Recent Commercial Posts

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!

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.

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.

Coronavirus/Covid -19 Cleaning Experts in Akron, Ohio

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

Man Misting Call SERVPRO of West Akron for a proactive cleaning against the spread of the Coronavirus.

We Are Coronavirus & Biohazard Cleaning Experts

About Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to respond to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now spread internationally. While the virus is termed coronavirus, the sickness that results after infection has been termed COVID-19.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, government officials inform the public to protect themselves and those around them. To protect your employees in the Akron, Ohio area SERVPRO of West Akron offers a proactive cleaning to all businesses in Summit County.

We use a misting machine that sprays a product that is EPA registered as a no rinse, no wipe botanical disinfectant, fungicide, virucide*, tuberculocide, cleaner and deodorizer. Our crews to protect themselves follow the CDC guidelines wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as a respirator, Tyvek suits, show covers and gloves.

During this unprecedented time, let our knowledgeable, trained crews that have years of experience help clean, disinfect, and sanitize against the coronavirus at your business.

For specialized cleaning services, including the new Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive pathogen cleaning program, call SERVPRO of West Akron today at 330-867-5723.

10 Tips to Keep Employees Safe from the Spread of the Coronavirus

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

Woman PPE Misting SERVPRO of West Akron can help with a proactive cleaning to commercial buildings in Akron, Ohio.

During this time of the Coronavirus, employers have many concerns on how to keep their employees safe and productive. We have come up with 10 helpful tips:

  1. Proper Hand washing
  2. Cough or sneeze into the crease of your elbow
  3. Work from home
  4. Give extra sick days to employees who are not feeling well
  5. Social Distancing of up to 6-ft
  6. Have masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers available for all employees
  7. Take temperatures daily before entering the building
  8. Know your local and state recommended re-entry plan
  9. Daily cleaning of high-touch areas
  10. A visitors policy encouraging pre-approval documentation and wear a mask while in the building

If you need assistance in cleaning your workplace, SERVPRO of West Akron is offering a new defensive pathogen cleaning program which goes beyond the standard janitorial cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that consists of ULV-misting and high-touch deep cleaning using a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant. Call SERVPRO of West Akron today for a Proactive Cleaning at 330-867-5723.

Water Damage to a Commercial Property in Akron, Ohio

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Words ERP Two Figures SERVPRO of West Akron can help clean up and restore your commercial property after a water, mold, storm or fire damage.

From a sprinkler malfunction to natural flooding disasters, water inside a commercial structure is never a good thing. When you have suffered from a water damage, you need to get the experts in there to completely remove the moisture, and get you back to work fast!

Timeline of water damage to a commercial building:

Within minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads into floors, drywall, fixtures, equipment, and documents.

1 to 24 hours:  

  • Drywall swells and brakes
  • Hardwoods and furnishings swell and crack
  • Microbial growth begins

Days 2-5:

  • Mold growth accelerates
  • Wood is saturated and warped
  • Ceilings collapse
  • Flooring is likely on salvageable

7 days and beyond:

  • Structural safety is compromised
  • Contaminants are a serious threat
  • Mold spores’ risk to occupants
  • Restoration costs escalate

Plan of Action

To be prepared, you need to develop a contingency plan in case of a water, fire, mold, or storm damage emergency. SERVPRO of West Akron has an Emergency Ready Profile that is a free assessment of your facility for when such disasters strike your business. The SERVPRO ERP identifies the line of command for authorizing the cleanup and restoration to begin. This saves time which will get your business up and running quicker saving time and money. It also provides detailed information such as water and gas shut-off valve locations and priority contact information. This will provide the crews a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call.

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!

Defense Against Mold Growth in Commercial Properties in Akron, Ohio.

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Wood Rafters SERVPRO of West Akron can provide mold mitigation to commercial properties in Akron, Ohio.

For many property owners in Akron, Ohio, mold prevention is important for a safe and healthy work environment. Below are a few tips to prevent mold growth in your company before it starts growing and in the long run it will save you money and time.

  • If your property experiences a water damage, prompt mitigation in the first 24-48 hours will prevent mold growth.
  • Keep the humidity level in your building between 30% to 60%.
  • Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations.
  • Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
  • Keep gutters and drains clear of debris.
  • Inspect the roof, windows come in any other areas where water might occur in the building and perform necessary maintenance.
  • Respond to all water intrusions immediately.

SERVPRO of West Akron is a leader in property emergency services, helping business owners overcome water, fire, storm or mold damage. Sometimes, property owners are left feeling stressed and helpless at the time of a disaster. It is important to remember just how essential immediate response to clean up and restoration is important. As soon as flooding, or water damage is noticed, call SERVPRO to perform the restoration process. When water or mold damage take control of your life, we can take it back. Contact SERVPRO of West Akron for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold at 330-867-5723.

SERVPRO of West Akron 5 Star Review

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

5 stars figure of a man 5 Star review from a commercial property owner in Akron, Ohio.

At SERVPRO of West Akron, we are dedicated to restoring your property to “Like it never even happened.” As a locally owned and operated company, providing the best possible customer service is our business. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Your review helps us better serve you and our community. Thank you again for choosing SERVPRO of West Akron.

Jolene R. 
reviewed SERVPRO of West Akron

D-A Specialty Co.,Inc

We had a hot water line break in the basement, causing serious issues with water, molds, raised floor boards and etc.... Called SERVPRO.... THEY WERE ON THE SPOT THE SAME DAY.... Other companies couldn't help us for 4 days.... Alex came out got things moving and was very informative and led us in the right direction.... thank you SERVPRO.... LET THE PRO'S SERVE YOU....

Dec 07, 2019

You can leave us a review by clicking on the appropriate button below.

SERVPRO of West Akron specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential properties. If you have any questions or need more information, please call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723. We are available 24-hours a day!

Winter Weather Can Cause Pipe-Breaks in Commercial Buildings in Akron, Ohio

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Ice on a pipe A pipe break from cold weather can cause severe water damage to a commercial building in Akron, Ohio.

How SERVPRO of West Akron can help cleanup and restore water damage following a pipe burst.

It’s time to get your home and business prepared for the winter temperatures. In the next couple of months, the communities of Akron will see temperatures drop below freezing. When this happens, the water that flows through pipes have the potential to freeze. When pipes burst from freezing water, getting the water removed and your structure dried out id our highest priority. Our SERVPRO of West Akron crew arrives quickly with all the necessary paperwork for your insurance claim and equipment to get the job done smoothly. If the water doesn’t get removed in a timely manner, then further damage could occur to damage to your property. We have years of experience dealing with homes and businesses that have had extensive water 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!

SERVPRO of West Akron 330-867-5723

Emergency Ready Plan before a Water or Fire Disaster Strikes

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage to Carpet A commercial building in Akron, Ohio that had water damage from a pipe-break.

Taking Action Before Disaster Strikes

Hey commercial building owners, do you think you don't need to worry about a water or fire disaster? Ask yourself — can all or part of your work site cease to exist for one day, one week, a month or even permanently? Would you survive the financial disaster? If the answer is probably not, it underscores how important fire and water disaster recover contingency plans are needed. SERVPRO of West Akron offers a FREE emergency Ready Plan for business owners. It is a free assessment of your facility. An ERP identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin which saves time, so a SERVPRO crew can begin the work of mitigating the damage faster which will save both time and money. It provides details, such as shut-off valve locations, important areas and priority contact information. Having this quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so during the emergency, you are “Ready for whatever happens.” Call us today at 330-867-5723 to get your plan of action in place with our Emergency Ready Plan!

September is National Preparedness Month - Get your ERP Today!

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Two males and two females sitting on a desk in a SERVPRO office. Owner, Laurie Kolenz, and her SERVPRO of West Akron crew chiefs want you to be prepared for when water or fire strikes your home or business.

No matter where you live or work, emergencies caused by weather, fire, wind, water, and other natural or manmade disasters can strike at any time and are largely unpredictable. SERVPRO of West Akron reminds Akron area home and business owners that preparing in advance is the best thing you can do to help minimize a disaster’s impact on your loved ones and your property. Each year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designates September as National Preparedness Month – a time to create, or update, your plan for when disaster strikes.

“In the same way that people make ‘resolutions’ at the New Year, National Preparedness Month is a great time to resolve to create a plan, or review your existing plan, each and every year,” said Laurie Kolenz of SERVPRO® of West Akron. “Everyone needs a comprehensive emergency plan. Business owners also need to plan for business interruption and continuation. But equally importantly, families and businesses alike need immediate access to data like emergency and insurance contacts, shut-off valves, electrical panel locations, and the line of command to authorize work so emergency responders can react quickly and appropriately during the emergency. This month’s focus on preparedness is a great incentive for both families and businesses to put a plan in place and review it regularly.”

Creating an emergency plan is straightforward, according to Kolenz. No matter what type of threats exist where you live or work – wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other natural or manmade disasters – tools are available from FEMA ( with guidelines for preparing emergency food, water, and medical supplies; planning for special needs; and creating communication and evacuation plans. These tools and others, like the SERVPRO READY app, also help you store essential contact and property information electronically where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if disaster strikes. Both home and business owners can download the free app at

Local business owners can take an additional preparedness step by designating SERVPRO of West Akron as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider. SERVPRO professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of the facility and assist the owner in completing a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) to be stored in the READY app. The key to getting your life or business back on track is timely response after a disaster strikes. SERVPRO of West Akron specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. Questions or more information, please call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723.

Water and Fire Emergency Ready Profile for Akron, Ohio Businesses

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water loss in a commercial building in Akron Ohio.

If a water or fire emergency strikes your Akron Ohio business, will you be ready?

It is estimated that 50% of businesses do not reopen after a major water or fire disaster. Many businesses have an emergency contingency plan in place, but few have a plan to get back into their buildings following a disaster. About 95% of disasters affecting regular business operations are internal or man-made, such as fire or internal flooding, having the proper planning in place will get your business up and running quicker. SERVPRO of West Akron can help you put an emergency plan in place that will help protect your business from disaster.

SERVPRO of West Akron’s Emergency READY Profile is not a contingency plan but is a vital component of any existing plan.  Most full contingency plans are made up of three main parts: incident response, disaster recovery and business continuity.  The SERVPRO ERP addresses incident response and disaster recovery.

What is an Emergency Ready Profile:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • It was purposely designed to contain only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save you a lot of time if ever needed.
  • Establishes SERVPRO® of West Akron as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – This gives you piece of mind that if you ever need cleanup or restoration services.

Give us a call today at 330-867-5723 or visit our website: to create your SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business. If you have a water or fire disaster this will minimize business interruption. You will also already know what to do and what to expect in advance.  

CLICK HERE to learn more about the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile!

Commercial Water and Flood Damage in Akron, Ohio

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

A storm flooded this commercial business in Akron, Ohio.

The day to day running a business can be routine, but when a water or fire disaster happens it could be catastrophic. It is important to have a plan in place for when floods, sprinkler malfunctions or a fire disrupts your employees work-flow.

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are occurring more frequent and with more intensity here in Akron, Ohio. Just this Spring business owners are experiencing storm disasters that created floods, tornadoes, hail and wind damage. This causes millions of dollars in damages to the businesses they destroy. While you can't prevent a natural disaster from occurring, you can help minimize its impact on your business by being prepared if disaster strikes.

Plan of Action

In order to be prepared, you need to develop a contingency plan in case of an emergency, as well as emergency procedures. SERVPRO of West Akron has an Emergency Ready Profile that is a free assessment of your facility for when such disasters strike your business. The SERVPRO ERP identifies the line of command for authorizing the clean up and restoration to begin. This saves time which will get your business up and running quicker saving time and money. It also provides detailed information such as water and gas shut-off valve locations and priority contact information. This will provide the crews a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call.

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

Commercial Water Damage in Akron, Ohio

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment was placed in a storage room in an Akron building after a pipe break.

Commercial Water Damage

You probably would think that a fire or a strong wind storm would do more damage to your commercial property, but in fact Water damage is one of the most serious threats any real property will ever face. Water damage may appear less serious than it is, but it's crucial that a property owner recognize any water damage that has happened and to call a professional mitigation restoration company immediately.

A gallon of water, pipe break or flooding has the potential to cause serious and lasting water damage. It is important to begin the mitigation and restoration process quickly, so the water doesn’t seep into drywall, flooring and other structural components. When this occurs and the property isn’t properly dried then it can cause mold and rot, eventually causing structural compromise. If the restoration and mitigation efforts are not started within one week of a pipe break or major flooding the damaged property will often become uninhabitable. Getting a restoration company in the first 24 hours after the water damage will successfully restore your property. SERVPRO of West Akron has the knowledge, training and equipment to assess the damage and to successfully mitigate and restore the building. If the water damage is addressed quickly then the building will be completely remediated, saving the property and restoring it to its preloss condition.

After a property owner had discovered the water damage and SERVPRO has been called our estimator will enter the property to find the source of the water loss. Once it has been discovered and fixed the crews will assess the level of water damage using sophisticated equipment, such as hygrometers and infrared detection devices, the crews will determine if the water has seeped into places not seen with the naked eye. After determining the areas that have water damage the crews will extract any standing water. After all standing water is removed the drying process begins by placing dehumidifiers and industrial drying fans. The last phase is the final cleanup. This involves disinfecting and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces and furniture. At this point, the property will be completely restored.
Visit www.SERVPROwestakron or call our office at 330-823-4088 for more information on water damage.

Flooding Tips for Commercial Buildings in Akron, OH

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding to a building in Akron, Ohio.

Flooding occurs in the Northeast Ohio area and it ranks as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the US. Not only does excessive rain contribute to flooding in commercial buildings, but flooding can also result from plumbing failures, frozen pipes and damaged structures. SERVPRO of West Akron has been on many water losses where floods have been an isolated incident to one room to entire floors being fully submerged.

Being prepared to deal with potential flooding in advance can affect how much of your property can be restored and how much needs to be replaced.

  • Determine if your property is in a floodplain
  • In any emergency, listen to the local management officials
  • Assess how your business functions, both internally and externally, to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are needed to keep the business operating.
  • Plan what you will do if your building is not accessible. This type of planning is often referred to as a continuity of operations plan or COOP and includes all facets of your business.
  • Plan for payroll continuity.
  • Review your emergency plans annually. Just as your business changes over time, so do your preparedness needs. When you hire new employees or when there are changes in how your company functions, you should update your plans and inform your people.
  • Visit for a comprehensive plan and to learn about emergency plans for your state.
  • Call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 to get your Emergency Ready Profile.

Commericial Building Water Damage in Akron, Ohio

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

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 of West Akron Commercial Fire Steps

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage rafters in Akron, Ohio

Are you a business owner in Akron, Ohio? Do you have a plan of action in case your facility has a fire? Most business owners are simply not prepared to address the issues after a fire strikes. They do not know how to clean up soot or smoke damage and it is very important to begin the fire loss cleanup process quickly. The quicker you clean up the soot and/or smoke damage the faster you can get back to work and therefore not losing the revenue from being closed from the fire disaster.

The crews at SERVPRO of West Akron take these steps to return commercial buildings to the state it was before the fire:

Step 1: CALL SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723

Our franchise is available 24/7/365. We will arrive with the appropriate equipment and resources to begin the fire cleanup process.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Our estimators 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 we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

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

If water is used by the fire department to extinguish the flames we will begin the clean up of water immediately and remediate majority of the water. We will place air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Our crews 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 also use industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment to remove any smoke smell and to restore the air quality in the building.

Step 7: Restoration

During the restoration stage we will rebuild your structure and repair or replace drywall, paint, and install new carpet; or even rebuild various areas or rooms in your business.

Don’t forget that soot damage, smoke damage and problems with smoke in the air in the building must be addressed as soon as possible. Call the experts at SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723.

Commercial Building Water Damage Cleanup

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Water Damage in Stow, OH

Who would you call if your Akron commercial building has water damage?

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron if your commercial property in Summit County is devasted by a water damage. Storms and inclement weather can bring heavy rain and flooding that can destroy any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike that is why you can call the SERVPRO of West Akron team 365/24/7. We have been cleaning and restoring properties for decades and our crews are professionally trained to handle any size job. SERVPRO of West Akron believe in getting your property back on its feet after a disaster as soon as possible. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call at 330-867-5723!

It’s important that you don’t go with the cheapest company, because they do not have the same strict certifications and training processes that our technicians at SERVPRO of West Akron. You may get a cheaper estimate from another company, but it may not get fixed right and you end up paying more in the long run. We use professional equipment and products to make sure that your property is cleaned and restored “Like it never even happened.”

Why even risk it, call SERVPRO of West Akron today 330-867-5723.

Did you know? SERVPRO of West Akron Can Handle and Size Job!

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Flooded in Akron, Ohio.

Commercial building cleanups from fires and floods can be very large endeavors. Our crews of SERVPRO of West Akron has the capabilities to handle any sized water damage even large factories, big-box stores, warehouses, several stories office buildings and hotels. We have Storm Teams on standby for large losses that know exactly what to do for your company should a water cleanup job go beyond your mops and buckets. Our franchise has a warehouse full of equipment including fans, dehumidifiers, SERVPRO cleaning chemicals and the crews that are professionally trained and certified. We realize the importance of cleaning up your water damage quickly because every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

Call our knowledgeable SERVPRO of West Akron team at 330-867-5723 to cleanup after your water or fire loss.

Emergency Ready Profile Call SERVPRO of West Akron

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of West Akron for your commercial Emergency Ready Profile to be prepared when a fire or water disaster strikes.

Be Ready in 2018! Did you know that 50% of businesses do not reopen after a water or fire disaster? It's time for you to be "Ready for whatever happens". Call one of our sales representatives to schedule an Emergency Preparedness Plan (ERP) for your commercial building in the Akron Ohio area. 

What is an ERP?

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of West Akron as your professional disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification if the line of command for authorizing work to begin. 
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

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

Commercial Building Pipe Breaks in Stow, Tallmadge, Akron and Cuyahoga Falls

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Pipe Break in a ceiling

During the winter months the areas of Stow, Tallmadge, Akron and Cuyahoga Falls may experience freezing temperatures one day and warming temperatures the next. When this happens businesses experience pipe breaks. Businesses owners will try to save on their heating bill by lowering it when the building is closed. Although the heat may be set at an optimal temperature for pipes there are spaces where pipes may freeze. Drafty areas, outside walls, and missing insulation have been the cause of pipe freezes in commercial buildings. At times the heat may have been accidentally turned off by an employee who cannot bear the heat. In any of the above cases the pipe will freeze and burst causing a major water intrusion. SERVPRO of West Akron has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about Learn more about our training and certifications. When a pipe has frozen in your business call SERVPRO of West Akron is available 24/7 to come assess the damage and get your business back to work. Call us today at 330-867-5723!

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Summit County

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO was called out to this water loss at a school in Akron Ohio.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of West Akron provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of West Akron arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs to commercial buildings and residential homes.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

CALL SERVPRO of West Akron for your next water clean up in Summit or Stark County Ohio.

SERVPRO of West Akron Can Handle Any Size Job!

8/11/2017 (Permalink)

Airplane toilet back up

SERVPRO of West Akron Airplane Water Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO of West Akron usually does water clean up in in residential homes and commercial building, but we also do clean up in cars, RV's and even airplanes. Our local airport called us after hours when a plane landed at the Akron/Canton airport about a toilet overflow they had on an airplane. Our crews were escorted to the back area of the airport where they entered the plane to do the emergency clean up. We used the same techniques, cleaners and machines on homes and businesses.

SERVPRO of West Akron's Water Damage Restoration Process

Every water damage situation is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

SERVPRO's motto is "No job is to BIG, No job is to SMALL"!

Call SERVPRO of West Akron today at 330-867-5723.

SERVPRO of West Akron offers Restoration Services to Commercial Property in Akron Ohio

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Large water loss in a commercial building in Akron Ohio. The SERVPRO team was able to dry out and restore the business quick and efficiently.

Did you know that 50% of businesses never reopen after a fire or water disaster? SERVPRO of West Akron is available 24 hours a day to get YOUR business back up and running, "Like it never even happened"! Storms can produce high winds, heavy rain and flooding that can destroy a business in minutes. Every hour that isn't spent cleaning and restoring is lost revenue to your business. When an emergency situation arises in your business, call one of our highly trained professionals that are certified in water, fire and mold clean up and restoration.

SERVPRO of West Akron can provide:

  • Over 40 years of experience as leading fire and water cleanup and restoration providers.
  • There are over 1,500 franchises servicing 48 states.
  • More locations for faster responses.
  • Quick response time to help ensure the damage is contained and the restoration process begins promptly.
  • Large loss capabilities - no fire or water damage is too big.

When the next storm hits Summit County, Ohio please call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron 330-867-5723!