Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

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

Your Business is in the Right Hands With SERVPRO

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Disaster Recover truck SERVPRO does every kind of damage mitigation and repair in Cuyahoga South!

SERVPRO Does it All 

With your business in the hands of SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, you can rest assured that your property is going to be efficiently and professionally restored as if it were never damaged in the first place.  

What Does SERVPRO Do? 

In short, we do almost everything related to disaster mitigation. If your business has had water damage, mold damage, storm damage, fire damage, or most any other kind of damage, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is the one stop shop to have everything repaired quickly, but without compromise.  

Why SERVPRO? 

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South will take care of you every step of the way when it comes repairing your home or business. Being locally owned and operated, we may have seen you in the community, maybe we’ve shopped at your establishment, or even been invited to your home at some point. With such close ties to the community, it is in our best interest to repair your property with the upmost professionalism. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us as well.  

What do I Need to do After a Disaster? 

Just call us! We’ll help you every step of the way, looking after you and your property as if it were our own.  

Contact us today! 440-557-4917

Restoration and Reconstruction Experts

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

hood of truck Get the best when you call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South for your Restoration and Construction needs

It's natural to want your Solon, Ohio home and business to be safe and as comfortable as possible. When any part of the building is compromised, it becomes a serious concern. Fire or water damage creates many issues that affect the structural integrity of your property. It's usually necessary to contact home remediation professionals who can arrive faster to any size disaster, fix the problem and return your home or business to its pre-damaged condition.

Recognize Professional Qualities

SERVPRO franchises are some of the most respected restoration companies in your community. There are several reasons for this:

  • Professional help is available all day, every day. Emergency services prevent further or secondary damages from occurring.
  • All specialists receive ongoing training, which gives them the skills necessary to respond appropriately to any type of damage.
  • Local franchises allow technicians to arrive faster to any size disaster. Local technicians can arrive more quickly than out-of-town competitors.
  • SERVPRO has more than 1,750 franchises positioned around the country, so it's very likely there's one in your area.
  • SERVPRO is often preferred by national and local insurance companies, which makes filing an insurance claim easier.

Whether it's your home or your business that's at risk, SERVPRO technicians have the equipment, training and location necessary to provide fast, thorough services.

Residential Services

Did you know that you don't have to wait for significant damage to occur before you contact professionals? For example, residential services are available when your home has been flooded due to heavy storms or when it has smoke damage from a chimney fire.

Commercial Services

SERVPRO technicians are also qualified to complete the work needed at your business facilities. When you need professional cleaning services or any type of restoration services for your commercial building, choose the best remediation professionals available.
Your Solon property deserves full attention from restoration professionals. Choose SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South for technicians who arrive faster to any size disaster and who don't leave until the work is complete.

Call us 24/7 at (440) 237-0077.

Cuyahoga Book Club!

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Woman reading books Owner Michal Fosdick reads the book she bought the entire team. Knowledge makes us better in our personal and professional lives she says!

Everything you read fills your head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy. The more knowledge you have, the better-equipped you are to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face.  The team at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South takes this to heart as we started our first book club.  Our first book was the “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John Maxwell.

As we discussed the book weekly among our technicians, office staff and management we learned:

  • A person must always stand on solid ground. Stick to the rules you represent.  Honesty, Fairness and Good Judgement are the foundation.
  • Your co-workers must respect you, but that respect has to be earned on a constant basis. It’s important that you keep earning this respect over time.
  • Hating losing is a good thing – it keeps you focused on winning. Giving up and losing are not valid options.

Should you ever find yourself in dire circumstances, remember that although you might lose everything else—your job, your possessions, your money, even your health—knowledge can never be taken from you. That is what SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South teaches our team.  So if you needs us, we will be there to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Team culture starts at the top!

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Management staff posing for picture SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South management meets regularly to collaborate on how to become better.

Teamwork requires a mix of interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills needed for individuals to work together towards a common goal. These skills become even more important when you work with others on a long-term, sustained basis like SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South does.

To serve our customers the best we can we teach how to work constructively as a team and with our clients.  To help build a collaborative team environment, we work to develop and practice the following:

  1. Trust: Be honest; work to eliminate conflicts of interest; avoid talking behind each other’s back; trust teammates (you must trust them before they will trust you); give team members the benefit of the doubt.
  2. Clarify Roles: Review team member roles frequently; clarify responsibilities when action planning; relate team member expectations to team’s overall purpose; figure out ways to help each other.
  3. Communicate Openly & Effectively: Work to clear up misunderstandings quickly and accurately; seek to understand all perspectives; err on the side of over communicating; reinforce and recognize team member efforts. Learn to listen well.
  4. Appreciate Diversity of Ideas: Evaluate a new idea based on its merits; remember that reasonable people can and do differ with one another; avoid remarks that draw negative attention to a person’s unique characteristics; don’t ignore the differences among team members; try to learn as much as you can from others.
  5. Balance the Team’s Focus: Regularly review and evaluate the effectiveness of team meetings; design individual performance goals that emphasize both results and teamwork; praise individual effort; assign specific team members to monitor task needs and others to monitor relationship needs; hold team celebrations for achieving results.

Adapted from Belgrad, W., Fisher, K., & Rayner, S. (1995). Tips for Teams: A Ready Reference for Solving Common Team Problems. McGraw-Hill: New York.

Emergency Ready Profile w/ 3-D Modeling

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

3-D view of warehouse SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South 3-D Modeling capabilities will help protect your business before or after disaster strikes.

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster in Southern Cuyahoga County is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, ERP, for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

Establish SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

Our 3-D Modeling provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

Call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South to schedule your ERP today at 440-248-0022.

Experience and Equipment Gets the Job Done Right!

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Aerial Equipment Picture SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South has the experience and equipment to get your home or business restore fast and right!

Once water, fire or smoke has consumed your home or business, the main question that comes to mind is, "Who's cleaning up all this mess?" Doing the clean-up yourself is always an option. Doing the job yourself will keep the cost down. However, is it the best and safest option for you?

Here at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, we are well trained with the latest techniques to safely clean and dry your home.  Our vehicles are equipped with the best equipment to extract the water and dry your home or business. 

We work closely with all the major insurance companies quickly and efficiently so we can get your property back to where it was prior to the unfortunate event. If a water damage ever occurs, through drain backups or sump pump failure, SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is here 24/7 to make it look and feel "Like it never even happened." 

Why SERVPRO is a Leader in the Restoration Industry

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

As leaders in the restoration and cleanup industry, you’ve probably heard our advertisements about how we are faster to any size disaster. Although, this is true, we wanted to let you know about best practices we use to ensure that your business or home is in good hands.

Disasters involving water and mold are never easy to process and our goal is to make it easy on the clients to avoid any further frustration. In many cases, we inspect the damages and communicate our findings to all stakeholders by using an estimating software that is preferred by insurance companies due to its standardized pricing and fair approvals of estimates. This process can take days and we utilize this system to make sure that we gain your approval prior to proceeding with services. Disasters may arrive and destroy quickly. However, we at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South like to take our time to assess the situation to do a good job in mitigation and restoration.

Here at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, we are committed to giving our clients a positive experience.

Together We Restore your Home in Strongsville

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

Furniture in Living Room SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South protects your home 24/7!

Together we get it done.

Life is full of mishaps and otherwise unwanted stress creators such as storms. Did you know that wind can reach speeds of up to 60 mph in severe cases?  This kind of wind in your home or business can cause several different kinds of damage, as well as leave areas of the structure vulnerable to rain and other water crisis such as broken pipes.  SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South can work together with you to lower chances for incurring injury and/or cost due to storm damage.

Your part.

Preparedness is a necessary tool in your efforts to protect your home in Strongsville.

It’s your house; so not only do you have a vested interest in lowering risks to your home and family; but that same preparedness creates a more stress-free environment. 

Be prepared for the worst when times are the best. Don’t wait until the wind is moving at speeds of forty mph outside before you start making calls and buying batteries. Do these things early on when there are no clouds in the sky.

Our part.

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South promises to answer when you call. We promise that the person fielding your call will understand not only the proper responses to your cleanup and restoration questions, but they will understand your vulnerable and stressful position as the owner/insurance adjuster.  We will use that understanding to make you as comfortable with what’s happening as possible. We will send the correct people, and the proper equipment to meet whatever needs have been created by the unfortunate event(s).

We are cleaning experts

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

workers in a meeting SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South trained technicians meeting as we prepare to clean a clients business.

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers in Southern Cuyahoga County that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today --SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South, 440-237-0077.

Know you are getting the best.

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trucks in parking lot When you need faster to your disaster call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South.

It's natural to want your Solon, Ohio home and business to be safe and as comfortable as possible. When any part of the building is compromised, it becomes a serious concern. Fire or water damage creates many issues that affect the structural integrity of your property. It's usually necessary to contact home remediation professionals who can arrive faster to any size disaster, fix the problem and return your home or business to its pre-damaged condition.

Recognize Professional Qualities

SERVPRO franchises are some of the most respected restoration companies in your community. There are several reasons for this:

  • Professional help is available all day, every day. Emergency services prevent further or secondary damages from occurring.
  • All specialists receive ongoing training, which gives them the skills necessary to respond appropriately to any type of damage.
  • Local franchises allow technicians to arrive faster to any size disaster. Local technicians can arrive more quickly than out-of-town competitors.
  • SERVPRO has more than 1,750 franchises positioned around the country, so it's very likely there's one in your area.
  • SERVPRO is often preferred by national and local insurance companies, which makes filing an insurance claim easier.

Whether it's your home or your business that's at risk, SERVPRO technicians have the equipment, training and location necessary to provide fast, thorough services.

Residential Services

Did you know that you don't have to wait for significant damage to occur before you contact professionals? For example, residential services are available when your home has been flooded due to heavy storms or when it has smoke damage from a chimney fire.

Commercial Services

SERVPRO technicians are also qualified to complete the work needed at your business facilities. When you need professional cleaning services or any type of restoration services for your commercial building, choose the best remediation professionals available.
Your Solon property deserves full attention from restoration professionals. Choose SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South for technicians who arrive faster to any size disaster and who don't leave until the work is complete.

Call us 24/7 at (440) 237-0077.

What to do about Mold!

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Wet crawlspace and pipe Check your crawlspace often for signs of water and moisture

No homeowner ever wants to find black mold in their home in Northeast Ohio. Unfortunately, mold growth is a common issue many homeowners encounter. Many homeowners don't know about the correlation between rain and mold growth, which can be useful to understand.

1. Why Do You Find Mold in Your Home After Rain?


There are several reasons mold commonly appears in homes after heavy rains. In general, mold tends to grow in moist areas. When storms with high winds cause damage to a home's roof by removing or damaging roof shingles, this can leave parts of the home's roof exposed. As a result, a leak can easily occur, which can cause a moisture problem in the home. Additionally, rain can also result in high levels of humidity throughout the home if windows are left open, which can encourage mold to grow.

2. How Do You Complete Mold Cleanup?


If you do notice black mold in your home, you may want to try to clean the area yourself. However, this type of mold can spread easily and can often be hazardous. In general, it's wise to contact the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South. Our specialists can help to safely contain the mold in order to prevent it from spreading throughout the home. Our professionals will use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) air filters and negative air chambers throughout the remediation process.

3. How Can You Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home?


Fortunately, there are steps homeowners can take to prevent mold from growing in their homes. Though you can't change the weather, having annual roof inspections can alert you of potential issues that could eventually contribute to mold growth. It's also often useful to keep your home dry in order to discourage mold spores from growing. Finally, keeping your home clean and checking for any leaks can help to prevent the growth of mold.

Though the presence of black mold in your home can be alarming, it's often helpful to know what factors, such as rain, may contribute to mold growth. It can also be useful to know what mold cleanup entails and how to prevent the spread and growth of mold in your home.

Mold can be anywhere

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Mold hanging from ceiling Mold is everywhere and SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South can help!

If you smell something musty in your home in Northeast, OH you may have a mold problem. It may not be immediately visible, though. Mold damage can occur on almost any surface, particularly if it is porous. All it needs to thrive is moisture and something organic to feed on. Here are some places to look for mold and tips on how to keep these places fungus free.

Where Is It?

Mold or mildew growth may happen anywhere there is too much moisture. Common places in your home where mold could grow include:

  • Drywall
  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Insulation
  • Draperies

Excess dust can also contribute to mold growth. A layer of dust on a surface gives spores in the air another place to attach and grow. Regular dusting can help keep fungus growth at bay.

How Is It Prevented?

Mold is everywhere. It gets inside your home by attaching to clothing, hair, pets and shoes. Once the spores are in this confined space, they start to look for a place to land and grow. Mold damage occurs when they find it.

The most effective way to prevent mold growth is by getting rid of the excess moisture in your home. Try to keep humidity levels between 40-50%. You can measure the humidity in your home with a device from your local hardware store. Make sure rooms that are prone to higher humidity, such as bathrooms and the kitchen, are properly ventilated for good air flow. When you notice a leak, call water remediation specialists immediately to dry and restore the area. Controlling moisture is vital to controlling the spread of mold.

As the homeowner, you play a key role in avoiding mold damage. Rid your home of excess moisture, and when you cannot, inspect all the surfaces where mold can grow to catch it at its beginning stages. By being vigilant about prevention, you can protect the air quality in your home.  If you have concerns call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South to have one of their experts give you a professional evaluation at 440-237-0077.

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South is in your backyard

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

Airial Equipment Picture No matter the size of the disaster we are local and here to help!

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,750 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. We can handle any size disaster and make it "Like it never even happened."

Call us at 440-237-0077

Emergency Ready Profile prepares your Southern Cuyahoga Business for disaster

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile logo Protect your Southern Cuyahoga Business with an Emergency Ready Profile

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster in Southern Cuyahoga County is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, ERP, for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

Establish SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

Call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South to schedule your ERP today at 440-248-0022.

Disaster to Restoration, one stop shop!

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen with new wood flooring, appliances and cabinets. SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County took this kitchen from fire damaged to beautiful, start to finish!

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County has been in the restoration business since 1996.  Our crews are IICRC certified.  IICRC stands for The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.  Our highly trained crews make sure the mitigation process runs properly and smoothly.  Our Project Managers are on site daily and communicate with our customers keeping them updated every step of the way. 

After the mitigation process is completed, our Construction Division steps in to do the necessary repairs to your home or business.  Our Construction managers have been in the construction business for decades.  Their expertise along with our highly trained tradesmen will make it “Like it never even happened."  With the ability to perform both the mitigation and reconstruction, we are truly a one stop shop, and are "Here to help".

The equipment, experience and the people!

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County and Equipment on parking lot SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County equipment set up to help the residents of an apartment fire

Once water has consumed your home or business, the main question that comes to mind is, "Who's cleaning up all this mess?" Doing the clean-up yourself is always an option. Doing the job yourself will keep the cost down. However, is it the best and safest option for you?

Here at SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County, we are well trained with the latest techniques to safely clean and dry your home.  Our vehicles are equipped with the best equipment to extract the water and dry your home or business. 

We work closely with all the major insurance companies quickly and efficiently so we can get your property back to where it was prior to the unfortunate event. If a water damage ever occurs, through through drain back ups or sump pump failure, SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County is here 24/7 to make it look and feel "Like it never even happened." 

Enthusiasm Rules Here

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Michal Fosdick and Dennis Fosdick

Michal Fosdick is the Owner/President of SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County. Even though the circumstances around a water or fire loss are tough and the pace is often hectic, she is absolutely on fire for what she does daily (pun intended).  This is the case, even with the high of number of flaming chain saws she always needs to juggle. These include soothing worried customers, organizing home furnishings in our storage facilities, putting finishing touches on a proposal, coordinating financing for the purchase of needed equipment, talking to prospective hires and/or paying the bills.  Regardless of the circumstances, she keeps our business moving forward. What’s more, Michal’s sincere enthusiasm for her people means that she does all this without being heavy-handed or micromanaging the team. Straight forward, down to earth and accessible, Michal is well known for her enthused, “make it right every time”, drive for SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga County.

Dennis Fosdick, Jr. is our VP and son of our President, Michal Fosdick. He carries forward the same energy of fair, positive and purpose driven leadership at SERVPRO of Southern Cuyahoga that Michal does. His enthusiasm for major storm work is unmatched. This becomes clear and obvious when you see his glee at getting everything organized; from major desiccant equipment and the heavy trucks needed to transport them, to manpower and generators. Dennis touches almost everything that goes into making the storm team run at top effectiveness. He also has a deep desire to create an authentic team atmosphere in our organization. This desire, along with his infectious can-do attitude, strong business vision, customer centered mindset and focus on improving performance have been central to the growth of our franchise group since 2015. Our key leaders, with their gusto for close bonds with customers and staff and the openness with which they run the business, are important ingredients in growing the respect we enjoy from our peers in the industry. It’s also how we make sure that every storm reconstruction, water clean-up or fire mitigation job we take turns out "Like it never even happened."

The Emergency Ready Profile For North Royalton, Berea and Parma Heights Businesses

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster in Southern Cuyahoga County is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time