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Top 4 Causes of Commercial Water Damage in Campbell, Ohio

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Top 4 Causes of Commercial Water Damage in Campbell, Ohio Extensive water damage can happen very quickly. Leaks and cracks can turn into a downpour and flood an entire area or property.

Extensive water damage can happen very quickly. It only takes one broken pipe or a small roof leak to turn into a downpour that can flood an entire area or property.

If your commercial building is not in immaculate condition, you are at risk for water damage. By becoming familiar with the top 4 causes of water damage, you can be better prepared in case of an emergency and minimize lost revenue as a result of downtime.

Broken or Leaky Pipes and Drains: Your plumbing system is always at-risk for developing clogs, stoppages, and leaks. If a crack develops, it can spill 250 gallons of dirty water in your facility. This is especially dangerous in restrooms, where sewer water can be filled with hazardous waste.

Look for any outward signs of moisture, rusting, or cracking pipes. Additionally, always keep pipes insulated  if they are exposed to lower temperatures to prevent freezing.

Active leak detection systems can be valuable as they can detect and stop leaks from happening.

Sprinkler Systems: Commercial buildings are required by law to be equipped with sprinkler systems. The system works in conjunction with the fire alarm to turn on anytime the fire alarm is activated. This makes them very valuable in preventing fire damage, but simultaneously causes water damage in the process.

In addition, sprinkler systems can malfunction and cause water damage all on their own. Always check your sprinkler system for signs of damage or rust.

Appliances and Equipment: If your facility contains equipment or appliances that utilize water, such as air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators or water heaters, leaks or breaks are a constant concern.

The best action you can take is to regularly inspect and maintain your equipment. Take preventative measures: replace water lines, re-caulk, and re-seal.

Roofs: Leaky roofs are the most common cause of water damage, especially in geographies that frequently experience hail or freezing temperatures. We all know this is a common occurrence in East Mahoning County.

If there is a large volume of water accumulating on your roof, you should probably have that inspected by a professional. One inch of water weighs almost five pounds and over time, this can cause strain and damage to your building.  

You can rely on SERVPRO of East Mahoning County if you experience any kind of water damage in your home or business.

For a quick response, the latest technology, and the best customer service, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County at (330) 536- 7477.  

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Tips for Safe Grilling This Summer in Boardman, Ohio

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tips for Safe Grilling This Summer in Boardman, Ohio We have highly trained professionals that can clean soot, and get rid of smoke. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County wishes you a safe and enjoyable summer

Summer is here and everyone has their grill cleaned and ready for cookout season. Families, friends and social gatherings are planned. There are picnics and parties where people will enjoy good company and great cooking. The smells of ribs, hamburgers and hotdogs coming from the grill puts everyone in the mood for good times and great food.

Most everyone has great memories of a summer cookout, but not all end as expected. It is estimated that around 9,000 grilling accidents happen each year in the United States. Some could not be avoided, while some could.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County wants to make sure your cookout is fun and safe by providing you these 5 safety tips:

  1. Make sure you review the grill owner’s manual and operation instructions.
  2. Thoroughly clean the grill, making sure drip trays are empty and all grease is cleaned up.
  3. Keep grills away from all flammable material and never use a grill inside the home or garage.
  4. Have an approved fire extinguisher charged and within reach.
  5. Never walk away while grilling. It only takes a second for a fire to get going.

If a fire occurs and there is smoke or soot damage to your property or possessions, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County at (330) 536-7477. We are available 24/7/365 to take care of the damage.

We have highly trained professionals that can clean soot, get rid of smoke and fix any damages. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County hopes you have a safe and enjoyable summer of cookouts.

If an accident occurs, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is ready to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Storm Damage Restoration Experts in Mahoning County

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Restoration Experts in Mahoning County We have technicians, crew chiefs, project managers and an operations manager to service our customers efficiently.

Portions of the Mahoning Valley were devastated by storms during the week of May 28th. Boardman and Canfield were hit extremely hard and SERVPRO of East Mahoning County assisted residents in need every step of the way.

Hundreds of homes were damaged by sewer and drain back-ups, roof leaks and flooding. Large commercial buildings and small businesses were also affected. The question we get all the time, “How can SERVPRO service multiple customers during a storm event so well?”

  • SERVPRO has crews on call 24 hours a day seven days a week.
  • We monitor the weather daily and staff accordingly.
  • We understand that a quick response is critical to minimize damages.
  • We have the latest technology and equipment to help handle multiple jobs at one time.
  • Our extensive inventory of dehumidifiers and air movers will accommodate large and small jobs that run simultaneously.
  • Our staff includes a certified plumber and a licensed electrician to help with sump pump issues and additional power sources
  • Most importantly, we have technicians, crew chiefs, project managers and an operations manager to service our customers efficiently.
  • Each of our employees are highly trained and IICRC certified with years of experience in storm restoration.

These are a few of the many reasons to call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County during or after a storm event.

When a storm occurs, you need a service master to help with the storm damage. Have the confidence to call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County at (330)536-7477. We are available 24/7 for your emergency needs.

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Fire Safety Tips For Poland, OH Residents

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety Tips For Poland, OH Residents The website provides Tip Sheets in easy-to-read format and also in multiple languages.

Did you ever find a great sale and feel the immediate urge to share it just overwhelm you. Who can I call? Who will appreciate this? You just want everyone you know and love to experience this great deal!

Well, in preparing to write this fire blog, I stumbled upon a great website that provides fire safety tips galore! Not exactly a great sale, but nonetheless, I wanted to share this with the readers of this blog

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.org) website is awesome if you need to be in the know on fire safety in your home or business. The link I provided above, will take you to the ‘Public Education’ tab which shares 60 fire related topics with information in a one page PDF.

The website provides Tip Sheets in easy-to-read format and also in multiple languages. The variety of topics include: Causes, Escape Planning, Equipment, Seasonal and Outdoor Safety. There is also educational messaging, programs and tool kits to help public safety educators in their effort to inform others.

I wanted to share this website find with you because fire damage restoration is a big part of what we do at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County. We have a dedicated Fire & Safety representative with established relationships with our local fire departments. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has emergency service available 24/7 at (330) 536-7477.

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Document Restoration Service in Poland, OH

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Document Restoration

As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, SERVPRO’s restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it is too late. We realize that following a disaster, keepsake photos, documents and legal papers may be at risk of damage or complete destruction.

Types of Content we can Restore:

  • paper documents
  • books and magazines
  • manuscripts and files
  • photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
  • x-rays
  • blueprints and maps
  • parchment

The SERVPRO Facility is:

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method and gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Digital: our computerized inventory system digitizes your documents
  • Flexible - we can accommodate any size job from small residential jobs to large commercial losses
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

The SERVPRO document restoration team uses innovative vacuum freeze-drying techniques. We use the same methods used by the Library of Congress to dry valuable historic documents and books.

In the digital age, converting paper files and photos to digital formats can be of incredible value to your home or business. We will also make digital copies of your documents that can’t be lost in a flood or fire.

If you are in need of Document Restoration services, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County at (330) 536-7477.

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Storm Damage Service Pro in Youngstown, OH

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Service Pro in Youngstown, OH It happens every spring and summer in the Northeast Ohio area and they typically result in some property damage.

Pop up storms are in store for Mahoning County this week. It happens every spring and summer in the Northeast Ohio area and they typically result in some property damage.

Typically, excessive rain and wind can leave your property vulnerable to water damage from flooding. Flooding is not the only way water can affect your home or business.

What are the Common Water Damage Scenarios?

Flooding - During a strong rainstorm, water can penetrate the roof shingles and leak into you home. Nearby lakes, rivers or even streams can overflow and cause flooding that can wreak havoc on your property.

Whatever the case, water that seeps into your home will cause damage. Water can rot wood and cause mold growth that will add up to costly repairs. 

Burst Pipes - Most people do not examine the condition of the pipes in their home, nor do they know what a worn out pipe looks like. It may be worth it to hire an expert to evaluate the condition of the pipes in your home. 

Sewer Backup - Heavy rains can lead to sewer backup that leave your home full of sewage. The smell alone is bad enough, but this problem can affect the foundation of your home. Any type of water damage can negatively affect the value of your property.

Water damage can have many sources, from loose appliance hoses to natural disasters. Regardless of the source, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can handle any size disaster.

Some additional causes of water damage include:

  • Leaking appliances, water heaters, plumbing, etc.
  • Overflowing toilets, bathtubs, and sinks
  • Flooding from firefighting efforts

Our highly trained restoration specialists provide 24/7 Emergency Services. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and a preferred vendor for many national and local Youngstown area insurance companies.

Have questions? Need service? — Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County today! (330) 536-7477

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Reliable SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Reliable SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage Our crews will be equipped with the latest technology and water mitigation equipment to help them respond efficiently and effectively

The SERVPRO water mitigation professionals are trained, certified and experienced in restoring your property in Struthers, OH back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Emergency Services are available year-round, at any time of day, holidays included. Your call will be answered by a customer service representative who will dispatch a specialized water mitigation team to assess the water damage and determine the best course of action. Our crews will be equipped with the latest technology and water mitigation equipment to help them respond efficiently and effectively.

What is Water Mitigation?

Do you find yourself wondering “what is water mitigation”? Well, these are words you may hear frequently, but what do they really mean?

Water mitigation is the prevention of further water damage by taking strict actions. It includes the removal of unsalvageable content and structural materials (dry wall, flooring, etc.), cleaning of the affected areas, application of disinfecting agents, drying and deodorizing the structure. The SERVPRO team will collect and haul away any unwanted debris from the site.

The length of time it takes to properly mitigate the water at your property is determined by the amount of damage the water has caused.

Advanced drying equipment and air sanitizers are left onsite to complete the water mitigation process. The equipment will be monitored by our technicians over a period of a few days as to the temperature, humidity and moisture in the affected areas.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County offers full restoration services at (330) 536-7477. Visit our Facebook page for the latest tips, offers and restoration news. 'Like' our page and stay connected with us.

A Firefighter's Wife

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Firefighter's Wife A proud firefighter's wife

It’s early morning and I hear him walk through the door. He is still in his blue duty uniform and I look at his face with my sleepy eyes resulting from the restless sleep I've gotten. We hug and hear the little footsteps from our daughter’s sound from around the corner and my thankful and blessed day begins.

I am a firefighter’s wife…

Having a husband in the fire service is truly part of our family. They are family. The brotherhood and sisterhood is a bond that is very strong. They spend time away from their families to help families in need. A family who is experiencing a loss of a loved one, medical emergency, or damage from fire or water can be very overwhelming and can happen any time.

Emergencies do not have a scheduled time or day to occur. The fire department is on the frontline doing what they need to do to everyday. Whether they are hooking up a waterline or maintaining scene safety, they attack the situation as commanded and show compassion to others. They are focused.

I am a proud firefighter’s wife… 

The scene is safe, my husband is now rolling in the hose line back on the truck with the duty crew. A family is possibly left without a home to come back to. It needs to be restored and windows need boarded up to preserve security and structural stability. This is where my passion begins. I'm a part of the restoration process and needed during any size disaster.

I now work for SERVPRO, a full-service disaster restoration company and truly believe in the ¨after the disaster¨ restoration process. When my husband is ready to leave the scene and the job is done, SERVPRO is ready 24/7 to begin our process to help families in need. We too are family at SERVPRO and we serve others during their time of need!

No Job Is Too Large for SERVPRO

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage No Job Is Too Large for SERVPRO Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of the best the restoration industry has to offer. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has recently provided relief and restoration efforts in:

  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2018 Hurricane Michael

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

Our business owner, Andrew Dobson, holds the industry's highest designations as a Master Fire & Smoke Restorer and a Master Water Restorer with large loss experience and certifications including Commercial Drying Specialist. Check out our full list of certifications here!

At SERVPRO of East Mahoning County, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of labor. Get the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team professionals, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County at (330) 536-7477

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. SERVPRO has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Trailers are loaded with equipment, resources and materials necessary to provide emergency relief assistance at a moment’s notice. 

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. 

Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is prepared for the unpredictable.

If your business suffers a major loss, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County - (330) 536-7477

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Commercial Fire Damage Professionals In Youngstown, OHIO

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Professionals In Youngstown, OHIO Fire Containment by SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can keep your Hotel open while restoration takes place

Because most Youngstown, OH area hotels have their own housekeeping staffs, it is tempting to try to manage a fire-related cleaning in-house. The decision to do so becomes difficult because cleanup of fire debris requires specialized training and equipment.

The crew at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has the technology and the know how to handle fire damages. The staff consists of a Master Fire Restorer and its' members have completed several IICRC courses that support the effort to get your hotel fully booked fast. 

Housekeeping crews deliver top-notch day to day cleaning services, but following a commercial fire the level of smoke and soot left behind is highly toxic. Our team of professionals is designed to assess the fire situation rapidly and determine the course of action that will turn your smoke filled, sooty environment back to "Like it never even happened." Your business has been built around the promise of a safe and clean environment in which to rest and relax. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can help you keep your promise. 

The damage from fire presents complexities not seen in regular hotel cleaning. The first steps in abatement are often water removal and structural drying due to firefighting efforts. SERVPRO is a full-service disaster restoration company, so we can move from one remediation task to another quickly and efficiently. We have the equipment and the know-how on site within 90 minutes on receiving the call.

If the fire was confined to one area of your hotel, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County will set up containment of the fire-damaged space, so that business can proceed as usual in the unaffected areas of the hotel.

In order to prevent the spread of odors, we set physical barriers and equipment designed to filter and vent the air. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County will have deodorization specialists available and on-site to clear the air effectively insuring important guests receive the comfortable experience they expect.

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Have questions? Need restoration services? Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County at (330) 536-7477 today.