Recent Posts

SERVPRO of West Akron, Fire Damage Specialists

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of West Akron, Fire Damage Specialists This home was severely damaged by a fire in Akron, Ohio. The homeowners called the team of SERVPRO of West Akron to restore their belongings.

When a person needs to be sure that they can keep their home in great condition after an emergency, it pays to do business with a number of contractors who can provide their assistance. Fire damage and water damage from fire are two of the most devastating types of damage that a home can encounter. If anyone is dealing with fire or water damage from fire, it pays to touch base with a fire cleanup company in your local area of Akron, Ohio who can provide help. Consider these tips to make the most out of this situation.

What are the benefits of hiring a professional company for help?

Anyone dealing with smoke damage or soot damage needs a fire cleanup company to mitigate the work. The reason for this is that soot damage and smoke damage are incredibly debilitating and can cause extensive damage that is hard to deal with. By getting in touch with contractors who can handle the work, homeowners will get the best air quality possible in order to remain healthy and safe inside.

What tips are important when hiring a fire cleanup company in the Akron area?

Anyone in Summit County can benefit in getting in touch with companies that can improve air quality and get rid of damage. This pays dividends as it pertains to keeping the home in the highest condition possible. Fire and smoke can create extraordinary damage, which can be expensive and troubling. By having the help of contractors in the area, people will be able to make the most out of their household and prevent an emergency from becoming any worse. Instead, they will be able to tidy their home up and prevent serious damage that will last a long time.

How can a person hire one of these companies?

A person who wants to get all that they need out of the restoration process will want to do business with the best company in the area who can provide assistance. In order to make this happen, it pays to start with the Better Business Bureau and local and state listings throughout Ohio. This will point out the highest quality companies in the area and will allow people to get all that they need in terms of matching up with the best. People should also reach out to these companies in order to compare cost estimates and to be sure that they are doing business with mitigation experts who will wipe out any damages that result from smoke, fire and soot.

Following these tips gives homeowners the opportunity to make the most out of any damage that they experience. This is a win-win situation and will help people to keep their home intact no matter what. By following these tips, homeowners will be well prepared for emergency situations and will give people the chance to take action when it is time to. Reach out to contractors that can handle these jobs for the best home condition possible. For more information on fire damage, visit https://www.SERVPROwestakron.com/

SERVPRO of West Akron: 330-867-5723

Check your Smoke Detectors in your Akron Home!

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Check your Smoke Detectors in your Akron Home! Kitchen fire in an Akron home.

Unless we hear the beep…beep…beep we don’t think much of our smoke alarms until we hear the battery is low sound. It is important to change your battery or your smoke detectors before you hear the beep to save your home or business from a fire!

A homeowner in Akron just recently had a fire in their home that was started by in the kitchen when the homeowner left food cooking on the stove and forgot about it. The smoke alarm went off and everyone in the house evacuated safely. The smoke alarms worked, alerting the family, so they could evacuate and quickly call the fire department to come put out the fire. If the smoke alarms weren’t functionally properly the family may not have gotten out in time.  

According to FEMA and the American Red Cross to properly maintain your smoke detectors, please test them at least once a month. It is important to replace your detector if it is over 10-years old. Also, according to FEMA, the risk of death if you do have a home fire is cut in half for homes with smoke alarms. 

If your home is damaged by a fire, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723. Our crews are professionally trained to cleanup and restore your home or business.

Don’t forget to check your smoke detectors!

Clean you Gutters to Prevent Water Damage and Mold Growth in Summit County

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clean you Gutters to Prevent Water Damage and Mold Growth in Summit County Mold Growth in a basement bedroom due to a water damage in Akron, Ohio.

The fall weather is here in North East Ohio and that means it is time to clean your gutters! Did you know that SERVPRO of West Akron is called out to do water cleanup and/or mold mitigation in basements because of clogged gutters?  The reason we have gutters on your home is to guide the heavy rain to the downspouts and away from your home. The importance of cleaning the gutters is to protect your roofs, siding and foundations to your home. If your gutters are clogged the water still needs to go somewhere, so it finds its way down the back of your siding causing the wood to rot and form mold. It can also flow over the sides of the gutter and pool around the foundation. Over time the water can crack the foundation and potentially resulting in water to your basement. Most foundation issues are not covered by insurance. Please be safe when cleaning out your gutters. If you do end up with water damage or mold to your home, please contact SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723.

SERVPRO of West Akron Equipment

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of West Akron Equipment SERVPRO of West Akron crew getting ready for the next water emergency.

FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of West Akron crews respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. Our team of professionals closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly. Our crews are IICRC trained and certified in the proper techniques of drying out your home or business using the SERVPRO equipment that is stocked and ready in our warehouse. No need to feel overwhelmed if you find water damage in your home or business, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723! We service the areas of Akron, Fairlawn, Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls, Copley, Stow and surrounding communities in Summit and Stark County, Ohio.

SERVPRO of West Akron has Emergency Board up Services for your Home or Business in Akron, Ohio

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of West Akron has Emergency Board up Services for your Home or Business in Akron, Ohio A garage board up after a house fire in Stow, Ohio.

After severe storms, a fire or even a break in you can call SERVPRO of West Akron 24/7/365 to board up your home or business.

After a fire is put out by the fire department or a break in to your office building or a severe storm damages your structure the belongings inside will be left wide open to show the entire world the valuables that you have in your home or business. You will be overwhelmed with everything that has just happened and left completely helpless wondering how you will be able to protect your home or business of 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 then begin cleaning and restoring your home or business to “Like it never even happened.”

Please call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 to help you with an Emergency Board up!

Commericial Building Water Damage in Akron, Ohio

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commericial Building Water Damage in Akron, Ohio Water Damage in an Akron, Ohio office.

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 drywall, flooring, and structural components. The quicker the SERVPRO of West Akron team is called out the better it will be for our team to restore instead of replacing saving the company money.

When our team first enters the building, 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 any 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 Professionals are Trained in the Science of Drying

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Professionals are Trained in the Science of Drying SERVPRO of West Akron employees loading up a truck with equipment for a water loss.

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."

SERVPRO of West Akron Water Damage Specialists

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of West Akron Water Damage Specialists SERVPRO equipment placed at a water loss in a commercial building in Akron, Ohio.

SERVPRO of West Akron is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today - SERVPRO of West Akron 330-867-5723

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of West Akron has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative 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)?

About SERVPRO of West Akron

SERVPRO of West Akron specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.

Storm Watch vs Warning Forecast in Akron, Ohio

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Watch vs Warning Forecast in Akron, Ohio A severe storm in Akron Ohio damaged this home.

Storm Watch versus Storm Warning

In our daily routine we check the weather forecast. Sometimes, that forecast will prepare us for storms that maybe developing and we continue to watch the news in case something severe develops. We hear the terms Storm Watch and Strom Warning on TV, but what really is the difference between a storm watch vs a storm warning?

Knowing what weather terms mean can help you prepare your home and family for any type of weather event.  The best time to learn them is before any emergency happens.

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.

This is a great time to prepare your house if forecasts are calling for a strong storm.  

  • Tie down or bring in outdoor items that can go airborne.
  • Clean out your gutters to prevent water from pooling on your roof.
  • For serious storms, consider boarding up your windows.
  • If a possible tornado is on its way, make sure your safe room is ready.

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.

What do I do if severe weather is coming?

  • Have a plan for immediate shelter in your home for your family and pets.
  • It is possible to loose electricity during severe storms. Be prepared by charging your cell phone and have a battery operated weather radio.
  • Be prepared by having all emergency documents in a water/fire proof safe, first aid kit, bottle water and food,
  • Prepare your home by tying down any outside furniture, trampolines, grills, flower pots, etc.
  • If a possible tornado, consider boarding up your windows.

If you need storm damage cleanup and restoration, please call SERVPRO of West Akron 24/7/365 at 330-867-5723!

Water Damage from Severe Storms in Summit County, Ohio

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from Severe Storms in Summit County, Ohio SERVPRO of West Akron equipment drying out a basement that was flooded from a severe storm in Akron, Ohio.

What if my property has storm damage?

SERVPRO of West Akron receives many calls of water damage after all types of weather storm events. We service residential and commercial properties that have been damaged from hail, stron winds, heavy rainfall and tornadoes. After these storms our crews are dispatched to perform water removal, remediation, sanitizing, and drying out the structures of homes and businesses affected by flood waters.  Our professional technicians are available 24/7/365 days a year and have the experience and expertise to put your home or business back together.  “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that we have 24/7 Storm Damage Services?

After the storm has passed and conditions are safe for our technicians, our work begins.  We provide the following disaster cleanup services to Akron, Fairlawn, Stow, Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls and surrounding communities in Summit County.

  • Roof Tarping
  • Board Ups
  • Temporary Power Hookup
  • Tree Removal
  • Temporary Structural Repairs

Call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 for water restoration and cleanup.