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Summer Grilling Safety Tips

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Be sure to grill safely as the summer winds down with these quick tips from the National Fire Protection Association!

-Check gas grill hoses for leaks.

-Keep children away from grills.

-Do not grill in an enclosed space, including in the house or in the garage.

-Keep the grill two feet away from deck, branches, houses, and outdoor equipment.

-Remove all grease and fat build up on your grill and in the trays below it.

-If you are using a charcoal grill, be sure to let the coal completely cool down before disposing of them.

-If you are using a propane grill and smell gas while cooking, move far away from the grill and call the fire department immediately. Do not attempt to move the grill.

-If the flame goes out while using a propane grill, turn the grill and gas completely off and wait at least 5 minutes before re-lighting.

For more information or for any and all fire restoration needs, call us at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make “Like it never even happened.”

Minimizing Secondary Water Damage

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

To avoid future restoration needs, be sure to consider every water problem as a true threat to your property. Even small water damages have the possibility to cause serious structural issues over time. A small amount of water has the potential to ruin flooring, paint jobs, wallpaper, plaster, or drywall.

SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights is here to help. We have the equipment, training and experience to find unseen water and help minimize any potential secondary damages occur.  We respond quickly, inspect the area to assess the extent of the damage, and use the appropriate equipment to ensure the structural materials are restored to normal moisture levels.  These skills that we provide make a difference in reducing the immediate and secondary damage that a flood may cause.

There are also some immediate steps that YOU can take to help contain water damage:

-Dehumidify the area as well as possible. 

-Remove as much water as possible by mopping

-Move wet contents to a dry area, such as outdoors, to protect surfaces from the affected contents.

When every minute matters, call us at 216-464-4498 and SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights will respond to your call quickly, efficiently, and prepared with knowledge to make it “Like it never even happened.”

10 Summer Storm Power Outage Safety Tips

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

This summer, with the vast amount of storms and recent power outages, follow these quick and easy steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others, according to FLASH.org.

  1. Create a family disaster plan to identify transportation alternatives.
  2. Always keep your car gas tank at no less than half-full as gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.
  3. Do NOT call 9-1-1 during an outage unless there is a true emergency. The best way to stay up-to-date is by using a radio and web-enabled phone.
  4. Keep flashlights, batteries, and a battery-powered radio on hand, along with non-perishable foods, medicine, and pet food.
  5. Avoid using candles in an outage as they are an extreme fire hazard, especially at night.
  6. Due to the hot temperatures outside in the summer, move to the lowest level of your home because hot air rises and cool air falls.
  7. Food in the fridge or freezer should be safe of spoilage for 4-6 hours without electricity.
  8. If you intend to use a generator, be sure it is a gas-powered generator and is only used in well-ventilated areas.
  9. Do not plug emergency generators into electrical outlets while the power is out as they can feed electricity back into the power lines and put you and line workers in danger.
  10. After power is restored, wait a few minutes before turning on major appliances to limit further problems caused by an increase in electrical demand.

For more information or for any and all fire restoration needs, call us at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make “Like it never even happened.”

Response Time Matters

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

We, as SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights, pride ourselves on our speed in responding to your emergencies. The extent of the damage is not as important as the speed at which it is restored. We have a highly trained crew with specialized equipment, and we are determined to restore your home and commercial properties to their pre-storm conditions.

Because we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond faster than other restoration companies, which decreases the impact of current damage and limits the possibility of further damage. Disasters can strike at any time of the day, any day of the week, any week of the year. Fortunately, we are available and ready for your call 24/7. Call us at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it "Like it never even happened."®

Commercial Damage Restoration

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights and SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike are both large loss recovery services. We offer many different types of mitigation and restoration services. We have a comprehensive approach to recovering commercial disasters and other emergencies throughout the local area. We are responsive to your emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We pride ourselves on our work efficiency and our ability to assist with minimizing secondary damages.

The types of commercial properties that we work on are:

- Small Office/Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings

- Apartment Buildings

- Restaurants

- Hotel/Motels

- Manufacturing & Industrial

- Government/Military

- Small/Large Retail Stores

Please call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights and SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike at 216-464-4498 and let us make it "Like it never even happened."®

Why SERVPRO? Because We Are Locally Owned and Operated.

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Each of our 1700 plus franchises, across the United States, are locally owned and operated. We live in the areas that we serve, so we are even more invested in the well-being of our communities and their futures. Due to our high volume of franchises spread across the country, there will always be a location near you to tend to any and all of your water and fire damage emergencies. We know how important it is to help out our neighbors in need, so as a whole, when combining forces, we always have the knowledge, equipment, and team members necessary for any mitigation or restoration needs. Even though our advertisements list the following areas, if you know us and call us, we can serve you near or far!!! We go above and beyond for our customers both within our communities and outside of those neighborhoods.

-Beachwood

-Shaker Heights

-Cleveland Heights

-South Euclid

-Lyndhurst

-Pepper Pike

Call us at SERVPROof Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498 because we make it "Like it never even happened."®

Why SERVPRO? Because We Are Available 24/7 for your Restoration Emergencies.

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

We can’t always control damage that happens to our businesses and homes. Water damage from a burst pipe, storm damage from a flooded basement, or fire damage from faulty wiring. These can happen to anyone and we’re here to help. It is recommended that restoration for any of these disasters occur within 48 hours of the loss. Luckily, SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights can make it "Like it never even happened."® We have a team of highly trained technicians that are ready to respond to your emergency with the appropriate prioritization. When necessary, we pull in team members from surrounding areas to help us out, so no job is too big. If you have a mitigation or restoration emergency, SERVPRO of Beachwood / ShakerHeights / Cleveland Heights is available 24/7 for emergencies and are here to help! Call us at 216-464-4498.

Water Losses

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can be dangerous, on your house and your body. The quicker this issue is taken care of and restored, the safer you and your family are. Unseen water leakage can quickly increase the humidity in your home, causing growth. This can damage structure and contents. Microbial growth can have a negative impact on your health as well, contributing to a variety of medical problems. If you notice an increase in humidity in your home before any growth has occurred, a dehumidifier may be all you need and will help prevent moisture build-up.Some leaks are more harmful than others. Category 1 leaks, such as those that come from your supply lines, are not immediately harmful and can be taken care of without too much of a health concern, as long as it’s done in a timely manner. However, Category 2 or 3 from plumbing that removes waste from your home are more hazardous to the body and should betaken care of as soon as possible with attention to the safety process of the mitigation. A multitude of bacteria and viruses live in this water and can grow anywhere in your home that the water touches, which can be harmful to your health. Furthermore, flood water from the ground is also a concern as it can carry sewage, chemicals, and infectious diseases. If you happen to come into contact with this type of loss, be sure to wash your hands and any materials that have touched the loss appropriately to protect yourself. The best way to stay safe is to be prepared. Do not hesitate to call a professional, that’s what we are here for! You and your family’s safety is very important to us. The quicker that flooded areas are cared for by a professional, the more likely you and your family are to be out of harm's way. If you have suffered damage from wateror other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498.

10 Fire Summer Safety Tips

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

Here are 10 tips to ensure fire safety in the home while you enjoy your summer plans, according to the United States Fire Administration:

1. Build campfires at least 10 feet away from homes and at least 25 feet away from tents, plants, and overhanging branches.

2. Do not set off your own fireworks or sparklers, as these can reach up to over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and can result in third-degree burns. If you would like to see fireworks, go to a public showing produced by experts.

3. Make sure to only use grills outdoors. Using them indoors can cause house fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep a three foot safety zone around your grill, keeping children, pets, and the house safe.

4. Only use grills on the ground floor. Using them on porches and balconies leads to a higher risk for house fires.

5. Keep a three foot safety zone around your grill, maintaining the safety of children, pets, and the house.

6. Open your gas grill before lighting.

7. Do not walk away from your lit grill, keep an eye on it at all times to prevent fires.

8. Clean your grill after each use, removing grease that has the potential to start a fire.

9. Place coals from your grill in a metal with a lid once they have cooled.

10. Wear short sleeves or roll them up and use long-handled barbecue tools while cooking on the grill.

If you have suffered damage from a fire or other disaster at your home or business, callSERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/summer.html

10 Summer Storm Safety Tips

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

Every year, hail and thunderstorms result in billions of dollars in property damages, especially in spring and summer months. According to Protection1.com, here are 10 quick tips to ensure that your home is prepared for the storm season ahead.

1. Keep an emergency kit in an accessible location in your home with the following items: a flashlight, extra batteries, extra chargers, non-perishable foods, bottles of water, first aid kits, blankets, sturdy/waterproof boots, a whistle, and important paper documents.

2. Get routine maintenance on your home, including your roof and the foundation of the house.

3. Become more familiar with your insurance policy. Know what is covered and what is not.

4. Invest in storm windows.

5. Bring all patio furniture and outdoor appliances indoors before a storm hits.

6. Keep all important or expensive belongings away from the floor in case of flooding.

7. Before a storm hits, park your car in the garage to prevent car damage.

8. Identify spots in your house away from windows and house siding to go to during a severe storm.

9. Cut down any trees or branches that could fall on your house or cars during a storm.

10. Take storm watches and warnings seriously. They can be the difference between life and death of you or a loved one.

If you have suffered damage from a storm or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498.

https://www.protection1.com/resources/summer-storm-safety/