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How To Deal With Leaky Pipes in Cuyahoga County

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

leaky pipes being fixed If you have water damage in Cuyahoga, call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South today!

It’s no secret that water damage is bad, not only can it cost a lot of money to fix if left unmitigated, but it can also lead to the growth of molds that can cause health effects. Mold needs water to grow and can grow quickly if things like leaks and water damage aren’t fixed quickly, and that’s why it’s important to check for leaky pipes, and if you find one, it’s important to know how to fix it.

  1. The first thing you can do when fixing a leaky pipe is see where the water is coming from. If it’s coming from a loose coupling nut (the thing that holds pipes together), then it’s pretty easy to grab a wrench and tighten the nut, fixing your leak.
  2. If the leak is caused by a crack in the pipe itself, you will need to use either plumber’s tape, self-fusing silicone tape, or epoxy putty to fix it. These are easy to apply, just make sure the water is turned off then wrap the pipe if you’re using tape, or just apply putty to the pipe and give it some time to dry.

After fixing the pipe, make sure to clean up any standing water, and check back every day or every few days to make sure there is no more water or leaking.

If you’ve had water damage or mold growth due to a leaky pipe, call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South and out professionals with take care of everything.

What Should You do if Lightning Strikes Your Cuyahoga Home?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning Do you have lightning damage or storm damage in Southern Cuyahoga? Call SERVPRO today and we'll make it "Like it never even happened."

It’s one of those things that seems like it could never possibly happen to you. The chances of your house being struck by lightning seems to be basically zero, so why even worry about it? Well, would it surprise you to learn that between 2017 and 2020, the Insurance Information Institute reported just over 311,000 claims for lightning, with an average cost of $28,885 per claim? That’s a lot of claims, and a lot of money! So, what do you need to do if lightning strikes your Southern Cuyahoga home?

  • The first thing to do is check on everyone in your house and make sure no one was hurt. It’s a bad idea to do things like wash dishes or shower during a lightning storm, but if lightning strikes, take a few minutes and make sure everyone is alright.
  • The next thing you need to do is check for damage or a fire. As you do this, make sure to check everywhere from the attic to the basement looking for things like smoke, charred electrical outlets, sorted appliances, damaged roof shingles, or fried wiring.
  • If you find anything storm damage and need storm damage repair in Southern Cuyahoga, then it’s best to contact the experts at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South to mitigate your lightning or storm damage. We’ll take care of everything, so you don’t have to worry, so call us today if you’ve experienced any storm or lightning damage!

Ways To Get Rid Of Smokey Odors

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

smoke damage inside a kitchen For the best smoke and soot damage restoration in Southern Cuyahoga, call SERVPRO today!

Getting Rid of Smokey Odors After a Fire 

The danger has passed, the fire is out, but that doesn’t mean you’re done. If you’ve suffered fire damage and need fire damage repair in Southern Cuyahoga, it’s best to call the experts as SERVPRO to sort it out. But what if you’ve dealt with everything yourself, yet are somehow left with that ashy, sooty smell that lingers after a fire? Well, there are several things you can do to get rid of that smell.  

The first way involves baking soda and is quite simple, as well as being inexpensive. Because baking soda is a natural odor absorber, take several bowls of it and place it around your house for several days and it slowly will absorb a lot of the smell. You can also do this with activated charcoal, and weather permitting, you can open all your doors and windows to try and get the smell out faster.  

Another step you can take is washing your clothes with white vinegar, which will help get rid of the odors. If, after the first wash, the smell remains, you can go ahead and repeat the process again and that should do it.  

For cleaning walls and furniture, it’s just best to call a professional clean up company in your area, like SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South for all your fire restoration and clean up needs! 

SERVPRO Is Prepared For The Worst Storms.

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

a street is flooded out If you need storm damage repair near Southern Cuyahoga, be sure to call SERVPRO!

If you have experienced any type of storm damage, whether it be from flooding or water damage, the experienced Storm Team at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South will be there for you.  Although we are an Ohio based franchise, we prepare in advance for expected damage from any storm weather anywhere in the United States!  We respond quickly, too, because we know that immediate action and a fast response lessens damage, limits further damage and reduces restoration costs. Our professionally trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources needed to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. Our teams strategically prepare ahead of the storm and place equipment at the best locations in case of flood or storm emergency. With several certifications and over 50 years of experience, you can rest assured that we are the perfectly equipped to deal with any storm job no matter the size. Choose SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South a company that specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. We are Here to Help® and are ready to respond when Mother Nature strikes. 

Why SERVPRO Has The IICRC Certification

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

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The IICRC is a nonprofit certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. It sets the standards for the industry. 

Each IICRC standard takes years to develop and the coordination of several experts in the field, including allied tradespersons; manufacturers; international, national and regional trade associations; individual or franchise professionals; cleaning, inspection and restoration industry organizations; insurance industry; training schools; contractors; and public health professionals. 

These standards are reviewed and updated at least every five years. Many of these fields, such as the water damage restoration field, change rapidly and those who are certified keep up with the advancement of the science and generally accepted practices of the industry. 

When you choose a company that is IICRC certified, such as SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, you can be sure that you receive service from knowledgeable, certified technicians. 

SERVPRO Will Fix Your Southern Cuyahoga Business

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

Part of a flooded room being dried out by SERVPRO SERVPRO Can do any water or fire damage repair in Barberton or Norton! Give us a call, today!

Businesses are complex, and we understand that. When a flood hits, or a fire causes damage and you are seeking disaster mitigation or commercial clean up and repair, there can be a lot that goes wrong. That is why it is so important to trust your business to experts that can act efficiently and confidently to make sure your investments are taken care of. We understand that your business is important to you, that is why we at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South hold our employees to the highest standards.  

How Do I Know SERVPRO Is Right for Me? 

There are several reasons why SERVPRO is the perfect company to deal with your water or fire damage repair and mitigation needs in Southern Cuyahoga. Not only have we been in business for over 50 years, but our staff is subject to ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility. Additionally, our IICRC-industry certification and outstanding customer reviews should put your mind at ease knowing your business is in well trained hands! 

So, if you need disaster mitigation, water damage mitigation, fire damage repair, or mold remediation in Southern Cuyahoga, give SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South a call, and we will take it from there.  

Three Ways Southern Cuyahoga Residents Can Prevent Water Damage

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

Leaking pipes causing damage to drywall If you have a leak and need water damage cleanup and repair in Southern Cuyahoga, give SERVPRO a call!

Having to deal with water damage is awful. The time, the cost and the insurance hassles are such a pain to deal with. Because of this, we can all agree it is easier to prevent water damage rather than try to deal with it after it has happened. Of course, if you have water damage in your Southern Cuyahogahome and need water damage mitigation near you, the best thing you can do is call the experts at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South. But if this has not happened yet, you should take these three steps to making sure your home stays safe and dry! 

  1. Learn Where Your Shut Off Valve Is 

It is important for you and for everyone living in a household to know where the water shutoff valve is for the entire house. This way, if something goes wrong, anyone can quickly turn off the water and prevent too much damage.  

  1. Regularly Check for Leaks 

While it may seems like just a small amount of water, a leaky tap can leak up to eight gallons a day. Not only will that become expensive very quickly, but it will also cause significant water damage to your home and create the perfect conditions for mold to grow. Every few weeks check around sinks and appliances for leaking pipes or standing water.  

  1. Check Your Roof 

The easiest way to see if your roof is leaking is to go into your attic when it is raining and shine a flashlight around to look for shiny spots. If you find one, mark the area. Usually, it is best to contact an expert and let them repair your roof. You do not want to do it wrong and risk causing more damage.  

Remember, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. But, if you need water damage mitigation in Southern Cuyahogathen be sure to call SERVPRO! 

SERVPRO Will Fix Anything!

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in a Cuyahoga home Don't let your property get water damaged, call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South today!

It is a horrifying moment when you realize that something has gone disastrously wrong on your property. Your Southern Cuyahoga business was doing fine, but suddenly a pipe bursts and there’s water everywhere, or there is an electrical failure, and your property sustains fire damage. It is a hard, stressful time for you, and we at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South understand that, and that is why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Time is money, and if your business must shut down, it is incredibly expensive, that’s why SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is committed to arriving “faster to any disaster” and working tirelessly to mitigate the damage taking place. After we have stopped the disaster, we will immediately jump to restoring your property, and rebuilding anything that was destroyed. We will do everything, so there is no need to be worried about having to call a ton of companies, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is your one stop shop for the entire process! 

Businesses in Southern Cuyahoga can feel safer knowing that if anything goes wrong, SERVPRO is one call away from fixing it! 

SERVPRO Is Local to Southern Cuyahoga!

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians at work. Support local by contacting SERVPRO for your disaster clean up needs in Cuyahoga County! 

In recent years, a greater emphasis has been placed on supporting local businesses. From small mom and pop shops, farmers markets, or even disaster restoration services, it is important to support your local community, its members, and the local economy. That’s why SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is proud to be locally owned and operated. When you support SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, you’re supporting local businesses near you in Southern Cuyahoga. But why is serving local businesses so important? Well, here are three big reasons! 

  1. Boosting the local economy 

It makes sense when you think about it, doesn’t it? If you support a local business and that business grows, they hire new employees. It’s very likely they’ll hire people that live nearby, and this keeps the money within the community.  

  1. Building Community Connections 

This piggybacks off boosting the local economy. When you support a local business, that business can become a staple to the community. It becomes a place where people can meet and meet up, make new friends or reunite with old ones. An identity can be formed around a local business, where you know the owners or employees, and know you can trust them.  

  1. Environmental Preservation 

You probably know preserving the environment is important, but did you know supporting local businesses does just that? But local businesses tend to also buy from local merchants, instead of from huge facilities far away, and this decreases carbon emissions.  

So, when you have any kind of water damage, fire damage, flooding, or need clean up in the Southern Cuyahoga area, you can support local by supporting SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South.

Three Reason SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South Should be Your Go To Clean Up and Restoration Company.

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo on a green background Trust your damaged business to the right water damage mitigation and clean up company, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South.

There are many, many clean up and restoration companies, so why is SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South the premiere pick for disaster restoration or damage mitigation? Here are three reasons why SERVPRO should be your top choice for a job! 

  1. Locally Owned with National Resources.  

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is a proud member of the local community, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t able to tackle even the most difficult of disasters. Our highly trained technicians can do everything from water damage restoration to storm damage mitigation, to fire damage repairs. Thanks to our many certifications, including IICRC certification, you can trust us with your most difficult jobs, knowing it will be done right.  

  1. Faster to Any Disaster 

When disaster strikes, time is money. You need a company that you can trust to be there as fast as possible and prevent further damage to your property. SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is that company. Is it the weekend? Not an issue. A holiday? No worries. Two in the morning? We’re there. No matter what, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is available 24/7/365.  

  1. We Work with Your Insurance 

A disaster is a stressful time, and we understand that. So, whether you’re dealing with flood damage, storm damage, fire damage, or mold damage to your Southern Cuyahoga Countyhome (all of which we’re qualified to fix), having to work with an insurance company on top of that can be very difficult. So we will work with your insurance company for a stress-free claims process, and we can even help manage the insurance paperwork and process.  

So what are you waiting for? Give a call today! 440-557-4917