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.
How To Prevent Spring Storm Damage in Zanesville
Spring is just around the corner and that means so is the rain. Like they say, Spring showers bring May flowers. But Spring storms often bring flooding and storm damage as well. Here are some tips to help prevent Spring storm damage in Zanesville and Cambridge:
- Clean out your gutters and downspouts- this prevents clogging that will add weight to your roof causing roof damage and possible roof collapse
- Seal windows, doors, and roof- these areas are prone to heavy storm waters leaking through
- Search for cracks in your foundation- even small cracks in you foundation can cause major damage as water sits in the ground and seeps into your home
- Install a backflow valve in your basement to prevent sewage backup- when there are heavy rains, the city sewage system becomes overwhelmed often leaving you with the problem of backflow.
Hopefully, you don't have any issues due to Spring storms but if you do call SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge at 740-844-0977. We are open 24/7 and always here to help our community!
Prevent Frozen Pipes In Zanesville and Cambridge, OH
Temperatures have reached way below freezing already this year. During this kind of weather it is very important to prepare your home for the harsh weather.
- Make sure your pipes are insulated. You can even buy heat tape to wrap your exposed pipes in at your local hardware store.
- It is also a good idea to leave your cold water dripping in the night, and when you will not be frequently using water. This keeps movement in your line and helps to prevent freezing.
When water freezes it expands. When this happens in an enclosed area. Such as a pipe. It can cause severe damage. Your pipes can burst under the pressure and leave your home soaked. Winter is one of our busiest times of year, and frozen pipes are the leading cause of water damage in the winter. So stay warm, and stay dry this winter and if you happen to have a water damage give SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge a call at (740) 844-0977.
How To Handle Water Sitting Outside Of Your Home
Mother nature as we all know has a mind of her own. Sometimes what she decides to do outside makes it way into our homes. Water could come in from weakened spots in the foundation, through a unsealed windows or doors. Often times it is rerouted towards our homes do to clogged drains. When this type of loss occurs, even though you have insurance. It may not be covered. SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge works along side insurance representatives, and adjusters but we can also work directly with you. If your not covered we can still help. We walk you through the job process, and provide a clear estimate of all the work that we do and the cost. That way you know exactly what you are paying for, and the services provided. We also use industry prices so you will NOT be overcharged. When disaster strikes. We are here to help no matter the situation. Give SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge a call at (740) 844-0977.
Why chose SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge to handle your storm damages
SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.
WHY CHOOSE US?
When a storm hits your home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.
Locally Owned and Operated
A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Highly Trained Fire Restoration Technicians
TRAINED WATER DAMAGE SPECIALISTS
As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.
- Water Damage Restoration Technician
- Applied Structural Drying Technicians
RESOURCES TO HANDLE STORMS AND DISASTERS
When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events.
SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge IS A LOCALLY OWNED COMPANY
We are proud to serve our local communities: locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or storm emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.
Do you think you have mold on the outside of your Zanesville home?
Did you know that here at SERVPRO we not only treat mold growth within your home, but also on the outside? It is very common for mold to start growing on the outside of your home. whether it be on your porches, garage or on your siding we can help. We offer power washing services along with anti-microbial solutions that can help to prevent mold growth. When we see an area that is effected we go in and stop mold in its tracks. We can even bring our own water source, if one is not available to us. Our truck mount allows us to take what we need, for any job. Inside or out. Our technicians are always ready to help keep you, and your family mold free.
Get Your Emergency Readiness Plan for Your Business in Zanesville or Cambridge!
SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge can not only meet all residential restoration, Mold, and cleanup needs, but commercial emergencies as well. We like to make sure our business owners, and managers are well taken care of, and prepared. We go to businesses all around the area and offer free Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP). These are special plans designed by our marketing agents, the business owners, and managers. These plans are listed out step -by-step so our clients know what to do in case of an emergency. These ERPs cover things such as who do you call first, where is the breaker box, and sprinkler shut of located. These ERPs can end up saving businesses a lot of money, by helping to prevent, and reduce damage during an emergency. For your free ERP contact our offices today!
Leave the job to us at SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge
When you experience a water loss it may be your first instinct to try and clean the area yourself. Although, you may be able to clean up the standing water. It takes special equipment like dehumidifiers, air movers, and moisture monitors to properly dry your walls, floors, and other surfaces. If you do not properly dry these. It can lead to bowed or swollen walls, floors and ceilings. It can also lead to a mold infestation. These are all things that can be avoided if the proper procedure is followed. That is why we offer free estimates. We can come in asses the situation, and let you know what we would do. That way you are still involved and aware of the services we are performing. No secrets at SERVPRO. We are just here to help!