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4 Ways to Prevent Water Damage at Your Warren Home this Summer

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Three suitcases are stacked on a beach by a palm tree. We are the #1 water restoration expert in the area. There is no job too big or too small that we cannot handle.

Summer days are ahead for Trumbull County. And goodness knows---we have waited long enough for them. With summer comes vacations. And while you are away, the last thing you need to worry about is water damage. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to give our residents some tips to keep your Howland home dry this summer.

  • Check for any needed repairs

Not tending to small leaks in the home can not only cause major water damage…but mold can begin to spread as well. Keeping a close eye on the faucets, sump pumps, drains, and appliances can make all the difference in not having a water issue at the home. If you notice a small leak---it needs repaired immediately. If you are not sure where the water is coming from; it may be best to consult a plumber to identify the source.

  • Test the sump pump

This is one of the most important tips we give! The sump pump is vital to pumping out any excess water that enters the home. If it is not working---you could be in big trouble. Doing a simple test is all you need to determine if the sump is properly working. If you notice something array---call a service technician as soon as possible. If you have a lifetime warranty on it---most of the work should be covered, so there is no money out of pocket for the repairs.

  • Actually read you water bill

Many people do not look at the details of their water bill. Make sure to open it up and read the meter reading. Try to compare it to the last bill for a good indication on the median numbers used each month. If something does not seem right…it probably is not. Give them a call.

  • Shut off the water when you leave for vacation

Do you know where the main shut off valve is? You should! Firstly, this is where you would want to turn off the water in the case of a disaster. Secondly, it saves you money to turn the water completely off when you are gone. Thirdly, it eliminates a lot of hazards while you are away.

If you have experienced water damage at your Brookfield home; call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County. We are the #1 water restoration expert in the area. There is no job too big or too small that we cannot handle. If you would like more tips of the trade…follow us on Facebook or call (330) 393-9999 today!

Time to Learn About Hail!

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

A yellow sign reads "Heavy Hail Storm Ahead" Whenever there’s severe weather like hail, there is usually some damage. Who is there to clean up? SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is!

Hail is an extremely interesting weather event, and a dangerous one too. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to tell you all about hail’s formation, when it becomes dangerous, and how to stay safe!

Formation

Hail can sometimes be misconstrued as freezing rain. The National Geographic Society explains that freezing rain falls to the ground as rain and freezes as it moves towards the ground, while hail falls as a solid! Hail forms in the colder, upper parts of thunderstorm clouds when water droplets freeze together. That is why it is a solid, unlike freezing rain.

When is Hail Dangerous?

Hail is dangerous all the time, but hail comes in different sizes which can determine how harmful it can be to your Warren home. It is easy to classify hail when comparing them to common items. The National Weather Service says that hail that is “Marble-sized” and smaller is not severe. But when you get to “Dime-sized” and higher it is classified as severe. Their significant severe category consists of hail the size of softballs!

Hail Safety

Now that you know a little more about hail, let us go over some safety tips! If there is a hailstorm, do not go outside. Always stay indoors when hail is present. You should also close your drape and curtains to make sure no one experiences an injury from broken glass. If you are driving during a hailstorm, pull over and avoid traffic lights. You should also move away from windows.

Whenever there’s severe weather like hail, there is usually some damage. Who is there to clean up? SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is! We have highly trained restoration technicians as well as industry leading equipment to handle any size disaster!

Call us today at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to see all our storm damage restoration services. No matter the disaster, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is Here to Help.

Can You Prepare for a Flash Flood in Warren?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

A yellow sign reads "Road May Flood" SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull has the experience and equipment to get your Warren home to preloss condition fast.

Flash floods are tricky, they come out of nowhere, and are dangerous for homeowners in Warren. Luckily, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here with a guide on how you can prepare for a flash flood. You will learn what a flash flood is, how they happen, and some ways you can protect yourself during one.

What Even is a Flash Flood?

The National Weather Service defines a flash flood as, “flooding that begins within 6 hours, and often within 3 hours, of heavy rainfall or any other cause.” They are typically caused by these two major events; major rainfall from thunderstorms or from broken dams or levees.

What Threats do Flash Floods Pose?

Flash flooding can turn normal streams and creeks into fast paced torrents of water. You should be careful if you are located near one or are traveling near one during a thunderstorm. Likewise, flash flooding can cover roads and highways which can be very dangerous! On rare occasions, landslides may pop up due to flash flooding.

Staying Safe During a Flash Flood

It is important to listen to warnings and local officials, but these floods can pop up without warning. You should find shelter right away if you see or suspect a flash flood. You should also avoid traveling, and certainly do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Remember, only 6 inches of moving water can knock someone over. Listen to officials and check out this full Flood Safety Guide to know exactly what to do during floods!

Remember these tips, and if you ever experience water damage from flooding, you know who to call. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull has the experience and equipment to get your Warren home to preloss condition fast. Call us today at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to see our full array of water damage restoration services. No matter the disaster, we are Here to Help!

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 one in the spring. A damaged roof means a leaky roof, and we all know that spring brings lots of rain. This combination 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 the 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®!.

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.

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. 

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!