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On November 30, 2022, ERSI was honorer to sponsor The Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau Holiday Mixer. The event was held at the very beautiful newly renovated building that houses the Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau at 20300 W. 12 mile in Southfield. What a way to kick off the holidays with a spectacular party! With plenty of great food and drinks, more than 50 local business owners were in attendance along with the Incredible staff from The Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau. Here at ERSI, we are proud to be a active member, sponsor and to have an A+
During the summer of 2022, ERSI participated in the Benton Harbor Alley Clean Up. During this process, over 14 miles of alleyways were cleaned. Our team assisted in removing and recycling hundreds of tires, removing over 5 tons of trash inclusive of furniture, building materials, general debris, and more. Once cleared, our team helped in mowing these areas and trimming overgrown brush, as well of removing tree stumps.
From February thru May 2021, ERSI proudly delivered 11,676 boxes of food to affordable housing apartments and senior centers. During this time, over 175 tons of food were distributed to 27 different locations and communities. The areas served included Detroit, Flint, and Benton Harbor. The fresh food was unloaded and delivered door-to-door by our team who provided help to 1,296 families.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported 481,500 fires in 2019, causing $12.3 billion in property damage. These potentially deadly events have devastating effects on your home, possessions, and health. To avoid such a situation, Emergency Response Services, Inc. is sharing six fire hazards that are lurking around your house. Evaluating the Common Causes of Home Fires Use these tips to identify all possible fire hazards and prevent a major disaster. 1. Kitchen and Cooking Fires Even the most seasoned chefs know that a dish can take a turn for the worst in an instant. Never leave your oven, stove, or other cooking appliance
A flood is a temporary overflow of water that generally covers dry land. These disastrous events are the result of either natural or human causes. Heavy rainfall, clogged drains, hurricanes, broken dams, urbanization, burst pipes and supply lines, and other sources frequently cause severe flooding. Water has devastating effects on your property, and nearly always requires professional assistance from a certified flood damage cleanup and restoration team. Fortunately, when you find yourself in these situations, ERSI can help. As an experienced disaster restoration company, we have seen it all. That’s why we are sharing helpful information about flooding and what
Winter in Michigan is no laughing matter! This season, more than ever before, insurance agents are reporting issues from ice damming. If you’ve yet to experience this problem, now is the time to take action to prevent ice dams and the need for water damage restoration services. What is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a winter phenomenon. These most often appear as a thick ridge of ice that freezes along the eaves of sloped roofs on heated structures as a result of snow melting and solidifying as ice. What Causes Ice Dams? Several factors combine to cause ice dams. These include heat
Fireplace Safety: Stay Warm & Safe This Winter Nothing comes close to the familiar feeling of cozying up next to your fireplace with the family. At ERSI Fire & Water, we also love the simple joys of life. However, as a fire restoration company, we know better than anyone, that without taking proper precautions, your fireplace can become a major hazard to your home and life. Use these fireplace safety tips to ensure your winter is warm and wonderful. Fireplace Safety Tips Chimney fires are the most common type of heating fire in the U.S. With such a high prevalence,
BBB – Start With Trust As an A+ member of the Better Business Bureau, Emergency Response Services enjoys educating consumers on the ways to avoid the need for restoration services. We recently had the opportunity to share helpful tips to winterize your home on the BBB Podcast – Start With Trust. Jeff Selik and Ricky Gootz of the ERSI team sat down with Laura Blakenship and Ashley Gibbord of the BBB to discuss the threats to your property and how to prevent bigger issues. Everyone can agree that a bit of maintenance on the front end can save you tons of
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,
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