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8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Residential Services

Whether your Licking County home needs emergency flood damage mitigation or your upholstery needs cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best.  Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water/Storm Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold/Bio Hazard Remediation
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
  • In Home Drapery Cleaning 
  • Furnace Duct Cleaning
  • Odor Removal

Have you ever asked yourself if it can be cleaned, is cost effective to clean or who can clean it?  Well, just call and ask the cleaning professionals at SERVPRO of Licking County. We will be happy to assist you and we can provide a free in-home inspection from 9am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday.

SERVPRO of Licking County is "Here to Help" whenever the need may arise. 

SERVPRO of Licking County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Did You Know?

Water damage is one of the most common losses a homeowner will experience.  A water damage can have any number of causes, such as:

  • A Weather Event
  • Appliances
  • Pipe Break
  • Roof Leak
  • Sink or bathtub overflow 
  • Frozen Pipe

Even though the causes may be different, there is one thing that all water damages have in common.  They all require immediate action! 

In order to minimize the damage caused by water, it is important to begin emergency mitigation services and place drying equipment as soon as possible.  Delaying services can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

SERVPRO of Licking County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small.  We specialize in water damage restoration-in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.  Call our office today at 740-587-0938 to find out more.

Generator Safety in Winter Storms

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Often winter storms can cause power outages for extended periods of time. When this happens, many people use a generator to keep their loved ones safe and warm. It is important to take the proper safety precautions when using a generator. Please consider following these safety tips from the American Red Cross: 

  • To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions. Operate it on a dry surface under an open canopy-like structure, such as under a tarp held up on poles. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.
  • Be sure to turn the generator off and let it cool down before refueling. Gasoline spilled on hot engine parts could ignite.
  • Store fuel for the generator in an approved safety can. Use the type of fuel recommended in the instructions or on the label on the generator.
  • Plug appliances directly into the generator, or use a heavy duty, outdoor-rated extension cord that is rated (in watts or amps) at least equal to the sum of the connected appliance loads.
  • Never try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet. Known as “backfeeding,” this practice puts utility workers, your neighbors and your household at risk of electrocution.
  • Remember, even a properly connected portable generator can become overloaded, resulting in overheating or generator failure. Be sure to read the instructions.
  • If necessary, stagger the operating times for various equipment to prevent overloads.
  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.
  • Keep these devices outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.

If winter storm damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

Source: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/power-outage/safe-generator-use.html

The Benefits of Pretesting

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Licking County our professionals start the restoration process with pretesting. Pretesting is testing a section of the surface to be cleaned with the recommended cleaning method. This process can help in a number of ways.

  • The restoration of existing materials often costs less than replacing them and a pretest can allow the restoration company to know which parts of the damaged area can best be restored before beginning services.
  • The process of pretesting can also help the restoration company determine the damage type and how severe it may be. Knowing these things can allow for a proper plan of action for any repairs and restoration needs to be made.
  • Doing a pretest helps the restoration company formulate a plan of action. This may include if any steps need to be performed before the restoration starts, what cleaning needs to be done, and which areas of damage need to be addressed first.


If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call (740)-587-0938 today! Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

What To Do When You Experience A Pipe Break

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Broken or bursting pipes can cause a substantial amount of damage to your home or business. Because of this, it is important to have the problem taken care of as quickly as possible. Having a quick response can not only help minimize the amount of damage but can also prevent secondary damages. In a high-stress situation like this, it can be difficult to determine what to do, but the following steps will help put you on the right path.



  • Identify the source of the water. 
  • Turn off the main water valve. (Don’t turn back on until repairs have been completed.)
  • Look out for and remove safety hazards. (If you can do so safely.) 
  • Call SERVPRO of Licking County for water mitigation. 
  • Contact your insurance company to start the claims process/establish coverage. 
  • Take photos and document damage while waiting for help. 
  • Clean up as much water as you can to prevent further damage. 
  • Wrap wooden furniture legs in aluminum foil or place wood blocks underneath to protect them from water. 



If water damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

Space Heater Safety While Staying Warm During Winter

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

When the weather is cold outside, it is nice to be warm and toasty indoors. For many people this means using an electric space heater. Here are some safety tips to ensure fire safety while staying warm this winter, according to the NFPA:

  • Purchase a heater with the seal of a qualified testing laboratory. 
  • Keep the heater at least 3 feet (1 metre) away from anything that can burn, including people.
  • Choose a heater with a thermostat and overheat protection.
  • Place the heater on a solid, flat surface.
  • Make sure your heater has an auto shut-off to turn the heater off if it tips over.
  • Keep space heaters out of the way of foot traffic. Never block an exit.
  • Keep children away from the space heater.
  • Plug the heater directly into the wall outlet. Never use an extension cord.
  • Space heaters should be turned off and unplugged when you leave the room or go to bed.

If fire or smoke damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

Source: https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/PortableHeaterSafety.ashx

New Year's Resolution: Emergency Ready Profile

1/1/2021 (Permalink)

Make Your Resolution Count 

Now that it is 2021, people are either making their resolutions or already have them planned. Quite a few individuals choose to work out more or to spend less money. As a business owner, you can make a resolution that could help for years to come. 

SERVPRO offers businesses a service called an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). Consider making your New Year’s resolution getting prepared with an ERP. Listed below are a few advantages of an Emergency Ready Profile: 

  • No cost assessment of your facility. 
  • Contains the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. 
  • A guide to help you get back into your building quickly following a disaster. 
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Licking County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. 
  • Identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. 
  • Can add your facility’s current contingency plans to your SERVPRO Ready Profile. 

The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet. Simply download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information anytime. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your businesses are "Ready for whatever happens."

Think about the potential disasters that could affect your business. Now ask yourself this question: Are You Ready?

Call 740-587-0938 Today for a No Cost Assessment of Your Facility!

Winter Weather Alerts

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Know the Difference 

When winter weather is approaching it is important to familiarize yourself with the different types of winter weather alerts. By understanding the differences you can better prepare yourself and your family in order to stay safe. These are the different meanings of winter weather alerts according to the National Weather Service:

  • Winter Storm Watch: Conditions favorable for a winter storm event, which is a threat to life or property. 
  • Blizzard Watch: Conditions favorable for a blizzard event. (Low visibility <¼ mi with winds at least 35 mph)
  • Winter Weather Advisory: Issued for one or more of the following: 
    • Snow of 3-5” in 12 hrs
    • Sleet <½”
    • Freezing rain with sleet/snow
    • Blowing snow
  • Freezing Rain Advisory: Ice accumulation <¼”
  • Winter Storm Warning: Heavy snow of 6” in 12 hrs or 8” in 24 hrs, or sleet of ½” or more. 
  • Ice Storm Warning: Ice accumulation ¼” or more. 
  • Blizzard Warning: Blizzard conditions for at least 3 hours. 

If winter storm damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.



Source: https://www.weather.gov/ilx/wwa_social

Ice Dam Damage and Preventative Tips

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

A somewhat common cause of water damages during the winter is ice dams. Ice dam build-up on a roof can cause water to pool behind it and leak into your home. 

Three ways ice dams can damage your property:

  1. Heat collects in the attic and warms the roof, except at the eaves.
  2. Snow melts on the warm roof and then freezes on the cold eaves.
  3. Ice accumulates along the eaves, forming a dam. Melted water from the warm roof backs up behind it, flows under the shingles, and into the house.

It is important to take preventative measures before the problem arises. Here are some ice dam prevention tips to consider: 

  • Add insulation in your attic. 
  • Remove attic heat sources. 
  • Insulate attic access doors. 
  • Check the exhausts.
  • Check flashing around the chimney. 

If water damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

Winter Holiday Fire Safety Tips

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Winter holidays are best spent with family and friends. Unfortunately this means there is a greater risk of fire between decorating and entertaining. Here are some safety tips to ensure fire safety while you enjoy your Winter Holiday plans, according to the NFPA:

Holiday decorating 

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. 
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn. 
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both. 
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect. 
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged. 
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors.

 Holiday Entertaining 

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan. 
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles. 
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet. 
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop. 
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them. 
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.

If fire or smoke damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.



Source: https://www.nfpa.org//-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/Winter_Holiday_Safety.pdf