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Can You Remove Mold Yourself?

As a homeowner, you want your property to look and feel its best. Nuisance issues such as mold not only pose health concerns, but also detract from the appearance of the home. Thus when you find spores growing, a common question to ask is: can you remove mold yourself?   The answer will depend on the circumstances and severity of the fungal invasion. After all, mold exists everywhere due to moisture. A good rule of thumb for answering if you can remove mold yourself is that if you find spores on building materials such as drywall, subflooring, studs, or elsewhere, and the area extends beyond ten square feet,

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What is Black Mold?

What is Black Mold? If you’re at all familiar with mold, you’ve likely heard about the bad rap that black mold receives. This type of fungus actually encompasses several mold species that appear dark green and/or black. Most commonly though, when you hear “black mold,” Stachybotrys chartarum is being referenced. As an IICRC-certified mold removal and remediation company, Emergency Response Services, Inc. has seen its fair share of mold. For this reason, we’re bringing you everything you need to know to answer the question: what is black mold?  Is Black Mold Dangerous? Contrary to popular belief, the shade of mold does not correlate

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4 Firework Safety Tips to Read Before Lighting the Fuse

America’s Independence Day celebrations would not be complete without the colorful fireworks we have all come to expect. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, many localities have cancelled their normally scheduled firework shows to prevent the spread of the virus. This means that many Americans will be taking matters into their own hands.  While DIY fireworks can be tons of fun, safety should be your paramount concern. From bodily injury to the potential of a fire, you should take extra precautions this 4th of July to ensure the safety of your family and your home. Our four firework safety tips

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ERSI Participates in Archdiocese of Detroit Cleanup

Emergency Response Services, Inc. prides itself on leaving our community in better condition than we found it. We frequently have the opportunity to live out this mission with neighborhood cleanup events. A recent chance to beautify our surroundings arose when we partnered with MHT Housing and the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, Michigan.   The construction of the Most Blessed Sacrament parish was authorized in 1905, though construction did not begin until 1913. The exterior saw completion in 1915, however the interior was not finished until 1930.  By decree of Pope Pius XI, Detroit became an archdiocese in 1938, elevating the Most Blessed Sacrament

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ERSI Participates in Flint Area Cleanup

Keeping our local neighborhoods clean can be daunting work, but its everyone’s responsibility. Emergency Response Services, Inc. takes this mission to heart and frequently participates in community cleanup events.   Recently, the City of Flint, Michigan did not have enough money to perform community cleanup services. A lack of funds for curbside maintenance detracted from the character of the houses and those who live in them. Overgrowth made it difficult to walk down the sidewalk due to low-hanging branches and untrimmed sidewalks. Trash littered the streets and many houses sat empty with broken windows, doors, and graffiti.   Emergency Response Services, Inc. happily offered to lend a hand. With

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How to Spot Water Damage Like a Pro

ERSI has seen firsthand just how serious water damage can be when left untreated. A leak or rupture beneath walls and under floors has dangerous consequences. Moisture makes your home vulnerable to mold growth and potential structural issues when not properly remediated. And, the longer you wait, the greater the chances are of water damage spreading. That’s why we are bringing you a few tips for spotting water damage before it becomes a massive problem. Sources of Water Damage It is the responsibility of every property owner to know the signs and symptoms of water damage. But first, it’s important

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ERSI & Detroit Dog Rescue Mentioned on the Guy Gordon Show

At ERSI, our love for helping those in need doesn’t stop with humans. We love our fuzzy friends too – especially the ones at the Detroit Dog Rescue. Emergency Response Services, Inc. was recently mentioned on the Guy Gordon Show of News/Talk 760 WJR-AM for its support of the Detroit Dog Rescue. Kristina Millman-Rinaldi, Executive Director of Detroit Dog Rescue, appeared on the Guy Gordon Show on May 5, 2020 to discuss the challenges the rescue operation has faced since the onset of Coronavirus. The pandemic has not only been an obstacle for DDR, but also for the animals it serves. Between layoffs and difficulty paying bills, many

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ERSI Matches Donations to Detroit Dog Rescue

As man’s best friend, dogs hold a special place in the hearts of ERSI’s employees. As a dedicated partner to our community, Emergency Response Services, Inc. Is always looking to give back in ways that illustrate our core values. The Detroit Dog Rescue and GivingTuesday proved to be the perfect opportunity to help a few furry friends find a home.  GivingTuesday began in 2012 with the idea of encouraging people to do good. Over the years, GivingTuesday transformed to a global initiative that supports generosity to change communities and the world for the better. From time and effort to donations and offering a platform, GivingTuesday offers participants many

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ERSI Partners With The Drew & Mike Podcast

Emergency Response Services, Inc. Is always searching for ways to reach potential customers who need restoration services in Michigan. Our team identified the perfect way to do so by partnering with the Drew and Mike Podcast. ERSI is now an advertising partner of the show and is excited for you to listen!  Launched on May 13, 2016, the Drew and Mike Show is a podcast that emerged as the idea of Drew Lane and his radio co-host, Mike Clark. Based in Ferndale, Michigan, the podcast airs Sundays through Thursdays. Before this endeavor though, Drew and Mike enjoyed a long run as radio hosts that eventually

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ERSI Offers Free COVID-19 Cleanings for Local Healthcare Facilities

The novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, took everyone by surprise, including Emergency Response Services, Inc. While many businesses closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep clients safe, healthcare facilities do not have this luxury.  In an effort to support our local Warren, Michigan community, Emergency Response Services, Inc. began offering free cleaning and sanitization services to local healthcare facilities. Knowing that nurses and doctors were already overwhelmed by the demands placed upon them by the pandemic, this was simply one way for ERSI to give back to those who do so much good already.   In response, four healthcare facilities took us

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