Recent Posts

What to do About Leaking Pipes in Ashland or Richland

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

leaky pipes being fixed If you have water damage in Cuyahoga, make sure to call SERVPRO of Cuyahoga South today!

It’s no secret that water damage is bad, not only can it cost a lot of money to fix if left unmitigated, but it can also lead to the growth of molds that can cause health effects. Mold needs water to grow and can grow quickly if things like leaks and water damage aren’t fixed quickly, and that’s why it’s important to check for leaky pipes, and if you find one, it’s important to know how to fix it.

  1. The first thing you can do when fixing a leaky pipe is see where the water is coming from. If it’s coming from a loose coupling nut (the thing that holds pipes together), then it’s pretty easy to grab a wrench and tighten the nut, fixing your leak.
  2. If the leak is caused by a crack in the pipe itself, you will need to use either plumber’s tape, self-fusing silicone tape, or epoxy putty to fix it. These are easy to apply, just make sure the water is turned off then wrap the pipe if you’re using tape, or just apply putty to the pipe and give it some time to dry.

After fixing the pipe, make sure to clean up any standing water, and check back every day or every few days to make sure there is no more water or leaking.

If you’ve had water damage or mold growth due to a leaky pipe, call SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland and out professionals with take care of everything.

What to do if Your Ashland or Richland Home is Struck by Lightning

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning Do you have lightning damage or storm damage in Ashland or Richland? Call SERVPRO today and we'll make it "Like it never even happened."

It’s one of those things that seems like it could never possibly happen to you. The chances of your house being struck by lightning seems to be basically zero, so why even worry about it? Well, would it surprise you to learn that between 2017 and 2020, the Insurance Information Institute reported just over 311,000 claims for lightning, with an average cost of $28,885 per claim? That’s a lot of claims, and a lot of money! So, what do you need to do if lightning strikes your Ashland or Richland home?

  • The first thing to do is check on everyone in your house and make sure no one was hurt. It’s a bad idea to do things like wash dishes or shower during a lightning storm, but if lightning strikes, take a few minutes and make sure everyone is alright.
  • The next thing you need to do is check for damage or a fire. As you do this, make sure to check everywhere from the attic to the basement looking for things like smoke, charred electrical outlets, sorted appliances, damaged roof shingles, or fried wiring.
  • If you find anything storm damage and need storm damage repair in Ashland or Richland, then it’s best to contact the experts at SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland to mitigate your lightning or storm damage. We’ll take care of everything, so you don’t have to worry, so call us today if you’ve experienced any storm or lightning damage!

How To Avoid Kitchen Fires in Ashland and Richland

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

a pan is burning in a kitchen Don't let fire damage stop you, call SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland today and let us clean up your damaged property!

It's easy to get caught up in cooking and mindlessly complete tasks. But it's important to stay vigilant when working with things that could easily burn and possibly cause a kitchen fire. Below are some steps you can take to protect your property when cooking. 

  • Never leave your cooking unattended – stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If you have to leave the kitchen, even for a second, turn off the stove. Also, don't forget to check your food often to make sure it doesn't burn! 
  • Use timers for everything to make sure you don't leave something and then get distracted. Also have a way to remind yourself something is done cooking! 
  • Keep the kids away from the cooking area. Enforce a “kid-free zone” and make them stay at least three feet away from the stove. 
  • Keep anything that can catch fire - pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains—away from your stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat. This also includes things like hair or dangling sleeves, make sure they don't come close to hot stove tops! 
  • Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup. 

 And if you do have a Fire Call  

SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland for your professional clean up! 

How To Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Ashland or Richland Home!

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

A hand touching a frayed wire. Don't let frayed wires damage your Ashland or Richland business! If you've suffered fire damage and need fire damage repair, call SERVPRO today!

It's easy to think that an electrical fire won't happen to you, after all, you're safe, right? You don't do anything dangerous that would cause a reasonable person be concerned. Well, that might not actually be the case. With over 51,000 fires happening every year, there's definitely a chance you're doing something that increases your risk. But don't worry! In this blog post we'll let you know what you can do to prevent fire damage to your home!

1. Check Your Power Cords and Outlets

This is the simplest and most important of all the steps, given how easy it is to make power cords in the wrong place or improperly plugged in. You want to make sure all your power cords are out of the way so there's no risk of people tripping on them. Additionally, make sure power cords aren't under carpets where people will step on them constantly, causing them to fray and eventually break, increasing the risk of a fire. 

2. Check Electrical Wiring

This step isn't as easy, but is still very important. Every month or so, it's a good idea to look at wiring around your house and make sure it's all secure, with no loose or exposed wires. It's also a good idea to listen for crackling or sizzling sounds behind halls. If you notice any sizzling, turn off whatever you just turned on and contact a professional. 

If by some unfortunate happenstance your home has fire damage, and you need fire damage repair near you, make sure to call the experts at SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland to repair your fire damage. 

Getting Rid Of That Smokey Smell After a Fire

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Damage Inside a bedroom For the best smoke and soot damage restoration in Ashland or Richland, call SERVPRO today!

The danger has passed, the fire is out, but that doesn’t mean you’re done. If you’ve suffered fire damage and need fire damage repair in Ashland or Richland, it’s best to call the experts as SERVPRO to sort it out. But what if you’ve dealt with everything yourself, yet are somehow left with that ashy, sooty smell that lingers after a fire? Well, there are several things you can do to get rid of that smell.  

The first way involves baking soda and is quite simple, as well as being inexpensive. Because baking soda is a natural odor absorber, take several bowls of it and place it around your house for several days and it slowly will absorb a lot of the smell. You can also do this with activated charcoal, and weather permitting, you can open all your doors and windows to try and get the smell out faster.  

Another step you can take is washing your clothes with white vinegar, which will help get rid of the odors. If, after the first wash, the smell remains, you can go ahead and repeat the process again and that should do it.  

For cleaning walls and furniture, it’s just best to call a professional clean up company in your area, like SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland for all your fire restoration and clean up needs! 

Storms Are Bad, But SERVPRO Can Handle Them!

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

a street is flooded If you need storm damage repair near Ashland or Richland, be sure to call SERVPRO!

If you have experienced any type of storm damage, whether it be from flooding or water damage, the experienced Storm Team at SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland will be there for you.  Although we are an Ohio based franchise, we prepare in advance for expected damage from any storm weather anywhere in the United States!  We respond quickly, too, because we know that immediate action and a fast response lessens damage, limits further damage and reduces restoration costs. Our professionally trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources needed to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. Our teams strategically prepare ahead of the storm and place equipment at the best locations in case of flood or storm emergency. With several certifications and over 50 years of experience, you can rest assured that we are the perfectly equipped to deal with any storm job no matter the size. Choose SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland, a company that specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. We are Here to Help® and are ready to respond when Mother Nature strikes. 

What is IICRC Certification? And Why Does SERVPRO Have It?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

The IICRC is a nonprofit certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. It sets the standards for the industry. 

Each IICRC standard takes years to develop and the coordination of several experts in the field, including allied tradespersons; manufacturers; international, national and regional trade associations; individual or franchise professionals; cleaning, inspection and restoration industry organizations; insurance industry; training schools; contractors; and public health professionals. 

These standards are reviewed and updated at least every five years. Many of these fields, such as the water damage restoration field, change rapidly and those who are certified keep up with the advancement of the science and generally accepted practices of the industry. 

When you choose a company that is IICRC certified, such as SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland, you can be sure that you receive service from knowledgeable, certified technicians. 

Is SERVPRO Able to Repair my Ashland or Richland Business?

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Disaster Recover truck outside a building. SERVPRO Can do any water or fire damage repair in Ashland or Richland! Give us a call, today!

Businesses are complex, and we understand that. When a flood hits, or a fire causes damage and you are seeking disaster mitigation or commercial clean up and repair, there can be a lot that goes wrong. That is why it is so important to trust your business to experts that can act efficiently and confidently to make sure your investments are taken care of. We understand that your business is important to you, that is why we at SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland hold our employees to the highest standards.  

How Do I Know SERVPRO Is Right for Me? 

There are several reasons why SERVPRO is the perfect company to deal with your water or fire damage repair and mitigation needs in Ashland or Richland. Not only have we been in business for over 50 years, but our staff is subject to ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility. Additionally, our IICRC-industry certification and outstanding customer reviews should put your mind at ease knowing your business is in well trained hands! 

So, if you need disaster mitigation, water damage mitigation, fire damage repair, or mold remediation in Ashland or Richland, give SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland a call, and we will take it from there.  

How You Can Prevent Water Damage to Your Ashland or Richland Home.

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

Leaking pipes causing damage to drywall If you have a leak and need water damage cleanup and repair in Ashland or Richland, give SERVPRO a call!

Having to deal with water damage is awful. The time, the cost and the insurance hassles are such a pain to deal with. Because of this, we can all agree it is easier to prevent water damage rather than try to deal with it after it has happened. Of course, if you have water damage in your ahome and need water damage mitigation near you, the best thing you can do is call the experts at SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland. But if this has not happened yet, you should take these three steps to making sure your home stays safe and dry! 

  1. Learn Where Your Shut Off Valve Is 

It is important for you and for everyone living in a household to know where the water shutoff valve is for the entire house. This way, if something goes wrong, anyone can quickly turn off the water and prevent too much damage.  

  1. Regularly Check for Leaks 

While it may seems like just a small amount of water, a leaky tap can leak up to eight gallons a day. Not only will that become expensive very quickly, but it will also cause significant water damage to your home and create the perfect conditions for mold to grow. Every few weeks check around sinks and appliances for leaking pipes or standing water.  

  1. Check Your Roof 

The easiest way to see if your roof is leaking is to go into your attic when it is raining and shine a flashlight around to look for shiny spots. If you find one, mark the area. Usually, it is best to contact an expert and let them repair your roof. You do not want to do it wrong and risk causing more damage.  

Remember, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. But, if you need water damage mitigation in Ashland or Richlandthen be sure to call SERVPRO! 

Call SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland For All Your Clean Up and Disaster Mitigation Needs!

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged living room in Ashland/Richland area Even if you property is badly damaged, SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland can fix it!

It is a horrifying moment when you realize that something has gone disastrously wrong on your property. Your Ashland or Richland business was doing fine, but suddenly a pipe bursts and there’s water everywhere, or there is an electrical failure, and your property sustains fire damage. It is a hard, stressful time for you, and we at SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland understand that, and that is why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Time is money, and if your business must shut down, it is incredibly expensive, that’s why SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland is committed to arriving “faster to any disaster” and working tirelessly to mitigate the damage taking place. After we have stopped the disaster, we will immediately jump to restoring your property, and rebuilding anything that was destroyed. We will do everything, so there is no need to be worried about having to call a ton of companies, SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland is your one stop shop for the entire process! 

Businesses in Ashland and Richland can feel safer knowing that if anything goes wrong, SERVPRO is one call away from fixing it!