be tore out and replaced with new. It also required that all continuous hardwood flooring be sanded and refinished.
The water damage started in the kitchen but because it was not discovered right away it affected room underneath the kitchen. There was drywall and cabinets that were affected. SERVPRO brought in fans and dehumidifiers to dry the structure. If you have water damage, call SERVPRO as we have trained professionals to handle this type of loss.
We are faster to any disaster and ready to help get things back to "Like it never even happened."
For Proactive Cleaning - Call SERVPRO!
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts at SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo at 269-342-2911.
SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo Does What It Takes To Get Your Home Back To Preloss Condition After A Fire
A fire can be devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo has specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet.
Board-ups - In some cases firefighters may break windows and cut holes in the roof in order to vent the fire. It is extremely important to secure openings to your home or structure using sturdy, durable materials designed to protect it from both weather intrusion and intrusion by outsiders.
Types of Fire/Smoke/Soot
Wet Smoke – Plastics and Synthetics; Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood; Fast burning, high temperatures, dry, powdery, non-smeary residues.
Protein – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace Puff Backs. Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue.
What to do after a fire:
- Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
- If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
- Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
- Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
What NOT to do after a fire:
- Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo.
- Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
- Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
- Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may damage garment further.
SERVPRO of West Kalamazoo has what it takes to restore your home back to pre loss condition.