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SERVPRO Emergency Supply Kit

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO Emergency Supply Kit SERVPRO Emergency Ready Kit

SERVPRO of West Akron believes in being Prepared for a winter weather storm. One of the first ways of doing this is to have an emergency supply kit.  It may be different depending on what type of disasters you are likely to encounter but this is a good starter list. 

  • Water (one gallon water per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Battery-operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal help
  • Dust mask
  • Hygiene items
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener
  • Local Maps
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Cash
  • Important documents
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches

Put this emergency kit in a safe place that easily able to be found by all members of your family. If you find your home damaged by a storm, please call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 for 24/7 emergency water cleanup and restoration.

Need CE Credits?

2/12/2016 (Permalink)

General Need CE Credits? FREE CE CLASS

If you need CE credits, please contact us at 330-867-5723.

Cold Weather Pipe Break

2/4/2016 (Permalink)

General Cold Weather Pipe Break Water frozen from a pipe break.

We recently were called out to a pipebreak in Akron. When our Production Manager opened the garage door this is what he found. A pipe had broken on the second floor of an apartment complex and the garage was underneath. The water flowed through each floor level and froze once it hit the cold in the gargage.

Prepare your Home for Holiday Travel

12/22/2015 (Permalink)

General Prepare your Home for Holiday Travel Happy Holidays!

  1. Turn off the main water supply line: The main water supply controls all of the water in the house and is one of the best protections against needing to repair water damage and prevent flooding. Turning off the water supply can help prevent pipes from bursting while you’re away!

  2. Test your Sump Pump: In case there is an emergency, make sure the sump pump is working before leaving town.

  3. Leave the thermostat tuned on: Make sure your thermostat is set no lower than 60 degrees F to prevent pipes from freezing.

  4. Winterize your drainage system: Drain the water out of the toilet and add nontoxic antifreeze. Also, pour one-half cup of anti-freeze down the bathroom sinks, as well as down the bath tub.

  5. Unplug your electronics: Unplug all electronics before leaving your home to save money as well as to prevent any damage from a power surge.

Happy Thanksgiving from our SERVPRO house to YOURS!

11/24/2015 (Permalink)

Turkey, stuffing, cranberries and pie,

We eat wayyyy too much…sigh...

Thanksgiving is almost here,

Time flew by so fast this year.

Be careful on your travels this day,

And please remember SERVPRO can be on the way.

We are available with crews galore,

Just one call and we’ll be out the door.

No need to interrupt your family and friends,

We will start in a hurry and be there until the end.

NEW!

6/30/2015 (Permalink)

Look for our NEW yard signs in your neighborhood!