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Hurricane Michael Disaster Response

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Now that Hurricane Michael has passed through Panama City and Lynn Haven - SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is ready with the right equipment and team to help you with any damage sustained to you property.

Give us a call at 330-536-7477 and we will be there to assess your damage as soon as possible.

While we are glad that Michael is out of the area, threats to your home or business may still exist. We are experts at board-up, water removal and remediation. Our teams are ready to help make Michael a memory. 

Smoke Damage Cleanup Company in Youngstown, Ohio

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today - (330) 536-7477

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Commercial HVAC & Duct Cleaning in Youngstown, Ohio

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fall is the perfect time to schedule with SERVPRO of East Mahoning County for HVAC & Air Duct cleaning at your local Youngstown, Ohio business.

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.

Mold Problem in Poland Ohio

9/22/2018 (Permalink)

Does your Poland home or business have a mold problem?

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 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.

Call today for an assessment 330-536-7477

Panerathon 2018 Mahoning Valley

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Panerathon 2018 Mahoning Valley 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!!

Mahoning County Fire Chief's Association Golf Outing

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Mahoning County Fire Chief's Association Golf Outing Pictured is Marketing Representative Meghan Durig with her husband Nate from Howland FD and our buddies from Coitsville FD featuring Chief Brown

We had the honor of being the Chief Sponsor for the second year in a row for the Mahoning County Fire Chief's Association annual golf outing! This is a fun event for a great contribution. All proceeds benefit firefighter education with prizes for longest drive, closest to pin, longest putt and more! Mahoning County Fire Chief's Association pulls out all the stops with refreshments all day, sandwiches on the turn and steak dinner at conclusion.

The outing took place on September 8, 2018 at Knoll Run Golf Course in Lowellville, Ohio. Although temps were in the 50s and it rained all day, we had an awesome experience golfing with Chief Brown from the Coitsville Fire Department!

In addition to sponsoring this event, we provided SERVPRO golf towels for all of the golfers! 

Thank you to our Mahoning County Fire Departments for all you do to keep us safe.

Click here to check out more photos from the outing on our Facebook page!

Mold Damage Cleanup Services in Struthers Ohio

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts about mold in your Youngstown home:

  • 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.

Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County today at (330) 536-7477

How to Clean up Water Damage

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

...a question many have after experiencing water damage!

Luckily, our highly trained restoration professionals are ready to help you in your time of need. With fall hurricane-aftermath rains underway, many Youngstown homeowners run the risk of experiencing water damage due to a sump pump malfunction, drain backup or flooding. Find out about the different categories of water here.

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water-damage condition. Our process includes documentation of the drying process to validate your property is dry. 

We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

We're dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us for your water damage cleanup in Youngstown, Ohio. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage and reduces cost.

Need help? Contact us!  Our on-call project managers are ready to respond 24/7 (330) 536-7477 

SERVPRO visits Brookfield Fire/EMS for HTC Fire Academy Training

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO visits Brookfield Fire/EMS for HTC Fire Academy Training We recently visited Brookfield Fire/EMS to be part of an HTC Fire Academy training class

We recently visited the Brookfield Fire & EMS department to take part in HTC Fire Academy's Salvage & Overhaul training Session.

Our marketing representative Meghan presented on After the Fire, what SERVPRO can do for our first responders as well as our customers in a fire or water damage emergency situation. Jim and Rodd talked about our contents processing center and how we can help restore textiles with our Esporta Wash System.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our highly-trained restoration technicians are  dedicated to responding immediately to any fire or water damage emergency. We’re on-call 24/7 to respond to any size disaster.

Step 2: Initial Inspection

We carefully inspect the structure and identify type of smoke (wet, dry, protein, fuel oil soot, etc.) and develop a plan of action

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Our dedicated board-up crew is on-call 24/7. To maintain security and protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and tarp roofs without causing unnecessary damage to the structure.

Step 4: Contents Evaluation

We have the capacity and resources to inventory, pack out, clean and store contents from any size loss.

Step 5: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use commercial grade dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 6: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 7: Odor Removal, Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 8: Restoration

Reconstruction may involve minor or major repairs. We’re here to make damage “Like it never even happened.”

To see more photos from our trip to Brookfield Fire/EMS, check out our Facebook page!

Mold Removal Services in Struthers Ohio

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

We have the necessary resources and certified technicians to identify what procedures need to be taken for a mold cleanup services. Our crews specialize in mold mitigation and remediation services.

Mold "Removal" vs. Mold Remediation - What's the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Process

Our team is highly trained in Mold Remediation, with ownership being certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as an Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. We understand that every mold situation is different and requires a special plan of action, but here is our "typical" process:

  1. Step 1: Customer Contact The process begins when you call us. We will ask you a series of questions to help determine the personnel, equipment and resources needed to best serve you in your time of need.
  2. Step 2: Mold Inspection and Mold Assessment We will carefully inspect your home or business and can provide mold testing services. We have a range of equipment to help us identify not only if there's mold, but if there's hidden water leaks.
  3. Step 3: Mold Containment We use containment to prevent the spread of mold. We will isolate the contaminated area to keep mold spores from cross contaminating and spreading throughout the structure during our cleanup process.
  4. Step 4: Air Filtration We use "air scrubbers" and HEPA vaccuums to help capture mold spores out of the air. 
  5. Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials It may be necessary to remove and siapose of mold-infester materials like drywall or carpet to remediate heavy mold growth. 
  6. Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings We have the capabilities to assess your personal belongings and if needed perform move-out services to clean and disinfect your belonings, storing them until the project is complete.
  7. Step 7: Restoration Depending on the scope of work performed, building repairs may be necessary. Repair services may be minor and limited to a small space or could be more extensive. Our reconstruction division will work with you throughout the process to make your house feel like home again!

If you see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County today at 330-536-7477