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IICRC Standards

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Have you ever taken the time to fully research the company in which you are using for your restoration and/or cleanup services? Are they working up to IICRC standards? Do they have 24 hour response services? If not, then you should reconsider the company you’re using.

SERVPRO of Hancock County is the expert restoration company in the area for water and fire cleanup. We are Certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which means that our technicians use high quality products, advanced knowledge, along with strategic techniques, to restore your home, business, contents, and more! Having an IICRC Certified team enter your home will assure you that the job is being performed accurately, with proper planning, and according to strict guidelines that result in a great outcome!

Our team at SERVPRO of Hancock County makes customer service their top priority, and when we leave, it’ll look "Like it never even happened.” You can learn more about IICRC Standards here.

Think Your Home Has Microbial Growth?

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Not all "black mold" is toxic. We can test this for you.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Commercial Servicing

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hancock County offers much more than fire and water damage clean up and restoration. We can assist your business with cleaning services as well! Whether the cleaning maintenance requires duct cleaning, grease removal, equipment cleaning, carpet cleaning, or more. We can do it all.

Why It’s Important to Maintain a Clean Business:

When your customers enter your place of business, you want them to enter a clean and odor free environment. Having a business that is healthy, clean, and odor free will also help the retention of loyal customers. This is especially the case if you own a restaurant.

Regular cleaning also helps with the distribution of germs and dust. Ducts can become lined with dirt, dust, and germs, which are spread throughout the area when the ventilation is in use. Duct cleaning may help maintain the distribution of that debris, helping to keep your business cleaner in the long run. This will also assist the ventilation system to work properly and longer.  

Checking For Growth in the Home

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

We’ve previously talked about how microbial growth can find its way into your home. Moisture, rain fall, leaking, and floods can all be a cause to growth in the home. However, do you know what areas to check for growth?

The bathroom, kitchen and basement are the most susceptible rooms in the home, given that they typically have the largest amount of moisture. In addition to the following areas, you should check your washer for leaks, growth in or around seals, and in tubing.

Bathroom:

-Under the sink, especially around the pipes where water could leak or accumulate.

-Around the toilet

-Near the ventilation system. Although it is a vent for moisture, growth could be possible.

Kitchen:

-Under kitchen sink.

-In and around seals of the refrigerator.

-Around windows seals and edges.

Basement:

-Walls and ceiling, especially near windows or cracks.

-Flooring in dark, moist areas.

-Check for cracks and leaks in foundation

Commercial Cleaning Services

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

We Spring clean our homes, but have you ever considered cleaning your business as well?! Industrial ducts and carpeting can hold much more dirt than you would think. Our crew is trained to perform specialized duct cleaning. Dirty ventilation systems can lead to poor air quality. It can also be the culprit for high levels of dust, pollen, and odors.

Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your heating and air conditioning systems, and ensure that with cleaning, the ventilation will improve in the area. Having your ducts cleaned can save you money in the long run, and create a better environment for you, your employees, and your customers. Restore energy efficiency over time, and reduce the possibility of microbial growth with ventilation cleaning services from SERVPRO of Hancock County.

Sound The Alarm

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

The Saturday, the Red Cross will be installing new fire alarms in the homes of community members. This is something that the organization does yearly, and it is free to those who sign up. It’s extremely important to make sure your fire alarms work properly throughout the year. Dust and dirt build up can cause sensor issues, old and run down batteries can cause it to not work at all, and both of these issues can lead to harm for your home and family.

If you’re interested in signing up for the Home Fire Campaign as a volunteer, click here.

If you’re interested in signing up to have a fire alarm installed in your home, contact the local Red Cross at 419-422-9322.

In the event of a fire, first call 9-1-1, then call SERVPRO of Hancock County for your restoration and clean up needs.

Spring Fire Safety

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

The warm weather is almost upon us. I’m sure you have plans involving outdoor activities, vacations, gardening, and more! Need a few more to add to that list of yours? Try a fire safety Spring clean out!

  • Having a garage, basement, or attic full of old and unwanted papers can cause you much more damage than you think. If you were to experience a fire, those papers would only add fuel to the flames! Unnecessary or unwanted items can be thrown out, sold, or donated.
  • Check your fire detector batteries regularly. Never use old or borrowed batteries.
  • Many people own extra containers of gasoline. If this is true for you as well, it’s important that you store the gasoline outside of your home. It’s recommended to be kept in a shed or garage, in an easily accessible spot.
  • Barbecues are great for family and friends! Be sure to check your propane tanks for leaks and cracks.

As always, if you find yourself in the midst of a fire, call 9-1-1 immediately. Then, call SERVPRO of Hancock County for your clean up and restoration services!

Speedy Service, Every Time

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Experiencing a loss of any kind is never fun. Whether it’s a water loss, fire damage, or microbial growth, SERVPRO of Hancock County can help you with your situation. We are your local, hometown cleanup and restoration company, and our goal is to be as close-knit with the Hancock County community as possible. We strive to provide excellent service to those who need us.

The quickest, and most efficient contact method for reaching us, is to give us a call of our local franchise location! Our telephone number is 419-299-3774. Don’t bother calling those companies who may take upwards of a week to get in touch with you. You can call us 24/7, we will be available as quickly as possible! Don’t let your damages go without care, SERVPRO of Hancock County can help!

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2018

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hancock County takes safety very seriously. We are committed to staying up to date on the latest safety standards and advice. This month, we’ve looked to the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo for a head start on advice, ideas, and tips for the year to come! Our Operations Manager, Josh Franks, made the trip to Columbus, Ohio this week to learn more about a large range of safety topics. Safety management, government and regulation, health and wellness, workers’ compensation, and more were included in the OSCO Expo of 2018. This expo was hosted by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Department.

In our line of work, it’s very important that all of our employees are properly trained on safety for specific types of jobs. For example, if our technicians need to implement equipment or services within a customers’ attic, it’s important to know where you should and should not step.

If you’d like further information on this event, or what the BWC of Ohio can do for your company, contact them at SafetyCongress@bwc.state.oh.us.

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What SERVPRO can do for you...

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

When you have the dream of opening your own business, you don’t want to think about the terrible things that could potentially happen to it. You could experience flooding, fires, microbial growth, or even something small such as clogged ducts. No matter what your disaster is, SERVPRO of Hancock County can, and will, help you!

We can provide:

-Duct Cleaning

-Water Extraction

-De-Humidification

-Bio-Hazard Cleanup

And much, much more…

Reopening your business is the most important priority for our team, and we don’t want to let you down. That’s why we use only the best equipment, products, and techniques in order to get you up and running as soon as possible. Don’t let your dreams fall short just because of some damage. SERVPRO can help!