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Who Do You Call for Property Cleanup and Restoration in Canton, Ohio? SERVPRO of South and East Stark County, That’s Who!

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

Man Couch Water If you experience a water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County to clean up and restore your Canton, Ohio home.

When you experience a fire, water, storm or mold damage in your Canton home or business you want a restoration company that is quick, professional and has a highly qualified cleanup and restoration team. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County crews are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained and hold certifications in multiple specialties and have hands-on experience working on a range of disaster scenarios. Our customers benefit from our full-service one stop shop. The next several blogs will be about how our crews cleanup and restore after a water, fire, storm and/or mold damage.

Water Damage

A water disaster can happen any time of day or night. Our company operates 24 hours a day – 365 days a year. Each water damage is different, and our team understands what is happening and what needs to be done. After the initial call to our office an estimator will be dispatched to your home or business to begin mitigation process.

Our crews understand using the proper equipment makes a difference in properly and efficiently drying down your structure to reduce time and expense. Scoping the area of the water damage involves locating all the areas of the structure into which water has intruded. They will also determine how much moisture has been absorbed into the structure and the contents in the home. After determining the affected area and all standing water has been extracted, professional drying equipment will be put in place to prevent secondary damages to the flooring or drywall affected by the water loss.

The equipment will be monitored and checked daily until all areas are completely dried. If a water damage claim was filed all documentation will be sent to an insurance adjuster or company. SERVPRO of South and East Stark County uses insurance-based pricing.

If you experience a water damage, please call the professional team of SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088. Stay tuned to our next Blog: Fire Damage Restoration.

How to Prevent Water From Damaging your Home

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Hot water tank SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can cleanup after a hot water tank breaks. Our crews were able to restore this basement in Lousiville, Ohio.

How to keep water from damaging your home! Water can spread quickly throughout your home, ruining your hardwood flooring, drywall, cabinets, and other household items. The good news is that water damage can be prevented with the right knowledge.

Below are several ways you can you protect your home from residential water damage:

  • Damaged & Leaky Pipes

Pipes are another large source of water damage in your home. What starts out as a small leak can quickly become a lot of mold in your home. Check the areas where your pipes might be tucked away, such as under the sink, for signs of water leaking for cracks, bulges, stains, and other signs of moisture on your ceiling or floors. If you see any signs of water damage, call a plumber right away to avoid larger problems in the future. Be sure to check and insulate your pipes every year before winter begins. Pipes can rupture and freeze within a few hours, soaking your entire house. 

  • Appliances

Many of the appliances in your home have running water such as your refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine and hot water tank. As the appliances get older, their pipes can rust, and their hoses can weaken. Other common water damages include worn gaskets, broken doors, and clogged drains. If these appliances leak, they can release a large amount of water in a short amount of time and cause lots of issues. Make sure that you are caught up on maintenance on your appliances, and check the areas around and behind them regularly for signs of leaks.

  • Sinks & Tubs

Bathroom sink, shower and tub drains can become quickly clogged with dirt, grease, hair, and other substances. Pipes can break down, and structural damage is common. If drain clogs are not cleared, problems such as disease, sickness and aggravated health conditions could occur. If left unchecked, clogged drains can cause damage to other places in the home. When water is left running in or near a home it can cause water damage. Be sure to double check that you turn off your sinks, shower, sprinklers, and garden hoses after using them.

Sometimes natural events, such as a big storm, cause flooding in homes. While you cannot prevent weather events, you can help protect your home. Large amounts of water cannot be absorbed by the land, and may overflow into your home. A flood and sump pump alarm and warning system can help you protect your home against a natural water disaster.  Install foundation vents or sump pumps. You can also grade your lawn away from the house. Make sure you know where the water main is and shut it off when you leave for an extended period.

  • Structural Damage & Leaky Roofs

Moisture dripping through your concrete and crawl spaces can lead to mold and rotting. Check your home regularly for these signs. Cleaning your gutters regularly and maintaining your trees and vegetation will keep unwelcome water from damaging your walls and foundation. Yet another thing that can leak in your home is your roof. If you notice water dripping into your home during a rainstorm, you have an issue with a leaky roof. Consult a professional to fix the issue. Be sure to take care of the problem quickly, especially if you are expecting bad weather in your area.

Residential water damage can be caused by natural disasters, clogged drains, or damaged pipes. With the right precautions, you will not have to worry about water damage for years to come. If you do experience a water damage, calling a professional water clean up and restoration company is the best thing to do to make sure your home is properly dried. Our team at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is available 24 hours a day at 330-823-4088.

Fire Safety Tips for Homeowners in Louisville, Ohio

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke Alarm A working smoke alarm increases your chance to survive a deadly home fire in Louisville, Ohio.

Every second counts during a fire. It is essential to be prepared before a fire strikes your home!

Some tips to help prepare for this include:

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan

  • Have two ways of getting out of your home in the event your primary way out is blocked by fire or smoke.
  • A secondary route may include exiting your window onto a neighboring roof, tree or store a fire ladder under your bed.
  • Check your windows and screens twice a year to insure they are not stuck and can be removed easily.
  • Practice feeling your way out of your home with your eyes closed in case your house is full of black smoke during a fire.
  • Teach your children not to hide or be afraid of firefighters.

A Working Smoke Alarm Significantly Increases You Surviving a Home Fire

  • Test Batteries Often
  • Install a battery and hard-wired smoke alarm
  • Replace batteries once a year unless it is a non-replaceable 10-year lithium battery
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including basements, both inside and outside bedrooms
  • Replace entire smoke alarm every 8-10 years or according to manufacturer instructions
  • Never disable a smoke alarm

According to www.ready.gov it is Always Important to Do the Following Before a Fire

  1. make digital copies of valuable documents and records like birth certificates.
  2. Sleep with the door open.
  3. Contact your local fire department for information on training on the proper use and maintenance of fire extinguishers.
  4. Consider installing an automatic fire sprinkler in your home.

If you have suffered a fire damage in Louisville, Ohio please call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County. It is essential to call a preferred and reputable restoration company that your insurance company works with. We can help restore your home or business to preloss condition call us 24 hours a day at 330-823-4088 or visit www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

Stay tuned for What to do During a Fire!

September is National Preparedness Month - Tips for Navarre Homeowners

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Words National Preparedness Month Be prepared - Make a Plan Today! September is National Preparedness Month. SERVPRO of S&E Stark County is here to help cleanup after a disaster.

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month to remind everyone that “we must all take action, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit,” (ready.gov).

It is important for you and your family to have a plan in case of a disaster.

  1. Weather Alerts: You may receive them on your television, phone, public address system or a weather radio.
  2. Shelter plan: Do you shelter at home or a public facility? If you are sheltering at home you need two-three days of necessary items such as food, water, medications, etc. If you need to find a shelter; text shelter on your phone and enter your zip-code and you will receive a list of all local shelters.
  3. Evacuation plan: Practice with your family all the available exits in case of an emergency. Make sure you practice a secondary evacuation in case the first route is blocked.
  4. Communication plan: Many times, your family members may be in the community whether they are at school, sports practice, or work. Make sure your family has a list of important family and friends phone numbers. Also, include doctors and emergency medical facilities.
  5. Emergency preparedness kit: The kit should include basic items first aid, food, water, flashlight, batteries, cash, paper, pencils, cell phones and anything you may need for a couple of days.

In all the steps please consider the senior citizens children and pets in your home. For further information and resources visit the website www.ready.gov on how to make a plan.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is always here to help clean up and restore fire water or storm disaster call us at 330-823-4088 or visit www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

Home Fires in Alliance, Ohio

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

fire home If you experience a home fire, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088 to clean up and restore your home in Alliance, Ohio.

A fire can destroy your home in 2-5 minutes. It is important to be prepared before a fire strikes your life, your belongings, and your structure. Remember it only takes 30 seconds for a small flame to become a major fire and fill your home with black smoke making it hard to see. The heat of a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and 600 degrees at eye level. If ever in a fire always stay low and go! Did you know that according to www.ready.gov asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by 3-to-1 ratio?

Our next blogs will discuss: 

  • What to do before a fire?
  • What to do during a fire?
  • What to do after a fire?
  • How to prevent a fire?

If you have suffered a fire damage in Alliance, Ohio located in Stark County, please call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County. It is essential to call a preferred and reputable restoration company that your insurance company works with. We can help restore your home or business to preloss condition call us 24 hours a day at 330-823-4088 or visit www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

Stay tuned for What to do Before a Fire!

Mold Remediation in Dover, Ohio

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Wall SERVPRO of South & East Stark County specialize in mold remediation in Dover, Ohio.

When water intrudes a structure during a storm and if is not professionally cleaned up, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County crews have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Although every mold damage scenario is different requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a “typical” mold removal process. After calling SERVPRO of South & East Stark County, the mold cleanup and restoration process begins. Our production manager will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed for your mold remediation. An estimator will carefully inspect for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.

Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO® technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress.

Removing Mold & Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

The SERVPRO of South & East Stark County crews understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Call us today at 330-823-4088.

Be Fire Safe During the 4th of July

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Fireworks If you experience a fire caused from fireworks, grilling or campfires please call SERVPRO of S&E Stark County to cleanup and restore your home.

With the Fourth of July coming up, it is a good time to learn about fire damage caused by fireworks and grilling. They both can pose risks to property, so following the below tips will ensure a safe holiday and a Happy 4th of July in Canton, Ohio:

Fireworks safety:

  • Always read directions first
  • Always have an adult present
  • Use fireworks outdoors only
  • Light one at a time and keep a safe distance
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Have a bucket of water and a hose handy
  • Never carry fireworks in your pockets.

Safe grilling:

  • Use gas and charcoal barbecue grills outside only
  • Position grills far from siding, branches, and house eaves
  • Keep children and pets a least three feet away
  • Never added charcoal starter fluid when coals are ignited
  • Always follow the instructions when using grills
  • Supervise a barbecue grill when in use

Following the above tips will make for a safe celebration, however, if you do experience a fire disaster, SERVPRO of South and East Stark County is here to help. Just remember that fire damage can lead to many more problems where our SERVPRO services may be needed. If the fire department was called to put out the flames, then not only will you have fire, soot, and smoke damage, but you will need water cleanup and restoration services.

If you have fire damage to your home or business, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of Stark County at 330-823-4088. Our professional crews are available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week, even on holidays! Your property and belongings will be restored with care! SERVPRO of We wish everyone a very safe and Happy 4th of July!

SERVPRO is Here to Help!

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Men & Woman SERVPRO of South & East Stark County crews are here to help home and business owners after a water, fire or storm disaster.

The SERVPRO of South & East Stark County team takes pride in the ability to help when home and business owners experience the devastation of a storm, water, or fire disaster. When you call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088, you will be greeted with kindness and compassion by our Administrative Assistance, Tracy, that has been with the company for over 20 years or Rhonda our Office Manager that has been here for 12 years. With both of their vast knowledge with clean up and restoration they will guide you in the necessary steps you must take to get your home or business to preloss condition. Our amazing estimators Joe, Alex and Heather will guide you through our process, paperwork and guide our knowledgeable crews through the whole process. Whether you are calling about an initial loss, an ongoing loss, or an emergency call, our team will walk you through each step, gathering important insurance information, and answer any questions you may have. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Visit our website at https://www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com/ for a list of all of our services.

Flooding Cleanup & Restoration

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Drying Equipment SERVPRO has specialized drying equipment to dry-out and restore your home after water damage due to flooding in Louisville, Ohio.

When your house floods, the water can cause severe devastation to the structure of the house, your belongings, and the health of the inside environment. Flood waters contain mud and many contaminants that can be hazardous to your health along with ruining your belongings. High dollar items can get ruined all at once, even with just an inch of water. When the flood waters enter your home, it can destroy your carpeting, wallboard, appliances, and furniture. A more severe storm or deeper flood may add damage to even more expensive systems, like your ducts, the heater and air conditioner, roofing, private sewage and well systems, utilities, and the foundation.

Flooded House Clean Up

If you do experience flood water in your home or business, it is important to remove and throw out porous wood, upholstered furniture or plush toys that may become in contact with floodwaters. The reason is to reduce mold development that will cause secondary damage. It is necessary to dry out your affected areas of your home or pieces of furniture inside for 48 hours.

If, you have had flooding, you must ensure that everything indoors is not contaminated. Dry your home or business and everything in it. Cleaning appropriately will eliminate any dangerous microscopic organisms and infections, and drying will keep biological mold from forming or expanding. When clearing out your flooded home, or business:
1. Discard wet materials that cannot be cleaned.
2. For protection purposes, take photos of all the house flooding harmed property that you should discard.
3. Wash blinds, apparel, and bedding with hot sudsy water. Blanch them at whatever point conceivable and afterward dry and iron them.
4. Flush floor coverings and furniture with clean water, and cleanser and air-dry them.

When your home is flooded, the first step it to assess the damage and call a local water restoration company. The quicker you can remove the water from your home and begin the dry out process the better your chances that secondary damage like mold does not start. Call the professional crews at SERVPRO of South and East Stark County at 330-823-4088 to begin the cleanup and restoration process.

Storm Damage Safety Tips for Homeowners in Stark County, Ohio

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can clean up and rebuild your home after storm damage in Stark County, Ohio.

Storm safety tips

Spring is here and Stark County, Ohio has already had severe weather.  Many homes have already had major damage in just minutes from thunderstorms, heavy rain, flooding, lightning, hail and even a tornado. Homeowners should always have a disaster plan of action and a basic emergency kit ready for when a severe storm strikes.

Here are a few suggestions to be prepared before and during the storm:

  1. A family disaster plan should include where to assemble in the house when the storm hits such as an interior room or basement.
  2. Have a back-up phone if your phone system requires electricity to work, plan to have a standard telephone or cellular phone.
  3. First aid kit which includes sterile dressings, antibiotic ointment, scissors, thermometer, non-prescription drugs such as pain relievers, prescription medication and supplies.
  4. Copies of insurance policies, identification, bank account records in a waterproof container.
  5. Food at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food for adults, children, babies and pets along with the can opener.
  6. Secure your outdoor furniture, secure any items that can be blown by high-winds.
  7. Use flashlights, not candles. During a power outage, use battery operated flashlights, and not candles, due to the risk of fire.
  8. Have fresh drinking water and ice. Freeze containers filled with water and placed in refrigerator during an outage to prevent food from spoiling.

Why Call SERVPRO of S&E Stark County

SERVPRO of SERVPRO of S&E Stark County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a storm damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. We will respond quickly to the Louisville, Alliance, Navarre, Brewster, Beach City, Waynesburg, Canton, New Philadelphia, Dover and surrounding communities. Our knowledgeable, highly trained and IICRC certified crews are available 24/7/365 days a year. Call us today at 330-823-4088.