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SERVPRO of Northern Summit County Provides CE Classes to Local Community.

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with presentation classroom. SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your damage.

Are you a insurance agent and looking for continuing education classes? Good news for you! SERVPRO of Northern Summit County provides you with a variety of class options each month. Get your learning on while you get credit for your continuing education.

Pick and choose which ones you want to attend, and come have a grand old time. There are anywhere from 3-5 classes per month, that you can attend.

Make sure you sign up for email notifications and sign up for the class you’d like to attend: https://ce4free.com/

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your damage. If you need assistance call (330) 650-4486. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year including all major holidays.

  

Call SERVPRO of Northern Summit County When You Are Have Damage at Your Business

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with business building. SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your business water damage.

Damage to your business can happen at anytime, especially when there is flooding or high water. Business owners need a reputable and reliable company for when these crises become realities. 

 
Slow water leaks can come out of no where in your business, which can damage products, office furniture, and the structure of your building. SERVPRO of Northern Summit County specializes in restoring water damage to your structure.

Water can quietly seeps in from cracks that is in plumbing or improperly installed gutter and drain systems. We train our technicians to discover the source of the water and to restore the damage done.
 
We use high-efficiency air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to remove water as vapor from your building; this helps ensure that we prevent any mold damage. We focus on restoration to your business building, to make it look “Like it never even happened.” 
 
We work quickly to inventory and move wet products to a dry staging area. SERVPRO of Northern Summit County is in constant communication with your insurance provider so that you can develop the evidence for any claims needed. Your business will be restored in no time.

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your business water damage. If you need assistance call (330) 650-4486. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year including all major holidays.

  

Prepare And Prevent Flooding in Northern Summit County

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with flooding on road. March 13-19th is Flood Safety Awareness Week.

Storm damage happens can happen at anytime in Northern Summit County. As winter starts to end, spring bring water damage and flooding. Flooding can cause more damage in the United States more than any other weather-related event.

March 13-19th is Flood Safety Awareness Week. We want to create awareness for the community. More than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream. It is a good time to share awareness about flooding so that you can minimize potential flood damage and accelerate recovery efforts.

If you receive notifications that there is a flood warning here are some simple ways to prepare:

  • Check if your insurance covers flood damage. If not, find out how to get flood insurance.
  • Make an itemized list of personal property well in advance. Photograph or video the interior and exterior of your home.
  • Keep insurance and important documents in a safe deposit box.
  • Assemble a disaster supplies kit.
  • Find out where you can go if ordered to evacuate.
  • Make a keep-in-touch arrangement with relatives and friends.

After a flood hits you will want to also take precautions:

  • Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding.
  • Even six inches of fast moving floodwater can knock you off your feet. Never try to walk, swim or drive through such swift water.
  • Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road. STOP! Turn around and go another way.
  • Keep children from playing in floodwaters or near culverts.
  • Use flashlights, not lanterns or torches, flammables may be inside.
  • Do not handle live electrical equipment in wet areas.
  • Refer to Red Cross or Federal Emergency Management Agency web sites for ideas and examples of disaster plans and disaster kits.

It is important to prepare for a flooding disaster as soon as possible. If you get flooding in your building and need restoration call SERVPRO of Northern Summit County.

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your business water damage. If you need assistance call (330) 650-4486. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year including all major holidays.

  

How to Keep Safe During a House Fire.

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with house fire. We know how devastating a fire disaster can be, but we are here to help!

A small flame can turn into a major fire within seconds. It takes minutes for smoke to fill a house. You may not think you will ever be a victim to a house fire, but it's better to be prepared and know what to do should it ever happen.

Keeping safe in your house during a fire:

  • If you hear your smoke detector or see fire, exit your home as quickly and safely as possible; do not stop to grab your belongings.
  • Get low to the floor and crawl on your hands and knees to evade the toxic smoke.
  • Immediately stop what you're doing and drop flat to the ground and roll around until you smother the fire.
  • Close the door and cover all vents and cracks with a cloth to keep the smoke out.
  • If you are trapped in a second story room get yourself to an area where people will be able to hear or see you.
  • If you must go out a window, look for a ledge you can get yourself onto and hang down from your hands.
  • Make sure everyone is accounted for; if anybody is missing, only re-enter the building if it is safe to do so.
  • Keep a safe distance between you and the fire.

Always call 9-1-1 at any sign of a fire and think for your safety first before acting.

We know how devastating a fire disaster can be, but we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Portage County (330) 677-4483 to help get your home restored efficiently.

  

How To Prevent Winter Storm Damage in Your House.

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with home that has icicles. We know how devastating a storm and water disaster can be, but we are here to help!

Prevent Winter Storm Damage in Your House.

After a winter snow storm, temperatures can go up and down which causes melting and freezing. This temperature variation can cause snow or ice to melt and trickle into your house. This can cause damage on the way inside the cracks. Water damage is not fun for any home owner.

The good news, you can prevent water damage from snow melts by shoveling snow away from your house. Yes, it could be as simple as that.

It may also be necessary to shovel snow from areas with grass underneath. This can help the water from entering and flooding once it warms up.

Contact our team of professionals for more information about snow water damage to your home.

We know how devastating a storm and water disaster can be, but we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Portage County (330) 677-4483 to help get your home restored efficiently.

  

How to Keep Safe During a House Fire

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with Firefighters and fire in background SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your home fire.

You may think you'll never be a victim of a home fire, but it's better to be prepared and understand a few tips:

Keeping safe in your house during a fire:

  • React as soon as you hear your smoke alarm go off. Leave your house at the sound of an alarm and call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not stop to grab your belongings.
  • Know when to Safely exit through doors. If you see smoke under the door, do not open the door to escape. If you do not see smoke, put the back of your hand to the door if it is cool, open slowly and pass through.
  • Prevent yourself from smoke inhalation by Getting low to the floor and crawl on your hands and knees. If you have to walk through the smoke, cover your nose and mouth with a shirt.
  • Stop drop and roll if your clothes catch fire. Immediately stop what you're doing, drop flat on to the ground and roll around. Make sure to cover your face with your hands as you're rolling to protect yourself.
  • Call for help from a second story window. If you are trapped in a second story room get yourself to an area where people will be able to hear or see you.
  • Escape from a second story window if you can. If you have an escape ladder, toss it down the side of the house. If you must go out the window, look for a ledge you can get yourself onto and hang down from your hands.

It is important to know what to do should a fire arise in your home, you need to act quickly and be careful. Always call 9-1-1 first and get to safety.   

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your home fire. If you need assistance call (330) 650-4486

  

Fire Prevention Safety Tips for Your Business

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with business buildings. SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your business fire disaster.

Fires can happen at anytime in businesses. There are some quick tips for business owners to follow so that they can prevent a fire, or prevent it from spreading quickly:

  • Extension cords are a common electrical violation. Extension cords attached to building surfaces as permanent wiring or extended through walls, ceilings, floors and under rugs. Extension cords should only be used on a temporary basis and must be properly rated for the intended use.
  • Both smoke and CO detectors have saved thousands of lives over the years. Smoke detectors should be located on the ceiling of each floor or on a wall; this should not be more than four inches from the ceiling.
  • Fire extinguishers can help in the early stages of a fire if you are in a safe location and know what to do.
  • All fire extinguishers are tested by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for safety and performance. They are rated based on the type of fire they will put out, and their classification is determined by the size of the fire they will put out.

Make sure to always call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a fire and take safety first and foremost before taking precautions into your own hands.

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your business fire disaster. If you need assistance call (330) 650-4486

  

Six Ways to Protect Your Home From Flooding

2/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Six Ways to Protect Your Home From Flooding

Flooding can strike anywhere at anytime. Floods are a common and expensive natural disaster in the U.S. If you ignore this risk, you could be left with a destroyed home and belongings. It is hard to prevent flooding, but by taking little precautions and actions you help avoid major damage from a potential flood. The first step in avoiding a flooding risk is knowing the flood level of your home with an official measure of how high floodwaters could rise.

Your next steps in protecting your home from flooding should include the following:

  1. Make sure to raise switches, sockets, circuit breakers and wiring at least a foot above the expected flood level.
  2. Fuel tanks, air-conditioning units and generators should be anchored above your flood level as well.
  3. A flooded sewer system can cause sewage to back up in your home, so you will want to install an interior or exterior back-flow valve.
  4. The grading or slope of the house can direct water either way from your house. This can be determined by watching how water flows.
  5. If your home floods frequently you can raise your home on piers or columns so the lowest floor is above flood level.
  6. Make sure to have clear gutters, drains and downspouts. You will also want to move furniture, rugs, electronics and other belongings to upper floors when flooding will not happen.

    Bonus tip, you will want to shut off electricity at the breaker panel with any sign of flooding. If flooding increases you will want to elevate major appliances onto concrete blocks if they're in harm's way.

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle water damage in your home. If you need assistance call (330) 650-4486

  

Five Things You Should Do if Your Property is Damaged From a Storm.

2/2/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with  snow storm in background SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your home storm damage.

Five Things You Should Do if Your Property is Damaged From a Storm.

Homes can get damaged during storms, which leads to problems for home owners. It is important to be prepared and knowledgeable in case this should happen to your home. Here are some quick tips:

 1) File a claim immediately: The faster you file and notify your insurance, the sooner you can get an agent to your property to assess the damage. Claims that aren't complicated usually don't take long to process.

2) Contact storm damage repair companies: Contact SERVPRO of Northern Summit County to help get your home restored efficiently and with care, just call (330) 650-4486.

3) Be prepared to pay out of pocket: There is usually always some sort of deductible with any home damage and an insurance company. It is important to know this deductible and plan for it.

4) Don't wait for more storms before you contact your insurance company: some problems will have different deductibles, so make sure to file as soon as the damage happens.

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your home storm damage. If you need assistance call (330) 650-4486

  

Prepare Your Business For Fire Before It Happens In Northern Summit County.

1/1/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with business. SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your business fire disaster.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration is something that no business owner wants to go through. However, the truth is it might happen. The best advice to prepare your business for a fire before it happens is to make sure that you have some sort of Emergency Plan in place.

It is best to hire SERVPRO of Northern Summit County, even before the fire hits your business. We can help you develop an Emergency Readiness Plan for your employees so that when disaster hits you are prepared as best as can be.

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property, since you will not be operate normal hours for a little while. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from 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; we know how critical this is as a business owner. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business in Northern Summit County. 

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has many benefits:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

SERVPRO of Northern Summit County has the expertise and the resources to handle your business fire disaster. If you need assistance call (330) 650-4486