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Continual Fire and Water Restoration Training at SERVPRO

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Training We provide employee certification training at SERVPRO to help our employees increase their skill and expertise.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights finds it very important to make sure each employee is fully trained before leaving the warehouse. To begin the mitigation and restoration process with a customer, we make sure our employees are prepared and full of knowledge. We make this happen through multiple training sessions starting from their onboarding process to throughout the entire year. Once an employee has gone through their training and gained their experience, we are left with professionals in the fire and water restoration industry. This results in our company being made up of experienced professionals who are always, “Here to Help.”

What Training Looks Like at SERVPRO

We provide employee certification training at SERVPRO to help our employees increase their skill and expertise. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Winter Weather Solutions in Newburgh Heights

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

'Winter Weather Ahead' Street Sign Once Christmas passes, the pains of winter weather begin to take place.

Oh, winter weather, how we love you… until Christmas passes. Once Christmas passes, the pains of winter weather begin to take place. From scraping ice off your windshield to shoveling the driveway, there never seems to be an easy way out. Unless you decide to move toward warmer weather, this is going to be an annual occurrence. Since this is the case, why not learn a few tips to make the coming winter seasons easier?

Winter Weather Tips

The winter season is full of cold weather and snowy conditions. This affects our homes, cars, roads, and more. It can cause pipes to freeze and break in our home, resulting in water damage. It can cause roadways to become icy and difficult to drive on. It can also make getting to work more difficult in the morning because you have a sheet of ice frozen to your windshield. Below you will find a few tips that will hopefully make your life easier in the winter days to come.

  • How to De-ice Your Windshield: Start the engine, set the heater to defrost, adjust the airflow to recirculate, move the temperature control to full heat.
?      How to Protect Pipes from Freezing: Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve" or installing UL-listed "heat tape," "heat cable," or similar materials on exposed water pipes.
  • How to Properly Salt Driveways: Placing salt on top of icy surfaces requires either sunlight or some type of friction — cars driving on it, for example — to activate the salt to melt the snow or ice. When you pretreat surfaces — salting roads and driveways before snowy and icy weather — the salt only works when the surfaces are warmer, which allows it to melt the snow or ice as it falls.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

SERVPRO - A Trusted Fire and Water Restoration Team in Newburgh Heights

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Outside of SERVPRO buidling. For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a leading company in the fire and water restoration industry.

For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a leading company in the fire and water restoration industry. We have highly trained specialists, advanced technology, and we are Faster to Any Disaster. We have served our community by always being there when they need us most.

How SERVPRO Leads the Industry

SERVPRO is always on top of the latest equipment, technology, and training. We are continually working on making our team better and more efficient. It is our pleasure to take care of homes efficiently and effectively. Whenever there is a water or fire loss, we make it our priority to be at the loss in 30 minutes to an hour. It is important for us to be there as quickly as possible to minimize damage. From caring for our community to constantly improving our operations, we keep our spot as a leading company in the fire and water restoration industry.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Winter Damage Safety Tips for Newburgh Heights

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Condensation on window. Winter damage is often caused by water. There are ways to keep your home safe from winter water damage.

Winter damage is often caused by water. When water takes a toll on a home, it is often due to it transforming from ice to water and so on. There are ways to keep your home safe from winter water damage. We have a few tips below for you to follow to make sure you know the best practices to keep safe.

How to Protect Against Water Damage

  • Condensation — If you notice condensation on windows, pipes, or walls in your home, dry out the area immediately.
  • Install water leak detectors anywhere a water problem may occur, such as on sump pumps, near water-bearing fixtures, and behind or beneath pipes.
  • Inspect your hot water heater, washing machine, ice machine in your refrigerator, and other appliances that can leak.
  • Get sewer backup coverage, which is usually not included in your homeowner’s insurance.
  • Disconnect outdoor hoses if you aren’t using them.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How to Prevent Ice Dams in Newburgh Heights

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Ice dam in roof. Preventing ice dams is key to preventing damage that may occur in your home.

What are ice dams you may ask? According to the University of Minnesota, “An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas.” Preventing ice dams is key to preventing damage that may occur in your home.

Steps to Take to Prevent Ice Dams

Here are some tips from USAA to help prevent ice dams:

  • Eliminate heat sources under the roof, such as lights and heaters in the attic, that can contribute to thawing.
  • Keep the attic cool and ventilated to stop or slow the refreezing cycle.
  • Consult a roofing professional to remove snow or standing water before an ice dam can form.
  • Invest in a roof rake, a tool that allows you to stand on the ground and safely brush snow off the roof.
  • Avoid trying to chip any ice dams off your roof, as you could damage the roof. Ask a roof specialist for help instead.
  • Talk with your roof specialist about sealing the roof deck with a moisture barrier.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

3 Ways That You Can Prevent an Office Fire in Cleveland, OH

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Office on fire Office fires are not uncommon. The leading cause of office fires according to NFPA.org is due to cooking equipment.

Office fires are not uncommon. The leading cause of office fires according to NFPA.org is due to cooking equipment. So, whether you have an office that contains cooking equipment, you may be less susceptible to office fires. The next three most leading causes of office fires are electrical distribution and lighting equipment, heating equipment, and arson. There are ways to prevent each of these causes, check out below to see how.

Tips to Prevent Office Fires

After cooking equipment, office fires are mainly caused by electrical and lighting, heating equipment and arson. Here are some tips to offset these leading causes of fires.

  • Make sure to only use high grade lamps and other lighting equipment to prevent from easily avoidable fires.
  • Many people like to keep a portable heater in under their office desk to help keep them warm. This can come with many downfalls as this is a leading cause of office fires. Make sure all heaters are unplugged at the end of the workday.
  • Make sure your office building has good security. Keep cameras in stairways and in every room to detect when someone may be there. Also, make sure to have secure locks on the doors to prevent intruders from coming in.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How to Prevent Crime from Occurring in Your Commercial Building

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Someone breaking into a door. It is extremely important to make sure you know how to keep your building safe.

Do you have a business that you are looking to keep safe? If you are concerned about the safety of your building and the people in it, you have come to the right place. It is extremely important to make sure you know how to keep your building safe.

How to Keep Your Building Safe

After cooking equipment, office fires are mainly caused by electrical and lighting, heating equipment and arson. Here are some tips to offset these leading causes of fires.

  • Don’t Tempt Them with Inventory: Don’t leave inventory in the open.
  • Replace Traditional Glass Windows
  • Make Break-Ins Difficult
  • Make Safes Hidden and Secure
  • Install Security Devices: Such as cameras, alarms, etc.
  • Keep Premises Clean and Tidy
  • Increase Visibility
  • Hire Security Personnel: This may be an extra cost, but if you can afford it, it will benefit you in the long run.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing in Your Newburgh Heights Home

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes Frozen pipes can lead to water damage that can cost you both time and money.

Keeping pipes from freezing in your home is extremely important. Frozen pipes can lead to water damage that can cost you both time and money. Even a tiny crack in a pipe can spew hundreds of gallons of water causing flooding, damage to your furnace and serious structural damage (State Farm). Therefore, it is crucial to know what you need to do to keep pipes from freezing in your home.

Steps to Take to Prevent Freezing Pipes

There are some steps to follow to prevent your pipes from freezing during the cold weather months. Here is a short list below,

  • Insulate pipes - Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember, the more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.
  • Let water drip. A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing.
  • Adjust the thermostat. Keeping your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night also reduces the risk of frozen pipes.
  • Open cabinet doors. This allows heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How Cooking Can Cause a Fire in Your Cleveland Home

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Frying pan on fire. Cooking caused 49 percent of reported home fires, 20 percent of reported home fire deaths, and 42 percent of home fire injuries.

Cooking in your home can be a risk for starting fires. Open flames, hot temperatures of the oven, and electrical fires that start from certain appliances are all culprits in starting house fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “Cooking was the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in 2015-2019 and the second leading cause of home fire deaths. "Cooking caused 49 percent of reported home fires, 20 percent of reported home fire deaths, and 42 percent of home fire injuries.” Let this resonate each time you cook in your kitchen.

How to Prevent House Fires from Cooking

While cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires, there is a way to prevent this from happening. See below for tips on how to make sure a fire doesn’t happen from cooking in your home:

  • Never leave the kitchen unattended while cooking.
  • Declutter countertops and keep towels and other fabrics away from open flames.
  • If you are using the oven, make sure to keep a timer to not forget.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How Clean Carpets Can Improve Business Operations in Cleveland, OH

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Clean carpet If you can make your carpet last and look new, you do not have to worry about the cost, time, and effort that goes into purchasing new carpet.

How can clean carpets improve business operations? The mundane maintenance of carpets at your business can seem tedious and time consuming. Cleaning the carpets with a routine may even seem useless. However, clean carpets increase the longevity of the carpets themselves. This improves business operations. If you can make your carpet last and look new, you do not have to worry about the cost, time and effort that goes into purchasing new carpet, and hiring a company to lay new carpet down.

How to Routinely Clean Carpets

Here are some tips on how frequently and where to clean carpets based on what type of business you have:

  • For busy offices, first floors of buildings, common areas, and restaurants - Clean the high-traffic areas of the carpet monthly using a thermal extraction
  • For medical, dental office or moderately busy office space - Clean the high-traffic and so on, annually.

SERVPRO of Newburgh Heights are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (216) 770-6543 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!