24/7 Water Damage Emergency Response Team

We are a team of water damage restoration professionals who are dedicated to providing you comprehensive cleanup & repair services through compassion, integrity, and knowledge.

Meet the Crew

Vern Sehl

Vern Sehl

Restoration Technician

Vern has been with us since 2001 and brings extensive experience in the restoration industry. His wide range of knowledge allows him to effectively navigate through the difficult challenges that can arise in the restoration process.

Walter Kidd

Walter Kidd

Construction Manager

With over 30 years of experience in all areas of construction, Walter brings the highest level of honesty and integrity that our customers are able to put their trust in. His attention to detail and high quality ensure a great result at the end of every project.

Dave Erickson

Dave Erickson

Restoration Technician

With over 10 years in the restoration industry Dave brings a high level of expertise and experience to our customers. His technical abilities and his willingness to serve help ensure the highest level quality of service.

Shane

Shane

Construction

Shane works on our construction crew as a well rounded craftsman with an eye for detail. His experience in custom woodworking elevates his awareness for customer satisfaction.

Stacy Waterman

Stacy Waterman

Restoration Technician

Since starting with Flood Fighters in 2014, Stacy has brought compassion every day into the homes of the clients we serve. Her positive attitude and work ethic are a benefit to our crew and customers alike.

Tom Cassell

Tom Cassell

Construction

Tommy has specialized in drywall and painting for over ten years in Northern Michigan and brings energy and passion to every job that he’s a part of.

Marianne

Marianne

Office Manager

As a critical component of the Flood Fighting Machine, Marianne’s dynamic abilities and responsible character enables the rest of the team to perform to our utmost.

Joanna

Joanna

Restoration Technician

Joanna is new and she’s getting a handle on the ropes with exceptional speed.  We’re really glad to have her on the team.

Adrian Norris

Adrian Norris

Owner

Starting in 2009, Adrian worked his way from field technician to general manager and eventually took over the company in 2012. Adrian’s prior experience in both the construction and insurance industries brings a well rounded approach to the restoration and claims process.

Jim Victory

Jim Victory

Construction

Jim brings his confidence in drywall work through a broad experience in the trades and, along with his ‘can-do’ attitude, is able to tackle any job, large and small.
Suzie Holbrook

Suzie Holbrook

Construction

We are very happy to have Suzie on our construction team.  As she continues to expand her trade skills, she brings something that cannot be taught: an honest work ethic and a sunny disposition. 
Don Ellis

Don Ellis

Marketing

With 10 years experience in the restoration industry, Don heads up our sales & marketing team with a passion for connecting the value of our services to the local community.

Jeremy

Jeremy

Restoration Technician

Jeremy took the leap in 2017 and joined our dynamic clean-up crew. His experience as a professional mover and an all-around good attitude continue to bring value to the services we provide.

 

Ron

Ron

Construction

Ron brings 30 years of experience in the construction industry as well as comprehensive skills in fine custom carpentry and a high attention to detail. He joined the company in 2015 and has brought an extremely versatile range of skills and an eye for quality.

Terry

Terry

Construction

Terry joined our construction team in 2017. He brings his experience in custom cabinetry as well as a consistently uplifting attitude to all of our projects.

Jason Verstrat

Jason Verstrat

Lead Restoration Technician

  Jason brings a mindful approach to what can sometimes be very complex restoration challenges. His motivation to constantly progress the company forward is a valued asset
Ginny Smith

Ginny Smith

Construction

Ginny is a joy to have on our team. Her positive outlook and uplifting energy are a welcome addition to every project.

WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

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EMERGENCY FLOOD RESPONSE 24/7

With immediate action we can help prevent permanent damage to your home and furnishings. Our technicians are certified in Water Damage Restoration with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC). When disaster strikes, you need a team of professionals to get your home or business back to normal, quickly and effectively. With 24-hour emergency response, we provide water extraction and drying promptly and professionally.  …read more about our process ➜ 

Flooding caused by leaking pipes, overflows, basement leaks, or broken appliances can cause water damage that requires emergency flood cleanup in order to prevent mold, mildew, or permanent water damage to hardwood flooring and wet carpet.

FAQs ➜

Traverse Bay Area Task Force on Hoarding

Traverse Bay Area Task Force on Hoarding    Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. This disorder is estimated to effect 3-5% of the population.  A person with hoarding disorder...

How to Dry Wet Flooring

How to Dry Wet Flooring Comprehensive water damage mitigation can be a complex job that requires an experienced team with knowledge and resources to fully address. Consider this as just a quick reference guide:   Call a restoration company who is certified with...

Before and After

Before and After Photos Turning an unfortunate event into a unique opportunity, this client was able to make several well thought out home improvements after suffering water damage from a broken pipe in the kitchen that leaked from the main floor and flooded the...

Long Term Water Damage

Long Term Water Damage    Unless you're an arborist or into restoring old wooden boats, water and wood usually don't mix well. Hardwood flooring, cabinets, framing, and other porous components of the home, after being exposed to water, will begin to absorb moisture...

Repairs After Water Damage

Repairs from Water Damage Here's some recent before/after pictures from a home that suffered a frozen pipe that flooded the entire home. Our construction crew had the privilege of putting things back together as well as making some improvements along the way.  ...

How to Cleanup After Hoarding

How to Cleanup After Hoarding    Cleaning up after hoarding can seem like an overwhelming task. In our experience, the most successful results come from the help and support provided by family and friends. Flood Fighters has helped dozens in our community with...

Follow the Light

Finding the Source of the Problem: Along with our noses and some deductive reasoning,  the UV light has proved to be a very helpful tool in tracking down bad odors. The UV light highlights the urine trails on the floor, allowing us to track down potential rodent hot...

Upholstery Cleaning is Some Serious Business!

While most of the work we do is urgent by nature, our scheduled jobs like upholstery and carpet cleaning add a nice consistent workflow to our day. Today Vivian is helping (dad) steam clean the family recliner.

How to Clean Up Mold

Let's start with what NOT to do when you find mold in your home. Please follow these precautions before you put you or your loved ones at risk: Do NOT tear out mold contaminated building materials without proper containment and protective gear. Do NOT paint over mold....

Another Remodel Job Well Done

We love getting happy notes like these from our clients! " I was just thinking of writing to you to thank you for your and your men’s work.  I just returned home and it was like the damage never happened.  thanks to you! My favorite part was you representing me and...

Cleaning Soot Residue from Furniture

When it comes to cleaning up after smoke and fire damage, the number one recommendation we can give to home owners is to not do it yourself. As much as I love offering DIY tips for cleaning, smoke damage restoration is a tricky business. The big thing to keep in mind...

Bat Dropping (Guano) Cleanup for Barn Renovation

This was a great project to get to be a part of. There was extensive amounts of droppings from years of bat habitation in this beautiful Leelanau County barn. The guys did a great job working through all the cracks to clean, disinfect and deodorize to prep for future...

Water Damage Prevention

While most cases of interior water damage occur due to dumb (bad) luck, there are a handful of times where some general preventative maintenance could have avoided costly damages. Here's some things to consider if you'd like to avoid the trouble: Familiarize yourself...

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED

Water Damage Restoration

Animal & Pet Deodorization

Biohazard Cleanup & Handling

Building Reconstruction

Carpet Cleaning Service

Fire Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

Smoke Damage Restoration

Upholstery & Furniture Cleaning

Animal & Pet Deodorization

Biohazard Cleanup & Handling

Building Reconstruction

Carpet Cleaning Service

Fire Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

Smoke Damage Restoration

Upholstery & Furniture Cleaning

Water Damage Restoration

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

Locally owned and operated in Traverse City since 1976, Flood Fighters has been the premier cleaning, disaster and water damage restoration company in Northern Michigan for over 40 years.

QUALIFIED & CERTIFIED

Fully licensed and insured, our team of restoration specialists are also certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (lICRC). We have extensive training in all aspects of cleaning and restoration and we strive to remain up to date with the latest procedures and technologies.

SERVICE AREA COVERAGE

Cities We Serve

  • Traverse City 
  • Suttons Bay
  • Omena
  • Northport
  • Leland
  • Glen Arbor
  • Empire
  • Frankfort
  • Beulah
  • Bear Lake
  • Manistee 
  • Mesick
  • Buckley
  • Interlochen
  • Grawn
  • Karlin
  • Honor
  • Kingsley
  • Kalkaska
  • Fife Lake
  • Rapid City
  • Alden
  • Manton
  • Cadillac
  • Lake City
  • Houghton Lake
  • Roscommon
  • Grayling
  • Gaylord
  • Kalkaska
  • Elk Rapids
  • Alden
  • Bellaire
  • East Jordan
  • Boyne City
  • Charlevoix
  • Mancelona

Counties We Serve

  • Grand Traverse
  • Benzie
  • Kalkaska
  • Leelanau
  • Antrim
  • Manistee
  • Wexford
  • Missaukee
  • Roscommon
  • Crawford
  • Otsego
  • Antrim
  • Charlevoix

GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION TEAM

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Phone: (231) 922-0600

Address: 2588 Garfield Rd N Ste 45, Traverse City, MI 49686

Business Hours: 24/7

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