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Restoration of Commercial Properties

6/8/2021 (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 mitigation and restoration services to many different types of commercial properties. We have a comprehensive approach to recovering commercial disasters and will be there when you need us the most. 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 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

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

Commercial Cleaning Services

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

When cleaning challenges go beyond the scope of your janitorial staff, call SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike. We specialize in all types of commercial cleaning, and our team is highly qualified for the job, and have the specified equipment to take care of it. These services include, but are not limited to:

 -Air duct and HVAC system cleaning: Buildup of debris in air ducts and HVAC systems can distribute contaminants throughout your entire property. Benefits of having this cleaned are restoring energy efficiency, eliminating odors, and reducing potential mold growth.

 -Biohazard and sewage cleanup: These can be comprised of highly toxic contaminants and create a dangerous environment. It is important that this be cleaned up by professionals as soon as possible.

 -Carpet and upholstery cleaning: Our cleanings can be preventative or after-the fact. Because carpets act as filters, they trap lots of debris, especially in water or fire damage situations.

 -Ceilings/walls/flooring restoration: Dust and other particles stick to ceilings, walls, and floors, and can accumulate over time, creating build up that will need to be professionally removed.

-Odor removal and deodorization: By identifying the source of the odor on your commercial property and determining the conditions of where it contacts surfaces, the odor can strategically be removed.

If you have any commercial cleaning needs, call SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike at 216-464-4498 and our highly skilled team will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Does Bleach Kill Mold or Mildew?

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Does bleach kill mold or mildew?  Short answer is no.  One can use bleach to remove small amounts on hard surfaces such as tile or bathtubs.  However, bleach will not kill mold on porous surfaces, such as those made of wood or even drywall.   Mold can spread through the roots of the surface and can contribute to several health effects.

What to do if you spot mold in your home?  First, turn off HVAC systems and fans.   Mold can travel through your system quickly causing more damage or health effects.    Call the experts of SERVOPRO of Beachwood for a mold evaluation and put your mind at ease. 

Once our specialist has assessed your property and there has been a mold discovery, our team will work expediently to contain the area affected by mold.  Once this is complete, our team will bring in HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers, which will reduce the spread of mold spores during the remediation process.  If necessary,  we will remove and dispose of any mold-infested porous materials if necessary.

If you have reason to believe there is mold damage to your home or commercial property, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 440-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO? We are Locally Owned and Operated

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights, we understand that disaster can strike any time and we are available for you 24/7.   Being locally owned and operated, our first responders, office team, and owner all reside in the community and take pride in being invested in the well-being our community.

We understand that waking up to a flooded basement or noticing that your dishwasher leaked throughout your kitchen can be overwhelming. Take a deep breath and know that we are here to help in your time of need.

Serving the following communities and surrounding neighborhoods:

  • Beachwood
  • Shaker Heights
  • Cleveland Heights
  • South Euclid
  • Lyndhurst
  • Pepper Pike

If you any water damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights  at 216-464-4498 as quickly as possible to avoid damage or illness.  We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Dos and Don’ts of Fire Damage

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

DO keep hands and feet clean to not further spread soot throughout the house and onto furniture, carpet, walls, and woodwork.

DO lay clean towels or old linens down on carpet or rugs to walk on as to not spread soot further.

DO empty fridge and freezer if electricity is off, and prop doors open.

DO change your HVAC filter.

DO coat chrome in your house with petroleum jelly to protect it from soot.

DON’T attempt to wash/paint any surfaces or deep clean any carpets without contacting SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights first to ensure safety.

DON’T attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been near the fire or water, including the ceiling fan. Wires may have been damaged and could cause electrocution.

DON’T consume any canned/packaged food or beverage that was stored near fire or water.

DON’T send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner to remove smoke odor, as this may set in the odor even more. 

For all fire damage emergencies, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Preparing for Unpredictable Spring Weather

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

The saying “April Showers Bring May Flowers” has yet to apply to Cleveland weather this year. As flowers start to bud, spring storms will start rolling in. How can you prepare for the unpredictability of spring weather? The CDC recommends keeping an emergency kit on hand. It might even be helpful keeping one in your car as well. Here is what the CDC recommends including in your kit:

-Battery-operated flashlight

-Battery-operated radio

-Extra batteries

-Map of evacuation plan for each type of weather emergency

-List of important personal information (telephone numbers, insurance information, medical information, etc.)

-First aid kit

-Bottled waters

-Personal hygiene items (that do not require electricity or appliances)

-Blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags

 For more information, check out: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/springweather/index.html. And if you suffer from storm damage, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Dos and Don’ts of Flood Damage

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

DO remove excess water. This can be done by mopping, blotting, or wet/dry vacuum.

DO remove and dry any wet cushions, fabrics, and wood furniture.

DO collect all loose items off the floor and dry them away from the flooded areas.

DO turn air conditioning on in the summer to increase drying potential.

DO put aluminum foil between furniture legs and any wet carpeting or rugs.

DO remove rugs, if possible, and hang or lay them to dry away from flooded areas.

DON’T leave wet fabrics in place. This is how mold grows.

DON’T remain using rooms with sagging and damaged ceilings.

DON’T use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling Is wet.

DON’T utilize electronic household appliances. Electrocution can occur.

DON’T use your household vacuum to remove water. (If you are going to use a vacuum, be sure it is one that is made to clean up water, like a wet/dry vacuum mentioned above.)

 For all water damage emergencies, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Sewage Restoration: What You Should Know

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage backups can be very hazardous, as this water is unsanitary and contains dangerous bacteria. There are three main types of sewage, or contaminated, water: “clean water”, “gray water”, and “black water”. Our team at SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike are highly trained in inspecting contaminated water to determine its type and planning a safety response accordingly.

 “Clean Water”: This is water from a clean source, such as a faucet. However, if left untreated, it can turn into “gray water” or “black water” depending on time, temperature, and contact with other contaminants.

 “Gray Water”: This is water with a moderate level of contamination. This water would cause illness if ingested, and is typically from washing machines, toilets, or dishwashers. And just like the “clean water”, if left untreated, it can turn into “black water” depending on time, temperature, and contact with other contaminants.

 “Black Water”: This is water with an extreme amount of contamination that could cause severe illness or death if ingested. This water is typically from rivers/streams, toilets with feces, or standing water with microbial growth. Any contact with water of this sort should be avoided.

 If you have any sewer water damage emergencies, call SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike at 216-464-4498 as quickly as possible to avoid damage or illness. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO? Because Our Team Is Well Qualified to Handle Any Fire Damage

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights is always ready and well-equipped to handle any disaster. If your home or commercial property suffers any fire, smoke, or secondary water damage, we are here for you. Our highly qualified team is dedicated to responding immediately to your fire damage emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And remember, the quicker our response time is, the less chance there is for additional damage to be done to your property.

Everyone on our team is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), along with Employee Certification Training, SERVPRO Corporate Training, e-Learnings, and Continuing Education Classes to ensure that you are receiving the best care for your property damage. We have the specialized equipment for:

            -Fire and Smoke Restoration

            -Odor Control

            -Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning

            -Water Damage Restoration

We have a “Restore vs. Replace” Mentality at SERVPRO. We would rather restore your damaged areas rather than replace them, if possible, because it is less costly for you. Our goal is to get your property back to its pre-fire damaged condition as quick as possible.  Although every fire damage situation is unique, here is our “typical” fire damage restoration process:

            -Emergency Contact

            -Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

            -Immediate Bard-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

            -Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

            -Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

            -Cleaning and Repair

            -Restoration

For any fire damage-related questions or needs, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO? Because We Have The Advanced Technology Needed For Any Sized Disaster

4/11/2021 (Permalink)

Due to the advancement in technology over the past few decades, SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights have the ability to repair any property back to its original condition. This technology allows us to do it quickly and effectively. These specified and adapted tools include, but are not limited to:

-Infrared cameras that detect moisture locations

-Hygrometers that measure the extent of moisture saturation and potential damage

-Gas-powered pumps for continuous water extraction

-Portable extraction units to remove water from the premises efficiently

-Air movers that help water evaporate quicker

-Dehumidifiers that remove water vapor from the air

-Deodorization products that control odors from water damage

-Disinfecting and antimicrobial products that inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and potential spread of bacteria and other harmful pathogens

If you experience damage to your home or commercial property, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 440-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”