Dangers Of A Sewage Backup & The Importance Of A Proper Cleanup

Dealing with a flood, leak or other major water event is a stressful ordeal. Now add to that water some raw sewage. The risks and stress just increased tenfold. Whether it is sewage from a broken sewer line, a septic tank backup or a major clog, you must proceed with caution. Sewage water carries a […]

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Winter Water Damage: Frozen Pipes

Unlike most materials that contract with extreme drops in temperatures, water is unique in that it expands when it freezes. If water in your pipes freeze, it will expand, apply pressure to your pipes, and can lead to serious problems. The consequences of a frozen pipe include (but not limited to) ruptured pipes, major leaking, […]

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Basement Water Damage Prevention– Keeping Basements Dry

Basement Water Damage Prevention As the lowest point of an Ohio property, basements are especially vulnerable to water damage caused by leaks, flooding or other major water intrusion events. Basement leaks or basement floods in Ohio can lead to serious property damage, compromised structural integrity, widespread mold growth and a very expensive repair bill. As […]

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Weathering a Winter Business Flood

The holiday season is upon us, and it is hands down the most inconvenient time of year for an unexpected commercial water damage disaster. However, winter in Cleveland is known to shell out its fair share of havoc, especially when conditions are especially cold and snowy. It’s nothing short of a nightmare for a business […]

Preventing Mold With Proper Humidity Levels

We often associate mold growth with excess water on the ground or flooring of a space, but humidity can lead to mold growth just as readily. A quick fact to remember: 60% or higher humidity can lead to mold growth. Keep levels between 30% and 50%. Because mold feeds on moisture that exists in an […]

Energy Efficiency In Assisted Living Facilities

The best energy efficiency is imperative, and it can be relatively simple in assisted living, eldercare and medical facilities. Certainly, there’s a very important demand for comfort and care, but there are also budgetary concerns to consider, income goals for the property or business, and long term plans to meet. When speaking about energy efficiency, […]

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Sewage Backup Dangers

Winter is coming, and Mother Nature has a way of influencing how the winter affects our homes. Some Cleveland winters are mild, and our homes weather it all well; others are frigidly cold and cause pipes to freeze and burst, and homes seem to age overnight under the extreme wintry conditions. And then, there is […]

Four Reasons To Have A Disaster Recovery Plan

The speed with which your company recovers after a serious disaster or event at your facility will directly affect your business’s survival. If nothing else, Hurricane Sandy should have been a wakeup call to companies that are not in traditionally disaster-prone areas where natural disasters can occur. Sandy alone caused an estimated $68 billion USD […]

Preparing Your Building for the Winter

You should always have measures in place to make the winter months safer, and less of a financial burden, whether you own or lease a commercial building, or even if you manage a property. There are several ways that you can prepare your building for the winter, some of which can help throughout the entire […]

Top 10 Disaster Preparedness Tips

#10 Communication: It is very likely that phone lines will be busy or unavailable during a natural disaster. Don’t expect that you can rely on being able to call emergency services right away. This is why disaster plans should have valuable pre-disaster communications and strategies to address the issue. Short range radios and walky talkies […]