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Deep Frying Turkey Dangers!

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

The leaves are falling and the cool air has arrived in North East Ohio. We all know what that means…THANKSGIVING is almost here. Every year deep-fryer fires are responsible for deaths, injuries, the destruction of homes, and more than $15-million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Our crews at SERVPRO have arrived to clean many house fires do to deep frying turkey fires. We want to make sure that your family stays safe this holiday season. Please be aware of the below points when planning your holiday menu this year.

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area put fyer in an open area outside.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, please lower turkey slowly to prevent over spilling and splatter.
  • Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
  • With out thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
  • The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handels can get very hot.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – SERVPRO of West Akron 330-867-5723

SERVPRO of West Akron wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Crews Available -

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thanksgiving Crews Available - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Turkey, stuffing, cranberries and pie,

We eat wayyyy too much…sigh...

Thanksgiving is almost here,

Time flew by so fast this year.

Be careful on your travels this day,

And please remember SERVPRO can be on the way.

We are available with crews galore,

Just one call and we’ll be out the door.

No need to interrupt your family and friends,

We will start in a hurry and be there until the end.

 

When fire or water damage puts things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. Call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5753 for your next fire or water clean up, "Like it never even happened!"

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

Prepare Your Home for Traveling

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Prepare Your Home for Traveling Pipe Break in a home that was vacant with no heat.

When you plan on taking a trip to visit family during the holidays its important to prepare your home for when you leave it. You never want to come home to find water in your house due to a pipe break. Below are several tips to insure coming home the same way you left it!

  1. Turn off the main water supply line: The main water supply controls all of the water in the house and is one of the best protections against needing to repair water damage and prevent flooding. Turning off the water supply can help prevent pipes from bursting while you’re away!

  2. Test your Sump Pump: In case there is an emergency, make sure the sump pump is working before leaving town.

  3. Leave the thermostat tuned on: Make sure your thermostat is set no lower than 60 degrees F to prevent pipes from freezing.

  4. Winterize your drainage system: Drain the water out of the toilet and add nontoxic antifreeze. Also, pour one-half cup of anti-freeze down the bathroom sinks, as well as down the bath tub.

  5. Unplug your electronics: Unplug all electronics before leaving your home to save money as well as to prevent any damage from a power surge.

Call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 if you need help with a fire or water damage to your home. We are here to help, "Like it never even happened."

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