Recent Posts

Biohazard Clean Up

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO® of Hancock County is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (419) 299-3774

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO® of Hancock County Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

SERVPRO® of Hancock County realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

 We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Findlay
  • Fostoria
  • McComb
  • Bluffton
  • Benton Ridge
  • Arlington
  • Ottawa
  • Upper Sandusky

Do you think you have microbial growth in your home?

3/29/2019 (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 remediation for your mold infestation.

Call us today at 419-299-3774 or email our Production Manager, Chase Perkins at cperkins@SERVPROhancockcounty.com to schedule a free visual inspection at your home or business. 

What are IICRC Standards and why is it important?

3/29/2019 (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.

Our staff constantly undergoes continuing education to ensure we remain a leader in the restoration industry. Rest assured we take care of your home or business as though it was our own. If you are in need of remediation services, reach out to us 24/7/365 at 419-299-3774 to speak with staff today!

SERVPRO® of Hancock County Open House

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO® of Hancock County Open House Open House

We’re excited to announce our 2nd Annual Open House Expo for 2019! We’ll be opening our doors to the public to meet and greet with our staff, enjoy good food, good company and a live demonstration! We’ll be offering door prizes, yard games, lunch, and the chance to meet and talk with our Heroes!

Come join us at:

SERVPRO® of Hancock County

16406 US 224 East Suite A

Findlay, Ohio 45840

Friday, April 26th from 11AM - 4PM

You can RSVP for this FREE event with Deborah Mericle at 419-299-3774 or by emailing her at dmericle@SERVPROhancockcounty.com.

Our crews will be available for questions and to share their vast knowledge with our customers. We will also have a live demonstration to show what our crews do when you have remediation needs. 

Our Heroes are the first to your home or business when disaster strikes. Our trained technicians will take you through each of the steps to make sure you know that first, We’re Here to Help and our goal is to make your disaster “Like it never even happened®”. This is a great opportunity to meet the Heroes that come in to your home.

Check out our Social Findlay Event Page for more information!

April 3rd CE Credit Course

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Hancock County is proud to offer our 2nd CE class of the year.  On April 3rd, 2019 we are offering our SERVPRO® Course number 53713 for insurance professionals. This course has been specifically designed to teach and explain the special procedures used by
professionals in Restorative Drying for Water Damage for the insured. This course has been specifically designed to teach and explain the special procedures used by professionals in mitigating and restoring water loss claims for the insured. The purpose o f the course is to provide you, the insurance professional, with a better
understanding of the work performed by the
mitigation vendor at water loss work sites. You will learn emergency tips which can drastically reduce the cost of the claim if performed in a timely manner. We will demonstrate examples of work performed to mitigate water losses. This course will help you better understand what your insured is going through when they have a water loss and the drying procedures that take place.

We're excited for our local insurance agents and adjusters to join us in learning about Restorative Drying for Water Damage.  Our owner, Rick Franks has 20+ years of experience in the Restoration business. If you're interested in getting a list of all our future classes, check out our Events page at SERVPRO® of Hancock County Events.

You can also email Deborah Mericle for our class offerings this year or to secure your spot today!

Checking for Microbial Growth in Your Home

3/26/2019 (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

Did you know SERVPRO® of Hancock County offers Free Inspections?  If you suspect you have microbial growth in your home, call us today at 419-299-3774 to set up a free inspection. Our Production Manager, Chase Perkins can come to your home or business and do a visual inspection.  Upon completion of the inspection, he can provide you with his findings and an estimate. 

Inspections can be set up by calling us at 419-299-3774 or emailing Chase at cperkins@SERVPROhancockcounty.com.

Servicing Commercial Properties

3/26/2019 (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.  

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Hancock County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.®”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call us at 419-299-3774 to set up a Free Inspection for your business today!

OSC: Ohio Safety Congress Expo

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

OSC19 brings safety message to thousands   
 

Last week, thousands of attendees connected with the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC19), where they accessed an abundance of safety and health resources under one roof.
 
For three days, OSC19 provided world-class workplace safety and health education, in-depth workshops, live demonstrations and much more. The Expo Marketplace, with more than 300 exhibitors on hand, was abuzz with energy throughout the event.

Many of you shared your #OSC19 experience on social media, including our first-ever Snapchat filter. For a recap, check out the highlights in our Twitter recap and scroll through our blog coverage from the event.

Check out their web page at:

OSC: Ohio Safety Congress Expo

Safety is our primary concern for our clients and staff when facing natural disasters. Our trained technicians under go continuing education courses to remain the leader in our field. 

For More information reach out directly to BWC at:

614-466-7695
SafetyCongress@bwc.state.oh.us

We're here to help with any of your mitigation needs. Remember, safety first for you and your family. We're just a phone call away at 419-299-3774 for your water, fire, mold or biohazard needs.

Spring Cleaning

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning

Happy First Day of Spring!

What does that mean? It's Spring Cleaning time! 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 including anti-microbial misting. Dirty ventilation systems can lead to poor air quality for your clients, guests and employees. It can also be the culprit for high levels of dust, pollen, and odors. As we know, Spring time brings allergy season for most people. What better way to stay ahead of the seasonal allergies?

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.

Call us at 419-299-3774 or email Chase Perkins, Production Manager, to set a free inspection and quote. We're here to help you with all your commercial needs. 

Fire Safety for Spring Time

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety for Spring Time Spring Fire Safety

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 to a local charity.
  • Check your fire detector batteries regularly. Never use old or borrowed batteries. It's recommended to automatically change your batteries at time changes. Don't forget to change the carbon monoxide detector!
  • 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!