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Cleaning your duct work system necessary?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

half clean trunk line This shows the build up inside your duct work

Commercial businesses such as office buildings or restaurants contend with dust and debris in the air on a daily basis. The traffic generated by employees, general staff, delivery services, and even by your HVAC system can create an unpleasant air environment that can impact overall comfort and productivity. Have you ever considered professional duct cleaning services?

SERVPRO of Alpena has been providing comprehensive duct cleaning services for years. When there’s a demand for cleaner, more breathable air in your commercial business, no one can provide it like our experts. We carry all of the tools, experience, and technology needed to give your office space or restaurant the best duct cleaning service. If you feel you commercial space or home needs duct cleaning call SERVPRO of Alpena today to get a quote!

How to avoid sewage back-ups!

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

water covering entire floor sewage back up causing flood inside home

Have you ever encountered standing water in your home after a heavy rainstorm? If water has come up through plumbing fixtures or if you have standing water over a drain in the floor or bathroom, you may be experiencing a sewer backup. 

How to Prevent a Sewer Backup

You may be able to help protect your home from a sewer backup by taking the following preventive steps:

  • Install a backup water valve: A plumber can install a water valve in sewer or drain lines. This valve lets sewage water flow out of the pipes, but not back in.
  • Properly dispose of household waste: Items like paper towels do not decompose quickly and can contribute to plugging sewer lines if they are flushed down a toilet. And in the kitchen, be sure to properly dispose of cooking grease — if you pour it down the sink, it can harden in the pipes.
  • Inspect and trim tree roots: If you have noticeable tree roots throughout your yard, you may need to have a professional trim them back to help reduce the risk of them growing into a sewer line.

While these safety tips can help minimize the risk of a sewer backup happening at your home, it’s important to remember that sewer backups aren’t typically covered by homeowners insurance policy. So,  consider adding water backup coverage to your homeowners insurance policy which may help pay for repairs after a sewer backup.

Preparing for Colder Weather

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

putting foam on pipe insulating your pipes for colder weather

As the days grow shorter and the temperature begins to drop, it’s time to start getting your home prepared for the winter months ahead. Here's a checklist to make sure you’ve got everything all ready for winter!

  • Get your furnace checked

A regular checkup for your furnace will extend its life, prevent carbon monoxide leaks and ensure everything is in working order.

  • Keep pipes warm

Frozen pipes can burst, which can result in a major disaster. It may require complicated fixes and result in serious flood damage if you’re not careful. To prevent this from happening, don’t completely turn off your heat when you leave the house. Keeping the temperature around 55°F will be enough to ensure pipes stay sufficiently warm.

If you’re going to be gone for an extended period  turn off the water and drain the water pipes.

  • Clean Chimney

When you burn wood in your fireplace, there’s a chance you’re creating a buildup of what’s called creosote. This can ignite when you burn wood in the fireplace and cause a dangerous chimney fire. Scheduling an inspection annually will help reduce this risk.

  • Check your insulation

Check the seals around your windows and doors. If you find the seals to be lacking, use weather stripping or caulk to seal around the frame. You should also check to see if air is escaping through your outlets. You can purchase foam gasket covers that you insert behind outlet or switch covers.

Upholstery Cleaning

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

half cleaned chair upholstery cleaning can bring your furniture back to life.

Some of you may know that SERVPRO of Alpena cleans carpets, but did you realize we clean upholstery as well?

How and when should upholstery be cleaned?

Because furniture is highly susceptible to dust accumulation and stains, it should be cleaned on a semi-regular basis. This will help to prevent fibers from breaking down and developing holes that may require specialized patching at an even higher price. Depending on the type of furniture you have, it can be fairly inexpensive to keep it in top condition.

We are equipped with a truck mounted and portable carpet extractor so weather the job is big or small we will get the job done and have your carpets looking good as new.

We use only SERVPRO products that specialize in carpets and upholstery. Call SERVPRO of Alpena today to get a free quote 989-354-4940

Why SERVPRO

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO dolls running SERVPRO to the rescue

SERVPRO of Alpena understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business.

Our staff will always greet you with smiling faces and try to meet your every need! We want you to feel at ease and trust that as professional technicians we will handle your loss with care and restore it to the condition it once was, or better!

SERVPRO of Alpena specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Alpena can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today! 989-354-4940

SERVPRO can help keep your office space clean

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

clean office clean office space

Are you looking to get your offices cleaned and can't find the time to clean it or just don't feel like doing all that hard work.  SERVPRO of Alpena can make your business sparkle We have trained cleaning technician staff that won't let you down!

SERVPRO of Alpena offers residential and commercial cleaning services. We cover from top to bottom of a home. From washing ceiling, wall, and windows, and floors, we also clean contents too! We use our special green products that are safe on any surface. 

If you are looking to get you place clean and want it looking like new call SERVPRO of Alpena today to get a free quote! 989-354-4940 Our trained cleaning technicians will gladly come in get the job done.

Local gas station catches fire

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

soot covered cigarettes Soot from fire damages goods in local gas station

Local gas station has small electrical fire causing smoke and soot damage to inside of store. Any local business knows that they must be open for business no matter what the situation is. SERVPRO of Alpena takes on any emergency loss 24/7. We are capable of removing damaged material and replacing with new. We have cleaning technicians that come in and inventory all damaged items. We pack out the damaged area and clean all items and the structure. Leaving your business "Like it never even happened."

If your business endures a loss, whether it's from water, fire, storm, or even mold, SERVPRO of Alpena has got you covered!

SERVPRO of Alpena covers all surrounding areas. Too many to list. Call 989-354-4940 to talk to one of our restoration specialists today!

Raging wind storms are no stranger to Northern MI

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Fallen tree in yard. Tree fell from high winds.

Northern MI has grown accustomed to Mother Nature’s erratic weather. One day it can be sunny and 70 and hours later it can black skies and gusts of wind strong enough to blow a tree over. That tree that just so happens to blow over onto your home!

Roof damage is something you want to get fixed right away or damage from within could spread, causing a bigger problem! Patching the hole and removing the tree are the most crucial things that need to happen first. SERVPRO of Alpena is just a phone call away! 989-354-4940 We can help fix and dry the damaged area before other materials get damaged or worse- mold begins to start!

So, when the wind is blown and you hear a loud noise, don't be alarmed. SERVPRO of Alpena can assist you 24/7.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

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.

Specialized Training

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
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

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 today – [SERVPRO of Alpena, 989-354-4940]

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Restoring Your Alpena Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial building with a bunch of desks Commercial Water Damage Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Alpena 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 Alpena

SERVPRO of Alpena 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. Call 989-354-4940