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Blog - latest RRS NewsBlog articles display a variety of business and home damage repair, maintenance including, seasonal safety tips. Rapid wants to provide you with a one-stop information source to keep you prepared! Any problem that involves a business or the home and damaged a family’s well-being should be treated as a serious emergency. This includes water, fire, storm, smoke, and many other businesses or home damages, especially when it involves contamination. Numerous things put your property and family at risk this time of year we want to keep you informed of latest articles and links to detailed resources.

We invite you to check out our stories they will give you a better look at our company and offer some fantastic tips for all areas of fire to water damage safety.  If you seek additional information on Fire Safety – check out the Safety Source Blog.

Fall Maintenance

Fall maintenance

The calendar has turned to Fall; the month during which we transition from fall into winter is right around the corner. With less sunlight, colder temperatures, and shorter days ahead for Detroit Metro Area, it’s an opportune time to cross … Continue reading

Water Damage to Your Home

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What Water Damage to Your Home will your Insurance Policy Cover? -Original Story by Bobbie Sage There is a lot of confusion about what types of home water damage coverage under a home insurance policy. Furthermore, most home insurance mold claims are … Continue reading

National Council on Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

National Council on Fireworks Safety Urges Consumers to Practice Safe and Responsible Use of Consumer Fireworks During Their Fourth of July Festivities Using consumer fireworks on our nation’s birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades.  And it is equally … Continue reading

There are no safe fireworks for consumers – Leave it to the pros!!

safe fireworks

Safe Fireworks? There’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks! Attend public displays put on by trained professionals There’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks. If that sounds a bit Debbie Downer, we get it. Fireworks are festive and even … Continue reading

Checklist for after a flood or fire

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Compile a list of dates, times and persons who you talk to concerning your claim. Get a copy of your insurance policy. This will define and determine your limits as well as your rights and responsibilities to and from your … Continue reading

homeowners insurance

Home insurance Consumer Help You are not legally obliged to take out home insurance but if you have a mortgage, your lender can insist that you have buildings insurance so that you can afford to rebuild your home if it … Continue reading

Is a business or home disaster looming?

Protect Investments NOW before it is too late! It is time to schedule a report on grading your deck, roof, trees by your home or business – Would it receive an A, meaning it should give you years of trouble-free service, … Continue reading

There are many factors to consider when drying walls and structural materials for water damage restoration.

Structural Drying

Applied Structural Drying (ASD) Rapid Recovery Service utilizes the Applied Structural Drying (ASD) method when removing large amounts of water from a structure and drying walls. Applied Structural Drying uses science to effectively minimize water damage costs by eliminating costly … Continue reading

Protect your Business and Home from Wind Damage

high wind damage repair

Typically Spring is full of winds and rain so we wanted to keep you posted in March of Safety and how to protect your home or business.  Extreme winds can cause several kinds of damage to a building, threatening you … Continue reading

Second Wettest Spring in Michigan History

Water Damage Restoration

Wettest Spring in Michigan – This year’s torrential rainfalls made records the wettest on record for Flint with Detroit close behind in second according to the National Weather Authority. Many southeastern Michigan residents sighed with dread as they surveyed the … Continue reading

How to Test Home Air Quality

test air quality

How to Test Home Air Quality Rapid Recovery Service has certified and experienced mold remediation experts available to quickly evaluate, test, estimate, contain, and remediate mold, mildew, and fungus that may appear in your home, office or commercial building. It … Continue reading

Home Remodeling – Call Rapid!

Home remodeling

Home or Business need a makeover? Rapid offers home remodeling service! Here at Rapid Recovery Service, Not only will we take care of your insurance repair needs due to fire, water, or storm. Rapid is available for your home remodeling!! Are … Continue reading

Will Your Insurance Pay If Vandals Strike?

Water Removal Specialists

Will Your Insurance Pay If Vandals Strike? When people buy homeowner’s insurance, they usually intend for it to cover the home in which they live. That is also the insurance company’s expectation, and most of the time, that is the … Continue reading

What to Do in High Winds

Services Storm Repair

High winds are usually associated with storms but there are times that the passing of a storm may cause for a windy day. It is important to know what to do and what not to do before, during, and after … Continue reading

Storms Wreak Havoc on Southeast Michigan

Storm Tree Damage

Storms – Severe thunderstorms rolled through Southeast Michigan this past Saturday leaving many residents without power. Also, their homes damaged by the 60mph winds, 2-inch hail, and fallen trees. Accordingly, DTE spokesman Alejandro Bodipo – Member, said Wayne County was … Continue reading

Know what season we are entering? Are you prepared for Tornado Season?

Storm Damage

Tornado Season is generally from April to October. The peak is about mid-June. As climates shift over time from decade to decade, so does the tornado season. In the last 5 years, there have been more late-season tornados in Michigan … Continue reading

Harsh Winter home damage in Michigan

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Winter storms have driven even the coldest weather enthusiasts and winter sports venues to completely shutdown. In fact, much of the state has “shut their doors” in the past few winters until the state has started to thaw itself out.  As … Continue reading

Expert Storm Damage Repairs

Thermography

Expert Storm Damage Repairs for Storm Hail and Flood Damage – Michigan Restoration When Severe Storms Strike – We Offer Quick Repair Solutions Severe storms can create high winds, lightning, and hail that can cause shingles to be ripped off … Continue reading

What You Should Know About WATER DAMAGE!

Storm - flood damage

The Rapid Recovery Services staff here is pleased to provide you with this consumer information about damage mitigation and how to choose water damage mitigation company. Under the law, it is your right to choose what company will perform work … Continue reading

Ozone Treatment for soot, smoke, mold, mildew and water damage restoration.

Ozone Machine Odor Removal

Ozone Advantages Works Fast Less Expensive Very Safe Low Maintenance Simple Operation Whether it’s fire or water damage, ozone should be an integral part of the disaster restoration process. Ozone can remove odors related to soot, smoke, mold, and mildew … Continue reading

Is your property damage claim covered on insurance or not? How to know!

Terrace Mahone

How to know! Property damage claim … Covered on insurance, or not? Summer seems to finally be here and we’re all spending more time on outdoor projects. This is the perfect time to spruce up the house – and inspect … Continue reading

Contents Restoration Division

Contents Restoration Division

Professional contents restoration & procedures surpass standards Rapid Recovery Service Contents Restoration Division specializes in cleaning, deodorizing and restoring contents to pre-loss condition. Especially relevant, Professional contents restoration and cleaning procedures far surpass industry standards. We expedite contents restoration services … Continue reading

Sump Pump Failure Water Damage Cleanup Fraser Michigan

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Sump Pump Failure Water Damage Cleanup Fraser Michigan If a storm knocks out your power or if for any other reason, your sump pump stops working, there is no defense against the water rising in your basement from the sump … Continue reading

Getting through a Power Outage

NOAA Weather Radio

A Few Hours Riding out a whole-house loss of power that lasts a few hours is manageable. Flashlights guide you through the dark and singing old songs from summer camp makes up for the lack of HDTV. The biggest concern … Continue reading

Bitter cold, no power for many after ice storm

Michigan ice damage

Hundreds of thousands of people from Michigan to Maine remained without power on a bitter cold Monday after an ice storm blasted its way across the country dumping 2 inches of ice in some places. More than 200,000 power customers … Continue reading

Ice damn cleanup

ICE DAM REMOVAL – DETECTION AND PREVENTION! Winter is here – Watch out for those ice dams. They are coming soon if you don’t protect your home and business. You can click on the photo for full illustration. Ice Dam Removal is of … Continue reading

pipe break water damage repair

Winter Storm – Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. The American Red Cross provides information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in … Continue reading

Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Decorate Chrismas tree safely

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated … Continue reading

Michigan ice storm victims should beware of shady contractors, BBB offers consumer tips

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Michigan Ice Storm Michiganders looking for help as they recover from ice storms should be aware of businesses trying to take advantage of them. Tens of thousands of people remained without power last year in Michigan, and many homeowners are … Continue reading

Winter home maintenance: Put your house in order

WInter Safety Tips

Winter home maintenance is a serious threat when homes are in a state of disrepair. Also, with the big chill fast approaching it could be time to do a bit of DIY. So, you don’t end up ­thousands of pounds out … Continue reading

Decorate your home safely

decorate your home safely

While you put up your decorations and gather friends and family together to celebrate, Please be safe. Also, keep in mind the following safety tips, provided to us by our friends at the University of Michigan. As a result, we … Continue reading

Tips to keep your property safe in freezing weather

winter storm damage

Tips to keep your property safe in freezing weather by KVUE.com Near-freezing temperatures are in the forecast for Sunday. Here are a few tips on how to keep your property safe in freezing weather to avoid frozen or broken water pipes. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving is peak day for home cooking fires

Turkey Fryer cooking fire

NFPA urges caution when preparing holiday meals The number of home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day was three times the national average of fires per day in 2012, according to NFPA. “Thanksgiving can be a whirlwind of cooking and entertaining … Continue reading

Be Careful in and out of the kitchen cooking

Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING DINNER Be Careful in and out of the kitchen cooking:  we have complete list on our website! With the increased popularity of turkey frying, more people are at risk for fryer-related fires and injuries. NFPA says deep fryer fires result in … Continue reading

DONT WAIT CALL US!!

Terrace Mahone

 DONT WAIT CALL US – SERIOUSLY! Don’t wait to call us – Did you know when the call received within the first 24 hours of damage – Rapid can get in and restore your home and possessions back to mint … Continue reading

Give Thanks

Fire and Life Safety

There are so many reasons to be thankful…it’s a good reminder to realize that the idea of Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) something we turn our attention to only on one day of the year. It is … Continue reading

Smoke Damage Cleanup – Sterling Heights MI

Fire Damage Restoration

Smoke Damage Cleanup – Sterling Heights Many Metro Detroit suburbs offer a family-friendly environment. For those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and come home to a comforting lifestyle, Sterling Heights is … Continue reading

Halloween Safety

did you know decorations cause 1,000 home fires each years

Halloween safety       Make it a great Halloween: When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can … Continue reading

Halloween Fire Safety … October update

pumpkin

 ** When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.** Provide children with flashlights to carry for … Continue reading

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

did you know decorations cause 1,000 home fires each years

With Halloween a week away we wanted to share with you more safety tips: Use flashlights as alternativesto candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-ortreaters, whose costumes may brush against the lighting. … Continue reading

Think before you turn it on this fall – Furnace Fire Safety

Check your furnace fire safety

NFPA Safety Tips – Home Heating Furnace Fire Safety In 2011, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 400 civilian deaths, 1,520 civilian injuries, and $893 million in direct property … Continue reading

Fall Maintenance

Water Removal Specialists

The calendar has turned to Fall; the month during which we transition from fall into winter is right around the corner. Rapid is happy to assist or provide services for tree removal, and other home maintenance, call if you need … Continue reading

Take a look inside at Rapid Recovery Service Tour …

Water Removal Specialists

We would like to take you on a short 2 minute Rapid Recovery Service tour, hope you enjoy!   With over 50 years of combined experience in the insurance restoration industry, Our staff has the expertise and knowledge to repair … Continue reading

1st Day of Fall – Good Time for “Fall Fire Safety Tips”

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Fall Fire Safety Tips – Devastating home fires are all too common.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, every year, there are nearly 400,000 home fires in the United States.  And many of those fires are fatal – 83% … Continue reading

Seasonal Maintenance

24 hr truck Water Damage Clinton Twp, MI

As a constant series of chores, home maintenance is a four-season job and one which should not be taken lightly. The tasks of each season are unique and November’s jobs are mostly preparatory in advance of colder weather. If your … Continue reading

FIRE SAFETY IS YOUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Fire Safety

FIRE SAFETY FACTS Each year, more than 4,000 Americans die in fires, more than 25,000 are injured in fires, and more than 100 firefighters are killed while on duty. Eighty-three percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in residences. Many of … Continue reading

Storm Flood and Water Damage – Things you should know!

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Storm Flood Water Damage – Shopping is worthwhile! Do you ever wonder about your home insurance? Do you have enough coverage? Are you paying too much for the coverage you have? Has your premium increased recently? Do you know what … Continue reading

Flood Facts | Flood Risks | Flood Smart

Water Damage Restoration

Floods and flash floods happen in all 50 states. Everyone lives in a flood zone. (For more information, visit our Flood Zones FAQs.) Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. If you live in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) … Continue reading

Practical Guide for Fire Damage Restoration in Warren MI

Fire Damage Warren MI

Fire damage restoration needs a systematic approach to lessen the stress on homeowner’s part. When a fire is already at hand, the first thing to do is evacuate all occupants of a house. Professional advice is not to re-enter the … Continue reading

Water Mitigation Tips to Minimize Damage – Damage Restoration

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To stick with the latest water damage topics of the week. This was a supplement on our first ever CE Class on Water Damage Restoration. Rapid Recovery Service would like to share some tips about water damage restoration. Locate the … Continue reading