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Why Choose SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County for Your Restoration Needs?

4/15/2024 (Permalink)

In times of crisis, whether it's water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, or storm damage, choosing the right restoration company is crucial. Here's why SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County should be your top choice:

Experience and Expertise: With years of experience in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County boasts a team of highly trained professionals who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle any restoration project, big or small.

24/7 Emergency Response: Disasters don't wait for convenient times to strike, which is why SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County offers round-the-clock emergency services. When disaster strikes, you can count on us to be there promptly to assess the situation and start the restoration process immediately.

Advanced Technology and Techniques: Our team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and advanced restoration techniques to ensure the most efficient and effective restoration process possible. From cutting-edge drying equipment to advanced cleaning solutions, we have the tools to get the job done right.

Comprehensive Services: Whether you're dealing with water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, or biohazard cleanup, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County offers comprehensive restoration services to meet your needs. You can trust us to handle every aspect of the restoration process from start to finish.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction: At SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County, we prioritize customer satisfaction above all else. We understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with experiencing a disaster, which is why we strive to provide compassionate, responsive, and reliable service to every customer.

When disaster strikes, don't panic - call SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County. With our experience, expertise, and commitment to excellence, we'll restore your property and your peace of mind.

The SERVPRO Difference: Your Trusted Partner in Fire Damage Restoration

4/15/2024 (Permalink)

When fire strikes, the aftermath can be devastating. In such challenging times, having a reliable restoration partner is essential. Here's why SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County stands out in fire damage restoration:

Experience and Expertise: With years of experience in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County boasts a team of highly trained professionals who understand the complexities of fire damage restoration. From assessing the extent of the damage to implementing effective restoration strategies, our experts are equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle every aspect of the restoration process.

Swift Response: We understand that fire damage requires immediate attention. That's why SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County offers swift emergency response services. Our team is available 24/7 to respond to fire damage emergencies, ensuring that we can start the restoration process promptly and minimize further damage to your property.

Advanced Techniques and Equipment: Our team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and advanced restoration techniques to restore your property to its pre-fire condition. From smoke and soot removal to structural repairs, we have the tools and expertise to handle even the most challenging fire damage restoration projects.

Compassionate Service: At SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County, we understand the emotional toll that fire damage can take on homeowners and businesses. That's why we provide compassionate and empathetic service throughout the restoration process. We'll work closely with you to address your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you through every step of the restoration journey.

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee: Your satisfaction is our top priority. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is committed to delivering exceptional service and ensuring that you are completely satisfied with the results of our fire damage restoration efforts. We won't rest until your property is fully restored, and you can resume your normal life.

When fire strikes, trust the experts at SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County to restore your property and provide peace of mind. With our experience, expertise, and dedication to customer satisfaction, we'll help you navigate the restoration process and get your life back on track.

SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County: Your Mold Remediation Specialists

4/15/2024 (Permalink)

Mold can be a persistent and harmful intruder in any property. Here's why you should trust SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County for your mold remediation needs:

Experience and Expertise: Mold remediation requires specialized knowledge and skills. With years of experience in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County has a team of certified professionals who are experts in identifying, containing, and removing mold infestations safely and effectively.

Advanced Techniques and Equipment: Our team utilizes advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to address mold issues at their source. From comprehensive mold inspections to precise mold removal and remediation, we have the tools and expertise to restore your property to a safe and healthy environment.

Thorough Process: Mold remediation is not just about removing visible mold; it's also about addressing underlying moisture issues to prevent future mold growth. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County takes a comprehensive approach to mold remediation, ensuring that all affected areas are thoroughly cleaned, dried, and treated to prevent mold recurrence.

Safety First: The health and safety of our customers are our top priorities. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County adheres to industry-leading safety protocols and guidelines to protect both our team members and your property during the mold remediation process. You can trust us to handle your mold problem with care and professionalism.

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee: Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is committed to delivering exceptional service and ensuring that you are completely satisfied with the results of our mold remediation efforts. We'll work closely with you to address any concerns and ensure that your property is restored to a mold-free condition.

Don't let mold take control of your property. Trust the mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County to restore your property to a safe and healthy environment. With our experience, expertise, and dedication to customer satisfaction, we'll help you breathe easy again.

What to Do When Thunderstorms or Flooding Affects the Avon Area

4/14/2023 (Permalink)

North Central Ohio’s indecisive weather can often bring major water damage into your residential or commercial property. There are often a few different weather-related risks to be wary of that could cause serious damage to your home or business.


Thunderstorms can occur anywhere at any time of the day, however they are most likely to happen in the afternoon during the spring and summer months. These storms are created by cumulonimbus clouds, and can produce extreme winds, lightning, and hail. Lightning can be very dangerous as well; in fact, more people are killed by lightning every year than they are by tornadoes.

When a thunderstorm is predicted in your area, there are some precautions you can take:

  • If you can hear the thunder produced by the storm from your residence or business, you are close enough to be in danger from lightning.
  • Keep an eye out for storm signs such as quickly darkening skies, flashes of lightning, or increasing winds.
  • Postpone any outdoor activities, and avoid driving in storm conditions.
  • Find shelter immediately, in the basement of your residence or business if possible, closing all windows and doors securely.
  • If you are driving when the storm hits, pull over and take shelter in your car immediately.
  • Refrain from bathing, showering, using plumbing, or swimming during storm conditions.
  • Ensure that storm drains near your property are kept unobstructed.
  • Keep trees around your property trimmed; a severe thunderstorm might cause any straggling branches to break and damage your residence or business.  


As the seasons change, heavy spring rains can overwhelm rivers and streams and cause flooding. When water rises rapidly along a stream or low-lying area, catastrophic flash flooding may occur. It is good to be prepared and have a solid evacuation plan for your family or employees when a flood or flash flood warning is issued.

Some basic flood safety steps include:

  • Avoid flood waters at all cost. Just six inches of rapidly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  • If you encounter a flooded road while driving, turn the car around and go another way. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Gather your family or employees, some emergency supplies, and any important belongings and evacuate to higher ground as soon as possible.
  • Store your most important items such as photo albums, family heirlooms, and business documents in tightly-sealed plastic containers to ensure that they are well protected from floodwaters. As well consider storing valuables in the attic rather than the basement.

The key when it comes to thunderstorms and floods is to make sure that you have a safety plan in place. Ensure that your family members or employees know to take shelter in the basement during a thunderstorm or to retreat to the highest level of your property during a flood. It is advisable to keep a supply of food, water, flashlights and batteries, and a first aid kit in the case of any emergency.

SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is dedicated to taking quality care of restoring your home or business after the inclement weather, so that the health and safety of your family and employees can be your main concern when a flood or thunderstorm hits.

SERVPRO is Faster To Any Storm Disaster When It Comes to Avon, Ohio Homes.

The worst part of a major storm is typically not the storm itself, but the ensuing days after it. If your home is unlucky enough to be impacted by flood damage in South Richland County, it can take weeks to dry out after the storm on its own, and even longer for you to restore the damage without professional help. This is the problem SERVPRO sets out to solve. We cut restoration times to the shortest intervals possible while maintaining effective and thorough treatment solutions, meaning our services are unprecedentedly timely and comprehensive. 

Storms can cause a host of flood damage problems in North Richland and Ashland County, with entire blocks at a time sometimes becoming inundated with water during the worst storms. SERVPRO is always ready after major disasters to help, with a large stock of equipment and machines to best help residents in need. We offer full water removal solutions, including water extraction, assisted drying with air movers, and dehumidifiers. Once water has been cleared from the property, we can then begin work on restorations, applying our professional techniques and training to help save as many materials and belongings as possible from the costly tallies of full replacement. Restoring damaged materials almost always carries a lower cost than replacing them, so we evaluate each item separately to determine an appropriate treatment solution for it. 

We also have the resources to deal with other types of damage simultaneously. Many homes suffer from fire, mold, and other types of damage in tandem with flooding, but our well-rounded portfolio of certifications and training techniques allow us to combat these with ease. Our service helps to ensure that other types of damage do not gain the upper hand in your home or go undetected.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is a locally-owned franchise of a national company that provides professional water and flood damage removal and restoration services. Call us 24/7 at (440) 597-4406.

Contents Storage & Cleaning Following Your Avon Home or Business Disaster

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

Content storage crates We have the warehouse space and the staff to take care of your home or business's contents following a disaster!

After a fire or water loss occurs at your home or business, it can be hard to conceptualize the extent of damage done, along with the amount of work needed to get your life back on track. You're instantly worried about the structural integrity of your property, but what about what's inside? How do you even go about sorting through and recovering your belongings?

SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County understands that your home is more than a structure. Your furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are important to you. And because they're important to you, they're important to us. We provide the following to help restore and protect your belongings while we are restoring your home.


If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

On-Site Storage

We have in-house storage where we can keep your belongings safe from further damage. We also provide cleaning and restoration services for your belongings. We have a 18,000 square foot warehouse dedicated to storage where we can keep your items safe and secure. Your items will be placed in clearly-identified and secured containers. You can rest assured that your items are being taken care of.

Contents Inventory Service

When emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Inventory Service, which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and barcodes.

Our Contents Inventory Service:

  • Pre-loss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims

If your home and belongings need restoration services, rest assured that SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County has you covered. We can pack out, store and restore your belongings. Give us a call today at (440) 597-4406

The In's and Out's of Managing Your Avon Home's Flooded Basement

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew removing water-damaged dry wall We take care of all of your water damage restoration needs in the Avon area!

Flooding and the subsequent water damage it causes can be a major pain for business and home owners. While you may hope to never have to deal with water damage, the fact is you may want to know a bit about the process surrounding floods. You can work with one of our residential water damage specialists to learn more about the damage and cleanup, or you can turn to this quick guide.

Why It Happens

Water damage can be caused by a myriad of situations, including the following:

- A burst pipe  or other plumbing issues
- Water collection in basements, crawlspaces or attics
- Natural disasters
- Problems with a dishwasher, washing machine or other appliances
- Sewer backups

Understanding a bit about why water damage takes place may help you prepare for the problems.

How To Clean Up

The cleanup process after a residential flood may vary based on the source of the water damage. If it was a pipe bursting, for example, you may have to remove your belongings from the house to allow them to dry out. Carpets and other flooring may also have to be torn out to better clean up the damage done by the water. If the damage was done by a sewer backup, the cleaning process may require a few more steps. Because your needs may vary so much, it is important for you to work with a team that knows what to do no matter the situation.

What To Know About Restoration

After you have cleaned up the initial mess of the flooding, the work may not be over. Depending on the extent of the water damage, your home may need to be restored. For example, if some of the drywall had to be taken out to avoid mold growth, the restoration will include replacing the drywall. The size of the restoration can vary based on the source of the water. A water line problem, for example, could encompass a larger portion of your home than a leaky shower.

Learning more about water damage can help you better prepare for floods, a burst pipe, or other sources of excessive water. It's better to learn about the issues before you have to deal with them.

Making a Claim

The process for making a claim for water damage is pretty much the same for flood or non-flood damage.

  1. Stop the water flow or leaks if possible.
    • Of course, if your home is flooded by a raging river, that is likely impossible until the water recedes. However, if you have a burst water pipe, you need to take steps to stop the leak. Turn off the water main or get the pipe repaired quickly.
  2. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
    • Most insurance companies offer a 24/7 claims number. The customer service representative can help you get the claim started and tell you the exact next steps the insurance company will need you to do.
  3. Take pictures and/or video of the damage.
    • You need to have a visual record of the damage to the building and its contents. This is critical for your claim.
  4. Make reasonable repairs to the property to secure it from further damage.
    • This includes covering holes in the roof, securing windows with plywood, etc.
  5. Start getting the water out.
    • If you have water remaining inside the building, you can start removing it. You can do this yourself or have a water extraction company do it. Keep all receipts since insurance may cover those costs.
  6. Don't throw anything away.
    • The adjuster will need to see all damaged property.
  7. Write down all your interactions with the insurance company.
    • This includes time, date, who you spoke with, and the details discussed. Always follow up in writing on important discussions.
  8. Keep a central file that includes your interaction log, documents received from the insurance company, copies of the photos taken, and copies any correspondence you send.

As a 24/7 business SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is committed to responding to home and business owners' needs, in the case of emergency. Whether it is water damage from a broken pipe, flooding from a downpour, or any other type of damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is ready to respond “faster to any size disaster.”

Why is speed so important when it comes to flooding?

Because, the sooner restoration begins, the less damage occurs. Given time, water damages become more complex as water flows in your structure and contents. Also, with time, water infiltrating your home or business can give mold the moisture it needs to grow.

Call SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County 24/7 to handle your water damage emergencies making them, “like it never even happened.”

(440) 597-4406

How SERVPRO Takes Care of Your Mold Remediation Needs

4/12/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO uses different cleaning methods for each unique surface to remediate mold

Mold is often undetectable in Ohio homes until it has become a significant problem. Not every type of mold has that distinctive, ‘musty’ odor and if the growth started behind a wall or in the attic, the smell is not noticeable until the mold has grown into a large colony of spores.

Restoring a Mansfield home of the effects from mold damage is a task that needs a professional service. SERVPRO keeps a trained crew on 24-hour notice to support our neighbors and customers. We have some of the best-trained personnel in the industry to clean mold from the property and safely remove it from each home.

These technicians first determine the type of surface infested. This inspection decides both the cleaning methods needed and how much time may be required to complete the job. We usually divide surfaces into porous, nonporous, and semi-porous categories.

Porous surfaces are typically building materials and fabrics; drywall and upholstery for example. They are often cleanable, but if the mold is very thick or has grown into the material, we dispose of it. Our cleaning methods for these surfaces involve vacuuming them with special HEPS filters that catch tiny amounts of loose mold, even a single spore.

After finishing vacuuming, we move on to using spray bottles with an antimicrobial cleaner and foaming agents to dampen the surface. Wetting loosens the mold and allows technicians to remove it with cloths and sponges.

Nonporous surfaces are the easiest to clean. This category includes metal and glass tabletops as well as marble and smooth stone kitchen countertops. In many cases, we can remove the mold with dry cloths and sponges. Technicians wipe down the surfaces from top to bottom to prevent accidentally leaving spores at the top or along the sides. If the mold layer is thick, we vacuum it first before dry wiping.

Semi-porous surfaces (concrete and wood decks for example) require methods not acceptable on other surfaces. Affected surfaces may need sanding to wire brushing and other abrasive tools to dig out the mold. The cleaners we use on these surfaces would mar or otherwise destroy glass and metal surfaces. If mold has penetrated the surface of the wood or concrete, technicians may have to sand them down by hand or with a power sander to remove it.

Returning your home to its pre-mold condition is not a quick or easy set of processes. SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County has years of experience in helping our customers through each step to put you back into your home. If you need us, call (440) 597-4406 today to set up an inspection.

Know the Facts: US & Ohio Fires

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a home We are "here to help" handle your home or business's fire damage restoration needs!

The unpredictable nature of fires can lead to so much devastation and loss for your home or business.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are around 346,800 house fires per year causing on average 2,620 fatalities.

Understanding the facts when it comes to fires can help you to better prepare your family and employees in case of disaster.

General Fire Facts & Stats

Cooking is the leading cause of house fires, followed by:

  • Heating
  • Electrical Systems & Equipment
  • Candles
  • Smoking

- In 2020, fire and lightning insurance claims had the highest average payout of $77,340.

- On average, across the US, a fire department responded to a fire every 23 seconds in 2021.

- In 2021, there were 1,353,500 fires reported, including residential and non-residential structures.

- In 2020, per 1,000 fires, the national average was 2 deaths and 8 injuries.

Ohio Fire Facts & Stats

- Ohio has the 7th most fatal home fires per capita in relation to the other 50 states, with Texas being the first.

Smoking is the top cause of fire deaths in the state of Ohio, making up 20% of fatalities.

It's difficult and scary to imagine your home or business experiencing a fire. It can be hard to determine where to start when a disaster like this occurs.

If your home or business falls victim to a fire, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is "here to help." Our experienced technicians handle the care and restoration of your property and its contents. We handle the cleanup and the reconstruction, so you don't have to worry about juggling multiple companies.

If you find yourself in need of fire damage restoration, give us a call today!

Know the Facts: US & Ohio Water Damage

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew removing water-damaged dry wall We are "here to help" handle your home or business's water damage restoration needs!

It's no secret that April showers are the start of Ohio's rainy season. Despite the name, April is only the 4th rainiest month in Ohio, with May, June, and the rainiest, July rounding out the top three.

As we work our way through the wet season, it's important to understand the facts of water and storm damage.

National Water Damage Facts & Stats

- 14,000 people in the US are affected by water damage every day.

- The average insurance claim to repair a water damaged home is $11,605.

99% of US counties experienced a flood from 1996-2019.

98% of US homes will experience water damage in their basements at least once.

- Even the smallest leak can increase the average water bill by 10%.

- In 2020, almost 20% of home insurance claims were due to water damage and freezing.

Ohio Water Damage Facts & Stats

- In Ohio, 540,863 properties have more than a 26% chance of being affected by severe flooding in the next 30 years.

- In 2021, at least 142 people died in flooding incidents, 64 of which were driving.

Water damage, whether it be from flooding or a storm, can be a difficult process to deal with. Luckily, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County is equipped to handle all of your water damage restoration needs! From the drying process to reconstruction, we work with all insurances to get your home or business looking "like it never even happened."

Know the Facts: Smoke & Soot

4/10/2023 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot covered door Our pros know the ins and outs when it comes to handling your fire damage needs!

Know the Facts: Smoke & Soot

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County, will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 800-293-9555