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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.

Flooding in Geauga County

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy Rain Flooded Local Company Heavy rain caused this local company to flood throughout the entire building. We were able to dry, sanitize, and disinfect to preloss conditions.

Flooding and water damage events at Geauga County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are 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 Geauga County

SERVPRO of Geauga County 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.

Call us at 440-564-7266

SERVPRO of Geauga County is Here for You!

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO franchises are some of the most respected restoration companies in your community. There are several reasons for this:

  • Professional help is available all day, every day. Emergency services prevent further or secondary damages from occurring.
  • All specialists receive ongoing training, which gives them the skills necessary to respond appropriately to any type of damage.
  • Local franchises allow technicians to arrive faster to any size disaster. Local technicians can arrive more quickly than out-of-town competitors.
  • SERVPRO has more than 1,750 franchises positioned around the country, so it is extremely likely there is one in your area.
  • SERVPRO is often preferred by national and local insurance companies, which makes filing an insurance claim easier.

Whether it's your home or business at risk, SERVPRO technicians have the equipment, training and location necessary to provide fast, thorough, service.

From all of us at SERVPRO of Geauga County, we wish you, health, happiness, and prosperity! Happy New Year!! Cheers to a year, free from disaster!!

Call Us 24/7 – 440-564-7266

For more information on smoke, fire, water, bio, mold, microbial damage, visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com/

Happy Holidays, Geauga County!!

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Geauga County, would like to wish our local business community, Happy Holidays!

It is easy as a business owner to get caught up in the day- to- day operations of our business. We would like to take a moment to remember all the good our community has done this year. From our First Responders working relentlessly, to our local Police and Fire Departments still finding the time and a way to deliver gifts. Here is an Air- (high)- Five, to our local restaurants, schools, churches, medical facilities, pet care facilities, specialty shops, and auto shops. Many of which hosted toy drives, donated food, or simply opened their doors for us to find some form of serenity and normality.  We truly are grateful, thank you, thank you, thank you!

From all of us at SERVPRO of Geauga County, we wish you health, happiness, and prosperity! Happy New Year!! Cheers to a year, free from disaster!!

About SERVPRO of Geauga County

We always tell our customers “We hope we don’t see you again, unless we are out and about in the community!” But if disaster should strike, we will be here for you!

Call Us 24/7 – 440-564-7266

For more information on smoke, fire, water, bio, mold, microbial damage, visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com/

Water Damage in Geauga County

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Geauga County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 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 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 SERVPRO of Geauga 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 is 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)
  • What is the soonest someone can meet us?

About SERVPRO of Geauga County

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.

We are here to Help!

Call Today - 440-564-7266

Have Storm or Flood Damage in Geauga County?

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding from a recent storm. During this microburst the drain system could not keep up with the amount of the rain that fell in a matter of minutes.

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

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can 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 does not want to have the #1 Restoration Company handling their loss?

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Geauga County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of approximately 1700 Franchises across the country. We also have a network of elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

Water Damage and Your Safety

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Saturated Ceiling Tiles At any moment the saturated ceiling tiles could have fallen and injured a worker or caused someone to slip and fall.

There are many choices of professionals who remedy water damage in the Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, Novelty, Russell, 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.

Once the water restoration professionals are on the way, there are still things the home or business owner can do to start the water cleanup process. Before considering doing any tasks, be sure the home or business is safe. When thinking about safety, ask yourself if there are electrical hazards or any possibility of slipping and falling. Also, use caution when lifting wet materials; they are quite heavy and often difficult to move.

After determining the safety of the home or business, here are a few things which will help facilitate mitigation. • Mop and/or blot excess water • Remove loose items from the floor • Remove art objects or other irreplaceable items • Place wood blocks or aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpet • Prop up wet upholstery and furniture cushions • Remove rugs from wet carpeting • Turn on the air conditioner to help with air movement and drying There are also several things not to do after a home or business sustains damage from water. • Do not leave wet fabrics in place • Do not use a household vacuum to try and remove water; attempting this is extremely dangerous and even potentially fatal. • Do not use household appliances • Do not use televisions • Do not enter areas with sagging ceilings • Do not turn on ceiling fans or ceiling light fixtures if the ceiling appears to be wet.

The bottom line: water damage can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It is worth making a call to SERVPRO of Geauga County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

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.

Unexpected Storm and Water Damage

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Nursing Care Facility Flooded Recent storms this October, brought in a mass amount of rain in a short period of time.

SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and utilize 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 hit Geauga County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from our Storm Team Franchises as well as our Disaster Recovery Teams across the nation. Our teams are strategically located throughout the United States which allows even quicker response time. 

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

Fire Protection Week in Geauga County

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

National Fire Protection week this year, is October 4th through the 10th. Fire Prevention Week started as a result of the October 8th, 1871 Great Chicago Fire in which over 250 people were killed, 100,000 people were left homeless, and it destroyed more than 2000 acres of land including over 17000 building structures. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) takes this week to educate children, adults, and teachers the importance of fire safety. This years focus is on safety in the kitchen. According to NFPA, cooking is the #1 cause of fires in a home. They found unattended cooking to be the leading cause of kitchen fires. Burns from scalding liquid are #2 of all burn injuries. NFPA has many tips on staying safe including:

1. Staying in the kitchen while you are cooking

2. Keeping anything that can catch on fire clear from the cooking area.

3. Use a timer

4. Keep handles away from the edge of a stove and countertop

5. Open Microwaved products and oven doors slowly and away from your face.

Preparing Your Family

It is essential that everyone knows what to do to prevent a fire. If you have small children or elderly family members who will require assistance, designate someone specific to do so. Involving family in the plan and practice increases their chances of safety.

No one likes to think about a fire ravaging their home. With a comprehensive education and a fire escape plan, you can teach you family how to stay safe if one should occur.

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

What is Mold?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth This is mold growth found on the base of a vanity wall.

What is Mold:

Mold is a fungi that requires two components to grow and survive.

  • Indoor environment – wallpaper, drywall, paint, wood, fabrics, paper, and some carpets.
  • Moisture – molds cannot grow without moisture.

When mold feeds on a food source it produces a byproduct of digestion, creating that musty / moldy odor we smell. Mold is microscopic until a large enough mass is created. 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.

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.

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