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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

Geauga County Commercial Property Fire

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire Grease Fire

Fire and smoke damage to a Geauga County commercial property can be overly complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a relatively small fire or a large-scale event, we will work quickly to assess the situation and isolate the damaged area.

About SERVPRO of Geauga County

SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a fire 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. 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. When an emergency arises in your business, call us and we will be there quickly with the help you need.

  1. Board Up & Tarping
  2. Contents Inventory: both salvageable and non-salvageable
  3. Dry Cleaning
  4. Demo and Debris Removal
  5. Provide photographic and computer-generated documentation to your adjuster.
  6. Assist with the pack out, cleaning, and pack back of your personal property.
  7. Document Drying

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 440-564-7266

For more information on fire or water damage situations, visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com/

Causes of Sewer Backups

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Sewage Backup Sewage backup from recent storm on September 6th, 2020.

Sewer backups can occur due to multiple reasons:

  • Tree roots
  • Backflow valve malfunction
  • Grease buildup from pouring grease down the drain
  • Improper disposal of paper products
  • Aging sewer systems
  • Combined pipelines
  • Sanitary main blockages
  • Poor foundation

Although you cannot control or fix every potential cause, you can do a few things to prevent another flood from occurring:

  • Trim tree roots periodically.
  • Landscape your property / land
  • Inspect for foundation cracks
  • Test and maintenance on your sump pumps and septic systems
  • Test your backflow valve once a year.
  • Properly dispose of grease and paper products.

By using these preventative measures and acting quickly when a flood does occur, you can protect your home or business in Geauga County, from mold growth and bacteria caused by flood water. When a flood does strike, contact an expert to help you effectively restore, sanitize, and deodorize your home.

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- Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us at 440-564-7266

For more information on Water Damage visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com/

Category Water Loss Types:

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Category 3 Water From River Flood A river flooded into a customer's home, leaving debris throughout the entire basement.

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean water source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet.

Examples:

Kitchen Sink Supply Line or Faucet

Toilet Supply Line

Washing Machine Supply Line

Wash Tub Faucet

Hot Water Tank

Water Filtration Supply Line

Refrigerator / Freezer Water Line

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness.

Examples:

Toilet Overflow (with urine, not feces)

Washing Machine Overflow

Dishwasher Overflow

Sump Pump Failure

Fish Tank Leak

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death.

Examples:

Flooded Water Overflowing Rivers, Stream, Ponds

Toilet Water Containing Feces

Stagnant Standing Water – Microbial Growth

Busted Sewage Lines

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 

Our SERVPRO technicians can inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water damage encountered.

Office: 440-564-7266 or visit us at:

visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com/

Emergency Storm Situation in Geauga County

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

Is your Geauga County business prepared for an emergency storm situation? Inclement weather situations and power outages can give little to no warning, which is why it is important for your business to have basic emergency supplies on hand in the event they are needed. Here are a few ideas to make sure you have on hand and in date.

Water

Radios

Emergency Lights

First Aid Kit

Sanitation Supplies

Fire Extinguisher

Spill Kits

Caution Tape and Cones

Wet Floor Signs

Evacuation Plan

Eyewash Station(s)

Contact Numbers – Gas, Electric, Fire, Police, 24- hour Emergency Service Company, Insurance Company, Property Owner, and Employee Contacts.

Having an emergency kit and plan during times of crisis will hopefully keep you and your staff safe. If you would like help establishing a plan, call SERVPRO of Geauga County at 440-564-7266. Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com for more information on storm damage. We are always here to help.

Geauga County Commercial Property Flooding

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

Geauga County Commercial Property Water Damage at a Geuaga County Commercial Property

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’re 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