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Water Damage Professionals in Chagrin Falls

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Before entering a home affected by water damage, make sure the electrical power is shut off. Exposed wires or plugged-in devices can electrocute people, resulting in major injury or even death. To protect against airborne contaminants, wear protective clothing from head to toe, including a vapor respirator, rubber gloves and eye protection. Also, wear thick boots that can withstand puncturing.

Professional restoration services can quickly identify what items in the home are compromised by water damage. Normally, anything that is porous may need to be discarded if it has been in contact with contaminated fluids. Items such as mattresses, box springs, pillows, particle board, carpet, padding can trap more moisture more than other materials and foster the growth of microbes.


Once professionals arrive at the building, they will be able to track down any pockets of excess moisture and remove them
. Certified technicians can locate moisture by using equipment that measures the moisture behind tile and other materials that may not feel wet on the outside. If moisture is detected, the technicians will expose that area in order to start the drying process. Equipment will be placed, and moisture reading will be documented. Any debris will be removed and disposed of, to prevent further damage.  

It’s important for a family to hire professionals that are certified through a reputable organization. SERVPRO of Geauga County 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.

Call Us:

For more information on water damage restoration in your area, please call us at (440) 564-7266 or visit: http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com 

Mold in Chagrin Falls, Oh

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Closet Mold This homeowner suspected mold after seeing discoloration on his walls.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Geauga County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it is a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

For more information on Mold Remediation, visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com/

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 440-564-7266

Storm Response

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Plus, who doesn't want to have the #1 Restoration Company handling their loss?

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms any city in any town, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. Like the snow / ice storm that impacted  Texas.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 440-564-7266

Water damage in the Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, or Chardon Oh area?

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

When faced with water damage in your home, or business, the first thing to remember is to call for help immediately. Waiting to seek help while trying to remedy the situation will only make the damage worse. Persons faced with water damage need the assistance of professionals who act right away and use cutting-edge equipment and methods to remove the water rapidly.

There are many choices of professionals who remedy water damage in the Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, and Chardon Oh area. Here are a few tips to help find the right company to help. • 24/7 availability, time matters when water destruction occurs so constant availability is important. • Highly trained professionals who understand the facets of air movement, drying, and water cleanup. Certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides the peace of mind that the restoration company will provide quality work from knowledgeable technicians. Whether it is water in the home or water in the business, having a technician who is skilled in mitigation is important; this is no time for amateurs to try their skills. • A restoration company which is licensed, insured, and bonded for the protection of the client and the restoration professional.

If you live in Ohio, especially the areas in and around Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, or Chardon,  area, there are qualified professionals available to help 24/7.

For more information on water damage  restoration in your area, please call us at (440) 564-7266 or visit: http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com 

Does your Chagrin Falls, OH , residence harbor mold growth?

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

Mold behind baseboard heating Water damage that went unseen, resulted in mold growth behind a baseboard heater.

Does your Chagrin Falls, OH , residence harbor mold growth, even if you know your home is usually dry? Learn how to protect your home from problematic fungal activity by familiarizing yourself with mold itself.

  • Mold is present everywhere, indoors, outdoors, homes and businesses.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and travel in the air. They can enter through windows, doors, heating, and air systems.
  • Mold affects three type of people the most: children, elderly, and the immunocompromised.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture rich substance such as drywall. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to moisture.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Check attics, crawlspaces, and underneath sink bases. Look for leaks, puddling, or water stains.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today

(440) 564-7266 or

Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com 

Disaster Recovery Team

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Disaster Recovery

Have you ever wondered about the green SERVPRO trucks you probably see driving through Chagrin Falls, OH? You may know the service teams clean up after water emergencies for homeowners, but you probably didn’t know the teams also provide nationwide disaster recovery help in the following three ways.

Here to Help

No matter where the flood, tornado, temperature drop, or hurricane is located, there are over 1,700 SERVPRO local franchises that are ready to help when the corporate office calls. Furthermore, the corporate office can aid any type of disaster with crucial equipment that the individual companies may not have after a disaster strikes.


“Like it never even happened.”

Not only is SERVPRO’s corporate office able to rally the individual franchises to a disaster, but they can also use their many years of experience to direct the teams about where to go and how best to provide aid in the disaster scenarios. The goal of any of the specially IICRC trained franchise employees is to create a disaster scene that is “Like it never even happened.”

Whether the disaster is local or on the other side of the state, SERVPRO franchises and their corporate officers are both there to help. No wonder most insurance companies call SERVPRO to help their insured clients at the first sign a disaster recovery is needed.

SERVPRO of Geauga County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 440-564-7266

Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com for more information.

Ice damage in Chagrin Falls?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

If you have frozen pipes or ice damage, you might be thinking of waiting until the spring to have it repaired. Actually, you shouldn't wait for repairs, this could lead to far more severe damages. Instead, you should seek out professional help as quickly as possible.


If you are facing a specific problem such as a roof leak, hail damage, or ice damage, it is important to understand that many of these problems can be prevented before you need a roof repair. When you meet with your home restoration professional, ask about ways to prevent damage from happening to your home once more. Many homeowners simply don't have the resources to prevent damage to their home before they experience ice damming or a roof leak, but the right water restoration professional can guide you in taking preventative measures to care for your house.

Although some problems, including those requiring a flood pump, can't always be prevented, you may be surprised to find that you're able to minimize future damage to your home, regardless of where you live.

If you do experience a storm event, SERVPRO of Geauga County provides emergency services, mitigation, fire, and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 440-564-7266

Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com for more information on storm damage.

Chimney Fire Prevention in Geauga County

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Does your fireplace make a loud crackling or popping sound? Does it sound like a raging bonfire you experienced as a child while camping?  Can you see thick black smoke rolling out of your chimney top? These are all sign that you may be experiencing a chimney fire.

Here are a few ways to prevent this from happening:

  • Schedule an annual chimney inspection
  • Never use a fireplace that has a damaged chimney liner.
  • Have a chimney cap installed.
  • Make sure there is not restricted air supply.
  • Only burn dry, cured wood.  That means wood that has dried for 6-12 months. 
  • Do not burn treated or construction wood.  It can be chemically treated and produce dangerous fumes when burned.
  • Never use gasoline or kerosene
  • Never overload your fireplace.
  • Never leave a fire unattended, especially around children.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand just in case.
  • Build your fire slowly.

If a fire does happen, first call the fire department. Once the fire has been put out you can contact the highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Geauga County. SERVPRO of Geauga County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 440-564-7266

Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com for more information on water damage

Signs of mold in Chagrin Falls

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Geauga County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in mold cleanup and remediation, in fact, it is our core competency and the cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today

(440) 564-7266 or

Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com 

Frozen Pipes in Chagrin Falls?

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Burst pipe due to freezing. This line was frozen, expanded, and then burst. This created over $15000.00 in damages for a local Geauga County resident.

Some would agree, winter here in Geauga County has been pretty, mild. However, forecasters are expecting a drop in temperature next week. They say we will be going from mid-30’s and even 40’s, to temperatures below average. Such fluctuation in temperature, can cause pipes to freeze and break. The frozen pipe expands and splits which then allows the water to escape under pressure. If not found right away the water can create significant damage to your property. After discovery, turn off the water, contact a plumber, and call SERVPRO of Geauga County.  As a note, make sure to keep the busted water / pipeline (most insurance companies need to see the source of loss) This also helps the insurance company determine that this was caused by frozen pipelines verse age rot, damage etc. Most insurance companies will cover damage from a frozen pipe, provided the home or business was occupied and the heat was on.

SERVPRO of Geauga County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 440-564-7266

Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com for more information on water damage.