Give Thanks

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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

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 ** 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

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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

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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

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

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

Storm damage repairs

Storm Damage Repair

When your home is damaged as a result of a rainstorm, lightning storm, hail storm, tornado, hurricane, or other storm damages, call Rapid Recovery Service for quick, complete and professional assistance in restoring your home, reducing further damage, and minimizing … Continue reading

Floods can happen anywhere – are you prepared??

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The non-profit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®) is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. Check out Animated How to video to protect home & property of damage. http://www.flash.org/video.php?id=19 … Continue reading

Lessen the Stress of Water Damage Restoration

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Any problem that involves the home and compromises a family’s well-being should be treated as an emergency. Including water damage in the home, especially when it means flooding. At some point, you may have to deal with water damage restoration … Continue reading

Rid Mold

Mold and toxin testing

Extensive water damage after major rains and floods increases the likelihood of mold contamination in buildings. Rapid can assist you to limit exposure to mold and how to identify and prevent mold-related health effects. Some molds are capable of producing … Continue reading

Fraser Michigan Fire Damage Restoration Services

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Fraser, Michigan Fire Damage Restoration Services Rapid Recovery Service understands that when a fire happens, your life is instantly disrupted and time is of the essence. Rapid has the experience needed to assist you with your insurance company and repair … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Mold Remediation

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Mold remediation can become a serious health issue and definitely a problem to deal with, needing a professional set of skills because it is not a simple water intrusion. Timely response is essential when it comes to mold growth, whether it is a simple … Continue reading

Rapid Recovery Service Owners …

Colleen & Dave Norris

Meet Rapid Recovery Service Owners Special Feature  – Colleen & Dave Norris Rapid Recovery Service (RRS) would like to share some information about the business and how the operation works behind the scenes. RRS is a Michigan based business that opened … Continue reading

Learn about Fire Escape Plans

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In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. Fire escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get … Continue reading

Are You Ready for Thunder and Lightning Storms?

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Would you know how to protect your family from dangerous thunder and lightning storms? The Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourages everyone to learn what to do to prepare for and recover from natural and home disasters. When thunderstorms threaten your … Continue reading

What to Do During Smoke Damage Cleanup

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What to Do During Smoke Damage Cleanup in Sterling Heights There are many Metro Detroit suburbs that offer a family-friendly environment. For those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and come home … Continue reading

Sewage Cleanup Procedures

Water Damage

From large to small-scale water disasters, Rapid Recovery Service is committed to restoring your business or home when the unexpected occurs. Finally, Rapid Recovery Service has the capability to handle large-scale losses. However, we are always happy to assist with minor issues … Continue reading

Mold Testing Mold Removal

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Mold Testing Mold Removal – With all the water issues that surrounds our Michigan homes and businesses, it is bound to be a serious threat. So what can you do? Rapid Recovery Service has certified and experienced mold remediation experts available to … Continue reading

Storm & Hail Damage Wreaks Havoc Throughout Southwest Michigan

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If you live in Michigan you know the saying…”If you don’t like the weather in Michigan, wait five minutes…” Residents are well aware that staying on top of Michigan’s active weather conditions can be a challenge.

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Radon Testing!

Radon Testing

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up … Continue reading

Practical Guide for Fire Damage Restoration in Chesterfield Township MI

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Fire Damage Restoration in Chesterfield Township MI Chesterfield Township is a large city in Macomb County within the state of Michigan. It is a big city with small village vibe and it is a good place to raise a family. Whether … Continue reading

Siding damaged from the weather?

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Is Your Home’s Siding Damaged?  Need Repair? 7 signs to let you know if your siding is damaged … Your siding is usually the only thing standing between the elements outside and your interior drywall and insulation.  Each board works … Continue reading

Meet Rapid Recovery Service Owners

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Meet Rapid Recovery Service Owners Special Feature – Colleen & Dave Norris Rapid Recovery Service (RRS) has received several requests to feature a little information about the business and how the operation works behind the scenes. RRS is a Michigan based … Continue reading

12 Key Tips for Hiring Contractors and Builders

Tree Damage

by USAA Members Choosing the right Contractors and Builders is very important – here are some great tips. Every year, thousands of American families face major home damage from tornadoes, hurricanes, fires and other disasters. If you’re one of them, homeowners … Continue reading

Snow damage is a major threat in Michigan

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Snow Damages this year have been high and probably will continue as we have experienced the 3rd largest snowfall in Michigan history. Snow has been coming down all over the state of Michigan this winter, and a lot of snow … Continue reading

Simple Steps for Winter Safety …

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Winter Safety – Know Your Risk Preparing for winter isn’t complicated or expensive. While winter is dangerous, a few simple steps can help you and your family stay safe this season. Here is what NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) recommends: … Continue reading

Water Pipes & Flooding in the Winter

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In the dead of winter, power outages can create problems such as pipes freezing and basements flooding, especially if you live in the country and are on a well and septic system. Power outages mean no running water, which leads … Continue reading

Water Damage Cleanup

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Water Damage Cleanup due to the weather is another serious threat again this winter. While outside temperatures have been fluctuating with below freezing temps and then warming up clearing away all the snow and ice. This causes much strain on … Continue reading

Ice dams and frozen pipes

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Winter Water Damage Repair Company working with homeowners & business owners to fix damage caused by winter ice damages & frozen pipes Ice Dams, Frozen Pipes and burst water pipes are serious winter water damage issues.  Cold air does a … Continue reading

Emergency Winter Update – Fix Broken Water Pipes

Fix Broken Water Pipes

The recent storms and cold weather have brought our first frozen water pipe questions and disasters of the season here at Rapid Recovery Service . This emergency post of our website will give you some advice about how to prevent … Continue reading

Winter Tips

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A small crack in a door, window, or wall acts like a blow torch in reverse. At near-zero weather, high winds can freeze a nearby pipe even though the surrounding room temperature may be 70 degrees. Fill holes in doors, … Continue reading

As colder weather sets in, possible home fire hazards abound

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Home fire hazards abound as the cold weather sets in It’s the season for fireplaces, candles and space heaters – all of them possible fire hazards. If there is a fire your window to get out alive could be as short … Continue reading

Coping in winter power outages

Winter power outages -Generators

First, find out whether the outage is just in your home, or in your neighbourhood. If it is in your home: Turn off and disconnect appliances. Check your fuse box or circuit breakers. If fuses have blown, or circuits have … Continue reading

frozen pipes

Broken Water Pipes Can Be A Nightmare … Broken Water pipes – We don’t often think of damage on the same scale as a natural disaster, but damage from water is the most prevalent — yet least recognized — catastrophe. In fact, … Continue reading

Grosse Pointe Farm Residents Battle Flooded Basements Once Again

Grosse Pointe Farm Basment Flooding

Flooded basements for the 2nd time this year For the second time in a matter of months, Grosse Pointe Farm residents awoke to flooded basements. This was following a storm that rolled through the area. Homeowners received a hand-delivered a … Continue reading

Why Pipe Freezing is a problem and how to prevent it

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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 the home from freezing, and how to … Continue reading

Frozen Pipes/ Gas Meter

Frozen-Pipes

We have some warm wet weather today, but tonight it is going to be back to freezing temperatures.  The water in plumbing pipes can freeze if the pipes are exposed to frigid air. At the very least, a frozen pipe … Continue reading

9 Rapid Tips to a Safe Fireplace

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Brrrr! It has been cold this week in Michigan and it is time to get the fireplace going. Before you start a fire to cozy up the cabin, make sure that things are in safe order. According to the American Red … Continue reading

Preventative Winter Maintenance for Water Pipes & Vacant Homes

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WINTER MAINTENANCE Don’t let winter weather catch you unprepared. The following tips will help you prevent the expense and inconvenience of frozen and broken pipes. Regularly check your plumbing. Perform preventative maintenance and repair all leaks and seepage. Disconnect all … Continue reading

Water Removal Specialists

Water Removal Specialists

Water Removal Specialists Property damage as a result of water is caused by forces of nature or simply a leaky appliance. A common problem for homeowners addressing water problems can often save thousands of dollars in repair costs. Also, fixing … Continue reading

Insurance and the ice storm damage michigan: Are you covered?

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Ice storm damage Michigan  Hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents and business owners have been inconvenienced by the big ice storm that’s swept through southern Michigan, Lapeer and Livingston Counties. And for many of them, it’s also caused costly damage … Continue reading

Extreme Weather Restoration – Rapid at your service!

Extreme weather restoration

January’s extreme weather of ice storm and flooding has caused a variety of issues for homeowners. Rapid Recovery Service remains committed to helping customers and working with insurance companies when faced with the unexpected. According to Dr. Robert Hartwig, president … Continue reading