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Basement Water Damage Restoration

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

Basements in Mentor, OH are prone to flooding, and there are water damage repair specialists in Mentor. Water always runs from high to low ground, and this means that under the right circumstances your basement becomes an unwanted swimming pool. But where does the water come from?

  • One common culprit behind basement flooding is rain. Excessive amounts of rain in a short period of time can overload basement waterproofing systems, saturating the earth around your basement and then pushing in through foundation cracks.
  • Even properly waterproofed basements fail because they can't handle the incoming water load, your basement will flood.
  • The slope of your lawn can contribute to flooding.
  • If you have flood insurance, call your insurance provider. If you're not sure, check your plan. Some companies deliberately omit floods and won't cover the replacement of any water-damaged items. Knowing this upfront is very important. A lot of people just assume they are covered from flood damage and are shocked when they find out they are not.
  • The insurance company will send out an adjuster to assess the damage, take a list of all the items and call in a professional and many insurance professionals in our area will tell you to call SERVPRO of Mentor!

Whether you go with insurance or not, you'll want to call an expert like SERVPRO of Mentor. We will handle the mess and get you home back to normal quickly.

Did you know about our upholstery cleaning services?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

Whether you have kids or pets, frequently host friends and family or simply are at home a lot, you know your upholstered furniture is getting a workout.

Your furniture is as important to a room’s appearance as your carpet. That’s why we use the same process for upholstery cleaning that we do for carpet cleaning.

An upholstery cleaning service can give run down and tired looking furniture a new lease of life. Our upholstery cleaning service is capable of restoring life to the fabrics in the home and will specialize in more than just ridding the furniture of everyday grime and debris.

Your furniture is one of your biggest investments, so choosing who to do your upholstery cleaning is no small decision.

Our goal is to return your furniture to its original condition. Call us today to set up a time for your upholstery to be cleaned by our professionals! 

Storm Damage Cleanup in Mentor

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

Given that storms, natural disasters and accidents take place all the time in Mentor, OH it’s always good to have a skilled, reliable 24 hour restoration service you can count on. When we say we are available 24 hours, 7 days a week – we mean it. Our team of restoration experts will be at your home or business within moments of your phone call.

24 Hour Emergency Restoration & Construction Services

The owners and upper management of SERVPRO of Mentor have over 100 years of experience combined in the Restoration Industry. In this time, we have built a reputation which has earned us positions on some of the largest insurance company’s preferred contractor lists. Positions that are held to a much higher standard across the industry. Some of SERVPRO of Mentor’s restoration specialties include:

-Water Damage Repair

-Wind Damage

-Hail Damage

-Sewage Cleanup

-Tornado Damage

-Flood Damage

-Fire Damage

-Emergency Board up and Roof Coverings

SERVPRO of Mentor has the experience, knowledge, and equipment to handle your loss from start to finish and put you back to whole again.

Clean out your gutters this Spring!

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Here’s some benefits to keeping your gutters clear and avoiding storm damage this Spring in Mentor, OH:

No homeowner ever wants to hear the words “foundation damage.” To prevent water from leaking through your foundation, check your gutters. When gutters are clogged and we have heavy rain, it will often cause water to backup and enter your home or basement. If you don’t clean your gutters out at the end of Fall, your clogged gutters also increase your risk for ice dams forming during the winter leading to water damage as well.

The number one purpose of gutters on your home is to move water away from your home’s foundation and keeping your basement dry. But there are also other benefits to having gutters. Gutters help prevent water damage to your siding and help prevent cracked sidewalks, patios and driveways by properly moving storm water.

If you have storm damage this spring call in SERVPRO of Mentor for the cleanup!

Restoring your electrics after a fire

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

So your house flooded or you experienced a home fire, what happened to your damaged electronics?

When our certified professionals respond to a fire or water loss they are always attentive to what contents need to be restored. You should never try to plug in or turn on electronics that have been affected by water damage or fire damage. The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

SERVPRO of Mentor specializes in restoring electronics damaged by water or fire. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

Regardless of what kind of disaster your facing or what precious memories have been damaged, make SERVPRO of Mentor your first call and we will help make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring your belongings after a fire

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

After a house fire or commercial fire in Mentor, OH our certified professionals will take inventory of what’s salvageable, non-salvageable and questionable. This will help communication with your insurance adjuster and your insurance settlement.

All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO of Mentor fire damage professionals will work to determine what cleaning method is best for your contents. Once pretesting is done, our technicians will clean and deodorize all your restorable items and contents to their preloss condition. SERVPRO of Mentor is capable of restoring electronics, family photos, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding and much more. SERVPRO of Mentor will provide you will an inventory list of all items that are being “claimed” if needed.

If you have fire damage in your home or business call SERVPRO of Mentor today so we can help restore your property.

Commercial Water Damage in Parma, OH

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

Being a property manager can be stressful. We understand that not all emergencies happen during business hours so whether a renter lets a bathtub overflow or failed to tell you that a toilet or pipe under a sink was leaking, we’re here for you. Our certified water damage restoration crews are ready to help 24/7.

As the property manager, you are responsible to both that tenant with the damage and the other occupants of the complex. SERVPRO is trained and certified to remediate water damage and make it look “Like it never even happened.”

It’s important that water damage is handled properly the first time because dangerous mold can grow if moisture isn’t taken care of. This is not just a risk to your future tenants but your business in general. Let SERVPRO handle the mess!

Why people choose SERVPRO of Mentor

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

People often ask: “what is SERVPRO?” That’s a pretty loaded question because we do a lot. In short, we clean what you don’t want to clean. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration. We have teams of certified professionals that will respond to any size disaster 24/7/365. Most people hope that they never need our services but unfortunately unexpected disasters happen around the clock 365 days a year. That is why we have technicians ready to help when disaster strikes. Whether it's a house or business fire or water in your basement, SERVPRO of Mentor is your one stop shop for mitigation and restoration. 

Our number one goal is returning damaged areas to preloss condition, doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Mentor is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped. Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never smoldered– whatever the case, with SERVPRO of Mentor our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

The SERVPRO Difference

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damages can come from many different things. But at the end of the day it’s a mess needing restoration. The most important phone call you will make is to SERVPRO of Mentor to extract the water and minimize the loss. While you could try to get rid of all of the water to save money, our teams of certified water damage professionals are capable of expediting the water extraction thereby minimizing secondary water damage. Fast removal not only saves you money in the long run but lessens the negative impact on the structure of your home while also protecting personal possessions.

We partner with all insurance companies and have great working relationships with them. When disaster strikes your home or business, make SERVPRO of Mentor your first and last call.

Do you know the different types of water damage?

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

When your Mentor OH home or business suffers a water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensuring proper cleanup. There are three types of water. Clean water is water from a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean. The term gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water. Clean water becomes gray when it is left untreated allowing bacteria and other contaminants to begin growing, making the water hazardous. Black water is highly contaminated and filled with fungi, bacteria, chemicals and more. Black water is typically caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster. Black water should always be handled by trained professional. When you have a water damage, don't leave your property to chance. Call SERVPRO of Mentor. Consider taking the following precautions to help minimize damage or prevent further damage while waiting for help to arrive.

Damage from Clean Water:

  1. Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified professional to do so.
  2. Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if access to the power distribution panel is safe from potential electrical shock. Do not enter rooms with standing water, as electrical shock hazards may exist.
  3. Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  4. Remove and pop up wet upholstery cushions to allow more even drying.
  5. Move any painting, art objects, computers, documents and other valuable items that may be sensitive to moisture to a safe place.
  6. Do not leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors as they may cause staining.
  7. Do not use your household vacuum cleaners to remove water as there is potential for electrical shock or causing damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  8. Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet; do not enter rooms where ceiling are sagging from retained water.

Damage from Contaminated Water:

  1. Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. Wash your hands thoroughly if you come in contact with contaminated items.
  2. Do not walk through contaminated areas, as you could spread damage to unaffected areas. 
  3. Do not turn on HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  4. Do not use household fans to dry the structure; airflow could spread contaminants.
  5. Discard any food and/or products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.