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Spring Thunderstorms in Geauga County

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

The Red Cross offers tips and advice for SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY. The following was copied directly from redcross.org/thunderstorm

  • Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind.
  • Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by lightning are not in the area where rain is occurring.
  • If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, take shelter in a substantial building or in a vehicle with the windows closed. Get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds.
  • If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be in danger from lightning. If thunder roars, go indoors! The National Weather Service recommends staying inside for at least 30 minutes after the last thunder clap.
  • Avoid electrical equipment and telephones. Use battery-powered TVs and radios instead.
  • Shutter windows and close outside doors securely. Keep away from windows.
  • Do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing.
  • If you are driving, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rain ends. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that conduct electricity in and outside the vehicle.
  • If you are outside and cannot reach a safe building, avoid high ground; water; tall, isolated trees; and metal objects such as fences or bleachers. Picnic shelters, dugouts and sheds are NOT safe.
  • 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 1700 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 or visit us at: http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com 

Geauga County Commercial Emergency Plan

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Disasters can happen at anytime! SERVPRO of Geauga County, can help you become better prepared for any disaster that may happen with the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP). 

As many as 50% of businesses shut down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. Call us today at 440-564-7266 to get your ERP started!

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

Cigarette Fires Are Preventable!

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Garbage Can Fire Fire caused by a cigarette thrown in a trash can the was not completely put out.

Most home fires occur in the kitchen while cooking and are the leading cause of injuries from fire. Another cause of fires at night are carelessly discarded cigarettes. These fires can be particularly dangerous because they may smolder for a long period before being discovered by sleeping residents.

Cigarette fires are preventable! The following are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent a tragedy.

Smoking

  • If you smoke, smoke outside. Most home fires caused by smoking materials start inside the home. Put your cigarettes out in a can filled with sand.
  • Make sure cigarettes and ashes are out. The cigarette really needs to be completely stubbed out in an ashtray or can with sand. Soak cigarette butts and ashes in water before throwing them away. Never toss hot cigarette butts or ashes in the trash can.
  • Check for cigarette butts. Chairs and sofas catch on fire fast and burn fast. Don't put ashtrays on them. If people have been smoking in the home, check for cigarettes under cushions.
  • Never smoke in a home where oxygen is used, even if it is turned off. Oxygen can be explosive and makes fire burn hotter and faster.
  • Be alert - don’t smoke in bed! If you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine that makes you drowsy, put your cigarette out first.

If you have unfortunately suffered from a fire and need restoration, cleanup services, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate professionals. Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 440-564-7266

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

Geauga County Flood Mitigation

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Mitigation of Flood Damage

If you notice any kind of uncontrolled water in your home or business, you should not wait until the problem escalates. Most flood damage cases start as a small defect and end up bursting into an uncontrollable mess.

Flood damage is also associated with plumbing failures. Some of the steps you should take immediately you notice that there is damage in the water system include:

  • Do not panic, remain focused on the task at hand
    • Call your plumbing service company, some of them offer water cleanup and drying services
    • If you can access the water main, shut it down to stop further loss of water and flooding
    • The main electrical breaker should be shut and all the plugged electrical appliances removed from the carpet
    • Lift all curtains that may be touching the floor
    • Books, papers, and fabrics should be removed

    The most important mitigation process is to commence with the restoration promptly. Calling an expert promptly will prevent further water loss and damage to your property. The experts will start with water cleanup to remove all the water in your business or home. Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.comfor more information on water damage.

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

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.