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Hey Brunswick OH, Do you have water in your basement?

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Water found in your basement can be a cause for alarm, but you’re not alone, it’s an issue that many homeowners experience. A pool of water on the floor is usually a pretty clear sign there is a problem and here a few reasons why.

*Sump Pump Failures

A sump pump is a well with a pump that is installed in your basement floor. Water drains into the sump and the pump forces water into storm sewers or drains once water level hits a certain amount in the well.

If your sump pump is working properly, it is an effective way to keep your basement dry. However, a power failure, poor sump pump maintenance, or clogged discharge lines can allow water in the basement.

*Floor Drains

Open floor drains are usually near utility or laundry sinks and allow wastewater to drain away from your home.

If an open floor drain becomes clogged, the wastewater from your washer or sink will not be able to drain away, causing water to flood into your basement.

*Sewer Lines

Sewer pipes can let water into your basement in several different ways. Whether your sewer line goes through your foundation floor or wall, the seal may weaken over time and allow water in.

A blockage in your main sewer line is the most likely cause of a sewage backup. However, heavy rains can also cause a problem.

*Plumbing Leaks

Leaky plumbing is another common cause of water in the basement. Many pipes run through the basement, carrying water throughout your house.

A frozen and burst water pipe is also possible during extremely cold weather.

If you find water in your Brunswick OH basement, call us at 330-722-4343

Cooking With Caution in Wadsworth OH

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Burnt stove top with burned debris on it Stove that had caught fire causing smoke damage to the home.

During these cold winter days, we love to have our comfort foods.  We cook for our families and friends when we come together for meals and special times.  But according to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries.

By following a few safety tips in the kitchen, you can prevent these types of fires:

*If you are feeling sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.

*You should always stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you need to leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

*If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay home while food is cooking, and use a timer.

*Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

The facts are that the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking and most cooking fires in the home involve the kitchen stove.

If you do experience a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Medina County at 330-722-4343.

Hey Willoughby OH, If you see water under your sink, chances are you sprung a leak!!

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

A hand holding a broken water line that went under a sink cabinet Broken Water Line Under the Sink

Routine home maintenance is a great way to prevent water damage to your home.

If you see water under your sink in your Willoughby home, chances are that one of the hoses is corroded, or you may have simply sprung a leak.

Many of your plumbing tasks are simple do-it-yourself jobs. As a routine task, you should inspect the plumbing in your home.  Take a look at your exposed pipes as well as under your sinks and around toilets for any signs of moisture.

You may use your sinks, tubs and toilets on a daily basis, but you might not notice any problems arising in these areas unless you actually do an inspection. Hidden leaks in hoses, drains, pipes and even around the water heater can, over time, cause structural damage to your home.

If you do experience water damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Western Lake County at 800-933-7179 today!

WOW!! Here are some of the comments we’ve received from our Amazing Brunswick, OH Customers!

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

I couldn't have asked for better service in such a chaotic time. Thank you for your help.

                James

Thank you SERVPRO of Medina County for such a great job.  The 3 techs that came to my home were very polite and professional.   Did a great job!  

Cindy

Thanks SERVPRO of Medina County for an Awesome job on cleaning up the mold in my home. Could not have done it without your professional help!   Very Appreciative.  

Jack

Thank you SERVPRO of Medina County for all your help in cleaning my home to be sold.  Very Much appreciated!!!

Kelly

Thank you so much!  They did a fantastic job on the carpet and tile.  We are very pleased with the results and their customer service skills were excellent!!

We will definitely be repeat customers!

Heather

Thank you SERVPRO for a great team effort in my home. I cannot thank you enough for the professionally trained team who helped in my home.   Very very pleased!

                Tami

Restoring Your Medina County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro Van and Servpro Truck Lined up Our Vehicles are ready so give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need!

Flooding and water damage events at Medina County 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 Medina 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.

Call Us Today – 330-722-4343

Emergency Ready Program Cleveland, OH– Are you Ready?

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Is your Cleveland business ready for a disaster?  Do you know what to do?  Fire and water damage can happen at your business just as it can happen at your home.

SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County offers an Emergency Ready Plan or ERP for your business.  This free service does not take much time to complete, depending on the size of your building, but it can prepare you and your employees with vital information when or if a disaster does occur.

It’s easy to do and there is no obligation to use SERVPRO.  Just give us a call and one of our Marketing Representatives will come to your place of business and get all of the information needed.  They will put this vital information together for you to have if you ever need it.

Contact us today at 330-722-4343 and let us help you be prepared!

Winter weather in Eastlake, OH is coming... are you ready?

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Winter weather is coming to Eastlake, OH...are you prepared for anything? We are. 

Most of us would probably rather hibernate in Eastlake, OH for the winter than deal with any of the home maintenance tasks that come along with owning property during the wintry months. 

We at SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County would like to remind you that your winter will be much better if you take steps now to prevent any winter weather-related disasters or accidents happening in your home!

Here are some helpful tips for winter preparedness in the coming weeks...

  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells. This allows warm air to circulate around pipes that could freeze.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or uninsulated areas of your home.
  • Consider shutting off outdoor faucets. Find the shut-off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to "off."
  • If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off.
  • Ensure gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage.
  • Proper maintenance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of puffbacks.

Don't overlook these tips this year as you head into the winter months and holiday season. Keep your home safe and secure so that you can focus staying warm and cozy with your loved ones this winter! 

If you do have winter storm damage or water damage to your Eastlake, OH home, we are here to help 24/7! 

Cooking Fire Damage in Willoughby, OH

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged door from cooking fire in Willoughby, OH This Eastlake, OH home suffered from a fire after a stove caught on fire during the holiday season. The home had extensive smoke and soot damage.

Cooking Fires in Willoughby, OH are a leading cause of fire damage. Here's a few tips how to prevent them:

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires in Willoughby, OH, and they’re responsible for almost half the injuries from home fires. Most kitchen fires involve the stove. This time of the year cooking fires are most common because more people are cooking due to the holiday season. Keep these things in mind while you're cooking:

  • Be sure to turn the stove off.
  • Timers that notify you when the time is done can lend a major helping hand. Always use timers so that you don’t lose track of time.
  • Paper, packaging, towels, oven mitts and wooden cooking are all flammable items and should be kept away from the stove while cooking.
  • Never pour water on a grease fire.
  • If you decide to (and it is safe to) fight the fire, smother it by turning off the burner and covering it with a metal or glass lid or pot. If you can’t extinguish the fire, leave the room, close the door and call 911.

4 classes of water damage in Brunswick, OH

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our team cleaning up sewage in Brunswick, OH This home in Brunswick, OH were in need of sewage cleanup. Our team worked hard to make it look "Like it never even happened."

Without warning, water damage emergencies can strike. Immediate response is critical especially when water damage strikes. Did you know there are different classes of water that can cause a loss in your Brunswick, OH home? The classes of water are defined as the following:

Class 1 –A single room is affected, with little to no wet carpet, with water only on surfaces like wood or concrete.

Class 2 –This class effects and entire room, wetness along the walls (12” or more), and moisture still in the structure.

Class 3 –Ceilings, walls, carpet and insulation are all saturated with liquid or water. This is often due to water coming from overhead.

Class 4 –Water saturates in materials with very low levels of permeation, like hardwood or stone.

We understand that dealing with water damage in Brunswick, OH is a highly stressful. Our trained technicians are equipped with the knowledge and equipment to restore your property to its preloss conditions. Do not hesitate to give SERVPRO a call if you experience any kind of water damages.

Our team specializes in water damage repair in Brunswick, OH. Our team is here to help 24/7. 

Water Damage restoration process in Cleveland, OH

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur in a home or business in Cleveland, OH, Medina, OH or Willoughby, OH for a variety of reasons such as a leaky roof, burst pipes, a flood, or even as part of an effort to put out a fire. Once your Brunswick, OH home or business incurs water damage however, regardless of the source, you must act quickly to control and contain the damage.

Water damage restoration done by SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Willoughby is with the goal of restoring property back to its original, non-damaged condition. Our company will come in, assess the damage and what was affected and place a value on your loss and their service to restore your property.

Your water restoration company in Brunswick, OH will determine what category of water damage you have from a scale of one to four. Level one damage is light water damage to one area or one room where the carpet is not saturated. Level two damage usually involves at least one entire room with saturated carpet and wicking up the wall 12 to 24 inches. Level three water damage generally involves overhead damage such as from a leaky ceiling and a saturated room. Level four is the highest damage number and is reserved for deep saturation such as from a flood.

In addition to determining the level of damages to your Willoughby, OH home, our water damage restoration team will also need to determine the level of water contamination. Level one water contamination, for example, is classified as clean water such as from a broken water pipe. Level two water contamination may contain some contaminants that may cause illness if ingested and is considered grey water. This can be from a washing machine overflow, a dishwasher overflow or a toilet bowl overflow that does not contain feces but may contain urine, for example. Level three is considered black water and is considered the most unsanitary. This can come from a toilet overflowing with feces, sewage spillage or flood waters from a river or canal for example. Black water is considered unsanitary and has the potential to cause illness or death if ingested. Standing water can also fall into this category regardless of the source.

Once our certified professionals make these assessments, your water damage restoration team assigned to your job will work to get the water out. Once the water removal cleanup begins, this may require pumping standing water out of the home and sucking the water out of the carpet and flooring. The next step will be to remove any dry wall that has wicking and potentially removing and replacing insulation and structural beams if damaged. Flooring may have to be removed to be dried out or replaced depending on the type of water contamination that has occurred.

Once drying is complete, our team will deodorize and sanitize. We also will leave our professional grade equipment in place for a few days to continue drying the home and returning the temperature and moisture levels to normal. We will preform daily monitor checks to make sure your home is drying properly. If it has reached pre-water damage dryness, the equipment is removed and your home is restored.

Give us a call for all your water removal needs!