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Are You Prepared For The Winter Storm Coming?

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

With it being officially being Winter it is important for everyone to be prepared. Especially businesses. If a storm caused damage to your business would you be ready? Here at SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge we offer a  free Emergency Ready Profile that outlines exactly what to do in case of an emergency. Generally only 50% of businesses that experience a shutdown due to an unexpected event such as a fire, or storm never get back up on their feet. This is why it is very important to be prepared, and know who to call. This insures your business has as little down time as possible. We will make sure your prepared for any emergency The best part is. It won't cost you a thing! Before getting hit with a Winter storm, give us a call at (740) 844-0977 to set up your FREE Emergency Readiness Profile.

Winter Has Arrived In Cambridge and Zanesville Today!

12/22/2022 (Permalink)

Ready or not winter is here! I don't know about you, but I am already chilled to the bone. In Ohio you never know what kind of winter we will have. I always hope for mild temperatures with a lot of white fluffy snow. It is the end of December. Not only does tomorrow mark the first day of winter, but it is also the shortest day of the year. So in translation that means you get to get in bed early and drink hot chocolate while snuggled deeply into a blanket. Right? Either way stay safe, stay warm, and enjoy the holiday season! Take the time to hug your loved ones, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Merry Christmas from SERVPRO Zanesville/Cambridge!

How We Handle Water Damage in Cambridge

12/22/2022 (Permalink)

When our technicians are called to a water damage job they know what to expect. We bring all the equipment necessary to get the job done. We first go in and assess the situation. Usually we already have what we need on board. If there is standing water we extract it. Then of course we spray a anti-microbial to prevent mold growth. After this is done thee drying process begins. We set up our drying equipment which consists of air movers, and dehumidifiers. We then go in daily, and monitor the drying progress. We shortly know if a material is going to be able to be restored of if it will need replaced. Our fast system, and excellent techs save both you and you insurance company money by getting the job done fast!

Cleaning Up Soot in Zanesville

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (740)-844-0977

Being Emergency Ready For Winter in Cambridge, OH

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

During storm season it is important for everyone to be prepared. If a storm caused damage to your business would you be ready? Who do you call? Here at SERVPRO Zanesville/Cambridge we offer a  Emergency Ready Profile that outlines exactly what to do in case of an emergency. Generally only 50% of businesses that experience a shutdown due to an unexpected event such as a fire, or storm never get back up on their feet. This is why it is very important to be prepared, and know who to call. This insures your business has as little down time as possible. We gather all your emergency contacts in a easily accessible location, along with location of the water and gas shut off valves at your business. We will make sure your prepared for any emergency. The best part is. It won't cost you a thing!

Mold is More Common Than You Think Around Ohio

12/5/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is a fungi that can grow anywhere there is moisture. The best places to check for mold are places with high humidity. These could be areas such as your basement, crawl spaces, and your bathroom. Mold can grow on plants, fabrics, tile, even your wallpaper. Spores travel through the air, and can develop within as little as 24 hours, on damp surfaces. Unfortunately mold will not dissipate on it's own. No worries though because we can help at SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge! 

Our equipment is designed to dry the even hard to reach places. If you feel your home may have some mold, give us a call. We offer free estimates, and are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions or concerns you may have. 

Are You Cooking This Holiday? Be Prepared With Fire Safety Tips

12/5/2022 (Permalink)

*Keep an eye on your cooking and stay in the kitchen. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires.

*Wear short or close-fitting sleeves. Loose clothing can catch fire.

*Watch children closely. When old enough, teach children to cook safely.

*Clean cooking surfaces to prevent food and grease build-up.

*Keep curtains, towels and pot holders away from hot surfaces and store solvents and flammable cleaners away from heat sources. Never keep gasoline in the house.

*Turn pan handles inward to prevent food spills.

*If you have to leave the kitchen, even for a second, turn off the stove.

*Use a timer so you’ll remember that the stove or oven is on.

*Keep the kids away from the cooking area. Enforce a “kid-free zone” and make them stay at least three feet away from the stove.

*Consider purchasing a fire extinguisher to keep in your kitchen. Contact your local fire department to take training on the proper use of extinguishers.

Christmas Safety: Extension Cords Edition

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

Not enough cord for your lamp or radio to reach the nearest outlet? Just plowing through the junk drawer for an extension cord? This may not be a good idea. Extension cords can be very helpful in delivering power right where we need it. However, regardless of the gauge or rating of the cord, an extension cord is a temporary solution, and is not meant to be used as a long-term extension of your household’s electrical system.

Using extension cords properly is critical to your safety. With continuous use over time, an extension cord can rapidly deteriorate, creating a potentially dangerous electric shock or fire hazard. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) offers the following tips for staying safe from electric shock and electrical fires:

  • Do not overload extension cords or allow them to run through water or snow on the ground.
  • Do not substitute extension cords for permanent wiring.
  • Do not run through walls, doorways, ceilings or floors. If cord is covered, heat cannot escape, which may result in a fire hazard.
  • Do not use an extension cord for more than one appliance.
  • A heavy reliance on extension cords is an indication that you have too few outlets to address your needs. Have additional outlets installed where you need them.
  • Multiple plug outlets must be plugged directly into mounted electrical receptacles; they cannot be chained together.
  • Make sure the extension cord or temporary power strip you use is rated for the products to be plugged in, and is marked for either indoor or outdoor use.
  • The appliance or tool that you are using the cord with will have a wattage rating on it. Match this up with your extension cord, and do not use a cord that has a lower rating.
  • Never use a cord that feels hot or is damaged in any way. Touching even a single exposed strand can give you an electric shock or burn.
  • Never use three-prong plugs with outlets that only have two slots for the plug. Do not cut off the ground pin to force a fit. This defeats the purpose of a three-prong plug and could lead to an electrical shock. Never force a plug into an outlet if it doesn’t fit.
  • Use extension cords with polarized and/or three-prong plugs.
  • Buy only cords approved by an independent testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), ETL-SEMKO (ETL) or Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
  • Do not substitute extension cords for permanent wiring.

Do You Have Water In Your Basement?

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

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!

Storm Prep!

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

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...

  • Flashlights
  • Water
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Clothes
  • Blankets
  • Candles
  • Extra medications
  • Batteries
  • 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!