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Common Misconceptions About Storms in New Philadelphia

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

lightning There are many misconceptions about storms including thunder, lightning, and the flooding that can occur as a result.

There are many misconceptions about storms including thunder, lightning, and the flooding that can occur as a result. Keep reading to learn the truth about some common misconceptions.

  1. “Counting the number of seconds between lightning and thunder determines the distance away from the storm.”

The idea is that every second that passes after a lightning strike indicates one mile of distance from the storm. This is a misconception, with a hint of truth to it.

According to the Cleveland Weather Examiner, it takes five seconds for thunder to travel one mile. So, if you see a flash of lightning and count ten seconds until you hear thunder, the storm is two miles away.

  1. “Lightning always goes from the ground up”

The first lightning myth most people learn is that lightning always strikes down from the clouds. After this is proved false, we usually learn that lightning is transmitted from the ground up toward the clouds. However, what is usually not explained, is that there are unseen cloud-to-ground lightning strikes that do occur prior to the visible lightning bolt. So, lightning comes from both the cloud and the ground.

  1. “You can drive a SUV or pickup truck through the flood waters if it doesn’t look too deep.”

You should never drive a vehicle through flood waters no matter how big or heavy the vehicle is, or how deep the water may look. Two feet of moving water can easily sweep a car or truck away. Flood waters can also appear shallow and end up being deeper than you think.

If you find yourself in need of help from flooding, water, or roof damage, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week! We will arrive as quickly as possible and begin to assist you. If you have any questions or need help, call (330) 556-4656 or visit our Website.

3 Fall Gutter Issues in New Philadelphia

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

person taking leaves out of gutter When your New Philadelphia home has gutter issues it can result in water damage in your home.

When your New Philadelphia home has gutter issues it can result in water damage in your home. A simple fix with your gutter could save you thousands of dollars in damage. Below are issues in your home that you should look out for:

 ? Damaged Gutters

? Clogged Gutters

? Clogged Downspouts

How to Tell If Your Gutters Need Fixed

Damaged gutters may have cracked or separated from the fascia or each other due to the weight of winter ice or snow. Clogged gutters are full of pine needles, twigs, leaves, and other tree debris that have either fallen from overhanging branches or been washed into the gutters by heavy rains.

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) 556-4656 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

How to Prevent Damage from Winter Storms in New Philadelphia

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

snow truck plowing snow There are certain things you could look for after a storm to see if your home incurred any damage.

Heavy snowstorms are bound to sweep through New Philadelphia. There are certain things you could look for after a storm to see if your home incurred any damage. Here is what to expect from the first heavy snowstorm of the year.

What to Check After a Snowstorm

  • Make sure the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector are working. This is important as most homes will lose electricity during a blizzard and must burn wood or fuel inside the home to stay warm.
  • Check for broken water pipes and shut off the water supply until a professional can come and repair them.
  • Look around your home and check for any broken or shattered windows. Temporary fixes include covering them with plywood or taping blankets for insulation.
  • Listen to a radio for any roadblocks or emergency announcements.
  • If you have a chimney, make sure there is no structural damage. You don’t want to light a fire and have the smoke backing up into your home.
  • It’s important that you check for broken tree limbs as well. They could fall later and damage your yard or even cause potential injury.

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) 556-4656 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

5 Fire Safety Tips for Commercial Buildings in New Philadelphia

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

space heater Home heating is the second leading cause of fires in this country.

“At this time of year people have the heat turned on and many use space heaters and other sources to keep their homes warm. Home heating is the second leading cause of fires in this country, and The Red Cross has steps people should follow to avoid a fire in their home.” Provided below are tips from The Red Cross to help you prevent house fires in your New Philadelphia home.

How to Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Here are ways to prevent house fires from The Red Cross:

  • All heaters need space. Keep children, pets and things that can burn (paper, matches, bedding, furniture, clothing, carpets, and rugs) at least three feet away from heating equipment.
  • If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs, carpets or near bedding or drapes. Plug power cords directly into outlets - never into an extension cord.
  • Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended and use a glass or metal fire screen to keep fire and embers in the fireplace.

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) 556-4656 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

The Best Sewage Cleanup Company in New Philadelphia

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

dirty water in basement Sewage backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible.

Nothing can ruin your day quite like a home sewer drain backup. When this dirty, gross mess takes over your day, the only call to make is the one to SERVPRO of New Philadelphia!

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness.

Special training and equipment are necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. SERVPRO of New Philadelphia offers 24-hour emergency service if sewer system backup occurs in your home.

Sewage backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

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) 556-4656 or visit our Website. We are

Always Here to Help!

Is Burning Safe in New Philadelphia?

11/5/2022 (Permalink)

house on fire If you have a fire outbreak at your New Philadelphia home…call SERVPRO of New Philadelphia today.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia is here to give you some tips about burning at your home.

  • Get rid of young, sprouted growth.

Land and Legacy recommends to top kill young wooded species of tree growth to at least 2 inches DBH. DBH means the diameter of each tree is measured at “breast height”, defined as 1.35m up from the highest point of ground at the tree's base. The biggest culprits of young growth are species like cedar, honey locust, Osage orange, and other sprouts. This can turn the clock back almost three years, says L&L.

  • Fire pit safety

Fire pits can be the highlight of any backyard. Just ensure you are following proper protocol when it comes to burning. Ensure the pit is at least 10 feet away from any structure, avoid windy conditions that can spread embers, and keep a hose or bucket nearby in the case of fire outside the pit.

  • Firework safety

The CPSC has some good tips on home fire work lighting. “Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks. Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. Never point or throw fireworks at another person. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.”

No matter how safe and precautions you may be. Accidents can always happen. If you have a fire outbreak at your New Philadelphia home…call SERVPRO of New Philadelphia today. We are the area’s #1 fire restoration company.

After the fire trucks are gone, your New Philadelphia home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of New Philadelphia has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. We are Faster to any size disaster with the specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet. 

For immediate assistance give us a call at (330) 556-4656 or visit our Website.

SERVPRO Winter Checklist in New Philadelphia

10/29/2022 (Permalink)

checklist with red marker There’s so much to do around your home in these cool months that it’s hard to remember everything.

Winter is coming and SERVPRO is here to help! There’s so much to do around your home in these cool months that it’s hard to remember everything. Taking time to do these simple tasks can keep you and others within your home safe. Follow this checklist here:

  • Clean your gutters out
  • Have sidewalk salt on standby
  • Make sure your generator runs properly
  • Have your chimney cleaned out
  • Order or split your own firewood
  • Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors work properly and batteries are changed
  • Inspect your roof
  • Make sure doors and windows are sealed
  • Winterize your sprinkler systems and pool
  • Check the drainage system around your home
  • Cover or store patio furniture away
  • Run your snowblower before a big storm hits, and keep a shovel on hand

If you experience any disaster during these cold months, call your local SERVPRO at (330) 556-4656 or visit our website. We too, are homeowners of the area and want to make sure our community is taken care of.

Detecting Water Damage in Your New Philadelphia Home

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged building SERVPRO of New Philadelphia specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup.

After a big rainstorm for all of us with basements we always have that fear of a flood. Sometimes it is obvious and sometimes it is not so obvious. Obviously, if we see 3ft of water when we walk down the stairs it is pretty easy to tell that there is some water damage. But there are sometimes when areas in our home have not necessarily flooded but that does not mean they have not been affected by the water. 

  • Leaks or Damage on the Roof/Ceiling
  • Swollen Drywall
  • Loose Caulking 
  • Wood Starting to Rot
  • Humid or Moist Smell inside the Home
  • Water Stains on Walls or Ceilings
  • Cracking walls
  • Peeling/Bubbling Paint or Wallpaper


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) 556-4656 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia is a Large Loss Response Team

10/14/2022 (Permalink)

clouds SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can handle both large losses in a different state and local losses at the same time.

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO Team Dobson is ready to assist, whether it's here in our local communities or somewhere across the country. We are a Large Loss Response Team, so we can travel anywhere to collaborate and help other SERVPRO franchises. Our customers are always top priority. "Even in the worst situations, it's amazing how SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

Handling Large Losses and Local Losses

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can handle both large losses in a different state and local losses at the same time. Our team strategically uses our people, equipment, time, and resources. One is not more important than the other, rather SERVPRO is a help to our community as well those around us. Simply, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia has the capacity to help those in need wherever a disaster strikes.

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) 556-4656for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

In Need of Commercial Carpet Cleaning? Call SERVPRO of New Philadelphia!

10/10/2022 (Permalink)

carpet that says clean SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can take care of all your commercial carpet cleaning repairs.

Have you ever walked into a hotel that had dingy carpet? If you have, you automatically get the perception of the room being unclean. Now this may be untrue, and the questionable carpet can have this unattractive look from years of wear and tear. This perception is an easy way of having a customer never return to your establishment. SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can take care of all your commercial carpet cleaning repairs. 

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type, and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. Our franchise professionals use the latest IICRC training, as well as state of the art equipment to remove entrapped soils, dust, dirt and grime within your carpet's pile and backings. Here are the types of carpet cleaning services SERVPRO of New Philadelphia provides:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short, piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When colorfastness is an issue.

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) 556-4656 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!