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Should You Get Your Roof Checked This Spring in Warren?

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

A man places new shingles on a roof. Remember, call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County if your Warren home experiences water damage this spring.

You might have a damaged roof without even knowing it. An imperfect roof is never good, but it may be worse if you have one in the spring. A damaged roof means a leaky roof, and we all know the spring brings lots of rain. The combination of these two can mean bad news for your Warren home.

A leaky roof can let water damage nearby walls, ceilings, and mounted lights and fans. This can be very dangerous, especially if you don’t know your roof is damaged.

So how do you protect yourself from this? SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here with this answer!

First, you should get your roof checked by a professional. This is the obvious start to preventing this problem. Though an expert is preferred, you can check your roof for leaks yourself!

You can go into your attic with a flashlight and see if there’s any signs of water stains. You can even use a hose or pressure washer near suspected spots of holes in your roof. If these preventions don’t work, and you experience some water damage from your roof, what should you do?

That’s easy! Call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull and let our highly trained water restoration technicians handle it! Before we get there, remember these tips:

  • If there’s water stains on the ceiling, or the ceiling is sagging, stay out of the room!
  • Don’t turn on lights or ceiling fans in the effected room(s)
  • Turn the A/C on for maximum drying

Remember, call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County if your Warren home experiences water damage this spring. We have the training, equipment, and experience to handle any size disaster. Call us today at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to get any disaster to look “Like it never even happened.”

Should You Get Your Roof Checked This Spring in Warren?

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

water damage on ceiling A leaky roof can let water into walls, ceilings, and mounted lights and fans.

You might have a damaged roof without even knowing it. A damaged roof is never good, but it may be worse to have a damaged roof in the spring. A damaged roof means a leaky roof, and we all know the spring brings lots of rain. The combination of these two things can mean bad news for your Warren home.

A leaky roof can let water into walls, ceilings, and mounted lights and fans. This can be very dangerous, especially if you don’t know your roof is damaged.

So, how do you protect yourself from this? SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here with this answer!

First, you should get your roof checked. This is the obvious start to preventing this problem.

Let’s say you’ve already experienced some water damage from your roof, what should you do? Call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull and let our highly trained water restoration technicians handle it! Before we get there, remember these tips:

  • If there are water stains on the ceiling or the ceiling is sagging, stay out of the room!
  • Don’t turn on lights or ceiling fans in the affected room(s)
  • Turn the A/C on for maximum drying

Remember, call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County if your Warren home experiences water damage this spring. We have the training, equipment, and experience to handle any size disaster. Call us today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to get any disaster to look “Like it never even happened.”

Your Go-To Guide for Mold in Niles Homes

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

A brick wall is covered by mold SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to give you a guide on mold’s formation and some ways you can eliminate it from your home.

Mold is a daunting home hazard and can be intimidating for homeowners in Niles. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to give you a guide on mold’s formation, and some ways you can eliminate it from your home. You’ll learn the dangers of mold in your home, and what to do if you find any. Throughout the process, SERVPRO is Here to Help®?.

  1. Where Does Mold Come From and What Does it do?

Mold comes from water damage that soaks into structures of your home. Mold spreads fast throughout your home in less than 48 hours. It can even pose some health effects. Mold spores are microscopic and can produce allergens and irritants that can cause other health effects. If you see mold, you should act fast.

  1. What Should I Do If I See Mold?

The first thing you should do is try and locate the water source that caused mold. Turn off your HVAC system and stay out of the affected areas. What you shouldn’t do when you see mold is another big part of this guide. Do not touch the mold, attempt to dry the area yourself, or blow air across any surfaces with mold. The last thing you should do is call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County as soon as possible. Check out this full list of Mold Damage Tips for what to do before help arrives. 

  1. Mold Remediation and Restoration

Mold remediation should be left to the experts. There’s no one better than SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County to handle mold in your Niles home. We will contain the mold to make sure it doesn’t spread, filter the air, and begin to remove mold from surfaces. Afterwards, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County will restore all surfaces and belongings affected.

Hopefully now you have a better idea of how mold forms, what it might do, and what you should do if you see it. The underlying answer is to call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County as soon as you can. We have the equipment and expertise to respond to any size disaster. Call us today at (330) 393-9999 or connect with us on Facebook to begin getting your Niles home to preloss condition today!

How Spring Weather Can Create Water Damage for Residents in Warren

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

A family deals with water leaking from their ceiling. Spring storms can cause some havoc, but SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to help!

Springtime is here in Warren, Ohio! Warm weather, no more snow, and more opportunities for some outdoor fun. This isn’t all fun and game unfortunately, as spring brings in some nasty storms. The April showers can sometimes be dangerous. Here are a few ways spring weather can affect you and your Warren home in the form of water damage.

  • Leaky Roof

If a big rain shower comes through Warren and you have a leaky roof, you might be in some trouble. This rain can get into your home and affect your attic or even the ceilings in some other rooms. Remember, if you see water damage on the ceiling, DO NOT turn on lights in the room, and if the ceiling is sagging and ripping stay out.

  • Flooded Basements

Heavy rainfall can unfortunately find its way into our basements. The rain gets into the ground, then into our basement through cracks in the walls. This can be frustrating, but don’t worry! SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County can help. For a list of tips on what to do during flooding, click Here.

Spring storms can cause some havoc, but SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to help! We have highly trained water restoration technicians ready to respond to any size disaster. Call us today at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to get your home to preloss condition fast!

Why Water Damage is Different in Your Warren Business

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Picture shows a woman staring at a damaged wall, and she is looking stressed. Water damage is always tricky, overwhelming, and annoying. These feelings all get multiplied when it happens in your business rather than your home.

Water damage is always tricky, overwhelming, and annoying. These feelings all get multiplied when it happens in your business rather than your home. Every hour you spend worrying and dealing with water damage is an hour of lost revenue. You also need to worry about the wellbeing of your employees along with your building.

All these factors make water damage in your Warren business different. That’s why you should leave your commercial water damage needs to a professional. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County has highly trained water restoration technicians ready to respond to any size disaster. Our team has the equipment and experience to handle any job at any size facility.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull offers:

  • Water Removal and Extraction
  • Drying and Dehumidifying
  • Mold Removal and Remediation
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Restoration

No matter the size of your facility, the amount of damage, or when you need assistance, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to help. Call us today at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to get your business back to preloss condition fast!

Be Ready for Power Outages in Southern Trumbull County

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

A sign on a rusted wall says "Power Outage." If you should need assistance at your Brookfield home due to any kind of storm damage, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to help.

Spring has Sprung here in Trumbull County! And we all know April showers bring May flowers. Sometimes those showers can bring thunder and lightning. And sometimes the thunder and the lightning can bring an outage in the area. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to give some tips in the case the power goes out at your Warren home.

  • Be prepared. Get some ice ready in the case you lose power to your refrigerator. Make extra ice, freeze pop bottles, buy a bag or two. These can come handy for your not-so-cold food.
  • Think ahead. Know Ohio Edison’s phone number (pssst…it is (800) 633-4766) and buy a little battery-operated radio is you do not already have one.
  • Dig your cooler out. You know those pop bottles you froze? The cooler is a great option to put extra meat, cheese, lunchmeat, and drinks in the case the fridge loses power.
  • Garage door trouble. Make sure to disconnect the garage door opener in the case the power goes out. Otherwise, you will have to wait until the power goes back on to get your car out.
  • Energizer bunny. Make sure to have extra batteries on hand. AA’s AAA’s and 9-volts are all ideal.
  • Get creative. Dig some camping supplies out. If you have a portable stove, propane grille, flashlights, lanterns…these can all come in handy. Sometimes a power outage can be fun for the whole family.
  • Keep electronics battery life up. Ensure your cell phone is charged. If you have a back-up phone, charging both can be very useful.

Being prepared is key. But no matter how prepared you “think” you are, sometimes accidents can still happen. If you should need assistance at your Brookfield home due to any kind of storm damage, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to help.

We have helped our residents with home structure damage caused by all types of storm damage such as fallen trees, flooding, sump pump back-up, and wind damage.

Our franchise at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is one of distinction. We are unlike any other restoration company in the area in that we are a Large Loss provider. This title was given to us by SERVPRO corporate, indicating that we have qualified staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and certified training to respond to large-scale disasters. No matter how extensive the damage, we’re there to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County wants to earn your trust and serve you well beyond just the first time. When large scale disasters occur, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is quick to respond.

Follow us on Facebook for more tips of the trade; or call us at (330) 392-6355.

A Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Warren Business

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Pictures show two people cleaning a commercial space Spring is also the perfect season to get your business the cleaning it deserves.

Winter weather is in the past here in Warren. The sunshine is back, the flowers are blooming, and the snow is gone. Spring is also the perfect season to get your business the cleaning it deserves. Additionally, Covid-19 restrictions continue to go away, meaning there’s going to be more traffic in your facilities soon.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here with a checklist of areas your business should clean!

  • Carpets - No more tracking snow into your office, get your carpets freshened for Spring!
  • HVAC System - The A/C in your building will be running soon. Make sure your air ducts and HVAC System is clean for this Spring/Summer heat.
  • Odor Removal - Spring is synonymous with fresh, so make sure your business smells the part!
  • Covid-19 - We’re not fully done with the pandemic yet, make sure you continue to sanitize, disinfect, and clean your business properly.
  • Ceilings, Walls, Hard Floors - This area of your business can take some heavy wear and tear.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County offers a wide range of commercial cleaning services, and can cover everything from the list above! If your Warren business needs freshened up, or needs major cleaning, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to help. Call us today at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to see all of our commercial cleaning services.

Is Your Warren Business Ready for Full Capacity?

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

picture shows a person using hand sanitizer At some point our local businesses will be able to welcome in as many consumers as possible. Is your business ready to do so?

Warren is finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Governor Dewine has released his conditions for ending Covid-19 restrictions and cases are trending in the right direction. This poses an interesting question, “Is your Warren business ready for full capacity?”

At some point our local businesses will be able to welcome in as many consumers as possible. Is your business ready to do so? With this increased volume of consumers coming into your facilities bring extra wear and tear. It also means that a disaster in your business would cause even more lost revenue now than over the past year. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County can help on both fronts!

Commercial Cleaning

Our industry leading commercial cleaning services can ensure your business stays looking its best for consumers coming into your business. No matter the size of your business or facilities, we can clean it “Like it never even happened.”

Restoration

Fire and water damage can totally derail your business and what you’re trying to accomplish. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County has highly trained restoration technicians ready to respond faster to any size disaster.

Storm Damage

Major storms can be a catastrophe to your Warren business. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County has the capacity to handle any storm. We even helped in Dallas during the Dallas Freeze.

Get a full look at our Commercial Services Here.

No matter your needs, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County wants to ensure you’re ready to service all of your customers when restrictions are lifted. Call us today at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to learn more!

Will You Continue to be a Remote Worker in Trumbull County?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

picture shows a person working from a computer covered in PPE One year later, millions of workers still find themselves at a make-shift desk, and they may even like it.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Trumbull County businesses to send their employees home. One year later, millions of workers still find themselves at a make-shift desk, and they may even like it. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County looks at the pandemic’s impact on the journey of the stay-at-home worker and whether things have changed forever.

Flashback to March of 2020. Companies across Trumbull County sent their Warren employees to work from home as a result of the pandemic. In the beginning, many thought this “shut down” would only last a few months. But now, thousands of Valley workers are still working from home, even today.

The blurred lines of work and personal life has surely been a challenge, especially for working parents. Howland, Hubbard, as well as most Trumbull County Schools started on a blended learning schedule at the beginning of the school year, forcing parents to juggle homework with their own work, creating small classrooms, and working from the kitchen table.

We’ve become multi-taskers, Zoom-call masters, and perfected working in our pajamas. Employers have become more flexible, equipped their employees with home equipment, and other tools to support them.

A lot of lessons have been learned throughout the pandemic. The Valley is known for its essential employees, as with our huge manufacturing focus.

Many Trumbull County business’ have been on the front lines all along. The fact is while many can work from home… many cannot as well.

No matter which approach is taken, owners and employees can expect some bumps in the road as they navigate towards the “new normal.” And if your local business needs help creating a plan, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County can help.

We’ve been at the forefront of this pandemic all along, fighting with our approach called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. It’s our very own defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial cleaning. We’ve cleaned our local schools, police cruisers, and manufacturing plants.

We’ve been here. All along. And we want to continue being here for our Valley. Should you need help with a cleaning plan that is out of the scope of your janitorial staff…call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County today.

We’re here to get you back safely. Our employees are the heart of our community, and SERVPRO wants to ensure this journey is as easy as it can be. Call us today at (330) 392.6355 to set up a program that works for your establishment.

In the meantime, stay safe and visit our website for more information on our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program.

Spring Weather Brings Back a Fire Hazard in Your Warren Home

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Two HVAC units sit outside of a house. If you do experience fire damage from your Air Conditioner (or any other source) call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County!

Spring is right around the corner in Ohio! Time to turn off those heaters, get ready for some sun, and say goodbye to the snow. Winters in Warren can be brutal so there’s no denying there’s excitement towards the Springtime. However, with this warmer weather comes a new fire hazard, your Air Conditioner.

Here are some ways your Air Conditioner could cause you problems, and how to prevent them from happening in your Warren Home:

  • Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Clean

Cleaning your Air Conditioner properly is very important to making sure it doesn’t spark a fire. Accumulation of dust and dirt in your air ducts could be ignited. It could also create some blockage in air flow that could harm your unit.

  • Cluttered Space

This is another important situation to avoid. Cluttering up the space around your Air Conditioner can be dangerous, especially if the items are flammable. Keep at least 3 feet of space between any items and your AC.

  • Faulty/Loose Parts

This last measure may be most important to keep in mind. Faulty connections, loose gas lines, and exposed wires are all MAJOR fire hazards. It’s important to check your AC unit frequently to see if it needs maintenance.

If you do experience fire damage from your Air Conditioner (or any other source) call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County! We have the specialized training and equipment to get your Warren home to preloss condition fast. Visit our Website or call us at (330) 392-6355 for all your fire restoration needs.