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Ways Winter Weather Can Damage Your Home

1/16/2022 (Permalink)

Ice on downspout. Did you know that when water freezes it becomes ice? Now when it becomes ice on certain foundations, it can cause damage to your home.

Winter weather is here, and it can cause mild to severe damage to your home. Factors depending on the level of damage it takes on your home has to do with your preparedness and knowledge of what to do in winter weather! SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County wants to educate you on how to have a damage free home this winter.

Winter Weather That Takes a Toll

Winter weather is unpredictable on what toll it will take on your home. Here are some ways it can take a toll on your home, and how you can prevent damage from taking place!

  • When you get heavy snows, it can cause damage to your roof and your landscaping outside by melting and seeping in through cracks and crevices. Melted snow can even make its way into the foundation and basement causing further damage.
  • Did you know that when water freezes it becomes ice? Now when it becomes ice on certain foundations, it can cause damage to your home. If water falls into cracks becomes ice, it causes expansion and further damage to your home.
  • Freezing temperatures can cause blockage in the pipe of your sump pump, forcing water back into the house. This can cause leaks, mold, and mildew in your home.

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) 393-9999 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Fire Restoration in McDonald, OH

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial building on fire. There are many factors that can cause a fire in a commercial building, and it is important to be aware of them.

Restoration after a fire isn’t a subject commonly thought about. Interesting enough, according to FEMA.gov, “From 2014 to 2016, an estimated 100,300 nonresidential building fires were reported to United States fire departments each year and caused an estimated 90 deaths; 1,350 injuries; and $2.4 billion in property losses per year.” Fires in commercial buildings are certainly not uncommon. There are many factors that can cause a fire in a commercial building, and it is important to be aware of them.

Common Causes of Fires in Non-Residential Buildings

Once the most common causes of commercial fires are known, only then it is possible to drastically reduce them from occurring. Here are the most common reasons commercial building fires are started provided by charleston-sc.gov,

  • Cooking - Kitchen fires in restaurants are the most common source of fire in non-residential buildings, often because the grease traps, hood suppression system, and exhaust vents for commercial stoves, broilers, and deep fat fryers are not properly cleaned and maintained.
  • Electrical and Heating Malfunctions – Worn electrical cords and faulty wiring are also a major cause of commercial fires.
  • Arson - Intentional fire-setting in abandoned buildings, especially in the current economic climate, provide an easy target for fire setters. Don't let these hazards kill or injure firefighters.
  • Smoking - Even in a smoke-free building, you can't watch what your employees do all the time. It only takes one cigarette to start a fire. Many historic hotel fires, and the Sofa Super Store fire, were started by someone smoking cigarettes.
  • Improper Storage - Most fires in storage properties are not in warehouses but are in garages, barns, silos, and small outbuildings. Many fires are started when flammable materials are stored too close to a heat source.

For more information on how SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County can help you after a disaster, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Post Fire Actions in Trumbull County

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Woman pinching her nose. When a fire occurs in your home or business, it is not unlikely that an odor will rest in the house even after it looks restored.

When a fire occurs in your home or business, it is not unlikely that an odor will rest in the house even after it looks restored. Restoration goes beyond how an area looks, but it also counts how it smells too. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County goes above and beyond to make sure a property that experiences a fire loss is deodorized properly and fully.

Deodorizing a Home That Experienced a Fire Loss

From this home, you can see from the Before and After that a fire struck a home in Trumbull County. While the fire looked to not have done too much damage, it left a residual odor that was almost unbearable. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County came in and made sure the odor went away. The dryer caused a fire in the basement which led our SERVPRO team to clean and disinfect the damaged area. Our staff provided specific tools and products to refresh and deodorize the atmosphere. We have the capabilities to restore the structure after being damaged by fire, water, or mold. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County specializes in the cleanup & restoration after a fire or water damage situation, and we have the capabilities to fully restore your home and contents to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

SERVPRO Remodels a Cortland Home After a Fire

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Firetruck next to a house on fire. The loss from a house fire is so devastating and unexpected.

House fires occur more frequently than we would like. The loss from a house fire is so devastating and unexpected. However, we are appreciative that we can do our part in getting a home back to “Like it never even happened.” A fire occurred at home in Cortland, OH and they called on us to help restore their home.

House Fire "Like it never even happened."

The devastation in this home was outstanding. The work we did after it was even more outstanding. Here is a Before and After picture of the home that was altered from fire and smoke damage. This fire damage made an entire remodel necessary to this upstairs bedroom. When devastation from a fire occurs, there are very few restoration companies who can navigate the homeowner through the process in a manner that alleviates the stress and anxiety that comes with making decisions. Who do I call? Who can I trust? Do I have adequate coverage? These are all questions that can run through your head at a time like this.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

What Not to Do After a Fire in Lordstown

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

A fire sprinkler on the ceiling. Often when a fire occurs, especially at a business, you won’t only have fire damage, but water damage as well.

Have you just experienced a fire at your home or business in Lordstown? Are you unsure of what to do after you called 911? There are a few things you can do on your own before you call a Fire and Water Restoration Specialist. Very often, it is not discussed what you should not do, so you don’t cause further damage than there already is. Follow our tips below to prevent further damage to your home or business.

What Not to Do Tips

Often when a fire occurs, especially at a business, you won’t only have fire damage, but water damage as well. Due to sprinklers and fire hoses, water also plays a part in this disaster. Consider this when reading the tips below from our Website:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County are fire and water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Experienced a Toilet Overflow at Your Commercial Business in Howland?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Toilet with tools on it. If your business has experienced a major toilet overflow, it is important to call a professional immediately.

Toilet overflows can be caused by many things, one of which may be from a clogged drain. If your business has experienced a major toilet overflow, it is important to call a professional immediately. It is not safe to handle a toilet mess on your own, especially when you take customer and employee safety into consideration.

Why You Should Call a Professional

When a toilet overflows, most likely the water isn’t clean. It has probably been polluted with unsanitary contaminates. These contaminants pose a risk to employees and customers. To stay safe and healthy, it is important to call a professional right away to properly clean and disinfect the mess. Additionally, when you call a professional to do the job, it gives your employees and customers peace of mind that they are safe when they walk into your business. Click Here to learn about the different levels of water contamination. Contamination that occurs in the bathroom can quickly spread throughout a business if handled by people who are not trained and educated specifically for contamination cleanup.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County are water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. If you are in need of cleanup, give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

How to Keep Your Pet Safe After a Storm in Warren

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

A dog standing in dirty water Since after major disasters your surroundings may not look the same, it is very important to take your pets into consideration.

Major weather disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms, can leave your town in shambles. Everything that once was familiar, no longer is. This can leave many people and even pets in confusion. After an emergency such as a major disaster, it is important to know how to keep your pets safe and healthy.

How to Take Care of Your Pet After a Disaster

Since after major disasters your surroundings may not look the same, it is very important to take your pets into consideration. They are most likely scared. In transportation, keep them on a leash or in a carrier. It would not be unlikely if your pet would try to run quickly to safety. CDC.gov, recommends these best practices:

  • Check your home for sharp objects, spilled chemicals, and exposed wiring to protect your family and your pets from injury.
  • The behavior of animals may change dramatically after a flood, flash flood, thunderstorm, or hurricane. Normally quiet and friendly animals may become irritable.
  • Monitor animals closely and only release them in a safe and secure environment.
  • Contact a veterinarian if you notice any signs of stress, discomfort, or illness in your pets.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is always Here to Help. If your home or business experiences fire or water damage after a storm, give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Is Cleaning Your Hubbard Commercial Business Too Much Work?

10/2/2021 (Permalink)

Professional carpet cleaning. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO.

Cleaning a business all on your own can take a toll on productivity. What starts out as an effort to save hard earned company dollars turns into a tedious task at the end of the day. However, we have good news! SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County specializes in commercial cleaning services!

What Kind of Cleaning Services Could My Business Need?

If you have a company that you would like to stay clean and sanitized, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County has many options for you. We offer routine janitorial cleaning, deep sanitization, floor cleaning, drapes, wall and ceiling cleaning, as well as odor removal, and more! Visit our Website for a full list of cleaning services that we offer.

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is Here to Help in case of an emergency. For immediate assistance, give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!

What To Do and Not to Do After a House Fire in Trumbull County

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

House on fire. When fire takes over your home, the situation can be very shocking.

When fire takes over your home, the situation can be very shocking. You may feel helpless not knowing what to do in this situation. In some cases, there are ways you can help.

How Can I Take Care of My Home After a Fire?

Listed below are a few things you can do after a fire. The complete list can be found Here.

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.

Here is what NOT to do after a fire.

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

For professional restoration and to answer any questions you may have, give SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!

Who Can Clean My Restaurant in Warren?

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Restaurant kitchen with empty tomato sauce cans and a dirty grill Give yourself and your employees a break and call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County for professional deep cleaning.

Are you noticing grime stuck in the grout of your restaurant floors? Are your floors so greasy that you have trouble cleaning it every night? Give yourself and your employees a break and call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County for professional deep cleaning.

Hard Floor Cleaning Remedies

At first glance, hard flooring appears to be easy to clean, maintain, and restore. However, these materials tend to have soil accumulate over time, and eventually you’ll need professional cleaning to remove this buildup.

Carpet Cleaning Remedies

Keep your Warren restaurant looking pristine with clean carpets. Professional carpet cleaning is recommended once every 12 months to maintain their appearance. Within a year, the base of a carpet becomes saturated with dirt. If this dirt is not removed by a professional, damage to the carpet can occur.

Look at our full array of Commercial Cleaning Services.

Luckily, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County offers professional cleaning services. Call us at (330) 393-999 to get the job done right or visit our Website