Understanding The Process
If you have ever experienced a loss to your home or business, you know how worrisome it can be. Often then not, one of the first things you want to know is how the situation is going to get resolved. One of our main priorities is that our customers know and understand exactly what we are going to do to restore their home or business. Our technicians are trained to keep customers updated and answer any questions they may have. Since restoration can be a complex process, we want to ensure that our customers know exactly what we are doing and why we are doing it. If you experience a loss to your home or business, we are here to help! Your property will be in good hands.
There is nothing more frustrating than experiencing a loss to your home or business and having no idea what to do. It is best to have a clear cut plan to help you make it through this difficult time. If you are a business owner, not being prepared for a loss could mean much more down time than if you were prepared. Ensure that those onsite know who your contractors are and who they need to call should something happen. If you are a homeowner, take extra steps to prevent a loss such as having a battery backup for your sump pump should you experience a power outage. We recommend to all of our customers to have a precise plan for what they will do should disaster strike.
Often times with summer storms come high winds. We have dealt with a variety of cases in which high winds cause structural damage to customer's homes and businesses resulting in the need for restoration. If your home or business experiences damage during a storm such as roof damage from fallen trees and branches, it is important to get it repaired as quickly as possible. The sooner structural damage is taken care of, the less likely it is that you will need restoration services. A damaged roof can easily allow access of water. This moisture can remain undetected until it turns into a serious problem. Luckily, we have equipment that can detect hidden moisture and address it as quickly as possible to prevent mold growth. If you feel that your home or business may have experienced water damage, call today!
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There When You Need Us
When disaster strikes, it usually isn't at a time that is convenient. Nobody likes to wake up in the middle of the night to their home filled with water. Nobody likes to get that phone call from their opening manager that their business is flooded. If you have ever experienced this, we are here to help. We have somebody on call 24/7 so that you are always able to speak with a real person and receive immediate response if necessary. Our crews have extensive experience with immediate dispatch to prevent further damage to your home or business. If you encounter a loss that is an emergency and needs to be addressed now, we are just a call away. We truly are faster to any size disaster.
Home Fire Safety
Having you checked your smoke alarms recently? If you are somebody who has never experienced a house fire, it is easy to forget that smoke alarms should be checked on a regular basis. It is suggested that smoke alarms be tested every month and replaced every 10 years. Make sure that there is a smoke alarm in every bedroom and outside sleeping areas. If a fire occurs, it is very important that everybody in the house knows what the alarms sound like and what they should do. Be sure to inform children that it is very important that the first thing they do is get outside and stay outside. The lack of a plan can easily result in panic and confusion which can lead to a dangerous situation. Ensure the safety of your family by investing the time and money in protecting them should a house fire occur.
Many of us do not realize how dangerous thunderstorms can be. Even though storm related injuries are not super common, storm safety is still something that should be practiced by all. The CDC offers up some great tips on how to be safe during thunderstorms. Even though being outdoors is the most dangerous situation, about one-third of lightning-strike injuries occur indoors. A few indoor precautions that they highlight are:
- Avoid water as lightning can travel through plumbing.
- Avoid electronic equipment of all types. Lightning can travel through electrical systems and radio and television reception systems.
- Avoid corded phones. However, cordless or cellular phones are safe to use during a storm.
- Avoid concrete floors and walls.
Although lightning strikes resulting in injury are rare, they do happen so always practice storm safety!
House fires are not as uncommon as many may think. Anything from an electrical shortage, tipped over candle, space heaters, and more can result in a devastating experience. Although many fires can be caught early with minimal structural damage, they can still result in heavy smoke and soot damage. The odor left behind from even a minor fire can be overwhelming. Luckily, we are here to help. Our technicians have the experience and equipment to restore your home to pre-fire condition. The longer smoke/soot/odor damage remains in your home after a fire, the more difficult it will be to restore it. If you experience a fire and are in need of restoration/deodorization, do not hesitate to call. We can make it "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Holland/W. Ottawa County: 616-396-8180
Summer Storms Are Here
The summer season is upon us and with it comes the summer storms. Each year we seem to experience a variety of summer storms that range in severity and the damage that they can cause. It is not uncommon for these storms to bring home damage resulting from flooding, power outages, strong winds, fallen trees and branches, and more. Many times when these storms come, they come quickly and violently with not much time to prepare. Take the time now to ensure that your home is equipped for the storms we may experience this summer.
If your home happens to experience damage resulting from these storms, we are here to help. Our 24-hour service means that we are available to assist you day or night.
Summer Storm Ready?
It is that time of year where violent thunderstorms can appear very quickly. Although the increases in technology have given us more of a heads up when these storms are going to take place, they can still be difficult to predict. It is always important to make sure that you have a plan in place when these storms occur. Create a checklist and an emergency plan with your family so that all the essentials that you may need are easily obtainable. These items could include flashlights, food, water, and more. Also educate your children on thunderstorm safety such as remaining indoors, staying away from metal objects, avoiding water and electronic equipment, and more. Many of these safety precautions slip our mind but could potentially save your life. Be prepared for the summer storms ahead.
Keep A Radio Nearby
Many individuals living in today's society, with the technology we have, believe that going "Back To Basics" isn't necessary. Who needs a radio when we all have smartphones! Although it may seem silly, it doesn't hurt to have a working portable radio in your home in case of an emergency. Thunderstorms often bring power outages that are very inconvenient. If your smartphone is dead or close to being dead and you don't have a portable charger, it is no longer useful. This is where that little portable radio could really come in handy. Nobody likes to feel helpless. A radio can allow you to listen to local weather stations to know what is going on and when the storm will pass. Never be unprepared when it comes to planning for summer storms!