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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.

Water Damage Cleanup in your Basement in Dover, Ohio.

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Basement SERVPRO Airmovers SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can cleanup and restore your basement from water damage in Dover, Ohio.

After a water loss the first 24 hours are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage to your home.  Calling a professional water restoration company, like SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can ensure that the water damage will properly be cleaned up and your home restored.  Our IICRC certified crews will complete the following steps: 

INSPECTION

Our crews will inspect all the affected areas to determine the extent of the water damage. Once all areas have been checked by monitoring equipment the estimator will review all the findings and answer and questions before beginning the dry-out process.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

The initial step will be to protect your home or business as well as all your belongings and other contents by extracting any excess water to prevent further damage. Once, all the water has been removed and the areas prepped the drying equipment of air movers and dehumidifiers will be placed.

Monitoring

A daily monitoring process of the humidity in the air along with checking the structure and flooring with a moisture meter to ensure that the areas are dried to appropriate industry standards. The crew chief will update the homeowner with consistent communication along with sending any reports to your insurance company.

Restoration services

Once the drying equipment has been removed then all necessary repair to the structure, reinstall carpets, and cleaning of the affected areas of your property and contents will be completed. A final walk through with the crew chief of the job-site will be conducted to make sure there aren’t any questions or concerns by the homeowner and to endure that the home is returned to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County will respond quickly to all 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.

Flooding from Storms in Alliance, Ohio

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

House Water If you suffer water damage from flooding, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County to clean up and restore your home!

The devastating storms that happened this week in Canton, Ohio left severe flooding damage in its path. Immediate action is needed for the least amount of water damage. You need to call a storm damage company that has the experience and knowledge to clean up and restore your home or business from flooding.  We can handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions, since we are available 24-hours a day!

These are some of the flood terms used to identify a flood hazard:

flood watch indicates that conditions are favorable for flooding to developed. Be prepared to move to higher ground.

flood warning means that flooding is occurring or will occur soon. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

flash flood warning means that flash flooding is occurring or imminent. Move to higher grounds immediately.

If your property does require storm damage restoration due to flooding, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088. 

Taking Special Protocol During this Time in Residential Homes and in Commercial Buildings

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Man PPE SERVPRO crews are wearing PPE to keep our crews and customers safe in Stark and Summit County, Ohio during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Laurie the owner of SERVPRO of South & East Stark County wants to give you a peace of mind that we are following the states guidelines in operating and servicing our customers in residential homes and commercial buildings. Being a locally owned and operated franchised company during this time of the COVID-19 virus situation, we wanted to provide you with confidence in our efforts to manage this situation. Our main goal is to protect our customers, our employees and the communities that we are serving. We have taken the proper steps and precautions to train our employees to limit the spread of the virus while continuing to do our job in making fire or water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

We have implemented the following procedures throughout the company:

• We are open and have taken steps to ensure that we continue to keep our operations clean and safe.
• We have advised all employees to stay home if they are sick, and to follow proper “social distancing” etiquette and hand hygiene at all times.
• We have instructed our employees to thoroughly clean and disinfect all materials and equipment prior to any customer visits.
• All of our equipment being left at a home or business will be cleaned and disinfected prior to leaving our facility.
• Employees are required to wipe down and disinfect any surfaces that they may come into contact with while at a customer’s location.
• We have asked all employees whether they have traveled out of the country to any of the affected areas, or had contact with anyone who tested positive for the virus, and if they have, to report it to us immediately.

This is an evolving situation, but we remain committed to providing you with the best services possible. As additional information becomes available, we will update these procedures as necessary to protect the safety of our customers, our team members, and our community.

Thank you for your business!