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Fire Damage

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Damaged exterior from fire

Who Will Rebuild?

After the devastation a fire can cause, in most cases, there will be some element of rebuilding that will need to take place.  This fire was in a residential unit that will need completely gutted. After the fire department extinguishes the blaze, they must often poke holes to check for hot spots in the walls to make sure the fire is completely out with no chance or risk of flare up. This causes total devastation to the space and hiring a contractor is often needed.

We Are Your Solution!

SERVPRO of the North Coast s is a fully licensed and proven General Contractor that can help you fully restore your space. We can assign a project manager to your claim to walk you through a scene like this to completion to make sure that your space is brought back to life.

Call Today for A Free Estimate

Reach Us At: (216) 221-3333

Contents are Often Overlook in a Fire

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Contents are Often Overlook in a Fire Cleaning contents after a fire.

Contents are often easily overlooked in a fire. Most homeowners or tenants, are worried about the damage and devastation that a fire calls to the property. They’re worried about their couch, they are worried about their vehicle and their wallet, but it’s easy to forget many of the little things that can add up and cost a lot of money to a customer. Here at SERVPRO of the North Coast, we make every effort possible to restore every item an article in your home or property that has been damaged or effected by a fire. This includes all of your electronics, DVD collections, clothes, shoes and all other personal items and keepsakes that can be restored. We know that our customers are in an uncomfortable situation with any type of loss, so that’s where SERVPRO of the North Coast comes in to deal help you deal with the devastation of your loss. We are #HereToHelp 

Please call us 24/7 (216) 221-3333

What to do till help arrives.

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do till help arrives. Basement flood in North Olmsted

Should you have the unfortunate experience a water damage, safety should be your number one priority. There are many safety issues you need to be aware of to protect your family. Two of the most common safety issues are “slips and falls” and electrical hazards, however, there are others.

Water Supply

  • If possible, turn off the water supply to minimize the water damage and safety concerns. Take caution when entering all rooms with wet flooring to prevent injuries from “slips and falls.”

Electricity

  • To prevent being shocked or electrocuted, do not enter a room with deep standing water that may be exposed to electricity.
  • If the water is high enough to reach the electrical outlets, have an electrician inspect your wiring to prevent electrical shock.
  • Have electrical appliances such as furnaces, freezer, washer and dryers dried and serviced by a qualified repairman if the water has reached their electrical unit.

Gas

  • If you smell gas, turn off main valve and leave the area. Call the gas company immediately.
  • Have gas appliances inspected by a qualified repairman if high water has reached their gas controls.

Structure Stability

  • Water damage on a second floor can compromise the ceiling below. If you see sagging ceilings do not enter the room.

Sewer Damage

  • Sewer backups can present diseases and bacteria and should never be cleaned without personal protective equipment.

If you have a water damage call SERVPRO of The North Coast at 216-221-3333 to assist.

Biohazard Cleanup

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Contamination of your home due to sewage backup, trauma, hoarding situations or any biohazard can be a difficult and trying time for you and your family.  Allow SERVPRO of The North Coast to alleviate this stress for you. 

Biohazard cleaning can be a difficult and dangerous process. Exposure to and improper handling of biohazard materials can lead to serious health complications. Specialty training and experience is of key importance when addressing these situations. SERVPRO of The North Coast can properly and safely remove and dispose of these materials according to OSHA and health regulations. We have the proper cleaning agents and safety equipment to provide these services.

Need help with biohazard? Call us today at (216)221-3333. Let our employees put you and your family at ease and return you to the comfort of your home.

Meet Your Local SERVPRO

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

General Meet Your Local SERVPRO SERVPRO North Coast Team

NOC Operations, Inc. dba SERVPRO® of The North Coast is an Ohio Restoration Service Company that partners with 1600 SERVPROS® nationwide. SERVPRO® provides a full range of services designed to reduce the impact of an unplanned event resulting in structural and content damages. SERVPRO® of The North Coast serviced Northeast Ohio for the past 32 years. We have 13 background checked team members , including 1 project coordinator, 3 project managers, 3 two-man restoration crews, 1 restoration floater, 1 account manager, and 1 administrative support staff member.

Prevent Spring Water Damage with These Tips from SERVPRO of The North Coast

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Spring is just two short weeks away. After a cold, long winter, we’re all excited for spring and the sunny days of summer in Northeast Ohio. 

However, warm weather does bring April Showers. There are a few thing we can do to avail the potential of water damage. Taking time to check the following maintenance areas you will lessen your chance of water damage to your home.

  1. Cleaning your gutters and making sure they are in good repair goes a long way in preventing water intrusion in your home.
  2. Each spring, SERVPRO receives many calls about water damage caused by outdoor spigots that are turned on. If you turn them off and drain the water supply to your outdoor spigots in the winter, you can have a damaged pipe due to the heavy freeze. When you turn your spigot on, make sure there are no leaks. If there are leaks, turn off the spigot immediately before any damage occurs and have your pipe repaired.
  3. Spring is a good time to inspect your roof. Ice damming is common in the winter months and can damage your shingles, flashing, eves, and overhangs.
  4. Check that your landscaping slopes away from your home. If it slopes towards your home, so will the water from the spring storms.
  5. Outdoor drains can get clogged with debris and leaves, so make sure they are free of debris and draining properly.
  6. Your sump pump will work over time, so make sure it’s working properly. If it’s old, this would be a good time to replace it before it fails.

Enjoy the warm weather. If you do experience an unexpected water damage, call SERVPRO of The North Coast at 216-221-3333. We are here to help!

Fire Prevention Week

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Prevention Week - 10/7/18-10/13/18

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) fire prevention week theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware-fire can happen anywhere”.

  • Look for places fire can start
  • Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm
  • Learn two ways out of each room

SERVPRO cares about its customers and hopes that you take the time to educate yourself, your family and your employees to take mind in preventing fires and what to do in the case of a fire. Fires can come from an array of different sources, so many in fact that it is almost impossible to list them all. Fire can start from human error, lit candles, cigarette smoking, appliances, electrical, fireworks, cooking and so on. They can range from small in scale (minimal (if any) structure and soot damage) to large in scale (major structural and soot damage and even water damage). They occur in homes, businesses, residential complexes, vehicles, recreation vehicles, boats, etc.

Should you or your business have a loss, contact SERVPRO @ 216-221-3333 and let our professionals help you. But, also, please make sure to be on the look out for potential hazards and keep yourself and those around well informed and educated in fire prevention and safety. There is much information on the NFPA website that can help. Go to www.nfpa.org for additional information/resources.

Ottawa County, June 2018

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ottawa County, June 2018 Here to help when we are needed!!

SERVPRO franchises do not worry only of their own territories, but also those that are near and far.  SERVPRO of the North Coast (as do other SERVPRO franchises) responds to help our fellow franchises when the need arises.  Ottawa County, Ohio was hit with heavy rains that started in the evening of 6/12/18 and ended in the early hours of 6/13/18.  Up to 6” of rain fell in various areas during this time.  No matter how much a homeowner may prepare their basement and/or take the necessary precautions in preventing water damage, when Mother Nature calls, there is no control over what may or may not happen.  We answered the call and were there to help.  Along with continuing to service our current projects we rallied to help our neighbor franchise in assisting as many homeowners as possible in the cleanup and dry out of their basements as quickly as possible.  Weather events happen and along with those events come home and business damage.  SERVPRO of the North Coast is here to help.  Call us 24 hours a day @ 216-221-3333 and let us help you in whatever manner possible.

National Safety Month

6/9/2018 (Permalink)

Community National Safety Month Keep yourself well and safe!

June is National Safety Month and week 2 is Wellness week.  It is important to prioritize your wellness. Our wellness has an impact on the physical aspects of both home and work life and also on our mental wellbeing.  Here are some tips to help improve daily wellness:

  • Take stairs instead of elevators/escalators
  • Take a walk on your lunch or break and/or take a walk through your neighborhood in the evening
  • Have a healthy snack for those in between meal cravings
  • Join an exercise class, your local parks department may have several to offer
  • Take breaks during the day, stand up and stretch
  • Visit your doctor annually, discuss with them all of your concerns, ensure you are getting all the proper tests
  • Ensure you get the proper amount of sleep every night (7-9 hours)
  • If your employer has wellness programs, join them, take advantage of them
  • Encourage family, friends and coworkers to join you in your efforts

Being observant of our physical surroundings along with physical wellness can help prevent accidents/injuries at home and at the worksite.  Our safety often depends on those around us.   Keeping yourself well can help ensure the safety of you, your loved ones and your coworkers.  The above tips are just a few ideas.  SERVPRO cares about the wellbeing and safety of our customers so please, use these tips and also look deeper into how you can keep yourself healthy, happy and safe, not only in the month of June but all year long.  www.nsc.org

Sump Pump Maintenance

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

First, let’s answer the question what is a sump pump? A sump pump is a small pump that is installed to help keep the area underneath a building dry and to prevent it from flooding.  They are installed in the lowest part of the basement or a crawl space.  They are normally installed in specially constructed pits which is where water flows into through drains or through migration through soil.  The pump’s job is to pump the water out of the pit and away from the building.

Here are some tips to help with the maintenance of your sump pump so as to prevent water intrusion in your home:

  • Make sure the pump is plugged into a GFCI outlet
  • Make sure the cord in in good shape
  • Check the pump occasionally to ensure it is running and the breaker has not tripped
  • Ensure the pump is standing upright in it’s crock
  • Periodically pour a bucket of water in the pit to make sure the pump starts automatically
  • Remove the pump from the pit and clean the grate on the bottom
  • Check the outlet pipes to ensure they are tightly joined together and are draining at least 20ft from the foundation
  • Ensure the vent hole in the discharge pipe is clear
  • Install a backup battery in case of power failure

Should you still get water in your basement from sump pump failure or inability of sump pump to keep up due to the amount of water coming in, call SERVPRO of the North Coast and we can help with the clean up. We will address your structure as well as any affected contents and set the proper drying equipment to ensure your basement is thoroughly dried out.  We can be reached 24/7 @ 216-221-3333.