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How to Take Care of Your Belongings After a Fire or Flood

1/16/2022 (Permalink)

Vase covered in soot. Here at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County, we understand that your belongings are treasured by you. What you hold valuable, we do as well.

After a fire or water disaster, you may ask who you can trust to clean up and take great care of your personal belongings. Here at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County, we understand that your belongings are treasured by you. What you hold valuable, we do as well. If you ask that we take exceptional care of your great grandma’s vase, we do that. If you request that we pay special attention to your taxidermy family pet, we will do that too. Our goal is to make sure your space and things are back to “Like it never even happened.”

Trained Content Cleaners at SERVPRO

We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire or pre-water condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that cannot withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Do You Need Your Poland Home Deep Cleaned for the New Year?

1/9/2022 (Permalink)

Wiping down floor. If it has been a while since your home has been thoroughly cleaned look into calling SERVPRO of East Mahoning County!

It is a new year and with that comes new responsibilities! If it has been a while since your home has been thoroughly cleaned look into calling SERVPRO of East Mahoning County! We specialize in all types of general cleaning to satisfy all your needs.

Types of Cleaning Services SERVPRO Specializes In

You may need deep cleaning services because you experienced a fire or water disaster. However, you also may need these services to start your new year off fresh and clean. Here are deep cleaning services that we provide at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County:

  • Furniture and Upholstery Cleaning
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Hard Floor and Carpet Cleaning
  • Odor Removal and more!

If you have any of these services that you would like looked into, or if you have a request that you are not sure if we service, simply give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is always Here to Help!

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm in Coitsville Township

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Winter storm newspaper. Winter weather is on its way and unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it.

Winter weather is on its way and unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. One thing about the weather we can expect in northeast Ohio is snowy weather. Whether it is a light snowfall or a dramatic blizzard, we can be sure to expect both. Many of us are used to what is to come in the following months, but some people may be new to the area! Below are some tips on how to prepare your home for the cold and frigid weather.

According to CDC.gov, here are some tips to weatherproofing your home:

  • Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so your water supply will be less likely to freeze.
  • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Insulate walls and attic.
  • Install storm or thermal-pane windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside.
  • Repair roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could fall on your home or other structure during a storm.

For more information on how SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

How to Maintain Carpets in Your Boardman Hotel

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Woman vacuuming floor. One obvious way to keep carpets clean is to frequently vacuum.

Did you know that carpets can hold on to and even bury whatever is walked upon it? This includes, dust, dirt, animal hair and more. Having a hotel, you want to extend the life of carpets to save money.

Preventative Maintenance Measures

One obvious way to keep carpets clean is to frequently vacuum. The more often you vacuum, the more likely topical soils will not settle down in your carpet. According to our Website, below are preventative maintenance measures you can take to increase the life-span of your carpet:

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Piloting the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. We also deep clean commercial spaces. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

How to Be Ready for a Disaster in Lowellville

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

A clipboard with a paper that says 'Disaster Prepare List' The reason to prepare can be summed up in this simple statement, “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

It is so important to be prepared for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The reason to prepare can be summed up in this simple statement, “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

What Can You Do to Prepare?

There are many things you can do to prepare for a disaster. It all begins with communication and action. Follow these next 4 steps from Ready.gov  to help you prepare for a disaster:

  • Make a Plan
  • Build a Kit
  • Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness
  • Teach Youth About Preparedness

Make a Plan

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster.

Build a Kit

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs of each person or pet.

Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

Start today by signing up for alerts and safe-guarding important documents.

Teach Youth About Preparedness

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated.

For more information on how SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can help you after a disaster, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

What to Do Before a Flood Hits in Coitsville Township

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency kit supplies such as first aid kit, food and candles. Being prepared can save your life and give you peace of mind.

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Preparing Before a Flood can save time and money.

How to Prepare for a Flood

“Sometimes floods develop slowly, and forecasters can anticipate where a flood will happen days or weeks before it occurs. Oftentimes flash floods can occur within minutes and sometimes without any sign of rain. Being prepared can save your life and give you peace of mind.”

  1. Create a Communications Plan
  2. Have an Emergency Kit
  3. Prepare Your Home and Family
  4. Charge Electronics
  5. Escape Plan

For more information on how SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can help you after a storm, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Which Company Can Sanitize My Boardman Commercial Business?

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Person in PPE cleaning a commercial building. SERVPRO follows a disinfection process to rid your business of any germs that may be lurking around.

Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over the world in which we live. There is much fear of sickness and disease. Businesses, world-wide, are learning how to operate in a safe, COVID free, environment. With this understanding, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County stepped up to the plate. With many businesses not knowing where to turn, SERVPRO of East Mahoning is Here to Help.

How Can SERVPRO Keep My Business Free of COVID-19?

SERVPRO follows a disinfection process to rid your business of any germs that may be lurking around.

Step 1: Pre-clean all surfaces.

Step 2: We use a hospital grade, EPA registered disinfectant.

Step 3: We make sure the surface is evenly coated and has enough dwell time to take effect.

Check out this 1 Minute Video to hear from one of our owners, Andrew Dobson.

If your home or business needs sanitation or disinfection, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Can My Belongings Be Restored After a Fire in My Youngstown Home?

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke coming out of residential home window. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure.

When you have a fire in your Youngstown home, smoke and soot can affect and damage the walls, ceiling, carpets, and more. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can undoubtedly restore those. But what about the important belongings in your home? Your furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other priceless items? SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has you covered!

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home. The care and attention to detail that are included with our service guarantee that your contents will be as good as new. This is a big part of our Fire Damage Restoration Process.

We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Our team is trained to properly clean and restore all your belongings following a fire. Our Work speaks for itself!

If you suffer from a fire, call the fire damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County today! We are faster to any size disaster and ready to help our community.

You can reach us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to begin getting your Youngstown home, and belongings, to preloss condition today! We make any disaster “Like it never even happened.”

One Important Tip When Selling Your Home

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

A home and key sits in someone's hand. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is the expert when it comes to mold and can help buyers and sellers alike if there is mold that needs remediated.

Have you heard? It is currently a seller’s market. Getting prepared to sell your home is a lot of work. With so much to do…SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is Here to Help with one, simple important tip.

Many of us find the home of our dreams before we even sell our own. This is a pretty common problem. Therefore, sometimes we are left to leave the current home vacant as we move into the new.

It is easy to forget about the old home when you are not there. However, big problems can arise by not taking precautions before leaving a home vacant. You may even be tempted to start saving money right away by turning off the utilities, including your heating and cooling systems. I mean, why would you ever cool or heat an empty home?

Without the regulation of air---your home can suffer property damage. Flooring, baseboard, kitchen cupboards can all be damaged due to high heat drawing moisture out of the wood that can cause cracking, warping, cupping, and potential gaps.

Also, not leaving the air on when you leave, creates a dark and damp environment, making the perfect storm for mold spores to grow.

HGTV reports, “A closed house with the air-conditioning turned off will have higher humidity levels than an air-conditioned home. A vacant house also receives little or no sunlight through closed shades and no air movement with the fan off and the doors locked.”

All you must do is make sure you have air circulation. By leaving the air or heat on, this removes unwanted moisture from the air and filters the air too, making the home smell overall better.

The Environmental Protection Agency suggests that self-cleaning should be considered if the area to be treated is less than 10 square feet. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is the expert when it comes to mold and can help buyers and sellers alike if there is mold that needs remediated.

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  2. Mold Containment
  3. Air Filtration
  4. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  5. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  6. Restoration

If you need assistance with mold or have questions---our SERVPRO professionals are available right now. Call us today at (330)393-9999.

What Do I Do After a Fire in My Youngstown Home?

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

A firefighter stands with a fire extinguisher in a home. We have around the clock response; we are Here to Help!

Fires in your Youngstown home can be devastating, with physical and emotional damage present. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here for the community in times of need. So, what should you do after a fire hits your home? First, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County. We have around the clock response; we are Here to Help! After that, what should you do?

Safety First

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do

Before SERVPRO of East Mahoning County begins restoring your Youngstown home, follow these tips:

  • Change your HVAC filters.
  • Limit movement around the home to prevent soot particles from embedding into carpets.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.

For a full list on “Do’s” check out these Fire Damage Tips.

What Not To Do

There are some things you should certainly avoid doing. Here is what you should not be doing:

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholster without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Follow these tips when your Youngstown home suffers from a fire. Do not forget to call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County right away. We are faster to any size disaster! Call us today at (330) 536-7477 or visit our Website to begin getting your home to pre-fire condition fast!