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SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is Hiring a Fire & Water Technician

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Words Here to Help SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is Hiring a Fire & Water Technician.

Breaking News….. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is hiring a Fire & Water Technician. Do you love the challenge of leading a team and helping customers through a difficult situation?  We are a nationally recognized clean up and restoration company that is locally owned and operated in Stark County, Ohio. As a technician, you will be making a difference in the lives of our customers each day that have suffered a major disaster to their home or business. We have a sincere desire of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened!”  Our franchise is seeking a team member who has a great attitude, can work efficiently in high demand situations, and is dependable and energetic. As a valued member of our team, you will be part of a company that has been around for over 40 years.

Hours: 40 hours/week, flexible to work overtime when required.

SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Respond to and manage water, fire and mold losses.
Ensure job processes and procedures are followed.
Monitor projects to completion.
Maintain equipment and vehicle inventory.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
  • Must have a valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • We provide 24-hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed.
    Some night and weekend work is required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

3 ways to apply:


1. Call our office at 330-823-4088
2. Stop by and fill out a job application at 3317 Orion St NW, North Canton OH 44720
3. E-mail resume to spworks03@gmail.com.

Learn more about our company at www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com

Alliance Homeowners: We specialize in Fire Damage Cleanup & Restoration

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Cabinets microwave smoke soot residue Fire, soot and smoke damage to a kitchen in Alliance, Ohio. SERVPRO crews will clean up and restore to preloss condition.

You wake up in the middle of the night to a smell of smoke, would you know what to do? Your ability to get yourself and your family out depends on the advance warning of your fire alarm and planning your fire escape plan of action.

Once a fire has begun it can spread rapidly throughout your home in a matter of minutes. Practice a walk-through of your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, finding two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Practicing fire safety is one of the best methods that individuals can use to keep themselves and their household protected against a disaster. Fires can start by many reasons, but knowing a few prevention tips can reduce them from happening.


Here are some home fire escape tips:

  • Install smoke detector on each level of your home and inside of each bedroom.
  • Check your smoke detector monthly to make sure it’s working properly. Change the batteries at least once a year.
  • Plan to assist family members who are an able to escape on their own.
  • Practice both your primary and alternative escape routes.
  • Check to make sure all windows open easily.
  • Yell or pound on walls to notify other family members of the fire.
  • Never waste time getting dressed or gathering valuables.
  • Always test doors for heat before opening.
  • Crawl on the floor stoop low to avoid smoke.
  • Exit quickly and calmly. Get out and stay out.
  • Go to the designated meeting place outside.
  • Make sure everyone is out of the house.
  • Call for help from a neighbor’s home.

If you have a fire what would you lose; your possessions, your home, your memories? You could save a life by being prepared with working smoke alarms a having a practice plan in place.  

After a fire, who would you call to come and clean up and restore your home? SERVPRO of South & East Stark County have the crews that are IICRC certified in fire clean up and restoration.  Call us today 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! Visit our website at: https://www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

Fire, Water & Vandalism Home Insurance Claims

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

Ceiling Soot in Air vent SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can restore a home after fire, soot and smoke damage in Louisville, Ohio.

There are many different areas in your home that could cause water, fire or vandalism damage. Most homeowners carry insurance that will cover the cost to restore and rebuild a home after such a devastating event. Although, most water and fire damage can and should be avoided through proper maintenance.

Below is a list of hot-spots in each area of your home for insurance claims:

  • Roof- water can seep in for months, creating mold.
  • Laundry room- clean the dryer lint trap and air ducks to prevent fires.
  • Bathroom Plumbing- check your plumbing regularly for leaks.
  • Fireplace- have your chimney or wood stove cleaned annually.
  • Kitchen- Take care to avoid cooking fires.
  • Doors and windows- secured them to keep intruders out.
  • Garage- too much clutter can increase the chance of a fire.
  • Basement- inspect oil furnace yearly to avoid puff bags.
  • Outdoors- make sure tree limbs are trimmed so they can’t damage your home.

If you experience a water, fire or vandalism damage to your home, the SERVPRO of South & East Stark County team follows industry standards to restore your property and peace of mind through timely mitigation and following the insurance standards.  Our crews are highly trained to clean up and restore your home or building after a fire, water, vandalism damage. No job is to big for us! www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com

10 Steps to Winterize your Canton, Ohio Home to Prevent Water Damage

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Snow Plows Prevent water damage to your home by winterizing to before the next major snow storm in Canton, Ohio.

The next few months the Canton, Ohio area might experience several snowstorms. It is important to winterize your home to help prevent water damage from the freezing temperatures, snow and ice.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has these 10 steps to help winterize your home:

1. Change the filter in your furnace.

  1. Check the drafts. Use an incense stick or something else that has a little smoke not a lot. Hold it up to outlets, windows, and flash boards. If the smoke blows, grab some caulk and start sealing.
  2. Insulate your attic. And easy way to see if your attic has enough insulation is to see how quickly the snow melts from your roof compare it to your neighbors. If it is melting faster compared to other houses you have a problem.
  3. Clean out all those families from your gutter.
  4. If you have an older home, wrapping your water pipes in insulation might save you from a burst pipe when it freezes.
  5. Check all your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Change the batteries.
  6. Trim any tree limbs that could fall in damage property if covered in ice.
  7. Prepare a 48-hour emergency kit in case you get snowed in.
  8. Disconnect any outside hoses and irrigation systems to keep them from freezing and bursting.
  9. Think ahead on any building or remodeling projects you might want to start this coming spring. Schedule a meeting with a local contract that says your budget and needs.

All SERVPRO’s are locally owned and operated. We will respond quickly to fire, storm and water damages to homes and businesses that are in 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.

Flooding Water Damage to Commercial Companies in Canton, Ohio

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Hallway Air movers SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can dry-out and restore your business after a flood.

A flood in your business is a very stressful and destructive event. Preparation is a key component for making it through any type of water damage. Our company provides a free new cost assessment to your facility to take the stress off your shoulders. The Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and restoration services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. Our SERVPRO team will guide a business owner through the process and do everything as quickly and efficiently as possible in offer to get your business back to normal.

The following is the SERVPRO Water Restoration Process:


1. Emergency Contact - The restoration process begins when you call us.

2. Inspection and Assessment - SERVPRO will determine the scope of your water damage at this stage.


3. Water Removal - This process begins almost immediately to remove the majority of the water.

4. Drying into Humidification – We use specialized equipment to remove any remaining water that is harder to access.

5. Cleaning and Sanitation- At this stage we clean all restore items and structure damaged by the water.
6. Restoration – This is the process of restoring your home or business to its preloss condition.

All SERVPRO’s are locally owned and operated. We will respond quickly to fire, storm and water damages to homes and businesses that are located in 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.

Home Maintenance Checklist for January

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Icicles Roof Prevent water damage to your home by removing ice dams that were produced from melting snow on your roof.

It’s the beginning of the New Year and its important to have a New Year’s Resolution to prevent water damage to your home by doing these 5 important home maintenance items:

  • Clean your pipes- de-scale your pipes overnight using vinegar. Make sure to brush up on white things you should and shouldn’t put down your dreams and what plumber suggest when cleaning your drinks.
  • Clean shower heads and taps- clean your your showerheads and taps from hard water deposits by soaking them in vinegar overnight. Clean out your Fossett aerators to improve water flow.
  • Clean and re-caulk- remove moldy, broken, or cracked caulk around bathtubs, showers, toilets, and sinks. We caulk these elements to keep them secure and safe from leaks, water damage, and more.
  • Get rid of ice dams- remove icicles and ice dams on your roof. When they melt, they can flood your roof, causing leaks and running the wood that makes up the top of your home.
  • Clean pop-up mechanisms-clean your pop-up sink mechanisms this week and ensure that you don’t have anything that’s clogging up your sink.

All SERVPRO’s are locally owned and operated. We will respond quickly to fire, storm and water damages to homes and businesses that are located in 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.

How and When to Use a Fire Extinguisher in Your Building

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguisher in Hallway Remember the acronym PASS to properly use a fire extinguisher.

You see smoke in the hallway of your building, would you know what to do or how to use a fire extinguisher? SERVPRO of South & East Stark County would like to provide you with some tips if you encounter a small office fire. First you should access the situation. Identify an escape, and the fire is not between you and the route. Alert your co-worker or other occupants of the building make sure someone has called the fire department. If the you are safe and from the toxic smoke produced by the fire and the fire is small. For example. It is contained to a single object, such as a wastebasket. If the fire is too large for you to handle then immediately escape from the building. If you are not in danger and feel that you can safely attempt to extinguish the fire, remember the acronym PASS to help you activate the extinguisher successfully.  

  • Pull the pin at the top of the extinguisher that prevents the handle from being pressed.
  • Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.  
  • Sweep foam from side to side at the base of the fire.

If the fire re-ignites then repeat the above steps. Also, remember to check your extinguisher regularly to make sure the outside of the extinguisher is clean and all parts are operable and not damaged or restricted.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is locally owned and operated. We will respond quickly to fire, storm and water damages to homes and businesses that are located in 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.

Water Damage to Commercial Properties in Stark County Ohio

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

Man, Equipment, Phone Call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County for a commercial ready plan for a water, storm or fire disaster in Stark County, Ohio.

Are you READY for what the New Year may bring your way? SERVPRO of South & East Stark County hopes that your business has a prosperous New Year! Although, a possible rainstorm or electrical fire can prevent this from happening. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is here to make things "Like it never even happened," when it comes to fire and water disasters to your commercial building.

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan ahead. The businesses that survive a disaster have had an emergency preparedness plan in place. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has developed a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business that will minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. The ERP is a no charge and no obligation comprehensive document that contains critical information about your building, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. Having this information in hand helps you and SERVPRO to react to an unexpected disaster and quickly and effectively help minimize interruption. And, because disasters are unexpected, there is a Smartphone app and web version of the Program available to provide you with access to your ERP 24/7.

When fire or water damage puts things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. Call 330-823-4088 for the crew that is faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in giving control back to business owners after the devastating effects from a pipe break, sump pump malfunction, toilet overflow, sprinkler malfunction, flood or fire. If you are located in Alliance, Louisville, Navarre, Brewster, Beach City, Waynesburg, East Canton, Carrollton or New Philadelphia we are the franchise to call.

Tips to Winterize Your Home in North Canton, Ohio

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in Attic Winterize your home to prevent water damage and mold growth to your home from winter storms in North Canton, Ohio.

Strong winds, snow, rain and ice can take a toll on a home and winter temperatures can also freeze pipes. During the winter season damage from anyone of these can damage property by allowing moisture to enter a property and cause water damage and mold growth. Because winter temperatures and weather-related storms can be so hard on a house, it’s important to take steps to prepare for the season and prevent problems occurring.

The following steps can help protect your home from winter weather water damage and mold growth:

  1. This includes insulating any exposed pipes and evaluate the homes attic, basement or crawlspace to see if it needs more insulation. This is also a good time to check to see if there is any water damage to these areas from existing leaks.
  2. Be sure the attic as well ventilated.
  3. Turn off the water to exterior hose spigots and if possible, cover the outside waterlines or spigots.
  4. Shut off and drain the outside yards irrigation system.
  5. Clean gutters and drown spout to make sure water drain properly and to minimize the risk of ice dam.
  6. Make sure water drains away from the home.
  7. Check to make sure all fireplaces are working properly and or not obstructed.
  8. Caulk around windows, doors and other openings.
  9. Fix any cracks or holes in the foundation.
  10. Check for drafts. Add weatherstripping to the drafted areas where it’s worn or missing.
  11. Have your heating system inspected before it is needed to make sure it is working properly and that there are no carbon monoxide leaks. This is also a good time to change your air filter and inspect for any debris in your air ducks.
  12. Check the roof flashing, chimney, siding and skylights for any signs of damage.
  13. Trim back any branches that could cause damage to the house during the winter storm.

If moisture does enter the home, mold has the potential to begin to grow. Under certain conditions it can begin to grow in as short as 24 to 48 hours. It is important to clean and dry any materials that become wet. If mold is found it can sometimes be removed from non-porous areas, but if it grows on porous materials it may have to be replaced.  Removing these materials in properly could spread the mold throughout a house. Calling a water and mold clean up and restoration company can help prevent the spreading of mold growth. The crews at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County have crews that are highly trained and IICRC certified in water and mold cleanup. Call us today at 330-823-3088.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County Specializes in Commercial Property Water Clean up & Restoration

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that 50% of businesses never reopen after a fire or water disaster? SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running, "Like it never even happened"!

There are many circumstances that a commercial building might endure a water damage from a flooding, pipe-break, sprinkler malfunction, sewage back up which can destroy a business in minutes. Every hour that isn't spent cleaning and restoring is lost revenue to your business. If the area is not properly dried between the walls or floors this could lead to mold growth in these hidden areas. When you need an emergency restoration company to help clean up and restore your business, call one of our highly trained professionals that are certified in water, fire and mold clean up and restoration.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can provide:

  • Over 40 years of experience as leading fire and water cleanup and restoration providers.
  • There are over 1,500 franchises servicing 48 states.
  • More locations for faster responses.
  • Quick response time to help ensure the damage is contained and the restoration process begins promptly.
  • Large loss capabilities - no fire or water damage is too big.

When you experience a water damage in Stark County, Ohio please call the professionals at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088.