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1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Top 500 Ranked Logo, Top 500 Top Logo SERVPRO is proud to be recognized once again as one of the best overall franchise opportunities by Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500

SERVPRO is proud to be recognized once again as one of the best overall franchise opportunities by Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500. SERVPRO was named #8 overall (up 2 spots from 2021) and #1 in the cleaning and restoration industry for the 19th consecutive year.

The ranking evaluates franchises on categories such as growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. SERVPRO climbing up on the ranks is a testament to the brand’s resilience and strength, especially with the challenges that businesses were faced with this past year.

SERVPRO of South Euclid Pepper / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike is proud to be part of the SERVPRO network of over 1,900 individually owned and operated franchises that span the United States and Canada. Our team of highly trained, highly dedicated professionals specialize in fire, water, and storm damage restoration services. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

Have questions? Give us a call today at 216-932-4498 or visit our Website!

Prevent Winter Water Damage to Your Pepper Pike Home

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Icicles on a pipe The biggest issue, and one of the most common causes of damage during winter, is frozen pipes.

Winter can be a beautiful time of year, with snow blanketing the land. Along with beauty, winter months can bring freezing temperatures, snowstorms, and ice storms. Keep your Pepper Pike home or business safe and dry during the colder months by being aware of the ways water damage can occur and taking the proper measures to prevent damage.

Frozen Pipes

The biggest issue, and one of the most common causes of damage during winter, is frozen pipes. Freezing temperatures cause the water in pipes to freeze, causing H20 particles to expand. When these molecules expand too much, the pipe will crack or even burst, causing water damage the property. This damage can be minor or major, depending on whether the water in the building has been turned off or not. Keep in mind that the more you are in your home, the more water is being used, which adds more pressure on the pipes. Damage can range from a slow drip to major flooding. Here are some ways to prevent or limit damage due to frozen pipes:

Insulate pipes. The best way to prevent pipes from freezing is to ensure your pipes are properly insulated. Exposed pipes are the most susceptible to freezing.

Seal leaks. Make sure any leaks that allow cold air inside are sealed, using caulk or insulation.

Secure outdoor hoses, valves, and faucets.

Let warm water drip overnight when temperatures are cold, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall to help prevent freezing.

Adjust thermostat accordingly. It is recommended that you keep your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night, and during extreme cold to reduce the strain on the furnace.

Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

If you notice signs of frozen pipes, the best thing to do is to act quickly. SERVPRO of South Euclid Pepper / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike is dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces costs. Give us a call today if you suspect water or flood damage at 216-932-4498 or visit our Website!

SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike: Large Loss Response Team

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Fallen tree branch on a road with rain When you are dealing with a storm, flood, or other disaster, immediate action is crucial.

When you are dealing with a storm, flood, or other disaster, immediate action is crucial. No job is too large for the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, and SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. Whether you’re dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or flood, we have a network of strategically placed storm teams on standby. We are always prepared for the unpredictable, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce costs.

The highly trained storm damage specialists at SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike use advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques to get your property back to pre-storm condition. Should a disaster strike near you, or if you have any questions about our storm response services, give SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike a call at 216-932-4498 a call or visit our Website.

Who’s New in Town? SERVPRO Team Dobson!

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and ready to respond in a moment's notice.

SERVPRO is a fire and water - restoration and cleanup company! We specialize not only in fire and water, but also in mold, general cleaning, COVID-19 sanitization, and more!

Team Dobson is pleased to now be able to serve the community of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike and surrounding areas. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of South Euclid/Lyndhurst/Pepper Pike.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." We are master restorers and always prefer to restore rather than replace. We are not only experts in what we do, but we also care about our customers as if they were family. We value our customers and always want to make sure they feel taken care of and understood. Our priority responders are always available to answer questions and make sure the process from your first call to your last payment is smooth.

SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike understands 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 (216) 932-4498 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

What’s the smell of something burning? A fire!

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

house on fire It is important to know what is most likely to cause a fire in your home and how you can avoid it.

Almost everyone has had the experience of a burning smell in their home. The first reaction to a burning scent is to figure out where it’s coming from. Sometimes the burning smell could be from the toaster, something in the oven, or it could be an electrical issue. Whatever it is, it needs to be taken care of quickly. It is important to know what is most likely to cause a fire in your home and how you can avoid it.

What Causes House Fires?

According to NFPA.org, “Heating is the second leading cause of US home fires and home fire injuries and third leading cause of home fire deaths.” Why is this? The fires are typically started from heating equipment such as space heaters. They account for every 2 of 5 fires in the US. Electrical home fires are a leading cause of home fires in the United States, as well. Roughly half of all home electrical fires involved electrical distribution or lighting equipment. Due to this, it is important to be aware of your lighting equipment. This means lamps mostly. Whether it is a short lamp or a tall lamp, make sure to not cover the lamp with any kind of fabric. The bulb in the lamp becomes very hot and catch on fire materials that are close to it.

SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike 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 (216) 932-4498 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage in South Euclid

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

water damage in home with bucket and sponge When water damage occurs in your home, it can lead to major damage. That's where SERVPRO comes in!

“Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters your home can experience, costing billions of dollars annually” (iii.org). There is no place like home, so it is important to protect it at all costs. When water damage occurs in your home, it can lead to tearing out walls, floors, and ceilings. It can mean throwing away household items that are non-restorable. A water-damaged home can take a toll on a household as the process requires patience and dealing with the possible loss of meaningful things. Let’s check out how water damage can be prevented in the home.

How to Prevent Water Damage

Here are some great tips from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs.
  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.


SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike 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 (216) 932-4498 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

What Your South Euclid Commercial Building Needs This Winter

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

office building in winter It's important to protect your commercial building from the harsh winter elements!

In the winter, the cold weather and what comes from it can take a toll on exteriors and interiors of buildings. It is important to take preventative maintenance steps to avoid costly restoration. Below are some tips on how to prevent water damage in you commercial building! 

How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Commercial Building

Here are some great tips to prevent water damage in your commercial building:

  • Inspecting the roof at least twice per year (and after any serious storms)
  • Clean the roof drains of debris
  • Clean out the gutters
  • Examine the sheet metal, copings, and previously repaired sections when walking the perimeter
  • Check for wrinkles or tearing on roof-to-wall connections and flashings
  • Conduct a moisture survey to find leaks

SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike 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 (216) 932-4498 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

When You Have A Flood...

1/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Euclid/Lyndhurst/Pepper Pike offers water damage restoration, for both residential and commercial properties.

Frozen burst pipe, backed up floor drains, sump pump failure, toilet supply lines, or flood, we have the ability to assist with your emergency water clean-up services.

No matter the source, we remove standing water quickly, which may reduce further secondary damages to your home. Plus, we dry affected materials in the home fast and efficiently. Our crew makes every effort to make it “Like it never even happened.”  Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After you contact us, we send a trained crew to your residence to deal with your water emergency.

Water, depending on the source, may contain some level of contamination, which is why we take the necessary steps to clean and sanitize the affected areas. SERVPRO technicians use professional products to disinfectant the home. Also, the crew may use antimicrobial solutions to prevent future issues.  In addition to cleaning the house with professional products, water damage restoration may also include cleaning and drying materials in the home and discarding any contaminated items.

First, we remove the water, then we clean the affected areas before the drying phase begins. This step helps protect the team during the cleanup phase.  It is important to reduce health risks and possible exposure to the occupants in the home. It's also important to note that the moment water enters the home, depending on the source, the environment inside the residence can become vulnerable to various microorganisms that can have adverse health effects. Contacting us right away is a vital step towards making your home safe to live in once again.

SERVPRO of South Euclid/Lyndhurst/Pepper Pike flood damage services can restore your home when possible. Our goal is always, to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (216) 464-4498 at any time 24/7 to assist with your water emergency.

Hailstorms!

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Ensure proper coverage before a major event; know who you are dealing with after a storm hits.

When it comes to natural disasters, Mother Nature can be unpredictable.  Knowing you have the proper insurance coverage beforehand and knowing whom to deal with to handle repairs in the aftermath can help protect your property and your finances. 

Hail can quickly damage your home and or vehicle. For autos, comprehensive coverage may be necessary to safeguard your vehicle; however, a basic liability policy may not provide adequate coverage. When it comes to your home, hail damage can be covered by a standard homeowner's policy, but coverage can be affected by factors such as where you live and the type of policy you have purchased.

SERVPRO of South Euclid/Lyndhurst/Pepper Pike recommend the following tips to avoid becoming a victim of insurance fraud should you experience damage during a hail storm, or any storm that causes damage.

  1. Be wary of door-to-door solicitors
  2. Make sure contractors are licensed
  3. Read all documents before signing anything
  4. Keep copies of all documents signed
  5. Be leery of contractors trying to provide "advice" about insurance coverage

Insurance industry statistics estimate hail damage to exceed $1 billion annually in the U.S., mostly to roofs and cars. Understand the risks of where you reside and the types of catastrophe coverage available. 

What is Lake Effect Snow?

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

If you live in the Northeast Ohio area or anywhere along the great lakes, then the words “lake effect snow” are very familiar to you.

According to Weatherology.com Lake effect snow is something everyone has heard mentioned at one time or another, but this phenomenon is rarely explained in detail. Oftentimes, the furthest explanation that is given is that cold air is blowing over the lake, resulting in some heavy snows. This description just scratches the surface of what needs to happen for lake effect snow to occur. Let's dig into the science behind lake effect snow, who gets the most, and what ingredients need to come together for any sort of lake effect snow event to occur.

Lake effect snow will only occur when there is a large enough difference between the cold air blowing over the lake and the surface water temperatures that are present in the lake. When the temperature between these two variables is 13 degrees celcius or greater, lake effect snow is possible. When this temperature difference occurs, the lakes essentially act like boiling pots of water as steam can often times be seen rising out of the lake. These clouds of steam are the first step in the production of lake effect snow. The greater the temperature difference is between the water and the cold air aloft, the larger the amount of moisture is that rises into the atmosphere. https://weatherology.com/articles/191/What+is+Lake+Effect+Snow%3F.html

The Great Lakes create unique weather patterns. One of those weather patterns is lake effect snow. Lake effect snowstorms occur in only three places in the world: the Great Lakes, the east shore of Hudson Bay and along the west coasts of the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. While people in the snow belt regions have learned to adapt, living near the lakes and experiencing lake effect snow still affects the economy and culture in significant ways. For example, winter sports like skiing and snowmobiling are major industries in some snow areas. This lesson explores how the Great Lakes influence lake effect snow, other factors that contribute to it and ways of reading weather conditions to forecast lake effect storms.  http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu

Wikipedia states Lake-effect snow is produced during cooler atmospheric conditions when a cold air mass moves across long expanses of warmer lake water, warming the lower layer of air which picks up water vapor from the lake, rises up through the colder air above, freezes and is deposited on the leeward shores.