Burst Supply Line to Washing Machine in Lima, Ohio

A property manager called Swartz Contracting & Emergency Services to clean up a flooded condo. Once Swartz arrived, a detailed and thorough moisture inspection was…

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Air Conditioner Water Damage

How to Prevent Air Conditioner Water Damage

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and it’s the perfect time to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to beat the…

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Flooded Crawl Space Ada, Ohio

Swartz Contracting & Emergency Services was called in to assess a water damage situation in Ada, Ohio. A supply line behind the hot water heater…

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Commercial Building Restoration Lima, Ohio

Swartz Contracting was called in to bring life to an old building in downtown Lima, Ohio. The building had water damage and mold damage that…

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Water Damage Wapak, Ohio

Swartz Contracting & Emergency Services was called out to a water damage situation in Wapak, Ohio. A pex fitting had came loose in the basement,…

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Smoke Odor Removal Piqua, Ohio

Swartz Contracting & Emergency Services was called in to remove a smoke odor in a condo unit. Three hydroxyl units were placed in the condo…

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Leaky Dishwasher Damage Bellefontaine, Ohio

Swartz Contracting & Emergency Services recently was called in to clean up the mess caused by a faulty dishwasher drain line. It affected the kitchen…

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Flooded basement in Ottawa, Ohio

  Swartz Contracting & Emergency Services was recently called out to asses a flooded basement caused by a burst supply line to an outside spigot.…

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how to survive a fire

Surviving a Fire

There are few events more frightful than experiencing a fire in your home. To prepare, there are a few things that should be established in…

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Do's and Don'ts After Experiencing Damage from water, fire and smoke, and vandalism.

Do’s and Don’ts After Experiencing Damage

At Swartz Contracting and Emergency Services, we understand the loss and suffering that comes after experiencing a damage, whether it be from a fire, water…

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Recalled Dehumidifiers

Recalled Dehumidifiers

Description: This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole,…

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Bathroom Exhaust Fan

The Importance of a Bathroom’s Exhaust Fan

Think of all the hot showers and steam that a bathroom has to endure. All of the excessive moisture that builds up in the bathroom…

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Keys to Drying a Water Damaged Area

Keys to Drying a Water Damaged Area

Properly removing water from a damaged structure is incredibly important and should be taken seriously. Here are the keys to properly drying a water damaged…

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NECESSARY MAINTENANCE TASKS PART 2

Necessary Maintenance Tasks: Part 2

There are a few more areas that can be checked for maintenance purposes in order to keep things running smoothly in your home. Now is…

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Necessary Maintenance Tasks Part 1

Necessary Maintenance Tasks: Part 1

There is a lot to home maintenance that is sometimes forgotten in the shuffle of the day-to-day list of things that have to be done.…

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Water Damage and Your Health

Water Damage and Your Health

If water damage is not treated correctly or in a timely manner, it will eventually destroy the integrity and structure of the building, and worse,…

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The Best Ways to Prevent Basement Flooding

The Best Ways to Prevent Basement Flooding

If you have experienced water damage in your basement, you know how stressful it is. You know how much damage can happen to your cherished…

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Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home

Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home

The winter months can be one of the best times of year for mold to grow. Often mold is contained near water sources where it…

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Water Saving Tips Ways to save water in the home

Water Saving Tips: Ways to save water in the home in Lima, Ohio

Saving money is extremely important to everyone, especially during seasons when heating or cooling bills are higher. Most people are aware of a large amount…

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Water Heater

Water Heaters: Inspections and When to Replace

Unfortunately, the first time you are aware of a problem with your water heater, it is when you have a giant puddle in your basement…

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5 Most Common Causes of Electrical Fires

5 Most Common Causes of Electrical Fires

The weather is cooler, the heaters are on. The holiday season is here and the lights are going up. According to the U.S. Fire Administration,…

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The Most Common Places for Mold Growth in Your Home

The Most Common Places for Mold Growth in Your Home

Discovering mold your home can be a jarring experience. It’s easy to go through a wide range of emotions from disgust to being fearful that…

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mold

Mold Help in Lima, Ohio: What is it and why is it so bad?

Mold is silent, ugly, and can be detrimental to your health if found in your home and left untreated. Often times, without even realizing, you…

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7 precautionary measures to prevent a home fire

7 precautionary measures to prevent a home fire

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s report on residential fires, in 2014, the national average of home fires was 379,500 which resulted in 2,765 deaths,…

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water damage discovered

What to do after water damage is discovered

Discovering your home has suffered from water damage from flooding, a busted pipe, roof leak or a sump pump backup is not fun, extremely inconvenient…

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Steps to Water Loss Restoration

Steps to Water Loss Restoration

Experiencing any amount of water damage, whether it be a busted pipe or flooded basement, is an overwhelming experience and it’s tough to know where…

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Swartz Contracting Restoring Hope in Louisiana

We have partnered with Impact With Hope as an official drop off location to collect supplies for the victims of the devastating floods in Louisiana.…

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WATER DAMAGE

The Escalation of Water Damage (Lima, Ohio)

No matter how big or small, any amount of water left unattended to is going to cause problems. Whether it’s a leaky appliance or rainwater…

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water damage

7 Major Causes for Property Water Damage

Water damage to a property happens. Some damage can be avoided, while others can’t. Here are the top 7 causes for property damage: (more…)

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Secure a Property After a Fire

How to Secure a Property After a Fire

While a property owner's nightmare begins at the sign of fire, it’s after the fire is out that the real work begins. It’s a fire…

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3 Levels of Water Categories

Typically, the first step in any water restoration processes is to identify the contamination level of the water. This level of water contamination is broken…

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Appliances That Can Cause the Most Water Damage

One of the major causes of water damage to a home is a result of malfunctioning appliances. The damage appliances can bring to a household…

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Preventive Maintenance in Your Bathroom

Preventive maintenance from water damage in your bathroom should be made a priority. Not only will taking preventative maintenance steps make your life easier, but…

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Pre-Vacation Checklist

You have planned for over a year and it’s finally vacation time! Just because your bags are packed doesn’t mean the work is done; there’s…

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Ceiling Stains and Water Damage

Ceiling stains as a result of water damage are not only unsightly, but it can be hazardous to your health, home value, and your wallet.…

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Water Damage Timing is Essential

Water damage is a large problem for many household owners. Not only can water damage begin as soon as the water is present, but if…

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

The birds are chirping and the fresh smell of spring is in the air. While that means warmer weather and more time spent outside, it…

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Why you should hire a professional

Maybe you are the type of person who loves to save money by doing things yourself. Or maybe you are the person who did something…

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What do Fire Restoration Services Include?

Few events can be as devastating to a family or business owner than a fire. This experience can leave you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and…

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3 reasons continuing education is important for insurance agents

Is continuing education on your to-do list? If you’re an insurance agent, it should be. As an Ohio insurance agent, by law you are required…

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How to better understand your insurance policy

Emotional trauma almost always accompanies a disaster or emergency causing both disruption and damage to you and your family’s lives. We want to provide the…

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How to select a restoration contractor

Having restoration work performed on your property is a very stressful situation. The restorer should be able to answer any questions you have about the…

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How to keep your carpets clean this winter

How is it that snow can look so pretty from your window, but when you come in from a day in the snow, your carpets…

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What to do when your pipes freeze and how to prevent it

Oh no! Your pipes froze! You’re probably aware that when this happens, the damages can be disastrous. Even having one pipe burst can cost you…

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How to Prevent Water Damage from Snow and Ice

Tis the season of picture perfect glistening white snow and frigid temperatures. Sure, snow is beautiful and with it comes the best time of the…

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How to prevent a house fire during the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s time to put the Christmas tree up, hang the lights, get the decorations out, and start…

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The Why and How of Winterizing Your Home

Winter will be here before we know it, and you know what that means: cranking up the thermostat, longer nights, and wet weather are ahead.…

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Do you know how to properly dispose of leaves?

It’s that time of year again: cool, crisp air, pumpkins everywhere, and those dreaded autumn leaves all over your lawn. You know you want them…

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How Small Leaks can turn into Big Problems

A small leak in the bathroom or some drippy plumbing under the sink. It doesn’t seem like a big deal at the moment, or even…

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How to Execute the Proper Fire Escape Plan

Here’s a startling fact: Each year in this country, there are more than 300,000 home fires that result in nearly 3,000 deaths and $6.8 million…

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Hidden Dangers of Laminate Flooring and Water Damage

Laminate flooring is great for those who don’t want to spend the extra money on hardwood, but still want the same look. There are a…

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How to Protect your Documents from a Fire

Most people tend to put the thought of natural disasters out of their minds, because they tend to think “it will never happen to me.”…

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Flood Insurance: Do You Need it?

Do you have flood insurance? Most of you reading this will probably answer no, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have it. Did you know…

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The Most Common Reasons for Water in your Basement

Water damage in the basement is one of the most annoying problems that homeowners face, especially those with finished basements. There are some common causes…

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6 Different Ways to Avoid Kitchen Fires

If you own a home or are renting somewhere, you most likely have a kitchen. Kitchen fires are a common occurrence and the room where…

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Give your Home a Little TLC this Summer

Just because you just finished your Spring Cleaning doesn’t mean the work is done around the house. Summer is a great time to getaway from…

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Do You Have the Right Fire Safety Equipment?

I don’t think anyone is really ever prepared for a fire. I mean afterall, we as humans think we are exempt from any natural disaster…

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Fire Hazards: What They Mean for your Home

No one ever expects their home to catch fire, but fire hazards exist all through our homes. The most important thing to remember is most…

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Are You Prepared for Water Damage?

Flooding is the nation’s number one national disaster. Most people are not prepared for flash floods or storms that may bring more rain than your…

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The Key Questions to Ask Your Insurance Agent about Home Owners Insurance

Buying a new home and not sure what questions you should ask in regards to home owners insurance? Home owners insurance is a very valuable,…

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The Drying Process for Water Damage

Busted pipes, leaky roofs, toilet failure… there are all kinds of ways your home can suffer water damage. Whether it’s lack of attention or a…

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How to Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher

With so many different types of fire extinguishers out there, it can be difficult to choose the one that is right for you. Whether it’s…

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What to do When Your Sump Pump Fails

If you have a basement then you know all about sump pumps. If you’ve never had one fail and flood your basement, then you’ve probably…

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How to Delight Your Insured When they have an Emergency

How can I please them when they’re in the middle of an emergency? As an insurance agent, and a fine one we might add, you…

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7 Bathroom Water Damage Facts

Is Your Bathroom at Risk? It’s probably no surprise that your home’s bathroom is the most susceptible room in the house for water damage. With…

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5 Signs of a Trustworthy Contractor

No one expects disaster to strike. And no one expects a contractor to burn them in an already terrible situation. You hire a contractor to…

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Why You Need a Professional When You Have Water Damage

Causes of Water Damage Water damage can happen any time of year because the culprits are vast. Many people think of just flooding after a…

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

We’re already into the freezing temperatures and the winter season. We may not be able to prevent damage that comes from natural disasters, but frozen…

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Every Home Needs an Emergency Supply Kit

It’s the time of the year for severe weather, and it always pays to be prepared. Every home should have a first aid kit, tools,…

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Don’t Let Water Stall a Property Sale

When you’re trying to sell property, the last thing you need is water damage. If it’s not handled right, you won’t be able to sell.…

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Be Sure That First Aid Kit is Properly Stocked

An earlier post listed the recommended contents for an Emergency Supply Kit that included a first aid kit. We received questions asking what should be…

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Insurance Companies Doing Well, But From Investments, Not Underwriting

According to a report by ISO’s Property Claim Services (PCS), private U.S. property/casualty insurers’ net income after taxes rose to $34.7 billion in 2010 from…

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Do Your Policyholders Have the Right Coverage?

As we work with people as they recover from wind storms, tornados, floods and other natural disasters, we continue to be struck by how little…

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Does Your Restoration Contractor Measure Up?

We trust people that we have never met before, just because they have an MD or Dr. attached to their name. We will let someone…

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Blake Bartels Named Swartz Contracting Director of Business Development

Blake Bartels has joined Swartz Contracting as our new Director of Business Development. Bartels brings us more than 14 years of marketing and sales experience.…

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Do Your Claims Bite?

There’s an old saying that “dog bites man” isn’t news, but “man bites dog is.” That’s true, but how about when dog bites man to the…

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Disasters and Their Terms

In order to understand what you hear on your radio, tv, or computer concerning weather alerts, you may find these terms and their definitions helpful!…

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What Makes Us Different?

There are a lot of restoration contractors out there that you can refer or use, and while we all may seem to offer the same…

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Ohio Spared Worst of Storms, But May Not Escape Insurance Rate Hikes

The Dayton Daily News reports that while Ohio has not been hit as hard as other states during the recent outbreaks of catastrophic storms, state…

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Your Company’s Online Presence

First impressions are everything, but if don’t ever give someone the opportunity to meet you, then they will never have any impression of you or…

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Ohio Insurance Agents with Back Taxes Risk Losing Their Licenses

Ohio’s recently passed a licensing law requires insurance agents to renew their licenses every two years. It also allows the state to refuse to renew…

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A Pleased Customer

We would like to tell you a short story about one of our customers. Last year, we had the privilege of working for a lady…

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Life is full of surprises

Life throws us some curve balls sometimes, but if we take the time to do a little homework, we may find ourselves being able hit…

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We Flood, Too. Badly, In Fact.

Whenever there’s a weather event, one of the first questions we’re asked is, “How much work can you handle?” People are concerned that when everyone is…

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as High as $400 Million

According to the Ohio Insurance Institute, preliminary estimates of insurance companies losses from the May 20-26 storms range from $322 to $400 million, making this…

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Disasters putting people back to work

After a few extreme months of storms and flooding, there may be at least one positive thing coming to light. Starting as soon as different…

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Swartz Gives Back

Whenever you are given much, much is required. Here at Swartz Contracting we feel that we have been given amazing customers, insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and a…

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Got bugs?

Your bed is your place to relax and call “home” every night. The last thing you want in your bed is some not so friendly…

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Federal Disaster Aid Available for Ohio Storm and Flood Damage

FEMA has announced the federal disaster aid is now available to aid Ohio’s recovery from the storms and flooding from April 4 to May 15.…

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50 Miles in Every Direction

Ever wonder how far Swartz Contracting will travel to serve a customer? In general, we will travel 50 miles in every direction from Lima, Ohio.…

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More Solar in Ohio

As of this date, Ohio has about 12 megawatts of solar power, but that number will increase before to long. The largest solar panel array…

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Most common disasters

Disasters happen all over the world, but there are certain disasters that are more frequent then others. The world’s number one disaster is floods. Floods…

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Agents/Adjusters Need CE Course Hours?

Swartz Contracting is proud to announce that we will be having a CE Course for insurance agents, adjusters, and other professionals who may need these…

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Customer Satisfaction

We worked for a wonderful couple named the Shivley’s. Mold had become an issue in their bathroom, and we were called to remediate the mold…

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Technology and the Insurance Industry

It’s been said to work smarter not harder, and that is exactly what insurance companies are doing these days. Insurance companies including State Farm, Fireman’s…

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Lima Lumber

Please watch a short video from one of our vendors.

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We Aim to Please

Two of the foundational principles we operate on here at Swartz Contracting is customer service and satisfaction. Please feel free to read the testimonial written…

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A little about us

Swartz Contracting is one of Northwest Ohio’s leading restoration and remodeling companies. Located at 2622 Baty Rd. in Lima, OH, Swartz Contracting specializes in Fire, Wind,…

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Water Loss

Here are some the steps we take at a normal water loss.

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Fire Restoration

No matter how big or small, when a fire occurs in a residential or commercial property, it is a serious situation. Since 1987 and thousands of…

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Wind&Storm Restoration

When high winds, ice storms, lightning, hail, and tornados arrive, the damage to your property can be significant. Swartz Contracting provides emergency roof tarping and…

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A Letter From our President

Dear Customer, I started Swartz Contracting in 1987 and never did I imagine the number of satisfied customers that we would service over the years.…

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Plumbers needed in Antarctica?

You read right. Plumbers are needed in Antarctica. According to the Cambridge News,  the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is looking for plumbers to support the…

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Vandalism & Vehicle Impact Services

At Swartz Contracting we understand that Vandalism damage is a scary and unfortunate circumstance. Whether its drywall, windows, siding, painting or any other damage that needs to…

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Some Insurance Companies We Have Worked With

At Swartz we work with all insurance companies to bring their policy holders the best possible service after a disaster. Below is a list of…

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We also do remodeling

Remodeling Swartz Contracting is a family owned business servicing the northwest Ohio area since 1987.  We pride ourselves in quality, craftmanship, and customer service. Whether…

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Water Restoration

When you have a flood, pipe break, an unexpected roof leak, or a sewer/sump pump backup, water damage can be your worst enemy. With hundreds…

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Ohio First State to Get New Policy Insuring Against Loss of Property Value

Home Value Insurance Co. has chosen Ohio for the launch of a new policy that protects homeowners from falling property values. The company says that…

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Be Ready for Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Even though we’ve just begun the autumn season, now is the best time to start your preparations to be sure you’re properly “winterized” and ready…

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Set for November 9

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, November 9. The National Weather Service and state and…

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Earthquakes in Ohio?

In Ohio, the main disasters that the average person thinks about are floods,tornadoes, and extreme t-storms. Earthquakes are one thing that most Ohioans never think…

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History of Disasters in Ohio

When deciding what insurance to buy for your home, consider looking into the history of the weather in the area you live. For those of…

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“National Preparedness Month”

Just a few months ago, Governor Kasich made September “National Preparedness Month.” Being prepared is up to every family, business, and local government. September was…

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Educating the Customer

Educating customers about the needs they may face should be a key goal of all insurance companies. When it comes to insurance, sometimes potential customers…

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Winter Safety Week

In hand with OCWSA, Governor John R. Kasich designated this week, November 13-19, 2011 as “Ohio’s Winter Safety Awareness Week”. After an uncommon snowstorm hit…

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Supporting Charities & Community

Many of us try to think of ways to give back or offer a little here or there when we are able, especially around the…

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Culprits of Winter Home Disasters & How to Prevent Them

Frozen Pipes Frozen pipes cause large amounts of damage in homes across the United States each year.  When the temperature outside dips below 20 degrees…

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Why is it important for your contractor to be certified? What does it mean?

Swartz Contracting is Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified (IICRC) which includes water damage and fire restoration.  All management, estimators, project managers, and technicians…

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Supporting Charities and the Community

Many of us try to think of ways to give back or offer a little here or there when we are able, especially around the…

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Yes, it’s cold outside, but your home needs attention in the winter just like it would during the spring and summer months.  Now that the…

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Winter is Here, but Let’s Think Spring!

Winter weather is just now hitting us, but we can’t help but think about spring and the warmer weather it brings!  You may think we…

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Thinking about Remodeling?

Sooner or later every homeowner will find the need to make major home improvements or a complete remodel.  With spring just around the corner, now…

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Got Water Damage?

Busted pipes, overflowing toilets, roof leaks, sewer back-ups, and flooded basements are always unexpected.  Water damage requires a certified expert with the knowledge, equipment, and…

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Water Damage + Time = MOLD! …Swartz Contracting is the Solution!

What is mold and where does it come from? Mold grows where enough water is present for it to reproduce.  So if your home or…

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Your Water Restoration Specialists!

Water damage is frustrating and is something that must be taken care of immediately.  Time is of the essence to avoid further damage or mold. …

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Swartz Contracting’s March Madness Hoopla Contest!

Do you love basketball and the excitement that March Madness brings?  Then you will have fun taking shots at our Hoopla Contest!  A few games…

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Disaster Preparedness: Are You Ready?

Disaster can strike at any time, so keeping your home and family prepared as much as possible could mean the difference between life and death…

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Tornadoes

Unfortunately, it’s that time of year again when many areas around the country are hit with unforgiving tornadoes.  Though they are most common in and…

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Thunderstorms & Lightning

We’ve seen them a lot lately… rain, thunder, and lightning.  Sometimes these storms can get pretty intense and cause damage to your home.  Every thunderstorm…

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What is Odorox?

Looking for an effective solution to conquer those tough odors?  From home and commercial properties to hotels, Odorox is the advanced solution to not only…

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Is Home Where Your Allergies are?

Do you wake up saying, “A-choo!” with a tissue in hand?  Allergies can really put a damper on your day.  Most common triggers are pollen…

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10 Ways to Prevent Water Damage

Water damage is usually a costly surprise, but here are some tips so you know what to look for before a simple problem turns into…

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Weathering Summer Storms

Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are capable of causing complete destruction or at the very least ruin your day.  Many times these storms are spotted by…

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Droughts Affect More Than Just Crops

I think this recent rain was an answer to many prayers due to the Midwest drought.  Crops, lawns, and trees have really paid the price…

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Looking Up For Damage

In our last blog post, we talked about drought periods affecting the ground around your home and possible causing harm to your home’s foundation.  This…

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Summer Storm Damage

No one ever plans to have storm damage.  Storms often come with little notice and we’re never real sure of their strength until they hit.…

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Storm Damage: Who are you gonna call?

We’ve seen our fair share of wind damage this summer, and luckily we live in Ohio and weren’t affected by hurricane Isaac and its massive…

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Fall is Here! Time to Prepare for Winter!

Tips for Winterizing Your Home: Fall is here!  Are you ready for the cold weather and the upcoming winter weather?  Here are some tips to…

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Fall Clean-up: Grab a Rake!

Fallen leaves of autumn can create a big task in your yard and garden (and gutters!).  To avoid having a yard covered in wet leaves…

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Holiday Home Fire Safety and Prevention Tips from Swartz Contracting

Tis the season for lights strung everywhere, holiday cooking, candlelight, and lots of time spent indoors.  This can bring along with it many great memories,…

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The Winter Woes of Basement Floods

In Ohio we never know if we will have rain or snow and it can change from day to day.  Long periods of precipitation can…

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Taking Care of Your Home or Business’s Disaster Project From Start to Finish

That’s right!  We handle any disaster project from the time it happens through completion.  That means we clean-up, work with your insurance for you, and…

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Show Your Home Some Love In February!

Ah, February… American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day.  Be sure to keep the love for your home alive with these maintenance tips to keep it…

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Attention Firefighters!

Pride and Ownership holds no punches. Chief Rick Lasky takes a hard look at the fire service and finds it short on the only element…

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Swartz Contracting’s March Madness Hoopla Contest

Hey basketball fans, are you ready for March Madness?  Swartz Contracting will have the March Madness Hoopla contest beginning the week of March 18th on…

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Flood, Fire, or Storms — We’ll Be There!

Swartz Contracting has over 25 years experience helping home and business owners cope with disasters that disrupt life.  Should disaster strike your property, Swartz Contracting…

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Residential Coverage Area

Based in Lima, OH, Swartz Contracting provides emergency services to a large coverage area, a 12-county area in northwest, west central and north central Ohio.…

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Spring Weather is Finally Here! Let’s Prepare for Summer!

The warmer spring weather is upon us, and before the temps get too dreadfully hot (we’re not complaining because it’s better than snow, right?) now…

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Be Prepared for Storm Damage!

Swartz Contracting & Emergency Services Storm damage can happen to anyone.  Be prepared with our Summer Storm Preparedness Checklist!   Trim trees and shrubs around…

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Swartz Contracting & Emergency Services: We Have a New Logo!

We have a new logo!  Our new logo better reflects who we are:  A full-service emergency contractor!  Swartz Contracting and Emergency Services is available 24…

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Call on Us For Wind & Storm Damage!

We’ve had a few storms in our area recently causing damage to local homes and businesses.  When your property is affected by a storm, who…

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Storm

Storm preparation can help you in so many ways. Check your insurance. Make sure you have the coverage you need if your property is damaged.…

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I Have Water Damage! Now What Do I Do?

You’ve had a long day at work and can’t wait to kick back and relax at home sweet home.  You pull into the garage, open…

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Fire prevention tips for home

Investing time and effort into fire prevention is a huge asset to ensure your family never has to endure this devastating and frightening experience. According…

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Insurance Agents: Register Today for a CE Class Near You!

WHAT: Continuing education training classes for insurance agents will include: *To Pay or Not To Pay:  Residential Roofs Ohio Course #39479 *Visual Roofing Maintenance As…

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How to create your fire escape plan

Do you and your family have a fire escape plan? If not, it’s more than something you should consider, it’s an absolute must to make…

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Workplace fire prevention and survival tips

Workplace fire prevention is an absolute must for any business. A fire in the workplace can be devastating, resulting in the loss of life, injuries,…

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Time to winterize your home

Let’s consider for a moment what can happen if you don’t winterize your home: You lose money, your home is colder than it should be…

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Prevent holiday cooking fires by staying alert

Did you know Ohio is No. 4 in the U.S. for grease and cooking-related fires on Thanksgiving Day? Or that cooking fires are the No.…

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Three holiday fire safety tips to stay safe this season

Did you know that one in every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems? Or that December is the peak time for…

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Great gift ideas for home repair

Anyone who has had to buy a gift for a handyman, or woman, knows it can be difficult. First of all, they’ve already got a…

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An easy guide to building an emergency supply kit

  You simply cannot predict when a disaster will strike. But you can always be prepared for one. No matter what time of year it…

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Updated Hurricane Forecast Predicts an Active Season

Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project has updated its extended hurricane forecasts, and while the April forecast looks better than December’s it still looks like…

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