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How to Prevent Winter Storm Damage to Your New London Home

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

How Do I Prevent Winter Storm Damage To My New London Home?

As a savvy New London homeowner, you know it’s best to be prepared ahead of time. Debris, power outages, and standing water can create dangerous situations during stormy weather. 

Let’s discuss ways to prevent and handle any damage you may experience.

What Are Some Important Measures I Can Take For My New London Home?

  • Safety should be everyone’s top priority. Whether you’re considering the well-being of your loved ones or your workforce, consider these safety steps to help you ensure no one gets hurt by damages from a winter storm. If you or a loved one are over 65 years old, place an easy-to-read thermometer in an indoor location where you will see it frequently. Our ability to feel a change in temperature decreases with age. Older adults are more susceptible to health problems caused by cold weather. Check the temperature of your home often during the winter months.
  • 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 and 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 yearly if you plan to use a fireplace or wood stove for emergency heating. 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 use 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 correctly. 

How Can SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties Help Me Get Back To Normal After A Winter Storm?

SERVPRO specializes in storm damage recovery, and we are equipped to handle these events at a moment’s notice. 

  • Our personnel have been trained and have all the necessary training to assist in a storm event. 
  • Every crew member has experienced a storm event in the past, so our team knows what to do. 
  • Our warehouse is well-stocked with equipment that can meet all your needs. 
  • The past few decades have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties Professionals to restore a property to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

Cleaning up after a significant weather event can be challenging. Here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties, we manage all kinds of damage to your New London home so you can get back to normal as soon as possible. We handle storm damage restoration, water damage, and mold remediation and prevention.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Keep Your Bellevue Commercial Property Clean With SERVPRO's Help!

1/18/2023 (Permalink)

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Keep My Bellevue Commercial Property Clean?

Our highly-trained technicians at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties are fully equipped to professionally clean your Bellevue commercial location. Whether you need assistance with restoration and cleaning after an emergency or want to schedule routine cleaning and maintenance, we can be onsite to help you immediately so you don’t lose time or money.

Which Commercial Cleaning Services Does SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca County Offer?

We are trusted leaders in the disaster restoration industry, and commercial mold remediation is one of our specialties. We provide fast, 24-hour emergency service, and our team’s intensive, ongoing training ensures that we have the expertise to handle all your restoration and cleaning projects. 

We also handle specialty commercial cleaning projects, such as:

Every hour you have to spend cleaning up your Bellevue commercial location is an hour of lost revenue and productivity, so SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties provides professional cleaning and emergency restoration services to get your business running smoothly again as soon as possible. We have the training, equipment, and resources to handle commercial cleaning projects of any size. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Clean My Bellevue Commercial Location In A Health-Related Scenario?

In the case of a health-related issue such as a seasonal flu outbreak, our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive cleaning program will give your Bellevue business a way forward by providing your employees and customers with ongoing safety. 

As America’s #1 cleanup and restoration brand, we have developed a program that is grounded in our 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify:

  • Consult: We start by consulting the client about the unique needs of each space.
  • Clean: An expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions. We always adhere to CDC standards.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers, and community.

Whether you need help removing an odor problem or deep cleaning ceilings, walls, or flooring at your Bellevue commercial property, you can depend on SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties to get the job done right the first time. We respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Keep The Pipes In Your Tiffin Home From Freezing This Winter

1/11/2023 (Permalink)

How Can I Keep The Pipes At My Tiffin Home From Freezing This Winter?

Every wise homeowner knows to guard against frozen pipes. Even a tiny crack in a line, whether it's plastic or copper, can create a flood in your Tiffin home. 

Taking simple precautions ahead of freezing weather can save the time lost in repairs and recovery and the associated costs. The damage that comes from flooding can be extensive since large amounts of water can affect furniture, flooring, walls, and essential items like vital records and irreplaceable personal keepsakes. 

What Are Some Pre-emptive Steps I Can Take To Guard My Tiffin Home From Flooding Associated With Burst Pipes? 

  • Exposed pipes are more vulnerable to freezing temperatures, so be sure to insulate all exposed pipes properly.
  • Inspect your pipes for leaks and carefully seal them to prevent cold air from coming inside. Look for any leaks around dryer vents, pipes, and electrical wiring. 
  • Disconnect garden hoses and fasten valves and faucets. If possible, use an indoor valve to drain water from pipes that lead to outdoor faucets. 
  • Adjust your thermostat to stay at the same temperature day and night, preventing pipes from freezing. 

If A Pipe Bursts In My Tiffin Home, What Steps Should I Take To Minimize Damage? 

Here are some do's and don'ts for you to follow if you experience flooding in your Tiffin home:

  • What To DO After Flooding:
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn the air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet; keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Freezing temperatures can cause many problems to the internal structure of your Tiffin home if you are not careful. Checking for frozen pipes should be part of your winter property maintenance so you can pave the way for a happy holiday season. If you need water damage restoration from a frozen pipe this winter, contact us at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties immediately. 

In addition to water damage restoration, you can count on us for mold remediation, odor removal, biohazard cleaning, and much more!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

New Years Resolution: Prioritize Home Safety

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

How Can I Prioritize Home Safety As My New Year’s Resolution?

Starting a new year can be exciting; the possibilities for making positive changes in our lives are endless. From choosing healthier lifestyle options to creating new projects, there are many things we can do to make life better. 

Have you ever considered elevating your home safety program as your New Year’s resolution? Making your home safer for you and your loved ones would be an excellent way to start 2023! 

Keep reading for helpful suggestions on prioritizing home safety for the upcoming year. 

What Are Some Top Home Safety Tips For Me To Consider?

When discussing home safety, we’re referring to your awareness of risks, education about risks, and the potential dangers these risks could cause in and around your home. These risks may result in bodily harm, injury, or even death to those residing in and around your Huron & East Seneca County home.

To protect yourself and your loved ones from such disasters, you may want to consider these tips:

  • Keep fire extinguishers and smoke detectors on every floor. Use extreme caution when smoking. Never smoke when alone or in bed.
  • Avoid using slippery wax on floors. Wipe up spills promptly.
  • To avoid scalds, turn the water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
  • Use door locks that can be opened from both sides.
  • Avoid standing on ladders or chairs.
  • Have sturdy rails for all stairs inside and outside the house. If necessary, purchase a stairlift for those who need extra assistance.
  • Remove electrical or telephone cords from traffic areas.
  • Ensure all staircases have good lighting with switches at the top and bottom. Staircase steps should have a non-slip surface. Keep floors clean and uncluttered.
  • Mark “ON” and “OFF” positions on appliances clearly and with bright colors.
  • Store sharp knives in a rack. Store heavier objects at the waist level. Store hazardous items separate from food. Avoid wearing long, loose clothing when cooking over the stove. Make sure food is rotated regularly. Check expiration dates.
  • Cover electrical outlets to prevent children from inserting objects. Check electrical cords for wear. Do not use cables that are frayed or have exposed wires. Be sure to check the junction between the cord and the plug. Ground all three-pronged plug adapters.
  • Check heating pads for cracks before use. Do not use if present.
  • Review your medicines frequently with your doctor or pharmacist and when you take a new medication. Make sure medicines are clearly labeled. Read medicine labels in good light to ensure you have the right medicine and always take the correct dose. Dispose of any old or used drugs. Store all medications out of reach of children.

Can I Rely On SERVPRO Of Huron & East Seneca Counties If A Disaster Occurs?

Yes! SERVPRO is always available to help with disasters of all types and sizes! 

SERVPRO has over 2020 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada. Whether you need help with emergency flood damage or your upholstery needs to be cleaned, you can depend on SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties. Our technicians have extensive restoration training that focuses on getting you back to normal right away. We can make it “like it never even happened!”

Learn more about our residential services:

Contact us today for a free consultation!

When And How Does Mold Get Into Homes?

12/28/2022 (Permalink)

How Does Mold Get Into Your Home?

Even a small water leak or excess humidity allows a mold colony to form in your Huron & East Seneca Counties home. Once a mold colony has set in, it can spread quickly through your property and become a severe problem in as little as 48 hours. 

Such mold growth is not only unappealing for a home or business, but it can also produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to impact the health of anyone in your home negatively.

What Do I Need To Know About Mold? 

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. However, removing all mold from a house or business is impossible. Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation begins, any water or moisture sources must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Why Is SERVPRO Of Huron & East Seneca Counties My Best Choice For Mold Remediation?

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (419) 443-1790. Our mold cleanup and restoration processes begin when you call us. Our representative will ask questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment. Local and state laws may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the affected area. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation. We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.
  3. 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 and negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.
  4. Air Filtration. Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while mold remediation is in process.
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials. The mold remediation process depends on mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.
  6. 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. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.
  7. Restoration. Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties can be onsite immediately to help you in any disaster, regardless of type or size. From mold remediation and water damage restoration to odor removal and fire damage restoration and much more, we are here to help!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are Some Top Fire Prevention Tips For My East Seneca Home?

12/21/2022 (Permalink)

Male and Female shaking hands infront of green SERVPRO truck Employee and client greeting each other in front of a SERVPRO truck.

A kitchen fire is one of the most common sources of damage in any home or commercial business, and the after-effects are devastating to the owner or resident. 

Loss of personal property and injury can be a tragic result of a fire. Here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties, we are committed to ensuring that you and your family are protected from the dangerous outcome of a kitchen fire. 

Keep reading for some top fire prevention tips for your East Seneca home. 

How Can I Prevent Fire In My East Seneca Home?

  • Greasy buildup in and on stove hoods, oven interiors, and around cooking equipment is an accident waiting to happen. Keeping them as clean as possible is a top fire prevention tip for you to practice. 
  • Your fire alarm system in your home needs to be maintained in good working order at all times to ensure that it will work properly if the worst happens. 
  • If you use floor heating units, turn them off when you leave the room. Check the wiring and cords before you use them for the winter to ensure they are safe and working correctly. 
  • Each family member can be a part of your fire safety team by learning to understand fire safety and how to handle a fire if it should happen. Every person should know where the fire extinguishers are, even if they aren’t comfortable using one. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Recover From A Fire?

If the worst should happen, call SERVPRO at (419) 443 1790

Our SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties team maintains all specialized training afforded by the SERVPRO Franchise. That means that our team knows the ins and outs of fire damage and water damage cleanup and restoration, enabling us to restore your home or business to its pre-fire condition quickly. Often, odor removal and deep cleaning of carpet and upholstery will go hand-in-hand with fire damage restoration due to the smoke and soot that can coat the interior of your home or business. Our team has specific training and equipment to handle such fire-related issues.


If you experience fire damage, water damage, or mold issues in your commercial or home kitchen, remember that the SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties team maintains all the skills and advanced technology required to get you back to normal as soon as possible.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How To Minimize Storm Damage Before It Occurs

12/14/2022 (Permalink)

snow on a window Snow on a window with potential storm damage.

How Do I Minimize And Prevent Storm Damage To My Home?

The winter months bring rain, ice, sleet, snow, and high winds, and these elements can cause a lot of damage. The most effective way to minimize and prevent to your home or business here in the Huron & East Seneca Counties area is by being prepared

Keep reading for some storm damage preparation tips that you can use for your location:

What Are Some Great Storm Damage Prevention Tips I Can Use To Protect My Home Or Business?

Here at SERVPRO, our extensive experience with storm damage in the Huron & East Seneca Counties area means we know some ways you can protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property:

  • Inspect your home, business, and grounds before inclement weather moves into the area. Your exterior doors and windows should fit correctly and be weather-stripped. Roofing needs to be evaluated and repaired ahead of time to withstand inclement weather conditions and prevent further storm damage.
  • Trim back trees and bushes with large, unhealthy branches, so people and property are not in danger of destruction. Ice and snow can be very heavy, causing trees and branches to fall. 
  • Secure your fencing and outdoor furniture ahead of bad weather to avoid damage from high winds.
  • Consider installing a landline so you can still communicate if your cell phone towers get damaged or go down. Have an emergency radio and a supply of batteries on hand to receive emergency updates and alerts.

How Can SERVPRO Of Huron & East Seneca Counties Help Me With Storm Damage? 

If you experience damage from a storm, the SERVPRO team can be there right away to help you begin your recovery. You can reach us by calling (419) 443 1790 or by contacting us online.

  • SERVPRO personnel has been trained and certified to assist in any storm event.
  • Our crew members have previously experienced storm damage restoration projects, so they are experts in the SERVPRO storm damage recovery process. 
  • We have all the advanced technology and equipment to meet your needs. 
  • We can be on-site to assist quickly; we offer fast 24-hour service!

The team here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is proud to serve the community. In addition to storm damage restoration, we offer water damage restoration, odor removal deodorization, mold remediation, and more! This franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Is Here For You This Holiday Season

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

Why Should I Choose SERVPRO This Holiday Season?

Accidents can happen any time of year. During the holiday season, you need to protect yourself and your family from cooking fires, fires from heating units, weather-related damage to your home, water damage from flooding, and so much more.

You’ll be busy this holiday season - hosting and entertaining, celebrating with those you love, and attending events and religious services - so if a disaster strikes, you may not have time to handle it. Call SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties at (419) 443 1790, and let us help you get back to normal as soon as possible. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Recover From A Disaster?

  • The SERVPRO team of Huron & East Seneca Counties is a trusted leader in the mold and disaster restoration industry.  
  • Our highly-trained technicians are dedicated to responding quickly to any disaster, such as fire or water damage, and mold remediation is one of our specialties. 
  • We provide 24-hour emergency service!
  • We have the training and expertise to handle all your restoration and cleaning projects, large or small, throughout the greater Tiffin area and East Seneca Counties.
  • SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is strategically positioned to be “Faster to Any Size Disaster” and will help you recover your Tiffin home or business as soon as possible!

Why Is SERVPRO The Best Choice For Disaster Recovery?

We do it all. No matter what disaster you face during the holidays - or any other time of year - we can handle it. Our residential restoration services include:

We are also the ones to call if you need cleaning services. Our residential cleaning services include:

No matter what you might be facing in your home or business, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is here to help you recover as quickly as possible. Our specialties include fire, water, and storm damage restoration for residential and commercial clients. We are experts in managing mold and mildew remediation and much more.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are The Top Five Things You Need To Know About Mold Remediation?

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

Blue mold What Are The Top Five Things You Need To Know About Mold Remediation?

Mold can create many problems for a home or business owner; you won’t know there’s any issue ahead of time - a colony will be discovered, and you’re left having to manage it. 

What Are Some Important Basic Mold FAQs For You To Understand?

  1. Mold is very common in buildings and homes. Mold will grow in moist places, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
  2. Everyone can practice mold prevention and keep their premises safe from an infestation. Once one has established itself, however, you may need professional help to remediate it; a mold infestation can never be wholly eradicated
  3. Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. It can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, and pets and can be carried indoors.
  4. Some people are sensitive to mold. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, who suffer from mold allergies or asthma, may have more intense reactions.
  5. You can control mold growth by:
  • Controlling humidity levels;
  • Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Manage A Mold Infestation? 

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have the training and expertise to handle any mold situation safely. On our team of highly-trained technicians, we have:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Call SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties at (419) 443-1790 for help with any disaster. In addition to mold remediation services, we handle fire, water, storm damage mitigation services, and much more!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can I Best Maintain My Commercial Property?

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

Highrise buildings How Can I Best Maintain My Commercial Property?

You don’t have time to worry about the everyday wear and tear that gradually soils your office - you’re too busy running your business! When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties for prompt service at  (419) 443-1790.

Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

What Services Does SERVPRO Offer Commercial Property Owners?

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties offers services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

Why Should I Choose SERVPRO To Maintain My Commercial Property?

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is locally owned and operated—so we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 2010 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. We can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country for major storms and disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Our team is highly-trained, uses advanced technology, and offers fast 24-hour service

We’re also disaster mitigation experts. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. A commercial operations manager supervises every large loss to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

Contact us here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties to learn more about how we can help you keep your commercial business in tip-top shape!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.