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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!!

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 

Flooded Basement Cleanup in Poland Ohio

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

We have managed to assist multiple flooded basements in homes and commercial flooding in our local area this week. We offer water removal before we begin restoring your home back to, "Like it never even happened." Storms can affect many homes and businesses in a matter of minutes, and we are proud for the opportunities to assist our local community.

Storms can cause major exterior and interior damage, with our help we can restore your property and belongings. We can respond to trees knocked down on homes or businesses and can help with tree removal as well as providing emergency board up and roof tarp services.

We offer 24-hour emergency service and provide emergency water extraction before the dehumidification, drying, cleanup and restoration process begins. It is important to call SERVPRO quickly to help avoid secondary water damage like microbial growth.

There are different categories of flood and water damages, which requires different solutions to restoring the affected structure. We have extensive water damage restoration training, and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the drying process from beginning to end.

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Flooded Basement Emergency Cleanup

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Basement Emergency Cleanup As a leader in the restoration industry, we are proud to serve the northeast Ohio Youngstown area as a flooded basement cleanup company!

Flooded basement problems are common for springtime in Youngstown, Ohio. 

As the rain picks up the probability for flooded basements increases from sump pump malfunction, drain backup, foundation leaks and more. 

When the weather intensifies, be sure to keep an eye on your sump pump (if you have one) and check on your basement frequently. If you notice standing water in your basement, give SERVPRO of East Mahoning County a call for immediate response — we respond quickly to minimize water damage and prevent secondary water damage from occurring.

The first step is to correct the source of the water. Once the problem is fixed, we can begin with cleanup, drying and restoration services. 

Our goal is to make damage "Like it never even happened." Our team is highly trained with many certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. You can check out our list of certifications here.

At the first sign of water damage, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County 330-536-7477

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Categories of Water Damage - Youngstown, Ohio

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Categories of Water Damage - Youngstown, Ohio Emergency Cleanup Services in Youngstown Ohio - SERVPRO of East Mahoning County 330-536-7477

When water damage occurs in Poland, Ohio, your local SERVPRO professionals are ready to handle the situation quickly and professionally.

In order to properly clean up and restore your home or business after water damage, we train our team of professionals to understand and utilize the industry standard of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) s500 guidelines. 

Identifying the category of water damage will ensure your home or business is cleaned and restored accordingly. The following are the 3 categories of water damage:

  • Category 1:  Water from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. However, category 1 can quickly escalate to category 2.

  • Category 2:  Water having a level of contamination that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources may include dishwasher, washing machine, sump pump malfunctions, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow.

  • Category 3: Water being grossly unsanitary. It can cause severe illness or death if ingested. Sources include sewer and drain backup, river or stream overflow, and stagnant water that has bacterial growth.

If you experience water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County for 24/7 emergency services (330) 536-7477.

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Boardman Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup & Restoration

3/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Boardman Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup & Restoration Flooded Basement in Youngstown, OH

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Mahoning County basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Emergency Basement Flooding?

Call Today for Immediate Response - (330) 536-7477

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of East Mahoning County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Locally Owned & Opperated - Available 24 hours/7 days a week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques with an On-Staff Master Water Restorer certification holder from the IICRC
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (330) 536-7477

Pipe Break - Struthers, Ohio

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

When Pipe Breaks Occur

Pipes often freeze during winter months when temperatures are below 20 degrees. If water in the pipes freeze, it expands into ice putting pressure on the pipe and can cause a burst.

Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • Keep garage doors closed if water supply is in garage
  • Let water drip in facets
  • Keep the location of pipes warm

Action If Frozen Pipes Occur

  • Keep the faucet open while warming the pipe
  • Apply heat to the section of pipe, but avoid using open flame devices

If your pipes burst and flooding occurs - Call professionals to extract the water!

We offer a 24-Hour emergency service to all residential houses and commercial buildings!

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (330) 536-7477

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Water Main Break - Wendover Circle - Youngstown, OH

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

A water break occurred this past month and has flooded several homes in a neighborhood located in Youngstown. Affected homeowners in the area reached out to our company for water removal and restoration services. Our crew immediately headed out to the affected neighborhood and provided services to homeowners in need of assistance.

Local news, WKBN 27 and 21 WFMJ featured Andrew and Katie Dobson to explain a little more about the restoration process after a flooded home.

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration. Our certified technicians have extensive water damage restoration training.

We are always here to help our local community!

Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (330) 536-7477

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Water Damage Cleanup in Youngstown, Ohio

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

Regular maintenance can reduce your chances of a water damage incident. It is important to have frequent inspections to ensure all appliances are running smoothly. Follow the Inspection recommendations below to prevent appliance and pipe failures.

Seven Month Inspection

  • Sinks – Inspect and test cut off valves
  • Toilets – Check supply lines and test cut off valves

Yearly Inspection

  • Roof – Call a professional to inspect for water entry points
  • Plumbing System – Inspect all pipes

Three Year Inspection

  • Water Heaters – Call professional to inspect the anode rod

Four Year Inspection

  • Washing Machines – Replace all hoses

If a water damage occurs in your Campbell or Struthers, Ohio home, call SERVPRO (330) 536-7477

We offer a 24 hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

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Flooded Basement in Poland, OH

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

The month of April is known to be the month of showers in Ohio. This past week many homes have been flooded in the Youngstown area and our crew was able to help out. Our certified professionals are trained to remove the water from a structure with their high quality equipment. After the removal process we continue to dry out the structure and begin restoring the property back to, “Like it never even happened.” We provide a 24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service because basements can flood day or night, on weekends and even holidays, and that’s why SERVPRO Franchise Professionals offer 24 emergency service, 365 days a year. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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April Showers Bring Flooding To Struthers

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Spring has sprung and it isn’t only bringing warmer days and flowers, the rains have arrived! So we need to be on the lookout for flooding outside your home or commercial building as well as being prepared for flooding that starts inside the house. If you experience flooding in your residence we have some helpful tips!


Safety First


-Is it safe to stay in the house?


-Check for slip and fall hazards


-Only do activities that can be safely preformed


Water Damage Restoration Process


Step 1- Emergency Contact


Step 2- Inspections and Water Damage Assessment


Step 3- Water Removal / Water Extraction


Step 4- Drying and Dehumidification


Step 5- Cleaning and Sanitizing


Step 6- Restoration


The professionals at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County are experts in the water damage process so give us a call if you experience water damage this season 330-536-7477


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Water Damage Technology and Techniques for Youngstown

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Technology and Techniques for Youngstown Some of our heavy duty water damage equipment

Water, fire, mold, storm, odors, sewage damage, and many other events can harm your home or commercial building and can feel like it’s a permanent problem, but that’s why the SERVPRO of East Mahoning County professionals are here! We understand that when these things happen you want the problem to go away as quickly as possible, that’s why we are 24/7, 365 days of the year. We have advanced equipment that restores your property back to preloss condition.  We follow Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. We can manipulate temperature and humidity to remove moisture and effectively dry a property quickly.


Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment


Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters that measure the moisture saturation


Water Extraction Equipment


Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water


Portable extraction units perform efficient water removal


Drying Equipment


High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace


Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air


Odor Removal Deodorization


Air scrubbers


Thermal foggers and deodorizing agents


Sanitizing, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments


Deodorizing products control odors from excess moisture


Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms


If water has damaged your house, apartments, or commercial building don’t wait until mold starts to grow to call us! We are in your Youngstown, Campbell, Struthers, Poland, Lowellville, and New Middletown areas. Give us a call (330)536-7477 we will help you through the process.


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Water Mitigation in New Middletown

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Mitigation in New Middletown Upstairs toilet leak caused damages to the ceiling below

Water Mitigation in New Middletown


Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a flood or a leak occurs in a home or building. Through the mitigation process further damage can be prevented. Water damage comes from many sources such as plumbing problems, storm floods, or even a small leak.


Categories


Determine the category of water that has damaged the property.


Category 1: Clean liquid from sanitary source (water fountain, sink, etc.)


Category 2: Liquid from unsanitary source (toilet overflow, dishwasher, etc.) that can cause illness if ingested


Category 3: Liquid from unsanitary source (sewer backup, river, stagnant pool, etc.) that could cause severe illness or death if ingested


These categories are defined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). SERVPRO professionals are certified professionals by IICRC and are trained to properly handle water damage. Based off of the category of water, different processes will be required in order to make it safe to be in again.


SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is available 24/7 for any emergency cleanup that is needed in your Struthers, Campbell, Youngstown, Lowellville, Poland, and New Middletown area! We understand the stress that you endure when water damage occurs in your home. We work to get you back to normal ASAP!  We work with your insurance!


If you are experiencing water damage call us at (330)536-7477 to prevent further damage and mold growth.


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Tips for a Natural Flood

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Prevention –

Try surrounding your house with sandbags to prevent water from entering your basement. You can lay a sheet of polyethylene and stack up to five layers of sand bags on top of each other. Make sure to fill the sandbags with sand up to two thirds full.

Preparation Before Flood –

Build an emergency kit containing essential items, such as a radio, flashlight and nonperishable items. If floods are common in your area, it would be best consider purchasing flood insurance.

Actions During Flood –

Immediately turn off any electrical device before water comes into contact. Avoid walking through moving water above 5 inches to prevent injuries. Listen to radio or television for emergency information and head for higher grounds if there are any flash flood warnings.

As a Fire & Water damage restoration company, we specialize in restoring water damaged homes back to, “Like it never even happened.” If this happens to your Poland home, call (330) 536-7477.

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Flooded Basement Cleanup Service in Youngstown, Ohio

4/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Basement Cleanup Service in Youngstown, Ohio Flooded basement in Youngstown, Ohio - called SERVPRO for water removal, cleanup and drying services

Many homeowners in Mahoning County and the Youngstown area have walked down their steps to find a flooded basement. Water follows the path of least resistance, finding cracks and holes through basement walls. Flooding can often be attributed to insufficient drainage around basement walls, heavy rains, a faulty sump pump, or a combination of these factors.


SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is highly trained in water damage restoration including basement and crawlspace flooding. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to remove the water and dry your basement properly. Our water removal and drying process emphasizes monitoring and documentation to validate your Youngstown area property is dry.


We are your Youngstown, Ohio 24 Hour Emergency Water Removal and Cleanup Service for your home or commercial property water damage.


Call us at (330) 536-7477 for immediate response!


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Categories of Water

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

When water damage occurs in your Poland area the SERVPRO professionals are ready to handle the situation. In order to properly get rid of the water and get your home or business back to normal we train our professionals to understand the factors of water damage restoration. We follow the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) which sets the standards for cleaning and water damage restoration. They provide three different types of liquid involved.


Category 1:  Liquid from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. However, category 1 can quickly become category 2.


Category 2:  Liquid having a level of contaminated that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources may include dishwasher, washing machine, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow.


Category 3: Worst classification being grossly unsanitary. It can cause severe illness or death if ingested. Sources include sewer backup, river or stream overflow, and stagnant liquid that have bacterial growth.


If you have water damage occur, call the professionals to avoid ingesting and handling these liquids unprotected at (330)536-7477

Natural & Man Made Floods

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Natural Floods

This consists of heavy rains, flash floods, and mud flows

Follow the procedures listed below to prepare for a natural flood:

  • Have an emergency kit ready
  • Install check valves to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproof compounds

Man Made Floods

This consists of burst pipes, plumbing problems, and malfunctioning water heaters

Follow the procedures listed below to prepare for a man made flood:

  • Buy and install flood detection and prevention products to alert you if water is detected
  • Invest in flood insurance
  • Often check to see if pipes, water heaters, plumbing, and drainage systems are functioning properly

It is important to have your New Middletown home prepared for a flood to prevent any major damages. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County offers services such as water & fire damage restoration.

Frozen Pipes

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipes Use a blow dryer to warm pipes

During winter in your Poland area pipes often freeze during winter months. When temperatures get down around 20 degrees and sometimes above if the pipes are exposed to cold windy air usually due to cracks in walls pipes will freeze. When water in the pipes freeze it expands into ice putting pressure on the pipe and can cause it to burst leading to a broken pipe and a flood in your home. Pipes that are metal or water lines to things like pools, sprinklers, and interior pipes can burst no matter what the water is flowing through if it’s frozen. To prevent pipes from freezing it’s important to keep garage doors closed if water supply is in garage, open cabinets and doors, let water drip in facets, and keep it warm in the area where pipes are. If frozen pipes occur, keep the faucet open while warming the pipe; apply heat to the section of pipe, but avoid using open flame devices. To avoid this problem keep pipes warm. In the event that your pipes burst and flooding occurs, call the professionals to extract the water and make it like it never even happened at (330)536-7477. Also follow us on Facebook for updates and promotions.

Commercial Water Damage

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Damage Water damage at a local church

Commercial Restoration Services

When water damage occurs in commercial buildings such as: office buildings, apartments, hotels, manufacturing, government, military, and almost any type of commercial business, revenue and productivity are then brought to a halt until cleanup and restoration is finished. SERVPRO is faster to any disaster with highly trained technicians in your Youngstown area. Water damage can occur through many different ways including rainfall, water pipes, floods, and other less common ways. Prevention is the first step in preventing water damage. Maintaining the building by checking the roof for loose or damaged tiles, flat coverings for cracks, and by repairing any problem found immediately. Water damage from pipes can occur from mechanical damage, corrosion, freezing, and overflowing. Having the right floodwater protection is key to keeping the business prepared and safe. The building should be checked for history of flooding in the area and if recent developments increase possible flooding in the area. SERVPRO offers an Emergency Readiness Program (ERP) to provide a plan for disaster.

 

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Ice Dams

1/3/2017 (Permalink)

How Do Ice Dams Form?

Usually after a snow storm there is a pile of snow sitting on the roof above your attic. After the weather warms above 32 degrees Fahrenheit to melt the under layer of the snow it causes the top layer to form into a mound of ice.

Damages They Cause:

After the ice dam reaches it full capacity, the melted water begins to seep underneath the shingles along with dripping into the insulation and down to the ceilings.  

How to Remove the Ice Dams?

Removing ice dams can easily lead to damages even if extremely careful. To efficiently remove the ice dams call a professional to prevent damages to your shingles.

Prevention:

To keep your Youngstown home safe try one of these tips-

A simple prevention method is simply scraping the snow off of the roof the day it falls.

Another way to prevent ice dams is by installing heated cables before the winter begins.

Pipe Burst

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

Pipe bursts

There are a few reasons pipes can burst, but the main one is because of freezing conditions.  Other reasons pipes many burst are due to age, misuse, or damage. When pipes burst they cause damage to property, homes, and sometimes entire areas of a town and roads for days. The most devastating part of pipe bursts aren’t the cost of the repair or even the loss of water, it is the damage that the water does to the homes. In one day the water accumulation in a house could be 9,600 liters of water. Winter is here, so by keeping your homes correctly heated and your pipes properly protected you can avoid a pipe burst in you Campbell home. If you have a pipe burst, close the stopcock fully and open the taps in the home to remove water from the system, stay away from all electrical devices, move any furniture away as soon as possible, call your emergency plumber, and finally call SERVPRO to take care of your water damages.

 

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Water Damage at Local Church

12/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage at Local Church

 

Water damage mostly occurs unexpectedly and can put a damper on the lives of people it affects. Recently there was a urinal malfunction at a church which has shut down the church completely until the problem can be fixed. It occurred on the second floor with water damage accumulating on the second and first floor in multiple rooms.  When water damage occurs there are different specifications and evaluations that need to be made depending on who the damaged area will be affecting.

Every water damage situation is different but by following these steps our professionals can help make it like it never even happened.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/ Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6: Restoration

From minor damage to a full restoration we are here for you 24/7. Give us a call at (330)536-7477 and follow us on Facebook to get helpful tips and promotions in your Struthers home.

Winter Prep

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

It is important to prep your Canfield home for winter to prevent any damages.

Follow the steps below to ensure your home is ready for winter:

  1. Make sure all winter necessities are ready:
    • snow blower
    • snow shovel
    • rock salt
  2. Insulate outdoor faucets and drain the outdoor hose for protection
  3. Store garden hose during the winter to prevent ruptures and leaks
  4. Insulate exposed water pipes
  5. Inspect and clean your chimney
  6. Clean gutters and examine downspouts
  7. Have your HVAC unit serviced to ensure no problems on the first cold night
  8. Replace your air filters to improve the efficiency of the heating system

SERVPRO specializes in HVAC and vent cleaning if you want to enhance the air quality of your home. We are a fire and water damage restoration company; if your structure needs a professional restoration service call SERVPRO.

(330) 536-7477

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Prevent Your Wooden Furniture from Water Damage

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Dressers and other furniture can easily damage from water or liquid products. There are simple steps you can follow to prevent your Poland home furniture from water damage.

Materials Needed:

-Damp Rag

-Stirring Stick

-Bristle Brush

-Sand paper

-Naptha

  1. Use a damp rag to wipe down the dusty surface
  2. Take the polyurethane with a stick without shaking the can
  3. Dip one inch of the brush into the polyurethane and begin running the brush in one direction along the dresser or any other wooden furniture
  4. Another way to apply the polyurethane is with a rag to eliminate air bubbles, but you will need to thin the product by adding the same amount of naptha
  5. To smooth out any bumps, rub the wet sand paper in a circular motion onto the wood

This process should eliminate potential water spillage from affecting your wooden furniture. 

Prevent Your Pipes from Causing Water Damages

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water damages could occur from your own home and not just a flood. Did you know that pipes usually burst because they are not being used enough? When pipes sit for days because appliances are not being used, a buildup takes place and strains the pipes. Just simply flushing a toilet or running water could relieve the strain on the pipes. There are other reasons why a pipe could burst and in case it ever happens, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is certified in water damage cleanup and uses their high quality equipment to restore the damages back to, “Like it never even happened.” The SERVPRO team is equipped with top quality technology which is able to quickly remove the water and restore the water damages that have occurred.

Preventing Water Damages

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

There are simple methods to preventing water damages in your home. These steps should be done frequently to keep your home maintained. The tips are listed below:

1. Exterior walls tend to damage from objects sitting against them

   - Make sure the walls are properly sealed and painted

2. Sprinklers can cause structural issues if positioned improperly

    - Position the sprinklers so it is not spraying directly onto the house

3. Trim your tree branches

    - Have your tree branches at least seven feet away from the house to prevent damages to your home

4. Include a system specifically for a water supply

    - The system will detect a leak and shut off

5. Check for leaks in your kitchens or bathrooms

    - Leaks in areas such as kitchens or bathrooms need to be checked frequently to avoid water damage

Beware of Water

8/26/2016 (Permalink)

 It is obvious that water and electricity are a dangerous combination. There are many ways to prevent many dangers that may occur from water and electricity. Keeping your appliances away from water except for washing machines and dishwashers can prevent fires from starting. One little drip onto a power cord can cause a home fire. Another simple suggestion is to refrain from touching electricity with wet hands to prevent electrocution. To inhibit electrical accidents, refrain from putting portable heaters in a bathroom. As tempting as it might be to carry your portable heater with you on a winter morning, this practice could cause a severe incident if any water were to spill. It is detrimental for your safety and well being to unplug all appliances from the outlet after finished to prevent any fires. If any fire incidents happen due to electricity or water, call SERVPRO to restore all of your damages back to "Like it never even happened."

Youngstown, Ohio 24 Hour Emergency Cleanup Services

7/22/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 330-536-7477

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of East Mahoning County

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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Youngstown, OH 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/29/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 330-536-7477

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of East Mahoning County

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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