Difference between rain damage and flood damage
What is the difference between rain damage and flood damage to your Avon, OH home?
Rain damage is caused by falling water. A leaky roof or window can cause rain to intrude into your home. Gutters and downspouts can also be a large contributor to rain damage. It is important to clean your gutters and downspouts to keep the rain away from your walls and windows.
Flood damage is caused by rising water. Improper grading, failing drainage, or rising creek water are all examples of how flood damage can occur in your home. Flood damage can also cause cracks to your foundation allowing excess water to intrude into your home.
It is important to professionally dry the structure so you can prevent further damage. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County uses updated technology and professionalism to treat your home as it is ours. We want to help you restore your home “Like it never even happened.”
Personal Contents Restoration in Avon, OH
So you experienced a house or business fire, what happens to your damaged contents?
Our crews will work with you once the property has been released and deemed safe to enter to collect what personal items you would like us to restore. Some things unfortunately aren't always salvageable but we will promise to do our best to bring your favorite photos, keepsakes, clothing and so on back to life. If you experience a business fire our SERVPRO team can help restore important documents that have been water damaged with professional document drying.
SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We go through all your belongings that we pack up and we will pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition.
Make SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County your first call and we will help make it your personal contents look “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial Property Damage Damage in Avon, OH
Being a property manager in Avon, OH can be stressful. We understand that not all emergencies happen during business hours so whether a renter lets a bathtub overflow or failed to tell you that a toilet or pipe under a sink was leaking, we’re here for you. Our certified water damage restoration crews are ready to help 24/7.
As the property manager, you are responsible to both that tenant with the damage and the other occupants of the complex. SERVPRO is trained and certified to remediate water damage and make it look “Like it never even happened.”
It’s important that water damage is handled properly the first time because dangerous mold can grow if moisture isn’t taken care of. This is not just a risk to your future tenants but your business in general. Let SERVPRO handle the mess!
Structural Drying After a Storm in Avon, OH
After a storm, your property and belongings are our top concern. Our office makes sure there is ongoing communication so you know what is happening every step of the way. We communicate directly with your insurance agent so there are no unexpected charges.
Complete cleanup and restoration are vital after storm damage. Moisture has a tendency to hide. If you have structure damage from the storm our certified professionals will use the proper equipment to see if there is any moisture hiding in the walls or floors.
Our goal is to always make it look "Like it never even happened." Our technicians will make sure all water has been extracted and all structures have been dried properly.
We are faster to any size storm disaster. Call SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County, we’ll be there to help!
Severe Storms Don't Have to be Your Enemy!
Are you a homeowner in Avon, OH? Severe storms don’t have to be your enemy.
While rain water in by itself doesn’t pose a huge threat, rainstorms that are heavy and occur over several days can expose your home to water damage. Here are a few tips you can take to reduce water damage risks:
Check your roof
If your roof is in good condition many risks are eliminated. Your roof is your first line of defense from water damage. When you have loose shingles or cracks this can quickly lead to internal water damage in your attic or ceiling. If you’re unsure the condition of your roof, call in a professional to check it out so you are prepared for Spring and Summer storms!
Inspect Your Gutters
Having well running gutters in place can be critical when experiencing heavy rainfall. Gutters help keep water away from your foundation and entering basements, so it’s important to keep them clear. When you direct water away from your foundation you eliminate the risk of puddling around it which in turn will seep into the ground. Downspouts should be installed to direct water 5-10 feet away from your home. Doing so, will help greatly reduce risk for water damage after a storm.
Checking these two things this spring will help reduce your risk for water damage after heavy rains. But as always, we are ready to help 24/7 if you find yourself with water damage or storm damage.
Who to Hire for Fire Damage in Avon, OH
A house fire in Avon or Avon Lake, OH is devastating. It can be overwhelming making decisions after such a great loss. We are your locally owned fire damage restoration professionals and our goal is to help you get back in your home and ease the stress along the way.
If you get fire damage restoration professionals in soon enough after a house fire, they can mitigate or eliminate the smoke and ash damage from the fire and prevent further damage to your property. Unfortunately, if you don’t get the pros in early, the damage becomes worse and worse and the costs to repair will begin to skyrocket within just a few weeks!
Know Who to Hire
Many companies claim to be fire damage restoration specialists, but they may not actually have the proper training and certification to do the job. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the primary oversight agency for the industry. Companies recognized, registered and certified by the IICRC will have taken extensive coursework to earn their certification.
If your Avon or Avon Lake home is in distress, give us a call. We're here to help 24/7.
Restoring your important belongings in Avon, OH
After a house fire or commercial fire in Avon, OH our certified professionals will take inventory of what’s salvageable, non-salvageable and questionable. This will help communication with your insurance adjuster and your insurance settlement.
All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County fire damage professionals will work to determine what cleaning method is best for your contents. Once pretesting is done, our technicians will clean and deodorize all your restorable items and contents to their preloss condition. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is capable of restoring electronics, family photos, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding and much more. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County will provide you will an inventory list of all items that are being “claimed” if needed.
If you have fire damage in your home or business call SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County today so we can help restore your property.
Flooded basement cleanup in Avon, OH
Basements in Avon, OH can be prone to flooding.
Water always runs from high to low ground, and this means that under the right circumstances your basement becomes an unwanted swimming pool. But where does the water come from?
- One common culprit behind basement flooding is rain. Excessive amounts of rain in a short period of time can overload basement waterproofing systems, saturating the earth around your basement and then pushing in through foundation cracks.
- Even properly waterproofed basements fail because they can't handle the incoming water load, your basement will flood.
- The slope of your lawn can contribute to flooding.
- If you have flood insurance, call your insurance provider. If you're not sure, check your plan. Some companies deliberately omit floods and won't cover the replacement of any water-damaged items. Knowing this upfront is very important. A lot of people just assume they are covered from flood damage and are shocked when they find out they are not.
- The insurance company will send out an adjuster to assess the damage, take a list of all the items and call in a professional and many insurance professionals in our area will tell you to call SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County!
Whether you go with insurance or not, you'll want to call an expert like SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County. We will handle the mess and get you home back to normal quickly.
Why people call SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County
SERVPRO has been serving and restoring America Since 1967. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County has been helping home and business owners recover from water and fire damages across the Cleveland area since 1996. With a network of over 1,700 Franchises nationwide means faster response when major disasters strike. You can rely on us to be faster to any size disaster.
SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County can usually be on-site within four hours to help and that fast response helps minimize damage. We have earned the trust of our local insurance agents by serving their policy holders with respect and integrity. The more we restore, the less that needs to be replaced. This helps our clients save millions of dollars each year.
We offer 24-Hour Emergency Service to Avon, OH homeowners, when you’re facing a disaster, you need us fast! The sooner we arrive, the better the chance we can reduce damage and save you money. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County certified professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. When you call us a trained, uniformed, certified professional will respond and will walk you through the job process and then work quickly to restore your property to preloss condition whenever possible.
Preparing to Sell Your Home
Selling your home can be an overwhelming experience as you coordinate between realtors, inspections and potential buyers. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is happy to help clean your house and get it ready for showings and its sale. With our highly trained crews we are prepared to help with any cleaning task ranging from mold remediation to deodorization to general cleaning services. If you experienced a water damage in the past and it wasn't taken care of properly, our crews can help restore your home so it is show ready! We have helped many homeowners prepare and sell their homes with a top to bottom cleaning. Our thorough cleaning services can include wiping ceilings and walls, trim, the exterior of baseboard registers, and cleaning the inside and outside of kitchen and bathroom appliances. Window cleaning and floor cleaning are a great way to finish the project up and add the final sparkle to your fresh home.
We would be happy to set up a time for an estimator to come onsite to answer any questions you may have, and to get you a good idea of what the project would entail and cost. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is always here to help.