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SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County Mold Removal Specialists

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County Mold Removal Specialists Mold found in a ceiling in a home in Massillion, Ohio.

Why Hire Professional Mold Removal and Remediation Services

Mold damage and growth is very common in most homes, especially if it grows undetected in hidden locations such as the basement and attic for a long time. After a water damage from a sump-pump backup, sewage backup or even a plumbing leak, or any other kind of water damage can cause excess moisture in a home or business, which may lead to mold growth. 

Mold damage from mildew and fungus can cause very smelly odor if it's left to fester for long. It is important to contact a professional in remediation services to handle all residential and commercial mold damage projects. These experts have the right deodorization tools and mold removal equipment that are necessary for getting rid of the mold completely from the property.

Benefits of hiring a mold remediation company like SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County:

Our crews will check your home or commercial building for black splotches and fungus and mildew on walls and ceilings. We have the right skills and expertise of getting the job done right the first time. Trying to perform the mold remediation yourself can be very risky to you and the occupants of the home or building. Thorough mold removal. We have the right chemicals and equipment for handling toxic mildew and fungus in a safe manner. We have the right gear to perform the deodorization processes without putting the occupants of the building affected by mold damage at risk, although mold can never be removed 100%.

It is important to identifying where the water came from that produced the mold. It came from is a waste of money and resources. Residential and commercial mold damage can be quite technical to deal with, and thus the issue should be approached carefully. The mitigation process involves playing detective in locating the source of the mold in the home. Our crews know how to distinguish the discoloration in mold infestations and common areas to check out for mold in home.

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SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County Fire Damage Process

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County Fire Damage Process Fire Damage to a home in Canton Ohio.

What you Should Know about Fire Damage Restoration

It is important to understand the basics of fire damage restoration since fire damage can be severe and expensive to remediate and restore. Fire can be very destructive to your structure and your belongings along with the smoke that travels throughout your home and leaving soot and a strong smoke smell. This is why it is important to call a professional company to do the fire cleanup process.

Fire damage restoration process:

Emergency Restoration Company Contact – You need to always have an emergency contact of a reputable restoration company if you are to get immediate assistance. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County 330-497-4600.

Assessment – SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County will assess the extent of fire, soot and smoke damage. We will come up with both an action plan on the fire cleanup, structural rebuild, and a quote on the duration it takes to handle the damage.

Board up and tarp services – Once the restoration process is underway, the main concern will be to prevent the damage from getting worse. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County has a 24/7 emergency board up and roof tarp crew.

Clean up – After the fire, your property will look charred, stained, and dark as a result of soot damage and our crews will clean and restore your home, so it looks as normal as possible. During the fire cleanup exercise, we will get rid of smoke smell that lingers from the fire.

Repair and renovation – After the cleanup is completed the restoration begins to make structural repairs, painting, repairing and/or rebuilding.  

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Clogged gutters During Winter Months can be Hazardous to you Home in Canton, Ohio

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Clogged gutters During Winter Months can be Hazardous to you Home in Canton, Ohio Northwest Stark County crews available 24/7/365!

So how often should you clean your gutters? It is recommended that you clean your gutters AT LEAST twice a year! SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is called out to do water cleanup and/or mold mitigation in basements because of clogged gutters in the Canton, Ohio area. The reason we have gutters on your home is to guide the heavy rain to the downspouts and away from your home. When working properly gutters are very effective at doing their job. If a gutter gets clogged up by dust, leaves, dirt, and other outside debris, it can stop or slow the drainage off your roof, causing more damage than you may know.  

The importance of cleaning the gutters is to protect your roofs, siding and foundations to your home. Clogged gutters have a tendency to become over-weighted with slow moving water, soiled dirt, leaves, and ice (in the winter months).  If your gutters are clogged the water still needs to go somewhere, so it finds its way down the back of your siding causing the wood to rot and form mold. It can also flow over the sides of the gutter and pool around the foundation. Over time the water can crack the foundation and potentially resulting in water to your basement and usually foundation issues are not covered by insurance making it very costly to you.

Clogged gutters during the winter months can create many hazards. Ice can collect around the gutter discharge making for a slippage hazard in walkways. Ice can also back-up in a clogged gutter, causing ice build-up that fills the gutter and prevents proper flow of melting snow. This snow melt then turns to ice on the roof and continues to build ‘up’ with nowhere else to go. Built-up ice on the roof can cause leaking into the interior of the house as it starts to melt. Please be safe when cleaning out your gutters. If you do end up with water damage or mold to your home, please contact SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at 330-497-4600. We proudly offer 24-hour emergency service, and we are equipped to deal with any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark Fire Damage Services for Canton and Massillion Businesses

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Northwest Stark Fire Damage Services for Canton and Massillion Businesses SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is your professional fire damage restoration company!

When your commercial property in Massillion or Canton area properties have been damaged by a fire it is important to get the clean up and repairs done quickly and efficiently. It is important to keep your business operations downtime to the minimum. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County to help cleanup and restore your workplace.

The first thing that happens after your call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County, our estimators, assess the damaged area and figures out the work that needs to be accomplished. The fire not only leaves being burned damage to the structure and all the business contents, but sometimes the smoke and the water used to put out the flames will ruin other areas of the building.

SERVPRO will cleanup and restore all areas, but sometimes the fire damage is so extensive that it may require us remove damaged structure and contents. We can remove walls, ceilings and flooring that has been damaged by smoke and/or water. If the damaged isn’t as extensive in other areas of the building we also have the equipment and training to have the carpeting, business fixtures, and upholstered surfaces cleaned. We also can reconstruct and rebuild any areas that have been burned by the fire

When your business has suffered from a fire, you will have to figure out what steps need to get done to get your property repaired and operations back up and running. When you call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County you will be calling a restoration company that has the skills and experience to handle all aspects of the repair process from the first assessment to the final walk-through.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County offers professional fire damage repair services for commercial properties, and we are the local company that you trust to respond to requests for emergency services 24/7/365. Call us today at 330-467-4600.

Flooding in Canton, Ohio?

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding in Canton, Ohio? Canton home with water damage due to flooding in their basement.

Are you ready for when the heavy rains come?

Many times, throughout the year a flash flood watch or waring has been issued by the National Weather Service in Stark County, Ohio. A flash flood is extremely heavy rainfall from thunderstorms. When significant rainfall happens, it can produce 3-5 inches of water in a short amount of time.  When that amount of rain falls water begins to rise in rivers and streams and widespread flooding can occur. Flash flooding occurs very quickly and can happen anywhere.  People are usually caught off-guard and in certain areas the situation may become dangerous if they encounter high, fast moving water while traveling. If people are at their homes or businesses, the water may rise quickly and trap them. It can also cause damage to the property without having a chance to protect their property.  If your property does require storm damage restoration due to flooding, call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County for 24 Hour emergency services. 

Tips for Protecting Your Business Against Fire Devastation

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tips for Protecting Your Business Against Fire Devastation Having an evacuation plan is important in your Ohio commercial building incase of an emergency

When you own your own business, you can't afford to be unprepared for extreme circumstances. If your commercial building in Jackson Township, Stark County, OH, caught fire, for example, it would be helpful to have a plan for dealing with the aftermath. Here are some fire preparation tips that can help you handle emergencies as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Data Backup

Every important electronic document should be regularly backed up, and at least one backup copy should be stored in an off-site location. There is a collection of essential information you need to keep your business running smoothly, including:

• Payroll records
• Customer contact and billing information
• Supplier contact information
• List of inventory, equipment and essential assets
• List of the cost of replacing essential equipment and supplies

It is also advisable to store the numbers of fire mitigation experts and your insurance company with the copies of your important business documents. Then you don't have to scrounge to find the first numbers you need to call.

Insurance Coverage

Proper fire preparation involves knowing that your business is covered if something should happen. Review your insurance portfolio with your agent to make sure that you have covered all your bases beyond the standard general liability and property policies.

Disaster Plan

Every business should have a detailed disaster preparation plan. The plan should include evacuation procedures, task delegation, relocation decisions and a business continuity outline. All employees should receive training on the plan as well as the opportunity to complete a test run to identify unforeseen flaws. Don't wait until the fire damage has already occurred to decide how you are going to proceed.

It's never too early to protect your business against potential fire devastation. Make sure you have protected important information, made an emergency plan and purchased sufficient insurance coverage. Sufficient fire preparation could mean the difference between your company’s survival after a fire and its demise.

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What Type of Damage Can Cold-Weather Storms Cause?

8/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Type of Damage Can Cold-Weather Storms Cause? Storm Damage to Ohio commercial building after a severe storm hit the area

Cold-weather storms can cause just as much damage to your Jackson Township, Stark County, OH, building as thunderstorms or tornadoes. While a blizzard may not cause rain flooding, it can introduce other issues for your property:

• Burst pipe
• Collapsed roof
• Ice buildup

Your storm damage restoration professional may be able to go over other types of damage common in the winter months.

Plumbing Issues

When the temperatures drop below freezing, your pipes may be at risk for freezing up. This is especially true for any plumbing in exterior walls. If you don't heat your entire building, you may have an even higher risk of getting a frozen pipe somewhere on your property. When the liquid within the piping freezes, it expands. This can cause cracks to form, which can lead to leaks and floods.

Roofing Problems

Winter storms are often associated with high winds that can cause roof damage. If parts of your roofing system are torn off, it can expose the plumbing in your attic to the cold weather. This can lead to a burst pipe, but a damaged roof can invite other moisture into your space as well. For example, the weight of the snow on your roof can cause a collapse, which sends lots of snow into your building.

Ice buildup is another common roofing problem caused by winter storms. The snow accumulates on your roof. As the weather warms up, the snow at the peaks starts to melt first. Once the melt reaches the edges of the roof, it may start to freeze again. This cycle causes the formation of ice dams, which can lead to standing water in your commercial building.

Winter storms can be unkind to your commercial building in Jackson Township, Stark County, OH. Knowing that you may have to deal with a burst pipe or another source of flooding during the winter can help you prepare for the worst eventuality.

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Steps To Take After a Pipe Break

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Steps To Take After a Pipe Break Pipe Break can flood your Ohio home, do not delay if you find a busted pipe.

Bursting pipes at your home in Jackson Township, Stark County, OH, require quick action. Every homeowner knows that something should be done, but many are not sure of what exactly that entails. When putting down towels and placing buckets around the house is not enough, what should you do next? How long is too long to wait until taking further steps?

Following Homeowner First Steps

A pipe has broken in your house. Try as you may, you cannot slow down water from the bursting pipes. Take the following actions immediately:

• If it is safe to enter your home, turn off the main water shutoff valve until you can fix the broken pipe. Use caution when electricity is involved. If you are unsure of your safety, wait until the professionals arrive.

• Water restoration specialists are typically on call 24 hours a day for these types of emergencies. As soon as possible, have a reputable company come to your home and assess the situation.

• After the source of the problem is addressed and the inspection is complete, the company can begin the process of water removal, dehumidification and restoration.

• Touch base with your homeowner’s insurance agent to inquire if water damage is covered in your specific policy.

Waiting Too Long

When you discover flooding in your home and do not act immediately, you run the risk of secondary water damage and further problems:

• There is no acceptable amount of time for standing water to remain in your home. Every minute that passes could mean further damage. Mold takes hold in as little as 24-48 hours and spreads fast.

• Quick action keeps the damage contained. Standing water causes further complications, such as leaking through floors into ceilings below.

To avoid secondary water damage, do not delay if you find bursting pipes at your home in Jackson Township, Stark County, OH. Fix the broken pipe, contact a water restoration specialist, and begin the process of restoration as soon as possible.

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How Landscaping Can Help Protect a Home From Flooding

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Many homeowners think of landscape design as a way to improve the aesthetics of their property and enhance their enjoyment of the surrounding nature, but landscaping can also help protect a home from flooding. Outside flooding can destroy the lawn and garden around a house and increases the risk of water damage inside the home. These three tips can help you decrease your chances of flooding.

1. Make Sure Water Drains Away From the House

It’s important to check your downspout before the rain storm comes. Not only do you want to look for and repair any damages, but you should also ensure that water drains away from the house. In addition to the standard downspouts used in home construction, there are also ornamental rain drainage systems that can help direct the water even further away from the house. Diverting this water to a garden bed, or other porous surface, can also help prevent flooding.

2. Check That Rain Water Has Somewhere To Go

Outside flooding occurs when rain water does not have a clear path to a drainage source or when water cannot be absorbed into the ground around the house. As part of your landscaping, you can install other drainage sources such as sub-surface drains or catch basins. You could also install a dry streambed or a swale on a sloped surface to create a path for the water to flow away from the house.

3. Ensure That Your Mulch Can Withstand Heavy Rains

Lightweight mulch can easily float away in a rain storm. This mulch is harder to clean up after a storm, and during a storm it can clog drains and result in flooding. Using heavier mulch that stays in place may help avoid these problems.

While there may be no fool-proof way to avoid all outside flooding when the rains come to Jackson Township, OH these tips may help you minimize water damage and preserve your property. Visit for more information on water damage. 

Smoke Can Damage Electronics

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

After a fire of any size in your home in Jackson Township, OH destruction caused by smoke can occur in places that might not be the first to come to mind, such as inside electronics. Today, most homes are filled with technological gadgets that would be challenging to live without. If you discover after the fire cleanup that any electronics have been compromised, you may need the services of a professional to return them to their previous condition.

Electronics That Can Be Affected by Smoke

Smoke contains acids that can create corrosion on metal surfaces, and corrosion can lead to failure of the device. Whether the electronic device is for work, play or for health and safety, it is important to have it assessed for damage as part of the fire cleanup process. Examples of electronics that are subject to corrosion from smoke damage include the following:

• computers, modems, routers and printers
• tablets and portable music players
• virtual assistants
• fax machines and other office equipment
• televisions, DVR machines and DVD players
• stereo components, including radios, CD players and speakers
• kitchen appliances
• alarm systems
• video and audio equipment, including cameras
• cell phones
• game controllers
• cable boxes
• thermostats, heating and cooling equipment
• humidifiers and dehumidifiers
• medical devices

To be safe, it is best to assume that any electronics that have been present in a house fire have been exposed to smoke. Electronics exposed to significant levels of smoke can overheat immediately, in which case the damage may be obvious. Corrosion, however, will not be immediately apparent. That is why it is important, before powering up the electronic device, to have it checked by a professional technician.

Much of life in the twenty-first century involves technology, and electronics are a staple in the vast majority of American homes. In the unfortunate event of fire cleanup, assessing the condition of electronics is a must. Visit for more information on fire damage,