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Mold After Water Damage

10/22/2021 (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. 

Storm Damage Repair in Parma, OH

10/22/2021 (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.

Preventing Water Damage

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Fall has arrived! Preparation and defense are the key points to preventing fire damage to your Parma, OH home or Cleveland, OH business this fall/winter.

There are a few tips that can help you prevent fires and prevent fires from spreading during the hot and humid Cleveland summers.

1) Remove leaves, pine needles and other dead vegetation from next to and around all structures. Included in that is climbing a ladder and getting everything cleaned off of the roof and out of the rain gutters. This creates a defensible space so that embers and sparks cannot find easy fuel to spread the fire. 

2) Trim back all branches lower than 10 feet on all surrounding trees. For a spreading fire, this is the 'low-hanging fruit' that feeds it. Take it away so the fire starves and dies. 

3) Move and restack your firewood to a point at least 30 feet from your home. Yes, the nights are still cool, but what you have next to your home right now is a pile of wood that is cut and shaped to burn! Get it away from the house. 

4) Sit down with your families and employees to develop an evacuation plan. Have a gathering point so you know everyone is safe. This is also critical so you can tell the Fire Department they do not have to risk their lives looking for someone who is not there. 

If you ever have fire damage, we are Here to Help! Call SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills today! 440-887-9000

Commercial Property Water Damage Repairs

9/23/2021 (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!

Clogged gutters can lead to storm damage

9/23/2021 (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. 

Unpredictable Water Damage in Parma, OH

9/23/2021 (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! 

We are a full service restoration company in Parma

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

When your Cleveland, OH home or business suffers from a fire, water, mold, or storm damage, SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills understands how stressful and overwhelming it can feel.

That's why, in addition to providing restoration services, we also offer reconstruction services. That way, in the aftermath of the damage, you only have to make one call and we will make your damage look "Like it never even happened." 

Our team of professionals are available to respond any time of day or night. We will be on site quickly, can inspect and discuss the issues you're facing, and make a restoration plan. Once the damage has been addressed, cleaned up, and future damage has been prevented, we can begin to build back the property, if reconstruction services are required. 

We also work directly with your insurance to help ease the stress of the claims process. 

If your Cleveland, OH home or business is in distress, give us a call! 

Hazardous Water Damage in Parma, OH

8/26/2021 (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 effects 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! 


8/26/2021 (Permalink)

If water damage does occur in your Parma, OH home, immediately call SERVPRO of Parma/Seven Hills. SERVPRO’s teams will:

  • Assess damage for restorability and safety.
  • Determine the extent of the moisture content in affected areas.
  • Move and prop up furniture on blocks if necessary.
  • Extract the water.
  • Remove carpets and carpet pads if necessary.
  • Spray to treat germs and bacteria in contaminated areas.
  • Start the drying process with air movers and dehumidification equipment.
  • Ensure rooms are completely dry and conduct a walk through with homeowners to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Preventative maintenance is key to avoiding a possible water, mold, of fire damage loss. If you or someone you know succumbs to any type of water damage, give us a call to make your home look “Like it never even happened.”

It's important to know where your water shut off is. If a pipe bursts, seconds matter! Immediately shutting off the water will help limit the damage to your home. 

Mold can begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours. It's important when you have water damage to call us right away to begin the water removal and cleanup process. 

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

8/26/2021 (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