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Does my Medina County, Gateway or Western Lake County Commercial Property need flood insurance?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Natural disasters can be devastating to businesses. While damage caused by some types of natural events—such as lightning or wind—will usually be covered by commercial property insurance, you need a special policy if you want protection from flood damage.

Damage from flooding, typically is not covered under a standard commercial policy, including a Commercial Package Policy (CPP) or a Business Owners Policy (BOP). Flood insurance is available from the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Flood insurance covers damage to your building and contents caused by flood. This includes losses resulting from water overflowing rivers or streams, heavy or prolonged rain, storm surge, snow melt, blocked storm drainage systems, broken dams or levees, or other similar causes. To be considered a flood, waters must cover at least two acres or affect two properties. Generally if water comes from above—for instance from rain or melting snow overflowing gutters and leaking onto your inventory—you’ll be covered by your standard commercial property insurance.

If you experience a flood at your Medina County, Gateway or Western Lake County Commercial Property, call SERVPRO at 800-933-7179.

Storm damage is one of the several possible causes of water damage to a home or business

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Storm sewer grate will puddles and wet concrete areas around it Heavy rain from a storm can rise quickly and cause flooding and water damage to your home or business

Broken pipes, clogged toilets, broken water lines, leaking dishwashers, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage.  Floods, heavy snow, and heavy rain are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in basements. Once a home or business sustains water damage, it is important to start the water damage cleanup immediately.

Storm damage can occur at any time and can be destructive to your home.  Storm damage can create hazards such as window damage and collapsed walls.  Heavy rains can cause flooding and powerful winds can cause roof damage which can also lead to water damage.   

Most homeowners dread having any type of water damage.  It can cause thousands of dollars of damage not only to the structure of your home, but also to your furniture, electronics, appliances and other contents.   It may also lead to mold growth which is another problem to remediate.

Hiring a water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County can make the cleanup process much easier for the homeowner to handle.  We have experienced and trained technicians that will take care of your water damage from a storm.

Call us at 800-933-7179.

Medina County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. 

Smoke and soot facts:

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Medina County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – 330-722-4343

Restoring Your Cleveland Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Hallway of a building with the floor covered in dirty, wet muck from a flood Flooding events can be small or large and may require a knowledgeable and quick response. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration

Flooding and water damage events in Cleveland 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 Gateway

SERVPRO of Gateway 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.

Call Us Today – 800-933-7179

Grab a blanket, relax and let the experts handle the fireworks show!

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year again for fireworks and sparklers.   The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home.

Many people die or get injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Many of the injuries were from small firecrackers and sparklers.

Additionally, fireworks can start structure fires and vehicle fires.

The National Safety Council wants everyone to be sure to follow the following safety tips if using fireworks that are legal in your area:

*Never allow young children to handle fireworks

*Older children should use them only under close adult supervision

*Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol

*Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear

*Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands

*Never light them indoors

*Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material

*Never point or throw fireworks at another person

*Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting

*Never ignite devices in a container

*Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks

*Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding

*Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire

If your home or business experiences a fire from fireworks, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County at 800-933-7179.

SERVPRO is ready when Storms or Floods hit Western Lake County!

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

A full rainbow above the houses in the cloudy sky After the storm, call SERVPRO of Western Lake County for a quick response to help limit any further damage to your home or business!

SERVPRO of Western Lake County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Western Lake County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

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 Western Lake 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 800-933-7179

For Immediate Service in Medina County, OH Call SERVPRO of Medina County at 330-722-4343

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Medina County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Medina County, OH.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service

Faster to Any-Sized Disaster

Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

Locally Owned and Operated

Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 800-933-7179

Residential Services

Whether your Medina County, OH home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

Water Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

Storm Damage Restoration

Cleaning Services

Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Medina County, OH commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.


6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial building fires put all types of businesses at risk.  Commercial buildings should have smoke and fire alarms throughout the building. Fire alarms are not only necessary to extinguish a fire, but they also help to save lives.

Cooking fires remain at the top of the list as a cause of non-residential fires. The fires sometimes started because of human error while cooking and sometimes by an appliance malfunctioning. A strong effort should be taken to make sure that a kitchen area is adequately protected. Sprinklers, alarms and easily accessible fire extinguishers are an absolute must.

Arson, or an intentional fire, is the next common cause of a non-residential fire.  An arsonist may start a fire anywhere, but bathrooms, trash cans, dumpsters and garages are likely spots. This is why you should have fire detection and prevention systems in unlikely places, such as behind the building.

Human error or unintentional fires are near the top of the list.  There are many reasons why a fire might occur accidentally; therefore employee fire safety training is extremely important. 

HVAC and Electrical systems should be inspected for any problems or potential malfunctions that may cause a fire.    Having a smoke alarm in the areas should be an important part of a fire safety and prevention system.

If you or your business experienced a fire in a commercial building, call SERVPRO of Medina/Gateway/Western Lake County for your fire clean up services.  Call us at 800-933-7179.

What happens to your belongings after a fire

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

The Packout:

A crew will come in and box up your home, room by room, using a careful labeling system.

The Cleaning:

While the cleaning process varies depending on the item, you can rest assured that only proven effective techniques are used that won’t do further damage to your items.

If there is a noticeable odor, they will be placed in a special room with equipment that has the ability to remove that odor.

There are also proven processes in place to restore expensive electronics like computers and even restore meaningful items full of sentimental value like photos or books.

The Storage:

Depending on the severity of the fire, your contents may need to be stored at our facility while your property is restored. Again, rest assured your items have been carefully inventoried and will be stored in a climate-controlled environment until your home is livable again.

Returning Items:

This has to be the most exciting part of the process.  Just as crews carefully boxed up items by room, the boxes will be strategically returned to those rooms for you, rugs placed back in their original places, and window treatments rehung.

If your home has a fire, call SERVPRO of Medina/Gateway/Western Lake County 800-933-7179

Let us clean up the fire and water damage to your commercial building in Cleveland Ohio

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

A room with fire damaged wall & ceiling.  A plywood board up up on half of the window A fire and water damage to your commercial building can be devastating. SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County can clean it up for you.

A fire is a tremendous disaster that no business owner ever wants to experience.   But it is easy to forget another major aspect of the fire cleanup process — water. Fire and water damage restoration go hand in hand.

After the fire is extinguished, water damage can occur due to the extensive use of a firehose or a fire sprinkler system. Water can flood the structure, causing walls, floors and ceilings to possibly be damaged.

Taking immediate action after a commercial fire is important to preventing further damage and getting your business back to work as quickly as possible.   The cleanup process can be extensive, but it needs to be done properly to avoid further damage from soot, smoke and water.  If left unattended, mold and mildew growth can occur and cause even more damage.

While fire and water damage can be overwhelming, hiring a restoration company that can clean up the soot and smoke and dry out the structure would be your best plan of action.  Our team at SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County are experienced in both water and fire cleanup.  They can manage both types of damage as they encounter it.

Don’t delay the reopening of your business.  Call us at 800-933-7179 to address your fire & water cleanup for your business today!