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What Do I Do If My Willard Business Floods?

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Your business may experience some damage from flooding; bad weather can be the culprit or malfunctioning machinery might be the cause - there are many ways a flood can occur. When the worst happens, you have the responsibility of figuring out what to do. Always remember that your friends at SERVPRO are only a phone call away at (419) 443 1790!

What Are The Most Important Factors To Consider In Case of A Flood In My Willard Business?

Safety always comes first. 

  • Please do not enter the building until a professional has cleared your location; it may have been damaged structurally, or flood risk may remain.
  • Do not go anywhere near downed power lines or any standing water or metal objects near these downed wires. Stay away from damaged trees, and do not wade into floodwaters.
  • Call your professional commercial restoration company and let them know what has happened. SERVPRO can be onsite quickly to start the process of getting you back to normal right away. You are at risk for mold within the first 24-48 hours following a flood. Therefore, it's vital to remove water as soon as possible and that the remediation starts right away. Flooding poses a risk to drywall, support beams, and foundations, as well. Floodwater can also contain dangerous contaminants and sewage, so you must avoid it.

What Are Some Steps I Can Take To Help Restore My Willard Business After A Flood?

  • Once the worst has passed, allow your restoration professionals to assess any damage the building has received. They will inspect every part of your Willard property location for possible destruction, including machinery.
  • Keep track of everything destroyed or damaged in the storm by documenting your findings through photos or videos. You need to compile a list of damaged items, as well. You will need this list for insurance purposes.
  • Remove damaged and fallen trees and branches. If using a chainsaw, take precautions to ensure they do not cause any more damage when they fall.
  • Dry your premises by opening windows and doors; it can be helpful to have fans running if you can do it safely.
  • When your restoration is complete, put out your Open For Business sign!

No matter your situation, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is here to help whenever a disaster of any type or size occurs. Our specialties include fire damage and water damage restoration, recovery from storm damage, mold remediation, odor removal/deodorization, and much more.

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, as well.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Do I Prepare My Norwalk Property For A Storm?

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO team advises homeowners to prepare their Norwalk homes and property for the coming winter storm season. Extreme weather can lead to power outages and disruption of communications and can damage personal and business property and belongings. Flooding and large snow accumulations often cause travel to become extremely dangerous and even deadly. Hence, storm preparation is essential for many different severe situations during winter here in the Norwalk area. 

What Are Some Essential Storm Preparation Tips For My Norwalk Property?

  • Trim bushes and trees, remove dead trees, tall bushes, and all broken branches from around your home. These can cause injury and damage to the roof of your house if they fall during extreme weather involving wind, ice, or heavy snow accumulation. 
  • Clear clogged rain gutters. When the snow melts, it needs to be able to flow down your channels and away from your roofing. If there is dirt and debris left over from last spring, the water will pool and begin to back up, possibly damaging interior wall spaces in your home. Damp in your walls can lead to mold growth, causing a need for mold remediation in addition to the storm damage. 
  • Check the chimney and heating equipment. Have your chimney inspected and cleaned after winter and again before it comes around again. Your HVAC system also needs to be reviewed, and all ducts clear and ready for use. Change out all your filters in the system, as well. If you are using space heaters, they need to be in great shape.

How Can SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties Help Me Handle Winter Storms In Norwalk?

We are storm damage professionals. With winter weather right around the corner, it's wise to be ready, and when the worst happens, remember that SERVPRO is here to help.

  • We're Faster to Any Sized Disaster

    When a storm hits your Tiffin 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 water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete.
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians
  • We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

    We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

Our team here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties cares about your safety, the safety of your loved ones, and your property. We offer many services to assist Norwalk's home and business owners in handling disasters of all kinds and sizes, such as water damage restoration, odor removal/deodorization, and mold remediation.

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Can SERVPRO Do For Your Tiffin Home?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

The end goal after any disaster in your Tiffin home is to get back to normal. Even the most minor leak, a simple stove-top fire, or a chemical spill in the garage can cause issues that you can’t handle alone. You may find that you need the help of a professional restoration company, and that’s where SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties comes in. 

What Kind of Service Can You Expect From SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties?

  • Our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service. We know that a disaster in your Tiffin home can happen at any time of the day or night.
  • Our response times are quick and timely, ensuring that further damage won’t occur. 
  • We are locally owned and operated and are proud to serve our Tiffin friends and neighbors with personalized service.
  • Our professional team has to undergo a series of courses and training materials to provide them with the most updated knowledge on property restoration. The Employee Training modules include Fire and Water Restoration, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, and Crew Training. Our technicians receive their certification after they complete the courses and exams.

How Is SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties Different From Other Restoration Companies?

  • We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry! With over 1,700 franchises in the U.S. and Canada, we are committed to providing quality service. 
  • Whether you need storm damage restoration or you need your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties has all the advanced technology and techniques required to restore your Tiffin property. Our services include water extraction equipment, drying equipment, odor removal and deodorization equipment, moisture detection, measurement equipment, and more. Our services ensure that you receive a professional and thorough restoration experience. 
  • We work with your insurance. We can even help manage the paperwork to secure a steady, stress-free recovery process. 
  • We are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business and the recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award! 

No matter what your situation may be, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is here to help whenever a disaster of any type or size occurs. Our specialties include fire damage and water damage restoration, recovery from storm damage, mold remediation, odor removal/deodorization, and much more.

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, as well.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Do I Manage Odor Removal In My Monroeville Apartment Complex?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Odor issues are something you are aware of as a Monroeville apartment complex owner or manager. Many unpleasant odor situations occur when people live close together. There are many reasons an unpleasant odor event can happen, but keep in mind that if it becomes serious and even unhealthy, SERVPRO is here to help. 

What Are Some Sources of Unpleasant Odors In My Apartment Complex?

  • A leak or small flood will leave a resident with wet flooring and dampen walls. Each of these items must be professionally dried and cleaned.
  • Broken pipes carrying sewage will definitely affect your apartment complex in both unpleasant odors and unhealthy conditions.
  • Pets that are not properly house-trained can become quite a nuisance and can not only create odors that are unpleasant but unsanitary conditions, too. 
  • A lack of cleanliness can bring about bad odors and smells, as well. Food that needs to be discarded, rooms that have not been cleaned and freshened for long periods of time, or residents who collect more items in their apartment than they have room for can all contribute to bad smells. 

What Can SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties Do To Help Me With Bad Odors In My Apartment Complex?

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from several sources both inside and outside a structure.

SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other shortcuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

SERVPRO has the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

In addition to odor removal, SERVPRO also manages sewage removal, biohazard cleaning, and more. 

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Can I Expect From A Fire Damage Restoration Project In Attica?

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

If your Attica home or business experiences a disaster such as a fire, it's critical that you get back up and running as soon as possible. The fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO have all the necessary equipment and skills to get your fire damage restoration project done! Below we share our fire damage restoration process so you can know what to expect. 

WHAT DOES THE FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION PROCESS AT SERVPRO OF HURON & EAST SENECA COUNTIES INVOLVE?

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us at (419) 443 1790. Our representative will ask you questions regarding the fire damage event, and your answers will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. Our team will remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment, as well. 

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your Attica home or business to its pre-fire condition. 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 your home or business. 

WHAT OTHER COMMERCIAL RESTORATION SERVICES DOES SERVPRO OF HURON & EAST SENECA COUNTIES OFFER? 

In addition to fire damage restoration, we are experts in:

We’re here for you when the worst happens, and we’re proud to serve the Attica community!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Are Some Water Damage Recovery Tips For My Furniture In Bloomville?

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

A water damage event of any kind will affect everything in your home or business. Water seeps into walls and flooring, causing structural damage. It can also harm your electronics, paper items, and furniture. In the case of paper items and electronics, it's best to let the professionals assess them before trying to save them, but with furniture, there are some things you can do yourself to start the recovery process.

What Are The First Steps I Can Take To Recover My Bloomville Furniture From Water Damage? 

If it is safe to do so, take these steps to begin drying out the interior of your building: 

  • Turn on fans 
  • Open windows and doors
  • Remove standing water using cloths, shop-vacs, or brooms
  • Move upholstered furniture out of standing water; if it is sunny outside, the sunshine can help dry out the fabrics

What Kinds Of Furniture Will Need Special Attention?

Wooden furniture is going to be your biggest concern since water can destroy wood if it’s not managed immediately. These pieces require restorative care to ensure that they remain solid and functional. Not only does water stain wood, but it also sometimes leaves behind toxic mold and mildew that need prompt removal. Follow the steps below to restore your wooden furniture pieces:

  1. If the furniture has mold and mildew, take it outside to clean. After putting on gloves, mix two caps full of bleach with half a bucket of warm water. Add three caps full of mild liquid dish-washing detergent, stir, and scrub the furniture thoroughly. Wash off the soap and repeat if necessary. Let the furniture air dry.
  2. Remove water stains with wood furniture cleaner applied to a soft cloth. Mix a few drops of orange oil with the cleaner, and rub it onto the furniture using circular motions; repeat until the stain lifts. You can also try mayonnaise or salad oil dressing if the oil doesn’t work. Clean the wood with a fresh soft cloth. Remove any excess oil with a wood cleaner.
  3. If the stain won’t come off readily, sand the furniture with an electric sander using 220-grit sandpaper. Open the windows for proper ventilation, and seal off air-conditioning ducts. Be sure to wear a dust mask to keep yourself from inhaling wood dust.
  4. Sand the furniture in the direction of the grain, focusing on the water-damaged areas first. Remove the wood dust with a clean paintbrush, and continue sanding the remainder of the piece to even out the finish. 
  5. Strip the furniture with a chemical stripping agent. Dip a clean paintbrush into the chemical stripping agent, and apply it to the furniture's surface in smooth strokes. Wait for the chemical agent to oxidize or begin to bubble, and scrape the surface of the furniture. After stripping it, sand the piece with 100- to 150- grit sandpaper to remove excess stripping agent. Remember to remove wood dust with a paintbrush.
  6. Remove old glue by sanding inside the joints with rolled-up 150-grit sandpaper. Place glue inside the joint, and reattach the table or chair leg. Put a clamp on the joint and let the glue dry overnight.
  7. Use a waterproof stain and apply it in even strokes with a clean paintbrush. If you're painting the furniture, use latex enamel-based paint in the color of your choice. Apply two coats of stain or paint. Let the first coat dry before applying the second. Choose a clear varnish that is both waterproof and insect repellent. Once your furniture is fully dry, apply two coats of varnish with a clean paintbrush, letting the first coat dry before applying the second one. 

If your Bloomville home or business experiences water damage, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is available to help you recover. In addition to water damage, we handle carpet & upholstery restoration, odor removal, mold remediation, and many other after-effects of water damage. 

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, as well. Ask us how!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Do You Do If Your New London Business Floods?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

As a wise businessperson, you know the importance of taking the time to plan for unforeseen emergencies that could impact your New London property. You've worked hard to get where you are today, and such events can cause you to lose both time and money. A professional restoration company can help you to recover from any disaster. 

What Should I Do First If My New London Commercial Building Floods?

  • Call The Professionals. A professional restoration company like SERVPRO can be on-site right away to help begin your flood recovery process. If the worst happens, call us immediately at (419) 443-1790! 
  • Contact Your Insurance Representative. You will want to alert your insurance company right away, as well. They will send a representative out to your location to inspect the damage and start your claim. SERVPRO works with insurance companies during your claims process. 
  • Determine Water Safety. If the flooding is from rivers or streams or contains chemicals, the water may be contaminated and unsafe. This will need appropriate testing. 
  • Make Repairs. There will be some repairs and recovery steps you can complete without affecting your claim status. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you determine the best steps for you to take here, as well. Any unsafe conditions must be handled as soon as possible. This includes compromised structures, dangerous exits, unstable entrances, and more.

What Can I Expect From SERVPRO When Experiencing A Flood In My New London Business?

The past few decades have seen a rapid advancement in technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements are employed by the SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties professionals to restore your property to preloss condition quickly and effectively. You can expect SERVPRO to use equipment and techniques such as: 

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment. Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to watch a property's moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us see the water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • Our technicians use an infrared camera to identify water location for water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.

Water Extraction Equipment. Powerful equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment. Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers remove the remaining moisture from your property. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace.
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization. Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use will remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Antimicrobial Treatments. SERVPRO technicians will use OSHA-approved cleaning agents to remove odors and contaminants.

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

Our SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties team is trained and equipped to handle any emergency you may face in your New London property. We deal with water damage restoration, our services also include mold remediation, storm damage, and more. Let’s keep you open for business!

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Manage Large Loss Water Damage In My Bellevue Business?

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is the most common kind of damage that can occur to a commercial property, and most commercial property owners will have to deal with a water damage incident at some point. A sudden rush of large amounts of water can cause massive damage to your Bellevue commercial building and all assets and inventory stored within.

What Kinds of Large Loss Water Damage Can SERVPRO Help Me Manage?

The SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties Disaster Recovery Team can assist with all kinds of large loss water damage that can be the result of these events like these:  

  • large water or sewer system failure
  • tornado 
  • hurricane 
  • blizzard 
  • flood

With our ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the additional resources of more than 1,700 franchises nationwide available, no disaster is too big for us to handle!

What Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer To Help My Bellevue Company Recover From Large Loss Water Damage?

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties maintains the training, experience, and equipment to handle extensive commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. No matter what kind of water damage event your business has suffered, we’ve got you covered! Whether your large loss water emergency has occurred in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Our training and certifications include:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

We’re able to manage all aspects of large loss water damage, from the removal of the water from your premises to the restoration of your structure, managing any resulting unpleasant or unhealthy odors or conditions, and cleaning and restoring your property, furniture, and fixtures. 

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is a full-service restoration company helping Bellevue commercial properties recover from emergencies and return to preloss conditions. We know that any downtime means a high risk of potential loss of revenue, and we also know what needs to happen to get you back up and running as quickly as possible. We're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your call for help. 

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Does Commercial Mold Remediation Look Like In Willard?

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

It doesn't take much water damage to create the perfect environment for a mold colony to get started at your Willard business location. A tiny water leak or excess humidity can be all it takes. Once a mold colony has begun, it can spread through your commercial property and become a severe problem in less than 48 hours. 

Mold has the potential to negatively impact the health of anyone in contact with your business. This includes customers, vendors, and employees, so it's essential to handle a mold infestation right away. SERVPRO can be on-site quickly to help!

How Do I Start The SERVPRO Mold Remediation Process For My Willard Business?

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution. However, our general procedure stays the same. Our mold remediation process begins the moment you call us!

  • Call Our Emergency Contact Number - (419) 443-1790

The mold cleanup and restoration process starts as soon as you contact our office. Our representative will ask you a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment. Local and state laws may need a specific inspection and documentation protocol. This depends on the size of the affected area. We can guide you based on your unique situation while inspecting your property for any signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and is hard to see with the naked eye. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

What Steps Will SERVPRO Take To Remediate A Mold Infestation In My Willard Commercial Property?

  • Mold Containment. Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers. We also use negative air pressure to keep the mold from spreading during the cleanup process. We will turn off all fans, heating, and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mold.
  • Air Filtration. Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We use powerful "air scrubbers" and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores.
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials. The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We'll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to remove mold colonies and to prevent new ones. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials - such as drywall and carpeting - may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings. We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. Our skilled technicians will remove odors and deodorize your commercial property using fogging equipment.
  • Restoration. Depending on the level of mold damage, SERVPRO may remove your drywall, subfloors, and other building materials. Your restoration can also involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet. It could also entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas in your business. 

If you suspect your Willard business is experiencing mold growth, be sure to reach out today to our team here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties. Our team of highly qualified and trained professionals will come out to assess your property and use our specialized equipment to remediate your mold infestation and restore your home or business.

Besides mold remediation, we handle many other types of disasters of all sizes. This includes damage from fire and water, and we are commercial restoration experts!

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Can I Prevent A Laundry Room Fire In My Norwalk Home?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Fires occur in laundry rooms every day. Some fires are small, while others are large and devastating. All of them potentially place human life and pets in grave danger. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, while cooking remains the leading cause of house fires, laundry room fires still account for 15,000 fires each year in the United States.

What Are The Most Common Causes of Fire In My Norwalk Laundry Room? 

  • Clothing left in your dryer
  • Frayed appliance cords or improper insulation
  • Dust, fiber, or lint
  • Appliance housing
  • Appliance drive or belt
  • Soft goods left in the laundry room

What Are Some Fire Prevention Practices I Can Use In My Norwalk Laundry Room?

  • Be sure to clean your lint filters after every use. The residue can accumulate on your dryer lint screen if you use dryer sheets. Monthly remove the screen and wash it with hot, soapy water. Allow it to dry completely before returning to the dryer.
  • Dispose of the dryer lint properly. 
  • Never store any combustible liquids near the washer or dryer.
  • Do not place clothes or towels soaked with cleaning solvents, paint, pesticides, gasoline, or fuel oil in your dryer; air drying is the best choice here. 
  • Do not leave a dryer running if you leave home or go to bed. If the machine malfunctions, no one will be there or awake to avert possible disaster.
  • Do not leave dried clothes in the dryer. Heat can build up inside the pile faster than heat is lost to the surrounding air causing spontaneous combustion and a fire.
  • Keep a charged UL-rated fire extinguisher in the laundry room for quick access to prevent small fires from becoming large ones.
  • Install a smoke detector in your laundry room or the area leading to the laundry room.

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is here to help you prevent the worst from happening. We are happy to come and consult with you on areas in your home or business that are vulnerable to fire and discuss ways to prevent one from occurring. 

If you do experience fire damage of any kind, we have all the training, skills, and equipment to help you recover as quickly as possible. We also assist with odor removal, water damage, and a whole lot more!

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.