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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

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

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

Mold Cleanup in Your Youngstown Home or Business

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Cleanup in Your Youngstown Home or Business Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home. Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County to schedule cleanup!

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold spores & infestation throughout your home or business. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home or business.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of East Mahoning County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Give us a call to schedule mold testing for your home or business.
Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 330-536-7477

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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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Control the Mold in Lowellville, Ohio

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold is most likely to grow in a moist atmosphere, therefore it is common for mold to appear in your home after a flood or as leak. Mold old is expected to appear in moist areas, thus action should be taken immediately after it begins to grow to prevent the fungus from spreading. Mold can cause allergic reactions such as, watery eyes, runny nose and coughing. The best way to prevent mold from occurring is by controlling the moisture in your home. Molds are not limited to growing on one particular surface; mold can grow on your walls, floors, carpets, appliances, and furniture. A way to control the moisture in your home is by recognizing some common sources such as indoor plumbing leaks, humidifiers, flooding, or even wet clothes drying inside the home.

Visit the SERVPRO of East Mahoning County website for more tips and information. You can contact us at (330) 536-7477 for more information.

Does Your Poland, Ohio Home Need a Mold Service?

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Causes

  • Indoor moisture is the leading cause to household mold
  • Not taking immediate action after a flood
  • Standing water must be removed immediately to prevent further damages
  • Not inspecting your house after a storm for leaks

Mold Prevention

  • Keep your home dry and giving it as much exposure to the sun as possible
  • For extreme flooding, call professional service to remove the water
  • Remove wet carpets and furniture

DIY Mold Remover Materials

Main Household Materials:

  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Soft Scrubbing Brush

Household mold sometimes requires a professional service.

Why Call SERVPRO?

  1. We offer an inspection and mold damage assessment
  2. We remove mold and mold-infested materials
  3. We clean contents and belongings
  4. We provide a complete restoration service

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Mold Services in Youngstown, Ohio

9/4/2017 (Permalink)

Why Choose Us?

SERVPRO consists of highly trained mold remediation specialists. The certified technicians have the training and experience to quickly restore a damage structure. SERVPRO specializes in water and mold damage restoration and utilizes specialized equipment to restore your property back to, “Like it never even happened.”

If your Struthers or Poland, Ohio home needs a mold inspection or service call (330) 536-7477

What Causes Mold?

  • Humidity
  • Leaking pipes
  • Leaking roof
  • Condensation
  • Poor ventilation
  • Wet Clothes
  • Flooding
  • Damp basement

How to prevent Mold:

  • Monitor the humidity in your home – Try a dehumidifier
  • Dry wet areas immediately
  • Ensure your home has proper ventilation
  • Try to bring in as much sunlight to your home
  • Inspect water leaks around the house and fix immediately

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Mold Services in Struthers, Ohio

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Our specialized technicians know how to search for new mold growth and understand which procedures need to be taken. The crew uses highly advanced equipment to completely remove the problem. To prevent mold from occurring, it is important to take immediate action after a water damage. Our company specializes in water and mold damage restoration and they have the experience to quickly restore your property back to, “Like it never even happened.”

The mold remediation process includes:

  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

We are a 24-Hour Emergency Service and faster to any size disaster. We provide highly trained mold remediation technicians. We are locally Owned and Operated.

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A Guide to Water Damage and Mold

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Home Floods Cause:



  • Wet Furniture

  • Soaked Carpets

  • Peeling Wallpaper


Water Damage leads to mold growth in only 24 hours


How to take action? Remove wet carpet & call a professional service.


Why?


Certified professionals are trained to look for new mold growth. They utilize efficient equipment to effectively restore your home.  


There are Six Steps Followed for a Water Restoration Procedure:


Step 1: Emergency Contact - This is where YOU call US. We are available 24 hours a day for water emergencies.


Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment - This is where WE come in to identify which procedures needs to be taken.


Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction - Excess water will be removed.


Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification


Step 5: Cleaning and Repair


Step 6: Restoration


If a water damage occurs to your Canfield home, call SERVPRO to restore your damages back to, “Like it never even happened”.


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Commercial Mold Damage

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professionals understand that finding mold in your Poland business can be the beginning of a bad day for you. Finding and remediating the mold as soon as possible will result in less damage and down time for your business. We are here for you to make it "Like it never even happened." Professional clean up for mold is required to get your business back on its feet faster and make it a safe environment. Mold knows it’s an unwelcome guest and tends to occur in the less popular places of the building. Recently a local church discovered mold in their basement where they spend some of their time for youth groups and other events. They caught the mold quickly and called their local SERVPRO and they were able to get rid of the mold, clean, and verify the area is now up to health standards. If you find mold in your business or home, call the professionals to get you back on your feet ASAP at (330)536-7477.

Control the Mold

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

Mold is most likely to grow in a moist atmosphere, so it is common for mold to appear in your home after a flood or as leak. Although mold is expected to appear in moist areas, action should be taken immediately after it begins to grow to prevent the fungus from spreading. Mold can cause allergic reactions such as, watery eyes, runny nose and coughing. The best way to prevent mold from occurring is by controlling the moisture in your home. Molds are not limited to growing on one particular surface; mold can grow on your walls, floors, carpets, appliances, and furniture. A way to control the moisture in your home is by recognizing some common sources such as indoor plumbing leaks, humidifiers, flooding, or even wet clothes drying inside the home.

Visit the SERVPRO of East Mahoning County website for more tips and information. You can contact us at (330) 536-7477 for more information.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Youngstown
  • Campbell
  • Struthers
  • Poland
  • Lowellville
  • New Middletown

DIY Mold Remover

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

It is hard to maintain a clean bathroom but there are multiple ways to keep your bathroom clean. Shower grout is common and mixing baking soda with bleach could bring your shower back to normal. If you do not like using harsh chemicals like bleach you could consider replacing it with lemons. Another way to remove mold is by combining baking soda with liquid soap and essential oils. Just mix the two products and scrub the grout with a tooth brush. Sometimes mold inconveniently occurs and surrounds your bathtub. Soaking cotton balls with bleach and placing it along the stained/moldy area caulking overnight will remove the mold. For hard water build up you can mix lemon juice, vinegar, and dish soap to remove the grime in unwanted areas.

Types of Household Molds

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

Cladosporium is the most common type of mold we see in our households. You probably have seen it on your food such as bread. The mold is a green, black, or grey color. This type of mold is harmful with people who have allergies or asthma. It could cause allergic reactions and shortness of breath for individuals who are diagnosed with asthma. Aspergillus is a type of mold that usually occurs in moist areas in your house and grows very quickly. This mold usually appears on the walls of your basement; most people ignore it and do not take action because they are not aware of the infections it causes. Alternaria is a type of mold that does not need a lot of water to grow. This form of mold is usually found after a flood and it should be taken care of by professionals such as SERVPRO.