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12/4/2018 (Permalink)

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Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Ionia and Montcalm County Home

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Counties is an IICRC firm. 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.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

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.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm County

SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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We're here when you need

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Community We're here when you need Ionia and Montcalm County Residents: We provide immediate service day or night! 

For Immediate Service in Ionia and Montcalm Counties Call SERVPRO (616) 547-5470

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SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Ionia and Montcalm County. 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 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – Wendy (616) 527-5470

Residential Services

Whether your Ionia or Saranac home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Montcalm County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial service.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Faster Reaction Means Less Damage From Water Damage

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster Reaction Means Less Damage From Water Damage SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in; Ionia, Saranac, Belding, Lowell, Lake Odessa

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Counties (616) 527-5470

Water Damage Timeline

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.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • 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 1 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 1 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.

About SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Countues

SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

The Ice Dam Cometh

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

General The Ice Dam Cometh A Great Illustration of How Ice Dams Form

In Michigan, we do love our winters.  Skiing in Montcalm County, snowmobiling In Ionia or just general outdoor trail hiking and biking in Belding or Greenville, it's all a winter wonderland. However, with the beautiful scenery comes a hazard that affects many homes as temperatures fluctuate, Ice Dams!! 

At SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Counties we help homeowners deal with the aftermath ice dams and resulting water damage, but we'd rather it was prevented in the first place.

Here are some pointers on ice dams and on how to help avoid them:

1. Shovel or rake the snow from your roof. Note that the whole roof surface should be cleared. Removing snow from the bottom couple of feet near the eaves will not keep ice dams from forming and, in some cases, may make ice dams that then form much more severe.

2. Make sure you have adequate attic insulation. Proper insulation is one of the best allies in ice dam prevention.

3. Make sure that your roof system has good ventilation. Proper ventilation will allow for the movement of air through the attic and rafter spaces. This reduces the amount of warm air that builds up and reduces the melting snow that causes ice dams.

4. Bath fans, plumbing vents, and recessed ceiling lights are some of the biggest culprits that let warm air into the attic. For optimal ice dam prevention, seal and insulate them well.

5. Add heat tape to the lower few feet of roof in areas where ice dams form from year to year. It’s best to address insulation and ventilation first because no amount of heat tape will compensate for the lack of those.

6. Minimize the use of recessed lights in the ceiling below unheated space, such as an attic or a truss cavity. Likewise, avoid turning on recessed lights in exterior soffits. Recessed lights generate a lot of heat, and are seldom insulated or sealed properly. The net result is heat escaping into spaces where it shouldn’t be during the winter.

7. Keep rooms with vaulted ceilings slightly cooler than the rest of the home, especially if these spaces are seldom used.

8. Heat tape, otherwise known as heat cable or roof de-icing cable, is an affordable solution to dealing with ice dams. 

Utilize these tips to help prevent ice dams, but in Ionia and Montcalm County if you do get Ice Dams and the resulting damage caused by them, call SERVPRO at (616) 527-5470

Does Your Ionia Montcalm Basement Have A Mold Issue

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Ionia Montcalm Basement Have A Mold Issue A basement beam in Ionia Montcalm County, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

There are many different types of Mold as this picture shows.

Mold Can Grow Anywhere

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today SERVPRO of IONIA and MONTCALM COUNTY– (616) 527-5470

Holiday Season and Cooking Fires

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

As the Holidays fast approach and the Festivities begin, please be Fire-safe in the kitchen.

Here are some tips for being safe in the Kitchen:

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Ranges or cooktops cause 62% of home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips.

  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove top.
  • Always unplug counter top alliances when not in use. 
  • Make sure you have, and test, GFCI receptacles in your kitchen to prevent shock and electrocution.
  • Double check that everything is off when you finish cooking.
  • Prevent fires by keeping your oven and stove top clean of grease and dust.
  • Never leave the kitchen while cooking.
  • Never cook while sleepy, drinking alcohol, or taking medication that makes you drowsy.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking.
  • Never use a cooking stove to heat your home.

These are some helpful hints, but always be aware.  If the unthinkable does happen, Please call SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Counties at (616) 527-5470

As Winter approaches

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

General As Winter approaches A helpful Look

At SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm counties we are here to help.  We are here to help with all your catastrophe needs, Fire, Water and Mold are our specialties.  We also try to help you avoid the trials and tribulations of the damages. 

One way to keep your house dry this winter is to take preventive actions.  The easiest way is to make sure that your spigots/water lines are not going to burst as the frost sets in.

Don't forget to check your gutters and shingles also, look for dropping gutters/missing shingles, these can lead to water and ice buildup and intrusion into your home.  Replace missing shingles, and shore up or replace damaged gutters.

If you have the need, please call SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm counties (616) 527-5470

Restoring Your Ionia and Montcalm County Commercial Property After A Water Damage

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Ionia and Montcalm County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm County

SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. We handle all aspects of the job for one point of contact response.

If your Business needs emergency services

SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm County

(616) 527-5470

IICRC Certified Carpet Cleaning Firm

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning IICRC Certified Carpet Cleaning Firm We are an IICRC Certified Firm, all of Our Technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Counties is an IICRC firm. 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.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

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.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Counties

SERVPRO of Ionia and Montcalm Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire and Soot Cleanup

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire and Soot Cleanup SERVPRO of Ionia & Moncalm Counties first removes affected contents for Cleaning and Restoration. Then We will take care of Structure.

SERVPRO of Ionia & Montcalm Counties has IICRC Certified and Trained Restoration Technicians on staff to assist with All your Fire, Smoke and Soot Clean-up needs.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Ionia & Montcalm Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (616) 527-7480