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Faster To Your Business's Disaster!

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Faster To Your Business's Disaster! Faster to your business's disaster!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett 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 business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett 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 – 517-999-0789

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 documents 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 East Lansing/Haslett

SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett 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.

Serious Water Damage in Lansing Business

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Serious Water Damage in Lansing Business The iron particulates in the water oxidized and left these massive rust stains all over.

Powerful Water Main Break

A water main break in this Lansing hall caused extensive damage throughout. The water main burst on a Friday and, as the building is typically only used for meetings and receptions, wasn't checked on until someone noticed a spike in the utility bill a couple days later. The water quickly flooded the rest of the hall, causing all the floors and lower walls to be unsalvageable. 

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.

Be sure to check our Before & After photo section soon to see the building after the repairs!

Business Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help! 517-999-0789

Emergency Ready Profile

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Ready Profile SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile

According to the latest industry research, as much as 50% of business may never recover from a disaster. Of the businesses that do survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. 

By developing a Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. 

Ready Profile Advantages

  • No cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett as your disaster mitigation  and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Call SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett to get started today – 517-999-0789

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events in East Lansing/Haslett 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 East Lansing/Haslett

SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett 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.

Meet Our Crew

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program

Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help! 517-999-0789

What You Need to Know About Insuring Your Business

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial What You Need to Know About Insuring Your Business City of East Lansing

Starting your own business can be an exciting time - but make sure you've got all your bases covered! After you've secured the proper insurances to protect you and your employees, SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett can come to your business to set up your ERP!

Learn What’s Protected Under General Liability Insurance Coverage

Business liability insurance coverage is something most business simply must have, so it is essential that you understand what it does and doesn't cover.

Here are some general liability insurance coverage rules of thumb. To be sure about your specific business needs, be sure to consult with a qualified business insurance agent.

What’s typically protected by commercial liability insurance coverage

Business is inherently risky, but business liability coverage safeguards against many known and unknown risks. Commercial liability insurance coverage protects you, your business and your employees from claims involving bodily injury or property damage, up to the limits of your policy. Policies shield you from the expense of out-of-court settlements, litigation and judgments awarded by courts.

Lawsuits, investigations and settlements

If damages are filed against you or you’re sued, general liability insurance covers the insurance company’s investigation and attorney expenses, any judgment or settlement, medical expenses in case of injury and bonds if they must be subsequently posted.

Injury damages

Claims can arise from bodily injury or property damages resulting from accidents on your premises or from your products, your operations or advertising for your business.

Miscellaneous

Liability insurance can also cover things you may not have thought about, such as advertising injury in the event your company’s marketing violates someone’s copyright. Business liability insurance coverage even offers some protection against alcohol-related accidents (as long as your company is not in an alcohol-related business, such as the manufacture or distribution of alcohol).

What’s typically NOT protected by business liability coverage

Here are some situations that would not be protected by general liability insurance coverage. 

Employee injuries

Workers compensation is the insurance you would need to protect your employees when they are hurt on the job.

Professional mistakes

Business liability insurance coverage won’t cover a professional mistake, but professional liability will. It insures against mishaps that may occur as you offer your opinion, solution, service or recommendations in the course of business.

Auto-related coverage

Business liability coverage does not protect you against auto accidents. Purchase a separate auto policy to protect your business.

Punitive damages

Though there can be exceptions, a general business liability policy rarely pays for punitive damages resulting from a lawsuit.

Intentional acts

General business liability insurance does not cover damages or injuries resulting from expected or intentional acts. For example, if an employee assaults a customer, your business liability coverage would not cover the damages if they sue. But if the employee was defending himself or the company from a criminal act, the liability insurance would provide coverage.

Your work

Referred to as the “workmanship” exclusion, and is common in general liability policies. Insurance policies do not respond to what would normally be picked by a company’s warranty for their work.

Source: Nationwide

Preparing Your Business for Michigan's Winter

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Preparing Your Business for Michigan's Winter Take the time to prepare your business this winter!

The winter months bring in weather systems that can lead to heavy property damage as well as a higher incidence of employee illness, power outages, and the possibility of weather-related closures. Sub-zero temperatures can lead to burst pipes and flooding and leave business owners dealing with an expensive clean-up.

These dangerous conditions can also increase the risk of employees, customers, or clients slipping and falling on your property. Are you prepared? As a business owner, you owe it to yourself, and to your customers and staff, to do everything possible to protect against these eventualities. An estimated 25 to 40 percent of small businesses never recover from a disaster, forcing them to close their doors forever. With the right property and casualty insurance and business insurance in place you can protect against these losses even if your business is unable to operate for weeks, or longer.

Planning for Winter Weather

As a business owner, you have worked hard to establish your enterprise and keeping it financially healthy is always important. Weather disaster planning can help you avoid financial losses. Take the following steps to protect your business over the winter months:

  • Risk assessment. Evaluate your business property for vulnerabilities in electrical systems, roof, pipes, refrigeration units or other critical systems before winter weather hits. 
  • Assess the cost of a business interruption. Determine how much your business needs in a reserve account or in insurance coverage to be able to survive a shutdown for a week, month, and six months.
  • Disaster plan. Develop a disaster plan and issue it to all employees. Hold a meeting to go over the plan, point by point.
  • Power backups. If possible, install a back-up generator to supply power to phone systems, lights, and other critical systems.
  • Emergency contact list. Create a list of employee phone numbers – both primary and secondary – as well as cellphone and landline numbers and email addresses for emergency contacts for each employee.
  • Battery-operated radio. In some severe conditions, your only source of information may be the radio. Ensure you have a quality battery-operated radio so you can get these updates.
  • First aid supplies. Have a full first aid kit available.
  • Insurance policy review. Evaluate your coverage under your existing business insurance and property insurance policies. 

Source: Eastman Insurance Agency

Winter Pipe Freezes

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Winter Pipe Freezes The indirect fired heater was used by SERVPRO of East Lansing / Haslett at a large commercial water loss caused by a pipe break.

Many people welcome the crisp, frosty winter weather, but nobody welcomes pipe-related headaches that come with the dropping temperatures. Frozen pipes are far more common than most would think, affecting hundreds of thousands of families every winter. 

The best way to handle pipe freezes are to prevent them in the first place.

Follow these SERVPRO Tips:

Spend a little, Save a lot:

Temperatures only need to be at or below 31 degrees for your pipes to freeze and cause you a headache. Even if your house is 45 degrees, waterlines close to exterior walls (I.E. baseboard heaters) can be significantly colder because of their proximity to an uninsulated exterior wall, your house may be 45 degrees, but your pipes may be dangerously close to freezing.

Spend the extra few dollars in fuel, and save yourself a lot of time and frustration in the long run.

Let your pipes feel the heat:

Be sure to keep your pipes insulated to ensure warmth.

Open cabinet doors to allow uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances close to exterior doors, allowing the heat from your house to heat your pipes.

Keep it moving:

Keeping a faucet open to allow a continuous drip ensures that the water in your pipes are moving and decreases the chance of a freeze significantly.

In the event that you ever find yourself on the wrong end of a pipe-related problem, our SERVPRO team would be happy to lend a helping hand!

If you do have the unfortunate situation of freezing/busting pipes, call your local plumber to stop the leaking. Then, immediately call SERVPRO of East Lansing / Haslett to clean up the water damage before any additional damage occurs. We're here for you 24 hours a day.

Emergency Ready Profile

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Ready Profile SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett can prepare your business's ERP at no cost!

According to the latest industry research, as much as 50% of business may never recover from a disaster. Of the businesses that do survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. 

By developing a Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. 

Ready Profile Advantages

  • No cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett as your disaster mitigation  and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Call SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett to get started today – 517-999-0789

Commercial Water and Mold Damage in Jackson

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water and Mold Damage in Jackson Mold develops on this wall after water damage in the clubhouse.

This Jackson, MI golf course was closed over the winter. During the course of a two-week period while the owners were away, as they are every year, a pipe burst causing extreme water and mold damage everywhere. In this short amount of time, mold was able to develop rapidly, and on almost everything, due to the warm temperature from the heat being kept on, the moisture from the water damage, and the undisturbed area.

As soon as the owners found the clubhouse in dismay, they called SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett. Our technicians were able to arrive promptly, perform an evaluation, and determine a scope of work to restore the property to preloss condition.

If you find your business in need of mitigation and restoration, call SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett right away.

SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett - 517-999-0789.

Like it never even happened.

Restoring Your East Lansing/Haslett Commercial Property After A Water Damage

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

 

Flooding and water damage events at East Lansing/Haslett 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 East Lansing/Haslett

SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett 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.

Meet Our Crew

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program