Recent Water Damage Posts

Spring into a Healtheir Home: Essential Cleaning Tips for the Season

3/5/2024 (Permalink)

Spring has sprung in Southeast Cuyahoga County! As the days get longer and the windows fling open, it's the perfect time to shed the winter blues and give your home a fresh, healthy makeover. Here at SERVPRO Team Fosdick, we're all about creating a clean and safe environment for you and your loved ones. So, grab your cleaning supplies and get ready to tackle these essential spring-cleaning tips:

Conquer the Dust Bunnies:

Winter months often mean closed windows and trapped dust. Spring is the time to wage war on these allergens! Start by tackling high surfaces like ceiling fans, light fixtures, and crown molding. Work your way down, using a damp microfiber cloth to trap dust particles. Don't forget to declutter shelves and cabinets before wiping them down – this minimizes the amount of dust you have to clean in the first place.

Deep Clean Carpets and Upholstery:

Spring cleaning is a perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your carpets and upholstery. For a deep clean, consider professional carpet cleaning services from SERVPRO Team Fosdick. Our technicians use powerful equipment and eco-friendly methods to remove dirt, allergens, and pet dander, leaving your carpets and furniture fresh and sanitized.

Banish Bathroom Mold and Mildew:

Warm, humid bathrooms are breeding grounds for mold and mildew. This spring, tackle these unwelcome guests with a vengeance! Mix a solution of white vinegar and water, and use a spray bottle to apply it to affected areas (avoiding harsh chemicals). Let the solution sit for 30 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush and rinse thoroughly. For persistent mold problems, consult a professional like SERVPRO Team Fosdick for safe and effective mold remediation services.

Freshen Up Your Air Ducts:

Dust mites and allergens can lurk unseen within your air ducts. Schedule professional air duct cleaning from SERVPRO Team Fosdick. Our technicians use specialized equipment to remove dust, debris, and allergens from your air ducts, improving indoor air quality and promoting a healthier breathing environment.

Embrace the Power of Natural Light:

Spring is all about new beginnings! Wash your windows and allow natural light to flood your home. Sunshine not only brightens your space but also has natural disinfecting properties.

Don't Forget the Often-Ignored Spots:

Spring cleaning isn't just about sparkling surfaces. Take this opportunity to clean out your refrigerator, pantry, and cabinets. Discard expired food items and organize what remains. Clean your oven, microwave, and other appliances for a fresh start.

By following these tips and considering professional cleaning services where needed, you can transform your home into a healthy and sparkling haven this spring!

Breathe easy, live healthy, and enjoy the beauty of spring!

When Your Sump Pump Dumps

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

We can’t be sure who thought up the grand idea of the sump pump…basically leaving a large open crock in the lower levels of a structure, running footer tile into it and then installing an electric pump inside the whole kitten kaboodle to move unwanted water out of the structure.  That said, these pumps can be found in a large number of basements. The challenge: they are absolutely known to fail.  In many cases, the pump itself burns out from overuse, exposure, lack of maintenance or age. But the power source can also go out, or too much water gains entry and the pump simply can no longer keep up.  This can be especially bad for the household if the basement area is finished or the family has a lot of priceless personal belongings stored in the affected areas. The overflow of unwanted basement water not only stains walls, it can destroy furnishings, damage appliances, compromise the integrity of foundations and create an environment for the growth of mold and bacteria. SERVPRO of Southeastern Cuyahoga County is always here to assist with mitigation, reconstruction, cleaning and contents services to combat and overcome a loss tied to a down sump pump. We always work to make sure it turns out “Like it never even happened."

Cuyahoga County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southeastern Cuyahoga County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Cuyahoga County

SERVPRO of Southeastern Cuyahoga County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
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We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Southeastern Cuyahoga  County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Southeastern Cuyahoga County

SERVPRO of Southeastern Cuyahoga County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.