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Mold on the kitchen floor from a dishwasher leak.

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Mold from water leak Subfloor damage and mold discovered on this inspection of a dishwasher leak.

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.

SERVPRO of Canton on the scene at a commercial building.

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO on the Scene. SERVPRO of Canton on the scene ready for whatever it takes to get our customer back in business.

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."

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."

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! 

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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.  

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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