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Mold, need to know for my Solon Business

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Hallway with Walls cut out This local school had Mold. They knew to call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South

To Clear Your Solon Business of Active Mold, Call SERVPRO

How Quickly Can You Remove Mold?

SERVPRO provides thorough commercial mold remediation to your Solon businesses. How fast our technicians can accomplish that depends on how much mold and water are present. Mold spores only become active when there is enough moisture to ‘wake’ them from their inert state and begin expanding.

Is Mold Dangerous to My Employees and Customers?

Mold may cause some health effects but that is about it. If you can see or detect that distinctive musty odor, call us, and technicians can arrive at your Barberton workplace to begin remediation before it causes permanent damage to your building.

That is the real threat of active mold colonies as they grow and expand, individual spores extend hyphae to absorb food and water. With enough time, these hyphae can dig into drywall, ceiling tiles, even the wood that makes up wall framing and larger support structures. To stop the growth, our technicians search for any pools, leaks, and other sources of water. This starts the process of returning the mold to an inert state.

To remove the mold, our response team members carefully demolish the infested property, bag it for transport, and dispose of it outside the facility. Where the mold is only on the surface or has only slightly penetrated the surface, technicians use chemical agents to disinfect the affected surfaces and then scrape it off for disposal.

Is My Business Now Free of Mold?

No. Mold spores, especially when they are inert, are too small to see with the unaided eye. Fortunately, they are no more of a threat than common house dust when inert. The best way to keep your business free of active mold growth is to have SERVPRO periodically ensure there is no standing water or leaks inside your facility.

For more information for your Solon business, contact SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South at 440-237-0077 today.

Common Damage After A Fire.

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Large apartment SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South can handle your commercial property big or small.

Common Types of Damage After A Fire

When a fire happens on your commercial property, firefighters and sprinkler systems will do everything they can to put the fire out. While this is definitely a good thing, it does create additional considerations for you during the restoration process. In the hours and days after a fire, water cleanup is just as important as removing smoke and fire damage for maintaining the value and integrity of your property. Here are some tips for dealing with common types of damage after a fire:

  1. Direct Fire Damage
    Fire is an incredibly destructive force when allowed to reach high temperatures.Fire cleanup often requires property restorers to simply remove surfaces or items that have been burned. While some items are often possible to restore, electronics, roofing, and structural elements of a building may have to be replaced entirely at the expense of the insurer or property owner.
  2. Water Damage
    Certain items and surfaces are more vulnerable to water damage than others. During the water cleanupphase of restoration, you should dry furniture and other relatively porous possessions as quickly as possible so that mold cannot colonize them. It is also critical that restorers remove any residual water left on your flooring, as this can infiltrate surfaces and cause mold and structural damage.
  3. Smoke Residue
    Smoke can create residues that are both unpleasant to smell and damaging to your belongings. Smoke residue can build up in computers and other electronics, causing them to malfunction and short circuit. Electronics can often be saved through proper smoke cleanup so you should contact a restoration professional experienced in restoring the items you are worried about.
    If you require a water cleanup after a fire in your Northeast Ohio commercial property, you may be concerned that your property will never be restored to its former glory. With the right help, of SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, many of your things can likely be saved and protected from secondary damage caused by mold and decay.

Water Damage Restoration Service for Northeast Ohio Commercial Buildings

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Semi trailer in front of apartment building SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South was there fast to help minimize damage to this Cleveland, Ohio apartment building.

Sprinkler System Water Damage After Fire

During a recent fire in a Cleveland high rise apartment building the sprinkler system disbursed water to extinguish the fire.  This helped limit the amount of fire damage done to the property.  It also undoubtably saved lives.  Unfortunately, the fire was on the 11th floor and water damaged units all the way to the first floor.  If not properly addressed, you could be left with a moisture problem.  Sprinkler system water damage can include wet drywall, carpet, and other building materials.  Contents in offices and apartments can be damaged such as couches, beds and even electronics can develop mold and mildew. 

Hiring a water restoration professional, like SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, is the first step to make sure all water damage is addressed and managed with skill to eliminate future damage. Our service will assess the existing water damage and develop a strategy to return your property back to its original, non-damaged state. The plan includes

    • Clearing out possessions: To avoid further damage to possessions made from wood, cloth, or other porous surfaces, we will remove the property and store it in a safe place until ready to return. Some items may need to be replaced depending on the level of damage and whether or not they are able to be restored.
    • Removing the water: Water pumps, water extraction equipment, dehumidifiers, and air movers can be used to remove water efficiently and effectively.
    • Drying the area: Similar to removing the water, dehumidifiers and will be used to help make sure everything is thoroughly dry, in order to avoid mold and mildew from forming.
    • Repairing: When water damage weakens the structure of a building or drywall, or leaves permanent stains on carpeting and upholstery, restoring the property may require construction or additional cleaning services.  

Water Damage Restoration Service for Northeast Ohio Commercial Buildings

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South’s 24/7 emergency commercial response will help you minimize damage to your property. We work with your insurance carrier from extraction services to rebuild. When you suffer from damage caused by a sprinkler system, burst pipe, heavy rains, or other water related disasters, we will be there and make it “Like it never even happened”.

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service at 800-293-9555.

SERVPRO Acts As A Rapid Response Team To Handle Restoration In Your Cuyahoga County Business

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

Semi in front of convention space Our team has the right equipment to handle flood damage in your business, 24/7, to help you.

Helping Customer Facing Businesses with Commercial Flood Damage in Cuyahoga County

A backed-up sewer point in your place of work can force temporary closure while the issue is assessed and remediated. In a customer facing business, this can easily lead to a loss of revenue and usually occur during the busier times of the year. A timely restoration depends on using the right kind of service — one with experience and locally based technicians who can deal with Biohazard materials.

The idea of commercial flood damage in Northeast Ohio usually creates notions of extreme weather conditions, heavy rainfall or other natural events. Most often the problem can be traced back to older plumbing systems that have steadily deteriorated over time. SERVPRO technicians live and work in this area so they can recognize the unique problems faced by our business community.

As a start, we operate a 24-hour emergency call line. Our business communities know that they can reach us anytime, day or night. Following a quick assessment over the phone, SERVPRO can send a rapid response unit to your property immediately. Expertly trained technicians can find the source of damage quicker and put in place preventative measures to limit recurring problems.

When dealing with raw sewage, the priority is to wear the right equipment. Black Water can be harmful and is often loaded with pathogens.  SERVPRO technicians are given the correct clothing which allows them to remedy the situation quickly. The priority is to find the source of the problem and shut it off at the source.

Once we are confident that the source is dealt with, we can begin to remove the damages. Using submersible pumps alongside industrial-grade extractors waste is removed efficiently. After that, we can apply proprietary cleaning solutions and sanitizers to the affected zone. Where there is drywall, we can demolish it, clean behind it and then replace it with new drywall. Our last step is to thoroughly deodorize the affected area to make the damage "Like it never even happened."

If your business suffers unforeseen flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South at 440-237-0077.

Businesses should have a plan for natural disasters.

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Anticipating future risks your business will be exposed to can be difficult due to many factors, but one thing business owners should certainly prepare for is a natural disaster.

While often not discussed in a business-focused manner, natural disasters have grown increasingly common in recent years and the way businesses handle them can often make or break future operations.

While there is no way to know for sure if a natural disaster will strike your commercial property, understanding your insurance coverage, action plan and the process of reopening afterwards will help ensure you can recover quickly if it does.

Disaster Preparations Especially for Business Owners

  1. Double-Check Your Insurance
    Unfortunately, not every business policy is designed with natural disasters in mind. Often, excessive damages from natural causes will not be fully covered, leaving business owners to foot the bill for recovery from their own capital. However, starting this dialogue with your agent and researching the types of supplemental policies business owners may be eligible for will help you be certain you are fully covered.
  2. Create Your Action Plan
    When you are faced with a scenario where you must evacuate from your business right away, it is important to have a plan in place and all necessary supplies in order to do so in as little time as possible. Documenting local shelters, evacuation routes and medical facilities will be helpful, as well as any key actions such as shutting down machinery on your way out the door.
  3. Rehearse Drills and Prepare Staff
    It is important to not only make an emergency action plan for yourself but to also include your staff in the procedures. Once you have your details determined, sharing the plan with your employees and designating those in leadership roles to host regular and varied disaster drills with the team can help everyone stay safe and know what to do in a frightening scenario.
  4. Choose a Restoration Company to Work With
    All aspects of disaster planning are important, but one vital thing is knowing how you will get your business property suitable to reopen following the disaster. The best way to do that is to work with a restoration company that has expertise in commercial jobs in order to get your damage restored and your doors reopened as quickly as possible.

If you need to pick a commercial restoration company that’s right for you, call us today! We can tell you all about what sets our process apart.

Introducing SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile.

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile APP Prepare your business with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile App.

According to FEMA, 40% of Businesses do not reopen after sustaining a disaster. Although, we do not plan for disasters to occur, the unfortunate truth is that they could. Therefore, as a nationwide company we have an app that is available for download to help you create a plan in case an emergency occurs.

Introducing the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile.

This is a free resource that we recommend each business takes advantage of. We make a detailed report of your facility with critical information such as emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations, emergency exits, emergency locations for staff, and much more. Information that only you have access to and for your usage in the event of an emergency. The ERP also provides a guide to help you back into your building, which minimizes the amount of time your business could stay inactive.

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, Contact Us To Get Started!

COMMERCIAL MOLD DETECTION & REMOVAL SERVICES

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on ceiling Don't let unattended water to this to your property. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South 440-237-0077

Mold contamination is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes. Mold, a fungus that is found in damp places, can grow almost anywhere moist conditions exist. Left unattended, it can cause health effects as well as serious structural damage to your facility. As your go-to experts in mold remediation, we take a methodical and systematic approach to carefully identify the source of the mold growth and help eliminate mold from your working environment.

WHY IS MOLD A PROBLEM?

STRUCTURAL DAMAGE

Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on and can grow anywhere:

  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • HVAC system
  • Drywall
  • Gutters
  • Furnishings and more

HEALTH PROBLEMS

Mold can cause serious health effects.  Click on this link to take you to the CDC, Center for Disease Control website to learn more about these effects.

FINANCIAL PROBLEMS

The presence of mold in your building means significant repairs may be necessary. This presents a financial problem for business owners. 

 If you suspect mold in your business, count on SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South to quickly remediate the issue and let you get back to business as soon as possible. Once we assess the damage, we'll work with you to create a comprehensive remediation plan unique to your needs. Then, we'll keep you informed every step of the way to ensure we're always on the same page and providing the best work. With our guided expertise, innovative tools and technologies, we'll get your business up and running again as soon as possible.

Be Smart and Implement a Cold Weather Plan!

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Tractor tralier in snow If there is snow, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is prepared to go!

If your business is in an area prone to bad weather such as excessive snowfall, icy roads, flooding or other natural disasters, you need to be smart and plan for bad weather. Not only can inclement conditions be dangerous for your employees, but it can also be devastating to your building’s structure. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize damage, protect employees and keep your Cleveland area business operating as usual even in an intense snowstorm. Here are a few key steps:

Have a Plan in Place

Some winter storms have been known to last for weeks at a time, and many are so severe that they prevent individuals from driving. While you cannot ask your employees to head to the office in the middle of a blizzard, you can ask them to work from home when the roads are icy and visibility is poor. Have a business plan in place that everyone can adhere to on snow days. This plan should include who is responsible for what when out of office, how work should be submitted and how and how often data backup should be performed. 

Invest in Protection 

Your business should have storm windows, storm doors, new and working gutters, lightning rods and storm drains. You should also invest in a generator or other source of backup power so that, at the very least, your heater can continue operating in a snow storm and prevent a pipe burst.

Remove snow

Snow that is allowed to accumulate on the roof or sidewalks can be dangerous to your building, employees and customers. Hire a snow removal company to keep your roof, sidewalks and areas around your building clear. 

Watch the Weather

When a storm is in the forecast, shut the storm windows and doors, unplug appliances and electronics, back up your data and send your employees home. By planning ahead, you can prevent costly losses and unnecessary injuries. 

Make sure your business is ready for bad winter weather. With the right planning, you can continue operating in a snowstorm.

Protect your retail business and merchandise from water damage

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South Responds Quickly When You Are Facing Water Damage at Your Business

Whether you are in the midst of seasonal shopping surge or planning clearance sales for less busy times, damage caused by water intrusion issues put a real cramp in your style. Business owners need a reputable and reliable company with which to partner when these crises become realities, and we stand ready 24/7 to help. 
 
Fall and winter are critical selling times for your retail store. Commercial water damage in Northeast,Ohio can ruin your chances of capitalizing on the fall and winter seasons, and holiday shopping. Slow leaks take you by surprise, damaging stock and the structure of your store without you even realizing you have a problem until the water damage is advanced. We specialize in restoring water damage to structure and contents of commercial buildings, returning your shop to pre-water loss condition.

Water quietly but relentlessly seeps in from cracks in plumbing, clogged or improperly installed gutter and drain systems. SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South sees this kind of damage frequently, and we train our technicians both to discover the source of the water and to remediate the damage done. With slow leaks, we may not need the industrial pumps that outfit each service vehicle, but we do use our powerful water extractors after employing high-tech moisture meters to locate the pockets of pooled water that damage your storerooms and saturate carpeting drop by drop. 
 
Moisture measurements inform our drying target determinations, and we use high-efficiency air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to remove water as vapor from your building’s walls, flooring, and air. Failure to dry out the structure risks secondary damage from mold or continuous deterioration of building materials like drywall that break and crumble when waterlogged. SERVPRO’s focus is on restoration, not demolition and replacement. We also realize the importance of planning our tasks so that you can try to continue operations, even on a limited scale, as we work to make your sales floor look “Like it never even happened.” 
 
Because loss of your stock is ruinous, we work quickly to inventory and then move wet products to a dry staging area, either on your premises or in an alternate space. You or your designated employees review the condition of the clothing and outdoor equipment. During the job, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is in constant communication with your insurance provider, developing the evidence for any claims needed, so your out of pocket loss is minimal. 
 

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is a good fit for the business surprised by hidden leaks that threaten stock and your business in general. We are available at 440-237-0077 year round, any time of the day or night to help solve your water damage problems. 

Cuyahoga County Business Floods, Let's restore it right!

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

As a business operating in Southern Cuyahoga County Ohio we know flooding occurs way too often.  Flooding and water damage losses at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South professional technicians are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged property while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

We don't sleep so you can 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 440-237-0077.

Is your Business ready for an Emergency?

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Damaged table and chairs outside restaurant Damaged restaurant from Hurricane Dorian in North Carolina's Outer Banks

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is a free assessment of your commercial facility. It is designed to give you all the information you need in an event of an emergency. Our SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South Territory Representatives will come to your facility and record information regarding shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. We will also identify the line of command for authorizing work to begin as well as establishing who to call in case of an emergency. Our representative will take pictures of all exits, stairwells, elevators, electrical room, alarm location, water and gas shut off locations and many other detailed information.

The ERP can be accessed through the free mobile app that can be downloaded from the app store. We will also print out a copy of the ERP, if requested, so you always have a hard copy at your office. This service that we provide our clients is proven to be very help in a fire or water disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South today to inquire about an Emergency Ready Profile for your facility! This free assessment of your building will help save you time in an event of a disaster and established SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South as your fire and water mitigation and reconstruction provider!

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Overhead view of trucks and equipment in parking lot Prepared to Restore your Commercial and Industrial Property.

Flooding and water damage events at Northeastern Ohio commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County:                440-237-0077

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Keeping Businesses in Business

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County sets up at apartment fire We bring what we need to get your business back in business.

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County has been in business since 1996.  We know the importance of keeping businesses in business.   We are available 24/7 to assist with "What ever happens" and keep your business in business. 

Our highly trained field technicians along with our vast array of restoration equipment can restore any type of loss.  Whether your business is a pizza shop with a roof leak; an auto repair shop that suffered damage from a vehicle; a school gymnasium with water damage; or an apartment complex with fire damage, rest assured we will be there with you to put your business back in business. 

Our services include caring for contents, drying from water, fire clean up and even reconstruction.  SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County is here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Restoring Your Southern Cuyahoga Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Southern Cuyahoga commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.