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5 Cleaning Tips for your Canton, Ohio Home

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Vents Dirt Check and clean your dryer vents to prevent a fire. If you experience a fire, call our professional team at 330-823-4088 to restore your home.

June is here in Canton, Ohio! As we become alive after a prolonged, cold winter, residents are busy preparing for the coming season by decluttering, cleaning and refreshing their interior and exterior living spaces. Below are 5 Summer Cleaning tips:

  1. Window Cleaning: Everyone enjoys the summer sun coming into their windows, but seeing spots, fingerprints, dust, and grime can be gross. To clean the exterior of your homes windows, you can use a mixture of dish soap, white vinegar, and water to get rid of dirt.
  2. Replace your HVAC’s air filters: It is important to replace your homes air filters especially after your furnace has run throughout the winter month. Changing the air filter every three months can help with allergies and air quality.
  3. Air Conditioning Unit: Get your air condition unit services by your local professional HVAC company to make sure that it runs throughout the warm summer months.
  4. Spruce up outdoor spaces: Keeping your outside looking clean and fresh, you will want to start by getting rid of any debris that might be left over from winter storms. To prevent water damage to your home clean and remove any leaves and debris.
  5. Vents, fans and compressors: Check and clean all bathroom vents and fans, vacuum out refrigerator compressors, and dryer vents and hoses to prevent and fire damage from dust, particles and debris.

When you call SERVPRO of South East Stark County at 330-823-4088 for your residential and commercial cleaning and restoration needs, you can trust that you are calling a leader in the industry. For more information visit our website.

Protect Your Louisville, OH Home Against a Flood

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Water Couch Table If an area flood causes water damage to your Louisville, Ohio home, call the experts at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County to cleanup & restore it.

If you live in a flood prone area, taking initiative-taking measures are necessary to protect your house and your valuables.

Below are a few tips before you experience a flood or water damage:

  • Take pictures of your valuables for insurance inventory.
  • Keep your valuables out of the basement so they are not in damage a flood water.
  • Store your important documents in a waterproof container.
  • Get flood insurance so you're protected against the damages of a flood.
  • Create a digital version and save them on a secure thumb drive.
  • Turn about your flood risk and the flood plan in your area of flood smart.gov.
  • Sign up for local weather alerts.
  • Raise your utilities electrical panels, water heater, furnace, etc. above the base flood elevation.
  • Use a battery-back up for your sump pump in case it fails.
  • Utilities are the number one reason that people file claims and most typically have to pay out-of-pocket because the claim is less than or equal to their deductible.
  • Keep a supply of sandbags plywood, plastic sheeting, or lumber to protect homes and valuables from flooding.

It is crucial that homeowners are careful when it comes to flood waters, damage, and other forms of water damage in and around their structure. It’s not always safe because some water can be toxic or filled with bacteria, and many people end up hurt trying to clean up on their own. Safety first is always the answer, and that means calling for professional help when necessary. Missing even one area of moisture in any homes can create the perfect breading grounds for mold, mildew, and many other issues that cause more expensive repairs.
Visit https://www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com/ more information on water damage. If you experience a water damage from a flood, please call our team at 330-823-4088.

Three Reasons Why Water Damage is Not a DIY Project - Call SERVPRO

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

hand hygrometer SERVPRO technicians use a hygrometer to check for moisture in your home or business after a water damage.

Three Reasons Why Water Damage is Not a DIY Project


1. Equipment: Do you own a hygrometer and know how to use it? A hygrometer, a moisture meter is a device used to measure the moisture content of the structure, structural components, and contents. Do you know what equipment can siphon the water out of your carpeting? An emergency cleaning restoration company crew does. When you hire these experts, you will not need to worry about what equipment to buy or how to use it. This saves you both money and time.

2. Mold Damage: Did you know that mold spores, can begin spreading in as little as 48 hours? Multi growth is a major risk in homes and businesses that have recently experienced a flood. These spores are known to cause allergy symptoms, As well as damage of property and belongings. Emergency cleaning services will begin tackling water damage right away, using the proper mold remediation techniques to prevent mold growth.

3. Insurance claims: A reputable emergency restoration and cleaning company will have experience working with insurance companies. They can manage communications with your insurance provider, including processing paperwork and overseeing your claim. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to begin getting your life back to normal.

When you need water damage restoration services fast, go with her trusted professionals at SERVPRO of South and East Stark County. We are in the Louisville and Alliance area. Our certified technicians provide a wide range of services including storm damage restoration services, water damage restoration, and mold mitigation services. Call us today at 330-823-4088.

Spring Weather Hazards in Louisville, Ohio

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

House Water Severe spring storms can produce heavy rains that can cause flooding and water damage to your Louisville, Ohio home.

Spring brings warmer, longer days and a much anticipated break from winter. However, spring also brings a very real threat of severe weather. Spring weather can be an unpredictable at best, but downright dangerous at worst. When you give some thought to the types of hazards a spring storm could produce, you can better begin to plan for your safety, the safety of your family, as well as your property.


Spring storms can result in:


Water damage: Water damage could happen because of heavy rains that cause flooding, foundation washouts, and sump-pump back-ups.


Fire damage: Fire damage could occur as a result of the use of alternative emergency heat sources, downed power lines, sprinkler systems that fail, or environmental conditions that could lead to structure fires like lightning.

Wind damage: Wind damage from storms can result in fallen trees and limbs, damage to siding and roofs, and potentially downed power lines.

Unfortunately, most of these hazards don't happen alone, for example, tornadoes and thunderstorms can put your property at risk for water, fire, and wind damage. Because spring weather is so unpredictable, you may be unprepared when severe weather hits. So, planning ahead makes sense, prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as well as a hazard they can bring.

You do not need to deal with the aftermath of a storm alone. SERVPRO of South and East Stark County is here to help when you need storm damage restoration and cleanup. We are available 24 hours a day at 330-823-4088.

SERVPRO Provides 24/7 Storm Damage Roof Tarping

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

Roof House Roof Tarping is a quick way to prevent further damage to your home or property.

Spring can produce heavy wind and severe thunderstorms in Canton, Ohio. These storms can blow roof shingles leaving your roof and ceiling at risk for water leaks. When this happens, your roof is immediately susceptible to more damage especially if the storm and high winds continue. To prevent more damage roof tarping is necessary.   

Roof Tarping

Roof tarping is a quick and efficient way to patch up your roof.  While not permanent, protects your home's interior from being exposed to the elements because of a damaged skylight or roof. Tarping your roof means your home is protected so you can make permanent repairs later on. If a damaged roof isn’t properly tarped before a roof is fixed a small problem of missing shingles can quickly turn into a disaster.  Leaving your home or business exposed to the outside elements can cause water damage leading to mold or worse, structural damage. 

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County

Our SERVPRO team is versed in doing all types of home remediation.  Our highly trained technicians take the appropriate precautions when operating any job so that you can remain stress free.  If you need home or business needs 24/7 emergency roof tarping or repairs, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County today at 330-823-4088 or visit our website: www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Alliance, Ohio Office Building

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Building Trucks If your commercial building experiences a water damage from a recent storm, call the crews at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088.

An excess volume of rain during a severe storm can cause flood damage to businesses located in Alliance, Ohio. After a night of heavy rain business owners may walk into their offices the next morning to find inches of water scattered across the floor.

Commercial Building Storm Damage

It is vital for property managers to call a professional restoration company when your Alliance business experiences flood damage. Leaving the water for an extended period can only cause more problems, such as the water absorbing the floors, walls and its contents. Additionally, flood water usually is not clean water, unlike the liquid that would come from a burst pipe inside of your building. Because of the nature of floods, the water can bring sewage, chemicals, and bacteria into your office. Hiring water damage professionals to your place of business, we will safely remove the unsanitary water safely.

Why Call SERVPRO?

When SERVPRO receives your call, we always strive to arrive at your property quickly. We understand how essential it's for your business to be open. After a walk through with our project managers a scope of work is determined, and the restoration process begins. SERVPRO can begin to remediate the flood damage using wet/dry vacuums. Getting the standing water out of your office building is our first task, so it cannot continue to spread contaminants and cause water damage to the structure of the space. After thoroughly cleaning the area with an antibacterial solution to ensure that contaminants are gone. SERVPRO can set up devices like dehumidifiers, drying mats, and air movers to draw the moisture out of the structure of the building. When the moisture levels of your building have been appropriately lowered, SERVPRO will remove all equipment leaving your building “Like it never even happened.”


When a storm causes flood damage to your business, never delay when trying to get help. Call 330-823-4088 to speak with SERVPRO of South & East Stark County. No matter the time or the day of the week, our crews are ready to assist you.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips from SERVPRO of South & East Stark County

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguisher Hand Remember the acronym pass when using a fire extinguisher: Pull, Aim, Squeeze and Sweep.

All households should have at least one fire extinguisher in their home. It is important to know how to use it before the stressful situation of a fire arises. 

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips from SERVPRO of South & East Stark County

There are five different types of fire extinguishers for putting out different kinds of fires. Most household mainly deal with class A, B and C fire extinguishers while businesses with large equipment and machinery deal with D and K fire extinguishers.

Class A: Materials like cloth, word, and paper

Class B: Flammable liquids like oil, gasoline, and grease

Class C: Electrical equipment and appliances: stoves, televisions, and computers

Class D: Flammable Metals

Class K: Cooking and vegetable oils

The most commonly used are multi-purpose fire extinguishers that cover class A, B and C fires. You can purchase these types of extinguishers at any home-improvement store.

When using a fire extinguisher remember the acronym PASS.

P: Pull the pin – Hold the extinguisher with a nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.

A: Aim low - point extinguisher at the base of the fire

S: Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly

S: Sweep the nozzle from side to side on the flame

Fire extinguisher maintenance

  • Easy access in an emergency- be sure nothing is blocking or limiting your ability to reach it.
  • Recommended pressure level - many extinguishers have gauged the show when pressure is too high or too low
  • Working parts - make sure the can hoses and nozzles aren't damage dented or rusted
  • Cleanliness - remove any dust oil or grease that might be on the outside of the extinguisher
  • Guidelines and instructions - some extinguishers need to be shaken monthly others need to be pressure tested every few years

If you experience a fire, soot or smoke damage to your home or business, call the highly trained and knowledgeable staff at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088 or visit our website www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com to check out our fire damage services.

Soot & Smoke Damage Facts

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Garage Men Cleaning If you experience a soot, smoke or fire damage, call the crews at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County to restore your home to preloss condition.

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO technicians understand your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are the very things that make a house a home in Canton, Ohio.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and Soot Facts

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of South & East Stark County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088.

Mixing Cleaning Products Can Become Toxic

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Green Smoke Mixing cleaning products can become toxic. SERVPRO is always here to help and provide safe and professional cleaning service at 330-823-4088.

National Poison Prevention Week raises awareness of poison prevention nationwide during the third full week of March every year. The week is an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention. A poison exposure can occur when a person swallows, breathes, touches, or gets splashed in the eye or face with something that can cause sickness or death.

It is that time of year that you begin “Spring Cleaning,” make sure that you never mix the following chemicals together:

Ammonia and Bleach:  Combining these together can create toxic vapors which can lead to throat burns or respiratory problems.

Vinegar and Bleach:  Combining these together can release toxic chlorine and chloramine vapors that can cause chemical burns to your lungs or eyes.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar:  Combining these together can create peracetic acid or corrosive acid which in high concentrations, can harm your skin, eyes, throat, nose, and lungs.

Rubbing Alcohol and Bleach:  Combining these together makes chloroform. If exposed to this, you may become dizzy or sick. High levels can lead to damage to your eyes, nervous system, lungs, skin, liver kidneys or can even cause death.

If you think someone has been exposed to a poison from household chemicals, the best thing to do is remain calm. Not all such items are poisonous. Poisoning is a matter of dosage — too much of anything can be dangerous. The next step is contacting a Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222, which works from anywhere in the United States. Nurses, pharmacists, and physicians staff these centers 24/7. If you are unable to contact the center, call a local emergency number.

Being prepared is the best defense. Keep the cleaning products in the original containers with the original labels, follow all instructions indicated by the manufacturer and keep all cleaning products out of reach from children. For more information, go to https://poisonprevention.org/materials.htm.

Please call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County for all your cleaning needs. We are always here to help and provide safe and professional service at 330-497-4600.

Heating Tips to Help Maintain a Fire Safe Home or Business in Canton, Ohio

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

Flames Fire House SERVPRO is here to help after a fire damage to your Alliance, Ohio home.

At SERVPRO of South & East Stark County, our number one priority is to return your fire damaged home or commercial building back to its preloss condition. We will do everything we can to make it "Like it never even happened." When a fire happens, you do not want to waste time searching and searching for fire damage restoration companies. You will want a company that responds fast and will walk you through the process.

Follow these heating tips to help maintain a fire safe home or business during cold temperatures.


Space heater

One keep anything that can burn such as bedding clothing and curtains at least 3 feet away from the heater. To make sure the heater has an automatic shut off, so it tips over, it shuts off. Three turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room. Four plug portable heaters directly into outlets and never into an extension cord or power strip. Five on the used portable heaters from a recognized testing laboratory.

Fireplace

One keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks jumping out. To do not burn paper in your fireplace. Three put the fire up before you go to sleep or leave your home. For put ashes in a metal container with a lid, outside, or at least 3 feet from your home.

Woodstove

One make sure your woodstove is 3 feet from anything that can burn. Two do not burn paper in your woodstove. Three put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home. For have your chimney inspected and cleaned each year by a professional.

Furnace

One have your furnace inspected each year. To keep anything that can burn away from the furnace.

Kerosene heater

One only use kerosene heaters from a recognized testing laboratory. To make sure the heater has an automatic shut off, so if it tips over, it shuts off. Three refill your cooled heater outside.

Tips brought to you by https://www.usfa.fema.gov/.

It is important to call a restoration company during the first 48 hours after fire damages your home. It makes the difference between restoring your personal items or having to replace your items. If you experience a fire from your fireplace, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088 or visit our website at www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com to see our services