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Did you know that SERVPRO has an App?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water Bathroom Floor An Akron commercial property experienced a water damage in their bathroom facility. Our crews were able to cleanup the loss quickly.

The SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile App is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers, and facility management. A marketing representative will walk through a facility or home to create a personalized profile with all relevant information about the facility. A "Emergency Ready Plan" is specified with your address, building size and structure, rooms within, and contact information such as your insurance company, fire department, and utilities. If there is a plan in place it allows a seamless communication of information from the customer to SERVPRO at a time when every minute counts. When the time arises the facility, manager has this program in place with pinpoint directions for the Emergency Response Team to begin the cleanup and restoration process immediately. The app even includes directional information, such as where circuit breakers, waters shut offs, and fire extinguishers are located. There is even space for you to place photos for those hard to reach or find locations and it is all right there at your fingertips on your phone's home screen.   You choose the information you want accessible as well as who has access to that information, such as employees, managers, or tenants.   If a plan is not in place the facility manager will have to contact, then relay relevant information, then meet onsite to direct which can prolong the response time. That could make the difference in closing a company for an afternoon or for the week.

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

SERVPRO Equipment Used at Water Damage Homes in Akron, Ohio

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

truck men SERVPRO crews use specialized equipment to cleanup and restore your water damaged Akron, Ohio home.

An Akron, Ohio water damaged property is restored by using an assortment of SERVPRO equipment. Cleaning up after experiencing a water damage is one of intricacy and precision to make sure your home or business is completely restored to preloss condition. For restoration strategies to be a success, they need to be backed up by the right equipment and a certified crew that understands the science of drying.  

Every water damage is different from the:

The equipment the crews needs for every job reflects the uniqueness of water damage restoration. While not all water damage requires technicians to rely on heavy duty equipment, there are some occasions when demolition tools are needed to remove compromised materials as fast and as safe as possible. If the water loss contains sewage, asbestos, or lead; PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is needed, because of the level of risk posed by contaminants is high or negligible. PPE consist of rubber gloves, rubber boots, hazmat suits, safety goggles, and a breathing device to filter potentially harmful gases and particulates.

How can you tell if moisture is in your walls?

A moisture meter (or moisture detector) is one of the most important tools for a water damage restoration specialist. This device is utilized to measure the moisture percentage of materials so that technicians know which areas are the most severely affected and need attention most urgently.  The naked eye cannot tell if water has affected porous materials, so a moisture reader is an essential piece of equipment. Hygrometers detect the relative humidity (RH) in an open environment to ascertain the level of humidity in the ambient air.

What equipment is used to dry-out your home?

If your property has standing water it needs to be extracted by using industrial grade water pumps (truck-mounted and portable), wet vacuums and sump pumps. After the water is gone industrial sized high-velocity fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers are placed. After the machines have dried out the structure, SERVPRO technicians will use antifungal and antimicrobial products to sanitize and remove any lingering odors.  Each SERVPRO vehicle is equipped with other machines and cleaning tools such as air scrubbers, ozone machines, mops, squeegees, buckets and SERVPRO cleaning chemicals.

Call SERVPRO of West Akron to make your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”  Our crews use advances drying equipment and techniques. Call us 24/7/365 if you need our help at 330-867-5723.

Pet Fire Safety Information and Tips

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Dog SERVPRO of West Akron specializes in fire damage cleanup and restoration at 330-867-5723.

Did you know that 40,000 pets die each your in-house fires? Did you know that 1000 fires are started by pets each year? Know the facts, be prepared, and protect your pets. Here are a few tips on pet fire safety.

Tips for Preventing House Fires from Your Pets

Remove or lock the knobs on your stove: Your pet may nudge the stove knobs just enough to ignite a burner. Knob covers are an inexpensive and effective way to prevent this from happening.

Do not leave candles unattended: Extinguish all open flames when you leave a room, so they are not tipped over with a paw or tail.

Pet-Proof your home: Go through your home as if you are baby proofing and eliminate any loose wires or other potential hazards.

Beware of water bowls on wooden decks: Hot rays of the sun, when filtered through a glass water bowl, can ignite the wooden deck below. Use ceramic or stainless steel instead.

Be Prepared for an emergency

  1. Get a Rescue Alert Sticker: These stickers, placed on a front-facing window will alert rescue workers of the presence of pets inside your home.
  2. Arrange a Safe Haven: Arrange a place for pets to stay if you evacuate. Do not leave your pets at home. If it is not sage for you, it is not safe for them.
  3. Keep Identification on Your Pet: Keep up to date license and contact information on your pet at all times. Consider having pets microchipped.
  4. Make an Emergency Kit: Have your kit made and keep it in a safe location near your from door for easy access.

Making an Emergency Kit with enough supplies to last 7 days. Items in the kit should include:

  • Medications and medical records
  • Leashes, harness or carries for safe transportation
  • Current photos in case they are lost
  • Bowls, cat litter and pan
  • Food
  • Toys and pet beds
  • Emergency contact numbers

Regardless of a fire size or destruction the experience of a house fire is very frightening, horrible and a very shocking experience. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 to clean up and restore your home to preloss condition.  

Storm Damage to your Stow, Ohio Home

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Tree house If you experience storm damage to your Stow, Ohio home. We are a One Stop Shop from tarping to dry-out to rebuilding your home to preloss condition.

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes storms can cause havoc to homes. Some storms can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property.

Severe Weather Hazards. What Action Should You Take?

Tornado: Take shelter immediately in a sturdy structure.

Hail: Move indoors away from windows.

Lightning: Move indoors if you hear thunder.

Wind: Move indoors away from windows.

Flooding: Avoid rising creeks and water covered roads.

Its always important to be prepared for any severe weather: Severe Weather Safety Information.

If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of West Akron turn your storm damage devastation back to normal. We remove the water from your structure and then dry the structure out with our professional drying equipment. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When flooding and water damage cleanup is needed, we will be there every step of the way.  If you find your property affected by flooding from a storm or hail, call SERVPRO of West Akron. We are the ones to call for all your water restoration needs 330-867-5723.

Commercial & Residential Restoration Services Available in Akron

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

water damage If you experience a water damage in your home or business, please call our crews at 330-867-5723.

SERVPRO of West Akron provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 at: 330-867-5723

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There is never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of West Akron is ready to always help our clients. Our crews are ready to help after any size disaster. We have staff on call at night and on the weekends to make sure that when you need us, we are ready. Please give us a call at 330-867-5723.

We Are Here To Help in Akron, Ohio

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fans Yard Our crews are here to help homeowners with water cleanup and restoration in Akron, Ohio.

It is Spring of 2021 and we have continued to help many home and business owners during the pandemic with water, fire, mold, storm and coronavirus cleaning. It was a tough 2020, but our team has continued to follow the CDC guidelines. We are dedicated to being prepared to help you with whatever this year may bring us. We will continue to help 24/7 all 365 days a year. SERVPRO is a leader in giving control back to homeowners and property managers after the devastating effects from a pipe break, sump pump malfunction, toilet overflow, refrigerator or washing machine line break, flood or fire.

Our Crews are IICRC Certified

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us today!

We have what it takes to restore your home or business. We have the experience, reliability, ability to do the job, and the honesty to take care of your home and the possessions inside it. We have years of know-how dealing with homes and businesses that have had extensive fire, water and mold damage, and we know what it takes to restore your Tallmadge, Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls and Akron property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us 24-hours a day, no job is too small to big for our team. We are always here to help at 330-867-5723 or visit our website www.SERVPROwestakron.com.

A Customer Review for SERVPRO of West Akron

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

words stars A recent review from a very satisfied customer from SERVPRO of West Akron that experienced a water loss.

We strive every day at SERVPRO of West Akron to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always thrilled to get positive reviews from our customers.   We provide 24-hour emergency services such as Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation for both residential and commercial properties. 

A review from a satisfied customer:

Very easy to contact late at night and they were able to start the cleanup process the next day. Had everything taken care of in a few days and the workers were very nice. Would use again (hopefully won't need to)! – Katie


No job is to small or too big for the crews at SERVPRO of West Akron. We are always here for our customers to put their water damaged home back to preloss condition. Our crews will make sure the work is done properly, efficiently and in a timely manner. Call us 24 hours a day at 330-867-5723.

Spring Thaw Can Cause Water Damage in Tallmadge, Ohio

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Grass snow Thawing snow can cause flooding and water damage to your home or business in Akron.

Spring is just around the corner and this means there will be more sunshine and warmer air that will thaw out all the winter snow and ice. Being in Northeast Ohio the anticipation of the temperature change is exciting, but it is important to be aware of the disaster that could come from the winter thaw.

When the thawing begins, the water must go somewhere. Depending on the amount of water, many different results can occur. One of the most important things to watch for is flooding in your basement or crawl space. The water is going to naturally run down, which can cause water damage to anything in your basement, flooring, and walls.

Spring rainstorms can cause water damage to your property. You may encounter a leaking roof caused by wind damage or flooding from a storm, but there is a real possibility that future damage from standing water and wet damp areas can be overlooked.  When there is a continuing source of water, there is always a potential for mold. As the temperature begins to rise and everything is moist from thawing, keep an eye out for mold around your home. Specifically check closely in your basement, crawl space, and garage.

If you experience a water damage from the winter thaw happens, do not worry. SERVPRO of West Akron crews are available 24-hours a day. Give us a call at 330-867-5723 or visit our website at www.SERVPROwestakron.com we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of West Akron Offers Building and Reconstruction Services

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Burned House Fireman If you experience a fire damage to your Akron home call SERVPRO of West Akron. We can restore your home from beginning to end.

Did you know that SERVPRO of West Akron is a “ONE STOP SHOP”? Our franchise SERVPRO tries to make any water, fire, or storm damage as simple as possible for your insurance company to residential homes and commercial property. We are set up to restore your home or business from start to finish. SERVPRO of West Akron has a strong construction division. It has successfully been able to assist in a one room reconstruction to the full home interior and exterior reconstruction. Our construction division works closely with the mitigation crews, insurance adjusters and customers to make any disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

Our Construction Services Include:

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Our SERVPRO of West Akron crews know how stressful a water, fire and storm loss can be.  We will walk you through every step of the process, so you know what to expect.  We work with every insurance company and will keep them updated during the job process as well as sending the insurance company a complete job file.  SERVPRO also has national contracts with many insurance companies and we have built relationships with many local insurance agents and adjusters.  Let SERVPRO of West Akron do the worrying for you!  We also offer reconstruction for any type of insurance or self-pay loss including water, fire, smoke, mold, and biohazard and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  Call us today at 330-867-5723!

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration in Akron, Ohio

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

Fire House SERVPRO of West Akron specializes in fire and smoke damage to homes in Akron, Ohio.

SERVPRO® Cleanup & Restoration: Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

Behavior of Smoke:

A fire loss can result in complex damages because of the unique behavior of smoke. A trained professional should survey the loss site to determine the extent to which fire, smoke, heat, and moisture impacted building materials and contents.

Experienced fire restoration professionals know that smoke can penetrate within cavities of the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Their knowledge of building systems helps them investigate how far smoke damage may have spread.

Heat will Escape: Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

Heat Rises: Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

Different Types of Smoke:

The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

  • Wet Smoke (Plastic and Rubbery) – Low heat, smoldering pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke (Paper and Wood) – Fast burning, high-temperature, heat rises therefore this smoke can rise faster.
  • Protein Fire Residue (Food/Meats) – Produced by evaporations of materials rather than from fire. Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Have Smoke or Fire Damage Questions? 
Call Us Today – 330-867-5723

SERVPRO® of West Akron will help to make it "Like it never even happened." ®

We are Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.