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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.

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Business in Akron, Ohio

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Tree Office Be safe and enjoy your holidays from your friends at SERVPRO of West Akron.

Holiday decorations are hung with care at home, but some businesses even enjoy the festive lights, trees, and hanging décor to fill the hallways and foyers for their employees and customers. It its important that companies have a set of safety measures that may not be present during the rest of the year.

Follow these top 10 safety tips to ensure a safe and happy holiday workplace:

  1. Do not block any exits. Keep all walkways free of wires, cords, boxes, or any of the material you are putting up. When people are working in a disorderly fashion, they can easily trip and fall.
  2. Do not put any decorations on sprinklers. It is essential to verify that none of your decorations block exit signage or fire safety equipment.
  3. Place Christmas tree in an area that is not near any heating elements.
  4. Consider an artificial tree, which poses less risk than a live one. If you have a live tree, make sure that it is properly watered, so it does not dry out, which is a fire hazard.
  5. Prior to use, inspect lights and extension cords for defects or damage. Check for loose connections, cracked or broken sockets and bare or frayed wires. Replace burned-out or broken light bulbs. Workers should report all defects to their supervisor.
  6. Make sure you do not create a maze of wires, cords and plugs when plugging in Christmas lighting.
  7. Never use outdoor lights indoors.
  8. Make sure Christmas lights and other electrical outdoor decorations are plugged into a ground-fault circuit interrupter. This device helps prevent electric shock and fire.
  9. Never use nails or tacks to secure cords of lights. Also, do not run strings of lights through hooks.
  10. Always turn off Christmas lights before leaving the business premises. Never leave them on overnight.

Keep all relevant OSHA regulations in mind when decorating your workplace: both when in the process of decorating and making sure you do not create new safety hazards that will last for the duration of the month.

If you experience a fire loss in your commercial building, call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 to restore and rebuild.

Why Should You Call SERVPRO During Your Emergency?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

24/7 Circle Our crews are available 24 hours a day to take your call for fire, water and storm damage cleanup and restoration at 330-867-5723.

Fire or water damage emergencies rarely happen during a convenient time of day or night that is why SERVPRO is available 24/7/365. A water or fire damage event can be traumatic and when you call, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. Our staff is prepared for whatever is required. We are a locally owned and operated company with the ability to respond to your call no matter the size! Our goal is to provide you with the quickest and most professional restoration experience. We know that emergency situations are never an enjoyable time, but we strive to make life get back to normal quickly and smoothly.

When you call, Tracy or Rhonda, our office specialists will ask several questions regarding your water or fire damage emergency. Once, we have all the details we will dispatch our estimator and experienced cleanup technicians immediately.

Our SERVPRO Specialist will ask several questions:

  •  Your name and contact information
  •  Your insurance information (if applicable)
  •  The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  •  When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  •  What caused the water damage (if known)?
  •  Is there electricity available (on-site)?

If you have a fire, water, or mold emergency in your home or business call us IMMEDIATELY! We are here to help!

Need Emergency Service… Call Us 24/7/365 at 330-867-5723!

We are Available 24/7 If A Fire Has Damaged Your Akron, Ohio Restaurant

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Stove Fire We are available 24-hours a day to cleanup and restore a commercial restaurant fire at 330-867-5723.

In the restaurant business, sometimes accidents happen. A commercial fire damage is a common risk that, with diligence and regular maintenance, can be mitigated almost entirely. However, when a grease fire during a busy service covers your kitchen in unsightly soot, it can be overwhelming to consider the amount of cleanup that needs to take place before you re-open your doors.


Fortunately, when you have commercial fire damage in your Fort Lauderdale small business, our IICRC certified SERVPRO of West Akron technicians are here to help restore your commercial business to its preloss condition while observing all regulations and codes so that you can get back to business quickly.

When our SERVPRO crews come to your business, we can thoroughly wipe down your fixtures to prevent soot corroding your utensils, furniture, and electronics. Our team can clean your fixtures to eliminate future fire risks that you may have been unaware of previously. Grease and proteins burned in fires can leave filmy residues that impart foul odors on surfaces in your kitchen, and untreated soot can corrode surfaces if allowed to go acidic.

Another concern after soot cleanup is the elimination of odor, we have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace by using industrial-grade box fans, HEPA air scrubbers with carbon and potassium permanganate filters, and even sprayers to address odor-causing particles and on charred stainless steel fixtures . Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

SERVPRO of West Akron is dedicated to fire, water, storm and mold damage cleanup in residential home and commercial buildings. If you need our services to mitigate damage from a disaster in your business, call us today at 330-867-5723.

We Are a Local Franchise SERVPRO

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Women Standing The SERVPRO of West Akron marketing team builds relationships with our local business and community members.

When you hear the name SERVPRO on a television commercial you now that it is the company you would call to clean up and restore your home or business after a water or fire disaster. SERVPRO is a national brand and the #1 leading company in its industry. When you call SERVPRO you are getting the BEST! The local SERVPRO of West Akron franchise services Akron, Fairlawn, Stow, Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls and Munroe Falls communities.

How does calling our local franchise number benefit you?

Every day our sales team and production team are out building relationships within our community. We visit local insurance agents, adjusters, property managers, and business owners informing them of our services and the benefits of using our company. SERVPRO is a preferred vendor to most insurance companies. We belong to our local chambers by supporting local business openings, donating, and sponsoring local events and school sports and dropping off food to local fire and police departments.

Being local is like being family, so when that water or fire emergency strikes your home or business, please give us a call.  We take care of you like your family! We are here to help at 330-867-5723!

Difference Between Mitigation & Restoration

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Water Floor SERVPRO of West Akron can mitigate and restore a water damaged basement to make it look "Like it never even happened."

There is a difference between the terms mitigation and restoration. After a severe rainstorm in Akron, Ohio a homeowner has realized that their basement has flooded. Immediate action needs to be done to concentrate on minimizing the amount of damage that has occurred. In this scenario, mitigation is the process of cleaning up the water and the damaged areas before secondary damage like mold grows. The mitigation crews use specialized equipment such as dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, moisture meters, and air movers to remove all moisture from the structure. Though a flood cleanup company can service the homeowner with mitigation efforts, it may be preferable to contact a water damage restoration company that can assist with restoring the damaged areas.

After the mitigation has been completed and the water damaged areas are reading dried, the process of restoration begins in returning the home to its original condition. This is normally longer than the process of mitigation. Restoration efforts can take months and often must be done in parts. Professionals often will try to restore damaged items before considering replacement, although replacing items is sometimes necessary. From our scenario in the first paragraph, if the carpet in the basement is unsalvageable after trying to mitigate the carpet, the homeowner will then need to pick, order, and install new carpeting.

SERVPRO of West Akron is your one-stop shop from mitigation to restoration from a water, fire, or storm disaster. After our crews have performed the cleanup services, we can smoothly transition into the reconstruction services to help restore your home or business back to preloss condition, so it looks “Like it never even happened.” Call us 24/7 at 330-867-5723.