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Choosing A Commercial Contractor

It can be tough to find the RIGHT contractor to turn the building of your dreams into a reality. You are proud of the business…

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History of Swartz

The Beginning After trying out different career paths such as accounting and working for two different local construction companies, Paul Swartz created the company Swartz…

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Can your business survive a disaster?

Can Your Business Survive A Disaster?

Disaster can strike at any time or anywhere. There's not a 10-minute warning to prepare, it just happens. Leaving you to pick up the pieces…

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Priority Response Emergency Program (PREP)

Learn why you need PREP

One of the best feelings in the world is peace of mind, knowing that everything is protected and safe in case the worst happens. Our…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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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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 thunders storms. Earthquakes are one thing that most Ohioans…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 2014, on…

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Residential Coverage Area

Based in Lima, OH, Swartz Contracting provides emergency services to a large coverage area, a 9-county area in northwest, west central and north central Ohio.…

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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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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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