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How Important is Commercial Cleaning to Your Ashtabula Business?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

An assortment of cleaning products. Our commercial services extend far beyond cleaning, as we are still the industry leader in fire and water damage restoration.

There are hundreds of things to worry about as a business owner in Ashtabula. From operations to accounting, from staffing to marketing, there is a lot to be done. We understand running a business is hard! So, where does cleaning rank on your list? Probably not very high. Luckily, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is an expert on commercial cleaning!

You do not have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties for prompt service. Whether it is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

Some of our services included:

No matter your needs, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is Here to Help!

Our commercial services extend far beyond cleaning, as we are still the industry leader in fire and water damage restoration. Whatever your needs, we can help! Call us today at (440) 319-3360 or visit our Website to get your Ashtabula business in tip top shape today!

Why Should Your Business Be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

A man is putting on hand sanitizer. At SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties, we are dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country.

As our communities get back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. In fact, 89% of consumers are uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations*. At SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties, we are dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we are doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

So, when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you will know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

Are you interested in our Commercial Services, or are you a consumer who wants to learn more?

Have Questions? Call Today (440) 319-3360

Is Mold Covered on My Homeowner's Insurance?

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

A man is holding an umbrella over a family and their home. No matter if the mold in your Ashtabula home is a covered loss or not---SERVPRO can help.

Pesky mold. Almost all homes have it. But is it covered under your homeowner’s insurance to get remediated? Maybe so, maybe not. Read on to get a lesson from SERVPRO of Ashtabula and Northern Trumbull County on when mold is a covered loss.

Insurance can be tricky with wording. Thankfully, SERVPRO deals directly with your insurance company to determine if a loss is a covered one. 9 times out of 10 mold is not a covered loss on a traditional homeowner’s policy. But there are some cases where it is. But the source must come from a covered peril.

What is a covered peril? In homeowner’s insurance, a “covered peril” is an event the insurance company agrees to reimburse you for should you file a claim. Covered perils include fire, lightning strikes, windstorms and hail, weight of snow and ice, theft, and vandalism. These examples do not leave much room for coverage for mold, do they?

Let’s talk when mold would be covered.  Insurance.com gives some great real-life examples:

  • An ice dam forms in a roof gutter during a rough winter. Water backs up under your shingles. The water leaks into your attic, soaks your attic floor and insulation and creates mold.
  • A pipe bursts in your home and dumps gallons of water on the floor and saturates drywall. Mold begins to form before you call.
  • A washer hose springs a leak and damages behind your washer. The washer hose is not old, you stop the leak and report the damage immediately, but not before mold forms.

No matter if the mold in your Ashtabula home is a covered loss or not---SERVPRO can help. We can walk you through the claims process; or we can work with you if it is not. Mold remediation is one of the cornerstones of our business. It is a very technical process, and you want to make sure it is done right by a professional.

Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health effects. Mold can spread quickly through your Conneaut home or business in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (330) 393-9999

BEWARE of Summer Fire Risks in Ashtabula County

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

People are cooking on a grill. SERVPRO of Ashtabula and Northern Trumbull Counties is your go-to fire and water restoration company.

Summer is so close---we can almost taste it. And if you know anything about Ashtabula County; you know residents and business owners alike wait for the warm weather like a kid on Christmas. While SERVPRO of Ashtabula and Northern Trumbull Counties wishes you a happy summer, we want you to have a safe one too! Here are some fire tips for you to follow when you are enjoying the sun.

BEWARE OF OUTDOOR GRILLING!   

Do not think just because you are outside---accidents can’t happen. They can! Make sure to keep the grill at least 10 feet or more away from the home structure. Always leave your grill top open when igniting. Also, if using a charcoal grill…soak the charcoal bricks before using a long matchstick. Keep a spray bottle handy in case any mishaps happen. Ensure to clean the grill after each use.

BEWARE OF FIREWORKS!

With Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day…we know a lot of folks like to light off fireworks in celebration. We ask you to please do it safely. Always keep water handy in the case of a fire. Keep fireworks out of the reach of children. Children need to be supervised when using sprinklers or other smaller fireworks. Ensure you are far away from structures. And never re-use a fire work that has already been lit.

BEWARE OF FIRE PITS AND PATIO HEATERS!

Northeastern Ohio still gets chilly on summer nights. We all like to sit by a fire or sit near a space heater until the temperatures really warm up. These simple yard pleasures can start a fire quickly. Location is key. Just like the grill…ensure fire pits are at least 10 feet from your structure. Watch out for low hanging branches that can catch fire! Never leave a burning fire pit on an on-patio heater unattended. Wind can blow and create a blaze in seconds. Always follow manufacture instructions for the heater.

Let your summer heat up the right way with following our tips. And if anything should get out of control---just know that the fire experts are right in your back yard. SERVPRO of Ashtabula and Northern Trumbull Counties is your go-to fire and water restoration company. This is the cornerstone of our business, and we know it better than anyone else.

With 11 franchises in the NE Ohio and Western PA area…we will be there ready and fast! If you have any questions or want more tips of the trade; follow us on Facebook. Otherwise…call us at (330) 393-9999.

What Happens After a Fire in My Ashtabula Home?

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

A close up of the front of a fire truck. SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is here to walk through the process with you and to get your Ashtabula home back to preloss condition.

The aftermath of a fire can be confusing and stressful. We at SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties know this, and we are here to walk through the process with you and to get your Ashtabula home back to preloss condition. Here is a look at our industry leading Fire Damage Restoration Process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - The restoration process begins when you call us. We get the information we need to respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment - We inspect your property to determine the extent of fire, smoke, and soot damage. This lets us develop a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Services - Fire damage can compromise windows, roofs, and walls. To maintain security and to prevent other damage, we can board up missing windows and walls as well as tarp damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying - This removes any water present for the firefighting effort.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces - We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and others surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing - We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. We also have training to remove odors.

Step 7: Restoration - This is our final step, getting your home in Ashtabula back to pre-fire condition. This can be minor repairs or even major reconstructions.

Before SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties arrives, follow these Fire Damage Tips!

No matter the disaster, we are Here to Help! Call us today at (440) 319-3360 or visit our Website to start getting your Ashtabula home to preloss condition fast!

Why Choose SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties for Water Damage?

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

A red bucket and sponge sit by a wall damaged by water. SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is here to alleviate that stress and help you restore your property and your belongings.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major flooding event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO has over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, strategically positioned to be faster to any size disaster. If your Ashtabula home or business is affected by water damage, we can provide an immediate emergency response that helps to prevent secondary damage and mold.

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We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry, and the job is complete. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

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We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

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Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Since every flood and water damage scenario is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same. The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is here to alleviate that stress and help you restore your property and your belongings. As a locally owned restoration and construction company, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service to both our customers and community.

Follow us on Facebook to stay connected and to receive restoration tips in your home or business.

What Do I Do After a Fire in my Geneva Home?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

The front of a fire truck with the door open. We are an industry leader in fire damage restoration, and ready to assist anyone in the community.

The aftermath of a fire in your Geneva home is never something you want to talk about. It can be stressful, confusing, and leave you not knowing what to do next. SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull County is Here to Help®. Here’s a few things you should, and shouldn’t do after a fire:

  • Call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull County

We are an industry leader in fire damage restoration, and ready to assist anyone in the community. We have technicians who are IICRC Certified, meaning they uphold the standards set in the restoration industry. We also engage in employee certification and training frequently. Combine the training of our technicians with our industry leading equipment and we can get your home back to normal “Like it never even happened.”

  • Now What?

After you have called SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull County there’s a few things you can do. Make sure it’s safe to be in the house and be aware of electrical and “slip and fall” hazards. Limit traffic in your home to prevent soot from embedding your carpet and change your HVAC filters. For a full list of things to do after a fire, click here.

  • What Not to Do?

Don’t attempt to clean walls, painted surfaces, or electrical appliances before contacting us. Make sure you don’t turn on ceiling fans or send your belongings to be cleared by an ordinary cleaner. For a full list of what not to do, click here.

Review these tips if you experience a fire, and make sure to follow that first step! Call us today at (440) 319-3360 or visit our Website to get your home back to normal. We have the training, experience, and equipment to fix any disaster “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Ashtabula and North Trumbull Counties Cares for Your Belongings Better

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

A man holds a piece of cardboard in his palms saying "Care" Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

If storm damage affects your home---it is not just the outside of the structure that is affected. You have hundreds of precious memories and contents inside your home. SERVPRO of Ashtabula and North Trumbull Counties understands these are important as well. That is why we have the best Content Restoration team in the business. Here’s how we can help:

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  •  Television sets
  •  DVD players
  •  Computers
  •  And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  •  Pre-loss list and value of contents
  •  Detailed and accurate report
  •  Better information to settle claims quicker
  •  Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  •  Peace of mind when you need it most  

If you have questions about our content restoration, call us today at (440) 319-3360. You can also visit our website to learn more about our unique process.

Water Damage Looks Different in the Spring for Ashtabula

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Picture shows a yellow sign that reads flash flood area with dried leaves and baron trees around it. Especially dangerous to low-lying areas, Flash Flooding happens fast and can be damaging to you and your home.

Water hazards and damage come from different sources, usually determined by the weather and the seasons. Ashtabula is no exception to this. Water damage in the Spring has a unique way of showing itself. SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties, with some help from Ready.gov is here to help decipher some of Spring’s unique creators of water damage.

Water hazards in the Spring usually show themselves through floods. Here are some major flood risks this spring:

  • Spring Thaw - Melted snow can produce large amounts of runoff
  • Spring Rains - This is a common producer of water damage, as we know Spring brings lots of showers
  • Flash Flooding - Especially dangerous to low-lying areas, Flash Flooding happens fast and can be damaging to you and your home.
  • Levees and Dams - These structures sometimes erode, weaken, or overflow. All causing large floods

As always, the best way to limit your risk is to prepare! Floods are tricky, sometimes you should leave and find higher ground, and sometimes you should stay put. Regardless, you should have a plan for your household, a “Go Kit,” and be familiar with the Emergency Alert System. For a full guide on floods, click here.

With floods comes water damage, and when there’s water damage you know who to call! SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties has highly trained water restoration technicians to get your home or business to preloss condition fast!

Call us today at (440) 319-3360 or visit our Website to see our full array of water damage services. Remember, get prepared for a flood this Spring, and if you experience water damage, get an industry leader in SERVPRO on your side!

Don’t Ignore That Leaky Shower in Your Ashtabula Home

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Picture shows a shower head with water coming out of it with white tiles in the background. A faucet or shower head that trips 10 times per minute will lose a gallon a day.

The subtle drip from your shower head in your Ashtabula home may seem easy to ignore. You may say it’s not very loud, it doesn’t look like it’s leaking too much water, and the time to fix it isn’t worth it. SERVPRO of Ashtabula and North Trumbull County is here to tell you your assumptions are wrong! Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t ignore that leaky shower head.

  • Water Loss

It may not look like your leaky shower is losing a lot of water, but it is! The USGS states that a faucet or shower head that trips 10 times per minute will lose a gallon a day. Those numbers add up quickly, and multiply if you have this issue on multiple showerheads. This added money to your water bill and the loss of water should get your attention.

  • Damage

A gallon each day from your leaky shower can cause some heavy damage in your shower. This water can cause some pretty ugly stains in your shower and can even find its way into the structure and wreak havoc. This could be dangerous and force you to fully renovate your bathroom.

  • Health Hazard

I bet you didn’t think a leak could pose health risks, but it can. With water damage comes mold, and with mold comes possible health effects. The allergens and irritants produced by mold can pose health effects, especially to people with respiratory issues.

Can you see why a leaky shower head in your Ashtabula home is no joke? If your shower head is leaking, get to it! If it’s too late and you already have some damage or mold in your shower, what should you do? That’s easy, call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull County! We have highly trained water restoration technicians ready to get your home to preloss condition fast.

Call us today at (440) 319-3360 or visit our Website to see all our water restoration services. Remember to take care of that leaky shower head, and if you have damage you know who to call!