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Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned in Niles, OH

8/12/2017 (Permalink)

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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Carpet Cleaning in Niles, OH

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

This brush is used to work in cleaning products for general carpet cleaning

Carpet, rugs, upholstery... you name it, we clean it! No matter if your carpet is the highest quality or if it’s the average household carpet, we have the technology to clean and get it back to looking brand new. If you have been burdened with a house fire, water damage, or just need a carpet cleaned, we are the go to carpet and upholstery cleaners in your Trumbull County area. A good rule of thumb for carpet cleaning is about every 12 months depending on the amount of traffic and soil build-up your carpets endure. If you wait too long to get carpets cleaned, they may never get back to their original appearance. It is important to take preventative care measures like regular vacuuming, spot removal, moving furniture to redirect traffic patterns and using mats at door entrances. Dry soil like dirt takes up about 79% of soiling in your carpet so it is important to regularly vacuum.

We offer a range of specialized cleaning methods such as:

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 color-fastness is an issue.

Protect your investment and help improve air quality in your home by getting your carpets cleaned about once a year. Give us a call today at 330-392-6355 to remove the dirt from your home.

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Outside Spring Cleaning Jobs in Warren, OH Homes

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Keeping your gutters clean prevents water damage

We are always here to help, sometimes that just means we are giving you advice and keeping you on track. Whether you have already started spring cleaning or are about to begin, here are some things you may want to add to your list. The sun is shining so now is the time to clean the outside of the house too. Here are some easy quick ideas that you may have forgotten about to get the whole house spring cleaned from inside, out.


Trash & Recycling Bins: Throw some bleach in them and use a scrub brush if needed and spray them out

Gutters & Downspouts: Neglecting cleaning out gutters can cause water damage in your home

Garage: Get rid of garage clutter and sweep up cob webs. Have a garage sale! This is a way to make some money and have a clean garage.

Screens & Windows: clean your windows and screens inside and out, they are probably dirtier than you realized.

Patio Furniture: Clean any patio furniture by spraying it off or wiping it

Grill: Spray off the outside of the grill and clean and prep the inside for grilling out this summer

Front Door: Clean off your front door, it’s one of the first impressions you make on your guests when they come over

If you need some cleaning services in your Warren area, call us at 330-392-6355. We are here to help!

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Natural Cleaning Recipes

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

All Purpose Cleaner

2 Cups Water
1/2 Cup White Vinegar
1 Tsp Dish Soap
1 Tsp Baking Soda

Mix together in a spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Shower Spray

1 Cup Water
1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Cup Dish Soap

Mix together in a spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe.

Glass Cleaner

1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Cup Water

Mix together in a spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Fabric Softener

1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Cup Baking Soda

Use 1 cup during the rinse cycle.


1 Cup Water
1 Part Rubbing Alcohol

Put ingredients in a bottle and shake. Spray surface after cleaning.

Wood Cleaner

1 Cup Linseed Oil
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

Mix in a spray bottle, apply to the surface and buff to a shine with microfiber cloth.

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Spring Clean-Up in Cortland, OH

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Services

If your structure is in critical condition we offer a cleaning and restoration service, so call today to schedule an appointment.

Spring is the season where you need to provide your home or office with a deep cleanse.

Below will be provided a check list of simple steps to prepare you for a squeaky clean house.

Spring Cleaning Check List: 


  • Vacuum & wipe the walls & ceiling
  • Wash all rugs
  • Wash mirrors and windows
  • Spray and soak
  • Rinse the floor


  • Vacuum & wipe the walls & ceilings
  • Dust all surfaces
  • Open the windows
  • Wash drapes, linens, sheets
  • Clean window treatments
  • Wash mirrors and insides of windows
  • Shampoo or steam carpets rugs


  • Clean the refrigerator and freezer
  • Degrease cooking appliance
  • Clean window treatments
  • Wash all surfaces, cabinets & utensils
  • Sweep, vacuum and mop floors


  • Dust ceiling fans, bookcases and shelves
  • Vacuum and wipe wall and ceilings
  • Clean sofa upholstery
  • Wipe light bulbs
  • Clean window treatments
  • Clean and dust electronics
  • Sweep out your fireplace
  • Clean the carpets

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3/20/2017 (Permalink)


People choose SERVPRO in their Hubbard area when disaster strikes because of our highly trained team and our advanced equipment. One of the most impressive pieces of equipment is the ESPORTA. It is built to industrial standards with state of the art electronics. The Esporta wash system is capable of cleaning soot, sewage, water damage, and bi-contaminated soft items. These soft items include but are not limited to: clothing, outerwear, pillows, stuffed animals, leather items, sports equipment, helmets, boots, dolls, etc. The Esporta guarantees the best clean possible utilizing a game changing hydraulic cleaning process which has 4 different compartments with a specially patented tumble providing a food grade clean.  When fire, water, mold, or anything else damages your soft goods the Esporta will bring them back to new. The system is 2x better than dry cleaning so it also gets dirty, used sportswear cleaned like it is new again. If you have a disaster and your belongings are seemingly ruined or you just need your uniforms cleaned, call the professionals at your local SERVPRO at (330)392-6355. We are here to help! Follow us on Facebook!

Spring Cleaning Services in Cortland, OH

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

Spring into cleaning by calling your local SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County to get a head start on all of your residential and commercial cleaning. It’s time for all the spring cleaning you have been putting off for a few months. We offer many cleaning services that you can check off your list such as:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning & HVAC

Odor Removal

Ceiling, Floors, Wall Cleaning

Commercial Cleaning

Vandalism & Graffiti

& many more cleaning services

A common combination of services is to get your air ducts and carpets cleaned to eliminate the dust in your home, get clean carpets, and have a fresh smelling home just in time.

If you are ready to kick off your spring cleaning call us at (330)392-6355.

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Start From The Bottom

3/3/2017 (Permalink)

This is the time of the year when your floors take a beating. Salt, snow, water, and mud get tracked in and your floors absorb it all. Businesses often keep the areas that customers can see generally clean. However, all flooring in your business needs to be kept up with and properly taken care of. Managers and maintenance members should have a plan for keeping the floors clean and properly taken care of. By having a good cleaning and maintenance plan for flooring it can prevent an expensive bill consisting of floor repair and replacement. Protect your investment and call the professionals at your local SERVPRO of SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY for carpet cleaning and your restoration needs.

Call us at (330)392-6355 for estimates and questions about our services!

Contaminated Air (Duct Cleaning)

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaned out these pollutants from ducts

Air pollutants can get into your business or home in many ways such as bringing in a new mattress, cleaning chemicals, mold, fire retardants, paint, and many other ways. These pollutants among other kinds can cause allergies and provide unnecessary struggle for people with asthma. In order to combat these pollutants there are many things people can do to minimize the amount. Having proper filters on vacuums, putting floor mats at doors, not smoking, avoiding fragrances by using natural air fresheners and having indoor plants are common ways to keep the air clean.  Proper ventilation is one of the most important parts in keeping indoor air clean. If your air ducts have gone for some time without inspection they could be circulating dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris, and other contaminants that are harmful to breath. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County Professionals routinely inspects and clean HVAC and air ducts to give you clean air to breathe.  

To have your air ducts inspected or cleaned call the professionals at (330)392-6355.

Cleaning Walls & Ceilings

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

How To Clean Walls and Ceilings

Washing your walls in your Mcdonald home doesn’t seem like fun and like it would probably take a long time. However, you only need a few products and a little bit of time to keep your walls clean and reduce the dust in your home. This way is the safe and easy way to get your walls cleaned and keep them that way. You will need:

-Sturdy large pad mop

-A spray bottle

-Warm water


In the spray bottle put in warm water and just about 2-3 drops of soap in and start working from top to bottom, left to right, and mist the wall without spraying too much that it begins to drip down. Apply pressure to the mop and wipe side to side until you reach the bottom.


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Rusted Skillet

1/10/2017 (Permalink)

We tend to dispose of our cooking equipment after rust begins to appear, but there are other alternatives and solutions. We have provided a cleaning method below for a rusted skillet.

Follow These Instructions for a Rust Free Skillet

Materials Required:

  • ½ Cup Salt
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 Potato


  1. Pour the salt on the pan
  2. Cut the potato in half
  3. Use the potato to scrub the pan with the salt
  4. Rinse and repeat when the salt becomes dirty
  5. Rinse the pan with water once the salt has removed the rust
  6. Pat dry and pour oil in the pan to rub it with a paper towel
  7. After the pan has been coated with oil, use a clean paper towel to pat down the excess oil
  8. Keep pan over low heat for 20 minutes
  9. Let the pan cool down for 10 minutes after it has been heated and wipe off remaining oil

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Clean, Clean, Clean!

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

Clean House

Our SERVPRO crew had the opportunity to provide a cleaning service for a hoarder job in our local area. We offer a wide range of cleaning services to commercial and residential structures. Our certified professionals utilize special equipment and cleaning products to achieve efficient and effective results. They follow certain cleaning procedures to leave the structure spotless, “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning Services

If your Champion home needs any type of cleaning service, schedule and appointment today! We offer several of different cleaning services:

Call us at (330) 392-6355

Cleaning After the Holidays

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

The New Year Is the Time for a Clean Slate and New Beginnings

Give your Cortland home that opportunity to have a fresh clean start by giving it a deep clean. You can begin by grabbing two trash bags, one for literal trash and the other is for junk that can be donated to your local charitable organization.

After sorting through your whole house, the structure should be free of unnecessary junk and you can begin scrubbing.

What Should You Scrub Exactly?

Everything! Table tops, windows, hardwood floors, and you should even include walls. Remember now, we are providing the house with a deep clean which entails that every inch of the house must be clean.

Grab your pillows and throw them in the wash along with all of your sheets and comforters. You will most likely need to do several loads.

Now you can begin vacuuming the carpets to prep it for a carpet clean.

Your house should be sparkling and smelling amazing after following these instructions.  

Good luck and happy cleaning!!

Cleaning Braided Rugs

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Braided rugs must be cleaned with the right set of instructions because they can easily be destroyed. These rugs are made to last a long time, but attract a great amount of dirt which requires proper deep cleaning. If you a have braided rug in your Cortland, Ohio home then follow the set of instructions below to clean your braided rug:

Before the cleaning process check to see if the rug is washable. After you have checked to see if the rug is suitable to be washed, shake it out to remove as much dust and dirt particles as possible. 

  • Small Rugs
  1. You can air dry the rub, but for a speedy outcome tumble dry on low
  2. Set in a mesh laundry bag to wash in a gentle cycle with cool water.
  • Large Rugs
  1. Lay rug on concrete floor.
  2. Use a carpet cleaning foam to rub in a circular motion with a sponge.
  3. Rinse and completely dry before using carpet.

Clean Kitchen Utensils with Salt

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Salt can remove some of the toughest stains if used correctly. Using salt is a natural and effective way to clean your Warren, Ohio home.

Cutting boards are filled with many germs due to the residue after cooking. An alternative to disposing a cutting board is cleaning it with salt and lemon.

  • Sprinkle salt on the wooden cutting board
  • Rub the salt with the side of the cut lemon

Glass coffee pots are far from stain resistant and the cleaning process can be challenging if you are not following a correct cleaning procedure. Simply adding salt to your cleaning process can effortlessly remove the stains.

  • Apply a few tablespoons of salt inside the coffee pot
  • Fill the pot with hot water and let it soak for an hour
  • Rinse and dry

Grease can build up in your sink after time which makes it difficult for liquid substances to pass through. Salt can effectively remove the grease in your sink.

  • Pour salt down the drain and run hot water for 2 minutes

How to Have a Great Night Without Worrying About Stains!

11/14/2016 (Permalink)


Solution: GRAB THE WHITE WINE. No, but seriously grab the white wine!! The white wine will neutralize the color of the red wine on your shirt.


Solution: … just change it, you ruined your night.

JK!! Just run to your laundry room to grab some dryer sheets and start rubbing in a circular motion. This will absorb the deodorant stain.

Problem: Your heels/flats SMELL.

Solution: Put baking soda into a small breathable baggie and let it sit in your choice of footwear.

Problem: The makeup that you intended for your face only… also made a visit to your clothes.

Solution: Apply some of the shaving cream that was destined for your legs onto the stained area. Let this sit for 10 minutes so the stain will dissolve in the shaving cream and you can wipe it carefully with a light colored cloth. Complete the process by washing it off with cold water.

Visit the SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County website for more life hacks! We proudly serve our local communities:

  • Cortland
  • Warren
  • Newton Falls
  • Girard
  • McDonald
  • Niles
  • Hubbard
  • Leavittsburg
  • Champion
  • Lordstown

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

The garbage disposal is one of the most forgotten features in a kitchen. If left unattended then the sink begins to leave an unpleasant smell spreading throughout the entire kitchen. Most individuals question the possibility of cleaning a garbage disposal. There are different techniques to sanitize and freshen your garbage disposal using all natural ingredients. The steps will be listed below:

  1. Make sure these items are available:
  • Lemons
  • White vinegar
  • Ice cube tray
  1. Slice your lemons small enough to fill each ice cube mold half way
  2. Fill the ice cube molds with lemons
  3. Fill the other half with white vinegar
  4. Set in freezer until frozen
  5. Put frozen ice cubes in a bag to store
  6. Throw a handful of the ice cubes into garbage disposal and leave to dissolve
  • This should freshen up your disposal leaving a pleasant scent
  1. Put ice cubes into the garbage disposal twice a week

Natural Way to Clean Your Microwave

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

The microwave is probably the most undesirable cleaning task that needs to be done in the kitchen. For example, the lasagna that exploded all over the microwave left sauce residue and it will not come off. There is a method to remove the sticky food that was left behind. This procedure is natural chemical free alternative to using your standard cleaning supplies. It is safe on your skin and is efficient for cleaning the stains out. The steps will be listed below:

  1. Fill a glass bowl half way with water.
  2. Cut up a citrus fruit that you prefer. Ex) lemon, orange, grapefruit.
  3. Put the fruit into the bowl and microwave the bowl for four minutes.
  • This should moisten the microwave and loosen the sticky food particles.
  1. Wipe down the microwave with a wash rag.
  • If there are still spots remaining, microwave the bowl for 4 minutes.

Daily Routines

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Everyone needs a set schedule for cleaning, there are certain objects that should be cleaned daily and some that should be cleaned once a month. It is detrimental to your health and well being to keep your environment fresh and clean to prevent bacteria from growing and spreading diseases. Wiping down your counters everyday can minimize the spreading of bacteria that may grow in your kitchen. As the kitchen being the environment where food is prepared, it should be clean at all times to avoid filth from entering your food. Emptying the trash should be a daily routine even though it is not full. There are many germs that lie in your garbage and it needs to be taken care of to avoid viruses from occurring. Adding these simple tips to your daily routine can make a positive difference in your home.

Got Baking Soda?

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Baking soda can be used in several different procedures to clean. Most people who bake are familiar with its capability to cause baked goods to rise. Although it is a great ingredient for baked goods, baking soda also an excellent component for cleaning. The element can be used to clean your child's toys by mixing 4 teaspoons of baking soda, with 1 quart warm water in a spray bottle. After the baking soda has dissolved, spray the mixture on to the toys. After you have finished this step, rinse all of the toys with water and leave them to dry. Baking soda can also be used to remove those unwanted coffee stains.

Have you ever rushed to work or class in the morning and spilled coffee all over your new clothes you were excited to wear? Well this dilemma has unfortunately happened to me several of times, but do not panic! There is a solution to remove the stains and you do not have to throw out your new clothes. Just mix 1 tsp of baking soda with 1 cup of water and use a clean cloth to gently scrub to bring your clothes back to new.

How Clean is Your House?

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

For many of us cleaning our houses is a daily task, whether it is vacuuming or even sweeping. But we probably only clean 60% of the dirt without even being aware. Imagine how much build up that could lead to. Dirt is usually hidden in our own carpets, filled with dust mites, mold, and hair along with several other allergens. Vacuuming will not remove all the bacteria and dirt, but highly trained professionals at SERVPRO are able to remove noticeable dirt and even buildup and that is not visible.

There is more to a clean house than just carpet cleaning, there are areas you would never even think of! If you are wondering why your house is not cooling or heating quickly and efficiently, then it is probably because you are due for an air duct cleaning. This will improve the quality of air in your home.