Recent Water Damage Posts

Sewage Cleaning in Trumbull County

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Sewage backup "Your Problem Our Solution" When sewage is involved, you want a quick response time and a team of professionals with 50 years of experience in the business!

A sewage backup is one of the most troubling and foul incidents that occur in a home. It can cause property damage, health problems, and not to mention the extremely unpleasant and difficult task of cleaning it up. It often requires a great deal of time, effort, and specialized cleaning and disinfecting products to ensure your home is safe and livable.

If you are wanting to clean-up the sewage backup yourself it is important to follow these 3 steps:

  1. Clear out all the water and solid waste: The first step to mitigating primary damage and helping prevent secondary damage is to eliminate all of the standing water and solid waste. A commercial restoration company like SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County will use pumps and other equipment to quickly extract all the water and debris.
  2. Clean and Disinfect: Once the area is free of water and waste, it is ready to be cleaned and disinfected. Sewage cleanup especially requires a complete cleaning of the affected area.
  3. Dry Out the Area: Your job is not complete once the water and waste is removed and the area has been disinfected. Fans and dehumidifiers are recommended to quickly dry out the area and prevent mold and mildew.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County specializes in water and sewage cleanup. We are known for our customer service and quick response time. When sewage is involved, you want a quick response time and a team of professionals with 50 years of experience in the business.

Call the fire and water restoration experts today! (330) 392 6355

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Certified SERVPRO Workers or Memory Saving Superheroes?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged photographs These photographs were damaged by water. SERVPRO will do everything they can to try and save photos with integrity.

If you experience water damage to your home, are your irreplaceable memories and sentimental items going to be safe and dry?

When you call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County in the event of water damage, many people do not think about the boxes of photos they have somewhere in the basement, or their wedding album, sitting on the shelf... It is our job to help you when those things become compromised. 

We go above and beyond to try and save absolutely everything with sentimental value, especially photos. We understand how important sentimental family photos and belongings are, so we treat them as if they were our own.

We place photo albums, loose pictures, and photos in picture frames into boxes that are to be immediately processed upon arrival to our warehouse. Our contents department then begins carefully separating every photo and laying them out to dry in a drying chamber.

To prevent water damage to your important belongings, we recommend using plastic seal-able containers and keeping things up off the floor if flooding is a common problem in your home.

If you have any questions or need help with the water restoration process, call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County today! (330) 392 6355

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Conserving Water in Southern Trumbull County

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Earth Day 2020 graphic Always turn off the tap when you’re not using it and turn it off tightly so no other water leaks through

With Earth Day approaching on April 22nd, you can contribute to the cause by being mindful of water usage during your time inside. Here are some ways to save water while your stay-at-home order in Southern Trumbull County is still in place. 

  1. Always turn off the tap when you’re not using it and turn it off tightly so no other water leaks through. When brushing your teeth, do not leave the water running. Only use the water to wet your toothbrush and rinse. 
  2. You can put a bucket outside of your home to collect rain water to use on your indoor plants. 
  3. If you are washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run continuously until you rinse your dishes. You can also wash your fruits and vegetables in a bowl or pan instead of running water. 
  4. When washing your clothes, make sure you wash a full load of laundry and don’t waste water doing multiple half-full loads. 
  5. If you have a small lawn, consider limiting how long you let your sprinkler run to water the front lawn. 
  6. If you are using a water purifier, utilize the waste water coming from the water purifier for different cleaning purposes like mopping, car washing, or watering plants.
  7. Be sure to inform your child of these practices. Teach them ways to save water and do our part to preserve our planet.

If you have any questions about water conservation, feel free to reach out to us at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County at (330) 392-6355. Taking these steps to save water could also prevent accidents, flooding and water damage in your home.

The Color Says It All

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

image of murky standing water in a home All three categories of water damage should be treated in a timely manner and should be taken seriously to avoid further threats to your property.

When you have water damage in your home or commercial business, you may not know right away where it is from or just how dangerous it is. 

The color of the water damage you are seeing can help clue you in to what type of damage you are dealing with. All three categories of water damage should be treated in a timely manner and should be taken seriously to avoid further threats to your business, home or yourself and your family. 

Category 1: 

If you see clear water damage this is usually a sign of flooding. This damage is non-toxic and not dangerous to humans but it can be very messy and damaging to the items in your space. This type of water damage can be caused by a sink or tub overflowing, or falling rainwater or melting snow / ice. 

Category 2: 

If you are noticing a cloudy or grey colored water, this type of water damage could contain chemicals or a potentially dangerous contaminant. This damage should not be consumed or exposed for very long. This damage could be caused by water discharge from appliances like dishwashers or an aquarium. 

Category 3: 

If the water damage is dark and black, this could be a very harmful bacteria that could contain fungi or dangerous contaminants like silt, pesticides or heavy metal. This type of damage can come from toilet backflow, seawater or sewage. 


All of this damage can come from a variety of sources however, the area should be cleaned, treated and sanitized differently by professionals. Call us at SERVPRO® of Southern Trumbull County at 330-392-6355 anytime or chat with us immediately on social media by visiting our Facebook page. We’re here to help as soon as you see signs of any color water damage. Early detection and further damage prevention is key!

Weather Watches and Warnings in Trumbull County

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

image of tornado and lightning in the sky During severe weather watches and warnings, it’s very important to have a media source available to receive alerts and updates.

During severe weather watches and warnings, it’s very important to have a media source available to receive alerts and updates. Whether it be radio or TV or a smart hand-held device, be sure to have a backup plan available in case severe weather knocks out power.

News, media and weather alert services will commonly broadcast the inclement weather watches and warnings in a variety of ways. It’s important to know the differences in a ‘watch’ and a ‘warning’ since they are both quite common.

First, lets get a formal definition of a ‘watch.’ A watch is issued when the surrounding atmospheric conditions are conducive for severe weather to develop. Watches are important and demand your attention but are not as urgent as a warning.

Secondly, but nonetheless important, are ‘warnings.’ A warning informs you that imminent, dangerous weather is looming. The National Weather Service issues a warning when radar has detected severe weather or an eyewitness reports seeing an event such as a tornado, a severe thunderstorm, flooding, etc. A warning means you are in immediate danger and you should seek shelter immediately.

Here is a brief definition of some of the common watches and warnings we hear frequently:

  • Tornado Watch:When conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop in the immediate area.
  • Tornado Warning: When radar has indicated a strong rotation capable of producing a tornado at any time, or a trained spotter has reported a funnel cloud or tornado. It is recommended to take cover immediately. Stay tuned in for updates.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch: When conditions exist for severe thunderstorms can easily develop.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning:  When a thunderstorm produces large hail 1 inch or larger in diameter and/or wind speeds exceeds 58 mph.
  • Flash Flood Watch: When flash flooding is possible, even if severe weather isn’t in your immediate area.
  • Flash Flood Warning: When flash flooding of rivers, streams, or urban areas is already occurring.

If you should suffer from water damages following any of these weather disasters, please call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County at 330-392-6355 for your restoration needs. We are a 24/7 emergency services business with a quick response time and we're always ‘Here to Help.’

Here is a link for more details and weather related information.

Sump Pump Failure in Cortland, OH

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

image of failed sump pump in Cortland, OH basement The sump pump of this basement failed, causing overflow and water damage throughout basement

As most of us do during the winter months, a homeowner in Cortland, OH went south to vacation in the warm Florida sunshine! As she was enjoying her time on vacation, she had no idea her sump pump in her basement had overflown and caused several inches of water to fill her basement floor.

Upon her return home, she noticed the incident and made the decision to call the highly trained and experienced restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County. The SERVPRO crew responded quickly and were on the job site to begin the mitigation process immediately.

The basement of this home had a large amount of contents that our workers immediately lifted from the ground to prevent any further water damage. With the homeowner needing to be present to direct our workers on what content to keep and what content to dispose of; we made it a priority to work around her schedule as she had a family member receiving surgery at the time. After all the contents were moved and stored away, the mitigation began. The SERVPRO production crew was able to completely clean, sanitize, and deodorize the homeowner’s basement in just one day!

We were very proud of the way this job turned out and especially happy to be able to make it "Like it never even happened," for our customer!  We are pleased to be able to share this successful water mitigation job in Cortland, OH.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County today for all of your restoration needs at 330-392-6355

Hardwood Floors and Furniture Restoration in Warren,OH

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

wood floor with erosion marks from water damage Any kind of water damage can be a difficult task to handle. Luckily, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to help with specialized equipment an

Hardwood floors are a great addition to any home and can boost its overall value, as well as, increasing aesthetic appeal. Additionally, real wooden furniture can last a lifetime and generally carries an overall nicer appearance. In either case, water damage can be an overwhelming and compromise the wood.

Water damage can occur from cold drinks on a hot day, innocent children, clumsiness, pet accidents, broken appliances, and severe weather such as storms and heavy rainfall. 

When it comes to furniture, dressers and coffee tables, they can easily get damaged by water or other liquid products. To help protect your wooden furniture from water damage follow these steps:

Materials Needed: A damp rag, stirring stick, bristle brush, sandpaper, Naphthapolyurethane

Step 1:  Use a damp rag to clean off the dusty surface

Step 2: Stir the polyurethane with a stick without shaking the can. Be sure to mix in all the material that may have settled at the bottom of the can.

Step 3: Dip about one inch of the brush into the polyurethane and begin running the in one direction along the dresser or piece of wooden furniture.

Another way to apply the polyurethane is with a rag to prevent air bubbles, but you need to thin the product by adding the same amount of Naphtha.

Step 4: To smooth out any bumps or bubbles, rub wet sand paper in a circular motion on the wood. Test a small section of the surface first, if it starts to “ball up,” the surface is not dry enough yet. Wait at least 30 minutes.

Following this process should help eliminate any water damage to your wooden furniture.

Water damage to hardwood floors can be a bit more challenging. Unfortunately, in many cases of a water loss or flooding, hardwood flooring can end up being a costly material to remove, and ultimately replace.

When the flooring gets wet, the wood absorbs the water and begins to swell and warp. Even if the water is only on the surface, it can seep in through the cracks and loosen the glue holding the flooring to the ground.

Depending on the type of water, you may want to clean it up yourself or call the technicians at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County. We use specialized drying equipment and industrial grade dehumidifiers to remove the water and moisture as quickly and efficiently as possible. It important to remove the water quickly and dry the flooring. The timing could potentially save the hardwood flooring in the long run and prevent mold growth.

Any kind of water damage can be a difficult task to handle. Luckily, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is here to help with specialized equipment and training. We believe in restoring as opposed to replacing, and we have the expertise to get the job done correctly! We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Give us a call! (330) 392-6355

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Water Damage Cleanup for Warren, Ohio Residents

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County arrives quickly, inspects and assesses the type of water damage, and starts the water extraction process.

Walking down your basement steps to find a pool of water can be an unsettling feeling. Seeing all of your belongings floating in dirty water can cause feelings of devastation and anxiety.

Water damage can be extensive and quickly spread throughout your home. Floors, walls, and furniture can absorb water and moisture within minutes.

The first order of business you should address are your ceilings. Ceilings that are exposed to water damage pose a higher risk due to gravity. If the flooding or water damage is due to a roof or ceiling leak, it could cause structural damage. Assess the damage and make sure your home or business is safe to inhabit. 

Next, replace any damaged wood, including hardwood floors that may be warped or developing mold. Additionally, any absorbent materials need to be removed. This can include any carpeting or upholstery that was exposed to the water. 

Finally, the area needs to be dried out as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. Any remaining contents need to cleaned and sanitized. 

To reduce the amount of time and energy required to restore your home or property, contact SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County.

The team at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County arrives quickly, inspects and assesses the type of water damage, and starts the water extraction process. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and cleaning and restoration costs.

Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County. We are prepared to handle any size disaster. Safety is always a primary concern, instead of trying to handle it yourself, call today! (330) 392 6355

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Flooding As A Result of Summer Storms In Cortland, OH

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Rain water may contain bacteria from raw sewage. Call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County, the experts in water damage mitigation

Speaking from experience, we all know too well, the devastation that is left behind following summer storms in Cortland, OH area. Although rainbows and green grass magically appear as a result, inevitably flooded basements are all too common.

If you've experienced a flooded basement, you have more than likely learned a thing or two from dealing with the inconvenience. If you have been lucky enough to avoid this, we have some tips in dealing with basement flooding. It's always nice to know 'what to do' in advance.

Here are the basics: 

It's Always Safety First

  1. Is it safe to stay in the house?
  2. identify where the water source is coming from
  3. Only do activities that can be safely preformed
  4. Contact SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County to begin the cleanup and drying process

Additional Tips Include:

  • Flooded basements can result in gas leaks. If you smell gas, contact the local fire department or gas company
  • Electricity and water don't mix. Turn off circuit breakers to your basement power if you can do so safely
  • If you suspect structural damage, stay out of the basement and consult a contractor as soon as possible
  • Rain water may contain bacteria from raw sewage. Wear protective wear when entering the affected area.
  • Lastly, contact your insurance agent for help with policy coverages and permission to contact SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County to start the clean up and drying process

The professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County are experts in the water damage process - if you have water damage in your home or business, give us a call for immediate response (330)392-6355

Choose the Water Damage Experts at SERVPRO

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

IICRC Standards ensure your water loss is handled appropriately

When water damage occurs in your Girard, Ohio home or business, the professionals at SERVPRO  of Southern Trumbull County are ready to handle the situation quickly and professionally. Rely on us to do the job. It's what we do every day!

We go to great lengths to properly clean up and restore your home or business after water damage. We train our team to understand and utilize the industry standards of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) s500 guidelines. These guidelines will ensure that your finished job meets the expectations of the insurance and restoration industry.  

By identifying the category of water damage, we can ensure your home or business will be cleaned and restored properly. An explanation of the 3 categories of water damage are as follows:

  • Category 1:  Water from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. Be aware that Category 1 can quickly escalate to Category 2 if the water passes through building materials.

  • Category 2:  Water having a level of contamination that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources may include dishwasher, washing machine, sump pump malfunctions, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow.

  • Category 3: Water that is grossly unsanitary. It can cause severe illness or death if ingested. Sources include sewer and drain backup, river or stream overflow, and stagnant water that has bacterial growth.

If you experience water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County for 24/7 emergency services (330) 392-6355.

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Water Damage Professionals in Trumbull County

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur when it's least expected

Who we are

The staff at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is trained in property damage, mitigation and remediation services as a result of water, fire, smoke or mold. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County has trained professionals working in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property. 

What You Can Expect

When you call SERVPRO, our Representative will ask you several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • The street address of the damaged property
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • When did the damage occur?
  • What caused the damage? (if known)
  • How much of the structure is affected and are contents are affected?

We understand that during this time, you may have a lot of emotions running through your head at once. Stress and uncertainty as to whether your property will ever be the same. Consider SERVPRO as your guide to getting you through the disaster from start to finish.

Listed below is the 'start to finish' process for a water loss:

Damage Assessment

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County will carefully inspect the damage, determining the type of water and the area affected. This helps to create the proper plan of action that will result in successful restoration to your home or business.

Water Removal/Extraction

In most cases, hundreds of gallons of water are removed using powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The process starts immediately upon our arrival to effectively minimize further damage and prevent mold growth.

Drying and Dehumidification Process

After the water has been removed, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County uses specialized equipment to target the water that is harder to access. We strategically place a number of air movers and dehumidifiers that draw the remaining water and moisture from your property.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage, most likely, has a profound effect on the contents of your home or business. Items such as furniture, clothing, and personal items become compromised. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County cleans and restores items using state of the art cleaning techniques and machinery. They sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Restoration & Rebuild

Finally, restoring your home or business back to its pre-damage condition is what SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County does best. The restoration step can be minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms in a home or business.

Content Restoration
 
After a water loss, if necessary, we pack-out everything that needs cleaned, restored and made free of contaminates. We clean it at our facility and then place it in temporary storage until the reconstruction/rebuild phase is complete.

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Flooded Basement in Newton Falls, Ohio

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

This flooded basement in Newton Falls, Ohio occurred because of a pipe break. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County cleaned it up in a flash!

A broken water pipe caused severe flooding to this basement in Newton Falls, Ohio. Prior to receding, the water rose to the top of the basement stairs! Jobs like this can be difficult to deal with for the homeowner. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is always ready to help and ease your worries and help you arrive at a solution.

When you call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County, we will come out and start the mitigation process within 90 minutes of being contacted. As a leading, local restoration company, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service to our customers and community.

After we clean up your home or business, we have the capabilities to put it back together for you as well. Our construction division is committed to managing the rebuilding process and make your loss look "Like it never even happened."

Our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding water damage or rebuilding your home or business.

If water damage strikes, call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County at (330) 392-6355.

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Panerathon 2018 Sponsor

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

We sponsored Panerathon for the second year in a row, providing bottled water for more than 11,000 participants!

Last month we sponsored Panerathon 2018 at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio! Panerathon is the largest community fundraising event in the Youngstown, Ohio area. It is a 10K/2 Mile walk/run and that benefits the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, the only facility of its kind in the area.

This year was a record-breaking event in both attendance and funds raised, raising more than $515,000 for the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley in support of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, the first comprehensive breast care center in the Youngstown area.

Another huge thank-you to Covelli Enterprises, the Panerathon team and Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley for your incredible hearts and passion for this cause.

We are honored to sponsor this amazing event for the second year in a row, providing the bottled water for more than 11,000 participants! Many thanks to the United Way Youngstown - Mahoning Valley volunteers for helping us pass out water at the finish line!

We are already looking forward to next year!!

Reach out to us at 330-392-6355 if you have an event SERVPRO can be a part of!

Water Damage Cleanup in Warren Ohio

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

If your home or business has suffered water damage from flooding or a water leak, we are ready to make it "Like it never even happened."

We provide emergency water cleanup and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our highly trained crews are on-call and ready to respond to any size disaster.

When you call, we answer the phone ready to help. Our team will immediately be dispatched to your property to assess the water damage and begin the cleanup and drying process.

Water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we.

Our Water Damage Restoration Process

  1. Step 1: Emergency Contact When you are dealing with a water damage emergency, immediate action is imperative. We answer the phone ready to help and our crews are always ready to respond to any size disaster.
  2. Step 2: Inspection and Water Damage Assessment Our work crew will arrive on site and begin with a detailed inspection of your home or business and the cause of damage. We will also perform an assessment of the damage and identify the type of water. We will develop a scope, or a plan of action, to begin the water damage cleanup and drying process.
  3. Water Removal and Water Extraction After the inspection, we begin removing as much water physically possible. We have various types of extraction units to suck the water out of carpet or pump out thousands of gallons of water. We will inspect the building materials to see if items like carpet padding or carpeting need to be removed. If extensive cleanup and restoration is needed, we may perform move-out services.
  4. Professional Drying Services Industrial-grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers aid in the drying process. Our professionals will use monitoring equipment to track the drying progress daily throughout the project.
  5. Cleaning and Sanitizing Services We specialize in cleaning and restoring not only your home or business but your personal property, too.
    We are trained to identify and eliminate odors as well as using antimicrobial, antibacterial or disinfectant treatments to clean your home or business. We will remove and dispose of any damaged materials with guidance from you and your insurance company.
  6. Restoration and Rebuild Services Our repairs division will follow the cleaning process to truly make damage "Like it never even happened." They will work with you and your insurance company to provide a scope for repairs. They will work directly with you to determine the paint, carpet, flooring, etc. to make your house feel like home again.

If you experience Water Damage, call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County at 330-392-6355 - we're standing by ready to help!

April Showers Can Bring Flooding To Niles Ohio

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Spring means warmer weather, but it also comes with an influx of rain! Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage 330-392-6355

Spring has sprung and it isn’t only bringing warmer days and flowers - the rains have arrived! We had our first thunderstorm warning of the year this past weekend, and we need to be on the lookout for potential flooding and water damage. If you experience a flooded basement near Niles, Ohio we have some helpful tips!

Safety First

  1. Is it safe to stay in the house?
  2. Check for slip and fall hazards
  3. Only do activities that can be safely preformed
  4. Contact SERVPRO to begin the cleanup and drying to prevent secondary water damage such as mold growth

Water Damage Restoration Process

  • Step 1- Emergency Contact
  • Step 2- Inspections and Water Damage Assessment
  • Step 3- Water Removal / Water Extraction
  • Step 4- Drying and Dehumidification
  • Step 5- Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 6- Restoration

The professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County are experts in the water damage process - if you have water damage in your home or business, give us a call for immediate response (330)392-6355

Categories of Water Damage

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Cleanup Services in Girard, Ohio - SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County 330-392-6355

When water damage occurs in Girard, Ohio, your local SERVPRO professionals are ready to handle the situation quickly and professionally.

In order to properly clean up and restore your home or business after water damage, we train our team of professionals to understand and utilize the industry standard of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) s500 guidelines. 

Identifying the category of water damage will ensure your home or business is cleaned and restored accordingly. The following are the 3 categories of water damage:

  • Category 1:  Water from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. However, category 1 can quickly escalate to category 2.

  • Category 2:  Water having a level of contamination that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources may include dishwasher, washing machine, sump pump malfunctions, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow.

  • Category 3: Water being grossly unsanitary. It can cause severe illness or death if ingested. Sources include sewer and drain backup, river or stream overflow, and stagnant water that has bacterial growth.

If you experience water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County for 24/7 emergency services (330) 392-6355.

April Showers are on the Way in Lordstown, OH!

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

A flooded basement requires emergency water removal services. Call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County for immediate response 24/7! 330-392-6355

Spring showers pose the risk of flooded basements in the Lordstown, Ohio area.

We offer basement water removal services followed by drying and dehumidification.

Storms can cause major exterior and interior damage, with our help we can fully restore your property and belongings, making damage "Like it never even happened."

Our highly-trained team of professionals is on call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for emergency cleanup and restoration services.

If you have water in your basement and need cleanup services, it is important to call SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County right away to avoid secondary water damage such as mold.

Each water damage situation is different and requires special attention when restoring the affected structure. We have extensive water damage restoration training, and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the drying process from beginning to end.

For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County can stay in communication with your insurance company and help manage the insurance paperwork and process.

Call our office if you need emergency water removal from heavy rains 330-392-6355.

Does your Warren, OH Home Have a Water Damage Mold Problem?

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your Warren area home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 330-392-6355

Gutter Cleaning in Warren, OH

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Checking and cleaning out your gutters for leaves at least once a week lowers your chance of interior or exterior water damage to your home.

Fall is finally upon us which means leaves begin to change and we can enjoy the fresh foliage.

However, with foliage comes falling leaves. Not only do leaves cover our lawns but they also cause gutters to clog. Although clogged gutters can be an annoyance at times they can also be harmful. Gutters are meant to prevent water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. If gutters go untouched, there is a strong chance rain water can leak into your home. 

Have you ever cleaned your gutters before? If not, here are a few helpful tips to make the process a lot easier.

  • Wear long sleeves and gloves. You never know how dirty the leaves actually are up there!
  • Use a sturdy ladder. Self- explanatory. You would be surprised how many people are harmed from falling off ladders while cleaning their gutters! Also find a ladder with a standoff stabilizer (also called ladder horns). Certain ladders can damage and bend gutters and using ladder horns lowers the risk for damage.
  • Scoop it up! Don't feel like using your hands? Pick up a child's sandbox shovel from the dollar store.  
  • Make clean-up easier by using a plastic tarp. Raking and throwing away leaves is already a time consuming task as it is. Take the leaves from your gutter and throw it on a plastic tarp. When you're done gather it up and throw it in a large trash bag.
  • Rinse, Rinse, Rinse! You might think you're done after you remove the leaves from your gutter but you actually aren't! Take a garden hose and rinse out the gutters and downspouts to get rid of any excess dirt. Doing this also helps you spot any leaks in your gutters!

Water Damage Tips for Girard, OH

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage that started from the water buildup on the roof

Water Damage Tips & Facts

Water damage comes from many different sources and may not always be prevented but there are many steps you can take as a homeowner that can reduce the likely hood of damage occurring in your home.  Just two inches of standing water can result in thousands of dollars of loss to your home. We understand that when water damages your home or office it can be very stressful, which is why we work with your insurance company to make it easier on you. There are a couple steps you can take every 6 months, yearly, 2 years, 5 years to reduce the probability of water damage. 

Every 6 months:

Inspect toilets

Inspect sinks

Inspects showers

Inspect ice makers

Every Year:

Inspect plumbing system

Have a professional inspect for water entry points

Every 2 Years:

Have a professional inspect water heaters

Every 5 Years:

Replace hoses to washing machines

Taking these water prevention steps can save you thousands of dollars and a lot of stress. If water ever damages your home be sure to call the professionals ASAP to avoid further damage and mold growth at 330-392-6355. We are here for you 24/7 to make it like it never even happened.

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April Showers Bring Flooding To Newton Falls, OH

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Spring has sprung and it isn’t only bringing warmer days and flowers, the rains have arrived! So we need to be on the lookout for flooding outside your home or commercial building as well as being prepared for flooding that starts inside the house. If you experience flooding in your residence we have some helpful tips!

Safety First

-Is it safe to stay in the house?

-Check for slip and fall hazards

-Only do activities that can be safely preformed

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1- Emergency Contact

Step 2- Inspections and Water Damage Assessment

Step 3- Water Removal / Water Extraction

Step 4- Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5- Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6- Restoration

The professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County are experts in the water damage process so give us a call if you experience water damage this season 330-392-6355

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Water Damage Cleanup in Niles, OH

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water extraction process

Water Damage Cleanup in Niles, OH

When water damage occurs in your home you should call the professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County immediately. We are available 24/7 and come quickly to start the restoration process day or night! Whether water damage has already happened or it has occurred a period of time ago, you can call us for your damage and restoration needs.

Water damage gets worse as time goes on so if you can, open all of your windows to create circulation of air and try to save these items to prevent permanent damage…

Appliances: if appliances become damages the will circuit our and could release explosive gases

HVAC: if water damages the heating or conditioning units they will have to be taken apart piece by piece and cleaned

Pipes/Electrical Wiring: pipes can break and electrical wiring can become stripped during a flood

Drywall: because of the material, it can act like a sponge and become very fragile and hold contaminants even after dried out

Wood: leaving wood to soak in water for too long may warp and crack

Call us for professional help in your Warren area to cleanup and restore your home after water damage at (330)392-6355

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Tips for a Natural Flood

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Prevention –

Try surrounding your house with sandbags to prevent water from entering your basement. You can lay a sheet of polyethylene and stack up to five layers of sand bags on top of each other. Make sure to fill the sandbags with sand up to two thirds full.

Preparation Before Flood –

Build an emergency kit containing essential items, such as a radio, flashlight and nonperishable items. If floods are common in your area, it would be best consider purchasing flood insurance.

Actions During Flood –

Immediately turn off any electrical device before water comes into contact. Avoid walking through moving water above 5 inches to prevent injuries. Listen to radio or television for emergency information and head for higher grounds if there are any flash flood warnings.

As a Fire & Water damage restoration company, we specialize in restoring water damaged homes back to, “Like it never even happened.” If this happens to your Champion home, call (330) 392-6355.

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Categories of Water

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

When water damage occurs in your Warren area the SERVPRO professionals are ready to handle the situation. In order to properly get rid of the water and get your home or business back to normal we train our professionals to understand the factors of water damage restoration. We follow the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) which sets the standards for cleaning and water damage restoration. They provide three different types of liquid involved.

Category 1:  Liquid from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. However, category 1 can quickly become category 2.

Category 2:  Liquid having a level of contaminated that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources may include dishwasher, washing machine, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow.

Category 3: Worst classification being grossly unsanitary. It can cause severe illness or death if ingested. Sources include sewer backup, river or stream overflow, and stagnant liquid that have bacterial growth.

If you have water damage occur, call the professionals to avoid ingesting and handling these liquids unprotected at (330)392-6355

Natural & Man Made Floods

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Natural Floods


This consists of heavy rains, flash floods, and mud flows


Follow the procedures listed below to prepare for a natural flood:



  • Have an emergency kit ready in your home

  • Install check valves to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home

  • Seal walls in basements with waterproof compounds


Man Made Floods


This consists of burst pipes, plumbing problems, and malfunctioning water heaters


Follow the procedures listed below to prepare for a man made flood:



  • Buy and install flood detection and prevention products to alert you if water is detected

  • Invest in flood insurance

  • Often check to see if pipes, water heaters, plumbing, and drainage systems are functioning properly


It is important to have your Champion home prepared for a flood to prevent any major damages. SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County offers services such as water & fire damage restoration.

Frozen Pipes

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

Use a blow dryer to warm pipes

During winter in your Newton Falls area pipes often freeze during winter months. When temperatures get down around 20 degrees and sometimes above if the pipes are exposed to cold windy air usually due to cracks in walls pipes will freeze. When water in the pipes freeze it expands into ice putting pressure on the pipe and can cause it to burst leading to a broken pipe and a flood in your home. Pipes that are metal or water lines to things like pools, sprinklers, and interior pipes can burst no matter what the water is flowing through if it’s frozen. To prevent pipes from freezing it’s important to keep garage doors closed if water supply is in garage, open cabinets and doors, let water drip in facets, and keep it warm in the area where pipes are. If frozen pipes occur, keep the faucet open while warming the pipe; apply heat to the section of pipe, but avoid using open flame devices. To avoid this problem keep pipes warm. In the event that your pipes burst and flooding occurs, call the professionals to extract the water and make it like it never even happened at (330)392-6355. Also follow us on Facebook for updates and promotions.

Commercial Water Damage

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage at local church

Commercial Restoration Services

When water damage occurs in commercial buildings such as: office buildings, apartments, hotels, manufacturing, government, military, and almost any type of commercial business, revenue and productivity are then brought to a halt until cleanup and restoration is finished. SERVPRO is faster to any disaster with highly trained technicians in your Warren area. Water damage can occur through many different ways including rainfall, water pipes, floods, and other less common ways. Prevention is the first step in preventing water damage. Maintaining the building by checking the roof for loose or damaged tiles, flat coverings for cracks, and by repairing any problem found immediately. Water damage from pipes can occur from mechanical damage, corrosion, freezing, and overflowing. Having the right floodwater protection is key to keeping the business prepared and safe. The building should be checked for history of flooding in the area and if recent developments increase possible flooding in the area. SERVPRO offers an Emergency Readiness Program (ERP) to provide a plan for disaster.

 

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Pipe Bursts

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

Pipe bursts

There are a few reasons pipes can burst, but the main one is because of freezing conditions.  Other reasons pipes many burst are due to age, misuse, or damage. When pipes burst they cause damage to property, homes, and sometimes entire areas of a town and roads for days. The most devastating part of pipe bursts aren’t the cost of the repair or even the loss of water, it is the damage that the water does to the homes. In one day the water accumulation in a house could be 9,600 liters of water. Winter is here, so by keeping your homes correctly heated and your pipes properly protected you can avoid a pipe burst in your Leavittsburg home. If you have a pipe burst, close the stopcock fully and open the taps in the home to remove water from the system, stay away from all electrical devices, move any furniture away as soon as possible, call your emergency plumber, and finally call SERVPRO to take care of your water damages.

 

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Water Damage at Local Church

12/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage at Local Church

 

Water damage mostly occurs unexpectedly and can put a damper on the lives of people it affects. Recently there was a urinal malfunction at a church which has shut down the church completely until the problem can be fixed. It occurred on the second floor with water damage accumulating on the second and first floor in multiple rooms.  When water damage occurs there are different specifications and evaluations that need to be made depending on who the damaged area will be affecting.

Every water damage situation is different but by following these steps our professionals can help make it like it never even happened.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/ Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6: Restoration

From minor damage to a full restoration we are here for you 24/7. Give us a call at (330)392-6355 and follow us on Facebook to get helpful tips and promotions in your Hubbard home.

Winter Prep

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

It is important to prep your Cortland home for winter to prevent any damages.

Follow the steps below to ensure your home is ready for winter:

  1. Make sure all winter necessities are ready:
    • snow blower
    • snow shovel
    • rock salt
  2. Insulate outdoor faucets and drain the outdoor hose for protection
  3. Store garden hose during the winter to prevent ruptures and leaks
  4. Insulate exposed water pipes
  5. Inspect and clean your chimney
  6. Clean gutters and examine downspouts
  7. Have your HVAC unit serviced to ensure no problems on the first cold night
  8. Replace your air filters to improve the efficiency of the heating system

SERVPRO specializes in HVAC and vent cleaning if you want to enhance the air quality of your home. We are a fire and water damage restoration company; if your structure needs a professional restoration service call SERVPRO. (440) 319-3360

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For Immediate Service, call SERVPRO

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Warren, Ohio. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 - 330-392-6355

Residential Services

Whether your Niles home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services here:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Northeast Ohio commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services here:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Prevent Your Pipes from Causing Water Damages Category: Water Damage Status: Approved

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water damages could occur from your own home and not just a flood. Did you know that pipes usually burst because they are not being used enough? When pipes sit for days because appliances are not being used, a buildup takes place and strains the pipes. Just simply flushing a toilet or running water could relieve the strain on the pipes. There are other reasons why a pipe could burst and in case it ever happens, SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County is certified in water damage cleanup and uses their high quality equipment to restore the damages back to, “Like it never even happened.” The SERVPRO team is equipped with top quality technology which is able to quickly remove the water and restore the water damages that have occurred.

Prevent Your Wooden Furniture from Water Damage

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Dressers and other furniture can easily damage from water or liquid products. There are simple steps you can follow to prevent your Hubbard home furniture from water damage.

Materials Needed:

-Damp Rag

-Stirring Stick

-Bristle Brush

-Sand paper

-Naptha

Instructions 

  1. Use a damp rag to wipe down the dusty surface
  2. Take the polyurethane with a stick without shaking the can
  3. Dip one inch of the brush into the polyurethane and begin running the brush in one direction along the dresser or any other wooden furniture
  4. Another way to apply the polyurethane is with a rag to eliminate air bubbles, but you will need to thin the product by adding the same amount of naptha
  5. To smooth out any bumps, rub the wet sand paper in a circular motion onto the wood

This process should eliminate potential water spillage from affecting your wooden furniture. 

Preventing Water Damages

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

There are simple methods to preventing water damages in your home. These steps should be done frequently to keep your home maintained. The tips are listed below:

1. Exterior walls tend to damage from objects sitting against them

   - Make sure the walls are properly sealed and painted

2. Sprinklers can cause structural issues if positioned improperly

    - Position the sprinklers so it is not spraying directly onto the house

3. Trim your tree branches

    - Have your tree branches at least seven feet away from the house to prevent damages to your home

4. Include a system specifically for a water supply

    - The system will detect a leak and shut off

5. Check for leaks in your kitchens or bathrooms

    - Leaks in areas such as kitchens or bathrooms need to be checked frequently to avoid water damage

3 Water Stages

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Sewage backups should not be taken light considering that can be very dangerous by causing severe illness. The contaminated water and bacteria could lead to infectious diseases if not taken care of immediately. There are three different types of stages of water, three being the most hazardous. The first stage is clean water which is usually from a broke water line, but this stage can quickly turn into stage two or three if untreated. Stage two is usually from toilet or dish overflow and is considered gray water. Stage two may include bacteria and viruses and needs to be treated immediately to prevent stage three from occurring. Stage three water is extremely hazardous and contained with unsanitary water filled with bacteria; if this water is ingested it could lead to life-threatening illness or death and all contact to this water should be avoided. We are a 24/7 hour service and if any emergencies like this occur we are able to help here at SERVPRO.

Beware of Water

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

It is obvious that water and electricity are a dangerous combination. There are many ways to prevent many dangers that may occur from water and electricity. Keeping your appliances away from water except for washing machines and dishwashers can prevent fires from starting. One little drip onto a power cord can cause a home fire. Another simple suggestion is to refrain from touching electricity with wet hands to prevent electrocution. To inhibit electrical accidents, refrain from putting portable heaters in a bathroom. As tempting as it might be to carry your portable heater with you on a winter morning, this practice could cause a severe incident if any water were to spill. It is detrimental for your safety and well being to unplug all appliances from the outlet after finished to prevent any fires. If any fire incidents happen due to electricity or water, call SERVPRO to restore all of your damages back to "Like it never even happened."