Recent Storm Damage Posts

Spring Can Deliver Severe Weather Surprises in Stark County, Ohio

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Woman Laure Kolenz is the owner of SERVPRO of South & East Stark County.

Spring brings warmer weather, longer days and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist Laurie Kolenz, owner of SERVPRO of South & East Stark County.

"The frequent change in cold and warm temperatures in spring creates an elevated risk for severe weather across the country," Kolenz said. "Ranging from flooding rain in the Northwest to thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Southeast, spring weather can be unpredictable at best and downright dangerous at worst.

"When you give some thought to the types of hazards a spring storm could produce, you can begin to plan for the safety of your family as well as your home or business.”

Depending on where one lives, here are some of the ways a spring storm might damage a home or business:

√ Water damage caused by flooding from melting snow, foundation washouts from coastal storms, frozen pipes that burst, sump pumps that fail during power outages, torrential downpours, or faulty air conditioning condensation lines during a heat wave.

√ Fire damage caused by use of alternate emergency heat sources, sprinkler systems that fail due to freezing pipes, downed power lines, or environmental conditions leading to structure fires.

√ Wind damage caused by fallen trees and limbs, damage to siding and roofs, and downed power lines.

"Of course, most of these hazards don't happen in isolation," Kolenz said. "For example, tornadoes and violent thunderstorms put property owners at risk for water, fire and wind damage. It's important to understand which hazards might affect your property and your family, and then take the proper steps to prepare."

Kolenz suggested investigating resources available online from the U.S. government's "Ready" program at https://www.ready.gov/severe-weather, and other free tools such as the SERVPRO READY app at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp. Home and business owners can use this app to store essential contact and property information electronically, and then access it in seconds with a mobile device.

Local business owners who also designate SERVPRO of South & East Stark County as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider can gain peace of mind from a no-cost assessment of their facility conducted by SERVPRO professionals, who then assist the owner in completing a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile (ERP) to be stored in the READY app.

"Because it's difficult to predict when severe weather will strike – or what form it may take – it's important to plan in advance," Kolenz said.

If you need water cleanup and restoration services, please call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County Water Damage Cleanup Crews

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

Men & Woman Call the professional crew at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088 to clean up and restore after a water, fire or storm damage.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and are IICRC certified in:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist
  • Lead
  • Mold Mitigation

Our crews use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Our equipment consists of:

  • Air Movers
  • Air Scrubbers
  • Carpet & Upholstery Machines 
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Extractors
  • Foggers
  • Ozone/Hydroxyl Generators
  • And more

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit in North East Ohio, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Why SERVPRO of South & East Stark County?

When you are dealing with water damage in NE Ohio, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County will respond immediately. We use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. We also closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly. If you suffer water damage in NE Ohio or the surrounding area we are here to help. Call us 24/7 at (330)823-4088.

Steps to File a Storm Damage Insurance Claim

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Trees House Damage A house has been damaged by a tree from a recent storm in Canton, Ohio.

If you suspect or know you have storm damage to your Canton home or business, depending on the amount of damage, you may find yourself filing a claim with your homeowner's insurance provider.

6 Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim After a Storm.

  1. Contact your insurance company or agent as soon as possible to begin the process. Storms can cause File the right claim: storms can cause different types of damage that require different types of insurance claims. Work with your adjuster or your insurance company to help maximize your claim.
  2. Document your loss. Before for you start cleaning up, take photos of the damage to your home and belongings.
  3. Check with your insurer before discarding damaged items and materials instead, make a list of damage and lost items, and gather any original receipts you have for those items.
  4. Sign up for SMS/text alerts with your insurance company to update you on the status of your claim.
  5. Know what emergency services are available.
  6. Keep a claim diary.

After your claim has been approved, you will need to hire a restoration company. Your insurance carrier will have a preferred vendor. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is a preferred contractor with most major insurance companies. You do have the choice to hire whomever you wish to help you with your storm damage cleanup. 

If you choose SERVPRO of South & East Stark County rest assured we will arrive onsite quickly, assess the damage and stabilize the situation. If there is standing water, we will remove it by using our water extraction tools. If you have roof damage, we have can roof tarp or board up and storm damage holes, punctures or broken windows. We will then contact your insurance company to confirm scope before doing any intrusive demolition that will not be covered.

Did you know that SERVPRO can bill your insurance company directly?

We work hand in hand with your insurance company, adjusters and agents. Instead of paying us directly, we will bill your insurance directly and agree on cost with them. You will not have to pay out of pocket the day of services. A deductible may need to be collected the time of services depending on your insurance coverage. It is important to review your coverage yearly, so you are prepared before you experience a storm damage. If you need water damage cleanup services in Stark County, Ohio call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088. We promise to make it "Like it never even happened."

Difference Between Winter Storm Watch, Advisory & Warning

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Snow House If you experience a storm damage to your home from a winter blizzard, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County.

Frigid Weather Conditions

Winter weather has slowly been returning to Ohio this winter season. We may see one of the coldest and snowiest winters in many years past, and we may not. We never know what the Northeast Ohio weather is going to do.

The National Weather Service issues watches commerce warnings and advisories for winter weather. According to the National Weather Services here is the criteria for these products:

Watches:

  • Winter storm watch conditions favorable for a winter storm event, which is a threat to life or property.
  • Blizzard watch conditions favorable for a blizzard event low visibility about a quarter of a mile with winds at least 35 mph.

Advisories:

Winter weather advisory issued for one or more of the following.

  • Snow of 3 to 5 inches in 12 hours
  • Sleet less than a half an inch
  • Freezing rain with sleet or snow
  • Blowing snow

Freezing rain advisory:

  • Ice accumulation less than a quarter of an inch

Warnings:

Winter storm warning:

  • Heavy snow of 6 inches in 12 hours or 8 inches in 24 hours or sleet of a half an inch or more.

Ice storm warning:

  • Ice accumulation of a quarter of an inch or more.

Blizzard warning:

  • Blizzard conditions for at least three hours.

If you’ve ever been affected by a winter storm or natural disaster, you’d know that SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is never far behind. We encourage you always to be prepared, as our team is always ready to help! Call us 24/7 at 330-823-4088!

Winter Storm Tips

1/3/2021 (Permalink)

Snow Shovel If you follow a few storm safety tips it can prevent an insurance claim from snow, ice or extreme cold weather.

Cold-weather storms can cause billions of dollars in insured losses to your home, car, and self. Be aware of common property damages that may occur after a blizzard or arctic blast. Preparing can save you money by just doing this few simple steps before the next winter storm.  

Follow these tips recommended by Property Casualty Insurance to prepare yourself and your home for winter.

  1. Prepare an emergency travel kit with blankets, shovel, and salt. Shovel snow off stairs, steps and driveways add salt to prevent slipping and falling.
  2. Insulate attics and pipes. Frozen pipes and water damage are 22% of all homeowners claims.
  3. Trim trees. Heavy snow causes tree limbs to break and fall on roofs of homes and cars.
  4. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment. 49% of all home heating fires occur in Dec, Jan & Feb from space heaters.
  5. Allow more space to brake and keep your windshield wiper fluid full. 22% of car crashes involving property damage are caused by bad weather such as snow, rain, and ice.

You would hate to have water damage due to freezing pipes or melting snow. It is not something anyone looks forward to, but it is best to be prepared.  Follow these recommended tips and you will be prepared for those cold winters days. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is here to keep you as safe as possible at 330-823-4088.

When You Have Winter Storm Damage to Your Home in Alliance, Ohio, We are Here to Help!

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Snow House Snow damage to an Alliance home. Our crews had to cleanup the water that entered the home through the roof.

Snowstorms can be scary and unpredictable, but instead of panicking, we encourage you to prepare for the worst that could happen. The following are helpful tips to prepare your home before the cold and snow occurs this winter.

Weatherproof your home.

  • Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so your water supply will be less likely to freeze.
  • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Insulate walls and attic.
  • Install storm or thermal-pane windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside.
  • Repair roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could fall on your home or other structure during a storm.

Have your chimney or flue inspected each year.

If you plan to use a fireplace or wood stove for emergency heating, have your chimney or flue inspected each year. Ask your local fire department to recommend an inspector or find one online.

Install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector.

  • If you will be using a fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater, install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector near the area to be heated. Test them monthly and replace batteries twice a year.
  • Keep a multipurpose, dry-chemical fire extinguisher nearby.
  • All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside.
  • Each winter season have your furnace system and vent checked by a qualified technician to ensure they are functioning properly.


When a winter storm damages your structure, and you are needing a restoration company to remediate and restore your home, our company is the one to call. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is available to help restore your home or commercial property following a storm and water loss. This includes water extraction caused by flooding or water leaks in your roof or basement; contents restoration; fire damage that may have been caused by circuit shortages or electrical outbreaks and downed trees that damaged property.

If you’ve ever been affected by a winter storm or natural disaster, you’d know that SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is never far behind.
We encourage you always to be prepared, as our team is always ready to help! Call us 24/7 at 330-823-4088!

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.

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. 

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can Restore and Rebuild your Home after a Storm

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

Tarped Roof SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has crews available 24/7 for emergency storm damage clean up and restoration in Stark County, Ohio.

Did you know that SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has the ability to cleanup, restore and rebuild your residential home or commercial building after a severe storm? Who do you call after the storm has left a tree on your roof and water in your structure?

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has a professional and knowledgeable team who consistently works hard to quickly and efficiently clean up after a disaster. We have an after-hours crew that is available 24/7 to board up or roof tarp a home or building that has been damaged by wind, heavy rain and fallen trees. After the tree is removed and the roof is tarped, and all windows boarded up our restoration crew will remediate any standing water and then place air movers and dehumidifiers to completely dry-out your structure. After the dry out is completed our highly skilled construction team was able to rebuild the roof and all structural damage. Call us today, your one stop shop for your next storm damage clean up!

About 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.

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.

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.

Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Homes in Alliance, Ohio

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

Carbon Monoxide Safety Information about Carbon Monoxide poisoning for families in Alliance, Ohio.

Carbon Monoxide is called the silent killer for good reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that carbon monoxide poisoning kills hundreds each year and sickens thousands more. So, what can you do to keep you and your family safe? It’s simple, make sure you install carbon monoxide detectors right into the walls of your home or if you are traveling there are portable battery-operated that you can take with you.

There are several key areas of your home that you should place a carbon monoxide detector:

  1. Hot Water heater or furnace: these are common hotspots for carbon monoxide leaks. Of course, read the instructions put usually monitors should be placed at least 5 to 20 feet away. Make sure this area is properly vented and if it’s your own home ask your utility company to check on it every year.
  2. Hallways near your Bedrooms: experts recommend installing near your sleeping area in your home.

There are several heating sources that can produce carbon monoxide in your home. One is your fireplace. It is important to make sure your chimney is cleaned every year and before you light your fire, make sure that your flu is open and well ventilated. After you put the fire out you should leave the flu open for just a little while longer. If you use a gas-powered space heater to warm up your home, make sure that it is placed in a well-ventilated area of your home. Another important safety tip is to not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home.

Carbon Monoxide poisoning happens during the cold winter months because at this time of year a lot of people want to go out and warm up the car before they leave. It is necessary to open the garage door before you start your car engine because carbon monoxide gas builds up very quickly. Same as when we have power outages after a winter storm. People use portable generators to heat up their house and these can produce a lot of carbon monoxide. Make sure that they are placed in a well-ventilated area.

Below is a list of symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing

If you believe you have a carbon monoxide leak or poisoning then open all the windows, leave your house and call 911.

Tornado and Storm Restoration in Stark County, Ohio

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

This year we have already experienced the heavy rains, strong winds and even a tornado. Before the next storm travels through our area it is important to know a few facts about tornado's.

Tornado Facts:

  • Winds in excess of 58 mph n Structural wind damage
  • Tornado Tornadoes are arguably nature’s most violent storms. Generated from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes generally appear as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds extending from the cloud base to the ground. With winds that can reach up to 300 miles per hour, tornadoes can cause massive destruction within seconds. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and fifty miles long.
  • The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  • The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour. n Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  • Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  • Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Unexpected emergencies like severe weather call for immediate action. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County knows immediate reaction to the disaster is important to helping you get your life back to normal in the Alliance, Louisville, Canton, Minerva, Navarre and surrounding communities. If your home or business has been damaged by a tornado or strong winds our emergency crews can help board up and roof tarp your home. If your home has flooded our crews can begin the cleanup and restoration process by extracting any water, placing air movers and dehumidifiers and monitoring the drying process until the home is back to preloss condition.

Call us 24 hours a day at 330-823-4088.

Storm Damage Restoration Services in Canton, Ohio

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

This house in Canton, Ohio lost its siding from a recent storm.

After a storm you may experience storm damage, how do you know if your covered?

There are many insurance claims when a storm hits Northeast Ohio during the Spring. Many homeowners have insurance to protect their dwelling and their belongings against storm and flood damage. However, some damage is not covered under an insurance policy. We have insurance to cover such damage, but sometimes an insurance company may not pay out a weather-related home claim if it feels that the homeowner has not maintained their property.

What is wear and tear on a home?

 A severe storm can cause shingles to lift and fall off, siding may be ripped off or hail damage to both roof and siding. Although, if a roof has already been damaged by age and general wear and tear then the insurance company may not cover the claim. When it comes to flooding from severe rainfall, a claim can be disputed against gutters that have not been kept clear of leaves and other debris can contribute to water damage to the property and may not be covered.  When basements are water damaged a question of how the water entered comes into question. Do you have sump pump, foundation or even drain back up coverage? If it’s not in your policy for coverage than you won’t be covered. 

It is important to report a storm damage claim within 48 hours to make sure secondary damage doesn’t occur. Calling a water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO can help you with determine how your water damaged happened. SERVPRO of South & East Stark County works with all major insurance companies in water claims. We have the knowledge and experience with storm, wind and water damage.

To make sure your storm claim will be covered it is important to maintain your property along with checking your insurance company to see what your policy covers. If you are affected by a storm or water damage this Spring season, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088.

Spring Storms May Bring Water Damage to Canton, Ohio

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Our trucks and warehouse stocked with equipment ready for the spring rain storms in Canton, Ohio.

During the spring in Northeast, Ohio we experience heavy rains and violent winds and during these storms many homes have suffered from flood and/or water damage. Many of the water in the local rivers, streams and ponds tend to rise and breach their banks and the extensive rain saturates the grounds. As a result, the excessive water will have home or business owners with severe water damage.

Our crews at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County are experienced with water damage and can help dry out, clean and restore your water damaged home or business. SERVPRO has the equipment and the experience to restore any size water damage. Whether you have a sump-pump back up, sewage back up or the excessive rain water flowing through your home, SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can help remove the water, dry out the damaged areas, and restore the damage as if nothing ever happened.

What You Should Do If You Experience Flooding in Your Home or Business

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County can reduce the damage that is caused by severe storms in the Canton, Ohio area. Our crews will be able to assist in reducing the damage caused by the any flooding or back-ups. It is important to get your structure dried out quickly before secondary damage begin like mold growth.  Mold can grow within 24 hours after gray water or black water from flooding has entered your home or business. By reacting quickly and calling SERVPRO of South & East Stark County immediately, the mold can be prevented or at the very least minimized before it has caused too much damage.

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If you should experience Water damage, flood damage or storm damage to your Canton, Ohio home or business, call the water damage cleanup and restoration professionals at SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088.

Protect Yourself from Storm Chasers in Canton, Ohio

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County Team!

How to protect yourself from storm chasers this season.

When storms roll in so do the storm chasers. The term storm chasers not only refers to the individuals who chase the storm for footage and research, but also the individuals who chase the wreckage. These people often are contractors that give perception of kind and helpful; however, they often solicitors that want to scam the victims of the storm for a quick buck. Not all storm chasers are scammers, but many lack the proper licensing, offer quick fixes, or make promises they can’t deliver. Make sure if a storm rolls into your area to remember these steps to protect yourself from being scammed.

  1. Avoid Door to Door Solicitors - Scammers often follow the storm and come to you when you feel like a victim and try to be helpful.
  2. Be present for all property inspections - Corrupt contractors often cause fake storm damage to your home to increase the price.
  3. Get multiple estimates - Do not take the first price offered, but do not take the cheapest. It is best to get three estimates and choose the company that will be right for you and that you feel comfortable with.
  4. Research companies - Find businesses you can trust. Check your state or provincial government agency responsible for registering and/or licensing contractors or even get references from friends and relatives.
  5. Check License - Contact your community's local licensing board and state attorney general's office to check for complaints and disciplinary actions.
  6. Be wary of places you cannot see - The corrupt contractors may cause damage to areas not visible to you to raise the price.
  7. Avoid large down payments - A contractor may ask for a down payment, but pay attention if they want a large deposit or cash payment that's more than 1/3 of the job's total cost. It is safer to withhold at least 10 percent until the job is completed to your satisfaction.
  8. Be proactive not reactive - Do not take an offer that may be a good price, but you have to accept on the spot. Do your research and find a reliable company.
  9. Know your contracts rights - You can cancel a contract within three business days if you signed it based on the contractor's visit to your home. After natural disasters, state or local officials may extend that time frame. Remember to not sign a contract with blank spaces and always obtain an original copy with both party's signatures.
  10. Permits - Be sure the company pulls necessary building permits before starting work, and verify that the name on the permit matches the company name.

Follow these and you will be much more likely to survive the scamming that follows a  storm. To avoid scamming, please call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088 and we will get the job done in a efficient way that will leave you content with your home. 

Winter Storm Damage to Your Home

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our crews are available 24/7. Our trucks are ready for the snow!

Winter Storm Damage

The snow storm is coming! All the weather meteorologists are predicting a blizzard for Northeast Ohio this weekend. What can happen to your home if we have freezing rain, heavy snow or an arctic blast? When dealing with blizzards, lake effect storms and snow squalls, damage to your home can include roof and structural damage from heavy snow as well as damage to fascia, exterior pipes and siding.

During these intense winter storms ice dams can also happen. An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of your roof and prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. The water can seep into your home and cause damage to your walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas.

It is important to be very cautious during an ice and wind storm. The storms can leave a quarter of an inch of ice on surfaces. The weight of the ice can cause roofs to collapse, trees to break and fall and even power lines to snap. Being prepared before the storms is essential. Get your supplies beforehand and stay home during the storm. Get plenty of food, water, snow shovels, salt, candles, flash lights and a weather radio are a few supplies to have on hand.

If you have a water damage from an ice dam or shingles blown off or damaged from the heavy snow, please call SERVPRO of S&E Stark County to restore your home at 330-497-4600 or visit or webstie www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com

SERVPRO of S&E Stark County Restores after Storm Damage

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of S&E Stark County equipment ready to be placed in a flooded basement in Alliance, Ohio.

SERVPRO of S&E Stark County is a locally owned and operated company specializing in storm and flood damage restoration and cleanup. Our crews are highly trained and certified to restore your property to preloss storm condition.

Faster Response

Our crews respond promptly to all calls, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When heavy rain, snow storm, tornadoes and hail storms hit your hometown of Louisville, Alliance, Canton, Minerva, Navarre, New Philadelphia and other cities in Stark County we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. SERVPRO of S&E Stark County can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call  SERVPRO of S&E Stark County at 330-823-4088

Spring Cleanup Check for Water Damage in Stark County

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage found in an attic in Waynesburg.

Now that winter weather is passing, it is the best time to inspect your home or building for weather-related damage. Snow and ice buildup, heavy rains and strong winds can all cause problems with your property. Roofs, gutters and landscapes are exterior elements that should be checked to guard against water damage. Remember to look in attics, basements or crawl spaces for visible signs of water intrusion. Make sure outside vents are clear of any obstruction to ensure proper air flow. If you find a problem and need water cleanup and restoration services, immediate action is crucial.

Our highly trained technicians are ready to respond immediately to a water damage at your Stark County, Ohio property. Our team has the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is locally owned and operated. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we are nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Stark County!

Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (330) 823-4088

Storm Damage Specialists in Stark County Ohio

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County Crew

SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Why Choose SERVPRO of South & East Stark County?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your Stark County home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, SERVPRO of South & East Stark County has advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

In addition to our own resources, we can access equipment and personnel from over 1,700 Franchises across the state and country. We can even call upon strategically located Disaster Recovery Teams for catastrophic storms and major events.

CALL SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088 for 24/7 Fire & Water Cleanup and Restoration.

Flood Damage in Stark County Ohio

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

We have been experiencing lots of rain this February which is causing flooding and water damage to basements in Stark County. With possible more rain coming this Spring it can quickly turn into emergencies with little notice. When several days of hard rains happen on end with no opportunities for the ground to keep up with saturation, the opportunity for flash flooding becomes a real possibility for all of the homes in North East Ohio. The trouble with flash flooding in areas where floods are not everyday occurrences is the lack of proper preparation. When homes become ill-equipped to deal with floodwaters knocking at the foundation of their homes, vulnerable areas become exposed, and soon flood damage occurs in Stark County. Fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to deal with all on your own. With professional restoration services like our SERVPRO of S&E Stark County team provides, you can help to prevent further structural damage and irreparable losses by addressing the problem quickly and appropriately. Our objective when we arrive at your home is to assess the damage that you face and begin water extraction immediately. With flooding, we use our extraction truck which has the truck mount equipment that pulls high volumes of water from your carpet far more quickly than other equipment that might get used for less severe water emergencies. Once the water has gotten extracted successfully, our team moves on to dry the area thoroughly. The drying process typically consists of a combination of dehumidification equipment and air movers. These two working together help to combat the possibility of mold growth in the affected area, which can quickly happen if the water damage was not seen to right away. If you experience flood damage in your home or business, please call the experts of SERVPRO of SOUTH & East Stark County 24/7 at 330-823-4088.

Wireless Emergency Alerts in Minerva, Ohio

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Wireless Emergency Alert

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA's) are free notifications delivered to your mobile device as part of a public safety system provided by authorized government-alerting authorities. The alerts are designed to inform you of imminent threats to safety or missing persons alerts in your areas. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. A WEA can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without downloading an app or subscribing to a service. WEA's may be used to share extreme weather warnings, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.

A WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will typically show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters. To learn more visit www.ctia.org/wea

If your home or business are affected by a severe storm, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of S&E Stark County for 24/7 water damage cleanup and restoration at 330-823-4088. 

Storm Damage Quick Response to Minerva Ohio

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment placed at a home with water damage.

SERVPRO of S&E Stark County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit in North East Ohio, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of S&E Stark County at 330-823-4088

Storm Watch vs Warning in Stark County

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Severe Storm blew down this tree onto a homeowners garage.

Watch Vs Warning

With the severe weather season underway, now is a good time to go over the difference between tornado and severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. A WATCH means that the potential exists for the development of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, depending upon the specific type of watch issued. In the case of a tornado watch, this DOES NOT mean that a tornado has been seen or even indicated on radar...it just means that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes in thunderstorms. Similarly, a severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are just conducive for the development of severe weather, and DOES NOT indicate that severe weather has been reported. While no immediate action on the part of the general public is required for the issuance of a watch, citizens should keep up to date on the current weather situation and be prepared to seek shelter if necessary.

A WARNING, on the other hand, requires more immediate action and should be taken seriously. A severe thunderstorm warning indicates that severe weather is imminent in your area or is already occurring (based on either human observation or doppler radar). The term severe refers to hail greater than or equal to 1.00" in diameter and/or wind gusts that meet or exceed 58 mph. Although these storms can also be associated with dangerous cloud to ground lightning or heavy rainfall that is capable of causing flash flooding, neither of these two items serve as criteria for a severe thunderstorm warning being issued.

A tornado warning can be thought of as a very specific severe thunderstorm warning, and means that a tornado has been either spotted by a human observer or indicated by doppler radar to a severe thunderstorm warning, once a tornado warning is issued for your area, you should take cover immediately...as the likelihood of you being directly impacted by a tornado is at a heightened risk. With this knowledge of watches and warnings, you will be better prepared the next time severe weather threatens your area.

Information provided by Weatherworks, LLC.

Contact SERVPRO of S&E Stark County at 330-823-4088 for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile (ERP) Having a Free ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster.  

Contact SERVPRO of S&E Stark County at 330-823-4088 to talk to professionals to learn more and be "ready for whatever happens."  Continue to follow this page this week as we share additional tips to keep you safe.