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Why call SERVPRO

10/9/2023 (Permalink)

Crews onsite ready to help Crews arrive onsite ready to mitigate a water damage!

SERVPRO® is a recognized leader in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry, serving customers since 1967.

With over 2,000 franchises nationwide, a local franchise will usually arrive within 4 hours of being notified of your loss. 

With that many franchises, SERVPRO has the ability to call on surrounding franchises for additional personnel and equipment. SERVPRO also has a dedicated storm team that is activated whenever a catastrophe situation occurs.

When SERVPRO of Canton or SERVPRO of Washtenaw Co. arrives onsite, whether your loss is large or small, we are able to begin the mitigation or remediation process immediately.

We are the trusted choice of hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know that the professionals at SERVPRO have the experience to get the job done and make it "Like it never even happened." 

What do you do?

10/3/2023 (Permalink)

Attic Mold Mold found in an attic

What if you want to sell your home and the inspector finds mold in the attic - What do you do? 

What if you own a business and a customer gets sick in the restroom or your chef cuts themselves - What do you do?

What if a loved one has a serious injury or dies at home - What do you do?

What if you had an unknown pipe leak that was found during a water damage and mold was also discovered - What do you do?

You call SERVPRO of Canton or SERVPRO of Washtenaw Co. that what!

All of these scenarios are considered to be bio-hazards. SERVPRO's technicians have been trained to handle a variety of bio-hazard emergencies. They will discreetly access the situation and provide the necessary cleanup.

What ifs are bound to happen, and here at SERVPRO we understand how stressful that can be. You can reach us 24/7 365 - We are always here to help!

Water damage caused by storms

10/3/2023 (Permalink)

Damaged walls removed Damaged walls that needed to be removed due to a sump pump failure during recent storms

Storms can occur at any time, day or night, and during any season of the year. Storms can be mild or life-threatening and they can and do appear with or without warning. 

Storms can cause a variety of damages due to wind, hail, ice, flood waters or power outages. Water damages can result from roof leaks, drain backups, sump pump failures or ground water entering your home or business.

Whatever the scenario is, the professionals at SERVPRO of Canton and SERVPRO of Washtenaw Co. are here to help 24/7. Our trained personnel will explain what steps need to be taken to prevent further damages, to mitigate the affected areas and to complete the drying process. If you need reconstruction services, we can help with those too. 

We have seen just about every storm damage you can imagine, from puddles in the basement to every room in your home or business being affected. 

So if you find yourself in need of our services, please don't hesitate to call. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

Help! I had a fire in my home!

10/3/2023 (Permalink)

Cause of a fire damage Stoves/Ovens are often the cause of a fire damage

What do you do after you have a fire in your home?

Once you have called the fire department and the fire is out, what are the next steps?

Call SERVPRO® of Canton or SERVPRO of Washtenaw Co. to schedule a an inspection to begin the mitigation process. 

Call your insurance company to make a claim - SERVPRO is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide.

If/when it is safe to return to your home:

1. Limit your movements to prevent soot from being ground into surfaces.

2. Don't attempt to wash any walls or surfaces.

3. If the power is off, empty the refrigerator and freezer and prop open the doors.

4. Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages.

5. Don't clean or use any appliances or electronic devises until they have been checked out.

6. Don't turn on ceiling fans.

7. Move valuables to a safe place.

8. Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaners.

9. Change the HVAC filter.

and lastly

10. Rely on the professionals and trust that SERVPRO will make it "Like it never even happened."

Drying equipment going into a loss at a large office.

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

Drying equipment The right drying equipment with our trained technicians makes all the difference.

SERVPRO of Canton can help your place of business after a loss. Remember time is money, when your facility is down it means lost revenue. We can help you when you most need it. 1-800-714-5341.

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. 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.

No Job Is Too Large for SERVPRO of Canton.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

School buildings are a top priority for us.

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

School Building Large school that had water damage due to a pipe break in the bathroom.

Education Facilities in Canton, Northville and Plymouth.

Learning Shouldn't be Paused or Canceled, Even in the Face of Disaster.

When disaster strikes an education facility it can disrupt the learning environment, costing students and their educators valuable time and resources. Cleaning up the aftermath of a flood, fire, storm or other tragic event requires an efficient, timely response. Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, SERVPRO of Canton will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Types of Facilities:

  • Early Childhood - Preschool and Nursery Schools
  • Primary - Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Secondary - High school and Academies
  • Higher Education - College and Universities
  • Athletics - Gymnasium, Sports Complex and Stadiums

Our professionals are available 24-7/365 to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of your facility. 

Restoring Education Facilities Presents Unique Challenges

We understand that education facilities can host a variety of spaces from simple offices and classrooms to gymnasiums and laboratories. Our professionals are trained to be mindful of the unique safety, environmental, and legal challenges that each facility presents, while collaborating with your existing janitorial staff and institutional decision-makers. We will work efficiently to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. Your job is to teach your students to the best of your ability; our goal is to make sure you have a safe place to do so.

Have an emergency at your education facility?

Call Us Now 1-800-714-5341

Tremendous soot all over this house.

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

Soot everywhere. Soot from a smoldering fire created huge issues for this home.

SERVPRO of Canton fire damage professionals.

 Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call the SERVPRO of Canton, which is staffed 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event. This will help us understand the extent of the damage to your property.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Our Professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, the SERVPRO of Canton Professional can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

The SERVPRO of Canton Professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

They will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

The paint on this wall managed to hold a lot of water.

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Water in the wall Plumbing pipe break on the second floor caused this to happen on the lower floor.

SERVPRO of Canton is Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Emergency Service? Call us Now.


A Fast Response Is Crucial

An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.

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.

Water damage found it's way across the house and into this room.

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Drywall water damage. Water traveled across the house and settled here in the ceiling.

SERVPRO of Canton Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

The water damage restoration process begins with a detailed inspection of your property, including a damage assessment. The SERVPRO of Canton professional is determining the scope of the damage so he or she can develop an appropriate plan of action.

They Identify and Stop the Water Source

They check for the source of water in your home and business and stop it. The water source must be stopped before the drying process can begin.

  • Stop the Source
  • Check for Contaminated Water  

They Identify the Type of Water

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals must identify the category and classification of water to restore your property safely to industry specifications. The type of water contamination will affect the specific restoration processes used to restore your property.

  • White / Category 1 Water
  • Gray / Category 2 Water
  • Black / Category 3 Water

They Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises

They inspect and test your home to discover the extent of the damage. Additionally, they will look for safety concerns and explain them to you. If you are aware of any safety issues, such as asbestos or lead, please share them.

  • Survey Damage
  • Complete Safety Inspection

They Move or Block Furniture

They move furniture and property contents and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.

Drywall cut and insulation removed after a storm.

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Cut line in drywall After a storm wet dry wall and insulation had to be removed from this wall.

SERVPRO of Canton 

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. We closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Specialist
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Preferred Vendor for Many National and Local Insurance Companies

Every water damage situation is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6: Restoration