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Hurricane Harvey Update: WFMJ Today Interview

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Harvey Update: WFMJ Today Interview Andrew and Katie of SERVPRO talk to WFMJ's Lindsey McCoy about our storm team's experiences cleaning up the aftermath Hurricane Harvey.

Andrew and Katie of SERVPRO appeared on WFMJ Today, a local morning show based out of Youngstown, OH.

On August 31, our storm team headed down to Houston to assist victims in need after Hurricane Harvey hit hard. In their interview, Andrew and Katie gave an update about the team's journey in Texas as well as stressing the importance of helping these victims in their time of need. Watch Andrew and Katie's full interview on WFMJ's website!

SERVPRO provides emergency storm damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If your home is damaged, we will restore it to make your accident feel like it never even happened.

Has your home suffered storm damage? If so give us a call at (330) 392-6355 or request help online!

Gutter Cleaning in Warren, OH

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Gutter Cleaning in Warren, OH Checking and cleaning out your gutters for leaves at least once a week lowers your chance of interior or exterior water damage to your home.

Fall is finally upon us which means leaves begin to change and we can enjoy the fresh foliage.

However, with foliage comes falling leaves. Not only do leaves cover our lawns but they also cause gutters to clog. Although clogged gutters can be an annoyance at times they can also be harmful. Gutters are meant to prevent water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. If gutters go untouched, there is a strong chance rain water can leak into your home. 

Have you ever cleaned your gutters before? If not, here are a few helpful tips to make the process a lot easier.

  • Wear long sleeves and gloves. You never know how dirty the leaves actually are up there!
  • Use a sturdy ladder. Self- explanatory. You would be surprised how many people are harmed from falling off ladders while cleaning their gutters! Also find a ladder with a standoff stabilizer (also called ladder horns). Certain ladders can damage and bend gutters and using ladder horns lowers the risk for damage.
  • Scoop it up! Don't feel like using your hands? Pick up a child's sandbox shovel from the dollar store.  
  • Make clean-up easier by using a plastic tarp. Raking and throwing away leaves is already a time consuming task as it is. Take the leaves from your gutter and throw it on a plastic tarp. When you're done gather it up and throw it in a large trash bag.
  • Rinse, Rinse, Rinse! You might think you're done after you remove the leaves from your gutter but you actually aren't! Take a garden hose and rinse out the gutters and downspouts to get rid of any excess dirt. Doing this also helps you spot any leaks in your gutters!

Fire Escape Planning in Niles, OH

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial or house fires can happen at any moment. But when disaster strikes, do you have a plan of action for escaping and notifying first respond services? Here are a few helpful tips and steps you can take to create an escape plan as well as help prevent a fire from happening. 

  • Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and near sleeping areas. It is also important to test the batteries monthly and change the batteries at least once a year. Changing the batteries every Daylight Savings Time is also another tip to maintain working smoke alarms.
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows at least two ways to escape from every room in your home. This is a lot more difficult than you think. Using a template helps with these. These are available online.
  • Practice your fire escape plan at least once a year. Designate a meeting place outside that is a safe distance from your home. Also practicing different crawling and stop, drop, and roll techniques helps!
  • Program Police and Fire Department numbers in your phone. Dialing911 is a given but having your local police and fire department's numbers in your phone helps as well. 

Commercial Restoration Services in Niles, OH

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Disaster can strike at any time, even on commercial property! Having to close your business or not allow employees to work can be devastating to a business. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County strives to make sure your business is back up and running in no time. We provide our restoration and cleaning services to the following places.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

No matter how big your commercial property is, we make your accident feel "Like it never even happened." Our staff works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week taking your calls and working to save your business. Give us a call 330-392-6355 or request help from us online.

Mold Services in Girard, Ohio

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

We have the right resources and certified technicians to identify what procedures need to be taken for a mold service. Our crew performs their service with highly advanced equipment to eliminate the problem. To avoid mold from appearing, it is imperative to immediately call for professional service after a water damage. Our company specializes in water and mold damage restoration and they have the experience to quickly restore your property back to, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Causes:

  • Indoor Moisture
  • Flooding
  • Leaky Roofs
  • Indoor Plumbing Malfunctions

Mold Prevention:

  • Keep a dry home environment and try to bring in sunlight to your home
  • If flooding occurs, call a professional service immediately to remove the water
  • Keep carpets and furniture dry
  • Inspect water leaks around the house

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Board Up & Roof Tarping Services in Warren, Ohio

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

Most of our emergency board up services have been provided to homes that have experienced a fire. Although board up services are most commonly used after a fire damage, there are multiple other factors that may cause you to need a board up for your home.

A tarp service is used to protect your home after a roof damage. A tarp service will provide security and prevent further damages water from entering your home.

We provide board up services in the local Niles or Cortland, OH surrounding area. Call (330) 392-6355 if you need an emergency board up service!

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County can provides a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality. Our Building Services Page provides our range of services.

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Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned in Niles, OH

8/12/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned in Niles, OH All of the dust & contaminants are pushed into this and out of your home

Do you dust regularly? Do you sweep often? When is the last time you got your carpets professionally cleaned? Depending on how often and how well you do this is often a good indicator if it’s time to get your air ducts cleaned.

Contaminants that are brought into our homes and offices get picked up by our HVAC systems and builds up. This doesn’t mean that your life is being threatened. However, if you suffer from respiratory diseases, immune system problems, or allergies, then getting your air ducts cleaned every few years will make a difference in the quality of living.

Out of sight shouldn’t mean out of mind. It’s part of your home just like any other part of your home that needs cleaned. Getting your air ducts cleaned contributes to a healthy home and also minimizes dust so that means dusting less often. If your air ducts look dirty then that means, it’s time to call your local SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County for and air duct & HVAC cleaning.

There are a couple of ways to clean air ducts, however at SERVPRO we use the most advanced equipment and methods in the industry which is the whipping process. This cleans your air ducts more thoroughly then previous methods.

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Commercial Sewage Backup in Champion, OH

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Commercial Sewage Backup in Champion, OH Sewage backup

Preparation 

In a commercial size business location there are many possible hazards to account for. Having an emergency plan in place is crucial for a business to bounce quickly back after a disaster. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County offers an Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP) which can be used as an app on your phone, or directly from the website. It stores all of the numbers you will need in an emergency as well as all emergency shut offs in your location.

Commercial Sewage Backup

A couple local businesses just experienced sewage backups in their buildings which halted work flow. There are many steps that take place in cleaning up sewage from a business that need to start immediately. When disaster strikes a business we understand that getting it back up and running is your top priority, which is why we make it ours. We work quickly and effectively to restore the business back to its preloss condition. Call your local SERVPRO 24/7 if sewage or toilet overflow irrupts in your business. We are highly trained with industry standard equipment to get you back to "Like it never even happened." 

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When disaster strikes, call us at 330-392-6355. We are always here to help!

Black Mold in Cortland, OH

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Black Mold in Cortland, OH Black Mold on the ceiling structure in the basement

Black mold most commonly grows in areas with poor circulation which supports fungal growth in damp conditions. Mold grows just about anywhere, inside and out of the house. It can deposit in areas with a higher amount of moisture from a possible leak has occurred. Materials like wood, drywall, paint, insulation, tile, and other household materials are a breeding ground for mold when they become wet. Mold can enter your house from the outside through opening like windows and even air conditioning. Mold spores can also enter by attaching to people, clothes, and pets. Black mold can look slimy or powdering depending on if the moisture source has dried up. In order to identify the mold type, call your local experts at SERVPRO to sample and eliminate the mold in your home or office. Finding and preventing mold is important for the health of everyone exposed. Mold exposure can lead to a number of health issues such as: eye damage, neurological damage, circulatory damage, fatigue, skin reactions, reproductive damage, and many more. The most common, first signs of poisoning are aches and pains, allergic reactions, chronic sickness, conjunctivitis, drowsiness, and difficulty breathing. If you find mold, give your local SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County a call at 330-392-6355. We are always here to help!

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Water Damage Tips for Girard, OH

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Tips for Girard, OH Water damage that started from the water buildup on the roof

Water Damage Tips & Facts

Water damage comes from many different sources and may not always be prevented but there are many steps you can take as a homeowner that can reduce the likely hood of damage occurring in your home.  Just two inches of standing water can result in thousands of dollars of loss to your home. We understand that when water damages your home or office it can be very stressful, which is why we work with your insurance company to make it easier on you. There are a couple steps you can take every 6 months, yearly, 2 years, 5 years to reduce the probability of water damage. 

Every 6 months:

Inspect toilets

Inspect sinks

Inspects showers

Inspect ice makers

Every Year:

Inspect plumbing system

Have a professional inspect for water entry points

Every 2 Years:

Have a professional inspect water heaters

Every 5 Years:

Replace hoses to washing machines

Taking these water prevention steps can save you thousands of dollars and a lot of stress. If water ever damages your home be sure to call the professionals ASAP to avoid further damage and mold growth at 330-392-6355. We are here for you 24/7 to make it like it never even happened.

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