Recent Water Damage Posts

This commercial building was affected after a heavy rain storm.

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage to a lower level This building was affected by a sewer back up after heavy rains were in the area.

SERVPRO of Canton 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

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call a SERVPRO of Canton Professional.

1-800-714-5341

Commercial floor installed after a water damage by our rebuild crew.

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Floor replace This new floor was installed at a commercial business after a water loss.

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. We 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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. 

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