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Protect Your Home from Severe Winds in Gilmore, OH

1/23/2022 (Permalink)

Fallen tree on house Severe winds can do a lot of damage in and around the home. Some destructive factors from a severe windstorm cannot be helped.

Severe winds can do a lot of damage in and around the home. Some destructive factors from a severe windstorm cannot be helped. These include factors such as, trees falling, telephone poles falling, destroyed shingles, and more. However, there are a few things that you can do to make sure to prevent damage before the storm comes.

What to Do Before the Windstorm Comes

Below are tips from FEMA sharing what to look out for in order to protect your home from storm damage:

  • Protect windows and glass doors with storm shutters.
  • Reinforce garage doors and double-entry doors.
  • Trim or remove damaged, dead, or rotting tree limbs.
  • Secure objects outside the home.
  • Secure fencing, porches, canopies, and sheds.
  • Replace gravel and rock landscaping materials.
  • Seal cracks and gaps.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Important Ways to Take Care of Your Winfield Commercial Building

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Man checking a machine. It is important to keep up with taking care of your commercial building, both the exterior and interior.

It is important to keep up with taking care of your commercial building, both the exterior and interior. If preventative maintenance gets behind on one thing or another, it could become an issue. Below are some maintenance tips on how to preserve your building, equipment, and the grounds.

Preventative Maintenance Measures

CCPIA.org says “Preventive maintenance is a proactive strategy for building maintenance that keeps the building’s critical assets in good working order. It includes regular inspections and selective service and repairs to the building’s equipment at set intervals based on usage or time.” Below are preventative maintenance tips from CCPIA,

  • Routine maintenance. This includes inspections, cleaning, and machine servicing regularly (weekly, monthly, annually, etc.). This strategy typically involves small tasks, such as changing filters.
  • Proactive replacements. This requires replacing worn, broken, or inoperative building components before their failure. Such replacements eliminate high costs and unplanned downtime, as happens during a breakdown.
  • Scheduled refurbishments. This usually occurs in colleges and schools, and other establishments that have cyclic usage. This may also happen at utility companies and continuous process-type facilities. During a scheduled shutdown (i.e., a break between college semesters), all known defective and deteriorated components are repaired or replaced.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Next Steps for After a Fire in Gilmore, OH

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

A calendar that says "What's Next?" Fire occurrences in the home are a once in a lifetime event.

Fire occurrences in the home are a once in a lifetime event. Since this is the case, most homeowners are not knowledgeable on what to do after a fire takes place in their home. To best prepare you in case this ever happens, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia shares a list of Next Steps for After a Fire with you.

Now What?

FEMA gives a checklist to go through after you experience 

  • Contact your local disaster relief service, such as the American Red Cross. They will help you find food, clothing, medicine and a place to stay.
  • If you have insurance, contact your insurance company.
  • Ask who you should talk to about cleaning up your home.
  • Check with the fire department to make sure that your home is safe to enter.
  • Floors and walls may not be as safe as they look.
  • Contact your landlord or mortgage company to report the fire.
  • Try to find valuable documents and records.
  • If you leave your home, call the local police department to let them know the site will be vacant.
  • Begin saving receipts for any money that you spend related to the fire loss.
  • Check with an accountant or the IRS about special benefits for people recovering from fire loss.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. If you have experienced a disaster, simply give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

The Worst Ways Water Can Damage Your Strasburg Home This Winter

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Snow on roof. When the snow on your roof melts, it can cause a flood to your home or even produce mold.

Water can cause damage when the temperature drops. From water being a liquid to becoming a solid, it can cause much damage in both forms. Unfortunately, during the winter months, we need to prepare for water that will most likely freeze. How do we do this effectively and properly? Well first it is important to know the worst ways water can damage your home this winter.

What to Expect from Water This Winter

First, it is important to be aware of what in your home is susceptible to water damage this winter. When the freezing weather hits here are the things that take the hit the most:

  • Your water heater
  • Outdoor water lines
  • Your roof

Your water heater works overtime when the temperature drops to 25 degrees Fahrenheit or below. If you have an aged water heater and it is working extremely hard to heat up, it is more likely to leak or even worse, burst. If you have an older water heater check into buying a new one. Outdoor water lines can often be forgotten about because they are outside! Exterior water lines like garden hoses should be shut off to prevent that pipe from bursting. If you do not need it, you should not use it! Last of all, your roof can suffer much damage from melting snow. When the snow on your roof melts, it can cause a flood to your home or even produce mold. To prevent this, invest in a snow removal rake and take the time to rid your roof of the snow.

For more information on how SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

How to Take Back Your Home After a Storm in Strasburg, OH

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Broken siding. In severe storms, roof shingles and siding can be torn off and damaged from high winds and hail.

Many times, a storm can cause damage to your home. Damage such as water damage, and damage to the exterior of your home can occur. In severe storms, roof shingles and siding can be torn off and damaged from high winds and hail. When your home is damaged during a storm, it is important to immediately take care of the damage to prevent it from becoming worse than it is.

What to Do When Your Home is Damaged by a Storm

According to VACU.org, here are the steps you can take immediately after a storm takes place:

  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Your agent will help answer questions about your claims and determine if the damage will be covered by your plan.
  • Stay away from downed power lines. If you feel a downed line presents danger, call 911 first.
  • Take photos. Document any damage by taking photos from many different angles before you start any clean up or repair.
  • Talk to your neighbors. If several people on your street need to have trees removed, you may be able to save a little money by using the same contractors.

For more information on how SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

How to Deal With Fire Damage in Wilkshire Hills

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

Burning wood. There are many things inside of a home that can be a potential cause of a fire.

There are many things inside of a home that can be a potential cause of a fire. Things such as candles, gas stoves, fireplaces, etc. can increase the chances of a fire occurring in your home. It is important to be aware of what can cause a house fire to prevent one from happening in the future. According to FEMA.gov, “In 2019, the national average of residential structure fire casualties was 6.2 deaths and 25.6 injuries per 1,000 fires.” With this knowledge, it is important to know that it can happen and to know what to do after a fire occurs.

What to Do After a Fire

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia has few tips for you if a fire ever occurs in your home.

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.

For more information on how SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

How Winter Water Damage Can Affect Your New Philadelphia Home

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage can affect your home year-round, even during the winter months. Knowing the ways water can damage your home during colder months can help you prevent extensive damage. Here are the main ways water damage occurs during winter months:

Frozen Pipes
Freezing temperatures cause water in pipes to freeze, causing expansion. Too much expansion leads the pipe to burst. The more you are inside your home, the more water is being used, which adds more pressure on the pipes. Burst pipes bring unwanted damage to walls and floors. Make sure pipes are properly insulated during winter months.

Turn off any exterior water lines, such as garden hoses, before the temperatures drop. You can add extra protection by adding an insulated cover over the spigot.

Melting Snow
If too much snow accumulates on your roof, the risk for flooding and mold growth increases. To avoid snow accumulation, remove snow using a snow removal rake.

Be sure to clean out gutters as well to prevent freezing and damage. Ice can block your gutters, causing them to overflow. This water can seep into your home’s foundation or flood your basement.

Leaking Water Heater
During winter, water heaters must work harder to heat the water due to cold temperatures. The older a water heater, the harder it must work, which can lead to leaks or bursting. Check your unit for leaks, unusual noises, and faulty pipes.

If you experience water damage to your home, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia is Here to Help. We are a locally owned and operated company with national resources, so we can handle any size job. We will respond immediately, and we have the expertise and equipment to restore your property as quickly as possible.

Give us a call at (330) 556-4656 or visit our Website!

Flooded Basements Are No Match for SERVPRO!

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water flooding a house kitchen. SERVPRO of New Philadelphia has highly trained water damage restoration technicians.

It's likely that everyone in New Philadelphia has experienced some moisture in their basement following a storm. Some can be easily dried, and you can go on with your day. However, others can result in water damage and mold can form. SERVPRO of New Philadelphia doesn't want that to happen to anyone in our community.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia has highly trained water damage restoration technicians. We're ready to respond fast when your New Philadelphia home is in need. Check out this Before & After of a local home after a flood. When you have a flooded basement, don't hesitate to get the water damage restoration technicians at SERVPRO of New Philadelphia on your side!

For more information on how SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can help you after a disaster, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Serious Winter Storms in Dundee, OH

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

Cars on a snowy road. Winter storms can become very dangerous within a matter of minutes.

Winter storms can become very dangerous within a matter of minutes. Whether you are traveling, driving, or just outside, the cold weather can do much damage.

According to NOAA.gov, “Recent observations show that:

  • Of injuries related to ice and snow:
    • About 70% occur in automobiles.
    • About 25% are people caught out in the storm.
    • Majority are males over 40 years old.
  • Of injuries related to exposure to cold:
    • 50% are people over 60 years old.
    • Over 75% are males.
    • About 20% occur in the home.”

Make sure to stay bundled up and warm and prepare for the winter weather that is ahead. Check on your loved ones and always be aware of approaching weather so you can prepare properly.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Flooded Basements Are No Match for SERVPRO of New Philadelphia

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded kitchen. From SERVPRO of New Philadelphia you can expect advanced water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment when you experience a flood.

From SERVPRO of New Philadelphia you can expect advanced water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment when you experience a flood or water damage of any kind. When your New Philadelphia home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. We use a scientific approach to water damage inspection and extraction to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible.

How To Take Care of Water Damage

It's likely that everyone in New Philadelphia has experienced some moisture in their basement following a storm. Here is a Before and After picture of a flooded basement at someone’s home in New Philadelphia. Some can be easily dried, and you can go on with your day. However, others can result in water damage and mold can form. SERVPRO of New Philadelphia doesn't want that to happen to anyone in our community. We have highly trained water damage restoration technicians.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!