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How to Prepare for Winter Storms in Canton Ohio.

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with ice on trees. Did you know that 15 percent of home owners have experienced damages caused by water and freezing?

October has arrived and before we know it so will then Thanksgiving, then the holidays. Are you ready for the frigid temperatures, the heavy snowfall?

Did you know that 15 percent of home owners have experienced damages caused by water and freezing? The average cost of these claims is $17,000. The good news is that you can prepare for this before it happens:

  • Drain water from all systems and equipment not needed in winter months. This includes landscape sprinklers and air conditioning units.
  • Check for any damage to the house and repair damages to the roof. Make sure roof drains are clear and in good condition.
  • Clear rain gutters to ensure proper drainage and make sure downspouts are intact and draining in areas away from foot traffic.
  • Inspect the exterior of the building for gaps and seal appropriately.
  • Trim tree branches and landscape that might come in contact with the building.
  • Maintain a temperature of at least 45 degrees Fahrenheit in unoccupied facilities, attics and basements
  • Make arrangements for snow removal with a reputable company.
  • Make sure you have sand, ice melt and shovels on hand for winter maintenance that won't be covered by your snow removal contractor

Taking preventative actions now while the weather is still warm is incredibly important and could save you a lot of time and money. Begin checking off your maintenance needs while the weather still allows for it. If you are in need of business restoration after a disaster give SERVPRO of Canton a call (330) 966-2377. We are open 24 hours 7 days a week. 

Storm Damage Can Cause Disasters to Local Businesses

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with trees and snow. Winter storms that involve snow, rain, or even ice can cause damage to your business.

Winter storms that involve snow, rain, or even ice can cause damage to your business.  It's prudent to take steps to prevent the dangerous effects of storm damage and to keep yourself and your employees safe. Winter storms can cause power outages that might last for days. They can make roads and walkways extremely dangerous. You can learn more at ready.gov/prepare.

Here are some quick tips to help you and your team prepare for a winter storm:

  • Sign up for local alerts and warnings.
  • Create and test emergency communication plan(s).
  • Stock emergency supplies, and install battery-powered or battery backed-up carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors.
  • Review your property insurance, and safeguard critical documents.
  • Identify a place nearby where you can safely warm up should you lose heat in your business.
  • Stay indoors and off the roads. If you must drive, keep emergency supplies in your car.
  • Close off rooms to consolidate and retain heat.
  • Dress in layers, and use blankets to stay warm.
  • Never use a generator, camp stove, charcoal grill, or gasoline or propane heater indoors, as these items can start accidental fires, cause electric shock, and/or cause deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Remove snow and ice from your tailpipe before starting your car, and check regularly if idling.
  • Clean all snow and ice from your car before driving.
  • Dress in warm clothing, stay dry, prevent prolonged exposure to cold and wind, and avoid overexertion clearing/shoveling snow.

If you are in need of restoration after this disaster give SERVPRO of Canton a call (330) 966-2377. We are open 24 hours 7 days a week.

Would Your Business in Canton Ohio Be Prepared for a Disaster?

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image of city in winter with snow. SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile for YOUR business will minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to PLAN for it NOW. Up to 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan

The statistics uncovered by industry research say as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the majority had a preparedness plan in place.

SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile for YOUR business will minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. With a no cost assessment of your facility, the program's profile includes your emergency contacts, all shut off valves and their locations, priority areas of your facility and more. Here are some benefits of an Emergency Ready Profile

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SERVPRO® is a sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating™ program.
  • A free, web-based program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. 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.”

The SERVPRO Ready Plan provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. Call now and take the next step in protecting and growing your business.

If you are in need of restoration after this disaster give SERVPRO of Canton a call (330) 966-2377. We are open 24 hours 7 days a week.

And now with the SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile App, help is at your fingertips. Call now and ask how to get started.

What If a Fire Strikes in Canton?

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO house logo with on a backdrop of bright orange and dark orange fire flames Does your home or business have fire damage ? Call SERVPRO of Canton's 24/7 Emergency Service line at 330-966-2377.

A fire can happen at anytime. Being prepared will help reduce its devastating effects. The first few minutes following a fire are the most significant. If you do not act quickly, there can be consequences; the correct response to a fire can keep effects minimal.

When a fire occurs, notify the fire department, the police department, and the insurance company. Next, call a disaster restoration company, such as SERVPRO of Canton, to help prevent further damage.

By evaluating the materials and surfaces affected, a disaster restoration company will provide an understanding of the fire's chemistry and allow for a targeted, informed restoration effort. Even though each fire's chemistry differs, one of the most important things disaster restoration companies do immediately is wipe down the affected areas to avoid further damage caused by humidity and acidic residues. They will use air scrubbers, which are highly filtered air machines, so soot particles will not recontaminate air and will limit redistribution of contaminated particles while restoration work continues. They will pull all filters from the HVAC system, clean and recondition the system, and then install new filters.

A fire is usually a complex fire, the result of incomplete combustion and fueled by synthetic materials, including those found in carpets, furniture, plumbing, and other equipment. Complex fires cause the most damage and leave the most waste, but disaster restoration professionals can professionally handle the cleanup and restoration.

Does your home or business have fire damage ? Call SERVPRO of Canton's 24/7 Emergency Service line at 330-966-2377.

SERVPRO of Canton provides restoration, reconstruction and remodeling services

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Canton provides restoration, reconstruction and remodeling services to residential and commercial facilities.

SERVPRO of Canton provides restoration, reconstruction and remodeling services to residential and commercial facilities. Our services include water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, storm damage restoration, repairs, and commercial project services.

When it comes to water & fire damage restoration there are several reasons why you should call us. Here are our top 5 reasons to call SERVPRO of Canton (330) 305-2650 when you need restoration services.

#1 We’re Nearby

The SERVPRO of Canton is locally owned and grounded in the Stark County community.  We are centrally located and always ready to respond to 24/7 to provide emergency services.  

#2 We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Canton provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays.

#3 Advanced Training

 All of our technicians are highly trained in property damage restoration and they have access to our advanced equipment.

Training includes The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which sets the standard for the cleaning and restoration industries.

#4 Advanced Equipment and Techniques

Besides the professional drying equipment and power extractors that help us move lots of water quickly we also the newest technology in the industry. By investing in the latest technology and equipment we can restore your home more quickly and minimize costs. We also use professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to complete the job.

#5 Confidence

When the job is done our technician provides validation and documentation to your insurance carrier that your property is dry and the job is complete so you can feel confident, safe and comfortable. 

There are many more reasons why you should choose SERVPRO Canton including that we have been in business for over 30 years, we are professional, we help save money, we professionally answer all questions and concerns, we help manage insurance paperwork, and more.

If you experience any damage for your home or business call us at (330) 305-2650

   

SERVPRO of Canton uses structure materials with thermal imaging

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Thermal imaging is just one piece of technology services at SERVPRO of Canton used to utilizes water damage in your home.

Structure materials are used with thermal imaging and standard camera.  Red, yellow orange indicated dry and blues and purples indicate elevated moisture.

Using thermal imagers to detect moisture intrusion is a relatively new practice in water damage mitigation.  Thermal imaging has be used to detect water intrusion in interior walls following roof leaks, foundation failure, chimney leaks, etc. It can find things that the naked eye doesn’t see. SERVPRO of Canton has this powerful equipment.

There are a number of areas where moisture can accumulate that are overlooked in typical inspections.  Using thermal imaging technology can help reduce the cost to repairs by minimizing damage to the property to find the core source of water intrusion. 

Thermal imaging is just one piece of technology services at SERVPRO of Canton used to utilizes water damage in your home.  Contact us today to schedule a site inspection (330) 305-2650.

   

Can You Dry Hardwood Floors After A Water Damage?

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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.