Recent Storm Damage Posts

The Do's and Don'ts of Driving in a Flood

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

After a bad storm, driving may be the furthest thing from some people’s minds. But, if you were stuck at work during the storm, or just have somewhere to be, driving may be inevitable after a storm. It is important to understand the best tactics when driving post storm, especially if the streets are flooded. Here are a few things to remember if you find yourself driving on flooded streets.

Avoid Standing Water

When you have somewhere to be, driving through a flooded street doesn’t seem like a big deal. “That’s the quickest route, I’ll be fine.” But, there can be dangers below the surface of flooded streets, such as:

  • Branches or other debris
  • Potholes or washed out pavement
  • Moving water

It is hard to tell just how dangerous a flooded street may be, so don’t take the risk. Even a few inches can stall your vehicle or even move it off the road. Flood damage experts recommend that you find an alternate route or just wait until the water has a chance to drain. A few extra minutes on your trip is better than damage to your car.

Slow Down

A flooded street is not a racetrack. Even if the water is shallow enough to navigate, you still need to reduce your speed so that you don’t stall your vehicle or hydroplane. If your tires cause water to fan out to the side, you are probably going too fast to be safe.

Don’t Use Others as a Gauge

Just because other drivers make it through flooded roads, that doesn’t mean you should try it. Flood conditions change rapidly. The car in front of you could have inadvertently knocked some debris into your path that will tear up your vehicle. Their car may be able to withstand more than yours as well. It is important to use your best judgment and focus on your own driving, rather than someone else’s.

flooded street is not meant to be a challenge. It’s better to turn around and find an alternate route, or wait until the water drains rather than risking your car or your own safety. Wherever you need to be would want you there later safely than not there at all due to flood damage.

Prepared for Whatever Mother Nature Throws at Us

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

Whether you have experience flooding or water damage from a storm, our experience professionals at SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton will be there to help. Although we are based in Ohio, we are always prepared for expected storm damage anywhere in the United States! We are faster to disasters because we know that damages can only get worse and costs can only get higher the longer it takes.

Our crews have specialized equipment and resources to handle any size job, residential and commercial. With several certifications and over 50 years of experience, you can take a little sigh of relief knowing we are perfectly equipped to handle anything a storm can throw at us. Choose SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton, a company that specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. When Mother Nature strikes, just know that we are there to help with whatever disaster she may throw at your home or business.

Contact us today! 330-825-1803

Cleaning Up and Preventing Damage After a Storm

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage including fallen trees and home debris When the damage after a storm is too big of task, call the experts at SERVPRO to handle your mess!

Your family has taken the necessary precautions during a storm, but what do you do to deal with the aftermath? There is a chance that something happened to your home, whether it be flooding, backed up sewage, or damage from falling debris. If there’s any major damage to your home, it’s best to call the experts at SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton and let the professionals clean up. But, there are still some things you can do yourself if you feel up to it.  

  • Clean up tree debris from your property. Picking up sticks and leaves is by far the easiest step, and is something even your kids and pets can get involved in. These materials can be discarded, or saved for firewood or composting. If a branch or tree has fallen against your house and caused damage, make sure you call SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton to have it quickly, and expertly repaired.  
  • Dry out your house as soon as possible. Water that has entered your home, typically in a basement or attic, can lead to mold if left untreated. Mold can lead to severe property and health detriments, so it is important to get these areas dried as quickly as possible. If some time has passed and you suspect mold may already be growing, a bleach-based household cleaning solution can kill the mold and prevent further damage.  
  • If you see any damage involving sewage, live wires, or possible gas leaks, do not attempt to fix these things yourself. Leave these types of cleanups to the professionals at SERVPRO

If you feel unqualified or just need a helping hand, be sure to call in professionals to handle your after storm clean up.

Contact us today! 330-825-1803 

Stay Safe During the Next Big Storm

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

We have experienced quite the rainy and stormy summer so far, and with these storms comes a risk of personal and property damage. Keeping yourself and your loved ones safe during a storm is the top priority, so here are a few tips to help you for the rest of the summer:  

  • Remain indoors. This can be inside your home or the home of a neighbor if need be. If you are outdoors, seek shelter at a local business, or a public restroom. Public restrooms in parks are typically built to be storm proof. Should there be no other options, sheltering in your car should keep you safe and dry as you wait out the storm.  
  • Stay away from windows. The safest place to be during a storm is a basement. If your house doesn’t have a basement, bathrooms are a good choice as well. 
  • Try to stay away from appliances. Avoid showering or talking on a wired phone during a storm. Lightening can travel through plumbing fixtures or home wiring, so avoid using your washer and dryer during a storm. Lightening strikes can cause those appliances to short and catch fire.  
  • Once the storm has passed, be cautious when walking around, especially outside. Be alert for down powerlines and tree branches. If you smell gas, be sure to contact authorities immediately.

Storms can be scary to witness, but following these steps can help to put your mind at ease during the next one. If you find that a storm has caused damage, feel free to call SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton today and let the experts take care of it! 

Contact us today! 330-825-1803 

Thunderstorm Watch or Warning

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms occur year-round but they are more common during the spring and summer months, and on average they typically last 30 minutes.

According to the National Weather Service Storm Data, there are an average of 43 lightning fatalities per year

Do you know the difference between a storm watch and a storm warning?

  • watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and around the watch area. It only means that it is possible for a thunderstorm to occur.
  • warning means severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.

BE PREPARED

  • Check the forecast often to see if you are in the storm path
  • Sign up for phone notifications
  • Build an emergency kit
  • Make a family communication plan
  • Postpone outdoor activities
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors
  • Unplug electronic equipment before the storm hits

If your home or business has sustained damages, call SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton at 330-825-1803.

Preparing for the Cold Weather

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

a snowflake on a car If you have any flooding damage in Barberton/Norton, call SERVPRO today!

With winter coming soon, it’s important to be ready for the freezing weather. Every year, SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton experiences a high volume of emergency water losses caused by freezing pipes, often leaving behind major disasters in homes and businesses.

 Be Prepared:

  • It is important to know where your water shut off is located. In the case of a frozen water pipe burst, you will first want to stop the source by shutting off the water immediately.
  • Insulate exposed pipes, especially if they are in unheated rooms.
  • Leave open bathroom and kitchen sink cabinet doors during extreme cold spells to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • During below zero weather, keep a slow trickle or constant drip of water flowing through faucets. Water is less likely to freeze if it is constantly traveling rather than sitting in the plumbing.
  • Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.
  • If you plan on being away from your property for an extended period, leave the heat on and set the thermostat to at least 55°F.DO NOT turn your heat off completely.

If You Discover Frozen Pipes:

  • First sign of freezing is reduced or slow-moving water flow from a faucet.
  • Do not use an open flame device to try and thaw the pipes.
  • Methods you can try to unfreeze the pipes on your own include using a hair dryer, heating pad or hot towels, heat lamp or portable space heater.
  • Make sure to keep the faucet open when treating the frozen pipes.
  • Check additional pipes and faucets for freezing.

When a Frozen Pipe Bursts:

  • Shut off the water at the main valve.
  • Contact your local plumber to repair the broken pipe.

Call your local water restoration professionals, SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton.  A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. If winter weather causes water damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton, today!

What If Lightning Strikes Your Barberton or Norton Home?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

It’s one of those things that seems like it could never possibly happen to you. The chances of your house being struck by lightning seems to be basically zero, so why even worry about it? Well, would it surprise you to learn that between 2017 and 2020, the Insurance Information Institute reported just over 311,000 claims for lightning, with an average cost of $28,885 per claim? That’s a lot of claims, and a lot of money! So, what do you need to do if lightning strikes your Barberton or Norton home?

  • The first thing to do is check on everyone in your house and make sure no one was hurt. It’s a bad idea to do things like wash dishes or shower during a lightning storm, but if lightning strikes, take a few minutes and make sure everyone is alright.
  • The next thing you need to do is check for damage or a fire. As you do this, make sure to check everywhere from the attic to the basement looking for things like smoke, charred electrical outlets, sorted appliances, damaged roof shingles, or fried wiring.
  • If you find anything storm damage and need storm damage repair in Barberton or Norton, then it’s best to contact the experts at SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton to mitigate your lightning or storm damage. We’ll take care of everything, so you don’t have to worry, so call us today if you’ve experienced any storm or lightning damage!

SERVPRO Is Prepared For Storms

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding in a street If you need storm damage repair near Barberton or Norton, be sure to call SERVPRO!

If you have experienced any type of storm damage, whether it be from flooding or water damage, the experienced Storm Team at SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton will be there for you.  Although we are an Ohio based franchise, we prepare in advance for expected damage from any storm weather anywhere in the United States!  We respond quickly, too, because we know that immediate action and a fast response lessens damage, limits further damage and reduces restoration costs. Our professionally trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources needed to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. Our teams strategically prepare ahead of the storm and place equipment at the best locations in case of flood or storm emergency. With several certifications and over 50 years of experience, you can rest assured that we are the perfectly equipped to deal with any storm job no matter the size. Choose SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton, a company that specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. We are Here to Help® and are ready to respond when Mother Nature strikes. 

Cleaning Up After a Storm

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

The aftermath of a storm. If you need storm damage restoration in Barberton or Norton, call SERVPRO today!

A storm has just blown through, but thankfully you and your family took precautions and no one was harmed. However, there is still a chance something happened in your home, whether it be flooding, backed up sewage, or damage from falling debris. If there’s any major damage to your Barberton or Norton home, the best thing you can do is call the experts at SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton and let the professionals clean up, but there are still some things you can do yourself if you feel up to it.  

  • Clean up sticks and branches that may have fallen during the storm. This one is by far the easiest, and the branches can easily be thrown away, or used for something like firewood or compost. If a branch or tree has fallen against your house and caused damage, go ahead and call SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton to have it quickly, and expertly repaired.  
  • Dry out your house as soon as possible. After a storm, if water has gotten inside your home, it will very quickly cause mold to grow, which will create many issues down the road. It’s best to clean up any standing water and dry off surfaces that may grow mold. If some time has passed and you suspect mold may already be growing, using a bleach-based household cleaning solution can kill the mold and prevent further damage.  
  • If you see any damage involving sewage, live wires, or possible gas leaks, don’t try and fix it yourself! Immediately call the experts at SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton to solve this issue for you.  

The most important thing you can do is be safe, and call someone for help if you feel unqualified for an after storm clean up.  

Contact us today! 330-825-1803 

Staying Safe in Storms

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

A large storm in Barberton/Norton If you need water or storm damage restoration after a storm, call the experts at SERVPRO today!

Over the past few weeks, there have been several storms in the Barberton and Norton areas, and with storms comes a risk of personal and property damage. In order to keep yourself safe during storms, there are a few steps to take.  

  • Go indoors and stay there. This can be inside your home or the home of a neighbor. If you’re outdoors somewhere without many houses around, such as a park or the lake, try and seek shelter in a nearby building. Parks should have public restrooms, and these are often built to be storm proof. Should there be no other options, the best thing to do is to shelter in your car and wait out the storm.  
  • Once you’re indoors, move to somewhere away from windows. Many homes have a basement, which is the safest place to wait out storms. If your house doesn’t have a basement, bathrooms are often a good choice as well. 
  • Try to stay away from appliances and avoid activities such as showering or talking on a wired phone. Lightening can travel through plumbing fixtures or home wiring, so it’s best to avoid using things like washers and dryers during a storm. Additionally, if there is a lightning strike, it could cause those appliances to short and catch fire.  
  • After the storm has passed, remember to be careful walking around, watch out for things such as downed power lines and possibly damaged circuit breakers. If you smell gas, contact authorities immediately.  

It might be an inconvenience to follow these steps, but the most important thing is to keep you and your family safe. If you find that a storm has caused damage, feel free to call SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton today and let the experts take care of it! 

Contact us today! 330-825-1803 

Protect Your Home During A Storm.

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Roof Tarped after Storm caused a tree to land on a house in the Barberton/Norton Area When the Storms Hit, Be Prepared!

Each year, thunderstorms alone cause approximately $15 billion in property damage. Summer and spring seasons are the most vulnerable to these destructive and frightening storms.

There are several ways to prepare your property for the summer.

  1. Always have an emergency kit with these items that you probably already have in your house: 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 and documents.
  2. Know the safest structure of your home to go to during a severe storm such as a basement, underground cellar, or even the most inner part of your home away from windows.
  3. Get routine maintenance on your roof and the foundation. Cracks in the roof are the number one leading cause to flooding damage.
  4. Cut down any unwanted trees or limbs and get your trees trimmed before summer storm season. Trees and branches can fall on your property and damage the siding, windows, and roof.
  5. Contact your insurance company to be more familiar with your policy. Most home insurers do not cover flooding damage.
  6. Keep all expensive and favored possessions off the floor and away from low ground in case of flooding.
  7. Keep all patio furniture, grills, etc in doors before a summer storm hits. Do not forget to part 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.

Storm Preparedness

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm Emergency Services Available 24/7.

Thunderstorms occur year-round but they are more common during the spring and summer months, and on average they typically last 30 minutes.

According to the National Weather Service Storm Data, there are an average of 43 lightning fatalities per year

Do you know the difference between a storm watch and a storm warning?

  • watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and around the watch area. It only means that it is possible for a thunderstorm to occur.
  • warning means severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.

BE PREPARED

  • Check the forecast often to see if you are in the storm path
  • Sign up for phone notifications
  • Build an emergency kit
  • Make a family communication plan
  • Postpone outdoor activities
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors
  • Unplug electronic equipment before the storm hits

If your home or business has sustained damages, call SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton at 330-825-1803.

Lighting Facts

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Lighting strikes Don't underestimate what lighting can do!

Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. Though the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 500,000, some factors can put you at greater risk for being struck.

Here are a few lightning safety tips:

  • Be aware. Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities. If it calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity, or make sure adequate safe shelter is available.
  • Go indoors. Remember the phrase, “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Find a safe enclosed shelter when you hear thunder. Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard-top vehicles with the windows rolled up.
  • Avoid windows, doors, porches and concrete. Do not lie on concrete floors and avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lighting can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
  • Avoid water. Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a building’s plumbing.

SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton helps after Hurricane Laura

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Truck in front of Hurricane damaged building. SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton helps residents and businesses after Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura unleashed wind over 150 mph and heavy rain hundreds of miles inland along the Gulf Coast, leaving a path of destruction to homes and businesses. 

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby for disasters like these. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton has dispatched trained technicians to Lake Charles Louisiana to aid in restoration following the giant storm's path. Immense destruction has been left after the hurricane, but we are here to help restore homes, businesses, and hope.  Our mission statement is “Restore the present to protect the future.”

Communities in Louisiana were shattered by extreme wind and wiped away during this deadly Category 4 hurricane.  We are here in Louisiana to help them with the cleanup and recovery efforts. It will take some time, but SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton will be there every step of the way providing help with insurance claims, water damage, mold and reconstruction to make the recovery process as seamless as possible for those affected.  

If you need storm damage recovery assistance, call SERVPRO at 800-293-9555 or 330-825-1803.

Wind and Rain cause Barberton Damage

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Tree on road Storms bring heavy rain and wind that can cause all sorts of damage to your property. SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton will be there when you need us.

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton, specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton is ready when a storm strikes.  Our resources can handle a small or large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1750 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 330-825-1803

Storms flood Barberton warehouse.

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Water in warehouse Big or small SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton will get your business back up and running fast!

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton, specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton is ready when a storm strikes.  Our resources can handle a small or large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 330-825-1803

Flood Prevention Measures Your Business Should Have

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding in a street If you have water or storm damage in Barberton or Norton, call the experts at SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton today!

A business in the communities of Barberton or Norton may find itself in danger of flooding from high water. Fortunately, a local storm damage restoration service can help with restoration if damage does occur, but you may want to consider mitigation steps before the storm arrives. Here are three prevention systems your business may already have in place.

1. Sump Pumps

In some cases, the installation of a sump pump in a basement area may be able to help stop flooding. These units are designed to help regulate water flow, and when properly maintained can help keep an area free of pooling water.

2. Drainage

Another feature to consider for protecting your company property from high water is the drainage system. Proper drainage is important for flood prevention as it can help direct the flow of water away from the property. Drainage systems may include roof gutters, landscaping features such as a slope or rain garden, drainage ditches, and sewer drains. All of these provide safe areas for storm water to flow into instead of puddling around the business property.

3. Backup Systems

For a business having a backup system in place for any electronic data can be an important step for protecting the company against flooding. These systems may include cloud storage or a server where all the data can be stored independently from the actual computers. This way if the electronics themselves are damaged you know the data is safe. It’s also important to note that in some cases a restoration service may be able to restore the electronics depending on the damage severity.

It’s not uncommon for high water to lead to flooding. In many cases, a business property may already have some mitigation steps in place.  If flooding does occur SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton can help repair any damages.

April Showers brings May Flowers

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Flowers April Showers brings May Flowers to Northeast Ohio.

As we look towards the week ahead in Northeast Ohio the forecast calls for lots and lots of rain.  “April showers bring May flowers” is a reminder that even the most unpleasant of things, in this case the heavy rains of April, can bring about very enjoyable things indeed – in this case, an abundance of flowers in May.

Unfortunately, the rains can also bring unpleasant things to.  Water where is does not belong like basements, crawlspaces or even attics.  Should this happen to you then call the professionals at SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton to get it cleaned up fast.  Leaving water in these spaces can do unwanted damage to the structure of your home or business.  It can also lead to mold growth which can be linked to health effects for your family or coworkers.  Don’t sit idle with the grass growing under your feet.  Call us 24/7.

As we all look forward to the May flowers and leave the April showers behind, remember, SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton is “Here to Help”

Driving Tips on a Flooded Street

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Car driving through water Don't drive through unknown water. Safety always comes first.

When a bad storm hits Barberton or Norton, floodwaters can rise in no time. Rather than barrel down your flooded street, you should take a few precautions when there is a lot of water on the road. Here are some tips on staying safe if you must drive after a heavy storm.

Steer Clear of Standing Water

Many drivers tend to ignore travel tips and get overconfident when flash floods occur. They expect that standing water is harmless. The truth is that there can be many unseen hazards beneath the surface:

  • Branches or other debris
  • Potholes or washed out pavement
  • Moving water

It is unlikely that you are able to discern how safe it is to drive through water when you can’t see to the bottom of it. Even a few inches can stall your vehicle or even move it off the road. Flood damage experts recommend that you find an alternate route or just wait until the water has a chance to drain.

Slow down

A flooded street is not a racetrack. Even if the water is shallow enough to navigate, you still need to reduce your speed so that you don’t stall your vehicle or hydroplane. If your tires cause water to fan out to the side, you are probably going too fast to be safe.

Don’t Use Others as a Gauge

Just because other drivers make it through flooded roads, that doesn’t mean you should try it. Flood conditions change rapidly. The car in front of you could have inadvertently knocked some debris into your path that will tear up your vehicle. Rely on your own good judgment rather than the whims of other people.

A flooded street is not meant to be a challenge. When in doubt, it is better to turn around and go back the way you came than try to rush through standing water. Safety should always come first.

Protecting Your Central Ohio Home from Storm and Water Damage

3/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fallen tree on roof This tree came down on a Barberton home after lots of wind and rain.

Protecting Your Central Ohio  Home from Storm and Water Damage

Flooding in your home can happen at any time, but your home can be even more exposed to water damage when it rains. As we move into the late Winter and early Spring months here in Ohio, storm damage can become more of a threat to your property. Follow these tips to help protect your home from water damage during the next rain storm. 

  1. Modify your homes water valves. If the city's main sewer line gets backed up during a heavy rain storm, you could find yourself standing in a a puddle of you-know-what. You may want to consider installing an interior or exterior backflow valve. Backflow valves prevent your water system from being contaminated from water flowing backwards into your supply lines. 
  2. Clear gutter, drains, and downspouts. Clogged gutters and downspouts can end up in a messy flood. Take the time to clean them and clear them of all debris before the rain comes.
  3. Cover air vents. One of the most common ways water finds its way into a home is through the home's air vents. If you know that heavy rain is in the forecast and that you are at risk of flooding, cover your air vents with thick plastic sheeting from both the outside and the inside. 
  4. Check your sealant surrounding doors and windows. Make sure that any gaps or holes in the sealant surrounding the doors and windows are filled in. This will help stop rain water from finding its way into your home. 

If water still manages to find a way into your home and you need assistance for water/mold clean up & restoration, SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton is there for you 330-825-1803

We're available 24/7 for emergency services. 

Winter storms and frozen temperatures can cause pipes to burst.

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Pipes iced over Pipes bursting from freezing can cause a lot of damage and flooding; let us take care of your damaged pipes! Call SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton today!

This winter has been an especially cold one so far with temperatures often dropping below the freezing level. Due to this, SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton has experienced a high volume of emergency water losses caused by freezing pipes, often leaving behind major disasters in homes and businesses.

 Be Prepared:

  • It is important to know where your water shut off is located. In the case of a frozen water pipe burst, you will first want to stop the source by shutting off the water immediately.
  • Insulate exposed pipes, especially if they are in unheated rooms.
  • Leave open bathroom and kitchen sink cabinet doors during extreme cold spells to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • During below zero weather, keep a slow trickle or constant drip of water flowing through faucets. Water is less likely to freeze if it is constantly traveling rather than sitting in the plumbing.
  • Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.
  • If you plan on being away from your property for an extended period of time, leave the heat on and set the thermostat to at least 55°F.DO NOT turn your heat off completely.

If You Discover Frozen Pipes:

  • First sign of freezing is reduced or slow moving water flow from a faucet.
  • Do not use an open flame device to try and thaw the pipes.
  • Methods you can try to unfreeze the pipes on your own include using a hair dryer, heating pad or hot towels, heat lamp or portable space heater.
  • Make sure to keep the faucet open when treating the frozen pipes.
  • Check additional pipes and faucets for freezing.

When a Frozen Pipe Bursts:

  • Shut off the water at the main valve.
  • Contact your local plumber to repair the broken pipe.

Call your local water restoration professionals, SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton.  A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. If winter weather causes water damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton at 330-825-1803.

Flooding from Storms in Medina, Ohio

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

Extreme weather conditions from high winds to heavy rainfall could damage property. We at SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton offer an emergency restoration service for Barberton, Norton, Portage Lakes, Clinton, Copley, Green, Greensburg and the surrounding areas. Acting quickly can help to prevent permanent issues within your property. Our highly trained restorers are adept at safety checking, restoring power and mitigating losses. 

One vital way of preventing properties from sustaining permanent harm is by performing mitigating procedures promptly. Prolonged exposure to large amounts of moisture can damage the possessions or the structure of your home. SERVPRO can deploy portable water extraction equipment as well as drying equipment like rapid air movers and dehumidifiers to prevent moisture damages from occurring. 

In high winds there is a chance of debris damaging structural components in your property. This debris could include tree branches, broken glass, or other safety hazards. Our restoration service can remove debris and dispose of it on your behalf. Where necessary, we can also perform emergency board up and tarping to maintain the integrity and security of your property. 

For property damages of any scale, our professional restoration services can help to assess, mitigate, manage and reconstruct your property. Contact SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton at (330) 825-1803 today to arrange a service.

https://www.SERVPRObarbertonnorton.com/storm-flooding-restoration

Barberton/Norton storm readiness

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Stormy weather with lightening strikes. Storms can cause damage, so let SERVPRO fix any storm or water damage to your Barberton/Norton home! Call us today!

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton, specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton is ready when a storm strikes.  Our resources can handle a small or large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 330-825-1803

Unbelievable

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Ellicott City, MD sustained a 1000 year flood just two years after the last 1000 year flood.  The power of rushing water is not to be reckoned with.  Wide spread damage occurred over and around the Patapsco Valley and Jones Falls Valley communities.  Any vehicles parked on the streets were pushed around and about by the rushing water like Hot Wheels toy cars.  The streets became rivers and rapids of rushing water.  The devastation was vast.  The area sustained 8 inches of rain in 2 hours was more than any info structure can handle.  Our Storm Team crews had to be creative just to get to the areas to help. SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton is “Here to help” no matter the cause or size of loss, which is sometimes unbelievable.

Flooding in Maryland

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Ellicott City, Maryland sustained major flooding again in 2018, this after a thousand year flood in 2016. Mother Nature has not been kind to this historic area to say the least.  SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton loaded its fleet with equipment and Storm Team Crew Members and headed east to assist those affected in Maryland. Once close to the devastation, roads were washed out and getting there was a feat in and of itself.  Upon arriving the magnitude of the damage was unbelievable to say the least.  The area received over 8 inches of rain in the span of 2 hours.  Not only was Ellicott City flooded,  many of the adjacent communities within the Patapsco Valley and Jones Falls Valley were impacted as well. Our Storm Team is the best and is always "Ready for whatever happens."     

Ready, Willing and Very Able

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton has traveled all over the eastern half of the country assisting home owners and business owners when a catastrophic event occurs.  One such event found our Storm Team in Boston, MA to mitigate water damage caused by a Nor'easter.  The Nor'easter caused wide spread damage to several states within the New England road map. One loss we handled occurred at a community college affecting several floors of several buildings, in all approximately 45,000 wet square feet. The temperatures caused supply lines and sprinkler systems to freeze and break.  The areas of water damage included offices, classrooms, computer labs, a library and common areas.  Our services Our Storm Team worked night and day and provided exceptional large loss mitigation services to the college.     

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton recently traveled to Wilmington, NC to help customers in need of help after Hurricane Florence

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Rain splashing on a road in Barberton/Norton area If you need storm damage repair or water damage mediation in Barberton or Norton, call SERVPRO today!

Storm and flood damage can be quite devastating. Immediate action is needed, and customers need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton is part of an elite Storm Team with the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

When any community, whether it be near or far, suffers from any type of storm damage, our fearless Storm Team is dispatched to help those customers whose homes or businesses have been impacted.

While our storm team was away helping those in need throughout parts of North Carolina, the rest of our team seamlessly continued helping our local customers that were affected with fire and water damage in the Barberton and Norton areas. 

When Storms or Floods hit Barberton/Norton ,SERVPRO is ready!

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment used to clean up flooding in Barberton/Norton are If you need flood damage repair in Barberton or Norton, look no further than SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton!

SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton, specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Barberton/Norton, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 330-825-1803