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ULV-Fogging to Prevent the Spread of Germs

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Man Stairwell Our SERVPRO technician is using a ULV - fogging technique to proactively clean a commercial facility in Canton, Ohio.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is taking every precaution to make sure that our customers, employees and community stays safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus hit the world like a storm and SERVPRO is ready to help clean-up and restore like we do with all fire & water damage. There may not be heavy rains or high winds, but it's path of destruction is just as treacherous. We are offering our local companies a proactive clean to stop the transmission of emerging viral pathogens which will ease your employees to working outside the home. We use a ULV – fogging technique along with hand disinfecting all high touch areas that will take away the spread of the virus the and give everyone a peace of mind. We can clean grocery stores, manufacturing buildings, restaurants, schools, churches, healthcare facilities, nursing homes, offices, and everything in between!


Don’t panic we are here to help! Our crews are committed to providing a rapid response to this outbreak 24/7!

Call us today 330-497-4600.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County if You Experience a Water or Fire Damage in Your Commercial Building

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Gymnasium SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County drying out a commercial building in Canton, Ohio.

The first 24 hours following a water damage in your commercial property are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage to your structure or the contents inside. Calling SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County quickly will prevent such damage since, we will be on site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

Inspection: A SERVPRO crew member will inspect the affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning the work.

Emergency Services: A SERVPRO crew member will take steps to help protect your business as well as personal property and the contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

Monitoring: To help ensure your business and the contents inside or dried to appropriate industry standards of SERVPRO crew member will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated with you.

Restoration Services: A SERVPRO crew member will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and contents. A final walk-through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to its preloss condition.

When you own a commercial building being prepared is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens but well before it happens. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County has an Emergency Ready Profile that offers a business owner piece of mind if a disaster does strike. If you’re interested, call today 330-497-4600. When disaster strikes, you can be ruined, or you can be ready! SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is a 24-hour fire and water cleanup and restoration company.

SERVPRO Restores Pipe-Break Water Damage Commercial Office Buildings

2/2/2020 (Permalink)

Building Vans SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County can clean up and restore any size water damage to a commercial building from a pipe break in Canton, Ohio.

During the winter months your building could be flooded as a result of a pipe-break. Below are a few facts:

  • 30% of all frozen pipe failures occurred in a basement.
  • Frozen pipes are one of the biggest risks of property damage when the temperature drops.
  • A frozen pipe can lead to a pipe burst, which can lead to more than $5,000 in water damage.
  • 250 gallons of water can spew from an 1/8 inch crack in a pipe.
  • Freezing point for water is 32° it is important to keep your building above that temperature.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your commercial space after a pipe-break water loss, call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at 330-497-4600 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.” Our crews are available 24-hours a day to service commercial property owners in Stark, County Ohio.

Prepare for a Commercial Water or Fire Damage with a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

Water Pipes SERVPRO Emergency Ready Water Shut-off location in a commercial building in Canton, Ohio

Prepare for a Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

A water damage can happen anytime in the year and at any point during the day without any notice. The consequences of a water damage to a commercial property in Canton, Ohio can be devastating to a business/property owner. Would you know how to handle a water loss? How to clean it up and restore your property to reopen your business as soon as possible?

A pipe-break, flooding from a storm, roof leak or sprinkler malfunction can cause severe damage in a matter of minutes. A little preparation for a water damage emergency and having a plan of action can significantly reduce the property damage and get a business re-opened quickly.

At SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County we offer an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). The ERP serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information. It can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program. Large-scale losses can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines. In the ERP it will have a detailed location section along with a picture that shows where your emergency water shut off valves are located, gas shut-off, fire alarm and sprinkler location along with a list of phone numbers of approved companies to call in an emergency situation. It is also very important to make sure someone you can trust has the authorization to make decisions if you are unavailable. This information can also be inserted into your personal SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile.

By working with SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County to develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at 330-497-4600 to schedule your No Cost Assessment of your facility.

Water Damage Commercial Properties Canton, Ohio

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water on Floor in Warehouse Water damage to a commercial warehouse in Canton, Ohio caused by flooding from as storm.

You walk into your business and find that your sprinkler has malfunctioned, and you have water everywhere. Will you survive this financial water disaster? Unfortunately, water damage events are never scheduled and happen at the most inconvenient time. Whether it is a burst pipe, toilet overflow or flooding, a water incident can threaten the safety of your employees and customers as well as sales and revenue. It is important to have a quick response to avoid:

  • Business interruptions
  • Revenue loss
  • Costly repairs
  • Undue stress

As a business owner you want to get back to normal business function quickly with little or no interruptions. That’s where SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is here to help! We are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to provide commercial properties emergency services to help ensure timely restoration and minimization of secondary damage.

Communication is key to our commercial water loss customers from the initial phone call until the job is completed. As a business owner you want to regain control and get your doors open again quickly as possible. Our crews will provide consistent, effective communication. You will be updated daily on the status of the drying process helping provide you with peace of mind.

Our SERVPRO estimators will provide you with documents with details of the job utilizing the latest technology to fulfill insurance reporting requirements. At the completion of the job a detailed job file documenting the restoration project will include photographs, estimate, signed work authorization and customer satisfaction form will be given to you for your records. Through this detailed documentations and communication with our estimators you will not have to face any surprises in terms of project completion dates, procedures or pricing.

If your business is affected by a water damage, call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County, your local water restoration and clean up professionals at 330-497-4600.

Commercial Property Water Damage in Canton, Ohio

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding caused water damage to this commercial building in Canton, Ohio.

After your commercial property has been affected by a water disaster from either a severe storm, pipe-break, sprinkler malfunction or flooding you need to call a water damage restoration expert. As a property manager in Canton, Ohio and you found water damage in your do not have experience in water cleanup and restoration work, it is important to contact your local water damage restoration company. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County can handle the dry-out and tear-out for you. This is because water damage remediation work needs to be handled by professionals that have gone through the training. SERVPRO will make sure your structure is completely dried out, so secondary damage like mold doesn’t begin.

A professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County has the equipment such as air movers, dehumidifiers, water extraction equipment, moisture meter readers and the training to completely restore your facility to preloss condition. Our team also has the experience to assess severe damage such as mold spores, exposure to fiberglass insulation, and weakened floors that may collapse.

During the dry-out process our crews document the process making sure that your structure is drying properly and completely dry when we remove all drying equipment. This is important if you file a claim the insurance company will need this documentation for it to be covered for the drying our plus and repairs that need to be done. SERVPRO will also take before and after pictures to prove that there was water damage.

Call 330-497-4600 or visit our website https://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com/commercial-restoration-services to learn more about commercial water damage clean up and restoration.

Be Prepared - Storm Checklist for Commercial Properties in Canton Ohio

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Apartment flooded from the recent Spring storms in Alliance, Ohio.

During the Spring months severe flooding from storms have devastated apartment complexes and commercial properties.

Before the next storm rolls through the area here are some points of interest to consider to prepare for a storm.


Protection of Common Areas. Prepare and protect the common areas of a property, such as boarding up windows, obtaining sandbags, trimming trees, moving furniture, storing items or equipment and securing records or any other valuable property.


Instructions to Occupants. Create and distribute a notice letter ready to be sent to residents in anticipation of a storm with instructions for preparing their units (like directions to close shutters, remove all items from balconies, and set or shut off any appliances in case of a power outage.)


Emergency Contact and Access. Property Managers should leave contact information for all residents. Residents should leave accessibility to the property manager in case emergency access is needed (in particular, in the event of flooding and water intrusion).


Insurance. Make sure that your property has all the required insurance policies and make sure they current and effective.


Records of Property. Document and back up all records, photos, videos, etc. reflecting the state of common element prior to a storm so that information can be later used in connection with potential claims.


On-site Staff. Have a plan on where the management staff will be on the premise when the storm hits the area and who will be designated to return first after the storm to access the damage.


Generator. If you have a generator make sure that it is working properly.


Evacuation Plan. Make sure there is an evacuation plan in place. If evacuation is necessary, make a designated person in charge to make sure every resident has left and the property has been secured.

At SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County, we offer a comprehensive Emergency Ready Profile to all commercial property owners. Be prepared today! Call us at 330-497-4600.

Emergency Ready Profile for your Commercial Building in Canton, Ohio

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Contact one of our sales representatives for a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile.

Is your Building Ready for a Water or Fire Disaster?

Did you know that 50% of businesses do not reopen after a water or fire disaster? It's time for you to be "Ready for whatever happens". SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County wants to offer a Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) to commercial buildings. It is a free assesst with no obligation comprehensive document that contains critical information about your building, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. Having this information in hand helps you and SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County to react to an unexpected event like a flood, pipe break, sprinkler malfunction, toilet overflow or fire to quickly and effectively help minimize interruption. And, because disasters are unexpected, there is a Smartphone app and web version of the Program available to provide you with access to your ERP 24/7. Plus, it puts you as one of our top accounts and therefore be at the top of our list for any emergency clean up and mitigation during storm situations. If you are interested, please contact our office at 330-497-4600 and ask for one of our sales representatives to schedule an Emergency Preparedness Plan (ERP) for your commercial building in the Canton Ohio area. 

What is an ERP?

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County as your professional disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification if the line of command for authorizing work to begin. 
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Please don't wait until a water or fire disaster strikes your building, CALL US TODAY!

Faster to Any Size Commercial Water Damage in Canton, OH

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is the team that is faster to any size disaster.

When you face damage to your commercial properties SERVPRO will be there to help. We can restore properties that have fallen to all different size water damages from floods, toilet overflows, water leaks, pipe breaks to sprinkler malfunctions. We will make it our priority to get your buildings back to working order quickly before the water damage seeps into flooring, carpets, baseboards, and walls damaging the structure of your building. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County understands that water damage is a huge inconvenience to your business, but will work quickly so your business can get back to its normal day to day functioning. We have the equipment, training and experience to find and dry water before secondary damage set in. Fast action saves time and money, so call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County for 24/7 Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration.

Five Stages of Water Damage to Commercial Properties

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Air movers drying out carpeting in a commercial office building from a water loss in Massillion, Ohio.

Understanding the five stages of water damage.

Water damage can be detrimental to your business. Water damage is commonly discussed in a five stage process. Knowing the five steps is important so you can assess your damage and can call professionals before your business reaches extensive damage.

Stage one

  • The free flow of water. Due to gravity water will want to travel until it is level. Water will travel through your walls and flooring and can lead to damage. It is important to report water damage at this step to lower costs to repair your structure.

Stage two

  • Any materials in direct contact with water absorb moisture. The damage caused to these materials will continue as long as contact is maintained. The damage can be reflected as swelling, cracking or warping of furniture and other hardwood materials. To save these materials action needs to be taken before the water ruins them.

Stage three

  • High humidity damage inside the building. If moisture is not dealt with at an early stage it will continue to evaporate into the air resulting in materials such as books, paperwork, pictures and other art to be damaged. High humidity can be apparent through ceiling sagging and condensation on walls. The humidity can be revered by using high power dehumidifiers.

Stage four

  • If high humidity isn’t taken care of then the damaged materials will support the growth of microbes and fungi along with other microscopic organism. Air quality will decrease as microbial growth increases. In order to reduce the growth of microbes professionals control relative humidity, air circulation and temperature.

Stage five

  • If still left unattended microbes and microorganisms will spread to other areas that were previously unaffected. Mold, mildew, and associated odors among pathogens may spread throughout buildings. At this stage professionals and air quality contractor and professionals who will make comprehensive plans to address the spreading problem.

 If you do find yourself facing water damage at any stage call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County and they will restore you property. “Like it never even happened.” 330-497-4600

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

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Affected by Category 2 Water Damage

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

If your business has been flooded and exposed to category 2 water damage, due to a broken pipe or too much rain, it's best to hire a restoration professional to handle the water pipe repair and ensure that your property is safely restored. The approach taken to remedy the flooding should be tailored to those specific details, including the environment, the severity of water damage, and the needs of the business owners in Jackson Township, OH. Before proceeding with any water pipe repair, you should understand what's at risk when dealing with category 2 water damage.

Three Categories of Water

• Category 1: water from sanitary sources, generally safe for ingestion
• Category 2: contaminated water with potentially unsafe levels of contaminants, both organic and inorganic
• Category 3: obviously contaminated water with pesticides, silt, organic matter, heavy metals, and toxic organic substances

Four Classifications of Water Damage

• Class 1: limited levels of water and absorption; affecting a small area of a single room
• Class 2: large amounts of water and absorption; affecting an entire room, including carpeting and pad, walls, and structural components
• Class 3: the largest amount of water and absorption; affecting ceilings, insulation, carpeting, subflooring, and resulting in structural saturation
• Class 4: specialty materials affected by water, such as hardwood, brick, concrete, and stone

An Example of Water Damage Categories

Category 2 water damage could be water that was originally clean but has sat long enough to absorb chemicals from the carpeting. The severity of damage could be bumped into a higher category if water has traveled through building materials. For example, a broken pipe on the second floor could cause category 1 water damage on the second floor. As the water travels to the floor below, it may pick up contaminants as it travels to the first floor, resulting in category 2 water damage on that floor. When you need water pipe repair in Jackson Township, OH restoration professionals can help you determine the extent of risk and damage. Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on commercial water damage. 

Understanding Category 3 Water Damage

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Give SERVPRO a call if you experience water damage in your home or business.

When damage from flood water occurs, the Jackson Township, OH water damage restoration professionals categorize it in one of three ways:

• Category 1
• Category 2
• Category 3

Category 1 refers to clean water, or water that comes from a burst pipe or broken supply line. Category 2, also called grey water, comes from a source with substantial chemical contaminants, such as a dishwasher, refrigerator or washing machine. Category 3 water is either flood water or toilet overflow. When dealing with category 2 or 3, it’s imperative that you reach out to a water restoration team as soon as possible for help.

Category 3 Water Loss

Category 3 water loss involves water that is contaminated by toxic waste, pathogens or other harmful agents. Typically, this type of water carries pesticides, organic matter, toxic organic substances, silt, regulated materials or heavy metals. Attempting to clean up this type of water loss on your own is not only unwise, but it’s also dangerous. Category 3 water damage usually stems from the following:

• Toilet overflow
• Flood water
• Sewage backup

Sewage backup is often the result of a rising riverbed, flooding streets, flooding sea water, or rising ground surface water. Areas that are most commonly affected by Category 3 are areas prone to extreme weather, such as torrential rains, hurricanes and tropical storms. However, even areas that don’t typically see such weather events are still at risk for a Category 3 water event.

What To Do When Category 3 Water Invades Your Building

As a business owner, you have a responsibility to your building occupants, employees and customers to maintain a safe and hazard-free environment. Category 3 water can get in the way of that duty and put building occupants at risk. Don’t let a flood or backed-up sewage line become a liability issue, and reach out to your Jackson Township, OH water damage remediation team right away. Whether you’re dealing with a toilet overflow or a flood, the right team can perform the necessary cleanup measures and restore your building to pre-flood condition. Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on commercial water damage. 

3 Tips for Flood Odor Removal

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

The flooding in Massillon ran into this Workshop which saturated the flooring.

Even after a flooding disaster has been dealt with in your building, it’s possible that foul or unpleasant odors may remain. It’s not uncommon to experience lingering smells after water damage has seemingly been remediated. If you sniff a mildew, moldy, musty or dirt-like presence in the air, then additional action must be taken. Continued odors can be an indication that mold growth hasn’t been contained. Here are three tips that may be the answer to safely removing odors left behind by flood water.

1. Ensure Affected Areas Are Dry

Drying flooded areas is the first step to remediating and containing damage, so hopefully this has already been completed. If some moisture lingers, open any nearby windows for several hours to help with air circulation. Dehumidifiers and floor fans can also go a long way in removing moisture from the air and accelerating drying times. Getting the air moving also helps with banishing lingering stale air.

2. Apply a Cleaning Solution

A natural solution of vinegar and water can be used to erase unwanted odors. Simply combine two cups of warm water and one cup of vinegar in a spray bottle and apply it to any surface with lingering smells. While your instincts may push you to be overzealous in your cleaning efforts, use caution and don’t get trigger-happy with the spray bottle. Oversaturating the space could begin a new cycle of mold growth.

3. Use Baking Soda

Applying baking soda directly to previously damaged surfaces can provide odor relief in affected spaces that are smaller in scope. Leaving the substance on overnight gives it time to absorb lingering moisture and odors. Simply vacuum it up, and oftentimes smells will vanish right along with the baking soda.

If the initial damage was the result of a sewage loss incident or was caused by any form of black water, additional and more thorough measures may be necessary. Flood remediation professionals in Jackson Township, OH have the tools and expertise that can safely and effectively remove odors and mold growth once and for all.

Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on commercial storm damage. 

Keeping Break Rooms Safe and Deodorized

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Break rooms are frequently used to supply food, water, and rest to employees. It’s always annoying when an odor lingers from something such as burned popcorn. But on a more serious note, there are many potential fire hazards that can come from the appliances in the room such as the microwave, refrigerator, and toaster. Here are some ways you can keep the workroom safe and deodorized:

Maintain Appliances

Often, workrooms have low-grade appliances that don’t work efficiently. While this can make it hard for employees to prepare food, it can also be a potential fire hazard. To ensure the safety of employees and the building:

* Plug all appliances into outlets that have overcurrent protection
* Clean the break room area frequently
* Install a smoke detector in the room
* Update your appliances, if needed

Taking these precautions can prevent any damage or harm from occurring. These precautions can also improve the atmosphere and mood of the workroom.

Remove Lingering Odors

It’s never good when you can still smell burned popcorn a week later. Luckily, there are many ways to remove this and other lingering scents. The easiest way is to crack open windows and provide some ventilation. Perhaps your break room’s carpet or ducts need to be cleaned. Smoke cleanup sometimes requires building deodorization, so it’s wise to determine what should be done if an unwanted smell remains. If anything, be sure to clean out the microwave or any appliance that was used recently by using vinegar and a sponge to eliminate stains and smells from inside the appliance.

Whether the problem is burned popcorn or unreliable appliances, you can improve the safety and smell of your break room in Jackson Township, OH by following these tips. Be sure to keep the appliances in good shape and maintain the smoke detector so that you can be aware if a problem occurs. By taking care of your break room, you and your employees can safely continue to enjoy break time. Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on commercial fire damage.

Myths About Freezing Pipes You May Believe

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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


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


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


Myth: I Have to Heat Every Room in My Building


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


Myth: Some Pipes are Freeze-Proof


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

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

Visit SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com/ for more information about commercial restoration.

Obtain Faster Commercial Fire Damage Remediation

10/23/2017 (Permalink)


Obtain Faster Commercial Fire Damage Remediation

How can your small business obtain fast commercial fire damage remediation? Today, a growing number of entrepreneurs appreciate the wisdom of hiring a professional commercial fire damage cleaning company to assist them in restoring their premises to a clean, welcoming condition. This process helps ensure a minor electrical fire in outdoor signage or a utility room fire won't continue to cost your business revenue as a result of a slow fire restoration process.

A Business Challenge

Staff members and customers never enjoy the disruption which ensues when a firefighter carrying a fire hose visits a business in response to an activated alarm. The sound of a fire truck speeding forward through traffic reminds many people of the dangers posed by unwelcome calamities. Sadly, even a false alarm may result in damage, since a modern (and highly effective) fire sprinkler system may activate in response to the alarm and drench upholstery and other furnishings in the business.

If an electrical fire or utility room fire blazes even very briefly, the chemicals used in fire suppression technology may join soot damage and smoke damage in creating an unpleasant, acrid odor in the premises. Savvy business owners typically seek to remove signs of fire damage as rapidly as possible. A fire truck offers valuable assistance during a crisis, yet its presence does likely deter some business. Entrepreneurs typically appreciate rapid and thorough fire restoration services!

Why Hiring Professional Commercial Fire Damage Experts Promotes Faster Cleanups

Today, some insurance companies urge businesses which have sustained fire damage to seek fire restoration assistance from specialists. Taking this step may promote much speedier cleanups and fire damage mitigation. Experts trained in the removal of soot damage and smoke damage possess experience cleaning up the traces of a conflagration. If you don't want customers mentally associating your business premises with a fire truck or a firefighter toting a fire hose, removing the odors associated with fire suppression systems, soot damage and smoke damage quickly following a blaze in business premises makes good sense. These unpleasant odors can trigger strong emotional reactions in some customers.

Today, fire restoration firms use well-trained staff members to help clean away the signs of commercial fire damage in businesses. These skilled professionals use specialized cleaning equipment to extract water from carpets, drapes and other furnishings following fire sprinkler system activation in response to false alarms, for instance. If an actual electrical fire or a utility room fire erupts, fire restoration specialists know how to remove soot damage, smoke damage and other signs of fire damage comparatively quickly. They'll assist your business in resuming its normal operations as rapidly as possible.

An Important Point About Fire Sprinkler System Technology

While rapid cleanup with the assistance of experts after a real (or false) fire alarm proves important from a business standpoint, it remains vital to appreciate the valuable role of modern fire suppression technology and to acknowledge the useful service a fire truck and a firefighter provide. While sometimes triggering a fire suppression system accidentally remains unpleasant, not having a fire suppression system in place can permit an unseen utility room fire or minor electrical fire to grow into a genuine catastrophe. The need to clean up rapidly from the consequences of a fire sprinkler system or a fire hose in no way diminishes the importance of these technologies. A brave firefighter carrying a fire hose sometimes saves lives during fire emergencies.

Yet experts in fire mitigation, remediation and restoration have won the respect of many insurance companies. These trained specialists help business owners cope more effectively (and far more quickly) with the consequences of messy fire-related cleanups. If your business sustains a small fire, or even a water-soaked false alarm, don't hesitate to call upon these experienced cleaning experts. They offer a valuable service to businesses desiring rapid recovery!
Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on commercial fire damage.

Residential and Commercial Flood Damage

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Residential and Commercial Flood Damage


Water damage is one of the most serious threats any real property will ever face. It is also one of the most insidious. Unlike other sources of damage to a property, such as a fire or wind, water damage often may appear far less serious than it is. It is absolutely crucial that the owner of a property recognize any water damage that has occurred and begin professional restoration and mitigation efforts immediately.

Any amount of water much more than about a gallon has the potential to cause serious and lasting water damage. If restoration and mitigation efforts are not begun at once, water may seep into drywall, flooring and structural components. This can cause rot and even structural compromise. In larger flooding events, it restoration and mitigation efforts are not started within one week of the initial pipe break or supply line break, the damaged property will often become uninhabitable.

For this reason, it is absolutely imperative to get a professional restoration company on scene. A professional restoration company has the tool, training and experience needed to successfully carry out mitigation and restoration procedures. The good news is that almost all flooding events caused by a pipe break or a supply line break can be completely remediated, saving the property and restoring it to its prior condition. However, time is the enemy of water damaged properties. The key is to begin the water cleanup and drying process in the first 24 hours after the event, before the flood damage has had time to take hold and cause lasting harm to the property.

Luckily, almost every town in America has at least one professional restoration company. The key is to make the call to your local restoration company the moment any water has leaked into the property from a supply line break or pipe break. Once the emergency call is placed to the water cleanup company, they will spring into action, arriving at the flooded home or business within minutes.

Once on scene, the team will first enter the property, looking for any active leak coming from a supply line break or a pipe break. Once the leak has been stemmed, the team will assess the level of water in the home or water in the business. Using sophisticated equipment, such as hygrometers and infrared detection devices, the team will assess if any water in the home or water in the business has seeped into places not visible to the naked eye. If the water in the home or water in the business has compromised structural components, such as flooring, joists or beams, the team will note it.

Using extremely powerful vacuum equipment, the team will then remove all of the standing water in the home or water in the business. This is another area in which it is crucial to get a professional team on scene. The chances of being able to remove standing water from a flooded home without the specialized equipment available to professionals is virtually zero. With high-powered vacuums and pumps, the cleanup team will be able to remove all standing water within one hour.

Once standing water is removed, the drying process begins. This is the most important phase in preventing lasting flood damage. Water that is allowed to stagnate is the chief source of flood damage and is capable of compromising structural integrity and creating unpleasant odors. The flooded home will be dried using powerful heating and drying equipment, similar to what's seen in a car wash. Once dry, there will be no further risk of flood damage to the home.

The last phase is the final cleanup. This involves disinfecting and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces and furniture. At this point, the property will be completely restored.
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Getting the Most From Professional Fire Damage Restoration

7/24/2017 (Permalink)


Getting the Most From Professional Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage can be incredibly frustrating to anyone who has dealt with it. Dealing with a fire in the home or a fire in the business is problematic as it is, but then you have major fire cleanup to get done immediately afterward. Smoke damage and soot damage are hard to cleanup on your own, so professional fire cleanup is necessary to get the job done. Commercial fire damage is best left to a local fire damage restoration company who can board up the home and get it good as new.

What to Do After Fire Damage

After fire damage has ravished your home, it's important to understand that a restoration company must be contacted. If you do not contact a local restoration company, you will be responsible for the board up and fire cleanup on your own. The issue with cleaning up fire damage is that you may not have the tools or skills necessary to handle the smoke damage and soot damage that are present, as well as the water damage that occurred after the fire was put out.

Hiring an Expert Fire Cleanup Crew

To hire a restoration company, you're going to want to look locally and read reviews. People who have dealt with a fire in the home or a fire in the business will have already made use of a fire cleanup crew, so you can feel good reading their reviews and getting information on what is available. The commercial fire damage experts are there to ensure that you feel confident with the board up and the cleaning of soot damage, smoke damage and that horrible smoke smell that lingers in the air.

What to Expect with the Restoration Company

Once you have hired a company to handle the commercial fire damage, it is up to you to let them do the fire damage restoration for you. The fire damage restoration pros will handle the soot damage, smoke damage and smoke smell for you, as well as the board up that needs to be done. The commercial fire damage experts will also be able to handle the water issues that were sustained after you dealt with a fire in the home or a fire in the business.

What is Involved with Fire Damage Restoration

When it comes to restoration, the experts will come in with all of their own tools to handle the smoke smell, soot damage and smoke damage present. They will also clear the air of the smoke smell that is present so that it is no longer an issue for you and your family. If you have insurance on your home or business and have dealt with a fire in the home or a fire in the business, it is important to note that your insurance provider may cover the costs of restoration. This is something you will want to discuss with your insurance provider before assuming anything.

Payment and Fine Print

If you do not have insurance, you may want to think about working with the company on a sliding scale basis to see if it can be more affordable for you. Keep in mind that most of these companies will charge a significant fee for their services, which can be problematic for those families on a budget. You can talk to the experts to see what they have available for you.

Once you begin to deal with the fire aftermath, you'll need to consider working with the experts to get the cleanup done for you. This is a wonderful way for you to reclaim your home or business without the issues that come with trying to handle it on your own. Once you have made the decision to work with the pros, you're going to find that it is much easier to feel confident about restoration because it is being done in the proper manner.
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The Benefits of A Professional Fire Restoration Service

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

The Benefits of A Professional Fire Restoration Service

A fire in your residential or commercial property can be a devastating incident. If your home or business has suffered a fire damage it is important take action immediately and hire a home or commercial fire damage restoration company. Professionals can take steps to get the situation under control in order to prevent further damage. They can help you with fire cleanup and restore your property after home or commercial fire damage.

Here are some of the benefits of hiring professional fire damage restoration service:

Quick Response And Cleaning

Fire damage restoration begins as soon as the property is safe. Fire restoration deals with smoke, heat and water damage. Fire damage professionals are beneficial for both fire in home and fire in business situations. They provide quick and efficient smoke damage, soot damage and fire damage cleanup and can help you get your property restored to its pre-fire condition, as quickly as possible.

Inspection

Certified professionals conduct an inspection of the site. They determine the extent of the damage to your business or home by fire, chemicals, smoke or water. After the inspection, they develop a plan to clean, repair and restore the property. With the approval of your insurance company, skilled professionals can begin the work. They start cleanup and restoration immediately, to ensure that no further damage occurs.

Deep Cleaning

The best way to combat soot damage and smoke damage is a deep cleaning. Professionals have the equipment and advanced techniques to get the job done right, including getting rid of smoke smell and ash.

Ash is extremely acidic, and if it is not removed properly it will settle on surfaces in your business or residential environment, causing a steady deterioration of your property. Metal will corrode, glass will etch, and drywall will yellow. This type of damage is irreversible, so it is essential to act quickly to prevent further issues.

Residential or commercial fire damage professionals clean every surface in the home or business, including the ceilings, the tops of furniture, countertops, and the walls. Because smoke residue clogs up the ventilation system, fire damage restoration professionals also scrub out the building’s air ducts, and remove smoke smell. They take appropriate steps to ensure that the building does not get contaminated again after the commercial fire damage cleanup or residential fire cleanup process is complete.

Final Assessment

Though each fire is a unique situation, professionals follow a protocol that goes from initial assessment, cleanup, drying, and content restoration, to mold removal or remediation. Removing the source of smoke odor and deodorizing the environment will improve the air quality and return it to pre-fire levels. They conduct a final walk through, to ensure that you are satisfied with their service.

Contact Insurance Company

Reputable fire damage restoration companies work with most major insurance providers for fire damage to provide you with the best fire cleanup service possible. Some people attempt to handle smoke damage, soot damage or fire cleanup on their own. It is crucial that you hire qualified professionals rather than trying to do the restoration yourself to ensure that insurance issues are properly handled and also to make sure that the integrity of your home or commercial property is well maintained.

Peace Of Mind

Professional fire cleanup or restoration service gives you the peace of mind you need after a disaster, such as fire in home or fire in business and when performed properly, it can remove smoke smell and any sign of residential or commercial fire damage. Whether you're dealing with a fire in home or fire in business situation, experienced fire damage restoration professionals are highly skilled in fire cleanup, including smoke damage and soot damage and can handle the issues properly.

Considerations

Fire damage due to fire in home or fire in business can be a very difficult situation to deal with. Experienced fire damage mitigation professionals have the skill and resources to help you get rid of smoke smell and other damages. Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on fire damage.

Handling Water Damages at Your Property

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Handling Water Damages at Your Property

In every winter season, there is a possibility of water damage, either through flood damage, due to any seepage at the property, or other reasons. Water in home or water in business can devastate the victim's significant assets if not handles properly. Water damage restoration and mitigation services are not very expensive or sophisticated services but can save the property if acted on time.


Major Causes of Water Damages at the Property


• Flooding


• Seepage due to foundation damages


• Plumbing issues at the property


• Sewage backups


• Roof leak


Get the Assistance of an Expert


This is more important as there can have extensive water damage at the property than most people think. An inexperienced person with limited knowledge does not treat water in home or water in business as it can lead to further damages like mold growth due to dampness and lack of air movement. Then, the water damage restoration and mitigation service become more challenging and expensive. As soon as any water damage noted at the property, call up an expert for restoration services.


Water Damage Restoration


The experts are professionals in handling water damage restoration at the property. They are licensed and are mostly firms with deep expertise in various issues of water in home as well as water in business. The experts follow a procedure of initial inspection at the property to find the extent of damages to the property and give a detailed estimate. At the same time, they start isolating the affected areas from the rest to ensure mitigation of damages.


Then, the work continues to locate the source of water damage. It could be flooding, plumbing damages, roof leak, etc., and make a temporary fix on the issue to start with the restoration works. The water cleanup is the next step, and the professionals do this using various equipment according to the need of the hour. For instance, a flooded basement is pumped using water pumps, and wet floors can do a water cleanup using vacuum cleaners or specialized equipment in case of flood damage.


Then, the process is drying and ensuring air movement. The presence of wetness in the floors should be removed by using specialized equipment that accesses even tiny water particles at the property and remove it. While drying the affected area, proper air movement is ensured at the property to reduce the dampness. In many cases, a temporary dehumidifier is installed at the property to remove the moisture and ensure proper drying.


Addressing the Cause


The situation that caused the water in home or water in business should be dealt with after the water damage restoration. If it is from roof damage, repair the roof; in the case of flood damage, install a sump pump in the basement to ensure on-time water cleanup; fix plumbing issues, if it is from plumbing damages, etc. Also, install a permanent dehumidifier and HVAC to ensure drying and air movement.


Some Tips When a Damage is Noted


• Don't walk on the carpet or wet areas, as it can cause spreading to unaffected areas – an option for mitigation of damages


• Never place newspaper in the affected areas for water cleanup as the inks may become stains after some time


• Don't use any electrical equipment including home vacuum as it can cause electric shock


Damages by water including flood damage can be addressed without any complexities during the initial hours. The responsive time of the damage is crucial. Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on water damage.

Stark County Fire Damage

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Stark County Fire Damage

Anybody who lives in the Stark County, Ohio or Massillon, Ohio areas needs to make sure that they do everything possible to protect their business. People who are not able to protect their business from fire damage and smoke damage through quality remediation services will let their property values decrease as a result. Because of this, people who need fire damage and smoke damage restoration in the Stark County or Massillon areas will want to follow these tips below.

Tip #1: Jump into action as soon as possible

When you don't want soot damage to affect your air quality for the worse, you'll need to jump into action as quickly as you can. The sooner that a person responds to a fire emergency, the better chance they will have to maintain their property. Getting on the phone with a damage restoration contractor as quickly as possible increase the chances of mitigating extensive damages.

Tip #2: Shop around for quotes from fire cleanup companies

People who need fire cleanup to improve their air quality in the case of an emergency should quickly look for estimates on professional work. Any time that people need to hire damage restoration contractors, it pays to get as many estimates as possible. Because Stark County has plenty of damage restoration companies, there are numerous price possibilities available. Setting up a budget in advance gives people the opportunity to know how much they're willing to spend, when contrasted with how much the actual service will cost. The more estimates the person gets, the better they will be able to get service from a company that is cost-effective and equal to the service that they provide.

Tip #3: Set up your insurance to help you with water damage from fire and other issues

A business insurance plan works wonders when dealing with fires and water damage from fire. Business owners need to do everything that they can to tailor their insurance policy to deal with this sort of restoration. Doing this makes sure that their insurance is working with them and for them and maximizes on the investment made. There are numerous insurance companies that will be able to either pay for or offset the cost of this sort of fire damage restoration, so it is critical to know what the fine print says with any insurance plan. Modify the plan if it does not currently addressed these sorts of issues in order to not have to pay completely for emergency services when they arise.

By understanding these three tips, owners are able to get all that they need to protect their business after a fire related emergency. This will help people to get rid of damage from fires, soot, smoke and other issues. These problems are very damaging to a household from a structural property point of view and a health hazard standpoint. When people reach out to fire and soot damage contractors who can handle this sort of work, they are better able to be good stewards over their business and protect the people who live inside.
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Steps to Take After Fire Loss in Stark County

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Steps to Take After Fire Loss in Stark County

If your business property or home has suddenly undergone an incident of fire damage, then it is possible for you to turn a horrific experience into something a bit better. At the time of the fire damage, you may have thought that you have lost all value in the property as there is probably no way of recovering what has just occurred. Ohio is well known for having many homes in many different communities that can have fire losses. 

Some places are very prone to having some of its homes undergo water damage from fire as pipes and drains can be impacted by scorching hot flames. Water damage from fire should be taken seriously. While some do not, due to thinking that it is not as dangerous as the fire that just occurred recently, they certainly should because it can have an effect of developing bacteria that could spread to walls, carpeting, tile floors, and just about anywhere else.

Smoke damage should be taken as seriously as water or fire damage because it is an incident that can not only cause further damage to the property it is contained within, but also the health of people, whether they be residents (in the case of a home) or customers, employees, or business owners (in the case of a business.)

Smoke damage usually consists of professionals purifying the air through the means of special methods of clearing and utilizing tools and machinery that are possessed by professionals of Stark County. Soot damage is evident when there seems to be a lot of ash or sludge on the ground. It will often need to be removed by professional means so that further damage from what may have already occurred is no longer a threat to spread. Air quality needs to be purified as quickly as possible to save one's health and property. The air quality of a home or business is going to often determine the health of employees (in the case of the property being a business), or residents (in the case of the property being a home.)

Soot damage is going to cause you problems if it is not tended to with urgency. The fire cleanup session will find soot and clean it up as necessary. Fire cleanup may sound like a tough job, but that is what the professionals of Massillon in the state of Ohio are trained and paid to do. If you happen to be n Stark County, then know that you will find peace in knowing that the living areas of your home or the workplace of your business will be tended to by a group of professionals who constantly strive to be the best in their field. The future value of your business or home can greatly depend on the issues you tend to today. You may read about the company through the reviews that have been written by prior customers and the ratings that have been given.

SERVPRO of NW Stark County has some great tips on what to do if you have a fire loss. Click here to view some practical steps.

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