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Maumee Holiday Lights Parade 2016

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Community Maumee Holiday Lights Parade 2016 Maumee Holiday Lights Parade 2016

SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo was a proud participant in the Maumee Holiday Lights Parade 2016! This year our Holiday theme was A Charlie Brown Christmas which included characters such as Snoopy and Woodstock , Lucy in Her psychiatric help booth, Schroeder playing the piano, Pigpen and his blanket, The lovely Peppermint Patty Just to name a few.  Our very talented Michael Dario  drew out all of the characters by hand and our lovely ladies Salesa, Heather and Sheila along with their children, painted them and brought them to life. It was a great night for all of our employees and their families to get together and pass out candy to the kiddies! We are very proud of our float and we love participating in such a great holiday tradition. 

Who Ya Gonna Call?

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen at any time. Whether from natural disasters, leaking roofs, frozen pipes, sewage backups, or flooding, water damage is a serious concern and a major threat to your commercial property.

Understanding the source of the water is essential for proper cleanup, as clean water from a broken pipe or a leaking roof during a rainstorm will be treated differently than floodwaters and sewage backups. Always protect your health, and let the commercial water damage experts at SERVPRO of Sylvania /West Toledo handle the cleanup and restoration of your property. SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo Is an IICRC certified Franchise with the resources and knowledge to get the job done right. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.   

How quickly cleanup begins will greatly affect the size of the loss by reducing the possibility of secondary damage. We understand the importance of preventing or mitigating mold growth after water damage in your commercial property. Mold growth can begin 24-48 hours after water damage, and starting extraction and drying as soon as possible after water damage is your best line of defense against mold.

With over 33 year of experience in the Toledo, Ohio area we understand the importance of properly removing the water and how to correctly approach the structural drying of the building. This is critical after a water damage and will prevent any long-term problems some experience after attempting water damage cleanup themselves.

For all your Remediation and Mitigation needs

Turn to the team you can trust!

Call SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo Today

419-882-1144

Commercial Water loss : How to be Prepared

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

A water damage may affect your Toledo commercial property at any time and without notice. The effects of water damage can be devastating. When the initial shock wears off the property owner is left with having to cleanup the water damage and reopen their business as soon as possible.

Would you know what to do or how to handle a disaster situation at your commercial property?  What is your plan? Where would you start? Who would you call?

Did you know a little preparation for a water damage emergency and a plan of action in the event it ever happens can significantly reduce property damage and will help to get you back to business as soon as possible?

Large-scale losses can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines. Know where your emergency emergency shut offs are located, and have a contingency plan in place in case you are not available. Create an emergency plan with directions for what to do in an emergency as well as a list of phone numbers of approved companies to call in an emergency situation. Make sure someone you can trust has the authorization to make decisions if you are unavailable.

It is a good idea to contact a water restoration company such a SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo. Not only do we have the knowledge and the resources to handle any size disaster but we also have the capability to help you put together an “Emergency Ready Plan” Before disaster strikes. This “ERP” is not meant to replace any emergency plan that you may already have in place but it will help you to compile all of your emergency contact information and show you how to get your business on the road to recovery. Most Plans focus on how to get you out of a commercial property in case of a disaster, but with the SERVPRO “ERP” we focus on how to get back in.

Call SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo and Schedule an appointment today.

419-882-1144

Storm Damage in Toledo Ohio

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

The last couple of months have not been exactly the warmest in northwest Ohio, but now that May is here things are finally thawed. Even though snow is thankfully, no longer in the forecast that does not mean we have all sunshine and blue skies ahead of us! This is the time of year we gear up for spring storms!

 Remove winter’s debris from your gutters, drains and downspouts so that heavy rains can flow freely off your roof. Be sure that downspouts are secure and that water is draining well away from your home and not toward your foundation—add extensions if necessary.

Trim the trees. Prune lanky limbs and branches so they don’t snap off in a windstorm and land on your home or a power line.

Check the pump. If your home has a sump pump, test it to make sure it’s clean and operable and that the outflow is draining properly. Consider adding a battery-powered backup sump pump to keep the system working if the power goes out. Stow your gear. When strong winds are forecast, secure patio furniture and other yard items or put them in your garage or a shed so they don’t become dangerous projectiles. Cover up. Close and secure storm shutters if your home has them. Keep blinds and shades drawn, tape or tack window coverings around the edges to help protect you from broken, flying glass. Tie thick blankets over vehicles that are exposed to the elements to diminish damage from hail. If power outages are common in your area, prepare an emergency kit and keep it in a central location in your home.

 Basic supplies should include

  • Flashlight and fresh batteries Battery- or solar-powered weather radio and/or transistor radio

  • First aid supplies Hand sanitizer or wipes

  • Three-day supply of canned or dried food and water

Make sure your insurance policy is up to date and that you adequately covered in the event you have damage from the effects of a storm. Do not assume.

If your home suffers damage during storm season and you find yourself in need of a professional, SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo is here to help 24/7. With our highly trained, IICRC certified Technicians you can trust you and your home are in good hands. Call us today @ 419-882-1144

Why use an IICRC Restoration Company

5/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why use an IICRC Restoration Company Commercial building sewage backup in Toledo, Ohio

Being an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) franchise, we often go to the IICRC Website and check out some of the great articles on various topics that pertain to the restoration industry. The article below is one that I thought might be helpful if you ever find yourself faced with a sewage backup:

“Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances to enter homes or buildings. It contains fungi, bacteria and viruses, many of which are disease-causing. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the hazards that sewage presents, particularly for the very young or very old, or for those with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems.

The IICRC complied guidelines for professional sewage clean-up called the Standard for Water Damage Restoration (S500).

Here are the key principles homeowners should know about sewage back-ups:

  • Sewage contains a variety of pathogenic – disease causing – fungi, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Anyone who works on sewage losses must have updated vaccinations, including one for Hepatitis B.

  • Sewage exposure is particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, including anyone under two or over 60, those who are pregnant, ill, recovering from surgery, on prescription drugs or chemotherapy, or are AIDS victims.

  • It is not safe to stay in a building that’s flooded with sewage unless the contaminated area can be completely sealed off and placed under controlled air flow so that there will be no cross contamination of unaffected areas.

  • Highly absorbent sewage-saturated materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper or even fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water (130°F/54°C) for at least 10 minutes, must be contained and disposed of properly.  This goes for sewage-saturated drywall, insulation and several other structural materials too.  There’s simply too great a health risk involved if any of these materials are dried in place and cleaned only.

  • Only the most highly trained professionals should attempt sewage remediation work. Then, a “third party” indoor environmental professional can provide post-remediation verification or “clearance testing” to ensure that the home or building is safe to re-occupy.”

    SERVPRO of Sylvania / West Toledo Is an  IICRC    Certified Franchise with over 30yrs  experience in the mitigation and restoration Industry.

            Contact us today @ 419-882-1144

Air Duct cleaning

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Have you ever noticed at home, or for that matter in your office a work how quickly dust builds up on your desk or furniture? Just think about what you see and imagine how much dust and debris is hidden where you cannot! Poor air quality can lead to a multitude of respiratory problems. Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminates.

SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo routinely inspects the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

Related Cleaning Services

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.

  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.

  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

    For more information on duct cleaning contact SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo today at

     (419) 882-1144.

SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning Options

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Today's carpet and upholstery materials vary dramatically. SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo  offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo Professionals also offer a range of specialized carpet cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 
  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the

Mold Damage Process

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the “typical” process:

  • The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo (419) 882-1144. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

  • SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. They use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

  • They use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. They may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

  • Their specialized filtration equipment allows their Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. They utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  • The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo uses antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

  • SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo will clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  • Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Mold Remediation

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Removal or Remediation?

Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hour Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all molds from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all molds, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.

Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed towater. 

Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed.    Otherwise, the mold may return. 

Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas

.Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Crime Scene Cleanup in Toledo, Ohio

5/3/2016 (Permalink)

    Crime Scenes….it is something we don’t normally think about unless we are in a business like law enforcement or the news.  But unfortunately there may come a time when you find yourself faced with some type of violent crime. Though it is a grim reality, the violent crime rate in Toledo, Ohio is well above the National average. With that being said, there are a few questions that you may have like, who is responsible for the cleanup? Am I liable for improper cleanup? Will this be covered by my insurance?  When it comes to Crime scene cleanup in Toledo, Ohio let the experts at SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo help answer those questions for you.

     Unfortunately the responsibility for dealing with the mess left behind falls to the property owner, and it is a significant one.  Personal restoration efforts can lead to an array of new troubles, including unpleasant odors and insect or rodent infestations. Worse, it can expose anyone who visits the space to a variety of communicable diseases. Property owners might even find themselves held liable if someone's health is compromised as a result of an improper cleaning.


     If you are confronted with the chore of cleaning up the site of a crime or trauma, rely on SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo for expert biohazard cleanup and restoration services. We recognize that this is a difficult situation. We will respond quickly and treat both you and your property with respect and courtesy. Our highly trained technicians have the knowledge, skills and equipment needed to get the job done right. Our technicians follow a safely Federal, State and local Guidelines eliminate the dangers posed by blood and other biohazards with our meticulous sanitization procedures. Our expertise also allows us to salvage items and materials that might otherwise have to be replaced, a benefit that has the potential to reduce the costs associated with restoring your property substantially.
 

    Offering emergency Biohazard cleanup 24 hours a day, SERVPRO of Sylvania/West Toledo is always there for you. Our team of professionals will work diligently to clean, sanitize and deodorize your property, restoring safety to your environment. Contact us at (419) 882-1144.