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Did You Know that SERVPRO of West Akron has a Construction Division?

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen SERVPRO of West Akron can restore and rebuild your home after a kitchen fire. We are a "One Stop Shop" for all your fire, water or storm damage.

Building and Reconstruction Services

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 or your 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 Restoration Includes:

  • 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!

SERVPRO Spring Cleaning Tips

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Woman Cleaning Spring cleaning tips for your home in Northeast, Ohio. If you find mold while cleaning, call your SERVPRO team at 330-867-5723.

Spring is finally here and believe it or not your environment has a significant impact on your emotions and your stress level. Here are a few cleaning tips that will not leave you overwhelmed on where to begin to get rid of the winter dust and grime, so you can get outside and enjoy the sun and warmer temperatures in Northeast Ohio.

Living Room
Dust all ceiling fans & light fixtures
Clean curtains and/or blinds
Vacuum behind furniture
Clean cobwebs from corners

Kitchen
Wipe down shelves, door & drawers
Discard any expired food & condiments
Wipe down microwave, stovetop, coffee maker, toaster and other appliances

Bedrooms
Clean out closets & drawers; donate gently used items to local charity
Wash shams, decorative pillows, blankets & comforters
Rotate & flip mattresses

Bathrooms
Clean out medicine cabinet, discarding expired products *Check for medication disposal programs in your area!
Wash shower curtain, floor mats and other similar items
Clean tub/shower and regrout if needed

Spring Mold

After all the winter snow melting and the recent flooding from the heavy rain you may come across some mold during your spring cleaning. It only takes a few warm 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 look "Like it never even happened."

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

SERVPRO of West Akron 5 Star Customer Reviews

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

Words stars SERVPRO of West Akron received a 5-star review for water damage cleanup in Akron, Ohio.

Fires, floods, smoke, and other unforeseen incidents can leave behind severe damage to a home. Often, it can be difficult to tackle such a restoration project on your own. That’s why it’s important to research and hire experts who can bring your home back to its preloss condition. So, when it comes to restoring your property, it’s ideal to work with a team that’s kind, courteous, and reliable. Below are two reviews from satisfied customers.

Reviews from two satisfied customers:

Donna Withee  - Akron, OH

This is twice now I have had to call in Serv-Pro for water damage. This time it was a rental, and it was extremely time-sensitive that I have the cause of the damage (broken pipe) fixed, the space dried out, and recovery done quickly. As always, Serv-Pro was there within the hour to start clean up. Heather was efficient, kind and took charge of the project immediately. The office staff is as good as the field workers-- Kudos to Serv-pro for continuing their excellence in work, courtesy and efficiency.

Travis – AKRON, OH

They were quick and professional. Exactly as advertised. I would use their services again, but hopefully will not have to ;)

At SERVPRO of West Akron we are only as good as our last job. Especially in a community such as Akron, word travels fast and our commitment to excellence is something that we reaffirm every single day. If you would like to experience the SERVPRO difference, please give the office a call today and schedule a consultation at 330-867-5723 or visit our website for all our services www.SERVPROwestakron.com.

SERVPRO Volunteer Day at the Akron Canton Food Bank

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Women standing with a sign SERVPRO Marketeers volunteered at the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank. They packed 3500 meals for Senior Citizens in the Akron area.

The past two years SERVPRO of West Akron promoted a food drive during the 2021 holiday season. We collected non-perishable food from our local insurance agencies. We donated over 1866 pounds of food to the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank which provided 1634 meals on tables to families in our local community. This February 2022 our marketing team volunteered by helping the workers at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank by sorting, inspecting, relabeling, or repackaging donated food.

Today, the Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne. These member programs operate 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food. For more information, volunteer opportunities and ways to donate, check them out at https://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/

This was a tremendously rewarding project for our team and we're pleased to have had the opportunity to support this great local organization! Our SERVPRO Marketeers volunteered at the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank. They were able to pack 3500 meals for Senior Citizens in our area.

At SERVPRO of West Akron, we love supporting our local community and look forward to volunteering our time whenever possible. Thank you to all the volunteers out there and keep up the great work!

Commercial Fire, Water & Storm Damage Cleanup Restoration & Construction

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

Men Trucks Airmovers A commercial building downtown Akron had a severe water damage. Our crews used SERVPRO equipment to cleanup and restore the structure.

You cannot predict when the disaster is coming but you can be prepared. Knowing who to call when disaster strikes is the first step in regaining control of your commercial property following a fire, water, or storm damage. For northeast Ohio, SERVPRO of West Akron is the industry leader and is ready and available 24 hours a day to provide property owners with emergency cleanup, restoration and construction needs.

When you face damage to your commercial properties SERVPRO will be there to help. We can restore properties that have fallen to all different size water damages from floods, toilet overflows, water leaks, pipe breaks to sprinkler malfunctions. We will make it our priority to get your buildings back to working order quickly before the water damage seeps into flooring, carpets, baseboards, and walls damaging the structure of your building. SERVPRO of West Akron understands that water damage is a huge inconvenience to your business, but will work quickly so your business can get back to its normal day to day functioning. We have the equipment, training and experience to find and dry water before secondary damage set in. Fast action saves time and money!

Please contact our crews day or night, weekdays or weekends even on holidays. SERVPRO of West Akron is ready to make your commercial fire or water damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of West Akron - Fire Damage Experts

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage House Fire damage to a home in Akron, Ohio. Call SERVPRO to cleanup and restore your home.

In your lifetime you hope to never experience a fire damage to your home. A fire disaster can cause little to major damage to the structure of your home along with all the belongings. There are some easy things you can do to reduce the risk of a fire.

  • Smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should interconnect. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. One smoke alarm sound they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet from the stove.
  • People who are hard of hearing or death can you special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights in bed shakers.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
  • Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

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

SERVPRO Specializes in Mold Remediation in Residential and Commercial Properties

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Wall If you need mold remediation in your home or business, please call our crews at 330-867-5723.

Time is most important when dealing with mold in your home or business.  In as little as 48-72 hours, mold can begin to grow and spread throughout, causing allergens and other irritants to reproduce.  This can have effects on the health of those in a home and the employees and customers of a business. 

SERVPRO crews will respond quickly to your call to assess the situation.  We will use advanced equipment and experience in mold mitigation to determine the source of your mold problem.  Our goal will be to safely complete the cleanup and restoration process with minimal disruption to your family at home or to your business operations.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (330) 867-5723
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

If you need our mold remediation services, please call us today at 330-867-5723 or visit our website at www.SERVPROwestakron.com.

Holiday Pet Safety

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

dog cat fireplace Our pets are part of the family. Make sure that they are comfortable and safe during the holidays especially during large family gatherings.

With the holidays approaching, we will be celebrating with family and friends. During this time, we are breaking away from our daily routines that our pets are used to having. It is important to keep them in mind during the hectic holiday excitement. We have a few handy tips for the safety of your pet during the holidays.

  • Inform your visitors ahead of time that you have pets in the home.
  • Though the excitement of a party may overwhelm some pets, keep your pets inside during cold weather and provide plenty of toys to keep them busy.
  • When company starts to arrive, watch the front door closely, when it is open, your pet can take advantage of the opportunity to escape.
  • Signs of anxiety in dogs include hiding, panting, shaking, and inappetence. To avoid anxiety or aggression, we suggest leaving your dog in a secure room with the TV on or radio with soft music.
  • Common signs of feline anxiety include hiding, loss of appetite, excessive vocalizing, and pacing. A Feliway diffuser works wonders to alleviate stress.

Did you know that pets or wild animals have a part in starting about 750 home fires per year? These involve cooking equipment, fireplaces and chimneys, space heaters, lamps, bulbs, wiring, and candles.


Below are some pet safety tips from the NFPA.

  • Pets are curious. They may bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment. Keep pets away from stove and countertops.
  • Keep pests away from candles, lamps, and space heaters.
  • Always use a metal or heated heat tempered glass screen on the fireplace and keep it in place.
  • Keep pests away from Chili’s outside vents. I have a pet free zone of at least three feet away from the fireplace. Glass doors and screens can stay dangerously hot for several hours after the fire goes out.
  • Consider battery operated, flameless candles. They can look and smell like real candles.
  • Some pets are tours. Watch pets to make sure that they do not chew through electrical cords. Have any problems checked by a professional.

For more Information visit: www.nfpa.org national fire protection Association.

If you experience a fire, call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 or visit our website at www.SERVPROwestakron.com.

7 Fire Damage Restoration Steps for Restoring a Commercial Property in Akron, Ohio

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Burnt Ceiling A fire damaged this commercial building in Akron, Ohio. Need a restoration company call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723.

Fire damage is a business owners worst nightmare. Even a small fire damage in Akron can require costly repairs. Without the knowledge or professional aid of a restoration crew, it is easy to feel lost and alone when recovering from a commercial fire. It can be difficult to walk through your space after the firefighters have left to survey the damage, and you may wonder how you will get your property back to its former condition.

Regardless of the size of the fire, it is always a good idea to schedule an inspection before attempting any fixes on your own. 

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you give us a call. Our specialist will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us arrive quickly with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, SERVPRO can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

SERVPRO uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

While it can be devastating to survey the fire damage, rest assured that there is a solution to remedy the situation. Professional services for commercial fire damage in Akron, Ohio are available from a premier company like SERVPRO. Our expert techniques, utilizing the standards set forth by the IICRC, will be used to remove smoke damage and determine which items in the building are salvageable. The professional fire damage restoration team will work diligently for you until all traces of the fire have been removed from the building and it is restored to its former condition. Our business is to get you back in business.

SERVPRO of West Akron is a locally owned and operated company that you can call 24 hours a day to restore your commercial fire damage in Akron, Ohio. We have been in the community for over 40 years and you can trust us to get the job done right. Call us at 330-867-5723 or visit our website at www.SERVPROwestakron.com.

Follow SERVPRO of West Akron on Our Social Media Accounts

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

Words about franchise's social media Follow SERVPRO of West Akron on Our Social Media Accounts!

We want to let everyone know that SERVPRO of West Akron is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  You can like, share, and follow us on our pages by clicking on the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROofwestakron

https://twitter.com/SERVPROWAkron

https://www.instagram.com/SERVPRO_of_west_akron/

On each of our social media accounts we post information about:

  • News about our company
  • Tips & tricks about the fire, water, and storm damage industry, plus more
  • Meet the SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County team
  • Community events
  • Drawings & Giveaways
  • Testimonials

It's a great way to learn a little bit more about what we do in our community and keep up with events that we have done, or those coming up soon. If you want, click on an above link to leave us a review or comment about an experience you have had with SERVPRO. We want to know what we can do to continue providing our customers the best possible service.  Our goal is to restore your property damage, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of West Akron specializes in Fire & Water Restoration and Cleanup. We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and we provide 24-hour emergency services. We are locally owned and operated with highly trained and IICRC crews available 24-hours a day at 330-867-5723. If you want to learn more, visit www.SERVPROwestakron.com.