Storm Team Ready
Storms typically bring wind and rain showers, and both can cause damage to communities in it’s pathway. Severe storms occur when hail, high wind, and tornadoes are present within the storm. High winds can remove siding from your home, tear shingles off of your roof, and even blow foreign debris in the air. If you’re local weather service announces that a severe storm watch or warning are in effect, you should take precautions to protect yourself.
- Supply your home with an emergency supply kit.
- Recommended items include a first aid kit, food (non-perishable), water, battery operated flashlights, hygiene items and sometimes cash.
- Create a family emergency exit plan.
- Stay inside.
- Secure any outdoors objects such as patio furniture, décor, etc. to prevent them from blowing away or being damaged.
When a storm presents itself unexpectedly, actions need to be taken immediately. Local emergency services will be on standby, as well as your local SERVPRO of Hancock County. As soon as you realize you have water, storm, or fire damage, call us immediately. We can be on site as soon as possible with skilled professionals and advanced equipment.
Storms and Flood Waters
Floods can strike anywhere and at any time. It’s important to know whether or not your home is located in a flood zone. If it is, then you should begin preparations immediately, and always have a plan of action.
BEFORE THE FLOOD
You can install “check valves” into your sewer traps to prevent the flood from backing up your sewage and sump pump. Basement walls are prone to cracking and moisture build up. This can be resolved by waterproofing your basement by sealing the walls. This step will always help to prevent microbial growth.
DURING THE FLOOD
Electrical currents can run through water, making standing water dangerous in some cases. If it’s safe to do so, shut off the electricity to any areas affected by flood water. Since standing flood water may contain contaminated contents, try to avoid walking through the water.
AFTER THE FLOOD
In many cases, floods can cause the public water supply to become dangerous to consume. Keep an eye out for water alerts from your local news service. If you have flood insurance, it’s important to understand what is covered and what is not.
SERVPRO OF HANCOCK COUNTY & STORM DAMAGE
SERVPRO of Hancock County can respond immediately to your location. Our technicians are professionally trained through the IICRC to perform water removal and extraction to the affected areas of your home. We treat our community members and customers like family, so that you can rest easy knowing the job will be done by people who care.
Local Businesses & SERVPRO
As a business owner, you rely on your employees, customers, and facilities in order to run properly. Whether you’ve just begun construction or you’ve been in business for years, SERVPRO of Hancock County has services that may be valuable to you. Carpet cleaning, water damage, fire damage, storm and wind damage just to name a few.
SERVPRO has a variety of services that are being offered in the Hancock County area. If you recently had water or fire damage, contact us at 419-299-3774. Closing your business can be devastating, but you can rest assured that SERVPRO of Hancock County is here to help! We provide quick and accurate service to get you and your business up and running as soon as possible. Our Franchise provides services to a wide range of areas included but not limited to Findlay, Bluffton, McComb, Fostoria, Arlington, Benton Ridge, and more!
What To Do Until SERPVRO Arrives
We understand that a fire in your home can cause stress and interruption for an extended period of time post fire. SERVPRO of Hancock County provides you with quick and professional service to assure that you can get your life back on track as smoothly and quickly as possible. We’ll not only restore your home, but your peace of mind as well.
Here’s What You Can Do Until SERVPRO Arrives
-Place clean towels or rugs on the flooring where there may be a high amount of traffic.
-Refrain from shampooing, washing, and cleaning. SERVPRO will handle all of these services with high quality products and equipment.
-Do not wash clothing yourself. There is a process to removing smoke odor from clothing, blankets, towels, etc.
-Do not enter rooms with standing water. There may be electrical currents running through the water.
*The first 48 hours after a fire can make the difference between restoring your home and items and having to replace those items.*
Storm & Weather
Storms can be harmless, but they can also be potentially disastrous. High winds, lighting strikes, and a large amount of rain can cause an abundance of problems for our community members, both commercial and residential. Lightings can spark fires, rain can cause flooding and backups, and high winds can cause electricity to go out.
If you find yourself in the midst of a flood or fire, the most important thing you can do is ensure that you and those around you are safe. You may need to relocate yourselves and leave items behind. If that is the case, SERVPRO of Hancock County is able to use advanced technology and techniques to virtually restore your items to their previous conditions.
SERVPRO of Hancock County has experienced professionals who are highly trained. Our team will provide you with quick and accurate service, whether you have water damage or a fire cleanup.
SERVPRO Can Help With Your Commercial Damage
Hilton Garden Inn Findlay, Ohio experienced water damage and we helped to extract and dry to help them open up as quickly as possible.
Disaster can strike at any moment. Pipes can burst, equipment may stop working, or there may be a flood. It’s important to prepare for all situations, but even then, sometimes you cannot control them. When your business experiences a disaster, you are forced to temporarily close, which results in lost revenue and lost customers.
SERVPRO of Hancock County can not only provide you with water and fire damage restoration, but we can use our advanced technology to clean the damaged contents as well. It’s important that we begin the restoration process on your place of business as quickly as possible. This will ensure that our technicians can do their job as correctly and quickly as possible in order to help you reopen your business. Our goal is to help you reopen your business as fast as we can and leave results looking “Like it never even happened.”
Don’t let your business close and lose money, call SERVPRO of Hancock County as soon as you experience damage.
Microbial Growth in the Home
Your home should be a safe and healthy environment for you and your family. If you have recently experienced water damage, you may have microbial growth that you aren’t aware of. Mold spores are everywhere, and it is impossible to completely remove mold spores from the environment. However, there are many ways to help prevent the spread of spores!
The best way to ensure that your home will not succumb to microbial growth is to keep moisture away. Moisture can creep up in many areas of your home, even places that you don’t initially think to check. Your attic, spouting, drain hoses, and washer and dryer sets are among some of the hidden homes of microbial growth. Take a look at what you could be experiencing with this Interactive Microbial Growth House Tour today!
If your home has been damaged by water, call us to see how we can help. Our SERVPRO of Hancock County team is trained in water damage and mold remediation. Help your home and your family.
SERVPRO Offers Continued Education Courses
Biohazard CE Course offering in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
SERVPRO of Hancock County offers both credit and non-credit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters and Real Estate professionals. The CE courses provide you with information to better service your customers.
These programs are designed to improve the knowledge of your staff regarding emergency mitigation.
Here are some of the CE courses that are offered by SERVPRO:
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
- Restorative Drying for Water Damage
- Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
- Biohazard Cleanup
Our CE Courses can ensure that our team members, and the agents that we work with, are up to date on standards and providing consistent information and service across the board. If you’re an insurance agent, adjuster, or Real Estate professional, give us a call today at 419-299-3774. By calling, you can register for our upcoming CE Courses throughout 2018.
SERVPRO of Hancock County: Serving Findlay residents and many more!
This sump pump failure led to a flooded basement for these residents in Findlay, Ohio. We were proud to be of service to them!
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding, because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. Hancock County is notorious for being in a flood zone, and we’re proud to serve our community with our highly trained technicians.
There are a number of reasons why your Hancock County basement could flood, including:
- Flooding from Eagle Creek or the Blanchard River
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
See our blog post about water damage prevention to help save your home before water damage occurs!
Findlay Commercial Restoration
We're faster to any size disaster!
Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties in and around Findlay, Ohio, are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
SERVPRO of Hancock County (419)-299-3774