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SERVPRO Provides Commercial Restoration in Canton, Ohio

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Building Woman SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County provides commercial restoration services to properties located in Canton, Ohio.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of homes and businesses after fire, storm, or water damage and mold remediation. Our main headquarters is in North Canton, Ohio providing services to the Canton and Akron area and surrounding communities. Our local franchise realizes that a disaster can happen to any property and each job is different from the size to the cause of damage. No job is too small or too big for SERVPRO!

Our Commercial Restoration Services recognizes the unique challenges that water and fire damage presents for commercial businesses. Our staff and crews realize the importance of getting a business back and running quickly, so that businesses do not have loss of revenue and productivity. A project manager supervises our technicians to ensure a timely solution to the problem and collaborates with a customer’s insurance to decrease stress to the business owner.

Crews are on call 24 hours a day, weekends, and holidays to provide service to our customers even at 2am in the morning. Our crews use high-tech equipment such as truck-mounted water extractors and standalone dehumidifiers. They are cautious of the fact that bringing down moisture levels decreases the chance of mold and bad odors. They may even bring stand-alone power generators to make sure these tools can function as quickly as possible. SERVPRO’s understanding that the damages that require cleaning and restoration can have lasting effects on a property if not dealt with quickly. However, staff at SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County not only provide cleanup, restoration, and construction work, but also listen and value the input and concerns of customers, going above and beyond to make the process as seamless as possible for them.

If you are a business owner that has experienced a fire, water or storm disaster, give us a call at 330-497-4600 or visit our website at for more information about our company.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Specialists in Canton, Ohio

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

fans hallway If your building experiences a water damage of any size, call the IICRC certified crews at SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at 330-497-4600.

Flooding, roof leaks, broken pipes, sprinkler system discharge, or any water damage events in Canton, Ohio commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Did you know that 50% of businesses never reopen after a fire or water disaster? SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running, "Like it never even happened." Storms can produce high winds, heavy rain and flooding that can destroy a business in minutes. Every hour that is not spent cleaning and restoring is lost revenue to your business. When an emergency arises in your business, call one of our highly trained professionals that are certified in water, fire and mold clean up and restoration.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff has the knowledge to restore your property and get you back to business. For help restoring your commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County 24/7/365 at 330-497-4600. We will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage in Canton, Ohio

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks in front of building SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at a business that experienced a water damage in Canton, Ohio.

When disaster strikes at your business you need service fast. At SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County our company knows that closing your business unexpectedly can affect your business drastically. Our team is committed to getting you back to business after a disaster strikes. If your business suffers a disaster even at 2 am, we are here for you. A real person will answer your call, and we are able to dispatch crews to you immediately.

There are several restoration companies to choose from in the Canton area when disaster strikes. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is the team in the local area with over 30 years of experience serving business when disaster hits. Our team have helped a variety of customers over the years and have always taken pride in the work we do. When choosing what company to have work in your home or office, take your time, do your research, and pick the company that is the best fit for you and your family or your business.

When an emergency disaster arises in your business, give us a call and we will be there fast with the help you need.

No Job Is Too Large

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. 

Our SERVPRO team is on call 24/7/365 to help your business survive water, fire or storm devastation and quickly get your property back in working order. We will work with you to make sure your business stays remains open, and your customers are taken care of. Our crews are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call our team at 330-497-4600.

SERVPRO Commercial Property Services

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

Trucks in Building SERVPRO specializes in fire and water damage cleanup and restoration at commercial properties in Canal Fulton, Ohio.

Fire and water damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property in Canal Fulton, Ohio. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a water or fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at 330-497-4600.

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A recent review from a commercial customer:

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reviewed SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County


When we had a water incident in our office, we called the local SERVPRO. They were very prompt and explained everything very well, there was no high-pressure sales which I appreciated very much! Everyone was very professional and helpful, and they took care of the issue in record time! Thanks, SERVPRO!

All SERVPRO’s are locally owned and operated. We will respond quickly to storm and water damages to homes and businesses that are in the Canton, Ohio area. Our knowledgeable, highly trained and IICRC certified crews are available 24/7/365 days a year. Call us today at 330-823-4088 or visit our website:

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Winter Storm Damage that Can Happen to Your Massillion, OH Commercial Building

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Hallway Water Water damage at a commercial building in Massillion, Ohio.

A commercial building owner needs to take the proper precautions to ensure that his structure is safe during a winter storm. A winter storm can cause extensive damage to diverse types of structures, and commercial properties are among the structures that can suffer extensive damage. Wet, heavy snow, high winds, freezing rain and frigid temperatures combine to create conditions that can cause structural damage. The following are three types of damage that a commercial property owner could experience because of a winter storm. Being prepared is the key before the impending stormy weather strikes.

Collapsed roofs

If your commercial building has a flat roof, there is an increased chance that it will collapse during a winter storm. The buildup of ice and heavy snow on a flat roof can cause it to buckle under the excessive weight. A roof collapse can not only cause extensive and costly damage to your building, but there is also the potential for it to injure anyone who may be inside the building.

Leaky roofs

A collapse is not the only way that the roof of your commercial property can be damaged during a winter storm. Snow and ice can cause leaks to develop in the roof. These leaks are most often the result of ice dams. Ice dams form when a ridge of ice forms along the edge of a roof. This ice prevents the melting snow and ice from draining properly from the roof. As a result, the water has no place else to go but behind the ice dam, down through the roof until it finally exits through the ceiling of your property.

Leaking roofs can cause extensive damage to your property and can be expensive to repair.

Frozen and burst pipes

When the temperature plummets to below freezing levels, there is an increased probability that the water pipes in your commercial building could freeze When pipes freeze, the water held within them expands, and pipes can only expand so much. Avoid flooding and burst pipes by making sure all your existing freeze-protection devices and alarms are in good working order. Test freeze stats and valves before the weather gets cold, wrap pipes and faucets in unheated or minimally heated areas of the building and seal cracks and openings around exposed pipes. 

Winter is closing in and colder weather is right around the corner. Before you suffer a water damage you should check your commercial property for areas that may need additional insulation, heating, or other attention that will prevent freezing weather from penetrating your property and potentially freezing water pipes in the process. Depending upon the size of your commercial property this type of damage can result in thousands of dollars in damage and may require many weeks of construction to repair. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County if you need water cleanup or restoration from a winter storm damage at 330-497-4600.

If You Experience a Commercial Fire Damage? SERVPRO Has Got Your Back!

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Building SERVPRO can help cleanup and restore your fire damaged building in Akron, Ohio.

No business owner ever wants to see their business go up in flames, by a fire! It is valuable to be prepared before the fire trucks come, so you can swiftly deal with the aftermath of both fire and water damage. Water damage occurs from the fire suppression systems along with the water used by the firefighters. There is never a good time to have a fire, but if you are prepared, you can swiftly deal with the aftermath. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

The SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile App is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers, and facility management. An "Emergency Ready Plan" is specified with your address, building size and structure, rooms within, and contact information such as your insurance company, fire department, and utilities. If there is a plan in place it allows a seamless communication of information from the customer to SERVPRO at a time when every minute counts. When the time arises the facility manager has this program in place with pinpoint directions for the SERVPRO Emergency Response Team to begin the cleanup and restoration process immediately.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, warehouse, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

If you are experiencing commercial fire damage call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at 330-497-4600 and don’t forget to Follow us on Facebook or visit our website at

24/7/365 Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in Massillion, Ohio

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Water Carpet Our crews are available 24/7/365 to cleanup your water damaged commercial building in Massillion, Ohio.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County has been servicing business owners in the and surrounding communities of Canton, Massillon, Canal Fulton, Perry Heights  for water, fire, storm and mold damage cleanup and restoration.

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Our office has been open for over 30 years. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to get any size job, nothing is too small or too big for our crews to handle. We can do water mitigation, dry-outs and rebuilds for mid-size and high-rise buildings in Stark County, Ohio. We provide service too:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County have an amazing response time to get your job started and will continue with outstanding communication to we finish your job. Our crews are on call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. There is never a time our teams are not available and ready to help you with your disaster.  Our office personnel, estimators, production managers and crew chiefs will work hand in hand with your insurance agents and adjusters to handle your claim and to ensure all work is documented properly and closed quickly and efficiently.  SERVPRO has national account status with most major insurance carriers in Ohio. 

Call us at 330-497-4600 or for more information visit our website at

24/7 Emergency Bio-hazard and Vandalism Cleanup in Canton, Ohio

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

broken window Our crews helped board-up a broken window and cleanup all the glass at a commercial building in Canton, Ohio.

Accidents, trauma, and vandalism rank among the most stressful events a business can encounter. If the situation involves traumatic injuries, you and your employees endure anxiety, grief, fear, and a host of other emotions. Health risks associated with exposure to pathogens carried by blood and other bodily fluids are of great concern, not to mention the liability of thoroughly cleaning up the scene. OSHA regulations demand adherence to specific research-based protocols to ensure safety during cleanup and to provide a thoroughly disinfected environment for your business operations.

The need for biohazard/trauma scene cleanup in a commercial building can encompass everything from simple human error or equipment malfunction to criminal activity. If a trauma scene requires immediate assistance our biohazard cleanup crews are available 24 hours a day.

SERVPRO employees are acutely aware of the need to balance speedy and biohazard & trauma scenes with sensitivity for the ordeal experienced by those touched by the tragedy. We work hard to respond with respect and compassion in the aftermath of a devastating event. Taking care of the details helps streamline the process.

If your building experiences a vandalism from spray-paint, eggs, or even a rock through a window our crews are here to help. We have a 24-hour board up and clean up team that will rectify the situation quickly.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County provides proper cleaning, application of EPA-registered disinfectants, and lawful biohazard disposal, after a severe trauma event at your business. Call our highly trained and IICRC certified crews at 330-497-4600.

Commercial Building Fire Damage Restoration Experts in Canton, Ohio

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Flames Building SERVPRO can restore your commercial building from a fire in Canton, Ohio.

A fire can be devastating to a business owner. In such a scenario, a professional commercial fire damage expert can ensure that the occupants of the building get back to their daily business. It is imperative to start the fire restoration process after the fire trucks have left the premises. Smoke, soot, and water damage will take its toll on the building and its contents after firefighters have put out the fire.

There is a certain process restoration professional do to restore a property after a fire disaster:

  1. Confirm the property is stabilized and it is safe.
  2. Remove soot and debris.
  3. Minimize damage.
  4. Eliminate excess water and dry wet surfaces.
  5. Begin deodorizing deep cleaning and removing stains.
  6. Remove personal possessions too damaged to restore.

Any company understands that the longer it takes to begin the fire restoration process, the harder it becomes to rectify soot and smoke damage. Most commercial building managers have the emergency contacts for a firetruck. Commercial fire damage experts and companies have emergency contacts, and they operate 24/7. They are prompt in their response, and it is vital that property owners and managers save their contacts.

Fire damage due to fire in business can be an exceedingly difficult situation to deal with and the longer it takes to begin the harder is becomes to rectify the soot and smoke damage. Experienced fire damage mitigation professionals have the skill and resources to help you get rid of smoke smell and other damages. Visit for more information on fire damage. Call us at 330-497-4600 to help restore your building, we are available 24 hours a day.

Commercial Water Damage in Massillion Ohio

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

Trucks Building SERVPRO of S&E Stark County can handle any size water loss.

Time is money especially when it comes to water damage in commercial properties. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County has responded to all different size water damages from floods, toilet overflows, water leaks, pipe breaks to sprinkler malfunctions. Our crews work quickly to assess the damage to get the facility back to working order. Water can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboards and walls while moving throughout damaging the structure and potentially creating mildew and staining walls. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County understands that water damage can disrupt your day to day business function in Stark County and possibly closing the business.

SERVPRO has access to a large number of team members from all over the country to help aid the recovery of a large loss here in Stark County, Ohio.

We are certified, licensed and insured to make sure you breathe easier and provide peace of mind that qualified professionals are taking care of your commercial building during a water damage.

Did you know that 50% of business do not reopen due to a water disaster? 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 at 330-497-4600 for 24/7 Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration!

Call SERVPRO today for your commercial water cleanup in Massillion, Ohio today! 330-497-4600.

Commercial Water Damage Specialists in Canton, Ohio

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Water Building Our crews are trained and adhere to following a specific set of steps to insure your commercial property is completely restored from a water loss.

For water damage and flooding events, SERVPRO is a trusted leader in commercial property restoration. Commercial Water Damage Restoration is a scientific and responsive process. Each commercial water damage must be approached differently since there are so many different variables, such as the water source, building materials affected, type of business, category of water, and timeline of water intrusion. At SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County our crews are trained and adhere to following a specific set of steps to insure commercial properties are completely restored.

What is water damage restoration?

Water damage restoration is a process of cleaning water from the property and restore or replacing the damaged items.

Process of water damage restoration:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection – The company will first visit your property regarding the water damage.

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying & Dehumidification – With proper equipment like dehumidifier, they will dry and clean the area.

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair- Crews clean walls, floors, ceilings and contents. Eliminate any odor with an air scrubber. Sanitize all damaged areas and dispose of all unsalvageable materials.

Step 6 Restoration - Process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repair to the structure.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County provides 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We are locally owned and operated in the Canton community and we can respond immediately to your commercial property emergency. Call us at 330-497-4600 or visit our website at

Commercial Building Fire Prevention Tips

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Building Fire damage to a commercial building in Massillion, Ohio. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County was able to clean up and restore the business.

As a business owner, it important to understand all safety risks to your structure, employees, and visitors. One of the things you should spend a little extra time planning for is fire prevention.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) listed in order:

  • Cooking equipment, 29% of fires
  • Electrical distribution and lighting equipment, 12% of fires
  • Heating equipment, 11% of fires
  • Intentional, 10% of fires
  • Smoking materials, 9% of fires
  • Exposure, 4% of fires
  • Electronic, office or entertainment equipment, 3% of fires

Helping to protect your business is easy when you follow a few simple measures. Here are a few safety tips so that you can be better prepared if fire disaster strikes.

  1. Advance preparation is so important. Make sure that key employees understand the business insurance plan in DETAIL. This makes it so much easier when you need to make a claim. SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County has an Emergency Ready Profile which is a quick reference guide geared towards your business to get back up and running after a disaster.  
  2. Make sure your smoke alarms work properly! Smoke alarms save lives, check monthly and don’t forget to change your batteries.
  3. Make sure safety rules and plans are accessible to all employees. This can be achieved by having the safety instructions posted in all areas of the office space. 
  4. Assess your risk for fire by identifying hazards. In some areas, the local government may even offer a visit from a fire marshal to help identify these risks and provide guidance on your fire prevention plan.
  5. Have the right fire protection equipment is in place. This includes an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on each floor.
  6. Create a fire plan and review it with your staff on a regular basis. Conduct fire drills at least once a year to keep the fire safety protocol fresh, and take time to review evacuation plans and the location of your first-aid kits.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We are locally owned and operated in the Canton community and we can respond immediately to your commercial property emergency. Call us at 330-497-4600 or visit our website at

Getting Back to Business, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sign Call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County if you would like a proactive disinfecting to your business to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive, proactive viral pathogen cleaning program backed by our more than 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration. With an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes, we're helping businesses across the country open safely. So, make the commitment to keep your employees and customers safer. Make sure your space is Certified SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home. With over 50 years of expertise, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

Are you interested in a free quote for our Commercial Services, or are you a Consumer who wants to learn more about the program? Call 330-497-4600.

SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We are locally owned and operated in the Canton community and we can respond immediately to your commercial property emergency.

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 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 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 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.

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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 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.

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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!
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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.


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.


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 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 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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