Spring Water Damage Prevention
Sub Pump Failure
We are all excited for spring and the sunny days of summer but there are potential of water damage to your home that can be avoided. If you take time to check the following possible maintenance issues you will lessen your change of a water damage to your home.
- Cleaning your gutters and making sure they are in good repair goes a long way in preventing water intrusion in your home.
- SERVPRO receives many calls each spring for water damages caused when outdoor spigots are turned on. If you had not turned off and drained your water supply to your outdoor spigots last winter, you could have a damage pipe due to the heavy freeze. When you turn your spigot on make sure there are no leaks. Turn it off immediately before you have any damage occurs and have you pipe repaired.
- Spring is a good time to inspect your roof. Ice damming is common in the winter months and this can damage your shingles, flashing, eves and overhangs.
- Check that your landscaping slopped away from your home. If it slopes towards your home, so will the water from the spring storms.
- Outdoor drains can get clogged with debris and leaves, make sure they are free of debris, so they are draining properly.
- Your sump pump will be working over time so make sure it is working properly. If it’s old, this would be a good time to replace it before it fails.
Enjoy the warm weather and if you do experience an unexpected water damage call SERVPRO of NE Columbus at 614-888-5700 we are here to help!
Has Monday Ever Welcomed You Like This?
Monday Morning River!
Ever Had a Day Like This?
If you have walked into your office or work and seen a disaster like this? Anxiety and overwhelming feelings immediately come to mind. One of the biggest questions is who do I call? What are the next steps? One of our customers experienced this recently on a Monday morning, and they knew exactly who to call. SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus is experienced in these situations.
SERVPRO Is Here to Help!
We are here to help you get things back in order! We specialize in things that you might categorize as your worst day and will get you back on track quickly. One call to us and we will start to reverse the horrible effects of a damaged water space just like this one. You care about getting back to work and getting things back to normal, and we want to be the ones to help and to get you back to “normal” as soon as possible.
You Are Not Alone!
So whatever problem you may be experiencing, we have helped hundreds of customers through this before. You are not alone. Our experienced experts will help you through every step of the process. We have teams that can jump into action, and make sure that your needs are taken care of, and you go back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Call to find out more! (614) 888-5700
Polar Vortex Commercial Damage
The Northeast and Midwest experienced a polar vortex this winter that caused many issues for residential and commercial building owners. SERVPRO’s professionally trained technicians were quick to respond to many commercial disasters. The frigid temperatures and heavy snow were the two factors that causes flooding and frozen pipes.
This commercial water loss was caused by a main water line break. Time is vital in starting the drying process to avoid additional cost to structure and contents. If drying is delayed mold and mildew can begin increasing the cost of the loss and time you are out of business.
SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus understands the importance of getting your company back in business and will be available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please contact us at 614-888-5700.
Potential Devastation Water Can Cause
Frozen Sprinkler Head Causes Huge Mess
Water in a commercial building can be potentially devastating. It has many negative reactions that can happen including mold, mildew, and a horrible smell. This loss was a picture of a sprinkler that froze and released during our recent cold spell. It’s saturated in entire room and soaked into the walls which needed mediation services. This customer works with SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus and called us immediately to mitigate their issue. Our professionally trained crews quickly responded to extract water, and then set up equipment to reverse the damaging effects of the water that was released from the sprinkler line. Because of the customers quick and immediate reaction to this problem, we were able to fully restore the space for them quickly.
SERVPRO is Your Best Choice
Who should you call?
If you happen to encounter a commercial or residential loss, many people ask, what do we do now? If you don’t have a relationship with a professional remediation company, it can be very confusing after a loss on who to call for help These losses range in all types from water, fire, or mold found during a routine inspection. The importance of working with a professional and trained mitigation company is necessary for most commercial building managers. Here at SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus, we want to work with you and help advise you of your best options to move forward after an unfortunate situation is unfolding. If you encounter a fire, we already work with all the major insurance companies, and probably know your adjuster. Mold is a routine problem for us, because we see it and remove it all the time. Water is also our bread-and-butter, as we work with many property managers to take care of water flooding issues and facilities that happen. Whatever your issue is may be, SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus is here to help you out of your unfortunate situation. Give us a call and we can advise you through any predicament. (614) 888-5700.
Why Cut Drywall
Two Foot Flood Cuts
When mold is detected, drywall will very commonly need removed. Some people ask why? The reason is simple. Sometimes it is more cost effective and cheaper for the customer to remove and replace. This can be the case because of many uncontrollable reasons. Sometimes the atmosphere is too large to control, or it could be a matter of how severe the loss was from the beginning. Material and atmosphere play the biggest factors in whether something gets dried or not. Humidity levels may remain high, so we want to present the cheapest option, which is sometimes removal of the material for the customer. Typically, we will perform a 2’ cut. This is because a sheet of drywall is manufactured 4’ x 8’. Cutting it in half is usually the quickest, easiest, cheapest method to replace in the affected area; commonly referred to as a 2’ flood cut.
Inspect Your Closets
This is a picture of a mechanical closet that mold was discovered during a quarterly routine inspection. The customer noticed it and called SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus to help provide a plan for remediation and take care of the problem. This is a great example of having a preventative plan in place to catch a small issue before it can turn into a very large issue. The mold in this area is not going to quit growing. If undetected, it can become a huge issue. But since it was noticed, it will be removed, and the spread of further damage will be prevented. This is very controllable, because of a simple plan for routine maintenance. Please have a plan in place to check spaces that you might not see you every day, it can save you money and headaches in the long run. If something is discovered, call SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus, and we will come out to help you with your mold problem.
Timing is Everything
Just a Little Trickle
Water can be devastating and very damaging to a commercial property or a residential home. This loss was from a commercial customer that discovered a defective bathroom facility and flooded the second floor. The tenant let the facilities manager know, and by the time they got on site, a slow overflowing trickle flooded an adjoining room with this much standing water. It was not anybody’s fault, and was not due to negligence, but very damaging and devastating. When the property manager called, SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus responded with a crew on site within an hour. The crew began extraction and set equipment to reverse water damage and take care of the issue. With water, as in any disaster, timing is critical. Having relationships in place and working with a professional remediation contractor makes things go quicker and smoother. Please reach out to us, if you have any questions about emergency services and prevention concerning your commercial property.
Contents are Often Overlook in a Fire
Contents are often easily overlooked in a fire. Most homeowners or tenants, are worried about the damage and devastation that a fire calls to the property. They’re worried about their couch, they are worried about their vehicle and their wallet, but it’s easy to forget many of the little things that can add up and cost a lot of money to a customer. Here at SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus, we make every effort possible to restore every item an article in your home or property that has been damaged or effected by a fire. This includes all of your electronics, DVD collections, clothes, shoes and all other personal items and keepsakes that can be restored. We know that our customers are in an uncomfortable situation with any type of loss, so that’s where SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus comes in to deal help you deal with the devastation of your loss. We are #HereToHelp
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Food Drive Competition
Here at SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus we really do care about our community. We want to reach out to our neighbors and give back in every way possible. One of our SMRs, Brittany Washburn, decided that this year we were going to do a food drive to help get back to those who may be a need are hungry. The employees were divided up into six teams, she put together six boxes, and a point system to see who the winner was going to be. Each of us have a competitive spirit, and we all want to win. But the real winners in this effort, is obviously our community. We cannot wait until the results are tallied, and everyone we see who the winning team is going to be for this food drive. Our franchise owners, Ken Parker & Ron Pack, have decided to match our donation so this will double our efforts and go even further. We can’t wait to see just how much we can do to make an impact to end hunger. We know this effort is not going to solve every hunger problem, but we do hope that I can bring comfort in some way to our immediate community here in Columbus, Ohio.