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SERVPRO of Canton Takes Pride in Their Employees

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with SERVPRO logo on trucks Our service team is trained to handle your unique situation with the quality and compassion you deserve.

SERVPRO of Canton understands the personal trauma that comes after suffering damage in a home.  These tragic events can leave families feeling vulnerable.  It might seem hard to think about who can you trust with access to your family and home? 

Our management team is committed to ensuring your family’s safety as well as protection of your personal belongings.  We impose very high standards in our recruiting and employment practices. 

All employees undergo a national background check every calendar year.  If you worked for us for 8 years, we have 8 national background records on file, that is a lot of backgrounds and consistency.

We complete pre-employment national background checks on all prospective candidates prior to hiring. All our technicians are highly trained and certified through the IICRC; the IICRC certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industry.

We believe in the investment of education to provide the best quality of service to protect your family and the investment in your home.

Protecting your family also includes proper business insurance.

Anyone working on your property should be covered with General Liability insurance, which serves to protect workers as well as property owners.

The insurance coverage would include injury to a worker on a job site and or accidental damage to your home or your personal property. 

We also carry Contractor Pollution Liability which covers mold remediation as well as other contaminates. SERVPRO of Canton follows federal laws and EPA regulations put in place to protect your family from exposure to lead paint and or asbestos.

Our service team is trained to handle your unique situation with the quality and compassion you deserve.

And we are ready when you need us. Call anytime: (330) 305-2650 anytime of the day, someone is waiting to discuss your unique situation and help you determine the best course of action.

  

SERVPRO of Canton offers CE Classes

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO  house logo on image with teacher in a classroom.    SERVPRO of Canton offers CE classes for insurance agents.

SERVPRO of Canton offers CE classes for insurance agents. The primary purpose of the CEU is to provide a permanent record of individuals who have completed one or more non-credit educational experiences. When CEUs are approved you can be sure the program you chose complies with internationally recognized standards.

1 CE hour is based on 60 minutes of instruction.

Continuing education is an all-encompassing term within a broad list of post-secondary learning activities and programs.

Recognized forms of post-secondary learning activities within the domain include: degree credit courses by non-degree career training, college remediation, workforce training, and formal personal enrichment courses (both on-campus and online).

Find out more on when our next events are by signing up here: https://ce4free.com/

If you or someone you know is faced with damage and needs restoration, the experts at SERVPRO can help to mitigate the damage and restore your home!  Call (330) 305-2650

  

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

   

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! 

Top Fire Safety Tips for SERVPRO of Canton

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

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.” 

Canton Ohio to Prepare for Peak Hurricane Season

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

A man of authority standing in front of a SERVPRO Semi Truck wearing a hard hat ready to begin emergency services. SERVPRO of Canton will get your emergency taken care of in a timely and professional manner.

How does hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean affect Stark County? Peak hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is from mid-August to late October. However hurricanes can occur anytime in the hurricane season: June to the end of November.  It has been recorded that hurricanes or tropical storms have brought significant rainfall to our Ohio Valley.  Since 1876 remnants of 58 recorded storms have produce rainfall our area. During Hurricane Ike in 2008 Ohio sustained over $1.255 billion in insured losses.  These storm remnants can produce heavy rainfall, flooding, widespread windstorms with gusts to hurricane-force, and power outages.

Prepare your home or business for hurricane season:

  1. Complete a roof inspection: your roof is the first line of defense during heavy storms.  Shore up any loose shingles and make sure that gutters are free of debris to allow water to flow smoothly.
  2. Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs surrounding your home.
  3. Lock and secure windows, doors and other access points into your property, out buildings or sheds.
  4. Secure loose items on your property that could be picked up by strong winds and transformed into a projectile (such as trampolines, lawn furniture, grills, trash cans, etc.)
  5. Move your vehicles into shelters or garages, if possible, and avoid low lying areas that can flood and parking near trees.
  6. Consider purchasing a portable generator for use during power outages.
  7. Flashlights and extra batteries would also be useful.

These emergency situations call for immediate action. A prompt response helps to reduce the damage and the costs for mitigation and restoration. SERVPRO of Canton provides specialized water damage mitigation, storm clean up, and restoration services to bring your property back to normal with minimal downtime.  

SERVPRO of Canton has the expertise and resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

As always, SERVPRO of Canton is here to assist following any disaster. We can help restore your property back to pre-storm condition. Give us a call at 330-330-966-2377

About SERVPRO of Canton

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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. 

Expect Advanced Technology and Techniques in Canton, Ohio

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO in Canton Ohio will provide you with the most advanced technology and techniques.

Expect Advanced Technology and Techniques in Canton, Ohio.

At SERVPRO in Canton Ohio, we stay up-to-date and with most advanced technology and techniques. With these advancements, SERVPRO can restore your property swiftly, reliably, and more effectively to its preloss condition. You can count on a timely turnaround whether using SERVPRO for business or home needs in Canton Ohio. Practical standards for cleaning and restoration are put in place by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC); The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide even incorporates the field of psychometry into its specific set of practical standards.

Some of the equipment that helps SERVPRO adhere to the standards and stay true to the technological advancements are as follows:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

Specialized equipment detects, measures, and monitors a property’s moisture levels to fit certain scientific drying principles. Recent technology, like infrared cameras, helps us find water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • For thorough water removal, an infrared camera may be used to identify water location.
  • To measure the extent of saturation, we use sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters.

Water Extraction

Powerful extraction equipment removes the majority of the water from your home or business which in turn accelerates the drying process.

  • For continuous draining of high-level water, we use submersible and gas-powered pumps.
  • For efficient water removal, we prefer truck-mounted and portable extraction units.

Drying

The remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors of your home or business can be removed using industrial strength fans and dehumidifiers. Proper drying techniques help to avoid swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed fans quickly evaporate excess moisture
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers extract water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal

With water and fire damage, often powerful odors follow. Our advanced machines eliminate airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup procedure.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization cleaners

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Antimicrobial Treatments

To fully clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property, OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be required.

  • Deodorization products control smells from an abundance of moisture.
  • Disinfectants ends bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms growth.

SERVPRO in Canton Ohio will provide you with the most advanced technology and techniques. With these advancements, SERVPRO can restore your property swiftly, reliably, and more effectively to its preloss condition.