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24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland Co. is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today -419-207-8449

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland Co. has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland Co.

SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland Co. specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Eliminating Heating Hazards This Winter

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

The winter season is in full swing! The days are shorter and temperatures are lower. No matter where you live, winter brings a change in weather. In an effort to keep our homes and workplaces cozy, many people use alternative heat sources like fireplaces, portable space heaters, and wood burning stoves. According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment is responsible for an estimated $893 million in property damage annually. Heating is the second leading cause of residential fire deaths, making it important to review ways to help reduce the risk of a heating-related fire. 

-Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Have a three foot "Kid-free zone" around open fires and space heaters. 

-Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. 

-Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters. 

-Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home. 

-Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. 

-Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer's instructions. 

Prepare for severe weather.

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Ohio winters can be harsh. Richland and Ashland Counties in Ohio can be unpredictable.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster and having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive.  Preparation can get you back in the building faster following a disaster.  Don't wait until disaster strikes.  Call us today to establish an Emergency Ready Profile for your property and be ready for whatever happens. 

Build an emergency kit:

- Water (one gallon per person per day)

-Food (Non perishable, 3-day supply)

-Manual can opener

-Battery operated radio

-Flashlight and extra batteries

-First aid kit

-Whistle to signal for help

-Clothing

-Dust masks or bandanas

-Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

-Hygiene items

-Important documents-insurance-financial

-Cash

-Fire Extinguisher

-Matches in waterproof container

What To Expect During The Restoration Process After A Water Damage To Your Richland and Ashland Counties Restaurant?

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage To Your Restaurant

Water damage is perhaps one of the worst things that can happen to your restaurant. Not only can the pooled water cause structural and aesthetic damage to your establishment, but the restoration can also take time.

Thankfully, here at SERVPRO, we have a team of experts that have years of experience in handling any size water damage disaster to your Mansfield, Ohio restaurant. SERVPRO springs into action as soon as we hear from you and work hard to minimize the damage and keep your doors open. Here is what happens during the initial few hours after we hear from you.

One Hour  
During the first hour of SERVPRO professionals receiving your call, we assemble a team of experts and send them your way.

Four Hours 
SERVPRO professionals reach the site of water damage within four hours of receiving a call from you. We understand that the best chance for a successful restoration is a quick action. Once our technicians are on-site, they walk you through the restoration process step-by-step. They make sure that you understand what to expect after a restoration process. Within the first four hours, our technicians also pretest the restorability of the damage.

Eight Hours 
Within eight hours of our team reaching the site of water damage, the technicians prepare a verbal briefing and communicate it to the concerned person. Once the plan has been agreed upon, our team start the actual restoration and cleaning process. We use some of the best equipment available to restore and clean the water damage. Our technicians work hard to remove any standing water, clean the carpets and deodorize your establishment. We understand that cleanliness and hygiene is a critical part of restaurant management, and our professionals work hard at ensuring it.

Final Walk-Through 
Your satisfaction is one of our highest priorities. Once the job is done, our technicians arrange for a final walk-through to make sure that you are satisfied with the restoration job. After we are done, your restaurant is ready for any inspection from health or related departments.

Call SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland Counties. 419-207-8449

Floods in Mansfield Ohio Need Fast Responses to Mitigate Damages Flash floods happen unexpectedly and at any time of the year in Mansfield Ohio.

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Floods in Mansfield Ohio Need Fast Responses to Mitigate Damages Flash floods happen unexpectedly and at any time of the year in Mansfield Ohio. Floods in North Richland and Ashland Co. Dry Out with the Help of SERVPRO

Floods in North Richland, and Ashland Counties Need Fast Responses to Mitigate Damages

Flash floods happen unexpectedly and at any time of the year in Mansfield, Ohio. Snow cover cannot guarantee that flooding cannot happen during the winter, just as a drought cannot prevent one from affecting a neighborhood.

 Flooding brings many problems to your front door, all of which we can help you resolve. We know that floodwaters carry parasites and pathogens that can cause illnesses in people and their animal companions, so we carry out extensive cleaning and sanitation efforts to rid your home of tangible debris and any accompanying microbes. 

Just as our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) ensures the effective reduction of any pathogens, we also can eliminate odors left behind after a flood. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) understands where odors originate and removes these from their sources. The debris found inside a flooded house carries organic matter which produces foul smells. We remove the majority of the debris, but it only takes a small number of these compounds and microbes to foul up the air you and your family breathe. 

Cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing your home helps tremendously in protecting your family's health, but we also must protect your structure. Flood damage poses the risk of water damage and microbial infestation. Both can create extensive damage to your home in the future. Drying out your property through the use of heaters, air movers, and dehumidification equipment can help prevent such problems. 

Other ways that your home becomes dry enough for your family to return include our removing of water-logged sections of drywall and saturated carpet and padding. Heat-producing equipment dries your floor's underlay so we can have new padding and carpeting installed.

The interior of walls can also harbor mold spores, making it imperative that we dry these areas quickly and completely. Many changes happen in your house while we work, but we always repair these details. These include small openings needed in walls and ceilings to allow for directed air flows. 


SERVPRO of  North Richland and Ashland Counties wants your family to live in a home that provides the protection they deserve. We can solve the problematic situations that flood damage causes and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (419) 207-8449 24/7 for our 24-hour services. We are always ready to not only take your call but to also respond to all your emergencies.

Untreated sump pump overflow combined with hoarding

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Untreated sump pump overflow combined with hoarding Contents Packout

One of the realities in the restoration industry is we come across cases of hoarding on a regular basis.  When hoarding is combined with water damage it creates a nasty mess.

In the case of this customer, she suffered a sump pump failure that caused her basement to partially flood with water.  When we arrived it was not even possible to get our technicians into the basement because of the high amount of contents.

The water had been allowed to dwell for a few days before she called us so the basement was already smelling of mold.  Mold can grow in as little time as 72 hours.

In this photo, you can see our technicians starting a contents pack-out before we can address the wet structure.

Fast, Efficient Water Damage Restoration For Ashland Ohio Business

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly When You Are Facing Water Damage at Your Store

Whether you are in the midst of seasonal shopping surge or planning clearance sales for less busy times, damage caused by water intrusion issues put a real cramp in your style. Business owners need a reputable and reliable company with which to partner when these crises become realities, and we stand ready 24/7 to help. 
 
Fall and winter are critical selling times for your sports equipment and apparel store. Commercial water damage in Ashland,Ohio can ruin your chances of capitalizing on the fall hunting, winter sports, and holiday shopping our area’s residents enjoy and fuel their need for your products. Slow leaks take you by surprise, damaging stock and the structure of your store without you even realizing you have a problem until the water damage is advanced. We specialize in restoring water damage to structure and contents of commercial buildings, returning your shop to pre-water loss condition.

Water quietly but relentlessly seeps in from cracks in plumbing or clogged and improperly installed gutter and drain systems. SERVPRO sees this kind of damage frequently, and we train our technicians both to discover the source of the water and to remediate the damage done. With slow leaks, we may not need the industrial pumps that outfit each service vehicle, but we do use our powerful water extractors after employing high-tech scanners to locate the pockets of pooled water that damage your storerooms and saturate carpeting drop by drop. 
 
Moisture measurements inform our drying target determinations, and we use high-efficiency air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to remove water as vapor from your building’s walls, flooring, and air. Failure to dry out the structure risks secondary damage from mold or continuous deterioration of building materials like drywall that break and crumble when waterlogged. SERVPRO’s focus is on restoration, not demolition and replacement. We also realize the importance of planning our tasks so that you can try to continue operations, even on a limited scale, as we work to make your sales floor look “Like it never even happened.” 
 
Because loss of your stock is ruinous, we work quickly to inventory and then move wet products to a dry staging area, either on your premises or in an alternate space. You or your designated employees review the condition of the clothing and outdoor equipment. During the job, SERVPRO is in constant communication with your insurance provider, developing the evidence for any claims needed, so your out of pocket loss is minimal. 
 

SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland Counties is a good fit for the business surprised by hidden leaks that threaten stock and your business in general. We are available at (419) 207-8449 year round, any time of the day or night to help solve your water damage problems. 

How Do Professionals Achieve Cleaning After Fire Damage to Your Ashland, Ohio

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Do Professionals Achieve Cleaning After Fire Damage to Your Ashland, Ohio Many methods are used when restoring a home after a fire. Contact SERVPRO right away and let our expertise work for you.

SERVPRO Follows Scientific Principals When Restoring Your Property After Fire Damage

Fire can wreak havoc on your North Richland and Ashland,Ohio home. The smoke and soot can cause irreparable damage if it is not taken care of promptly and efficiently. Successful cleanup and restoration after a fire is a job for the professionals. Trying to get the damage repaired or restored by yourself can worsen the already bad situation. 

SERVPRO professionals have years of experience in successful restoration and cleanup of hundreds of homes after a fire damage here in North Richland and Ashland Co.Ohio. Our meticulous technicians use tested scientific methods to get rid of the damage due to fire. Our state-of-the-art, multi-step cleaning process restores your home back to the pre-damage condition in no time. Here are the four scientific principles that enable SERVPRO technicians to restore your home after a fire damage. 

Modulating the temperature can hasten the cleaning process  
Smoke and soot can build up on the walls and ceilings after an incidence of fire. These residues are notoriously difficult to clean even with some of the best and most active cleaning agents. SERVPRO technicians use their knowledge of chemistry to handle such stains. We use an elevated temperature that speeds up the reaction between cleaning agents and the stain causing residues. 

Agitation can speed up cleaning process 
SERVPRO technicians use various agitation techniques such as brushing, air, and water pressure and even sound waves at high frequencies to clean difficult to clean stains. Our technicians have a thorough understanding of how the process of agitation works and how it can be successfully implemented depending on the nature of the damage. 

Chemical cleaning products can work wonders 
Various chemical cleaning products can work wonders cleaning the smoke and soot residue if they are carefully selected depending on the type of the damage. Our expert technicians use their extensive experience and knowledge to choose the best possible chemical cleansing agents that can clean the damage in no time. 

Restoring fire damage is a process that involves careful planning and expertise. You can trust us to ensure that your home looks, smells and feels like home again in no time. Call SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland Co. today at (419)207-8449 to speak to one of our experts. 

Winter Storms - Are you prepared?

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Storms - Are you prepared? Ice Dam Diagram

Frozen pipes, ice dams, and the flu.  What do they all have in common?  The winter.  

A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage.  A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.  

Ice dams can be a major problem during the winter season.  They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice.  When the trapped water cannot safely flow into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof's shingles into the structure's interior areas.  

This year's flu has been particularly strong with the flu vaccine averaging only 10% effectiveness.  Homes and businesses can depend on SERVPRO to clean and sanitize building materials following restoration cleaning standards using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants.

Commercial Cleaning From the People You Trust

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning From the People You Trust Let SERVPRO keep your building clean all year round--not just after a disaster!

The same people you trust after a fire or water disaster, can also keep your business clean year round.

Why is that?

Because the specialists at SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland County are trained in every category of clean.

From mold remediation to the cleaning of carpets, upholstery, air ducts to general and routine cleaning - including floors, tiles, partition walls, internal walls, suspended ceilings, lighting, furniture, window cleaning, and deep cleans of washing facilities-- SERVPRO of  South Richland County is here to help protect every square foot of your business!

Our comprehensive system takes the task of maintaining a clean work facility out of your hands, allowing you to work more effectively on your business.

We are the bright green cleanup team at SERVPRO of North Richland and Ashland County. 

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