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Ew, Sewage. Who Should I Call in East Mahoning County?

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

A toilet. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment are necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. Allow SERVPRO of East Mahoning County explain.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses.
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

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Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow?

Call Us Today – (330) 536-7477

How to Locate Leaky Pipes in Your Youngstown Home

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

A man is tightening pipes under a sink. Do not hesitate to get the water damage restoration professionals at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County on your side!

Though a small leak in your plumbing may not cause abrupt water damage, the slow and constant stream of water can wreak havoc on Youngstown homes. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County does not want this to happen in your home. That is why we are here to give you some tactics on locating a plumbing leak.

Monitor Your Water Bill

Even a subtle increase on your water bill may indicate a leak. The bigger the increase on your bill, the larger the likelihood you have a leak.

Check Connections to Appliances

Connections are the most common area for leaks in your pipes. Check where pipes connect to toilets, sinks, washing machines, and more! These are the most at-risk areas. If you suspect you have a leak, these are some good places to check.

Physical Signs

If you see your walls or ceilings have some physical changes, you might have a leak! If there is a stain or discoloration, there could be water damage behind the surface. Other physical changes include bubbling, peeling, or warping of surfaces. All are signs of water damage and possible leaks.

Odor

Moisture, and water damage, has a distinct odor. Using your sense of smell can locate leaks in your home that are hidden. Do not ignore these smells! Use your best judgment when you smell moisture in your Youngstown home.

When you do locate the leak, you should call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County to restore the damage. Water damage can be harmful to your home and the secondary damage such as mold can be worse. Do not hesitate to get the water damage restoration professionals at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County on your side!

Call us today at (330) 536-7477 or visit our Website to get your Youngstown home to preloss condition fast!

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County’s Water Damage Process

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

A couch in the living room is under water. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

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

Tips to Make Sure Your Sump Pump is Ready for Spring at Your East Mahoning County Home

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

sump pump in cement basement floor Don't let spring showers flood your basement. Here are some helpful tips to be sure your sump pump is working properly!

We all know April showers bring May flowers. But April showers can also increase the amount of water coming into your basement from the winter runoff. Allow SERVPRO of East Mahoning County to give you some tips of how to maintain the sump pump this Spring to prevent unwanted plumbing.

Take the cover off.

Ensure to check the tank for any debris that can block it. Look for things like leaves, gravel, mud, or rocks.

Be sure to flush the system.

To be sure the pump is working properly, you can test it out by “flushing” it out with either a bucket of water or a hose. Be sure to listen to make sure it is not making any odd sounds. The sump pump should be running with ease. If you hear something array, contact your local plumber immediately.

Examine the float.

This is one of the largest reasons for overflow. When testing the sump pump, make sure the float travels easily on the float rod.

Check the discharge pipe.

Just like the tank… make sure the outside discharge pipe is not blocked by anything either. The pipe can become blocked with debris as well. You also want to check the direction of the water. Ensure it is traveling away from your foundation of your home.

Inspect the check valve.

Plumbers suggest at least a 3/16 relief hole between the pump and the check valve for good measure. Ensuring this is at the recommended 3/16 will maintain the life of the pump and prevent failure.

If your Youngstown home does experience water damage this spring… call the water damage experts at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County. Water damage is the cornerstone of our business, and we do it better than anyone else. Visit our website or our Facebook page for more tips of the trade.

My Ceiling Has Water Damage in Poland, Now What?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Picture shows a large portion of an indoor celing that has been affected by water damage. Try to locate the water leak (safely!) If the leak is below a bathroom or kitchen, it might be a plumbing leak

Water damage as a whole is no fun. But water damage on the ceiling might be the worst kind! It’s elevated and hard to reach, it’s dripping water, or even making your ceiling sag. Here are some tips on what to do if you see water damage on your ceiling in Poland:

  • Don’t turn on ceiling fans or lights in the room with damage
  • Remove loose items from the floor
  • Try to locate the water leak (safely!) If the leak is below a bathroom or kitchen, it might be a plumbing leak
  • Stay out of the room if the ceiling is sagging
  • Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County

All of these tips are great in dealing with water damage, but that last point is the most important. Water damage is tricky and should be left to the professionals. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has highly trained water restoration technicians ready to respond to any size disaster. Our water restoration process includes:

  1. Emergency Contact - The process starts when you call us
  2. Inspection and Water Damage Assessment - We determine the extent of the damage
  3. Water Removal/Water Extraction - We remove and extract the water from your home
  4. Drying and Dehumidification - We use specialized equipment to remove the remainder of the water from the home and air
  5. Cleaning and Sanitization - We clean all restorable items and structures damaged
  6. Restoration - Restoring your Poland home to preloss condition

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County has the expertise, equipment, and training to get your Poland ceiling fixed fast! Call us today at (330) 536-7477 or visit our Website and let our industry leading services go to work for you today!

Who Can Fix Winter Water Damage in Youngstown?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

picture shows a man and a woman looking up to a leaky roof while holding a pot/ Whether it’s a pipe break, a leaky roof, or any other accident, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here to help.

We may not be experiencing large rain showers and flooding this time of year in Youngstown, but we are getting our fair share of winter related water damage. Pipe breaks due to ice blockage, leaks in the ceiling from ice dams on our roofs, and even water damage from snow melting. All of these can damage your home in Youngstown.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County doesn’t want any home in Youngstown to suffer water damage this winter, or all year for that matter! Our highly trained water restoration technicians are ready to respond to any size disaster. Our services include:

  • Water removal and water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Cleaning and sanitation
  • Water restoration
  • Mold remediation and mold restoration

With the expertise, training, and equipment on hand, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is ready to respond faster to any size disaster! Whether it’s a pipe break, a leaky roof, or any other accident, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here to help.

Call us today at (330) 536-7477 or visit our Website to get your home to preloss condition fast

Why Bother When it Comes to Water Damage?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and furniture in inches of water cartoon SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can restore your home and belongings after water damage!

When water damages your home, it may be quick and easy to think, “Ugh, I will just replace everything.” I do not want to bother trying to dry everything out and get rid of the musty, wet smell.

Believe it or not, water restoration through mitigation is cheaper than replacing.

When SERVPRO of East Mahoning County arrives on the scene, they will locate and access the source, type, and scope of the water damage.

Then, we will use our specialized equipment to dry out your property and belongings quickly and efficiently. We employ air movers and industrial dehumidifiers, while monitoring and documenting the entire drying process. Our technicians are highly trained and IICRC certified in water restoration and mitigation.

This process has been proven effective and helps you and your family or business get back to normal life as soon as possible.

Without the right team on your side, the water restoration process can cost you an arm and leg and be excruciatingly slow and painful. Rest assured, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here for you!

If you have any questions or need our help, call us today! (330) 536 7477

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Making a Water Damage Claim in New Middleton

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Family sitting in a boat in their house with water damage Water damage can be overwhelming and stressful, let SERVPRO of East Mahoning County come help you out!

Water damage can cause a hurricane of feelings from loss to confusion and worry. The last thing most people want to do is get on the phone and fight with their insurance company to make a claim.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here to help walk you though the process and keep you informed. Here are 3 basics to keep in mind and help get you through the process. 

  1. Understand What Is Covered: Unfortunately, after water damage has occurred, it is not possible to change your insurance plan. Choosing an insurance policy that will cover common types of damage is helpful. By knowing what your insurance policy will cover, you can be more prepared for a disaster, and you can quickly make a claim and spend less time worrying about the financial aspect of the damage.
  2. Documentation Is Key: After you have made the insurance claim, your insurance company will likely request documentation to know how to compensate you. Many insurance companies send an adjuster to photograph the damage. In most cases the more documentation you can provide to the insurance adjuster and your insurance policy, the better.
  3. Time Matters: After a claim has been made, the next priority is to fix and clean your home. However, spending time attempting to fix a broken pipe or trying to clean your home on your own can be both time-consuming and hazardous. When it comes to standing water, time is of the essence because it can lead to structural damage if left untouched for too long. Making the most of the time you have and calling in professionals is often the best way to ensure your home does not become more damaged.

Homeowners with damaged homes might find it helpful to contact water damage restoration experts. The professionals at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County are available 24/7 and highly trained in water restoration. We will work with you and your insurance company to get your life back to normal as soon as possible.

Give us a call today! (330) 536 7477

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Is Your Basement Best Friends with Water and Humidity?

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Water seeping in through cracks in basement flooring This water damage was caused by cracks where the wall meets the floor.

Picture the basement in your home…

Is it humid in the summer months?

Are there small puddles or damp spots after a rainfall?

Do the walls ever have visible condensation?

Is there a damp, musty smell that makes it unpleasant to spend time in your basement?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it may indicate that your basement has a moisture problem.

Although the problem may seem small and inconsequential now, moisture can leave long term damage if it is not mitigated effectively. Mold loves to grow in dark, damp spaces and can cause health concerns if it is in fact growing in your basement. 

There is a chance I just delivered some unfortunate news to you, so I am going to present some solutions to you next!

First, it is a great idea to invest in a dehumidifier to dry out the air in your basement. Especially if you smell the musty, unpleasant odor, the dehumidifier will help eliminate this problem.

Inspect the floors and walls of your basement. Are there cracks where the wall meets the floor? This could be where the water is seeping in. 

If you are continually seeing water and damp spots in your basement, it is probably a good idea to call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County.

When our team arrives, we will perform an inspection to determine the cause of the water and the best way to mitigate the problem. Our professionals will employ the use of powerful dehumidifiers and air movers to eliminate the moisture as quickly as possible. 

Do you need help with a water or moisture problem? Call us today! (330) 536 7477

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Where's the Leak in Mahoning County Homes?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

image of window well containing sitting water that can cause water damage to a basement Ground water and heavy rain water can accumulate in the window seals and can cause leaks.

During the rainy spring months, you may see water in your basement. Whether your basement is fully finished or not, it can be pesky to clean up and difficult to find the source. Here’s a few possible places the water leak can be coming from:

A Wall Leak: In some older homes, water can gather in low spots in the ground and could eventually leak into your home through the bottom of the main floor. Water can also leak through the cracks in the middle of your walls. This is a more damaging type of leak because it means there is a build up of pressure in the ground and water then pushes against the wall overtime. 

Mortar Joints: If your basement walls are made of cinder blocks or brick instead of concrete, these blocks or bricks can deteriorate overtime and break down leading to water leaks. 

Drain Tiles: On the contrary, just because your home is newer doesn’t mean you are less susceptible to water damage in your basement. Drain tiles often wrap around the edge of your newer basement. It looks like a plastic pipe wrapped in a cloth sock surrounded by gravel. It is usually safe and durable but can be affected by a storm, tree roots or any outside elements. 

Window Well: Newer basements are often built with windows to allow more natural light to come in. However, ground water and heavy rain water can accumulate in the window seals and can cause leaks. Sometimes this leak is in direct correlation to an overflowing gutter that leads into the window cracks. 

Additionally, be on the lookout for leaks in more common spots like the sewer pipes or basement sump pump. Sewer pipe leaks will often be visible and show stains. Sump pumps often experience failure, clogging or can simply be installed incorrectly. 

When you spot any water damage or are having trouble locating the source of the leak, call us at SERVPRO® of East Mahoning County at (330) 536-7477 and we can help immediately. We can help you stay dry and safe!

The Top 10 List of Water Disaster Tips – Letterman Style

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

a stacked image of the words 'Top 10' SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is a 24/7 emergency restoration company with a proven track record as the industry leader.

There are lots of culprits when water disasters strike – broken pipes, backed-up sewer and drain, broken sprinkler or most commonly, a natural disaster. When any of this occurs, having a strategic disaster plan in place, a partnership with a trusted restoration company and familiarity with your flood insurance policy, is critical to a quick recovery.

Taking the time to review these tips will help ensure the quickest response possible, to get your property back to looking “Like it never even happened.”

Here it is “Letterman Style”, the Top 10 list:

Ten - Align yourself with local fire and police, insurance, utility company, and a restoration company and alert them immediately.

Nine - Know where your water shutoffs are located for quick access. This will help minimize loss, lower risk, and protect your assets.

Eight - Be on the lookout for water seeping through light fixtures or electrical boxes. Water and electricity don’t mix.

Seven - If water is present in the area of electrical boxes or circuit breaker boxes, be sure to shut down the electricity.

Six - Identify if you are dealing with contaminated water or not in order to initiate the best remediation plan.

Five - Can you positively identify any lead or asbestos? If so, schedule abatement and be aware of the health concerns.

Four - Protect your valuables from the affected areas. This may mean moving electronics, computers, furniture, and any important files or documents.

Three - Have plastic available for use in covering items noted above. Also, be ready to quickly dispose of contaminated items.

Two - Create a barrier around the perimeter of the contaminated area so bacteria are not transported to non-affected areas.

And the number one tip for dealing with water disasters –

Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County as your restoration partner to help restore your property to good working order.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is a 24/7 emergency restoration company with a proven track record as the industry leader. We can be reached at 330-536-7477 for all your cleaning and restoration needs.

Water in your Basement? Speed Dial SERVPRO®

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

male SERVPRO worker extracting water from a flooded basement Our SERVPRO® team was quick to respond to this flooded basement and is shown here extracting the water.

When it rains, it pours. According to statistics published by the American Society of Home Inspectors, roughly 60% of the houses in the United States have moisture problems. With the spring season being just around the corner, homeowners should be prepared for heavy rainfall and take preventative measures against possible basement water issues.

So, what can you do? Here is a list of several things that can minimize the risk of having a wet basement:

  • Ensure your gutters clear of leaves and other debris
  • Check your downspouts (it’s recommended to extend them at least 10 feet from your home)
  • Landscape slope – the land around your home should be sloping away from it
  • Seal your basement
  • Check for signs of foundation damage
  • Install a sump pump (also consider buying a backup battery-powered pump in case the power goes out)

Should you experience a water damage situation in your home, immediate action is critical as mold can quickly and easily spread. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. Our highly trained SERVPRO® team has the experience, expertise, and advanced equipment needed to remove the water, dry your basement properly, and perform mold remediation, if necessary.

We are also available 24/7! Give us a call at 330-393-9999 for all of your water cleanup, damage repair, and restoration needs, and remember that we are Faster to any size disaster.

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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Reliable SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Our crews will be equipped with the latest technology and water mitigation equipment to help them respond efficiently and effectively

The SERVPRO water mitigation professionals are trained, certified and experienced in restoring your property in Struthers, OH back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Emergency Services are available year-round, at any time of day, holidays included. Your call will be answered by a customer service representative who will dispatch a specialized water mitigation team to assess the water damage and determine the best course of action. Our crews will be equipped with the latest technology and water mitigation equipment to help them respond efficiently and effectively.

What is Water Mitigation?

Do you find yourself wondering “what is water mitigation”? Well, these are words you may hear frequently, but what do they really mean?

Water mitigation is the prevention of further water damage by taking strict actions. It includes the removal of unsalvageable content and structural materials (dry wall, flooring, etc.), cleaning of the affected areas, application of disinfecting agents, drying and deodorizing the structure. The SERVPRO team will collect and haul away any unwanted debris from the site.

The length of time it takes to properly mitigate the water at your property is determined by the amount of damage the water has caused.

Advanced drying equipment and air sanitizers are left onsite to complete the water mitigation process. The equipment will be monitored by our technicians over a period of a few days as to the temperature, humidity and moisture in the affected areas.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County offers full restoration services at (330) 536-7477. Visit our Facebook page for the latest tips, offers and restoration news. 'Like' our page and stay connected with us.

Water Loss in Poland, Ohio

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

This is a photo of the source of loss at a home in Poland, Ohio. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County dried out and fixed this customer's home!

This home suffered water damage stemming from a leaking pipe underneath their kitchen sink. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County was called out to the home to perform mitigation services! Our quick response time and efficient drying practices helped to minimize the damage the water could cause. 

Another big concern any time there is water damage, and especially if there is any amount of standing water, is mold. Moist, dark areas are mold's playground, and it can grow very quickly and can cause any number of health concerns for a building's occupants. Part of our drying process helps to prevent the growth of any new mold while also disposing of any existing mold. 

If you experience any water damage or find mold in your home, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County @ (330) 536-7477 today!

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Water Damage in Youngstown, Ohio

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

This photo shows a kitchen after all drying services were completed and before construction services began,

This photo shows a kitchen that suffered water damage through the roof. Water came in through the ceiling and collected on the floor, damaging countertops, tile on walls, and the drywall on the ceiling. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County was called out to perform mitigation services. Our quick and effective response times ensure that any damage, no matter the size, is cleaned and dried to stop the damage from spreading.

Our construction department can and will then put all damaged building material back to how it was before your loss. We work closely with your insurance provider to ease the burden of this stressful time. As a local construction and restoration company, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service for our customers and community. 

If you experience water damage, call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County @ (330) 536-7477.

Panerathon 2018 Mahoning Valley

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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.

Click Here to view our IICRC certifications!