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Fire Damage Restoration Process in Parma, OH

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in Parma, OH Should Be Assessed As Soon As The Fire Is Out

The longer the delay in contacting a restoration company, the more opportunity there is for damage from water and smoke to intensify. A homeowner’s insurance company should be able to refer an approved and experienced restoration firm. It is surprising just how well restoration works in light of how destructive a fire can be. Depending on the damage, a home can often be restored to its before-fire state. A restoration team has a difficult task to perform, and a great deal of responsibility, but IICRC-approved technicians are well equipped to return a home to its original condition.

The fire restoration process involves the repair of any structures damaged by smoke, fire, or water. Carpets undergo a chemical process to remove smoke odor. Sub-floor materials undergo inspection for damage and may need to be replaced. Upholstery and curtains are subject to a similar process. Furnishings are taken to a separate location and restored to pre-fire condition. The home is aired out for as long as needed to diminish the effects of odor and mildew, and deodorization efforts continue throughout the process. Through the cooperation of the insurance company, the restoration team, and the homeowner, a home can be restored and made safe to live in once again.

Information provided by IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning, and Restoration Certification). 

Tips for preventing fire damage in the winter

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

We see an increase in home fires in December and January. Here's a few tips to keep yourself safe this winter: 

  • Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fire place, wood stove, or a portable space heater. Have a three foot “kid-free zone" around open fires and space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.

  •  Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. 

  •  Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.

  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer's instructions.

  •  Test smoke alarms monthly.

*Statistics and tips provided by National Fire Prevention Association.

Choosing the right water damage restoration company in Cleveland

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Contacting a restoration company you can trust is the first step involving water cleanup in Cleveland, OH. We take great pride in great reviews prior homeowners have given us after we helped them during their times of disaster cleanup. 

Many restoration company's you can choose are usually equipped to handle multiple aspects of the cleanup process, including fire damage, flood damage, and backed-up sewage. While this may be the case, the job of the water damage restoration company is only to remove the water, returning the home or business to a dry living environment, so contacting a separate company may be necessary in order to complete the necessary repairs.

When you choose SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills as your mitigation company we will not only dry your property but we offer reconstruction as well. Don't be left with an unfinished job, you can trust us to restore your home to preloss condition.

Due to the fact that water damage may strike at any given moment, we are available 24/7 to help you. Give us a call when disaster strikes.

Water Damage Repair in Cleveland, OH

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

If your Cleveland, OH home has water damage it can be very overwhelming. We have been helping homeowners and business owners during times of crisis for over 20 years. Our team is always ready to help.

According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) there are a couple of reasons to choose a water damage restoration professional in Parma, OH over doing it yourself. Below are a few reasons:

  • The process of fire and water restoration is very involved when it is performed properly.
  • With quick reaction time and the appropriate skill set, a technician can help to prevent further damage and repair that which has already been done
  • The process and equipment used during fire and water restoration will vary from case to case, since different materials require their own unique care. 
  • For fire damage, general cleaning is done to remove ash and soot from ceiling to floor. 
  • The quick remediation of the problem is important for more than repairs, it is also a health consideration
  • Choose a company for fire and water restoration with the appropriate licenses and proof that they have the proper insurance.
  • Whether the work to be done is in a commercial or residential location, technicians with experience and certification should perform the damage recovery.

 If you’re in need of water damage cleanup and repair in Cleveland, OH, give us a call!

Flooding after heavy rains in Parma, OH

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

During a storm or heavy rains, drains and sewers can (and usually do) backup in Parma, OH! This can cause severe damage to your property if not taken care of immediately. Dealing with contaminated water in Parma, Ohio is frustrating and can be dangerous. Sewer backups threaten your property as well as your employees and customers as it carries a risk for disease. 

Excessive rain causes water to back up from municipal sanitary sewer systems. If water is coming up through floor drains or sink drains in the basement, it is not rain water; you likely have a sanitary issue. If you experience water damage during storms, call us as soon as possible so we can begin mobilizing crews to get you back in business and that water damage "Like it never even happened."

 Call us today! 440-887-9000

Biohazard Cleanup Specialists

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Bio-hazard cleanup is a very serious and detail orientated job.

SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills is a full service company – we handle all aspects of the recovery and cleanup process including on-site, personal property (cleaning and storage) and reconstruction.

You can count on us to be on site and ready to start work in no time. We will send out our certified technicians to begin to restoration process.

With just one phone call, we can get the process started and help you regain control of the situation. We understand how sensitive the situation is and will be careful and cautious with everything that we do and say throughout the process.

Our rapid response helps guarantee the insurance policy mandate is fulfilled and that secondary losses are significantly reduced.

We have years of experience in providing large scale, multiple service restorations, working with both property owners and insurance companies to get the environment to a pre-crisis condition.

We will determine an appropriate course of action and engage the necessary equipment and manpower required to stabilize and recover the situation.

Covid19 Cleaning Services in Cleveland, OH

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need- we are offering Covid19 cleaning and disinfecting services.

We just wanted to offer a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.  SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills has been busy cleaning residential and commercial facilities of all types including homes, nursing homes, schools, restaurants, and government offices.

Our Team Has Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills 440-887-9000

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

What to do if you have water damage in Parma, OH

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage cleanup in Cleveland, OH from clean water is much different then contaminated, sewer water. These do's are only for clean water.  It is important to hire a professional to help you dry out your home after water damage. With the right tools and pieces of equipment we can properly and safely dry out your home or business and the products within it. By calling in our certified technicians you can rest assured we will make water damage look "Like it never even happened."

Do's

-Shut off the source of the water. 

-Turn off electricity

-Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and soaking up with towels. 

-Wipe excess water from wood furniture.

-Put aluminum foil in between furniture legs and carpet. 

Don'ts

-Enter a room with standing water. There could be a risk of electrical shock. Disconnect all power first.

-Leave rugs and furniture upholstery wet against and sitting on carpets.  The fabrics could bleed between each other. 

-Turn on your television or any other electronic.

-Do not use your household vacuum to try and suck up any water.  They are not made for this.

If you're in need of water damage repair in Parma, OH give us a call!

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

It's almost Thanksgiving here in Cleveland, OH!

Deep fried turkeys are a common item on the menu for Clevelanders. But here's the deal, a deep-fried turkey is definitely delicious, but is the risk worth it? If you've seen any of the viral videos of turkey fryer explosions, you may have asked yourself this question before. Is it really worth the risk? Running the risk of bodily injury or property damage to your home or neighbors is something to consider when menu planning this holiday season.

We don't want to make you shy away from your holiday plans so here's a few things to remember if you're planning on using a deep fryer this Thanksgiving:

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area. 
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot. 
  • Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire. 
  • Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire. 
  • The sides of the cooking pot, lid, and pot handles can get dangerously hot. 

Safety is the most important thing when using a turkey fryer. We hope you have a very enjoyable Thanksgiving here in Cleveland! Should you have fire damage, our teams are available to help 24/7 365 days a year. Just give us a call.

Why call SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills when water damage strikes?

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damages in Cleveland, OH can come from many different things. But at the end of the day it’s a mess needing cleaning. The most important phone call you will make is to SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills to extract the water and minimize the loss. We are your local water damage cleanup company in Cleveland, OH.

While you could try to get rid of all of the water to save money, our teams of certified water damage professionals are capable of expediting the water extraction thereby minimizing secondary water damage. Fast water removal not only saves you money in the long run but lessens the negative impact on the structure of your home while also protecting personal possessions. Choose SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills as your water removal company. 

We partner with all insurance companies and have great working relationships with them. When disaster strikes your home or business, make SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills your first and last call.