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When storm damage causes water damage in Parma, OH

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

When a severe storm hits our area most people are unprepared. After the storm moves through and homeowners find themselves with storm damage and wind damage they often go into survival mode. Your home or business being damaged by a storm is very stressful and that's why we are here! We come in on the heels of storm damage and work to restore your home or business to its preloss condition. 

A lot of the time homeowners try and handle water damage from storms by themselves. You may think the problem has been handled on a surface level, but insufficient remediation and drying after a water damage can leave moisture in your walls and subfloors. When moisture goes undetected it can cause mold and bacteria to grow in as little as 24 hours.

If you find yourself with a flooded basement after a storm, call SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills.

Mold after water damage in Parma, OH

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to water damage is not drying your structure properly, and also, not drying all affected areas properly. 

Mold begins to grow in as little as 48 hours. Your restoration costs greatly increase the longer you wait to handle water damage in your Parma, OH home. 

If you do, however, find mold, we are highly experienced in mitigating moisture in Parma where mold thrives, using procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers. When this process is carried through properly, mold cannot spread throughout your home or business. Air filtration systems are also used in order to prevent the spread of mold spores through the air. Anti-fungal and antimicrobial treatments will also be employed in the event the mold problems in a structure are bad enough to warrant this procedure.

Sometimes mold has made its way into furniture and clothing and not all can be saved. We do our best to clean belongings in your Parma, OH home, however, giving you back as much as possible before the mold infestation took place. As with our other services, if the mold infestation is bad enough, restoration of walls and other infrastructure may be necessary. This may also entail large reconstruction projects.

You won't be left with an incomplete job, however; we offer full reconstruction after restoration of your Parma home is complete. 

Services we provide after storms hit in Parma, OH

10/11/2020 (Permalink)

We provide Emergency Board Up and Roof Covering/Tarps Services for Parma homeowners.

Our board up/roof covering service can help you minimize potential damage to your property prior to a storm or help you secure your property after an unexpected disaster occurs. The sooner we are able to secure your home the less damage you will have. We are a full-service restoration company. 

Here’s a few ways SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills can help you if disaster strikes your Parma home.

  • Hail Damage: Inspection and repair estimates provided.
  • Tree Impact/Removal: Emergency Tree removal, haul away, & stump grinding available.
  • Ice Backup Damage: If your ice–damaged roof cannot be repaired on the spot, we will temporarily fixit to prevent further damage.
  • Tornado Damages: Repairs and cleanup to homes and businesses following catastrophic storms.
  • Wind Damage: Provides specialized emergency cleanup and restoration services to bring your property back to normal with minimal interruption.
  • Reconstruction and Repair services:  Full-service restoration, mitigation, and reconstruction provider for properties damaged by wind, water, fire, hurricane, floods, smoke, mold and any other disaster.

If you have an emergency causing water damage to your Parma or Seven Hills home, we will be there to help 24/7!

We can handle the mess!

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage to your Parma, OH home is unpredictable. 

When you have any crisis inside your home, whether the damage is confined to one room or one hallway or it is present throughout the entire home, you need professionals that know what they are doing. At SERVPRO if Parma/Seven Hills, we can provide you with one of the most important elements that you will ever have when it feels like your entire world has been turned upside down- peace of mind. You might look at your home and wonder how anybody would ever be able to clean up a mess like that, but you can rest assured that we have both the expertise and the equipment to get it done and we have plenty of experience when it comes to handling challenging situations.  

We’re ready when disaster strikes. Just give us a call! 

Water damage in Parma? Here's what happens next:

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills will not only restore the area aesthetically, but practically as well. Our first step in the water damage restoration process is to access the damaged area then design a plan of action which will ensure the driest, most renewed result possible. Once the assessment is complete, the next step requires us utilizing our powerful pumps and vacuums to remove every ounce of water, preventing any further damage from lingering moisture which can cause more harm to your property, equipment and belongings. Mold growth is something that should be prevented at all costs, as once mold sets in the cleanup is much more difficult.

Not all water can be reached with powerful pumps and vacuums, making the next step of drying and dehumidifying the area pertinent. We utilize less intrusive, scientific drying methods by employing air movers and dehumidifiers. These machines ensure a dry, mold-free result. The following process for water damage restoration is cleaning and sanitizing the affected area. Personal belongings such as furniture and clothing, if not completely ruined from the water damage, must be cleaned properly as well and we have the equipment to make that happen.

The final step entails restoring the affected area to the same condition it was in before water had done its damage. This can include minor repairs such as small sections of drywall being replaced to large re-construction projects. It all depends on the level of water damage which took place.

If you have water damage call SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills today! 

Keep your gutters clean to help prevent storm damage

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

As fall approaches and the leaves begin to fall, keep in mind, clean and clear gutters, help prevent storm and water damage to your Parma, OH home. 

Here’s some benefits to keeping your gutters clear and avoiding storm damage:

No homeowner ever wants to hear the words “foundation damage.” To prevent water from leaking through your foundation, check your gutters. When gutters are clogged and we have heavy rain, it will often cause water to backup and enter your home or basement. If you don’t clean your gutters out at the end of Fall, your clogged gutters also increase your risk for ice dams forming during the winter leading to water damage as well.

The number one purpose of gutters on your home is to move water away from your home’s foundation and keeping your basement dry. But there are also other benefits to having gutters. Gutters help prevent water damage to your siding and help prevent cracked sidewalks, patios and driveways by properly moving storm water.

If you find yourself with storm damage, call in SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills for storm damage restoration. 

Commercial Water Damage in Cleveland, OH

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage in Parma, OH must be managed quickly and repaired completely to protect your capital investment in the building. Our technicians are trained to follow the path of water damage wherever it goes throughout your building. Once the source is fixed our crews can come in and make sure the water damage is repaired in every area affected quickly and with as little disturbance to your business as possible. 

Our SERVPRO team has the experience and the skills to restore commercial water damage no matter how severe. There is no job too big or too small for our crews. We have the specialized equipment and are trained and certified to minimize the inconvenience to your business while restoring the premises to its pre-water damaged condition.

If you have commercial water damage call us 24/7. We get you back into business faster!

Severe Storms Don't Have to be Your Enemy!

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Severe storms that come through Parma, OH don’t have to be your enemy.

While rain water in by itself doesn’t pose a huge threat, rainstorms that are heavy and occur over several days can expose your home to water damage. Here are a few tips you can take to reduce water damage risks to your Parma home:

Check your roof:

If your roof is in good condition many risks are eliminated. Your roof is your first line of defense from water damage. When you have loose shingles or cracks this can quickly lead to internal water damage in your attic or ceiling. If you’re unsure the condition of your roof, call in a professional to check it out so you are prepared for Spring and Summer storms!

Inspect Your Gutters:

Having well running gutters in place can be critical when experiencing heavy rainfall. Gutters help keep water away from your foundation and entering basements, so it’s important to keep them clear. When you direct water away from your foundation you eliminate the risk of puddling around it which in turn will seep into the ground. Downspouts should be installed to direct water 5-10 feet away from your home. Doing so, will help greatly reduce risk for water damage after a storm.

Checking these two things this spring at your Parma home will help reduce your risk for water damage after heavy rains. But as always, we are ready to help 24/7 if you find yourself with water damage or storm damage.

Do you know where your shut off valve is in your Cleveland, OH home?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Nothing can ruin a vacation faster than a phone call alerting you to catastrophic damage to your Parma house, or returning to a home that has been sitting in water due to a broken/frozen pipe or a hot water heater that defaulted into a flood. Turn off your main water valve before going on vacation! IF you shut off your water valve before going on vacation you can rest assured that you won’t come home to catastrophic water damage.

If you are traveling during the winter it is also a good idea to drain the lines too.  It is easy to drain the lines by simply turning on a faucet on the main floor or in the basement.  If you do not know where your main valve is, ask your plumber.  It is also a great idea to make sure that the valve works. It’s better to be prepared than to be in a panic when water is pouring from your ceilings.

If for any reason you are not able to turn it off yourself sometimes the water company will shut it off for you.  This simple act can prevent thousands of dollars of damages.

Knowing where your water shut off is also just a simple bit of knowledge that can save you thousands of dollars in water damage.

If you do find yourself with water damage, we are always here to help 24/7. 440-887-9000

Hazardous Water Damage in Parma, OH

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

Many water damages in Parma, OH can be hazardous, depending on where the water came from.

If your Parma, OH house has been flooded with gray or black water, such as a backed up sewer line, or a toilet, expert restoration professionals should be called in. These types of waters are risky for untrained persons to handle because they involve disease causing waste and debris. This is the type of water damage that must be handled properly so no one gets sick.  We have certified water damage professionals to help get rid of contaminated waste during water extraction, so there are no lingering health risks to your family or pets. Our goal is always to help restore your home back to preloss condition. 

If your home has water damage, give SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills a call, we are here to help!