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Commercial Job Sites: Ensuring Business Continuity Through Efficient Restoration

4/11/2024 (Permalink)

Commercial properties are not immune to disasters, and when they strike, the consequences can be severe, affecting operations, revenue, and reputation. At SERVPRO of Toledo West, we specialize in providing efficient and effective restoration services for commercial job sites to minimize downtime and ensure business continuity.

Here's how we help businesses bounce back after a disaster:

  1. Rapid Response: Time is of the essence when it comes to commercial restoration. Our team understands the urgency of the situation and responds promptly to mitigate further damage and minimize downtime for your business.

  2. Comprehensive Services: From water damage restoration and fire damage cleanup to mold remediation and biohazard cleanup, we offer a wide range of restoration services tailored to meet the unique needs of commercial properties.

  3. Project Management: Our experienced project managers oversee every aspect of the restoration process, from initial assessment to completion, ensuring a smooth and efficient workflow. We coordinate with insurance adjusters, contractors, and other stakeholders to expedite the restoration process and minimize disruption to your business operations.

  4. Minimizing Disruption: We understand that every hour of downtime means lost revenue for your business. That's why we work diligently to minimize disruption to your operations, implementing strategies to allow for continued business activities whenever possible.

  5. Quality Assurance: At SERVPRO of Toledo West, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality and professionalism. We utilize industry-leading techniques and equipment to deliver superior results, ensuring that your commercial property is restored to its preloss condition safely and efficiently.

  6. Communication: We believe that open and transparent communication is key to a successful restoration project. Our team keeps you informed every step of the way, providing regular updates on the progress of the restoration and addressing any concerns or questions you may have.

When disaster strikes your commercial property, trust SERVPRO of Toledo West to provide fast, reliable, and professional restoration services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get your business back on track.

Storm Damage: Minimizing Losses and Restoring Peace of Mind

4/11/2024 (Permalink)

When severe weather strikes, the aftermath can be devastating for homeowners and businesses alike. Storm damage can range from roof leaks and structural damage to flooding and debris cleanup. At SERVPRO of Toledo West, we understand the urgency of storm damage restoration and the importance of restoring peace of mind to our customers.

Here's how we help mitigate storm damage and restore properties affected by severe weather:

  1. Rapid Response: Our team is available 24/7 to respond to storm damage emergencies promptly. We understand that time is of the essence, and we work quickly to assess the damage and implement mitigation measures to prevent further loss.

  2. Comprehensive Assessment: We conduct a thorough assessment of the property to determine the extent of the storm damage. This allows us to develop a customized restoration plan tailored to the specific needs of each property.

  3. Water Extraction and Drying: If flooding occurs due to heavy rains or storm surges, we utilize powerful pumps and extraction equipment to remove standing water quickly. We then implement drying techniques to restore the property to a dry and safe condition.

  4. Structural Repairs: Our team is trained and equipped to handle a wide range of structural repairs, including roof tarping, board-up services, and reconstruction. We work diligently to restore the property to its pre-storm condition, minimizing downtime for homeowners and businesses.

  5. Debris Cleanup: Severe storms often leave behind debris such as fallen trees, branches, and other debris. Our team safely removes debris from the property and disposes of it properly, ensuring a safe and clean environment for our customers.

  6. Insurance Coordination: We understand the complexities of navigating the insurance claims process, especially during times of crisis. Our experienced team works closely with insurance companies to ensure a smooth and efficient claims process, relieving stress for our customers.

At SERVPRO of Toledo West, we are dedicated to helping our customers recover from storm damage and restore their properties to preloss condition. Contact us today for fast and reliable storm damage restoration services.

Fire Facts: A Practical Guide to Restoring Toledo West with SERVPRO

11/21/2023 (Permalink)

Date: Nov 21, 2023

Did you know that in the United States, fire departments respond to a fire every 23 seconds, as reported by the National Fire Protection Association? Fires bring chaos, leaving homes and businesses in disarray. It's during these challenging times that the ins and outs of fire damage restoration become crucial. Join us as we explore the essential steps in this journey, led by the pros at SERVPRO of Toledo West, committed to aiding our community in the aftermath of fire disasters.

Dealing with Fire Damage in Toledo West

Fire damage restoration is a careful process managed by dedicated professionals, aiming to restore properties affected by fire and smoke to their preloss condition. This journey isn't just time-consuming; it's a multitasking effort, tackling diverse challenges posed by fire and water damage.

The Double Whammy: Fire and Water Damage

In Toledo West, fires are tackled with water, a necessary but potentially damaging solution. As our local fire department battles blazes, structures get drenched, sometimes causing pipes to burst or melt. This introduces water into the structure, compounding the challenges. The combined impact of fire and water damage underscores the need for a speedy and expert response.

Once the property is secured, immediate action is taken to address the primary concern – water removal. This not only prevents further damage but also sets the stage for a thorough restoration process.

Unveiling the Restoration Process

1. Assessment of Damage

Before the restoration journey kicks off, professionals ensure official approval to enter the property safely. A detailed assessment of fire and water damage is conducted, gauging the extent of penetration and evaluating cleanup requirements. This sets the stage for a personalized and effective restoration plan.

2. Security, Debris Removal, and Boarding Up

Post-assessment, securing the property is crucial. Fencing is installed, debris is cleared, and openings are boarded up to prevent further damage. Meticulous efforts isolate unaffected areas, ensuring minimal cross-contamination.

3. Demolition, Water Removal & Dry Out

To counter mold and corrosion, the focus shifts to removing water and drying the property. Personal items are cleared, damaged materials stripped down, and water extraction crews use specialized equipment. Throughout, SERVPRO of Toledo West ensures roof tarps play a crucial role in preventing additional water intrusion.

4. Clean Up & Smoke Removal

The intensive cleanup phase is where expertise shines. Meticulous manual labor removes smoke and soot from surfaces. Deodorizing agents eliminate lingering odors, and duct cleaning ensures the removal of settled debris, completing the comprehensive cleanup process.

5. Construction & Restoration

The final stride towards preloss conditions involves necessary repairs and rebuilding. Unsalvageable structures are replaced, covering tasks like roof rebuilding, electrical replacement, drywall, and flooring replacement, and interior restoration.

Your Reliable Partner in Toledo West

In times of crisis, having a trusted ally ensures a smoother and more efficient restoration journey. Committed to assisting our community, SERVPRO of Toledo West stands as a beacon of support, helping homes and businesses rise from the ashes and regain their former glory.

For a complimentary property damage assessment, reach out to SERVPRO of Toledo West.

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Disclaimer: This blog post serves informational purposes only. For personalized advice, consult with a professional.

Understanding the Facts on Fires

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage to an apartment 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 Toledo West 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!

Understanding the Facts on 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 Toledo West 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."

3-D Emergency Ready Profile Saves Time and Money When Disaster Strikes

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

A 3-D layout of a home Our 3-D Emergency Ready Profile will help you when disaster strikes!

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster in Toledo is to Plan For it NOW.

Almost 50% of businesses will not recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that do survive, the majority had a preparedness plan in place before disaster struck.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, ERP, for your business, you interruptions, and you can get back to business quicker.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is an approach that provides important information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. This profile is designed to serve as a reference to important building and contact information. Taking advantage of the Emergency Ready Profile helps your business receive the benefits of over 40 years of experience in handling disasters, whether they be natural or man-made. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage mitigation and restoration and can help fix any disaster as quickly as possible.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

This is a no cost assessment that includes:

A Profile Document: This concise file only contains the critical information needed if emergency strikes. This takes a short amount of time to complete, and saves a lot of time if ever needed.

A Guide to help you get back into your building following disaster: This helps to minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by establishing an immediate plan.

Establishes SERVPRO of Toledo West as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider: A close by, industry leader.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin: This saves time so we can begin our mitigation work right away, which saves you money.

Our 3-D Modeling for facility details: This includes things like, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information. This provides us with a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to contact.

Step By Step: What We Do to Remove Water From Your Home

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

Moisture meter detecting wet carpet Our top-of-the-line technology helps us detect and eradicate moisture!

Quick Water Removal Can Reduce Damages

SERVPRO of Toledo West prides itself on being “faster to any size disaster.” When a pipe bursts, a tub overflows, or a drain backs up, your home needs to have excess water removed as quickly as possible.

When handling water disasters, the first step upon our arrival is to pump out any water that is visible. This helps us gain a better visual to more easily assess the extent of the damage.

Larger amounts of porous materials require a more aggressive drying method in order to avoid mold growth. Our years of experience will benefit homeowners suffering from any kind of water damage.

Water removal begins the process, then we move toward removing the moisture that has evaporated into the air. This moisture can travel into any part of the home, and can cause problems down the line if not detected and removed. Dehumidifiers, heaters, air movers, and even open windows work best when used together. Moisture meters provide us with a beginning reading to compare to later readings throughout your home, showing progress of the drying process.

During drying, other problems can arise, such as unusual odors. Water can disturb and release odors particles from materials in your home. We can rectify this problem with odor control methods. Over-stretched carpets can also occur, which we also fix.

We take great care to ensure that any type of flooring is dry in flooding situations. This prevents warping of wooden floors and sub-flooring.

In situations that have left your home partially submerged, call us. We are available 24/7/365 to handle your water damage needs.

Why Your Business Needs Professional Commercial Restoration Cleaning

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

Why is Professional Commercial Restoration Cleaning So Important?

Professional commercial restoration cleaning is one of the most important services owners can utilize on their commercial properties. Most commercial properties get a lot of wear and tear, especially multifamily housing units and office complexes. Here is why it is so important for you to get your commercial property professionally cleaned.

Why You will Need a Professional Commercial Restoration Cleaning Service

A lot can go wrong with a commercial structure, especially the older they are. Commercial buildings can experience damages from mold, water, fire, or sewage backup. It’s hard to imagine disaster striking your commercial business, but it can happen to anyone. As time progresses, your chances of experiencing some sort of disaster only increase.

Fires are spontaneous, and may not even be caused by your own building. Just because you do everything right to prevent fires, doesn’t mean the neighboring building does as well.

Whether it be a flood, fire, mold growth, or any other kind of disaster, keep SERVPRO of Toledo West in mind for your professional commercial restoration services.

Preparation is Key: How to Effectively Prepare for Storm Season

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Every year, thunderstorms alone cause about $15 billion in property damage. As we approach hurricane and storm season, make note of these tips to protect your property.

  1. Make an emergency kit with the following items that you probably already own: flashlight, battery powered weather radio, extra batteries to fit each electronic, non-perishable foods, lots of bottled water, can opener, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, blankets, extra clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, clock or watch, whistle to signal for help, and any important personal items or documents.
  2. Know the safest place to go in your home if a storm gets severe. This may be a basement, underground cellar, or even the most inner part of your home away from windows.
  3. Get regular roof and foundation maintenance. Cracks in a roof are the number one leading cause to flooding damage.
  4. Cut down unwanted or dead trees or limbs. Get your trees trimmed before storm season begins. Tree debris can damage siding, windows, and roofs.
  5. Familiarize yourself with your insurance policy. Most home insurers do not cover flooding.
  6. Keep all expensive and favored possessions off the floor and away from low ground in case of flooding. Invest in a water/fire proof container to keep important documents in.
  7. Keep all patio furniture, grills, etc. in doors before a summer storm hits. Do not forget to park your vehicles in the garage.
  8. Finally, take those summer storm warnings and alerts seriously, especially tornado warnings. Tornadoes can lead to total property loss and even death.

Flooded Business? Let Us Help with Your Hassle

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded storage room When flooding strikes your business, let our pros handle the mess!

Flooding is an absolute catastrophe for business owners. It’s not just sopping up water, its handling wet furniture, drapery, electronics, doors, trim, and other structural elements that have water damage. Your first thought may be to get rid of everything and start new, but some of your assets are salvageable. That’s where our pros at SERVPRO of Toledo West come in.

Dry and Sort

If your flood was caused by a broken pipe, you can have a small sigh of relief knowing you don’t have to deal with black water. Despite that, you may still have the possibility of mold spread, so it is important to thoroughly dry out anything affected by the water. Once everything has been dried out, you’ll next want to inspect and sort everything to determine what can be saved and what can’t. Items that may need to be thrown out include porous materials that can’t be properly dried or cleaned and fabrics that show signs of discoloration.

Clean the Damage

Having your investments sorted following a flood will give you a better understanding of the actual damages and loss your business has faced. When it comes to cleaning items yourself, remember that dry cleaning is not just for clothes. Furniture, upholstery, and draperies can be made good as new through dry cleaning services. For everything else, consider the following tips to make for an easier process:

  • Organize items based on cleaning methods, such as hand or machine wash
  • Use a disinfectant on furniture, walls, and floors to prevent mold growth
  • Wash items in the hottest water possible to remove contaminants
  • Use a professional water damage restoration service to ensure there is no interior damage

A flooded company is a hassle, but it does not have to leave a long-term impact on your business. If you experience water damage, call our professionals to help you sort it out!

Contact us today! 419-757-8643