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Water damage you can and cannot see in Amherst, OH

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Even small water damages in Amherst, OH have the potential to cause serious structural issues over time if they’re not handled properly.

The key to avoiding costly future water damage restoration to your Amherst, OH home is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County has the equipment, training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur. Our certified technicians use the proper equipment which makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense when it comes to water damage repair in Amherst, OH. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. We have water damage drying down to the science. Our team uses a program to tell us exactly how much equipment is necessary to properly dry your home.

SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County has the training and equipment to make water damage look "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage repair in Amherst, OH

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Ceiling water damage from pipe burst in Amherst, OH This bathroom in Amherst, OH suffered from water damage after a pipe burst.

Understanding what type of water you are dealing with in Amherst, OH is critical. 

Clean water is water from a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean unless it comes through the walls/foundation. Gray water is slightly contaminated water; clean water becomes gray water when it is left untreated. Black water is highly contaminated and filled with fungi, bacteria, and chemicals. Black water is usually caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster. Black water should always be handled by a trained professional because it can be extremely dangerous to your health.

If your Amherst, OH home has water damage a few things you can do are:

-Shut off the water source if possible or contact someone to do it. Make sure you know where your shut off is because the sooner you shut off the water, the less damage you will have.

-Remove excess water by mopping and blotting. Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing tabletop items. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.

-Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions.

-Move any paintings, art, computers, documents, and other items of value to a safe place.

-Do not leave any books, newspapers, or magazines on wet carpet.

-Do not use your household vacuum cleaner since there is potential for electrical shock. 

-Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and do not enter the room if the ceiling is sagging.

Our team responds FAST. If you find yourself with water damage in Amherst, OH give us a call. We are here to help.

Kitchen Water Damage Repair in Avon Lake, OH

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

If your dishwasher or garbage disposal in Avon Lake, OH springs a leak, you can be looking at water damage within cabinets and across your flooring in addition to compromised plumbing. Areas below your kitchen or wet bar can also sustain soaked walls and ceilings. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County will begin the recovery effort within hours of contacting us – any time of the day or night. When you place your water damage repair in our hands, we act fast, assessing the situation and making a plan that will have you back in the kitchen enjoying good times with friends and family, rather than mopping and dealing with unpleasant odors.

Dirty dishwater or food debris can swiftly change clean water to a contaminated condition. Our fast response often can contain water damage to a moisture problem only, a straightforward issue we can resolve quickly. If the affected areas are saturated with gray water, full of decaying food, microbial growth can begin within a very short time. Our certified technicians are trained to follow the water trail, evaluating where the water may have migrated so that you are not surprised by additional damage after the obvious problem seems to have been solved. Once we have inspected completely, we will devise a plan that repairs, cleans and dries out all affected areas, ready for the final touches that will bring your Avon Lake, OH house back to its preloss condition.

We are Flooded Basement Cleanup Specialists in Avon and Avon Lake

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. Call SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County as soon as you find water damage in your Avon basement. 

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly if you have an approved claim – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

We are Amherst, Avon Lake, Avon and Sheffield Lake's water damage restoration company! 

What happens when you have water damage in Avon Lake, OH

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

The water extraction process is the first step in water cleanup in your Avon home. Whether your issues result from standing water in a business or standing water in the home, any objects that obstruct the drying process must be removed immediately to avoid increasing issues. If you have a lot of standing water in your basement, submersible pumps may be utilized in order to remove any standing water in the flooded basement. A pipe break, such as the ice maker supply line break, are common issues that lead to a flooded home. The pipe break in a flooded home should be identified as a visible or hidden supply line break in order to quickly alleviate the issue. A hidden pipe break is normally more difficult to resolve than a visible pipe break, as the issue may not be a spontaneous occurrence, and therefore may have been damaging the home for a significant period of time before its discovery. For the mitigation of costs, identifying a supply line break as soon as possible is necessary. 

If you choose to file an insurance claim, we will working directly with your insurance company to ease stress on you throughout the process. 

If you have water damage in your home, give us a call! 

We are your local water cleanup company in Avon!

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

Who do you call when you have water damage in Avon, OH? Make SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County your first and only call! 

When your Avon or Avon Lake home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need water removal company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. We are your water damage repair specialists in Avon.

SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is your local water damage cleanup company. We specialize in making water damage look "Like it never even happened." 

As fall is approaching, it is important to make sure your gutters remain clean and clear to help draining water stay on the outside of your home where it belongs!

If you are faced with water damage call SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County.

Broken pipe in Avon?

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Did one of your pipes break or burst? A busted pipe can cause a lot of water damage if the water isn't shut off quickly!

Water damage from busted pipes doesn’t just happen in the winter. It’s common for water damage to occur when bathroom or kitchen pipes break as well.

This winter the temperature is expected to be colder than usual. When that happens it can cause pipes in your Avon, Amherst, Sheffield Lake and Avon Lake home to freeze and then burst when the temperatures rise. 

Regardless how or why your pipes break, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County can help with the water cleanup and dry your home or business when this happens. Our team consists of certified, highly trained and qualified technicians who make sure to get the work done quickly and effectively.

We work directly with your insurance so you don’t have to! Timing is everything so our main goal is to get your home or business dry quickly and efficiently to prevent any type of secondary damage which can lead to costly future water damage repairs. 

We have teams ready to help 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call today!

Large or Small Water Damage in Avon

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

No disaster is ever too small for our services in Avon or Avon Lake. Because water spreads so quickly, we follow the same protocol for all water damages. We want to help you protect your property and restore it to like-new excellent condition. When water damage restoration professionals like SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County leave your home, you should rest assured there won’t be any further water damage or mold.

One thing to remember is that the sooner we can begin, the more easily we can get your home dry again. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, but that always begins with your initial call to us. We are always here to answer your call and provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions possible 24/7.

As water spreads, it continually infiltrates the many different materials it encounters. Our equipment is designed to remove this water, and our techniques prevent water stains and discoloration wherever possible. Some items do become permanently damaged when in contact with water, which makes it crucial to react as quickly as possible. The faster you respond, the less damage you will have. If you let your contents sit in standing water for any amount of time, they might not be salvageable.

SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County here is here help the Avon Community when any size water damage or fire damage happens. Call us when disaster strikes 440-245-2115.

Floods are the most common natural disaster in Avon

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Floods are one of the most common natural disasters in Avon. Living so close to the shoreline, there is a potential for suffering flood damage. However, it is usually quick, heavy rainfall that causes sump pump failures and flooded basements. Unlike any other natural disasters such as hurricanes that have typical peak season, flooding can occur anywhere and anytime. Floods cause billions of dollars a year in property damage.  Approximately 90 percent of all presidentially declared natural disasters involve flooding. 

These are some of the flood terms used to identify a flood hazard: 

-A flood watch indicates that conditions are favorable for flooding to develop. Be prepared to move to higher ground. 


-A flood warning means that flooding is occurring or will occur soon.  If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

-A flash flood warning means that flash flooding is occurring or imminent. Move to higher ground immediately.  

If a flood does strike your home or business, give SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County a call. We are prepared to handle any size disaster. The sooner we get to work on your home or business means a better chance of restoring your property. It also reduces the chance of mold caused by standing water. 

For more flood information visit the FEMA site at: www.FEMA.org 

SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County proudly serves the Avon, Avon Lake, Amherst, Sheffield Lake, Vermilion,  Bay Village, Westlake and North Ridgeville Communities.

Emergency Services we offer in Avon, OH

6/9/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County offers several emergency services? 

We offer:

Emergency Board Up and Roof Covering/Tarps:

Our professional board up/roof covering service can help you minimize potential damage to your property prior to a storm or help you secure your property after an unexpected disaster occurs

  • Emergency Temporary Repairs: Help you minimize further damages, safely secure your property and begin the cleanup and restoration process.
  • Weatherization: Winterizing plumbing pipes is a process that prepares household plumbing for freezing temperatures that can cause leaks and breaks in the home
  • Temporary Fencing: From various projects, such as construction or unexpected disasters.
  • Generators and Temporary Power: Ensure that you have the power you need when your primary source is shut down.
  • Emergency Heating and A/C: HVAC Specialist available 24/7
  • Tree Impact/Removal: Emergency Tree removal, haul away, & stump  grinding available.
  • Hail Damage: Inspection and repair estimates providedIce Backup Damage: If your icedamaged roof cannot be repaired on the spot, we will temporarily fix it to prevent further damage.
  • Tornado Damages: Repairs and cleanup to homes and businesses following catastrophic storms.
  • Wind Damage: Provides specialized emergency cleanup and restoration services to bring your property back to normal with minimal interruption
  • Reconstruction and Repair services:  Full service restoration, mitigation, and reconstruction provider for properties damaged by wind, water, fire, hurricane, floods, smoke, mold and any other disaster.

Call for a consultation to find out how we can help you today!