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Once the water recedes after the flooding, the mold starts to set in!

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Once the water recedes after the flooding, the mold starts to set in! Mold growth in a home in Akron Ohio.

SERVPRO of West Akron has been to many homes and businesses after a huge flood or storm has blown threw to find mold growth.  When a structure hasn’t been properly dried out by a professional restoration company mold can grow.  Most people do not realize how fast mold can set in after a significant flood or water damage. It only takes a few days for the mold to grow when there is moisture in the air. SERVPRO of West Akron knows how to detect and treat mold in your house or business. We have the tools and knowledge to remove this quickly growing problem and help make your home or business look "Like it never even happened."™

Call SERVPRO of West Akron today for mold remediation at 330-867-5723!

Did you know? SERVPRO of West Akron Can Handle and Size Job!

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Did you know? SERVPRO of West Akron Can Handle and Size Job! Commercial Building Flooded in Akron, Ohio.

Commercial building cleanups from fires and floods can be very large endeavors. Our crews of SERVPRO of West Akron has the capabilities to handle any sized water damage even large factories, big-box stores, warehouses, several stories office buildings and hotels. We have Storm Teams on standby for large losses that know exactly what to do for your company should a water cleanup job go beyond your mops and buckets. Our franchise has a warehouse full of equipment including fans, dehumidifiers, SERVPRO cleaning chemicals and the crews that are professionally trained and certified. We realize the importance of cleaning up your water damage quickly because every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

Call our knowledgeable SERVPRO of West Akron team at 330-867-5723 to cleanup after your water or fire loss.

Restore vs Replace your Belongings After a Fire or Flood

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restore vs Replace your Belongings After a Fire or Flood Restoring basement carpeting using SERVPRO airmovers after a flood.

After the water or fire has damaged your homes structure and all your belongings; who do you call? The first person maybe your insurance agent. They will then call or refer you to a local restoration company. SERVPRO of West Akron is a preferred mitigation and restoration vendor for most major insurance companies. We are trained and certified to determine if something should be restored before replacing saving you time and money.  The insurance and restoration industry has performed multiple studies that conclude restoring has many advantages over replacing items.  One area of savings in a water loss is the drying of hardwood floors, carpet and drywall instead of replacing them.  Even the cost of air movers, dehumidifiers and other specialized equipment and following the science of drying that SERVPRO uses saves someone 50%-75% over the replacement cost.  You can imagine how quickly these savings add up. As a preferred mitigation vendor, we are charged with a duty to restore whenever possible. 

Call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 to help you restore instead of replace after your next Water or Fire Damage!

As the First Day of Summer Arrives in Stark County Severe Storms, Rainfall and Extreme Heat are Coming

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage As the First Day of Summer Arrives in Stark County Severe Storms, Rainfall and Extreme Heat are Coming Basment flooded after a severe storm.

If you are in an area of Stark County, Ohio that floods during strong storms and heavy rain and you are worried about who to call after your basement floods or roof is damaged, call the crews at SERVPRO of West Akron and we will put your worries to rest.

Our company has high-grade equipment that includes extraction truck mount pumps, industrial vacuums and drying fans and the experience to make your water damage disappear quick “Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of West Akron today for an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) that includes what to do if a water emergency does happen to you and your family.

SERVPRO of West Akron is here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Call us today at 330-867-5723!

SERVPRO Can Help Remove Odors with Deodorization in Akron, Ohio

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Can Help Remove Odors with Deodorization in Akron, Ohio Kitchen fire in Akron, Ohio.

Even a small fire can cause odors for years if the affected area is not properly cleaned and deodorized. Fire, smoke and soot damage in your residential home or commercial property can produce nasty and potentially everlasting problems. As the contents and materials burn in your dwelling, the smoke that is produced travels throughout, leaving residues on surfaces and hard to reach areas. It is important to act fast and call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron, to remove these residues before permanently damaging your contents and may result in resurfacing odors. Our crews are IICRC certified to properly clean and remove these odors and residues that are left by fire or smoke damage. We do not cover up any odors with a fragrance, we have specialized SERVPRO cleaning products that will restore your items and deodorize your walls, floors, ceilings, and contents. If you suffer from a fire, please call the professionals at SERPVRO West Akron at 330-867-5723 to make it "Like it never even happened."

Mold Growth due to Water Damage

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Growth due to Water Damage Mold found under a kitchen sink from water leak.

Mold Growth in homes in Akron, Ohio from water damage.

The most common causes of mold growing on walls are due to high humidity, condensation and water leaks from pipe breaks inside the walls.

Condensation forms when water vapor in the air meets cold surfaces and cools to become liquid. Condensation forms on the perimeter of walls on a house because the outside walls are often colder from the outside air on the other side of the house.

If you have high humidity in your home from drying wet clothes inside or steam from hot water might start mold growth on your walls and ceilings in your home. The best way to decrease humidity is to ventilate your home by opening windows and doors. Also, running a dehumidifier or air conditioning will help remove the humidity in your home.


Leaking pipes near or inside of walls or ceilings are a common cause of mold. If there is a leaking pipe inside a wall cavity then mold will start to grow and unfortunately won’t be discovered until mold has already started.  

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

SERVPRO of West Akron recommends that you DO:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact a SERVPRO of West Akron and a mold remediation specialist will help you.

SERVPRO of West Akron recommends that you DO NOT:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Have a Mold Problem in Akron, Ohio? Call SERVPRO of West Akron Today at 330-867-5723.

Leave the Sewage to the Professionals, Call SERVPRO of West Akron

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Leave the Sewage to the Professionals, Call SERVPRO of West Akron SERVPRO of West Akron had to remove all the flooring, walls and contents from a sewage back up at this home in Akron.

Sewage losses pose health threats for anyone exposed to contaminated water. The dangers for humans arise from  various harmful substances, including parasites which cause intestinal disease. Viruses can cause hepatitis A, resulting in inflammation of the liver. Bacteria such as E-coli and Salmonella can cause diarrhea and food poisoning. SERVPRO of West Akron refers to this grossly unsanitary water as “Black Water.” 

Here are some important safety tips:

DO: • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON’T: • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas and tracking the contamination elsewhere. • Turn on the HVAC system if impacted by water. The HVAC system could spread contaminated air to other parts of the building. • Use household fans to dry the structure and possibly spread contaminants. • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if they have been exposed to the contaminated areas. • Consume food or drink that has been exposed to the contaminated areas.

Call SERVPRO of West Akron to cleanup and restore your home or business after a sewage loss at 330-837-5723.

Smoke Alarm Maintenance for homes in Akron, Ohio

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Alarm Maintenance for homes in Akron, Ohio Check your smoke alarms regularly.

Did you know?

7 People die every day from a home fire.

36 People suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day.

$7 Billion in property damage occurs every year.

Properly installed smoke alarms can save lives daily. Smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and on every level of the home including the basement.

To properly maintain smoke alarms you should test them monthly. There are several types of smoke alarms. If you have an alarm with non-replaceable batteries you need to replace the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten years. Other alarms that use batteries need to replace the batteries every year, and the unit replace every ten years. If the alarm chirps signaling low battery, take the proper steps to replace the unit or batteries immediately. Never disable or remove the batter from an alarm. Almost half of fires where smoke alarms were present by did not activate had missing or disconnected batteries. (According to National Fire Protection Association)

If you need help installing, testing or changing batteries in your smoke alarms, contact your local fire department, an electrician, or the American Red Cross.

Be sure your home has a fire emergency plan in place and conduct regular fire drills. If you do end up having a fire, please contact the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron to do the clean up for you. 

Need fire clean up please call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723.

Emergency Ready Profile Call SERVPRO of West Akron

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Ready Profile Call SERVPRO of West Akron Call SERVPRO of West Akron for your commercial Emergency Ready Profile to be prepared when a fire or water disaster strikes.

Be Ready in 2018! Did you know that 50% of businesses do not reopen after a water or fire disaster? It's time for you to be "Ready for whatever happens". Call one of our sales representatives to schedule an Emergency Preparedness Plan (ERP) for your commercial building in the Akron Ohio area. 

What is an ERP?

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of West Akron as your professional disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification if the line of command for authorizing work to begin. 
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

The advantages of having the Emergency Ready Profile can help minimize your business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your building. Being prepared is the key to making it through any size disaster from a water leak from a toilet overflow, sprinkler malfunction, a small or large fire or an area flood. 

Please don't wait until disaster strikes call SERVPRO of West Akron today to get your individualized Emergency Ready Profile for your commercial facility ~ 330-867-5723!

Flooding Preparation During Winter Weather Storms

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding Preparation During Winter Weather Storms Water in a basement in Akron from flooding.

During the changes in weather from snow to rain in Akron, Ohio there is a potential of flooding. Here are a few ways you can prepare for potential flooding:

  • Check with your local council about local flood plans or records which detail problem areas
  • Ask authorities about relocation routes and centers
  • If your area is flood prone consider alternatives to carpets
  • Prepare an emergency kit
  • Prepare a household flood plan
  • Keep a list of emergency telephone numbers on display
  • Check your insurance policy to see if you are covered for flood damage?

It is important to contact a restoration company within the first 24 hours of a flooded home or business, so we can fully restore your home or business to its pre-flood damage condition. However, waiting more than 48 hours to begin the restoration and flood damage mitigation process increases the chance that the flooded home or business will incur damage. Call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 for immediate assistance to clean up and restore your home or business from water damage caused by flooding.