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SERVPRO of West Akron Satisfied Water Damage Customer

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of West Akron Satisfied Water Damage Customer Thank you letter

We strive every day to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always so happy to get positive feedback from our customers.

Here are some recent quotes from real customers:

"I just wanted to write to let you know that my recent experience with your company was comforting. When I freaked out and didn’t know what to do about a leak in an upstairs bedroom ceiling, I called SERVPRO for help. I lucked out out when Heather came to the rescue! She was kind, considerate, knowlegeable and went right to work, crawling around in my attic to find the source of the water. She was very thorough and explained the process clearly. She lugged a giant humidifier up 2.5 flights of stairs to the bedroom and began the drying process. She was in contact with me every day and when the rood leak was found and repaired the SERVPRO equipment was removed in a very timely manner. I would recommend SERVPRO to everyone who has any type of water damage and urge them to ask for Heather. She’s personable, friendly and professional!

Thank you so much,

Deborah

Akron, OH

If water damage, from the smallest overflow from a toilet to full house flood from a pipe burst, threatens your home or office call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723. We are here to help and care for not only your home or office, but for you as an individual.

September is National Preparedness Month - Be Prepared for the next storm!

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage September is National Preparedness Month - Be Prepared for the next storm! Call SERVPRO of West Akron for your personal Emergency Ready Profile! 330-867-5723

September is National Preparedness Month!

Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month  (http://www.ready.gov) to highlight the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. This is good advice for everyone; but for business owners, being prepared to respond to the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters can literally mean the difference between staying in business and closing the doors forever. According to FEMA*, up to 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a major disaster; just a couple of inches of water can cause thousands of dollars of damage.

SERVPRO of West Akron has a Preparedness planning tool that can help you know exactly who to call and what to do when disaster strikes. I will work with you on your individualized Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) for your facility, at no charge. This comprehensive document 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 to react to an unexpected event quickly and effectively, to help minimize business 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.

Call SERVPRO of West Akron to set up an appointment to discuss this in more detail at 330-867-5723.

SERVPRO Professionals are Trained in the Science of Drying

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Professionals are Trained in the Science of Drying SERVPRO equipment drying out a water damage basement.

Did you know there is a science behind the drying process after your home or business has been affected by water damage?

Your reaction may be to clean up water just using towels and mops and place a few fans to the area, but SERVPRO of West Akron crews have been professionally trained and certified to follow strict industry approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damage. 

Our crews will:

1. Inspect your home or building to detect every component that is wet to help prevent secondary damage from happening.

2. Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.

3. Speed up the drying process by using professional drying equipment.

SERVPRO of West Akron has the tools and equipment  to  help speed the drying of your home or business to preloss condition.

CALL SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 to help make water damage "Like it never even happened."

Understand Mold in Summit County Ohio

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

What Is Black Mold?

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact a SERVPRO of West Akron immediately at 330-867-5723. 

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  •  Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  •  Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  •  Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce toxins harmful to humans and pets.
  •  Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  •  Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

 Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent

Call SERVPRO of West Akron for mold remediation in your home in Summit County, Ohio. 330-867-5723!

Top 4 Fire Safety Tips

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Top 4 Fire Safety Tips Fire Safety

SERVPRO of West Akron Top 4 Fire Safety Tips

If is very important to have a fire escape plan in action whether it be at your place of business or your home. All buildings are different, so being prepared is very important for you and your families safety. Having an escape plan is as simple as knowing the route to take to safely exit a room in the case of an emergency. It is also important to have multiple escape plans or alternative ways for you, your family and friends to safely exit your home or business in case a fire is blocking an exit.

1.    Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.

2.    Test smoke alarms every month. Change batteries yearly.

3.    Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and to practice it twice a year.

4.    If a fire occurs in your home, get out, stay out and call for help!

If you have suffered fire damage to your home or business in Summit County please call SERVPRO of West Akron now at 330-867-5723.

Commercial Water Damage

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Dehumidifier in an office after a water damage in Summit County.

Commercial Water Damage

SERVPRO of West Akron receives calls daily from commercial buildings that have suffered a water loss due to pipe-breaks, sprinkler malfunctions, toilet overflows, sewage backups, floods and much more.  Water damage is one of the biggest threats that will damage a property.  It is crucial that the owner of a property recognize any water damage that has occurred and to quickly begin professional restoration and mitigation. Any amount of water can cause severe and long lasting damage to dywall, flooring, and structural components. The quicker our team is called out the better it will be for our team to restore instead of replacing saving the company money

When our team arrives they will find the source of the water damage and will assess the level of water in the business using sophisticated equipment, such as hygrometers and infrared detection devices. 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. SERVPRO of West Akron uses powerful extraction equipment to remove all of the standing water in the business. When the water is removed the drying process begins using powerful drying equipment. The final step is to disinfect and clean all the surfaces and contents. .

Our SERVPRO team is on call 24/7/365 to help your business survive water devastation and quickly get your property back in working order. Call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723!

SERVPRO of West Akron Mold Specialists

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO of West Akron Mold Specialists Storage room in a basement in Akron Ohio with mold damage.

A plumbing leak, sewage back-up, broken pipes or any other kind of water damage can cause excess moisture in a home which may lead to mold growth. Mold damage and mold growth is actually very common in most homes. Our SERVPRO of West Akron team was called in to clean up this mold growth after this home was unoccupied for several months and moisture had gotten into the home.

Although checking for mold in a home may seem like a simple job, but some mold can hide in your basement and/or attic. It is important to have an expert that has been trained and certified of getting the job done right the first time. We have the right chemicals and equipment for handling mold in a safe manner plus we have the right gear to perform the deodorization processes without putting your family at risk. Trying to preform the mold remediation project can be risky to the occupants of the home. Please call the professionals of SERVPRO of West Akron because we have the skill set and expertise of doing a detailed job!

SERVPRO of West Akron: 330-867-5723

Weather Alert...Do you know the Difference between Warning vs Watch?

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Weather Alert...Do you know the Difference between Warning vs Watch? Severe Storm

Do you know the Difference between a Storm Warning vs Watch? 

A WATCH means that the potential exists for the development of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, depending upon the specific type of watch issued. In the case of a tornado watch, this DOES NOT mean that a tornado has been seen or even indicated on radar...it just means that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes in thunderstorms. Similarly, a severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are just conducive for the development of severe weather, and DOES NOT indicate that severe weather has been reported. While no immediate action on the part of the general public is required for the issuance of a watch, citizens should keep up to date on the current weather situation and be prepared to seek shelter if necessary.

A WARNING, on the other hand, requires more immediate action and should be taken seriously. A severe thunderstorm warning indicates that severe weather is imminent in your area or is already occurring (based on either human observation or doppler radar). The term severe refers to hail greater than or equal to 1.00" in diameter and/or wind gusts that meet or exceed 58 mph. Although these storms can also be associated with dangerous cloud to ground lightning or heavy rainfall that is capable of causing flash flooding, neither of these two items serve as criteria for a severe thunderstorm warning being issued.

Information provided by Weatherworks, LLC.

Contact SERVPRO of West Akron, 330-867-5723 for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile (ERP) Having a Free ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster.  

SERVPRO of West Akron will Board up Your Home After a Fire

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of West Akron will Board up Your Home After a Fire Board up of a home in Akron after a fire.

SERVPRO of West Akron will Board up Your Home After a Fire

After the fire is put out by the fire department your home will be left wide open to show the entire world the valuables that you have in your home. You will be overwhelmed with everything that has just happened and left completely helpless wondering how you will be able to protect your home and your belongings. SERVPRO of West Akron is available 24/7 to board up your entrances and exits as well as your windows and any structural damage. Our crews are professionally are highly trained to board up your home safely and securely. After the board up has been completed we will than begin cleaning and restoring your home to “Like it never even happened.”

Please call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 to help you with your board up after a fire strikes your home!

Who would you call if your commercial building had a fire, flood or mold?

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Who would you call if your commercial building had a fire, flood or mold? Water Loss in a preschool room in Akron Ohio.

Who would you call if your commercial building had a fire, flood or mold?

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron if your commercial property in Summit County is devastated by a fire, flood or mold. We have been cleaning and restoring properties for decades and our crews are professionally trained to handle any size job. We believe in getting your property back on its feet after a disaster as soon as possible to get your business being productive as fast as possible. 

It’s important that you don’t go with the cheapest company, because they do not have the same strict certifications and training processes that our technicians at SERVPRO of West Akron. You may get a cheaper estimate from another company, but it may not get fixed right and you end up paying more in the long run. We use professional equipment and products to make sure that your property is cleaned and restored “Like it never even happened.”

Why even risk it, call SERVPRO of West Akron today 330-867-5723.