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Carpet Cleaning Services in Mahoning County OH

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Are the carpets in your home or business actually clean? When was the last time you had the opportunity to detail clean the carpet in your home or business?

To the naked eye, you may look at your carpets and think they are clean.

However, if your cleaning method is just vacuuming, this does that your floors are clean. Although vacuuming your carpets daily is a great habit to be in, your carpets should also receive a steam cleaning as well to ensure longevity and a healthy lifestyle. This is especially true if you have small children or pets in your home.

So what’s the importance of having your carpets professionally cleaned?

Proper maintenance and cleaning of your carpets:

  • Prolongs the life of your carpet. Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule of your carpets will help protect your carpet investment in your home or business while increasing the longevity.
  • Removes trapped pollutants. There is nothing like the feeling of soft, plush carpet below your feet. However, these same carpet fibers are a perfect home for things like pet dander, dirt, and pollen. Seasonal allergies are very common and can be significantly reduced by having the carpets cleaned and removing these pollutants from your home and or business.
  • Easier maintenance. Soils found in carpets are mostly made by gritty and dry particles which can be very abrasive to the pile of your carpet. Over time, the soil becomes embedded into the carpet piles and can lead to premature wear on your carpet fibers. Keeping your carpets properly maintained means that most dry soils can be removed with regular vacuuming.
  • Helps complement the overall appearance of your carpeted room. Cleaned and well-maintained carpets say a lot about the cleanliness of your home or business. Dirty carpets can be an attention-getter as soon as someone steps foot into that room. Having professionally cleaned carpets can avoid that situation and make for a better living and work experience.
  • Removes dust mites and mold spores. While dust mites themselves may not be a problem, the feces and remnants of old body particles are what cause the allergies. Anytime your carpet has foot traffic it is stirring up the pollutants into the air which means you are essentially breathing that in. Given the opportunity and optimal conditions, mold can grow in your carpets as well. Once the mold begins to spread it will eventually make its way through the rest of your home. Regular cleaning can remove the mold spores before they have a chance to spread and cause further damage.
  • Removes stains and spots. Your carpets may acquire a variety of stains and soils over time. Removing these spots and stains quickly can protect your carpets from any further damage.

Remember it is always better to have a pro-active approach rather than a reactive approach when it comes to the carpets in your homes or business. Next time you’re looking for a team to professionally clean and restore your carpets – we are here to help! Call us today at 330-536-7477!

Check out our work in the before & after gallery.

Wet Basement Restoration in Mahoning County

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

totes on concrete floor with a few inches of standing water Water issues can be overwhelming! If your property incurs any, call us and we will make it, “Like it never even happened

Believe it or not 2019 is ending and the New Year lies ahead of us. With the new year, comes new goals, plans, and opportunities to prepare. SERVPRO is here to help you make sure your property is not left out of the 2020 preparation.

As a premier provider of professional water restoration services, we often assist property owners who have incurred an extensive amount of water damage in their basements.

These three tips are designed to help you protect your property as we approach the New Year!

  1. Review your deductible and coverage – make sure that you are adequately covered for services necessary in the event of water damage in your home. You will need mitigation services (the cleaning, drying and removal process), the rebuild (the restructuring of your drywall, flooring and cabinetry), and replacements (for any contents damaged such as furniture or family heirlooms)
  2. Check your sump pump – review the functionality of your sump pump often. Identifying an broken sump pump and replacing it for a couple of hundred dollars could save you thousands in the long run.
  3. Store Belongings Securely – any items in your basement that can, should be stored in plastic crates or on shelves. Everything from your children’s schoolwork, to family pictures, heirlooms, and daily products could be compromised in a water disaster. If the water source is Category 3 (contaminated water), then these items would be a total loss in most instances. Having them properly stored can save you a lot in the long run.

Being adequately prepared may ease some of the stress that comes with an unexpected flooded basement. Water issues can be overwhelming! If your property incurs any, call us and we will make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Check out some of water restorations in the past here.

Preventing Winter Water Damage in Mahoning County

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

icicles with the text "winter water damage prevention" and SEVPRO rooftop logo  By winterizing your home you can help improve your home’s security during the upcoming winter season.

When you think of storms, most people traditionally think of thunderstorms. These storms are usually accompanied by wind, rain, thunder, lightning and flooding. Here in North East Ohio, we experience this type of weather through spring, summer and fall.  However, as Ohioans we are also familiar with another type of storm, the winter storm. The Polar Vortex, The El Nino and La Nina, are weather patterns that can drastically affect our weather conditions throughout the winter months and wreak havoc on our homes.

Much like our spring and summer storms, there are things we can do to prepare for the upcoming winter months and the impending frigid temps. By winterizing your home you can help improve your home’s security during the upcoming season.

The following are some tips to help prevent damage to your home during a winter storm or prolonged, harsh, cold weather:

  1. Much like summer storms, keeping your gutters cleaned is imperative during the winter months as well. Uncleaned gutters can lead to ice dams, which can lead to shingle damage, roof damage and potentially interior damage to your home.
  2. Having any low hanging limbs trimmed around your house and power lines can be a huge benefit and a great preventative tactic. These limbs are usually the first to go when the ice begins to build up, and trimming can prevent a power outage or damage to your home.
  3. If you go south for the winter, or plan on traveling during potentially frigid months, keeping your heat at 55 degrees is very important. Winterizing your home during times of prolonged travel is the best way to go. The money spent to have your local plumber winterize your home vs. the cost of a potential pipe break makes this a “no brainer!”
  4. Insulating exterior walls where there are water lines is highly recommended. Of course, any improvements a homeowner can make to their home’s insulation is always a great idea for a multitude of reasons, specifically regarding this subject matter.
  5. When the temperatures begin to plummet and our overnight forecasts have us below zero for consecutive nights, take heed! Yes, this is an oldie but goodie, but worth noting, let your water run on a slow trickle in your sinks. (and please, make sure the drain is clear!!) An additional piece of advice, many people are annoyed by the sound of the running water, place a sponge in the sink under the trickle. This should help with the noise.
  6. Leave the door of your kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities open during cold snaps and winter storms. Keeping the doors closed does not allow the heat to bring that space to room temperature. Keeping the doors open can mean the difference of several degrees, which can be the difference between pipe break and no break.

Here’s to hoping these tips have been helpful and to wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season! If your property incurs any damage from a busted pipe, winter storms, or any kinds of water damage – SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here to help 24/7.

Call us at 330-536-7477 and we’ll help make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services in Mahoning County

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

before and after of cream carpet with dirty stain on the left and restored look on the right Professional carpet cleaning improves the smell, lifespan, and appearance of your floors.

Are the carpets in your home or business clean? When was the last time you thought about the cleanliness of your carpet in your home or business?

To the naked eye you may look at your carpets and think they are clean. Contrary to belief just vacuuming your carpet does not mean that it is clean. Although vacuuming your carpets daily is a great habit to be in, your carpets should also receive a steam cleaning as well to ensure longevity and a healthy lifestyle, especially if you have small children in your home.

Listed below are some reasons as to the importance of having your carpets professionally steam cleaned regularly (at least once a year).

Proper maintenance and cleaning of your carpets:

  • Prolongs the life of your carpet. Maintaining a regular clean of your carpets will help protect your carpet investment in your home or business while increasing the longevity.
  • Removes Pollutants trapped in your carpet. There is nothing like the feeling of soft, plush carpet below your feet. However, these same carpet fibers are a perfect home for things like pet dander, dirt and pollen. Seasonal allergies are very common and can be significantly reduced by having the carpets cleaned and removing these pollutants from your home and or business.
  • Makes it easier to maintain your carpets. Soils found in carpets are made mostly by gritty and dry particles which can be very abrasive to the pile of your carpet. Over time, the soil becomes embedded into the carpet piles and will lead to premature wear on your carpet fibers. Keeping your carpets properly maintained means that most dry soils can be removed with a regular vacuuming.
  • Helps compliment the overall appearance of your carpeted room. Cleaned and well-maintained carpets say a lot about the cleanliness of your home or business. Dirty carpets can be an attention grabber as soon as someone steps foot into that room. Having clean carpets can avoid that situation and make for a better living and work experience.
  • Removes dust mites and mold spores.While dust mites themselves may not be a problem, the feces and remnants of old body particles are what cause the allergies. Anytime your carpet has foot traffic it is stirring up the pollutants into the air which means you are essentially breathing that in. Given the opportunity and right conditions mold can grow in your carpets as well. Once the mold begins to spread it will eventually make its way through the rest of your home. Regular cleaning though can remove the mold spores before they have a chance to spread and cause further damage.
  • Removes stains and spots. Your carpets may acquire a variety of stains and soils over time. Removing these spots and stains quickly can protect your carpets from any further damage.

Remember it is always better to have a pro-active approach rather than a reactive approach when it comes to carpet cleaning in your business or home. 

If your business is in need of a professional carpet cleaning, call us today for a free quote at 330-536-7477 we're always here to help!

Here to Help Commercial Properties in Mahoning County

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

hallway with dehums and air movers on both sides SERVPRO is your local team of cleanup and restoration professionals - always here to help!

When protecting your commercial property, there are many things to consider. Fortunately, the expertise and experience that SERVPRO can offers will leave you with a satisfying peace of mind. Being prepared for a disaster is paramount. Preparation and education can save a business owner, ten’s, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, keep your business running or get it up and running again much quicker.

The following are reasons you may want to contact a local SERVPRO representative, so you might begin enjoying that renewed peace of mind:

  1. SERVPRO has been serving their customers for over fifty years. We’ve seen just about everything in the Water, Fire and Mold Restoration industry. This knowledge and experience are certainly an advantage to our customers who find themselves facing a loss.
  2. Nationwide Service provider. Because we are a National Franchise, we can offer resources that most restoration companies cannot. Employees, equipment, technology, knowledge and again, experience are some of the advantages of working with SERVPRO. There is no job too big or too small for SERVPRO.
  3. SERVPRO provides an excellent service to our commercial customers called the “Emergency Readiness Profile” or “ERP” An ERP is offered at no cost and can provide you with the preparedness and education you need as a business owner to ensure that your losses are kept at a minimum. Imagine if you and your employees are quickly able to locate and turn off the main water valve in the case of a pipe break. This is only one small example of the ERP’s importance and usefulness to your business.
  4. We are obviously known as a Restoration company, but did you know that SERVPRO offers numerous other services that may be advantageous to the commercial property you own. Janitorial, (one time and on-going accounts), Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, HVAC Duct cleaning, Pressure Washing, are just a few examples of the services we offer.
  5. Response Time. SERVPRO is a 24/7 operation. Our commitment to our customers, includes an extremely fast response time, with the mindset of minimizing damages by beginning mitigation or remediation as quickly as possible.
  6. Our employees are held to very high standards. Each is subjected to a background check and drug testing. Customers will find our technicians to be courteous, knowledgeable and motivated to help.

SERVPRO is your local team of cleanup and restoration experts with the national resources and training to make any size disaster in your commercial property, "Like it never even happened."

Restore Don’t Replace

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

white esporta wash system The Esporta Wash system is just another way we help make any size disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

Facing a fire in your home or business can be a scary feeling. Aside from the potential property damage, there is usually a strong concern for the status of your belongings. Sentimental jewelry, priceless articles, and apparel have never been in better hands than with the ESPORTA Wash System.

At SERVPRO of East Mahoning County our main concern is restoring your property and belongings to a preloss condition. When your belongings incur damage from fire, water, or mold, our state-of-the-art wash system has the power to restore them  by removing odor, heavy smoke, mold, bio fluids, and category 1,2, and 3 water damage.

The Esporta Wash system is just another way we help make any size disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

If your home or business has incurred damage from fire, water, or mold – don’t throw away your ‘ruined’ items. Call us and begin the process of restoration today 330-536-7477 

Tips on Fire Prevention in Mahoning County

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

woman holding her head with both hands and observing the damage as a result of a fire to her home Don’t let a preventable emergency become your next headache!

There are several types of fires that could occur in your home, and surprisingly, even more ways to prevent them from happening. Don’t let a preventable emergency become your next headache!

Here are some tips to preventing home fires:

Your home’s electrical connections could become potential fire hazards. In order to prevent a residential fire, periodically check the outlets in your home.

For best practices, inspect each connected item for proper functioning, as broken or warped electronics can pose fire hazards. This includes those iPhone chargers with frayed ends!

Additionally, be sure to maintain an appropriate number of connections to each electrical outlet or extension cord. Over-extending electrical outlets and cords are a main cause of residential fires.

Most homes also contain hidden fire hazards that you have probably never given a second thought. These threats may include heating pads, dryers, and even light fixtures.

To prevent unsuspecting fire hazards from causing a fire in your home, regularly review potentially hazardous items. Always clean the lint traps in the dryer, and avoid overheating by abstaining from falling asleep with heating pads. It is also important to unplug all cords when they are not in use.

We've all heard that preparation prevents poor performance. When it comes to fire prevention in your home this simple cliché holds true. Although you never really know when an emergency may occur, you can always be prepared!

Disaster can strike at any time and even if you aren’t prepared, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is available day and night! Whether your home or business incurs damage from fire , water or storm, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here to help!

Call us today! (330) 536-7477

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Gutter Cleaning in Youngstown, OH

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

House gutter packed with leaves Clogged gutters are certainly an annoyance, but it left unattended, they can become harmful to the home’s foundation.

Fall is finally upon us! The air is crisp, the leaves begin to change, football season is in full swing and the kids are back in school!

With the beautiful fall foliage comes falling leaves and as a result, piles of leaves all over the ground. Not only do leaves cover our lawns and driveways, but they also accumulate and clog gutters. Clogged gutters are certainly an annoyance, but it left unattended, they can become harmful to the home’s foundation.

Gutters are designed to prevent water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. When it rains, the gutters help remove the water from your rooftop by funneling it to a drain system. If clogged, the system fails and backups, creating a strong chance the water will leak into your home. 

Have you ever cleaned your gutters before? Here are some helpful tips to make the process much easier for you!

  • Wear long sleeves and gloves. You never know how wet and dirty the leaves actually are up there!
  • Use a sturdy ladder. You would be surprised how many people are hurt from falling from ladders while cleaning their gutters! It might be smart to find a ladder with a standoff stabilizer (also called ladder horns). Certain ladders can damage and bend gutters. 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 and start scooping!
  • Make clean-up easier by using a plastic tarp. Raking and throwing away leaves is already a time-consuming task, so don’t make your life harder by dumping all the gutter debris on the ground.  Take the leaves and debris 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 and debris. This is also a good time to make sure you don’t have any leaks.

If you don’t want to take the time to clean your gutters yourself, or maybe you just don’t feel too secure on a ladder, don’t risk your life! Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County and we will clean out your gutters and clean up the mess! Call us today! (330) 536-7477

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Classifications of Water and What it Means

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Drain pipe that has sprung a leak It doesn’t matter what type of water has caused damage to your home or business, SERVPRO is here to help and make it "Like it never even happened.

Water damage would be much simpler if we could think of all water causing damage as the same. But unfortunately, there are three different classifications of water: clean, gray and black. Understanding the differences in these types of water will help you understand how to better handle the situation.

What Is Clean Water?

Much like its name states, “clean” water is not the type to pose an immediate threat to your health as this water is free of contaminants. This type of water is usually found in:

Broken water lines

Malfunctioning appliances

Toilet holding tanks

Snow melt and rainwater

This is the easiest type of water damage to clean up, as there will not be as many microbes living in the water. Clean water is considered ‘Level 1’ when classifying types of water. Keep in mind, if the water is sitting for 48 hours or more and meets the surfaces of a building, it can move up to a level 2. 

What Is Gray Water?

With “gray” water, damage cleanup and restoration become more serious and involved. It may pose a health risk because it usually contains chemical or biological contamination.

Gray water can often come from dishwashers, aquariums, showers, etc. Again, the 48-hour exposure time applies here as well, because if it is not quickly treated, gray water will turn into black water.

What Is Black Water?

Black water is the third classification of damaging water and the most serious of the three classifications. It is highly contaminated by harmful chemicals and biological matter, such as floodwaters containing soil and all sewage waters.

Sewage is full of contaminating microbes, including bacteria, protozoans, molds, fungi and more, which can be harmful to humans. Some of the diseases that can be transmitted by black water are:

Cholera

Typhoid

Hepatitis

Gastroenteritis-type illnesses

Remember, when it comes to floods, assume that all water is black water since it will pick up contaminants as it travels along its path.

All three of these classifications are recognized by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Remediation Certification (IICRC), which is an organization that certifies and sets the standard for the cleaning and restoration industry.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County technicians are all IICRC certified and trained in the best practices for water restoration.

It doesn’t matter what type of water has caused damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here to help get and make it "Like it never even happened." Don’t hesitate to call if you need emergency cleanup and restoration services!  (330) 536-7477.

Top 4 Causes of Commercial Water Damage in Campbell, Ohio

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

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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