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Fourth of July Fire Warning!

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

With the Fourth of July approaching and the current Pandemic situation, many festivals and shows have been canceled. There is a potential risk that homeowners will attempt to put on a firework show of their own. Note, the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), reports that an average of 18500 fires per year are caused by fireworks. These include 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16900 outside and other fires, as well as two deaths per year. Studies showed that there is more property damage on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year.

Fire loss from reckless actions are certainly something that nobody wants to deal with. Hiring a qualified professional to take care of the matter is paramount. If you are the victim of illegal fireworks damage SERVPRO of Geauga County, is a certified fire restoration company. We are on call 24/7 and are here to help to make the process a little more bearable.

Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com  or call us at (440) 564-7266,for more information on fire damage.

Be safe and have fun this Fourth of July!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Geauga County today at  440-564-7266 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Plumbing leak in your Chardon home?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Have you experienced a plumbing issue, broken, leaky valve? If you are wondering how to deal with water damage, we are here to help.

Water damage is a serious issue that can become more problematic by the minute. It is imperative that you take steps to prevent additional water from entering your home. For example, you can shut off the main water supply or call a plumber to assist you. By taking this action, you can prevent additional water from entering the space while you wait for help to arrive.

After you have taken steps to stop additional water from damaging your property, you can easily hire a trusted mitigation team to assist with the remaining steps in the cleanup process.

The mitigation team will begin the water extraction and debris removal, process. Once the water has been extracted, the issue of high humidity levels may remain. High humidity levels can cause mold to grow, dehumidification fans will be used by your mitigation team to address this problem.

Once the drying out phase has been completed, cleaning would follow. The mitigation team will completely clean, sanitize, and deodorize the affected area of your property. Once all steps have been followed restoration if needed could begin.

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.

We are Cleaning Experts

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Geauga County, 440-564-7266

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Geauga County Fire Damage Restoration Services

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Structure Fire The fire was so intense that it caused very dangerous holes in the ceiling above.

Fire Damage Restoration Services

Damages after a fire can be far worse than first visible. Without professional fire cleanup services, you may be unable to restore your home or business to its former, preloss condition. Often, the home or business is left with soot and smoke smells which can cause further damage to the house. Soot can contribute to increased corrosion of the properties structure as well as discoloration of surfaces in the home. The role of SERVPRO of Geauga County is to secure your property, remove soot, smoke, and other forms of damage caused by a fire.

SERVPRO of Geauga County will assist in the following:

Board Up Service

Soot & Smoke Removal

Contents Inventory

Total Loss Inventory

Pack Outs

Cleaning of Contents and Furniture

Storage of Contents

Debris Removal

If you have unfortunately suffered from fire damage and are in need of restoration and cleanup services, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate professionals.
Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com for more information on fire damage. Or Call Us Today to Learn More 440-564-7266.

Neighbors Magazine - Michael Bowdren Feature

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Magazine Article Michael Bowdren Cleans Up Geauga County

Recently Michael was the cover story for a local magazine article, here is a portion:

The concerns over the coronavirus are affecting the whole family, as they are the rest of the country. As an owner of a SERVPRO franchise, Mike is on the frontlines trying to keep his customers safe. As soon as news of the virus spreading hit, Mike and other SERVPRO franchises began receiving phone calls about proactive disinfecting of structures due to the virus. “We are figuring out the best options for our clients. SERVPRO has structured its cleaning protocols into three categories depending on the level of exposure that has occurred at a site,” he explains. Category One is proactive cleaning and disinfecting surfaces when no cases are suspected or reported in a structure; Category Two is for when there has been a suspected case in the structure; Category Three is a result of a confirmed coronavirus case within the structure. The tough thing is that while many of us are staying home riding out this situation, SERVPRO and its employees are hard at work. “I am reminding our employees that we are working when others aren’t. We are working when people are sleeping and when people have suffered catastrophes in their businesses and homes with hurricanes, flooding, and now the coronavirus.” As with all of us, the virus isn’t just affecting our work lives. It is affecting our families, and the same is true of Mike and his girls. Mike and the girls look forward to things getting back to normal. In the meantime, Mike says, “We just want to reach out to everyone in our neighborhood and hope that everyone is staying well and practicing what they are supposed to in order to stay safe.”

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How To Clean Clothing After a Fire

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Ozone Machine This compact machine has the power of a thunderstorm when it comes to eliminating odors!

Smoke odor after a fire could remain in clothing unless it is properly treated. Trying to deodorize with perfumes, sprays, or disinfectants, will only mask the smoke odor. The smoke odor will return once the chemical, based spray evaporates. One of the best methods to deodorize clothing is called an ozone treatment. An ozone treatment will produce an oxidizing agent that resembles the smell, that one may smell, after a thunderstorm. Using an ozone machine should be done by a professional in an ozone room / chamber. An ozone treatment should also be done prior to any laundering and or dry cleaning. SERVPRO of Geauga County provides timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke, soot and odor removal to content claims inventory and document restoration.

Need a Professional? Call Us Today to Learn More 440-564-7266

Storm & Flood Damage

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Down Tree Due to a Storm This Geauga County tree fell on a horse barn.

SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our technicians 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 have the ability, to respond quicker. A faster response time, lessens the potential 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 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

Trashcan Fire Can Devastate Your Geauga County Home

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Garage Fire Fire caused by placing ashes from an outdoor firepit into a garbage can then placing the can in the garage.

One of the best things on a cool spring evening is sitting by a fire outside.  With a few tips, you can have a safe evening with s'mores and loved ones.

  • Only burn dry, cured wood.  That means wood that has dried for 8-12 months. 
  • Do not burn treated or construction wood.  It can be chemically treated and produce dangerous fumes when burned.
  • Never leave a fire unattended, especially around children.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand just in case.
  • Build your fire slowly.
  • Even after putting water on the fire, there may be hot ashes deep inside.
  • Never shovel ashes into a plastic or rubber trash can
  • Never store a trash can with ashes in your garage or home.
  • Call SERVPRO Of Geauga County for any Emergency clean ups. at 440-564-7266.

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 to service your home and repair and restore after a fire.

Wind Damage to Your Auburn Township Home or Business

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Wind Damage to Auburn Home Wind damage caused gutter and roof damage to this Auburn Township home.

Wind and hail can cause multiple issues to your home or business such as:

  • Blown off or peeling shingles
  • Chimney Damage
  • Tears in Rubber Roofs
  • Damaged Soffit and or Fascia
  • Broken or Damaged Windows
  • Downed Powerlines with Potential Fire Hazards
  • Trip, Fall, Overhead, Puncture Hazards – Look for loose nails, broken glass, downed wires, broken gutters etc.

Wind damage and hail can also lead to unforeseen issues such as roof leaks and water damage inside your home. If left unseen or treated, you can be left with issues of mold and even structural issues. SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a storm, fire, smoke, mold or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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 SERVPRO Of Geauga County for any Emergency cleanups at 440-564-7266.