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Why You Need a Professional to Clean Your Ashtabula Home After a Fire

11/30/2022 (Permalink)

house with burnt roof Did you know that a small fire in the home can cause a whole lot of damage? Believe it or not, it does.

Did you know that a small fire in the home can cause a whole lot of damage? Believe it or not, it does. From smoke, to soot, to damaged belongings, the cleanup process can be quite grueling for someone who is not a highly trained restoration technician.

Why Do You Need a Professional?

Restoration professionals immediately know where to look to find damage that an untrained person would not be familiar with. Knowing the extent of the fire damage is key to creating an action plan. In addition, restoration professionals restore belongings and your home rather than throwing out and buying new. Our “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

What is the Difference Between Smoke and Soot?

Smoke and soot are commonly misunderstood. Soot comes from smoke, while smoke is a result of fire. “Smoke is a collection of tiny unburnt particles – very small carbon particles and tiny droplets of tar.” As a result, smoke is very dangerous to inhale, as it contains many things that we are not meant to inhale." Soot, sometimes called lampblack or carbon black, is a fine black or brown powder that can be slightly sticky and is a product of incomplete combustion.” Since soot is a slightly sticky powder, it rests in all crevices of a home that has experienced fire damage. It sticks to the walls, the ceiling, anything that it can find. To restore your home of soot and smoke damage takes professionals with an eye for detail. Learn more about Smoke and Soot.

To learn more about what SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties has to offer, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website!

How to Check for Fire Hazards in Your Kinsman Home

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

fire hazard symbol To prevent fires in your home, make sure to continually check for fire hazards throughout the year.

To prevent fires in your home, make sure to continually check for fire hazards throughout the year. If you are not sure what to look out for, The Red Cross has some tips below:

Hazards in the Kitchen

  • Check for curtains, towel racks or even paper towel dispensers sitting too close to the burners.
  • If your microwave isn’t built in, make sure it’s clear of surrounding clutter and its vents aren’t obstructed.
  • If you don’t already have one, buy a fire extinguisher to keep within easy reach should something ignite while you’re cooking.

Hazards in Heating Equipment

  • Make sure to always keep anything that gives off heat at least 3 feet away from flammable materials or items.
  • Never plug more than one heating appliance into an outlet.
  • Keep portable gas generators outside and away from windows to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • If you have a fireplace, make sure your chimney is checked and cleaned by a professional once a year. Use a metal or glass screen that is large enough to prevent escaping embers.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. If a fire does occur in your home, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

43 Way to Prevent Fires in Your Vienna Home

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

space heater Home heating is the second leading cause of fires in this country.

“At this time of year people have the heat turned on and many use space heaters and other sources to keep their homes warm. Home heating is the second leading cause of fires in this country, and The Red Cross has steps people should follow to avoid a fire in their home.” Provided below are tips from The Red Cross to help you prevent house fires in your Vienna home.

How to Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Here are ways to prevent house fires from The Red Cross:

  • All heaters need space. Keep children, pets and things that can burn (paper, matches, bedding, furniture, clothing, carpets, and rugs) at least three feet away from heating equipment.
  • If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs, carpets or near bedding or drapes. Plug power cords directly into outlets - never into an extension cord.
  • Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended and use a glass or metal fire screen to keep fire and embers in the fireplace.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

How SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties Cares for Your Belongings

11/5/2022 (Permalink)

contents in a home SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties understands that your home is more than a structure.

Storm and water damage affect not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe - Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  Quicker remodeling processes
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. Whether you experience fire or water damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties is Here to Help. For immediate assistance, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website.

How to Prepare Your Home for a Storm in Ashtabula County

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

emergency kit You can prepare the interior and exterior of your Trumbull and Ashtabula home depending on the severity of the storm that is on the way.

Preparing for a storm for your home can mean many things. You can prepare the interior and exterior of your Trumbull and Ashtabula home depending on the severity of the storm that is on the way. If a storm is coming that involves extremely high winds, there are many things you can do. For the exterior of your Trumbull and Ashtabula home, you can put all things into storage or tie them to the ground. Things such as trampolines, swings, toys in the yard and other miscellaneous items are culprits at damaging the exterior of a home if tossed to and fro. If you have loose gravel in your Trumbull and Ashtabula driveway, this can also be dangerous in denting cars, windows, etc. For the interior of your home, you can create an emergency kit. Things that can go in an emergency kit include, a flashlight, batteries, food, blankets, candles, matches, card games, and more! If you think you are going to be hanging out while the power is out, prepare accordingly!

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. If a fire does occur in your home, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Need Your Ashtabula Commercial Building Restored? Call SERVPRO

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

man carrying equipment SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties trains each employee they hire.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, mold remediation, reconstruction, general cleaning, and COVID-19 cleaning. We serve both residential and commercial facilities. We have experience in restoring and cleaning commercial facilities ranging from hotels, manufacturing facilities, educational facilities, businesses, government buildings, and more. 

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties trains each employee they hire. Each employee becomes certified in restoration and we provide educational courses to continue education our employees throughout their employment at SERVPRO. We do only the most thorough and excellent work and our customers' satisfaction is always top priority. Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Best Ways to Prevent Fire Damage at your Trumbull and Ashtabula County Businesses

9/28/2022 (Permalink)

frying pan on fire The most common business that would be likely for a fire to occur is a restaurant.

Having a fire occur at your Ashtabula or Geneva business can be devastating but there are some steps we can take to stop this from affecting your business. The most common business that would be likely for a fire to occur is a restaurant, possibly one on Geneva on the Lake. Luckily, there are some ways to keep our Orwell restaurants safe from a fire happening that is out of our control.

  • Use fire-retardant furniture, drapes, accessories, etc.
  • Install a fire barrier between the kitchen and the rest of the restaurant.
  • Fire Alarm and smoke detector in all enclosed rooms.
  • Refrigerant leak detection system installation.
  • Equipment with automatic extinguishing systems.
  • Establish a regular inspection system for all kitchen equipment.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

In Need of Commercial Carpet Cleaning? Call SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties!

9/15/2022 (Permalink)

commercial carpet cleaning Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets.

Have you ever walked into a hotel that had dingy carpet? If you have, you automatically get the perception of the room being unclean. Now this may be untrue, and the questionable carpet can have this unattractive look from years of wear and tear. This perception is an easy way of having a customer never return to your establishment. SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties can take care of all your commercial carpet cleaning repairs. 

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type, and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. Our franchise professionals use the latest IICRC training, as well as state of the art equipment to remove entrapped soils, dust, dirt and grime within your carpet's pile and backings. Here are the types of carpet cleaning services SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties provides:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short, piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When colorfastness is an issue.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

How Flammable is Your Furniture in Champion, OH?

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

warning fire sign Petroleum is being used in most of the furniture that is being produced and put in our homes as of late.

As summer is wrapping up and parents are sending children off to college, you are going to begin moving furniture in and out of apartments, dorms, houses, etc. As you move your children into their new homes, SERVPRO has tips on the best way to do it, so you are least likely for a fire to spread in an unfortunate event.

Petroleum is being used in most of the furniture that is being produced and put in our homes as of late, and an article from the NFPA further demonstrates this. The NFPA states, “Research shows that older, legacy furnishings made of leather, wool, and cotton do not burn in the same manner. Studies by UL have confirmed that rooms filled with synthetic furniture that are set on fire reach dangerous temperatures quicker than similar rooms filled with legacy furnishings.” So, as you and your children are trying to be the best interior designers, we must remember to take safety measures such as checking that smoke detectors and sprinklers are up to date.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Best Ways to Prevent Water damage in Southern Trumbull County

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement Water damage could happen in an innumerable amount of diverse ways in Southern Trumbull County home, such as inclement weather.

Best Ways to Prevent Water Damage in Southern Trumbull County Home

Water damage could happen in an innumerable amount of diverse ways in Southern Trumbull County home, such as inclement weather. Now, weather cannot be avoided, but the damage it does to your home certainly can be! It is particularly important to know what steps you need to take to help you lower the chances, and hopefully preventing you from facing the headache that is water damage. Here are tips from SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County for doing just that!

  • Check Foundation - A weakened foundation is the leading cause of moisture entering your home.
  • Check Gutters - Your gutters are one of the most important defenses your home can have against rain damage. Clogged gutters will cause rainwater to overflow and directly hit your home foundation.
  • Check Sum Pump - Sump pumps can mitigate flooding by controlling the groundwater. When a heavy rain hits your Southern Trumbull County home this is vital to preventing rain damage.
  • Check Roof – Your roof is your home first line of defense against rainwater damage, loose shingles or damaged shingles could lead to severe water damage.

SERVPRO Southern Trumbull County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we are already nearby and ready to help. We are a Fire and Water - Restoration and Cleanup company. We are Here to Help, 24/7. For immediate assistance give us a call at (330) 392-6355 or visit us on our Website.