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Sometimes a containment wall is needed to properly dry out an area.

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Containment Wall Containment wall is set up to dry out the area more efficiently.

SERVPRO of Canton

Drying and Dehumidification

After the water removal step, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Most building materials, like drywall and wood, are porous and will retain significant water. The retained water will cause these materials to warp, swell, or break down and can also cause mold damage.

Dehumidification

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. They use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. They’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

  • Use Dehumidification Equipment
  • Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress

Monitor Floor and Walls

They check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.

School buildings are our top priority.

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

School building SERVPRO of Canton is ready to help out at this school building.

Education Facilities Canton

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

Large sewage back up from a summer storm.

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Basement Flood A basement in Plymouth MI affected by a sewage back up.

SERVPRO of Canton

Why Choose a SERVPRO of Canton Professional for Storm Damage?

We are 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.

We are Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Use Advanced Water Restoration Equipment and Techniques

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. They finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

Cut line needed to remove wet drywall in this home

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Drywall cut line This drywall needed to be removed to allow proper drying out of the area.

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

Basement repair after heavy rains caused wall damage.

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Repair area Rebuild crew on the job after heavy rains caused wall damage.

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

Incredible damage to this kitchen.

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage. Smoke and soot damage to this kitchen after a large grease fire.

SERVPRO of Canton

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

 We are Fire and Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have extensive training and equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

Bathroom soot and smoke damage.

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom Damage This bathroom has seen better days after a residential fire.

SERVPRO of Canton

Fire Damage Restoration Process

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today 1-800-714-5341

Every fire damage event 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” fire damage emergency.

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.

Mold can develop anywhere even between the walls

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in the wall Mold was spotted in the wall on one of our water damage jobs.

Mold is the four letter word you do not want to hear. Mold can be found in the smallest or even the largest areas of a home or business. It can be caused by lack of ventilation, usually in an attic or crawl space. Mold can also develop in areas that are prone to excess moisture, like the basement or bathroom areas of your home and business. Many times mold will develop in an area that had a water damage and was not properly mitigated. SERVPRO of Canton can handle all types of mold remediation. Our franchise has been remediating mold in homes and businesses for over 20 years. Call us if you suspect mold has developed in your home or place of business. We would be happy to help you out. 1-800-714-5341

SERVPRO of Canton on the scene at a commercial building.

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van SERVPRO of Canton ready for action at a commercial building.

SERVPRO is the local company to call on for all your fire, water and mold damages. SERVPRO of Canton does not rely on out of state employees or equipment to service our area. All of our employees live within the areas we do work in. Unlike many companies that will travel quite far to their destinations for work. SERVPRO has the unique advantage of being able to call on surrounding franchises for additional personnel and equipment if needed on a large loss. We have a local dedicated storm team and a large loss team that can assist on large commercial losses. This guarantees that we can respond quicker than our competitor. We have the most equipment, resources and personnel of any restoration company in the country. When we are called out to your property on a loss whether it is large or small, we will be able to immediately start the mitigation or remediation process. Once on site we will prepare an exact account of what needs to be done, provide an estimate the cost for you and your insurance company. We work with all Michigan insurance companies, as well as having national contracts with most of them. Call us at 1-800-714-5341 so we can assist you and make it "Like it never even happened."

Water damage caused this rotting subfloor in a Canton MI home.

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage to the floor. Water leak from a shower pan caused this secondary sub floor damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today - 734-697-3320

SERVPRO of Canton is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Canton has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO of Canton Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?

Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Basement Flood from a pipe break.

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Basement Flood One of our customers wakes up to a mess in the basement.

SERVPRO of Canton Water Damage

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.

We Identify and Stop the Water Source

We 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.

1-Stop the Source

2-Check for Contaminated Water

We 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

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

We 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.

1-Survey Damage

2-Complete Safety Inspection

Emergency Ready Profile has been done at this business.

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

ERP done here An extensive Emergency Ready Profile has been done at this commercial business.

SERVPRO of Canton’s Commercial Emergency Ready Profile. (ERP)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

The SERVPRO® of Canton Emergency READY Profile Advantage

A no cost assessment of your facility.

This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

– It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

– This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

– You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

– This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

– Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Call Us Today To Get Started! 

1-800-714-5341

Places of worship are not immune to water damages

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Church loss This church had water damage in the sanctuary.

SERVPRO of Canton can help your place of worship 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. 

Garage fire at this home caused quite a bit of damage.

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Garage fire The garage caught fire at night from grill embers that were put in the garbage can.

SERVPRO of Canton

Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to pre loss condition, doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Every SERVPRO of Canton Professional is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped. Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered–whatever the case, with SERVPRO of Canton’s goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Serving the Canton, Plymouth and Northville, MI areas.

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have been helping home and business owners recover from fire damages across our territory for over 21 years. Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a SERVPRO of Canton Professional arrives on-site to preform cleanup and restoration, the better the results-including lower claim costs.

 FACT: Restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing!

 Call us at 1-800-714-5341

This cabinet containing important documents was damaged by fire.

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Cabinet damage Storage cabinet with important document has fire damage.

SERVPRO of Canton Fire Services

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Canton Professionals can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  1. Air Drying
  2. Dehumidification
  3. Freezer Drying
  4. Vacuum Freeze Drying
  5. Vacuum Thermal Drying

When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. They take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Pre-loss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  • Peace of mind when you need it most!

Call us if you need help: 1-800-714-5341

Mold was found after it was discovered the water heater was leaking for years.

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Mold from water leak Mold build up after a water leak was discovered in the basement.

SERVPRO of Canton Mold Remediation and Restoration

Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.  

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Canton Professionals can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, they have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. 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 on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • 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.

Duct Cleaning is essential for your home and business.

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Residential Duct Cleaning One of our Duct Cleaning Vendors on site at a home in Canton MI

Did you know that the HVAC industry advises that you have your heating and cooling ducts cleaned every 5-7 years? This is recommended not only for your home but for commercial buildings as well. As part of their service most reputable companies will take before and after photos. The difference you will see can be shocking! Did you also know, that during a smoke or fire damage the soot can travel, not only throughout the entire property but through the entire duct system as well? Here at SERVPRO of Canton we use an independent duct cleaning service as part of our restoration process. Once we have finished cleaning your home or business, the dust and debris that you have been breathing is removed by a truck mounted vacuum process. After the process has been completed you will then have the peace of mind that you are breathing the cleanest air possible. If you need a referral for a duct cleaning company in your area, we would be happy to help, please call SERVPRO of Canton at 1-800-714-5341.  

SERVPRO of Canton Specialty Mold Removal.

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Ice Blasting Machine A storm caused the flooding in this home and caused mold to develop.

In this particular case, specialty equipment would be needed to remediate the mold in the basement of this home. SERVPRO of Canton was able to order an Ice Blasting Machine right away. The Ice Blasting Machine uses dry ice to remove the mold. Our technicians are trained on, not only the Ice Blasting Machine, but other types of specialty equipment as well. This is where we outperform our competition, most of the restoration companies in our area would subcontract this work out to another company, which adds time and extra cost to the bottom line. With our trained technicians we can do this type of work in house. Here at SERVPRO of Canton we see many different scenarios and no two jobs are alike! If you think you have a unique situation in your home or business, please call our office at 1-800-714-5341 and let us give you an estimate for your situation.  

Electric Range catches on Fire in the kitchen.

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Range Fire This electric range came on by itself and caused a lot of damage to the home.

SERVPRO of Canton Fire Tips

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO of Canton Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Commercial Adjusters at a CE class.

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Insurance Class Commercial Insurance adjusters at a Continued Education Class.

At SERVPRO of Canton we provide Commercial Continued Education Classes for our area. These classes are for insurance agents and building industry professionals. All insurance agents need to have a set number of C.E. credit hours to be in good standing with the state of Michigan. SERVPRO of Canton will provide these classes to our area insurance agents at no charge. We will teach classes on water mitigation, fire mitigation, mold remediation and biohazards to name a few. SERVPRO welcomes building and property managers to theses C.E. classes as well. Many of them say they have benefited greatly from the class. We are happy to help you get the credits you need to stay current with the State. SERVPRO of Canton will do at least 2 or 3 classes for the day, which can be up to 6 or 7 credit hours for the Insurance agents. Please call us to see when our next C.E. class is scheduled. 1-800-714-5341.

A Church was flooded before the Sunday services

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Church This Sunday in June, there was a surprise from mother nature.

SERVPRO of Canton is here to help even on a Sunday. We pride ourselves on being a 24/7 Mitigation and Restoration company. 

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Canton Professionals offer 24 hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give our Professionals a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  • 24HR Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry.
  • Highly Trained Storm and Water Restoration Service

Getting wet carpet and pad out may be necessary.

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Wet Carpet removal. Removing the wet carpet may be the only way to properly dry the affected area.

SERVPRO OF Canton

Drying and Dehumidification

After the water removal step, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Most building materials, like drywall and wood, are porous and will retain significant water. The retained water will cause these materials to warp, swell, or break down and can also cause mold damage.

Drying / Dehumidification

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. They use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. They’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

  • Use Dehumidification Equipment
  • Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress

Monitor Floor and Walls

They check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.

Microwave caught on fire and did a lot of damage.

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Burned microwave This microwave has seen better days.

SERVPRO of Canton

Your Belongings and Fire Damage

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals understand your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are the very things that make a house a home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. They pretest your belongings to determine what items they can restore to pre-fire condition. They use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

 Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Canton Professionals can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out has several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage.
  • When restoration is completed, they will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage. 

Please call us with any Questions. 1-800-714-5341

Timely Mitigation is the key.

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO 1-4-8 SERVPRO of Canton is on the scene.

Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, downtime and recovery costs. We understand the urgency in responding to a loss. By arriving in a timely manner, mitigating damage to the structure and contents, and providing effective cleanup, we will have you back to preloss conditions in no time. 

SERVPRO of Canton has service response guidelines. 1-4-8. Within one hour from your call our office will contact you to arrange a time for services. Within four hours of your call, we can be on-site to start mitigation services. Within eight business hours, we offer a verbal briefing of the scope of loss, you will know what’s happening every step of the way.

SERVPRO of Canton operates with trained professionals committed to providing the highest level of emergency cleanup, restoration services and customer satisfaction. Call us if we can help you out.

734-697-3320

Help, the water is everywhere.

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

House that is surrounded by water. Rising water has overtaken this home by the lake.

SERVPRO of Canton

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 1-800-714-5341

Water Damage Emergency Tips

What To Do After Flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging. 

SERVPRO of Canton on the scene.

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO commercial services. Commercial water damage at a Northville retirement facility.

SERVPRO of Canton’s Commercial Services

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Retail Facilities
  • Educational Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities

Have Questions? Call Today 1-800 714-5341

Commercial Building Restoration Services:

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

  • Commercial Water damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storms and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team 

Smoke damage clean up in Northville, MI.

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damage clean up. A large commercial smoke and soot clean up in Northville, MI.

SERVPRO of Canton

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

We are Fire and Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have extensive training and equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water 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

A frozen water pipe can cause tremendous damage.

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Frozen water pipe damage A lower level basement bathroom water damage. Amazing that the paint has held a lot of the water.

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 Now 1-800-714-5341

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.

Sewage in your Commercial Building can ruin your day

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Sewage Back Up in the basement of a Commercial Building.

SERVPRO of Canton

Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Canton Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

We realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

24 Hour Emergency Service 1-800-714-5341

Biohazard emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours, and that’s why SERVPRO of Canton Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night. 

Mother Nature has a temper

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Massive lightning storm can cause damage

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.

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.

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.
  • 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.

Need Emergency Service? Call Now 1-800-714-5341

SERVPRO of Canton at a Commercial Building

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial damage under attack by SERVPRO of Canton

SERVPRO of Canton are Fire and Water Damage Specialists.

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have extensive training and equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Residential and Commercial Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Canton is a leader in the restoration industry and its professionals are faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of Canton Professionals are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore or clean your property.

Have Questions? – We’re Here to Help® 1-800-714-5341

Residential Services

Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or top-to-bottom home cleaning, you can trust SERVPRO of Canton Professionals to make your house feel like home again. They have the training, experience, and equipment to quickly get your home looking its best. Our residential services include the following:

  • Water Damage restoration
  • Fire Damage restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services

Commercial Services

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Canton Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

  • Commercial Water damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storms and Major Events

Drying your home properly

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Air movers set up in a Northville MI home after a water loss.

SERVPRO OF Canton

Drying and Dehumidification

After the water removal step, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Most building materials, like drywall and wood, are porous and will retain significant water. The retained water will cause these materials to warp, swell, or break down and can also cause mold damage.

Drying / Dehumidification

SERVPRO of Canton Professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. They use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. They’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

  • Use Dehumidification Equipment
  • Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress

    Monitor Floor and Walls

    They check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls   

    Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture. 

SERVPRO in action

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Canton on the job site.

SERVPRO is the local company to call on for all your fire, water and mold damages. SERVPRO of Canton does not rely on out of state employees or equipment to service our area. All of our employees live within the areas we do work in. Unlike many companies that will travel quite far to their destinations for work. SERVPRO has the unique advantage of being able to call on surrounding franchises for additional personnel and equipment if needed on a large loss. We have a local dedicated storm team and a large loss team that can assist on large commercial losses. This guarantees that we can respond quicker than our competitor. We have the most equipment, resources and personnel of any restoration company in the country. When we are called out to your property on a loss whether it is large or small, we will be able to immediately start the mitigation or remediation process. Once on site we will prepare an exact account of what needs to be done, provide an estimate the cost for you and your insurance company. We work with all Michigan insurance companies, as well as having national contracts with most of them. Call us at 1-800-714-5341 so we can assist you and make it like it never even happened.

Water Extraction done the SERVPRO way.

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Truck mounted water extraction

When a water loss occurs at your home or business breaking out the shop vac is not enough. You need to have the water professionally extracted by a company that knows what they are doing. Don’t rely on “Uncle Jim” to “take care of it” with his box fan and shop vac. SERVPRO of Canton are the people to call. We have technicians that understand the importance of getting the area dry. We use the best truck mounted extraction equipment available in the industry, as well as setting the proper amount of dehumidifiers and fans to get the area dry. All of our technicians are IICRC certified on water mitigation. (IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) All of our technicians are required by our franchise to go to a 3 day class and pass a test to be certified. So next time you see water in your basement let “Uncle Jim” know you’ve got it covered with the professionals, SERVPRO of Canton. 1-800-714-5341

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