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Commercial Water Damage in Akron, Ohio

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in Akron, Ohio 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)

Commercial Flooding Tips for Commercial Buildings in Akron, OH 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)

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 of West Akron Commercial Fire Steps

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of West Akron Commercial Fire Steps 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 Commercial Building Water Damage Cleanup 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 Did you know? SERVPRO of West Akron Can Handle and Size Job! 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)

Commercial Emergency Ready Profile Call SERVPRO of West Akron 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)

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

Commercial Faster to Any Size Disaster in Summit County 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)

Commercial SERVPRO of West Akron Can Handle Any Size Job! 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)

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