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

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Exploding yellow & orange firework in the dark sky Enjoy fireworks at a public display. Leave it to the professionals! Fireworks can start fires if not done properly.

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.

Does Your Commercial Business Have A Mold Problem?

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Technician in full PPE removing drywall ceiling from commercial building metal studs Mold spores can enter your home or business through windows, doors or HVAC systems. They thrive on moisture and can produce allergens and irritants.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas. Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 800-933-7179

Medina County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

White Drywall Ceiling opened up to expose water lines in it. A water supply-line can break and flood your basement causing severe damage to your home if not handled quickly and properly.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Medina County basement could flood, including:

 A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe

Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

Storm sewer backup

Sanitary sewer backup

Foundation drainage failure

Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today – 330-722-4343

 If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

 The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

 We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week

 We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

 We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About

 Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques

 We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 330-722-4343

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

6/8/2022 (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.

Extreme weather such as storms - can cause damage to your home

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Wet Concrete floor with black dirt and sludge on it Check your basement after a storm to make sure you did not get water seeping thru the foundation and causing any damage to your structure or contents.

Whenever a storm passes through, take time to check your home for signs of damage.  After any kind of stormy weather, do a walk-through inside your home.

  1. Ceilings

If your roof is leaking, you’re very likely to see the evidence on your ceilings. You might see wet spots, dripping or discoloration.

  1. Walls

Walls can also show signs of moisture damage.  There could be water stains or streaks of water.  Flaking or cracked drywall or even spots of mold or mildew.

  1. Floors

Floors can also show signs of leaks with wet spots or puddles.  The floors may even become uneven or sloping.

  1. Basements

During a flood, water can come thru your foundation and leak into the basement.  There could be standing water in measurable amounts filling your basement as the flooding continues.

We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week

We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About

Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques

We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of Medina County Today – We’re Ready To Help 330-722-4343

Restoring Your Cleveland Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

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

Cleaning your belongings after a fire

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Table with Fire Extinguisher dust covering it.  Some fingerprints in dust A fire can leave soot and fire extinguisher dust to be cleaned up by a professional.

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

HERE ARE A FEW CAUSES OF COMMERCIAL BUILDING WATER DAMAGE

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Open ceiling with missing ceiling tiles showing duct work and sprinkler head A sprinkler head can leak or even break and cause tremendous damage to your commercial building.
  1. Sprinkler System Leaks.  You should regularly inspect your sprinkler system for leaks or any moisture.  Wet surfaces and wet drywall can be a sign of a sprinkler system leak.
  2. Poor drainage systems to your foundation can also cause water damage. Gutters can be clogged and puddles can form around the building foundation.
  3. Broken pipes due to freezing temperatures, leaking supply lines or sewer drain leaks can cause water damage.
  4. Sewer water due to a backup can come thru toilets or the drain. This water may contain bacteria that could cause illness.
  5. A leaking roof can cause water damage, especially during storms or heavy snow. A roof may also have ice backup damage due to the snow melting and refreezing.
  6. Windows may also be damaged or missing some caulk for sealing out the weather.

These are just a few of the many ways a commercial building can experience water damage.  If your building or business has water damage, call SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County at 800-933-7179.

Charcoal Grill Safety in Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Summer is just about here and we will be spending a lot of our time outdoors.  Grilling will be a large part of our summer routine.  Some people prefer using a charcoal grill over a gas grill. 

The benefits of using charcoal are that it burns hotter than gas; therefore you can control the temperature by moving the briquettes around.  By doing so, you can sear your meat and then move it to a cooler area to finish cooking.  Also, many people prefer the smoke flavor that the charcoal grill provides.

Before you throw the meat on the charcoal grill, there are a few things you need to be aware of:

*Do not light the grill inside the house, garage or any indoor space

*Keep the grill approximately 10 feet from any structure

*Make sure the grill is on a flat and stable nonflammable surface

*Keep the grill lid open when lighting it

*Do not wear loose clothing or have long hair hanging down when lighting

*Close up the lighter fluid immediately and place in a safe space

Even after precautions have been taken, sometimes fires still ignite outside of the grill and cause damage to your home or structure.  If you have fire damage due to a grilling accident, call the experts at SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County to clean up your fire damaged home at 800-933-7179.

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

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Wet floor with pieces of ceiling insulation all over the place and a ladder and trash cans also around the insulation pieces Clean up from water or fire damage to your commercial building must be done properly to get your business back to work as quickly as possible.

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!