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September is National Preparedness Month!

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

image of SERVPRO National Preparedness Month Graphic We know the stress and time it takes to recover after a disaster. We urge you to plan and be prepared in advance!

Are you prepared in case of a disaster? Disaster may sound like a scary word, something that would not happen to you or your family. But disaster could come in the form of a bad storm with heavy rains and winds, a mold problem in your bathtub, or a grease fire in your kitchen.

In the same way people make new year resolutions, National Preparedness Month is a great time to create, review, or revise your plans in case of an emergency.

FEMA offers some wonderful tools to help you and your family prepare for a disaster.

At SERVPRO of West Erie County we help customers through fire, water and mold every day. We know the stress and time it takes to recover after a disaster. We urge you to plan and be prepared in advance!

If you should have an emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are fire and water restoration experts and dedicated to helping the members of our community.

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The Importance of Appearance for Your Commercial Property

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

Clean exterior of a commercial building SERVPRO of West Erie County is here to help you get your commercial property in tip top shape!

Everybody knows that first impressions are the most lasting. But the cleanliness and appearance of the exterior of commercial buildings is not always a priority. Of course, health and safety concerns are number one, but after that, matters relating to appearance are often pushed aside. 

The exterior of your building sets the tone for what customers expect when they walk inside. If your property is well-maintained, it tells customers, you take pride and value in the products or services you are offering.

Additionally, employees are often happier and more productive in well maintained, clean, and organized workspaces. Investing in the maintenance of a building will often keep you informed and alert to any emerging or potential problems. It is recommended to perform a building inspection once a year to take notes on the appearance and functionality of your commercial building.

SERVPRO of West Erie County Recommends:

  • Checking for Chipped Paint: Chipped or peeling paint can dramatically the effect the appearance of your commercial building. A fresh coat of paint can really brighten up the building and make it look more inviting.
  • Roof Inspection: If your roof has not been looked at in a while, it is a good idea to have a professional come and inspect it. You do not want to find out you have a roof problem, by walking into a mini lake in your office or building.
  • Mechanical Systems: Again, it is better to take preventative care than waiting for a problem to happen. HVAC systems should be serviced at least once a year. You do not want to wait until the middle of November to make sure your furnace works.
  • Windows and Glass Doors: Dirty, smeared windows look bad from the outside and the inside. When the sun shines in on a nice August day, customers and employees can see everything. SERVPRO of West Erie County can come clean your windows and have them looking shiny and smudge-free in no time!

SERVPRO of West Erie County is here to help you get your commercial property in tip top shape. We want the best for you and your customers. For more information about the services we provide, visit our website.

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A Timeline of SERVPRO's Emergency Response

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

"We are faster to any sized disaster" with trucks SERVPRO of West Erie County is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We take pride in being "Faster to any size disaster."

Below is a timeline of what kind of response time you can expect when you call SERVPRO of West Erie County. We know time is of the essence when a disaster strikes your commercial business.

One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Professional will contact you to arrange for service.

Four Hours: A SERVPRO Professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

Pretesting:  A SERVPRO Professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

Eight Hours:  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally the adjuster or property manager.

Cleaning & Restoration: A SERVPRO Professional will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure the property is taken care of right the first time.

Final Walk-Through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted to help ensure satisfaction.

SERVPRO of West Erie County is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter the disaster, you can rest assured, we are prepared! That is why we pride ourselves on being “Faster to any size disaster.”

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Carpet Cleaning in Cranesville, PA

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning If your home or commercial business needs carpet cleaning, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Erie County!

The professionals at SERVPRO of West Erie County are equipped to handle any size disaster 24/7. We are the restoration experts when it comes to fire, water, or storm damage to your home or business. Water can flood your home, smoke and soot can damage your belongings in a fire, and a storm can cause damage to your roof.

Although we are well known for our fire and water restoration services, we provide cleaning services, such as carpet cleaning, as well. Cleaning all the carpets in a commercial building can be a daunting task. Especially for a janitorial crew who already have other daily duties.

Even the highest quality carpets can become dirty and worn down. SERVPRO of West Erie County is happy to help!

Preventative Care Actions:

Regularly vacuum

Spot removal

Flushing carpet to prevent matting

Moving furniture to prevent wear down from traffic patterns

Using welcome mats to minimize dirt and water being tracked in

Professional Cleaning

A good rule of thumb is to get your carpets cleaned once every year. The frequency depends on how much soil buildup there is, as well as how well you take preventative steps, and the amount of traffic.

If your home or commercial business needs carpet cleaning, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Erie County. We will have your carpets looking like new in no time!

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Help! My Restaurant's Walk-In Fridge Needs Water Clean-up

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Clean walk-in fridge If your walk-in fridge or freezer is compromised by water, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Erie County!

Restaurants are crucial for meeting the food demands of the community quickly and easily. Not only do restaurants help feed the community, but they also provide stable work for many people.

In recent times, restaurants have not had it easy. A restaurant must be able to store food properly to be successful. If your walk-in fridge or freezer is compromised by water, it can seem like a nightmare of disastrous proportions.

SERVPRO of West Erie County provides commercial water clean-up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The professionals at SERVPRO of West Erie County are highly trained to mitigate damage, clean spaces, and even rebuild if necessary.

Tips to Protect Your Inventory from Water Damage:

  • Keep the door closed when not in use. This helps ensure your refrigerator or freezer is not working harder than necessary to keep your items cool.
  • Hire an expert to come clean all the components to your walk-in per local regulations
  • Keep the door hinges well lubricated and tightened to ensure the door closes and locks properly
  • Make sure that all the fans and refrigeration coils are unobstructed so there is sufficient air flow
  • Hire an electrician to service your walk-in. Loose or damaged wiring in an overworked refrigeration system can cause arcing. 

After quickly extracting all the water from your property, SERVPRO of West Erie County will employ the use of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the air. We will make your property look “Like it never even happened.”

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Commercial Lighting Equipment Safety in Summit Township

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Office lighting in ceiling According to the NFPA, electrical fires are the second leading cause of office property fires.

How much do you know about the lighting equipment and safety features in your commercial building? According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) electrical fires are the second leading cause of office property fires. Yet, many electrical fires can be easily prevented through proper installation, maintenance, and a greater overall awareness of potential hazards. 

SERVPRO of West Erie County is here to keep you and your business stay well informed and safe. Below are some tips to reduce the likelihood of an unpredictable electrical fire.

Corroded Wiring, Hot Spots, Fuses, and Circuits: Use an infrared thermal imaging scanner to periodically check electrical circuits and equipment for hot spots. Smaller businesses may consider hiring a licensed electrician to come perform the inspection and scan, whereas; a larger business may consider training one of their own employees.  

Location and Maintenance of Electrical Distribution Equipment: Good housekeeping practices greatly reduce the risk of electrical fires. The electrical distribution equipment should be stored in a separate room that is temperature controlled, well ventilated and kept clean and dry. Too often electrical rooms become storage closets for excess inventory or supplies. It is important to keep combustible materials away from the electrical distribution room, even if it has an overhead sprinkler system.

Best Practices: Building sprinklers should be inspected every five years. Wet pipe sprinklers installed in in the ceiling are very effective in helping to fight fires. There should always be a fire extinguisher in reach, and it should be checked annually to make sure it is in working order. 

In the case of a fire, exit the building immediately and do not try to fight the fire yourself. If there is an abundance of smoke accumulating in the building, cover your mouth and nose and avoid inhaling the smoke as much as you can.   

In the unfortunate event that your commercial building does catch fire, the certified professionals at West Erie County are here to help! Call us at (814) 806-1987 or message us on social media via our Facebook page

Available Services at SERVPRO in Erie County

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

When restoration services are needed in Erie County, SERVPRO of West Erie County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in West Erie County.

Whether you live Harborcreek, Summit, and Washington Township, or Edinboro, Girard, and Erie; we can be there!

SERVPRO of West Erie County is a trusted restoration company can provide outstanding service that leads to peace of mind in any situation. If your home is covered from floor to ceiling in soot from fire damage, or your business is flooded with two feet of water, SERVPRO of West Erie County is here to help.

Our highly trained technicians, advanced technology and personal care make us a trusted leader in the restoration industry. As technology advances, we strive to continually improve our  equipment to stay up-to-date and insure the best service possible.

What can SERVPRO do for you?               

Residential Services: SERVPRO of West Erie County understands that sometimes life happens! We offer both restoration and cleaning services.

Restoration services include water and fire restoration, mold remediation, and storm damage cleanup.

Commercial Services: SERVPRO of West Erie County recognizes that your property’s appearance is important and every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. We frequently service offices, apartments, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, manufacturing and many other businesses in West Erie!

SERVPRO of West Erie County has trained technicians who use top-of-the-line equipment and the latest cleaning techniques that can have your business looking and smelling new again!

If you need further convincing as to why SERVPRO of West Erie County is the right choice, take a look at some of our customer reviews. Give us a call today! (814) 806 1987

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Importance of Fire Drills in the Workplace

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Statistically speaking, 50% of all businesses that incur a disaster, do not reopen.

Imagine having to close your business down as a result of a fire. Aside from the loss of revenue, assets and peace of mind, you and your employees could potentially be out of a job. Statistically speaking, 50% of all businesses that incur a disaster, do not reopen.

As a disaster recovery company, SERVPRO of West Erie County has witnessed total loss frequently. We empathize with the victims and make it our business to work as closely as we can and be sympathetic to their situation at all times.

September is National Preparedness Month and SEVRPRO of West Erie County wants to help you and your business beat the odds and prepare for the unexpected.

As a business owner/manager with limited time availability, you may be asking if fire drills are important in the workplace? Is preparing for an unexpected fire damage necessary or even worthwhile? The answer to each one of those questions is a solid 'YES'. Preparation always beats devastation when it comes to emergency restoration services.

Listed below are three benefits to practicing a fire drill in your business that can help you and your employees survive an unexpected fire emergency:

  • Reduce panic in dangerous situations – Practice makes perfect, and when it comes to emergencies it can make all difference between life and death. By practicing your fire drill at least 4 times a year, employees are equipped with the ideal action plan in the case of a real emergency.
  • Security – During fire drills, business alarms, emergency exits, and strategy will be examined in depth. This is helpful for developing the best evacuation plan, and more importantly, ensuring that all safety equipment is functioning properly.
  • Longevity – The last and most important benefit of practicing a fire drill in your business is retaining your legal standing. All businesses are required to perform fire drills, and you can prolong the life and vision of your business by regularly performing them.

As you can see, there are tangible and emotional benefits to performing fire drills in the workplace. You do not want to be a business that suffers from an avoidable catastrophic loss, so prepare today.

If you are effected by fire damage and are in need of repair or restoration, call SERVPRO of West Erie County at (814) 806 - 1987

Residential and Commercial Cleaning in Conneaut Township

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

We offer cleaning services, such as ceiling and wall cleaning, drapes, upholstery, and window washing.

If you take a look around your local Walmart or Target this time of year, there is no doubt about it: it’s back to school time!

As you get your kids ready for back-to school with fresh new pencils and clean lunch boxes, you may also find yourself wanting to get your home ready for back to school. With school, comes sports, dance lessons and homework, and you won’t have as much time to clean your ceilings, walls, or drapes.  

Luckily for you, SERVPRO of West Erie County is at your service! Maybe you’ve seen the large bright green trucks with the large fire and water pictures on them and never thought of SERVPRO as a cleaning company.

Although we are well known for our fire and water mitigation, we also offer cleaning services, such as ceiling and wall cleaning, drapes, upholstery, and window washing.  We provide residential services, as well as commercial cleaning.

Ceiling and wall cleaning should be a part of your regular cleaning and maintenance schedule. But for many homeowners, this is a daunting task and usually put off for years at a time.

Think about it: Your ceilings and walls are exposed to all the dirt and dust particles in the air, pet dander and other contaminants.

It is always a good idea to clean your walls prior to painting them to ensure the primer and paint can adhere to the walls properly.

Drapery and curtains can be aesthetically pleasing and add a warmth feeling to any room while also trapping a surprising number of contaminants.

Maybe you are thinking: how often do my drapes really need to be cleaned? It is recommended to clean your drapery and curtains at least once every two years. Here is a definitive guide of how often you should be cleaning everything in your home.

At some point in time, the accumulation of dirt and dust will make itself known through physical appearance. Regularly cleaning them not only reduces the number of contaminants in your home, but also prolongs the life of the fabric.

Whether it’s windows, carpet, upholstery, drapery, or general cleaning, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Erie County! We specialize in cleaning fabrics and materials using wet or dry-cleaning methods as needed.

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Differentiating Qualities of a Top Restoration Company

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Erie County is dedicated to providing quality service, a timely response, and doing business with integrity.

Some household inconveniences such as a leaky faucet, dirty blinds, and minor repairs can be handled with a little DIY expertise and a basic set of tools.

But what happens when you face bigger issues such as a flooded basement, smoke damage, or a black mold infestation. You may be better suited to call your local restoration company.

Before you decide who to call, and who to employ, you are probably going to do a Google search. You need to consider the fact that the workers you hire will be in your home and business.

Additionally, just because a company may look qualified to do the work on the internet, it doesn’t mean the workers actually possess the credentials and training.

It is easier than you may want to believe to falsify information with advertisements and propaganda. Do your homework before allowing contractors into your home or business.

Is the website credible and valid? Everyone has heard the horror stories of the email internet scam where someone misrepresented themselves and made false promises for their own personal gain. One of the quickest ways to determine if a website is credible is to find out if they have informative links on their website. Most respectable restoration companies will provide the following services:

Water Restoration

Fire Restoration

Storm Damage

Commercial Restoration

Cleaning Services

Once clicking on the link, it should take you to a web page with information about the services provided and how to attain more information. Additionally, you can check out their Facebook, Yelp and Google Reviews.

Read Customer Reviews and Testimonials Most reputable companies probably have a place on their website where you can read customer testimonials. Think about it: You probably wouldn’t buy a car or a new electronic device before reading the reviews on it first. Reading other customer reports can be very helpful in deciding the right restoration company for you.

SERVPRO of West Erie County is dedicated to providing quality service, a timely response, and doing business with integrity. The employees at SERVPRO of West Erie County live and work in the community and take pride in helping their local friends and neighbors in emergency situations.

If you need any cleaning or restoration services, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Erie County. (814) 806 1987

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ESPORTA Wash System Can Restore Your Possessions

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

The Esporta Wash System is designed to clean over 90% of soft contents damaged by fire, soot, smoke, trauma and much more.

SERVPRO of West Erie County is a well-respected restoration company because of their highly-trained professionals, and advanced equipment.

One of the most impressive pieces of equipment is the Esporta washing machine. The average washing machine holds 12-16 pounds of laundry. In comparison, the Esporta washing machine can accommodate up to 100 pounds of laundry in one load. It is designed to clean over 90% of soft contents damaged by fire, soot, smoke, trauma and much more.

It can clean anything from sports uniforms and clothing, bedding, curtains and linens, stuffed animals, and shoes. It can even clean roller blades, helmets, ski boots and ceramic dolls.

Instead of using the traditional agitator style of cleaning, the Esporta utilizes hydraulic action. This revolutionary cleaning process guarantees the safest cleaning and restoration in the industry.

The traditional agitator style of washing causes items to tumble and roll around in your washer as they get cleaned. This is why you would never dream of washing ceramic dolls or your prized football helmet in there. In the Esporta, your possessions are safe and so clean you could eat off them. It’s been lab tested and scientifically proven!

When fire, water, soot or smoke damage the contents of your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Erie County! SERVPRO of West Erie County is always available and can clean and restore the contents in your home to like new condition. Call us today! (814) 806 1987

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Is Your Business Prepared to Handle a Disaster?

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Following a disaster, as many as 50% of businesses never reopen. A number of businesses that do survive, had a disaster preparedness plan in place

As a business owner, are you prepared for an unexpected disaster? Do you have a contingency plan for how you might remodel or replace the contents of your business should something happen?

Following a disaster, as many as 50% of businesses never reopen. A number of businesses that do survive, had a disaster preparedness plan in place. No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan for a disaster. Having a plan in place can offer peace of mind.

What is an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) and how can it help you and your business? Take a minute and think about when most disasters occur: do you have two hours to prepare for them? Or is it usually at four o’ clock in the morning when your pipe decides to burst?

SERVPRO can create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business that will minimize interruption to your business by having an immediate plan of action. Knowledge of what to expect and what to do is critical for timely mitigation and minimizing the water and/or fire damage to your business.

Here are some of the advantages and benefits of developing an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) with SERVPRO:

  • The service is provided to you at no cost! A SERVPRO worker will work with you to create the best plan of action.
  • It is a valuable use of your time. It does not take long to create the plan, but will save you a great deal of time should the plan ever be needed.
  • Provides a detailed, concise plan of action in case of emergency, as well as a guide of what to do in the following hours and days.
  • Supplies you and the SERVPRO team with important facility details such as shut-off valve locations for water, electric, and gas, and priority contact information.
  • It establishes SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

Once completed, the Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will be available to you on your smartphone or tablet. Additionally, a paper copy will be provided to you to keep readily available in your business.

Contact SERVPRO of West Erie County to make an appointment today! (814) 806 -1987. SERVPRO is here to help you be “Ready for whatever happens.”

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