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What to Do in Case of a Fire at Your Cleveland School

11/19/2022 (Permalink)

fire alarm with flames Every school has their own guidelines on what to do in case a fire occurs.

Every school has their own guidelines on what to do in case a fire occurs. Each school has a unique escape plan as well as guidelines to follow. Below we will share a general overview on what is to be expected of students, faculty, and guests in case of a fire emergency at school.

Steps to Take When Evacuating

University of Little Rock advises to:

  • Immediately pull the nearest fire alarm pull station as you exit the building.
  • When evacuating the building, be sure to feel doors for heat before opening them to be sure there is no fire danger on the other side.
  • If there is smoke in the air, stay low to the ground, especially your head, to reduce inhalation exposure. Keep your hand on the wall to prevent disorientation and crawl to the nearest exit.
  • Once away and clear from danger, call your report contact and inform them of the fire.
  • Go to your refuge area and await further instructions from emergency personnel.

SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. If a fire does occur in your home, give us a call at (216) 464-4498 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Is Your Cleveland Business Prepared for a Disaster?

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

text that says "are your ready?" with SERVPRO logo underneath Disasters can strike any time, anywhere. Is your Cleveland business prepared for one?

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Fires, floods, storms, and more can all occur in your Cleveland business. They can be detrimental to your operations and your revenue.

Is your business prepared for massive flooding? Do you know how your business would recover from a catastrophic storm? If you do not know, SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast is Here to Help!

How To Prepare

You cannot prevent a massive storm from striking, but with the help of SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast, we can prepare you for the road to recovery. SERVPRO offers a FREE service called an ERP, or Emergency READY Profile.

What is an ERP?

An ERP is a no-cost assessment of your facility that does the following:

  • Gives SERVPRO critical information needed in an emergency
  • A guide to help get you back into your building fast
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast as your disaster mitigation provider
  • Identifies the line of command to authorize work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valves, priority areas, and more

If your business is ready for an ERP, learn more here.

Why You Need to Be Prepared

According to a FEMA Study, 40% of businesses do not reopen following a disaster and another 25% fail within one year. We do not want any businesses in Cleveland to be one of those statistics. Another reason is the fact that every hour dealing with a disaster is an hour of lost revenue. You need a disaster recovery team who can respond fast. SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast is just that. An ERP speeds that process up even more!

If you are ready for an ERP or need service, call SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast today at (216) 464-4498 or visit our Website to get your business back to operational fast

SERVPRO Installs Smoke Alarms with the American Red Cross

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro team members with red cross jackets Our SERVPRO team had the opportunity to support the American Red Cross in the installation of smoke alarms in residential homes in our community.

SERVPRO Team Dobson had the opportunity to help support the American Red Cross in the installation of smoke alarms in residential homes in the community. Some of our team ventured out into local homes to install smoke alarms to homes that were in need. Our SERVPRO Team also had the opportunity to serve through educating people in our community about fire safety! We are grateful for the American Red Cross having us and for the opportunity to serve our community in this way.

Visit our Website for tips on what to do before help arrives if you experience a fire. We also provide information on what to do after a fire, and what not to do. SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast is professionally trained in restoring fire damage and removing smoke odor. Call SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast today, (216) 464-4498.

Free Continuing Education Classes in Beachwood

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro employees behind a table SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast loves to offer free continuing education classes to insurance professionals in our community.

SERVPRO Team Dobson recently held a continuing education class for local insurance professionals at the Drury hotel in Beachwood. SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast loves to offer free continuing education classes to insurance professionals in our community. We like to share knowledge on water and fire damage restoration and inform local insurance professionals of the ins and outs of the restoration industry. Below are a list of topics that we teach to local insurance professionals in our community:

  • Understanding Mold
  • Ethics
  • Biohazard
  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Restoring Contaminated Buildings
  • Cleaning and Restoring Smoke Damage
  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage

Visit our Website for more information on these topics and how SERVPRO Team Dobson handles each of them. SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast is professionally trained in restoring fire damage and removing smoke odor. Call SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast today to find out more about our free continuing education classes, (216) 464-4498.

SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast Large Loss Response Team

9/15/2022 (Permalink)

dark clouds Whether the damages are flooding, tornadoes, or even effects from winter storms, SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast can and will respond.

Storms in Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast is definitely no stranger to the community. In addition, storms can be known to cause their fair share of damages. No matter how severe the damages are, no job is too large for our team to manage. Whether the damages are flooding, tornadoes, or even effects from winter storms, SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast can and will respond immediately. The reason we have the ability to do this is because we have strategically placed resources and have a highly trained “storm team” on standby, ready to go at a moment’s notice.

The highly trained team has here at SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast not only has highly trained employees, but also state of the art equipment. This equipment allows us to use the best drying techniques which allows us to be the leaders in the water restoration industry, which means we get your home or business back to preloss conditions.

SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (216) 464-4498 visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Sewage Backup, Yuck! SERVPRO of Cleveland Can Take Care of That.

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

dirty basement floor As industry leaders in water restoration, SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland NE will take care of this nightmare situation.

Sewage backups and water line backups are some of the miserable repercussions of water damage that homeowner or renters can experience. These backups can happen in several ways, whether it’s a backed-up toilet, water line back up due flooding, or even a city mishap. Any way it happens, it is water damage that has the potential to be very dangerous. If you are ever in this situation, it is important to know the toxicity of the water damage. It is important to know who to call to take care of this type of loss in a quick manner.

The first thing you need to know is the categories of water and how they differ:

  • Category 1: “Clean Water” - This is water from source that is considered consumable water, such as from a broken water line or a faucet. This water if left unattended can quickly deteriorate to categories 2 or 3.
  • Category 2: “Gray Water” - This water is where the significant level of contamination begins, if ingested it would cause illness. The primary sources of this category of water is usually from washing machine overflows, toilet overflow with no feces, or a dishwasher overflow. This category of water could contain bacteria or viruses and could quickly deteriorate to category 3 if left untreated.
  • Category 3: “Dark Water” - This water is incredibly unsanitary and will cause severe illness or even death if ingested, and any skin contact should always be avoided. Source of Category 3 could come from any sort of outdoor flooding scenario. Water from beyond the toilet trap (sewage backup) and water that has started to support any mold growth.

As industry leaders in water restoration, SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland NE will take care of this nightmare situation. This is an emergency situation, and we will take care of it as such. We will get your home to look “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (216) 464-4498 or visit our Website! We are Always Here to Help!

It is Time for a Deep Cleaning for Your Beachwood Business

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

'caution wet floor' sign A good and thorough deep cleaning for your business is satisfying and much needed at times.

A good and thorough deep cleaning for your business is satisfying and much needed at times. For a commercial business, a thorough, deep clean can be a huge undertaking. Most companies try to avoid hiring a third-party vendor to do their cleaning to keep costs down. However, when it comes to a deep and thorough cleaning of your building, using employed staff just might not get the job done in a correct and timely manner. SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights provides this service for our local Cleveland businesses. Below are the multiple ways we can clean your commercial business:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blind
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (216) 464-4498 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Your Need-to-Know Guide for Water Damage

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage Each classification of water damage brings its own concerns and challenges that everyone should be aware of.

Water damage is incredibly frustrating and unfortunately can intrude into your residence or commercial business in many ways. When water damage occurs, it is grouped into three different classifications. Each classification of water damage brings its own concerns and challenges that everyone should be aware of.

  • Category 1 - Water originates from a sanitary source and does not pose as a substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure.
    • Example - Occurs when there is a broken water supply line or when a bathtub or sink overflows, with no contaminants.
  • Category 2 - Water contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness. Containments can either be chemical or biological.
    • Example - Discharges from a dishwasher or washing machines.
  • Category 3 - Water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful substances, and cause significant adverse reactions to humans if contacted or consumed.
    • Example - Water is in contact with sewage, and any flooding or rising outside water.

SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we are nearby and ready to help. We are a Fire and Water - Restoration and Cleanup company. We are Here to Help, 24/7. For immediate assistance give us a call at (724) 704-8939 or visit us on our Website

Protecting Against Water Damage in Shaker Heights

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

gutter with leaf guard Although flooding in Cuyahoga County is not an everyday occurrence there is still a chance it could happen.

Water damage can be devastating to your Shaker Heights home and can create a hassle when it comes to cleanup. Taking some preliminary actions can help prevent that from happening to your home soon. Although flooding in Cuyahoga County is not an everyday occurrence there is still a chance it could happen. Here are some tips to help prevent your home from being affected by water damage:

  • Install a Sump Pump
  • Improve your Yard’s Grading
  • Install Flood Sensors
  • Install Gutter Guards
  • Clean Gutters and Downspouts
  • Monitor your Water Bill
  • Inspect Your Roof
  • Install Floor Pans Under Appliances
  • Plant and Maintain Vegetation Around Your Home

SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (216) 464-4498 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Best Ways to Prevent Fire Damage at your Beachwood Business

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

restaurant frying pan on fire Having a fire occur at your business can be devastating but there are some steps we can take to stop this from affecting your business.

Having a fire occur at your business can be devastating but there are some steps we can take to stop this from affecting your business. The most common business that would be for a fire to occur is a restaurant. Luckily, there are some ways to keep our restaurants safe from a fire happening that is out of our control.

  • Use fire-retardant furniture, drapes, accessories, etc.
  • Install a fire barrier between the kitchen and the rest of the restaurant.
  • Fire Alarm and smoke detector in all enclosed rooms.
  • Refrigerant leak detection system installation.
  • Equipment with automatic extinguishing systems.
  • Establish a regular inspection system for all kitchen equipment.

SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (216) 464-4498 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!