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Commercial Property Restoration in Gilmore

1/29/2023 (Permalink)

commercial property with water damage When you are looking for a restoration company, expertise and experience make all the difference in how much time and headache it takes to recover.

Commercial property restoration requires a diverse set of skills, experiences, training, and equipment. SERVPRO of New Philadelphia has all these credentials and more. When you are looking for a restoration company, expertise and experience make all the difference in how much time and headache it takes for your property to fully recover. We have over 35 years of experience and industry training that you can expect when it comes to restoring your building or facility from any size or type of disaster. We do all this with your concerns in mind. We are often able to complete the process with minimum disruption to your employees, clients, and business operations.

Trust that your local restoration professionals at SERVPRO of New Philadelphia will make your commercial restoration and cleaning disasters, "Like it never even happened." Here is a short list of the types of commercial properties your local SERVPRO services.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

If you are in need of fire and restoration or cleaning services at your Wilkshire Hills, Pekin, Strasburg, or surrounding areas commercial property you can give us a call for immediate assistance or visit our Website to learn more. Call (330) 556-4656 to speak with one of our representatives.

3 Ways to Stay Safe from Winter Weather in Dundee

1/23/2023 (Permalink)

row of houses covered in snow Not only are you possibly at risk during cold winter weather, but if you have pets, they are also at risk.

Winter weather in Dundee, Malvern, Midvale, and their surrounding areas can be beautiful and sometimes dangerous. Freezing temperatures and snow flurries are likely to be risky if you find yourself caught out in a storm. Fortunately, with the latest technology we can see when a storm is headed our way and prepare accordingly. Not only are you possibly at risk during cold winter weather, but if you have pets, they are also at risk.

Remember to take precautions for them as well. When temperatures are cold or below freezing, it is best to not leave them outside for extended periods of time. “During severe storms the heavy snow burden may cause roofs to collapse, or knock down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages and subsequent loss of heat in homes.” Visit this Website to learn more. Stay safe and stay indoors as much as possible when cold weather becomes dangerous!

3 Tips for Staying Safe When Winter Weather Hits                     

  • Check weather updates so you can prepare accordingly.
  • Take precautions for pets before the storm hits.
  • Make an emergency kit with things like food rations, flashlights, candles, and more!

For more information on how SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can help you after a disaster, call us at (330) 556-4656 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Why You Need Commercial Mold Remediation in Gilmore

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting.

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of New Philadelphia. We respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

Unique Challenges from Mold

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. Here are the mold services SERVPRO of New Philadelphia offers to your Malvern, Pekin, Uhrichsville, and surrounding areas property:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning

Although mold spores are normally present in most environments, mold spores may grow and multiply if moisture levels and humidity are not returned to normal levels.  Mold can spread quickly through your Midvale home or business in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect, test, and assess your property. Our Indoor Air Quality Professionals will evaluate the quality of air inside your property for the presence of mold. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation and make it, "Like it never even happened."

Does your commercial property have a mold problem or are you wondering if it does? Visit our website to Learn More or call (330) 556-4656.

3 Ways to Prevent a House Fire in Strasburg

1/13/2023 (Permalink)

lighting a candle Due to the cold winter season, candles, space heaters, and fireplaces are used more frequently, therefore resulting in a higher risk of house fires.

There are many ways to prevent house fires, but in this article we are going to share three ways to prevent a house fire. Due to the cold winter season, items such as candles, space heaters, and fireplaces are used more frequently, therefore resulting in a higher risk of a house fire.

3 Ways to Prevent a House Fire

  • Never leave a fireplace unattended. use a glass or metal fire screen to keep fire and embers in the fireplace.
  • Turn off portable space heaters every time you leave the room or go to sleep.
  • According to gov, “Keep lit candles at least 12 inches from anything that can burn. Don't use lit candles in bedrooms, bathrooms and sleeping areas. Blow them out when you leave a room or home, or when you go to bed. When you use candles, place them in a sturdy, safe candle holder that will not burn or tip over.”

If a fire does occur in your home, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia is Here to Help. We can restore your home from start to finish. We provide services such as,

  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  • Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Restoration

If you have experienced water damage to your home or commercial property in Gilmore, Midvale, Dover, and or in their surrounding areas, you can call SERVPRO of New Philadelphia for immediate assistance. Call (330) 556-4656 or visit our website to Learn More!

5 Tips to Follow When a Winter Freeze Strikes Your Dundee Home

1/5/2023 (Permalink)

broken pipe bursting water When a winter freeze occurs, this type of storm can cause quite the damage to your residential and commercial building.

Winter freezes are no joke, especially in Gilmore, Malvern, Pekin, and their surrounding areas. When a winter freeze occurs, this type of storm can cause quite the damage to your residential and commercial building. Recently, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia received over 400 calls from residential and commercial buildings that experienced water damage from frozen pipe breaks. Frozen pipe breaks are the leading cause of water damage in buildings during the winter season. There are ways to prevent this sort of damage. Ways to prevent your water pipes from freezing and then breaking is to make sure they are insulated well. Yes, your water pipes need insulation too. This will keep the freezing weather from getting to them and causing water damage to your home when they break. However, if your water pipes break and you don’t have the opportunity to insulate them, here is what you can do:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.

If you have experienced water damage to your residential or commercial building and are seeking complete restoration, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia is Here to Help. We are leading experts in fire and water damage restoration, and we want to make your space look, “Like it never even happened.” We are available 24/7 to serve our local Midvale, Wilkshire Hills, Winfield, and surrounding areas community. For immediate assistance call (330) 556-4656 or visit our Website!

3 Tips on How to Avoid Ice Dams on Your New Philadelphia Home

1/5/2023 (Permalink)

icicles on roof Since an ice dam can cause much damage to your home, below are 3 tips to help you prevent them this winter season!

Ice dams are a common occurrence in the winter season. Ice dams occur more often than you would think. Our insurance agent friends are very familiar with water damage caused by ice dams occurring on the home. What is an ice dam you ask? According to the University of Minnesota, “An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.” Since an ice dam can cause much damage to your home, below are 3 tips to help you prevent them this winter season!

  • Make sure to clean leaves, sticks, and other debris from rain gutters and downspouts. This allows melting snow on the roof to flow into gutters and through downspouts.
  • Try to keep the snow on your roof to a minimum. Long-handled devices called "roof rakes" let you stand on the ground and pull the snow off the roof. Keeping heavy snow loads off your roof reduces the chances for both ice dam formation and roof failure due to the weight.
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clear of snow and icicles all winter.

If you have experienced water damage to your residential or commercial building and are seeking complete restoration, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia is Here to Help. We are leading experts in fire and water damage restoration, and we want to make your space look, “Like it never even happened.” We are available 24/7 to serve our local Midvale, Wilkshire Hills, Winfield, and surrounding areas community. For immediate assistance call (330) 556-4656 or visit our Website!

How to Safely Run a Wood Burner in Your Dundee Home

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

fire in house Dover, Winfield, Malvern, and surrounding area residents should be cautious when it comes to leaving their home while the wood burner is in use.

Running a wood burner through the cold months is one of the coziest, classic feelings of all time. However, Dover, Winfield, Malvern, and surrounding area residents should be cautious when it comes to leaving their home while the wood burner is in use. According to ready.gov, a home can be completely engulfed in fire within only five minutes. It is also said that to prevent any chimney or wood stove fires, you should only burn well-seasoned wood. The wood should be dried for at least a year to allow moisture to be released. When the wood has no moisture, it reduces the amount of creosote buildup released dramatically which decreases the likelihood of a fire occurring. If you or anyone you know experiences loss due to a house fire in Minerva, Dundee, New Philadelphia, and surrounding areas, contact your local SERVPRO of New Philadelphia for professional disaster relief. Call us at (330) 556-4656 for immediate assistance or visit our Website to learn more.

How to Avoid Winter Water Disasters in Dover, PA

12/19/2022 (Permalink)

frozen pipes Whether you own a business or if it’s your Gilmore or Malvern home, both are susceptible to frozen pipes when temperatures reach below freezing.

Western Pennsylvania is very familiar with frigid cold weather. From the months of November to March it is likely that cold weather will have taken its toll. This frigid cold weather can take quite the toll on your Dundee, Strasburg, and Winfield home, especially if you haven’t taken the right precautions. One main side effect of winter weather is frozen pipes. Whether you own a business or if it’s your Gilmore or Malvern home, both are susceptible to frozen pipes when temperatures reach below freezing.

How to Take Care of Frozen Pipes

It is important to take care of frozen pipes as soon as possible. The longer pipes are frozen, the more likely they are to expand and create cracks in them. This is unfortunate because when the weather finally warms up again, the pipes then thaw and lead to water leaks. A water leak can be quite destructive depending on two factors: how long the water has been leaking and how big the crack is. Here are best practices to thaw frozen pipes from RedCross.org,

  • If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
  • Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
  • Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.
  • Apply heat until full water pressure is restored.
  • Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

For more information on how SERVPRO of New Philadelphia can help you after a disaster, call us at (330) 556-4656 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Winter Fire Safety Tips for New Philadelphia Homes and Businesses

12/14/2022 (Permalink)

fire alarm SERVPRO of New Philadelphia cares about your family’s safety.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia is just as excited as you are about all the holidays, treats and activities. But as winter is at its peak---let’s review some winter safety fire tips to keep everyone safe throughout the holidays.

No matter what you use to heat your Dundee and Uhrichsville home, making sure the heating device is in good working order is very important. With so many things that could go wrong with heating equipment during the summer and spring months when you are not using them---this needs to be a priority in the winter. 

Get your central heating system cleaned and serviced by a New Philadelphia local, certified HVAC company, such as SERVPRO, every year. Make sure you change your furnace filter before you turn on the system too. If you have a gas heater, make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working and functional. Those do have a shelf life. So, make sure it’s in good, working order!

If you have a drafty Malvern home and you utilize space heaters---make sure to follow proper safety protocols. Make sure the space heater has room to breathe with at least three feet of empty space, never place clothing or blankets near a space heater, do not place the unit near draperies or furniture, and never leave a space heater unattended or left on when you sleep.

 If your Minerva home has a fireplace--- get your chimney inspected annually to make sure it stays clean and open. You can even hire a chimney sweep to clean it out every fall. Make sure to repair any cracks in the fireplace. Always use the fireplace as intended with the screen to ensure no sparks hit the carpet or flooring. And never use gasoline to start a fire in your home fireplace.

Lastly, this is a great time to go over what to do in the case of a fire at Gilmore and Strasburg home. Teach your children and family members where to go and how to respond, and what to expect in the case of fire. Practice stop, drop, and roll, and create a fire escape plan on paper.

SERVPRO of New Philadelphia cares about your family’s safety. We are the number one fire restoration company in the New Philadelphia area, with 15 territories all over NE Ohio and Western PA. Should you need a professional company for fire restoration, SERVPRO of New Philadelphia has the expertise and manpower to take care of any size job---large or small. Call us today at (330) 556-4656 or Learn More by visiting our website!

Common Misconceptions About Storms in Dover

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, in Dover, Uhrichsville, or Minerva, 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.