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Schedule a SERVPRO ERP Today for your Canton Commercial Building

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro ERP Call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County to schedule a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your Canton, Ohio commercial building at 330-823-4088.

The winter season in Canton, Ohio can be intense and can wreak all sorts of havoc on your commercial building. The frigid weather can cause pipe-breaks, roof leaks, ice dams, and collapsed roofs.  As a property owner you can take a preventative approach to prepare your commercial building for winter and avoid cold-weather catastrophes.

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.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

You can prevent cold-weather disasters with some simple preparation. Call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County to help you prepare and protect your commercial building and avoid costly disasters and repairs. For more information visit www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.  

SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Commercial Water Damage in Canton, OH

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Truck SERVPRO equipment at a large commercial building that had a water loss in Canton, Ohio

When you face damage to your commercial properties SERVPRO is here to help. Our crews can restore properties from floods, toilet overflows, water leaks, pipe breaks to sprinkler malfunctions. We will make it our priority to get your building back to working order quickly before the water damage soaks into flooring, carpets, baseboards, and walls damaging the structure of your building. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County understands that water damage is a huge inconvenience to your business. We will work quickly, so your business can get back to its normal day to day functioning. We have the equipment, training, and experience to find and dry water before secondary damage sets in. Fast action saves time and money.

Our IICRC certified, knowledgeable and trained crews can handle any size job. That is why calling SERVPRO is the best choice when dealing with water damage cleanup. We can cleanup and restore:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

For help restoring your commercial building water loss, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.” Our crews are available 24-hours a day to service commercial property owners in Canton, Ohio.

Winterize Tips for Your Canton, Ohio Home

1/2/2022 (Permalink)

Dead Tree Branches Trim dead tree branches before the a winter ice storm to prevent storm damage to your Canton, Ohio home.

It’s the time of year that snow begins to fall and accumulate. Canton, Ohio always gets a large amount of snow during the winter months. A blizzard storm can wreck havoc on your home if its not properly winterized. Here are a few tips:

Clean Your Gutters:

Cleaning your gutters is one of the most important tasks to complete before winter. Remove leaves and debris from gutters so that trapped water from rain and melting snow can flow properly. When temperatures drop and trapped water turns into ice it can cause the gutters to pull away from the house and create overhead hazards.

Trim Dead Limbs

Trim dead branches from trees especially if they are close to your home or driveway. When ice storms hit, trees branches encased with ice become extremely heavy. If those branches are dead or dying, there is a good chance they will rip away from the tree and plummet to the ground causing damage to anything beneath. 

Get Your Furnace Serviced

It is the perfect time to get your annual furnace check up by a professional. Your contractor will clean the furnace to remove dust that could hamper its function, replace dirty filters, and ensure it is not venting harmful exhaust into your home. 

Seal Drafts

If you want to save a little extra money over the winter use weather stripping in areas of your home where drafts are prevalent. For doors, install the strips on both the jam and door itself for the tightest fit and be sure a sweep is installed at the bottom. For windows, put foam or rubber stripping on the top and bottom edges and seal sides with removable strips.

Replace Missing Roof Shingles

Water that leaks through missing shingles are bad any time of the year, but they are especially problematic in the winter when water that enters your attic can freeze, cracking wood beams. This is the time to call a professional roofing contractor to check for any missing shingles.

Drain Water Lines

Do not forget to turn off the water and drain your sprinkler system. If necessary, call a professional to blow out the water lines to avoid the possibility of cracked pipes as water turns to ice and expands. Make sure to remove garden hoses and protect hose bibs with Styrofoam covers.

All SERVPRO’s are locally owned and operated. We will respond quickly to storm and water damages to homes and businesses that are in the Canton, Ohio area. Our knowledgeable, highly trained and IICRC certified crews are available 24/7/365 days a year. Call us today at 330-823-4088 or visit our website: www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

3 Ways to Winterize your Business in Alliance Ohio  

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Thermostat Using a programmable thermostat can save you money on heating bills and possibly a future water damage to your business in Alliance, Ohio.

Tis the season for business owners to take a couple of extra days off. When you lock up your doors for the week between Christmas and New Yeats it is important to make sure you take a few extra steps to insure not to return to a water damage. During that week if the weather changes significantly - bitter winter temperatures can cause damages that will take a chunk out of your bottom line.

A few preventative steps can keep your business safe from the dangers posed by cold, ice and snow. 

  1. Keep the water flowing. Frozen pipes can burst, causing major damage to any business location. Prevent this from happening by:
  • Keeping your thermostats set at a minimum of 55°F when the building is empty.
  • During especially cold situations, running a small trickle of water through your faucets to help keep pipes from freezing.
  • Exposing pipes to warmer temperatures by keeping cabinet and utility room doors open.
  • Making sure all pipes in difficult-to-access areas—such as crawlspaces, exterior walls, or attics—are insulated. Hardware or big box stores have foam and fiberglass insulation. The more insulated, the better!
  • For unheated sprinkler control valve/fire pump rooms, using UL-approved gas or electric unit heaters to help keep temperatures warm.
  • Installing a monitored electric leak detection system for the main domestic water line along with monitored electronic sensors near water sources to help you discover leaks before they cause significant damage.
  1. Keep your heating bills in check. Maintain an efficient furnace and keep energy costs under control with a few simple steps:
  • Use a programmable thermostat to reduce heating costs by as much as 30%. During low-occupancy hours, set the thermostat several degrees lower for significant savings.
  • Check your heating ducts to see if the insulation should be replaced. Inadequate insulation could lead to higher energy bills.
  • Install energy-efficient glaze on windows and doors. Save money on your energy bills by replacing existing glass with low-emissivity glass designed to prevent heat from escaping. As much as 20% of a facility’s heat is lost through windows and doors.
  • Clogged, dirty air filters can restrict airflow and increase your energy demands. Replace or clean your furnace filters regularly to keep your heating system efficient.
  • Alter your ceiling fans so they rotate in a clockwise direction, which can reduce heating costs by forcing warm air near the ceiling lower and warming the room.
  1. Keep a roof over your head. Your roof can take the brunt of winter’s force, whether it is bitter cold, snow, or ice. Keep it in tip-top shape by:
  • Clearing your roof of all debris, dirt, and leaves, which can block gutters and downspouts, preventing snow melt from properly draining away from the building. It can also cause ice dams and heavy snow buildup on your roof, which can cause additional damage.
  • Inspect gutters and downspouts to see how securely they are fastened to the building. Snow and ice can cause gutters to weaken and break away from the building, allowing water to seep into the wrong areas.
  • If a winter storm occurs, plan to have a professional snow removal service clear the roof of excess accumulation. This will prevent excessive loads on the roof and eliminate the possibility of structural failure.

Your friends at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If you do experience a water, fire or storm damage, pleaser call the professionals at 330-823-4088 or visit: www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

Myths About Freezing Pipes in Commercial Properties in Canton Ohio

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

Pipe Break Water If you experience a pipe break in your Canton Ohio business, call the team at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088.

When it comes to frozen pipes over the winter, there are plenty of myths to go around. If you’re not a professional in these industries, it can be difficult to know what to believe about freezing temperatures. You may have heard any or all of the following:

• Leave your faucets dripping
• Heat your whole business
• Some pipes are freeze-proof

Which of these pieces of advice are true and which ones are just myths? You can find your answers below and avoid needing water line repair down the road.


Myth: All I Have to Do Is Keep Indoor Faucets Dripping

When a hard freeze hits Jackson Township, OH, your first instinct may be to let your kitchen and bathroom faucets drip overnight. While this can be helpful, it’s not the only thing you need to do to save your building from freezing pipes and potential flooding. Keeping these lines going may not protect your outdoor water lines and other plumbing in your business.


Myth: I Have to Heat Every Room in My Building

If you have unused rooms in your business, you may feel the need to heat them just to keep the pipes from becoming frozen and bursting. This may be inefficient and unnecessary. Instead, you can use tools like heat tape and other insulation to keep those pipes from bursting. This tape allows you to heat the parts of the building without worrying about frozen pipes.


Myth: Some Pipes are Freeze-Proof

You may have seen pipe companies claiming that their pipes can withstand the pressure of freezing and expanding again. While these pipes may be better than some, none are entirely resistant to ultra-low temperatures. Make sure to take other precautions against freezing pipes, even if you have plumbing that claims to be immune to bursting.

Frozen pipes can wreak havoc on businesses in Canton, Ohio. If a pipe in your building bursts, be sure to call a professional restoration company to help with clean up.

Visit SERVPRO of South and East Stark County at https://www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com/commercial-restoration-services for more information about commercial restoration.

If you experience a water damage from a burst pipe, call the professional team at 330-823-4088.

Strong Storms Can Cause Severe Damage to Your Canton, Ohio Home

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

Tree House Strong storms can cause severe damage to your Canton Ohio home. We have crews available to help 24 hours a day.

Strong storms can cause severe damage to your Canton, Ohio home. The combination of high winds with an increased risk of flash flooding can often result in damage to both structural contents and the structure of the home itself. Outside structure results may be from broken windows, missing shingles and siding and holes in roof from fallen tree branches. Inside your property especially the lowers levels could become flooded from sump pump and drain backups.

The immediate aftermath after an extreme rainstorm causing flooding or a tornado causing damage, the main concern for homeowners is safety and security. SERVPRO’s board up team can immediately secure your home by boarding up and broken windows or doors to prevent any unlawful entry or looting. We can also seal the weakened roof structure using temporary tarps to prevent rainwater from entering the property and causing further damage. 

After your home is secured, our restoration services can begin with clean up and mitigation. Our crews will begin by extracting any excess water, cleaning up any storm debris and then placing dehumidifiers and air movers to dry out your structure. Any outside roof, window or door repair will be completed by our qualified construction team along with any internal structure damage that needs to be repaired. During the process, our team will be in contact with your insurance company to complete your paperwork for a stress-free claim.

While property emergencies are inconvenient, our team has the knowledge, equipment and understand to restore your storm damaged property. Call our team at 330-823-4088 or visit our website at www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com for more information

Mold Damage in Commercial Property in Canton, Ohio

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Wall If you have mold in your Canton, Ohio business, call the remediation experts at SERVPRO of South East Stark County at 330-823-4088.

For many property owners in Canton, OH, mold prevention is important for a safe and healthy work environment While mold spores exist in all environments, they can become problematic if they can breed on cellular rich surfaces. These surfaces may include wall-paper, drywall, or natural woods. Over time, a mold infestation can result in the rotting away of the structure without professional restoration services. Dampness is the main factor in uncontrolled mold damage in your business, and remediation procedure may require thorough drying of wall cavities to be completed effectively. 

Below are a few tips to prevent mold growth in your company before it starts growing and in the long run it will save you money and time.

  • If your property experiences a water damage, prompt mitigation in the first 24-48 hours will prevent mold growth.
  • Keep the humidity level in your building between 30% to 60%.
  • Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations.
  • Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
  • Keep gutters and drains clear of debris.
  • Inspect the roof, windows come in any other areas where water might occur in the building and perform necessary maintenance.
  • Respond to all water intrusions immediately.

A property that is professionally cleaned, dried, and disinfected is unlikely to experience persistent mold issues. By combining both containment and decontamination procedures, SERVPRO mold remediation technicians can bring microbial growth back under control. We may recommend you install vapor barriers beneath your crawlspace or have your plumbing and insulation checked to reduce the likelihood of returning mold and address the underlying causes. When water or mold damage take control of your life, we can take it back. Contact SERVPRO of South East Stark County for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold at 330-823-4088.

Fire Damage to Your Canton, Ohio Home

12/3/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Bedroom If you experience a fire damage to your Canton, Ohio home, call the Fire Restoration Experts at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County.

A property fire can leave behind substantial amounts of debris, soot, smoke, and horrible odors. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has an impressive reputation in restoring indoor air quality and removing debris and residue that is left after a  fire damage in Canton, Ohio. Fire restoration cleaning combines different techniques, equipment, and expertise intending to return the structure of your home to a preloss condition. Restoration services consider structuring any permanently attached items in the home, such as doors, window frames, pillars, banisters, stairs, walls, and ceiling. 

A SERVPRO estimator will discuss with your insurance adjuster to determine the scope of work that will be done. During this step they will separately address the damage to the structure and the contents. Depending on the severity of the fire it will determine if the contents are removed to a cleanroom or sometimes to an offsite facility for cleaning while the structural restoration is underway. Wet cleaning methods tend to be the most efficient and active, so, where possible, SERVPRO technicians aim to clean walls, ceilings, and flooring using solvent-based SERVPRO cleaning products.

Some materials in the home may become damaged further by introducing water from the fire department. Our crews will use equipment such as dehumidifiers to remove the moisture. You may also find that parts of your Akron home that is severely damaged that they are beyond repair. SERVPRO can remove these items, demo any walls or floors and our construction division can replace these items and rebuild your home to preloss condition.

Call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County if you experience any fire damage to your Canton, Ohio home at 330-823-4088 or visit our website at www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

Water Mitigation and Restoration in Louisville, Ohio

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

water basement SERVPRO of South & East Stark County have professional crews that can mitigate and restore your water damaged home in Louisville, Ohio.

Water mitigation refers to the process of properly cleaning, sanitizing, drying, and restoring a property to its pre-water damage condition. Water mitigation is to prevent further damage in a water damage scenario. Determining the affected areas and properly drying out or removing the affected structures, like drywall and flooring. If left unattended, wet flooring and drywall can rapidly lead to major problems, like structural weakening and mold growth. If the water damage mitigation has not been dealt with in the first 24 hours of the damages being incurred, the mitigation efforts will be less effective. The longer you wait to mitigate the damages, the lower the value of the process as secondary damages set in, and restoration becomes no longer an option. Without mitigation, you may end up spending hundreds or thousands on replacing damaged items, rather than cleaning and repairing them. Every situation is unique, requiring an individualized plan of action to complete the mitigation process.

Water Restoration is the last step in water damage restoration, is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

What affects water mitigation and restoration costs?

The price of water mitigation and water damage restoration services depends on numerous factors:

  • Damage caused by low-risk clean water are always less expensive to restore than those caused by high-risk, unsanitary black water.
  • The length of time a property has been exposed to floodwater affects the cost. The more time under water means more damage or even replacement.
  • Mold growth warrants a higher cleanup price.
  • How accessible a water damaged space is?
  • The materials and equipment involved.

One big misconception about using mitigation and restoration services is that they are more expensive than the cost of replacing damaged items and structures. In fact, most disaster damages can be mitigated and restored for much less than it would cost to replace everything. A professional restoration team can save whatever is salvageable and replace anything that is not.

Call the professional team at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088. Our crews have the knowledge and experience in water mitigation and restoration. Need more information visit www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

Water Damage in Your Alliance, Ohio Home

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Street Water Flooding can cause water damage to your Alliance, Ohio home.

A backed-up sewer pipe or nearby road overflow can cause water damage in your Alliance, Ohio home. These types of property incidents are considered by restoration services to be biohazardous. There is a strong likelihood that your home may become flooded with herbicides, pesticides, raw sewage, or animal carcasses. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has a dedicated team of biohazardous waste technicians to both remove and dispose of dangerous materials.

You should avoid all contact with bio-hazardous waste and black water in your Alliance, Ohio home. Where possible, you should attempt to seal off the room by closing doors to prevent potentially harmful sewer gases or pathogens escaping into other areas of the home. SERVPRO crews can arrive with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to both enter and decontaminate a biohazardous waste situation. 

We begin by removing as much water as possible, as quickly as possible. Contaminated water can spread or be absorbed by materials in the structure and contents of your home. The longer these materials are exposed to black water, the more likely it is they take on moisture and the pathogens within. Once the standing water is pumped out, we can begin the restoration service by shoveling or removing biohazardous waste into double-sealed disposal bags. SERVPRO can thoroughly disinfect the area as well as demolish and replace materials like drywall that may itself become contaminated. Thorough deodorization is included within the restoration service.

Please call the professionals of SERVPRO of South and East Stark County, if your home or business has a water damage. We make any disaster “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 330-823-4088 or visit our website about our water cleanup and restoration process at www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.