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Hoarding Dangers in Grand Traverse Area

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

General Hoarding Dangers in Grand Traverse Area Hoarding

According to The Mayo Clinic, "Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.  A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the though of getting rid of the times.  Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs."

Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded.  SERVPRO encounters hoarding situations several different ways.  Often we are call in for a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation.  We will communicate with the insurance company regarding their content coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried and stored at our facility so work can be begin in the home. 

Anther way we encounter hoarding jobs is through calls from landlords, case workers, or family members, often after the death of a loved one.  In these situation, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job. 

Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but we are here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Grilling Safety Tips for Grand Traverse

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

General Grilling Safety Tips for Grand Traverse Grilling in Traverse City!

There is nothing like firing up the grill during the summer months!  A backyard barbecue can become dangerous quickly if the proper safety precautions aren't considered.  SERVPRO of Grand Traverse Area want you to have an enjoyable and safe summer.  Consider the following tips to ensure your summer celebrations are disaster-free!

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • When using a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.