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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.”

Why SERVPRO? Because Your Commercial Property is Important to Us

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

How prepared is your business should a disaster strike or an emergency situation occur? If you answered this question with anything other than “very prepared”, SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights is here to help you. Disasters, such as water and fire damage, can result in business interruptions that can devastate entire companies.  According to FEMA, 40% of businesses never reopen following one of these disasters. However, with a proper proactive restoration plan, you can be better prepared to survive an emergency situation, should one occur.  SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights will help ensure timely and efficient services in the event of a disaster strike.

We are a reliable company that responds immediately and begins emergency procedures, which is a critical part of any contingency plan. As part of a franchise, we have access to team members from surrounding areas with thousands of pieces of commercial equipment and service vehicles. We are a trusted leader in the mitigation/restoration industry and are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights will make it “Like it never even happened.”  Please call us at 216-464-4498 and for all your mitigation, restoration and cleaning needs.

Water Damage Can Lead to Mold

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

With “April Showers” quickly approaching, there is an increased possibility for drain backups in your home. This can lead to water damage in your home, which can then unfortunately lead to mold growth.

Given the right environment, mildew and mold can develop within 48 hours of water exposure if your home has sustained water damage. This buildup of water can be due to a number of things, including:

  • Flooding
  • Sewage backup from flooding in the area
  • Overflows from showers, sinks, or bathtubs
  • Elevated levels of humidity from foundation leaks
  • Plumbing and/or roof leaks

Mold will continue to grow until the source of the water in the specified area has been corrected, the atmosphere is under control along with dealing with the existing mold properly and effectively. 

Eliminating all mold is not possible indoors, but there are many ways that you can help to control mold growth, such as:

  • Stop the Water – have leaks and water intrusions repaired.
  • Keep it Clean – clean fabrics regularly and store in dry spaces; have air ducts cleaned.
  • Keep it Dry – reduce air moisture with dehumidifiers, fans, air conditioners, but DO NOT use fans if mold already exists; try to keep indoor humidity below 40%
  • Disinfect – be sure to check moisture or mold prone spaces in the house like bathrooms, laundry areas, mechanical rooms for moldy odors, and use a commercial disinfectant.

Water damage can lead to problems that can be easily missed or shrugged off as not a big deal. It is important to have the affected space thoroughly assessed by experts for signs of mold growth. That’s where we come in! SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike is here to help with all of your water damage questions. Call today! 216-464-4498.

World Water Day is March 22, 2021!

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

This year, World Water Day 2021 will be celebrated at an online event on March 22nd. This event emphasizes the value of water and raises awareness of the global water crisis. During this event, according to www.unwater.org/worldwaterday2021, it also aims to “support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.”

Its theme this year, “Valuing Water”, expresses the need for water in all aspects of our daily living, and discusses how, if these are overlooked, we have the potential to ruin this irreplaceable resource.

For more information on this online event and how to register, follow this link: https://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday2021/#:~:text=On%2022%20March%2C%202021%2C%20World,sanitation%20for%20all%20by%202030.

Here at SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights, we understand the importance and value of water, and the damage if can have on your commercial and home properties. For any water related incidences, call us at any time of day at 216-464-4498 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO? Because We’re Experienced, Qualified, and Always Ready

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights is specialized in the restoration of residential and commercial property following water, smoke, or fire damage. We have experienced and qualified workers who receive ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility and IICRC-industry certifications. To see our full list of certifications, check out our company profile on our branch’s website. Our team is equipped to handle, not only property damages, but mold and mildew mitigation as well. In the past, our workers also have experience performing bio-hazard cleanups in homes, commercial facilities, and vehicles, including COVID-19 fumigations as well. We are available 24/7 and are always ready for your call. No damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights. To reach us, call 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Spring into Spring Safety Tips!

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

With the days getting longer and the weather starting to warm up, it is an important time to review Spring Safety Tips for inside and around your home!

Now that there are days that it might be warm enough to grill, be sure to check the potentially dangerous parts of your grill before using. These can include your propane tank, your hose, and everything in between. It is also extremely important to make sure that your grill is set up a safe distance from your home, in an open space, and with nothing flammable nearby. Grills should not be used in an enclosed space, as this can be a fire hazard and a carbon monoxide safety hazard. Additionally, it is essential that you clean your grill before and after use to avoid potential fire hazards.

Outdoor firepits are also of increased use starting in the spring. As fun as they can be, they still pose a risk for fire hazards! Be sure to never leave a young child unattended anywhere near a lit fire pit, as this can be extremely dangerous. It may be smart to avoid using leaves, pinecones and other items that can break into small particles that may result in hot floating embers in the air. It may also be smart to always keep a bucket of water near the fire pit.  

Be sure to test smoke alarms and get your chimneys inspected as part of your spring cleaning as well to keep them up to date. If you do suffer any fire damage this coming spring, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498. We are ready for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And we will make it “Like it never even happened.”

March is Red Cross Month!

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

During World War II, the American Red Cross launched a national blood donation program to support the United States armed forces, resulting in over 13 million pints of blood donated.  In fact, in 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared March as “Red Cross Month” to urge Americans to contribute to the nation’s war effort.

78 years later, Americans are finding themselves amid a global pandemic, while families are still relying on the Red Cross for not only blood donations, but comfort and care for disasters, support for military and veterans, and lifesaving training.   In the past year, over 70,000 Americans became Red Cross volunteers, including 550 locally in Northern Ohio. 

It is time once again for America to unite!  Red Cross Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  Blood donations are considered the gift of life and can even be used to treat acute COVID cases. 

If you cannot give blood, you can support Red Cross disaster relief financially on Giving Day, March 24th.  Every 8 minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster such as a house fire.  A gift of $95, for example, will feed a family of three for a day and provide blankets and other essentials.

To schedule a blood donation, visit https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html or to make a financial gift, go to https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/ or call 1-800-REDCROSS. 

Clothes Dryer Fire Safety

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

One of the most common causes of house fires is also one of the most preventable. According to the US Fire Administration, clothes dryers force hot air through a turning drum. Lint, which is accumulated from wet clothes tumbling in the dryer, is captured by the filter, or carried through the vent system. This accumulation of lint can lead to reduced airflow and become a potential fire hazard. To prevent this, here are some simple Do’s and Don’ts in clothes dryer fire safety:

-DO have your clothes dryer installed by a professional

-DO read manufacturers’ instructions and warnings that come with new dryers

-DO clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry

-DO clean the lint filter with a nylon brush every 6 months

-DO clean the lint out of the vent pipe every 3 months

-DO inspect the venting system behind the dryer to ensure it is not damaged or restricted

-DO make sure nests of small animals and insects are not blocking the outside vent regularly

-DO keep the area around the clothes dryer free of items that can burn

-DON’T use a clothes dryer without a lint filter or with a lint filter that is damaged or clogged

-DON’T overload the dryer with too many clothes

-DON’T dry anything containing materials such as foam, rubber, or plastic

-DON’T dry anything with instructions that state “dry away from heat”

-DON’T dry items that have encounter anything flammable (alcohol, oils, gasoline, etc.)

-DON’T leave a dryer running if you leave home or when you go to sleep.

For more information, visit: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/clothes_dryers.html

For any fire damage help, or if you have any questions, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498 and we will make it "Like it never even happened."®

Water Damage

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

To all Residents of Beachwood, Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, Lyndhurst, & Pepper Pike:

We specialize in clean up and dry out services no matter where the water damage occurs within your home. 

There are many reasons that basements may flood during the wintertime, and we are prepared for them all.  Whether it’s a sump pump failure, a back up or a broken pipe, we have the team and the equipment to provide professional mitigation services.

If you have questions about basement flooding, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498. Flood water is not only an inconvenience but a health hazard and can cause further secondary damage to the structure of your home if not handled properly. We are available 24/7 and our technicians are trained for any situation. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Watch vs. Storm Warning: What Is The Difference?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Living in the Midwest, we hear the words ‘storm watch’ and ‘storm warning’ many times throughout the year, but what do they really mean? A storm watch means that weather conditions are at a level where a severe storm can easily develop. A storm warning means that a current storm that already exists could turn even worse.

According to the National Weather Service, they issue two types of watches and three types of warnings during the winter time. A Winter Storm Watch is issued when “conditions [are] favorable for a winter storm event, which is a threat to life or property”, while a Blizzard Watch is issued when “conditions [are] favorable for a blizzard event” with low visibility and high winds. On the other hand, a Winter Storm Warning is issued when there is a heavy snowfall of at least 6 inches in 12 hours, 8 inches in 24 hours, or ½ inch of sleet. A Ice Storm Warning is issued when there is an ice accumulation of at least ¼ inch, while a Blizzard Warning is issued when blizzard conditions continued for at least three hours or more.

For more information on Storm Watches and Warnings, check out https://www.weather.gov/ilx/wwa_social.

If you have any storm damage to your home or commercial property, call SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”