Recent Commercial Posts

Warehouse Flooded

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Warehouse Flooded Flood water affects business operations.

SERVPRO of Berrien County, MI responds to all kinds of water disasters.  Many times, Mother Nature creates situations you wouldn't expect.  With water tables historically high, additional rains can quickly cause ground water flooding.  Storm drains can fill up and lift stations can fail to pump off excess water. With no where else to go flood waters can quickly enter commercial buildings through floor drains and doorways.

A St. Joseph area business experienced storm water back-up  during some heavy rain storms in June.  SERVPRO was called to extract standing water and steam clean cement affected by CAT 3 water.  

SERVPRO 269-925-6841 is ready to help any business that has a disaster affecting the operation.  Business continuity and keeping employees working is a top priority.

Niles, Michgian water damage from fire.

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Niles, Michgian water damage from fire. Apartment Fire with water

Fire and water damage events at  commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Berrien County 269-925-6841

SERVPRO  specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Niles, MI flooding

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Niles, MI flooding Flooded St. Joe river in Niles, MI

Feb 23, 2018 Berrien County, MI had frozen ground, 18" of snow, high river and lake levels.  Then it rained for three days with warm temps.  The entire county was flooded because the water had nowhere to drain properly.  Businesses, trailer parks, entire river communities.  Thousands of people were affected and had evacuate until the water levels receded.  For many it was days or weeks.  Lives and jobs are greatly affected by mother nature.  

SERVPRO of Berrien County is trained to help flood victims cleanup and restore commercial properties. A strip mall within 200 yards of this river needed steam cleaning, sanitizing, dry out, demolition of affected materials and some remodeling.  Business must go on and SERVPRO is ready to help.

When your needs are extreme, call

SERVPRO at 269-926-6841 

Berrien County, MI flooding

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Berrien County, MI flooding Front St. between Wonderland Theater and the Save-A-Lot strip mall. Feb 26, 2018

Feb 22, 2018 Berrien County, MI had frozen ground, 18" of snow, high river and lake levels.  Then it rained for three days with warm temps.  The entire county was flooded.  Businesses, trailer parks, entire river communities.  Thousands of people were affected and had evacuate until the water levels receded.  For many it was days or weeks.  The water was so deep in many areas that the Utility companies shut off gas and electric.  Then sump pumps didn't work without a generator.

SERVPRO of Berrien County is trained to help flood victims cleanup and restore commercial properties. Affected buildings needed steam cleaning, sanitizing, dry out, demolition of affected materials and some remodeling.  Business must go on and SERVPRO is ready to help.

When your needs are extreme, call

SERVPRO at 269-926-6841 

Niles, MI flooding

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Niles, MI flooding St. Joseph river flooding, Niles, MI

Winter 2018 Berrien County, MI had frozen ground, 18" of snow, high river and lake levels.  Then it rained for three days with warm temps.  The entire county was flooded.  These Niles, MI businesses were all flooded.  Businesses close until water recedes and cleanup/remodel is finished.  It is a great financial hardship because so few have flood insurance.  All repairs are out of pocket.  SERVPRO helps businesses return to normal operations quickly.

SERVPRO of Berrien County is trained to help flood victims cleanup and restore commercial properties. The strip mall in this picture needed steam cleaning, sanitizing, dry out, demolition of affected materials and some remodeling.  Business must go on and SERVPRO is ready to help.

When your needs are extreme, call

SERVPRO at 269-926-6841 

When the flood water recedes...

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When the flood water recedes... Cat 3 water in a business by the river.

SERVPRO of Berrien County 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 Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 269-925-6841

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 Berrien County 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 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)?

About SERVPRO of Berrien County

SERVPRO  specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Large Loss at Auto Parts Distributor

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Loss at Auto Parts Distributor Satellite shot

Summer of 2017.  Berrien County MI 3:00 AM a semi truck ran off the highway and penetrated a commercial building 400 ft off the road.  The driver fell asleep with cruise control on and never touched the brakes.  The cab penetrated the building ending up in the owners office space.  The overhead fire suppression line was ruptured spilling 65,000 gallons of water.  This mixed with the diesel from the cab fuel tanks.  Affecting approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of administration space and warehouse.  

SERVPRO of Berrien County was called.  The damage was so extensive we called in our EXTREME team from Saginaw to help.  An environmental company was brought in to remove toxic water properly.  Staff were relocated to another building.  120 cubicles, walls, carpet, files and equipment were removed or relocated.  

The company's IT department was online by 10AM to continue operations.  A job well done by SERVPRO and the customer.

Emergency Ready Profile

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Ready Profile Emergency Ready Profile

 It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and flood never reopen!  Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.


Are you “Ready for whatever happens?”


Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood.  The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.


The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information or can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program.  Rather than simply reacting to disaster situations, most prefer proactive measures to establish a relationship with a restoration services company. 


By working with SERVPRO® of Berrien County to develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.


Call Bob at (269) 925-6841 Today for a No Cost Assessment 
of Your Facility!


Helping you to be “Ready for whatever happens,”