Water In Your Basement?
A lot of homeowners choose to use their basements as extra living space. Often laying down carpet, putting up dry way and adding plumbing. Having the extra space is amazing, but there are some downfalls. basements often hold excess moisture. This is due to them being underground, and or the foundation shifting. A little bit of moisture can be controlled with dehumidifiers, and routine checks. This will usually keep moisture at a level that will not do much damage or allow mold growth. If you have a storm it is always a good idea to check and make sure excess water is not getting into your home, if it is make sure to contact a professional to try and resolve the situation. If damage occurs and your home does get wet, of course we can always help!
We Can Handle Any Commercial Job In Zanesville and Cambridge
When people think of SERVPRO they often think of small locally owned businesses. Although, you may only see one small company we are in fact a continuously growing franchise with over 1700 locations in the U.S and Canada. What this means is yes, each franchise may seem "small", but we have large resources. We are able to accommodate any size job. If a job is too big for one franchise to take it on alone, we have backup, and will come together to get the job done. So when it really comes down to it the job is never too big or too small for SERVPRO. We do whatever we can to make sure you and your needs are being met. We take pride in being your choice for all your restoration needs.
When Storms Hit The Zanesville Area
When a storm hits it can be devastating. It is Hurricane season so it is important to be prepared. You may not think it is necessary because in Ohio we are lucky enough to only experience a mild portion of these big storms. This however is untrue. We can still experience, hind wind, lighting, and an abundance of rain. These things can cause damage. Excessive rain can lead to unwanted water build up, flooding, and much more. Winds can knock down branches, and cause damage to your roof, windows etc. These storm can lead to power outages that can last several days. make sure you have plenty of water stored, and an alternative source of power if possible. During these times it is important to know SERVPRO is here to help.
It's Storm Season, Be Prepared in Zanesville!
Storms have been rolling through the area, causing many homeowners to experience water buildup in unwanted areas of their home. Often times debris such as roots, mud, and leaves are the cause of your clogged up drainage system. Routine maintenance and keeping all canals clear can greatly reduce your chances of water damage due to high volumes of rain. This Maintenance should include snaking of your drains, and checking for collapsed or broken areas of pipe. Also, Make sure to always keep windows and doors securely shut during bad weather, and check for leaks. Water damage can lead to things such as mold, unwanted smells and loss of your sometimes irreplaceable items. If you do find yourself "under water" don’t panic. We can help! Call Us Today!
Is your business dirty? We can clean it!
We not only assist our commercial clients with emergency situations but also routine cleanings as well. We have worked in many different environments. These include industrial building, restaurants, strip malls, tattoo parlors and more. We can strip and wax floors to get them looking new. We can also clean industrial ranges, and appliances. We do walls, ceilings, and even do windows! We have clients that love our work so much we come back yearly sometimes more to do a top to bottom clean. We can get your banquet rooms ready for wedding season or your new space spic and span for opening day. Just had a remodel? No problem! We do post construction clean up. We know appearance is everything in the world of business and strive to make sure yours will sparkle. Give us a call today!
Storm Prep Checklists for Zanesville
It is storm season, and very important to be prepared. Especially with the devastating Hurricanes that keep are thought to be coming for the country. Always make sure you have a first aid kit, and supplies ready in case of an emergency. You should have a supply bag easily accessible, and ready. Your bag should include things like...
- Non-perishable food items
- Extra medications
- Coloring books
- Board games
Being prepared can make your storm experience so much easier, and maybe even save your life. So many people have the "It will never happen to me attitude" this is not a good way of looking at things. Here at SERVPRO we deal with the unexpected everyday. It can happen to you, so be prepared!
Watch for signs of mold in your commercial building in Zanesville and Cambridge
Whether you are a facility manager, employer, or even a landlord, you most likely understand the importance of combating mold growth. However, the seriousness of preventing mold in your building can often be overlooked. Not only can mold growth cause health effects for people that you oversee, but it can have financial repercussions with hefty consequences. State laws require that areas of employment meet certain safety standards, and employees can be quick to throw the book at employers if their health is at risk. To better prevent yourself against a potential lawsuit, it’s important to know the ins and outs of mold growth.
What Causes Mold Growth?
Mold spores thrive in environments where dense moisture and low light are present. Once spores get a hold of water and oxygen in a darker area, they are bound to spread at a fast rate. Water buildup can occur from broken pipes, leaky roofs, basement/lower level flooding, and a variety of other avenues. Regardless of how stagnant water finds a way into your building, once it’s there, toxic mold has the potential to thrive and be extremely difficult to remove.
What are the Signs of Mold Growth?
Although it can come in different colors and growth patterns, mold is universally recognized by its fuzzy, sometimes slimy texture. As a facility manager or business owner, it is important that you know mold growth can give off signs in a couple of ways.
Visual Evidence of Mold
The easiest way to know that you have mold is to physically see it growing within your building. Once mold has been seen, don’t hesitate to call and have professional mold removal services inside your structure.
Health Complications From Mold
What many business owners and facility managers often overlook are the health issues that arise from mold in an office space. Considering that employees spend anywhere from 8-10 hours a day for 5 days a week inside of the building, they can quickly fall victim to the symptoms of mold growth. Keep an eye on employees, and if you notice a trend of symptoms among many, there could be a possibility of a mold outbreak in your building.
Once a mold outbreak starts, it can cost your business tons of time and money to stop it. Taking proper preventative measures can save you from potentially disastrous results. Here are some best practices to keep your Ohio business safe from mold.
- Check the pipes in your building or hire a crew to perform frequent building maintenance.
- Make sure your building has proper ventilation throughout the entire property.
- Ensure carpets are kept clean and consider replacing old carpet that might become a host for spores.
- Place a dehumidifier in your building throughout the hot, moist summer months.
Contact SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge
In the event that you are facing a mold outbreak in your building, do not try to remediate it yourself. DIY methods are often ineffective and can set up your building more mold problems down the line. If your commercial or industrial building needs mold removal, call SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge at (740) 844-0977!
Do you have smoke damage? We can help!
After a fire our job is to go in and make everything smell, and look as it did before. This includes using both wet, and dry techniques to clean away soot, and smoke residue. Sometimes we have to demolish parts of the home, and start from scratch. The hardest part of a fire restoration job is getting the smoke smell out of the home, and their belongings. We have special cleaning solutions that break down soot, detergents for smoke damaged clothe materials, deodorizers for most surfaces, and where it is really bad we use our Ozone or Hydroxyl machine which can beat almost any smell, and get air to where it should be again. So no matter what kind of damage your home had occurred because of fire. We can help! If you have smoke or other odors, give us a call at (740) 844-0977.
What to do for soot!
A fire can cause major damage to your home. That damage varies depending on the temperature of the fire, and what kind of material is being burnt. We can clean it all. Wet or dry soot natural burnt fibers or synthetic. We have the solution for the job. We usually use Wall and All rinse or another wet solution for heavy wet soot. This allows us to not only clean , but deodorize walls and other surfaces. So what do we do with dry soot, and walls that can't be wet? We use a DRY SPONGE. This sponge is magical and can clean and hold in soot from dry surfaces such as ceiling and latex painted walls. It allows our technicians to clean any surface any time!
What to do after a Spring Storm
Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding and powerful winds can cause roof damage and downed trees on your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready to take steps immediately after the storm.
Take Safety Precautions
Heavy winds and rain can create physical hazards such as collapsed roofing materials, window damage, collapsed walls or standing water in the basement or home interior. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture, carpeting, and building materials making the perfect environment for mold growth that can cause health effects. Shut off the main gas line if you smell gas. Beware of broken glass, exposed nails, and other sharp objects on the property. Contact SERVPRO at 740-844-0977 to help do basic tasks to secure your property and make it safe to use. If necessary, arrange for an alternative place for you and your family to live while your property is being restored to safe living condition.
Photograph the Damage
If it is safe to move around your property, use your cellphone or a camera to photograph the damage so that you will have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure that you are fully compensated.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Contact your insurance agent to notify them about the damage to your home immediately. The company will send out an adjuster to determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.