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CleanTech: 24 hour Disaster Recovery Services

CleanTech is an Allen Keith Company whose goal is to help you prevent disaster and react when it strikes. Our Akron/ Canton disaster restoration services are available 24 hours a day to ensure that you and your home are taken care of right away.

After a disaster strikes, all you really want is the safety and comfort of the home you know. CleanTech will help restore your home in every way possible, from structural restoration to cosmetic elements such as painting, carpeting, and more.

CleanTech provides restoration and cleanup services for the following:

  • Fire Damage
  • Water/ Flood Damage
  • Mold Damage
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Storm Damage
  • And More!

Contact us today to request an estimate or talk with a professional about your disaster recovery needs.

  1. Mold Damage

    1. Causes

      What You Should Know About Mold:

      • Molds require an organic food source. The most common food source indoors is cellulose, which is found in building materials such as wood and drywall.
      • Molds require oxygen, so they do not grow under water.
      • Molds are spread by tiny particles called “spores”.
      • Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.

       

    2. Prevention
      • Molds require moisture. To prevent mold, buildings must be kept dry.
      • In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do NOT install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation.
    3. What To Do
      • Assess the size of the mold or moisture problem and the type of damaged materials before planning the remediation work.
      • Containment is important during remediation because it limits the release of mold into the air.
      • When deciding to relocate, consider the following:
      • The size and type of area affected
      • Extent of health effects reported by the occupants
      • The potential health risks that could be associated with debris
      •  The amount of disruption likely to be caused by remediation activities
      • If possible, remediation activities should be scheduled during off-hours when building occupants are less likely to be affected.
    4. Make It Right Again Process
      • Antimicrobial Spray
      • Negative Air Machine
      • Special Sealant
      • HEPA Vacuum
      • Discard
  2. Fire Damage

    1. Causes
      • Protein Fire – Food from the oven or stove has burned; strong burnt food odor exists; residue is on contents and surfaces.
      • Complex Fire – Multiple natural and synthetic items inside the structure have burned; black smoke residue is on contents and surfaces; synthetic smoke odor exists; emergency corrosion mitigation is needed to protect at-risk surfaces.
      • Natural Fire – Tress, shrubs and bushes have burned (example: forest fire); smoke has penetrated the structure from outside; smoke residue and odor are present.
      • Furnace Malfunction – Heating appliances such as oil-fired furnaces have malfunctioned and caused smoke to be distributed through the property.
    2. Prevention
      • Back-up all files saved in hard-drive.
      • Install smoke detectors on each floor.
      • Replace smoke detector batteries (When you change the clocks, change the batteries.)
      • Check Fire extinguishers regularly.
      • Avoid overloading electric circuits.
      • Inspect plant or facility; ensure the business is in compliance with fire
      • Consider an automatic sprinkler system, fire resistant doors and walls, and fire hoses.
      • Ensure employees are aware of process of reporting fire and alerting fire department.
      • Make clear employee evacuation plan and establish muster points.
    3. What To Do
      • Corrosive by-products can cause irreversible etching as few as 72 hours. Call for professional help.
      • If the temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
        Clean Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
      • Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
      • Tape damp cheesecloth over returns and supply register to capture loose soot in the air.
    4. What Not To Do
      • Do NOT enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.
      • Do NOT use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
      • Do NOT lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
      • Do NOT use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring.
      • Do NOT disturb visible mold.
    5. Make It Right Again Process

      Emergency services provided include:

      • Board up or cover with tarp to secure the property or protect it from the elements.
      • Inspect furnace or air conditioner unit; replace furnace filter, cover supply and return air vents to prevent cross contamination of smoke and odor into other areas; clean and deodorize duct work.
      • Turn off electrical power to address safety issues.
      • Restore electrical power to use lighting and restoration equipment.
      • Remove debris to clear a way for complete restoration and provide for worker and occupant safety.
  3. Water Damage

    1. What To Do
      • Know where water shut-off valve is.
      • Damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within an hour. Call for professional help.
      • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
      • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached. Do not attempt to start removing your wall-to-wall carpet.
      • Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
      • Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
      • Move photos, paintings, art, and important documents to a safe, dry location.
      • Pack books tightly on bookshelf to prevent warping of pages until a restoration professional can begin drying.
      • Open drawers, closet and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
    2. What Not To Do
      • Do NOT enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.
      • Do NOT use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
      • Do NOT lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
      • Do NOT use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring.
      • Do NOT disturb visible mold.
    3. Make It Right Again Process

      Emergency services provided include:

      • Inspection of attic or crawlspaces, basements, ductwork
      • Protect your contents
      • Perform water extraction
      • Leave carpet and pad in place to dry
      • Or disengage carpet from the tack strip, remove threshold coverings (when applicable) and open seams as needed
      • Or remove pad
      • Or remove non-salvageable carpet
      • Evaluate tile, vinyl, laminate, hardwood (and the subfloor), baseboards, drywall, ceilings, insulation and cabinets
      • Apply antimicrobials and/or odor control
      • Place/set up/install high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers

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