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Can You Dry Hardwood Floors After A Water Damage?

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Can You Dry Hardwood Floors After A Water Damage? If you decide to attempt to dry and save hardwood floors in place SERVPRO of Canton has specialized drying equipment.

“Can I dry hardwood floor after water damage?” The amount of homes with hardwood floors is steadily increasing for many reasons, the most prominent being that hardwood floors not only tend to sell homes faster, but they also increase the price. The only downfall is that in the event of a flood or water overflow, hardwood floors cannot be easily taken out and dried like carpet can. 

Water damage can increase drastically if not taken care of properly, professionally, and in a timely manner. Here are some of the main considerations:

Response Time - Water damage can be greatly decreased depending on the response time to the problem. Time is of the essence when it comes to hardwood floor water damage – the moisture, temperature, and dust layer beneath a wet wood floor can provide an ideal environment for mold and many other problems.

Type of Wood Flooring - Before you can determine how to properly dry hardwood floor, you need to determine what type of wood flooring you have.

Amount Of Moisture - A flooded hardwood floor can have up to 40% moisture content and can retain well above the normal amount of moisture for weeks if left to dry on their own. Nails may begin to lift, glue may release causing separation between floor pieces, and tongue and groove floors often cup or buckle when moisture has been absorbed.

If you decide to attempt to dry and save hardwood floors in place SERVPRO of Canton has specialized drying equipment that forces airflow beneath the surface of the floor, allowing moisture to be released.

A restoration specialist can inspect the hardwood floor damage to determine the right plan of action for your home, just give us a call (330) 305-2650

Tips to Help Prevent Summer Claims of Canton. 

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tips to Help Prevent Summer Claims of Canton.  Accidents and emergencies do happen, though these might help prevent damage on your home. If you find yourself in that situation, count on SERVPRO’s

Farmers Insurance states that more than 50% of flood claims get filed during the summer between June and August. Travel increases during summertime for families due to vacations and breaks, the weather sometimes causes unplanned and unexpected troubles.

Add a little preparation and precaution in your household to allow you to take on some of the disasters summer can bring. 

  • Caution Around Water on Roadways: Although you may FEEL safe driving through water, bear in mind merely six inches of water can reach the bottom of most cars. Flood waters can be dangerous due to depth, flow, and also the unseen debris and possible downed power lines. Losing control of putting yourself in harm’s way out of convenience could be detrimental.
  • If in Doubt, Please Re-Route: Be wary of your surroundings and common driving routes. If you travel through underpasses, drainage canals, or similar spots, flash flooding can occur and you should plan alternative routes in case of an emergency.
  • Store Valuables Safely: Anything of value such as documents, photos, electronics, or the like need placed on shelves or high enough off the ground should water penetrate your home. Water wreaks havoc enough as is without taking valuable possessions down with any soaking. More irreplaceable items may be better kept in a safety deposit box, safe, or other location.

Accidents and emergencies do happen, though these might help prevent damage on your home. If you find yourself in that situation, count on SERVPRO’s of Canton extremely well-trained professionals to give you the support you need 24 hours a day, 7 days per week including weekends and holidays.

Local SERVPRO of Canton Receives Outstanding Performance Award

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Local SERVPRO of Canton Receives  Outstanding Performance Award SERVPRO of Canton received the CHAIRMAN'S Gold award at SERVPRO’s Annual Convention. We are happy to be with a great company!

SERVPRO of Canton received the CHAIRMAN'S Gold award at SERVPRO’s recent 50th Annual Convention. The event, themed “Making History,” was held from June 24-28 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. 

“It is always gratifying to earn a distinction for our business,” said Bruce Johnson, SERVPRO of Northern Summit County Owner, “but it feels especially good this year. We are proud to be a member of the SERVPRO franchise family as the company celebrates 50 years of franchising success. SERVPRO’s ongoing commitment to providing innovative tools, ongoing training, and an ever-evolving business framework gives entrepreneurs like us a roadmap for success. We are proud to be part of SERVPRO’s team of dedicated disaster remediation professionals, and to know that we have both the tools and the knowledge to serve home and business owners in our community should the need arise.”

The company’s 50th Annual Convention was a celebration of the company’s history and a showcase of small business best practices and cutting-edge restoration and remediation technology. The event featured a variety of workshops and group sessions ranging across 37 different topics. Attendees gained knowledge and hands-on experience to help them build and grow their businesses and strengthen ties with both residents and businesses in their local communities. Highlights of the convention included a keynote address by motivational speaker Jon Gordon and an awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of top-performing franchisees.

“SERVPRO has come a long way since Ted and Doris Isaacson started the company as a painting business in Sacramento in 1967,” said Rick Isaacson, chief executive officer of SERVPRO. “In 1969, they used their cleanup and restoration background to take their new company in a different direction and never looked back. SERVPRO’s professional services network now includes more than 1,700 individually owned and operated franchises across the U.S. and Canada. Our annual convention brings this diverse group of entrepreneurs together to learn from industry experts and gives us an opportunity to recognize our top-performing franchises. We are incredibly proud of each of these dedicated professionals and the world-class service they provide to their customers and their communities.”

SERVPRO of Canton received the CHAIRMAN'S Gold award at SERVPRO’s Annual Convention. We are happy to be with a great company! 

 Be Prepared With Your Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) in Canton

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial  Be Prepared With Your Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) in Canton With SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action at no cost.

An Emergency Readiness Plan or Emergency Ready Profile is a method of careful, well-practiced strategy of planning for emergencies before they happen to prevent panic during a catastrophe. Having this tool in place will allow you or any employee to effectively handle whatever arises.

With SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action at no cost.

What should your ERP contain? Besides the essential information such as emergency and primary contacts, gas and water shut-off areas, and priority areas and procedures, the Department of Homeland Security refers to your ERP as “Protective Actions for Life Safety” which includes:

  • Fire Drills -- Rehearsing the action to take during a fire.
  • Shelter -- Sheltering staff during a natural disaster.
  • Shelter in Place -- Sheltering staff during a man-made emergency.
  • Lockdown -- Eluding and protecting against an active shooter

With over 40 years of experience, you will have peace of mind using SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile. Plus, our mobile app Ready Plan allows for instant share and quick accessibility for assistance. Rest assured, your business is in good hands when you trust SERVPRO and our highly, well-trained professionals.

SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

Summer Home Maintenance Tips Canton Ohio 

7/21/2019 (Permalink)

General Summer Home Maintenance Tips Canton Ohio  With summer being here there are a few things you should do before you enjoy those sunny days. Homeowners should cross a few items off their list.

With summer being here there are a few things you should do before you enjoy those sunny days. Homeowners should cross a few items off their list to ensure winter left no surprises. 

Clean: Eavestroughs, downspouts, gutters, furnace filters, dryer vents, lint traps, air conditioners, and siding could all use a little attention. Clear out any debris or build-up to prevent any damage, backing up, or safety issues. Keeping everything tidy will help reduce risk of disasters or costly fixes later.

Inspect: Chimneys, roofs, decks, patios, swing sets and other equipment, toilets and pipes, doors and windows, and electrical outlets and cords need a good once-over to check for any broken pieces or protruding parts. Finding damage and taking care of them right away will keep costs to a minimum. 

Examine: The exterior of your home, landscaping, and exterior caulking should be looked over thoroughly to find any evidence of any deterioration or marring that may need touched up and repaired. You may see signs of rodents or wildlife that need addressed.

SERVPRO of Canton professionals are available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to normal. You will be able to rest easy and enjoy the summer sun accordingly.

Top Fire Safety Tips for SERVPRO of Canton

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Top Fire Safety Tips for SERVPRO of Canton SERVPRO of Canton is here to help you 24-7, 365 days, including holidays and weekends.

Predictions and statements from The National Interagency Fire Center have been confusing as of late. Spring 2019 wildfire activity should be normal, they also stated that late summer wildfire activity may be especially severe in some areas. 

The Forest Service claims that each year, the season for wildfires becomes longer and hotter. 

Do Your Due Diligence

Cooking remains top of the list for residential fires. Continue to be aware of your surroundings, and use caution when you prepare meals. Accidents happen, but safety measures can help prevent some accidents.

Another area on the rise is rental property structural fires. Vacation rentals using places like Airbnb are not held to the same standards as hotels and the like. Look for these safety precautions in the places you visit and stay as a traveler. And, renal owners, equipping your facility with fire-prevention tools and information is protection for both you and your guests that may be well-worth the investment.

Here are the top fire safety tips for you to follow:

  1. Keep the stovetop clear of anything that could catch fire (i.e. towels or curtains)

  2. Electrical outlets should remain free of adapters and multiple cords.

  3. Pathways around the home need to be clear to avoid tripping (including holiday decorations).

  4. A designated outdoor smoking area (when allowed) should be placed far enough away from the building with a specific, safe discard bin for butts (i.e. a deep, sturdy ashtray).

  5. Teach children 9-1-1 or local emergency number, how, and when to call from cell phones or outside telephones.

  6. Create a designated family meet-up place a safe distance from the home in case of an emergency.

  7. Doors and windows leading outside should have the ability to open.

  8. Identify escape routes from each room in the house, and routinely go through them, in the event of an emergency.

  9. Memorize the address of your home and any vacation rental you visit (each member of the family).

  10. Ensure vacation rental has printed and visible floor plan of property with escape routes, exits, and emergency contact information.

  11. Place carbon monoxide alarms in various locations throughout the home as required by law, codes, or standards such as every level of the home and outside each bedroom.

  12. Portable fire extinguishers should be easily found and reached in the home.

  13. Install smoke alarms on every level, in rooms, and outside bedrooms (look into requirements) and check them regularly; interconnecting them works best so when one sounds, they all sound.

Accidents DO happen and we know that you will have emergency services. SERVPRO of Canton is here to help you 24-7, 365 days, including holidays and weekends. Our well-trained professionals are here to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Ways You Can Prevent Water Damage in Canton Ohio

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ways You Can Prevent Water Damage in Canton Ohio If you need help with any water damage don’t hesitate to call our extremely well-trained professionals at SERVPRO of Canton.

Maintaining a home can seem tedious and tiresome. Maintenance is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. It is a way to avoid a more costly outcome as water damage. 

Here’s a list to add for maintenance for a start:

  1. Proper Drainage: This step is vital. Poor drainage can lead to many issues such as cracks in your foundation, uneven settling, and allowing ways for water to seep into your home. Gutters and downspouts are included in this preventative measure. Clean them regularly to keep out leaves and other debris. Gutter guards can help if your gutters tend to clog easily and often.
  2. Inspections: The following areas should be inspected well and often; refrigerator, water heater, air conditioning unit, attic, hoses, faucets, sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets. All of these pieces may develop leaks or damage that needs to be taken care of before disaster strikes. Stay ahead of those by checking them to catch any danger before it starts or spreads.
  3. Installations: Some tools to install that may be beneficial are an emergency pressure release valve in plumbing system, water leak detection devices or alarms, a water flow monitoring system, and floor or drain pans. The latter helps with slow leaks while the others work as an extra set of eyes on your home in case of excess pressure, water flowing where it shouldn’t, and any leaks you may not have detected yet.
  4. Test, Check, and Fix: By testing your sump pump and checking your pipes, you will be on top of any leaks, cracks, or repairs that are necessary. If you get caught in a storm with your sump pump out of commission, you will be in a world of trouble. Fixing any issues right away avoids mold, mildew, dry rot, or any detrimental water damage problems.

You can take these actions to prevent water damage from occurring. If you need help with any water damage don’t hesitate to call our extremely well-trained professionals at SERVPRO of Canton. We are available for assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days a week including holidays and weekends. 

Top Three Tips for Fire Safety in Canton, Ohio

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Top Three Tips for Fire Safety in Canton, Ohio For any fire damage repair or restoration needs, call SERVPRO of Canton at (330) 305-2650.

Fires escalate quickly and you do not have time to think. Having an escape route practiced (committing it to muscle memory) and working smoke alarms can be literal life savers. What else can you do for fire safety in your home?

Here are our top three tips for fire safety that can keep you and your loved ones as protected as possible.

  1. Every level of your home should have a smoke alarm installed. Place them inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas, including the basement, in living rooms and/or near stairways for optimal use.

  2. Test and maintain smoke alarms regularly. Each month, you should check that they are in proper working condition. If they need new batteries, change them right away. Smoke detectors are critical components to alerting you in time to get out before a fire spreads too much.

  3. Twice a year, you should practice your fire escape plan with your family. Feel free to talk and plan the route together more than twice a year. However, at least two times every year will ensure it stays fresh in your mind if ever you should need to implement the steps.

Remember to never go back inside for anything at all. If you experience a fire in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL FOR HELP.

For any fire damage repair or restoration needs, call SERVPRO of Canton at (330) 305-2650

About SERVPRO of Canton

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO About SERVPRO of Canton SERVPRO of Canton understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage

SERVPRO of Canton understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage, and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly return your home or business to preloss condition "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Canton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property following fire, smoke, or water damage. SERVPRO of Canton can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business in a flash.

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. Our extensive training and opportunities beyond the required training only boosts our team players and the professionalism we bring to every job.

Beyond training, SERVPRO uses the best and most advanced technology and techniques to cleanup and restore the damage left in the wake of disasters. Each machine and product allows our well-trained restoration specialists to perform their duties in a quicker, more efficient manner. When you have already dealt with so much, the time it takes to cleanup and restore your home or business should not be another load to bear.

With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Canton.  SERVPRO supports you when your emergency hits. We know that can happen any time, anywhere, day or night. Call us for immediate assistance, available to you 24/7 including weekends and holidays.

We service the SERVPRO of Canton area. 

Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists Guaranteed in Canton Ohio

6/9/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Highly Trained Restoration Specialists Guaranteed in Canton Ohio SERVPRO of Canton Ohio provides your home or business with the most professional care.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists Guaranteed

Any damage emergencies you experience will be in good hands with SERVPRO Of Canton Ohio.  Our staff receives extensive training for property damage restoration. They will have your home or business back to it was before “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO takes pride in their restoration process on your home or business. 

What kind of training do they obtain?

Initial Franchise Training

In this 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility, the foundation of the SERVPRO training program takes place. Primarily for new Franchise owners, this course covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

Employee Certification Training

As a voluntary, self-paced program, this training is designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Following successful completion of course materials and an examination, a certification will be awarded. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our professionals must study IICRC standards and best practices in these areas:

  • Water restoration
  • Fire restoration
  • Mold remediation
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Other cleaning and restoration courses

Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Canton Ohio provides both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. Intended to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation, these sessions include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

e-Learning

Access to web-based training is also available to all of our staff. While completely voluntary, this program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. After video presentations and support materials, a knowledge test concludes each module. This additional information keeps our technicians and office staff updated on industry standards and the professional quality you deserve.

SERVPRO of Canton Ohio provides your home or business with the most professional care.