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Pipe Break - Struthers, Ohio

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

When Pipe Breaks Occur

Pipes often freeze during winter months when temperatures are below 20 degrees. If water in the pipes freeze, it expands into ice putting pressure on the pipe and can cause a burst.

Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • Keep garage doors closed if water supply is in garage
  • Let water drip in facets
  • Keep the location of pipes warm

Action 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

If your pipes burst and flooding occurs - Call professionals to extract the water!

We offer a 24-Hour emergency service to all residential houses and commercial buildings!

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Prevent Mold After a Flood - Youngstown, Ohio

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

What Are the Causes of Water Damage?

Water damage often occurs form thunderstorms, flooding, pipe bursts, roof leaks, poor drainage, septic overflows, and many other hazardous malfunctions. Some of these causes accumulate water which is why it’s important to have emergency numbers ready and to know where water valve shut offs are located.

Preventing Mold after a Flood

  • Call a professional service immediately if there is a flood - they will extract the water and dry out the atmosphere

Mold can be hard to prevent in the winter due to the weather. It is often best to use a dehumidifier to in damp rooms to create a dry atmosphere.

It is important to take action immediately after flooding occurs to prevent more future damages.

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Water Main Break - Wendover Circle - Youngstown, OH

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

A water break occurred this past month and has flooded several homes in a neighborhood located in Youngstown. Affected homeowners in the area reached out to our company for water removal and restoration services. Our crew immediately headed out to the affected neighborhood and provided services to homeowners in need of assistance.

Local news, WKBN 27 and 21 WFMJ featured Andrew and Katie Dobson to explain a little more about the restoration process after a flooded home.

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration. Our certified technicians have extensive water damage restoration training.

We are always here to help our local community!

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Methamphetamine Lab Cleanup

12/6/2017 (Permalink)


Owner Katie Dobson was featured on WKBN to explain proper procedures for drug cleanups.

Drug cleanups should be conducted by professionals to avoid any dangers or overdoses. The article discusses different incidents where the substance is absorbed through the skin.

Proper Cleanup

Our certified technicians perform their cleanup while wearing a hazmat suit for protection.

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

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Christmas Tree Fires in Youngstown, Ohio

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Cause of Christmas Tree Fires

A common reason is due to electrical problems. There have been many instances where an extension cord has failed while under pressure of an object and caused a fire.

Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

With real trees there are many precautions and care that needs to be given. Watering the Christmas tree daily is necessary to prevent water level dropping below the cut end of the tree. Dry trees are the biggest culprit in these fires because they can burn faster than newspaper, causing the fire to spread rapidly.

Safety Tips

  • Making sure string lights have no loose connections
  • Use a single extension cord that is not longer than needed
  • Use UL- approved lights
  • Turn off lights before bed
  • Water the tree daily
  • Keep candles away from the tree.

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Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Dealership Storm Damage in Youngstown, Ohio

11/28/2017 (Permalink)

This past week our storm team has been extremely busy providing restoration services to storm damaged structures. A local dealership in Youngstown, Ohio was affected by the intense storm. Our certified technicians provided multiple services to restore the commercial structure back to, “Like it never even happened.” The team inspected and provided a damage assessment to the structure. After the inspection they immediately began to extract the water. Our state of the art equipment was placed throughout out the Sweeney dealership to dry and dehumidify the atmosphere. Cleaning and restoration services were provided to complete the job.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Youngstown home or business back to pre-storm condition.

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Fire Cleanup and Restoration Services in Boardman, Ohio

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Cleanup and Restoration Services in Boardman, Ohio SERVPRO of East Mahoning County provides 24/7 emergency cleanup and restoration services to commercial properties in the Youngstown area.


A fire occurred to this Boardman restaurant and caused damages throughout the structure. After the fire department quickly put out the fire we provided a board up to secure areas of the building that cannot be replaced immediately. 

The technicians began the cleanup and restoration process immediately after they protected and secured the structure.

The fire also caused smoke and water damage throughout the structure which required our technicians to perform both fire and a water damage restoration.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has the water and fire damage training and expertise to help restore these type of disasters.

Fire Damage Restoration Services Performed

  1. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  2. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service
  3. Water Removal and Drying
  4. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  5. Cleaning and Repair
  6. Restoration

Have Questions about Commercial Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage Cleanup?
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WFMJ Interview - SERVPRO Helping After Hurricane Harvey

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

The storm team was sent out to Houston this month to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Our WFMJ interview with Lindsay McCoy included information about the restoration process and services provided by our storm team down in Houston, Texas.

Houston residents were told to evacuate immediately to avoid any danger Hurricane Harvey could cause. Countless homes and properties have been destroyed and our main goal was to provide our restoration and cleanup services to as many properties as possible.

Although we are locally owned, our team was able to assist in the restoration process in Houston because they have prior experience with storm and flood restoration. 

If damages occur to your Austintown home from a storm, give us a call! (330) 536-7477

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Rental Property Cleanup in Poland, Ohio

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services Rental Property Cleanup in Poland, Ohio Kitchen Remodel service provided in the Youngstown-Warren area

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is an expert in cleanup and restoration services needed in a rental property following an eviction or foreclosure.

Our customers came to us for total restoration of this rental home after serious damage had been done by a previous tenant. This rental property needed heavy cleanup, insect and pest extermination, complete tear-out, design services and total reconstruction.

A challenge for landlords, property owners and property managers can come during the weeks leading up to an eviction where the tenant may not care for the property.

Upon eviction, some tenants will even intentionally damage the property, leaving graffiti and structural damage. It is also common for some tenants to leave personal belongings or waste in the home, requiring pack-out, trash disposal and haul away services. 

If you are in need of rental property cleanup in the Youngstown, Ohio area, call us today at 330-536-7477 for a free consultation and estimate!

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Duct Cleaning Company in Youngstown, Ohio

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Duct Cleaning Company in Youngstown, Ohio SERVPRO of East Mahoning County specializes in duct cleaning in the Youngstown, Boardman, Poland area. Call us today for your free quote!

Make your house feel like home again by choosing SERVPRO of East Mahoning County for HVAC and air duct cleaning.

If your furnace has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Pet dander
  • Other contaminants

 The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth

Our trained professionals will provide the following services:

  • Pre-cleaning inspection
  • Remove, clean and reattach all return and supply register covers and grills
  • Clean each branch of the duct system
  • Clean the main trunk line
  • Clean the furnace, coils and blower
  • Apply an EPA registered sanitizing agent and odor control products

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (330) 536-7477 or send us a note here.