Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storms hit Southern Cuyahoga Overnight

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Tree lays on roof Wind crashes tree onto this Southern Cuyahoga home. SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South was there!

Tornado, wind, hail and rain descended on our community overnight.  Power was out due to downed power lines by the abundant amount of trees that had fallen.  Winds tore off large branches, blew residents outdoor furniture and trash cans.

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is there for you if you need your home or business's roof tarped or boarded up.  The worst thing you can do to your property is to let more water in to do further and more extensive damage.

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We will work with your insurance company not only for the emergency service but also making your home "Like it never even happened." 440-237-0077

Cold Snaps can lead to Cleveland Area Flooding

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

Semi trailer in snow Cold and Snow is here. So is SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South

At a faster rate than northernly areas of the country also hit with recent severe winter storms, properties in Northeast Ohio may experience the trauma of interior flooding due to frozen pipes. Other areas still cope with below zero temperatures, but their familiarity with long periods of below-freezing weather changes building practices to protect pipes. If you are caught with standing water inside your home because of cold temperatures in your southeastern home, we can help.

Plumbing rarely drains completely, and the water left in your Ohio pipes can freeze, surprising you with flood damage. As the water freezes inside the pipes it expands, and the resultant pressure causes metal or plastic conduit to split and crack and connections to fail. Unless the main is shut off, water continues to flow and pours out of the cracks. Your foundation or crawl space collects the moisture, and you need our professional crews and heavy-duty equipment to remove it and dry out your structure.

Speed is essential to a successful flood damage recovery after pipes burst. Water progressively harms building materials and contents. A quick soaking is usually endurable if the moisture is relatively clean and is dried out thoroughly. SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South crews are skilled at using pumps and extractors to remove the vast majority of flood waters, and then to switch to air movers, dehumidifiers, and sometimes heaters to reduce the moisture that remains soaked into framing, walls, ceilings, floors, and fixtures such as carpeting, wallpaper, and cabinets.

Water that stands or saturates structural components and possessions for more than 24 to 48 hours threatens to support the growth of mold. As SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South crews manage your flooding situation, we may pack out stored boxes or furnishings, providing you with an inventory and the chance to decide whether to pursue specialized drying solutions or to discard ruined items. We may offer freeze drying as a resource for wet documents and pictures and help to launder and dry clean waterlogged clothing, linens, and other items.

All our services are accomplished as swiftly as possible to give your belongings and home’s structure the best chance to become restored “Like it never even happened.” It also disrupts your and your family’s life minimally as well. We work to have the damaged pipes repaired fast, too, as failing to do so results in another flood. Throughout the restoration process, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is in constant contact with your insurance company to make sure your out of pocket costs are limited, as we assist you with your claims process.

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South trains to respond successfully to flooding events, no matter what the cause of the disaster.

Contact us at (440) 237-0077, 24 Hours a day

Frozen pipes is bad news for your Southern Cuyahoga home

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

This winter has been an especially cold one so far with temperatures often dropping below the freezing level. Due to this, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South has experienced a high volume of emergency water losses caused by freezing pipes, often leaving behind major disasters in homes and businesses.

 Be Prepared:

  • It is important to know where your water shut off is located. In the case of a frozen water pipe burst, you will first want to stop the source by shutting off the water immediately.
  • Insulate exposed pipes, especially if they are in unheated rooms.
  • Leave open bathroom and kitchen sink cabinet doors during extreme cold spells to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • During below zero weather, keep a slow trickle or constant drip of water flowing through faucets. Water is less likely to freeze if it is constantly traveling rather than sitting in the plumbing.
  • Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.
  • If you plan on being away from your property for an extended period of time, leave the heat on and set the thermostat to at least 55°F.DO NOT turn your heat off completely.

If You Discover Frozen Pipes:

  • First sign of freezing is reduced or slow moving water flow from a faucet.
  • Do not use an open flame device to try and thaw the pipes.
  • Methods you can try to unfreeze the pipes on your own include using a hair dryer, heating pad or hot towels, heat lamp or portable space heater.
  • Make sure to keep the faucet open when treating the frozen pipes.
  • Check additional pipes and faucets for freezing.

When a Frozen Pipe Bursts:

  • Shut off the water at the main valve.
  • Contact your local plumber to repair the broken pipe.

Call your local water restoration professionals, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South.  A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. If winter weather causes water damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South at 440-237-0077.

Caravan of SERVPRO Cuyahoga South Vehicles heading south to help

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

caravan of vehicles Caravan of SERVPRO vehicles going to North Carolina to help hurricane victims

Storm and flood damage can be quite devastating. Immediate action is needed, and customers need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is part of an elite Storm Team with the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

When any community, whether it be near or far, suffers from any type of storm damage, our fearless Storm Team is dispatched to help those customers whose homes or businesses have been impacted make it “Like it never even happened.” 

While our storm team was away helping those in throughout parts of North Carolina, the rest of our team seamlessly continued helping our local customers with fire and water damage in Southern Cuyahoga County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sand Buries Roads to Homes after North Carolina Storm

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Sand covers roads Sand covers road and drives after Hurricane Dorian

What to do after the storm?

Ensure you do the following after a severe storm:

  • Check your home and property for damage.
  • Keep clear of damaged buildings, powerlines and trees.
  • Be aware of road hazards such as floodwater, debris and damaged roads or bridges.
  • Do not drive through affected areas unless it is necessary.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

At SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, we want to make sure that homeowners get help as quickly as possible from their insurance companies. Our disaster recovery team is available to help around Shoreline.

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South can respond.

Hurricane Damages North Carolina Lodge

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Semi trailer in front of North Carolina lodge From Northeast Ohio to where help is needed. SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga is there!

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Cuyahoga County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 440-237-0077

Storm hits Cleveland Heights hard as Microburst.

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fallen tree crushes guard rail by road Storm uprooted trees, causing limbs to fall on roads in Northeast Ohio

Recent Cleveland Heights Storm is being called a microburst and SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga  County was there to help. 

A microburst is a column of sinking air within a thunderstorm, typically less than 2 ½ miles in diameter, according to the NWS. During a microburst, wind speeds can reach or exceed 100 mph; that is roughly equivalent to an EF-1 tornado, the second-weakest category of tornado.

During this storm, the NWS measured strong winds high in the atmosphere. The thunderstorm pulled those winds down to ground level, causing the microburst.

The storm uprooted trees, causing limbs to fall on houses and cars. It also brought down power lines, leaving many residents without power in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Should this happen to your property, call the professionals at:

 SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County.   440-237-0077

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga recently traveled to Wilmington, NC to help customers in need of help after Hurricane Florence

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage can be quite devastating. Immediate action is needed, and customers need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County is part of an elite Storm Team with the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

When any community, whether it be near or far, suffers from any type of storm damage, our fearless Storm Team is dispatched to help those customers whose homes or businesses have been impacted make it “like it never even happened.” 

While our storm team was away helping those in throughout parts of North Carolina, the rest of our team seamlessly continued helping our local customers with fire and water damage in the North Royalton, Berea and Parma Heights, Ohio areas. 

When Storms or Floods hit Cuyahoga County, SERVPRO is ready!

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ofSouthern Cuyahoga County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Cuyahoga County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 440-237-0077