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Thanksgiving Fire Prevention Letter

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Dear Individual Who Wants to Avoid a Fire,

As we are approaching the most incredible meal of the year, it is important to practice fire safety tips. It is necessary to follow these simple tips to avoid a fire in your Canfield, Ohio home.

  1. Make sure your smoke alarms are working
  2. Have a fire extinguisher available
  3. It is imperative to stand by the food you are frying or grilling
  4. Avoid loose clothing to prevent it from catching on fire
  5. Do not use water to put out a grease fire!
  • Use baking soda
  • Use a fire extinguisher if the fire is flaring
  1. Have someone in or near the kitchen at all times
  2. Make sure the handle of your pot is not placed towards the kitchen
  • Keeping it placed correctly could save your meal from spilling 
  1. Use a timer and continuously check on the food
  2. Keep Children out of Kitchen 

Sincerely,

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County

P.S. Enjoy your Turkey.

Mold in Austintown, Ohio

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Preventing Mold

Preventing mold in Ohio homes can be complicated because of the excessive rain and moisture. Leaky roofs and floods are common in this state because of the rainy weather. Water damages should have an immediate professional service to prevent homes from molding.

Dangers of Mold

Not only does mold create an ugly scenery and an unpleasant smell, but scientists are claiming it can affect your health!

This whole occurrence can be extremely overwhelming. As a restoration company, we can eliminate the problem with our high quality products and trained staff.

Minor Mold

For minor mold try combining baking soda with liquid soap and essential oils. Just mix the two products and scrub the grout with a tooth brush.

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SERVPRO Storm Team in Houston

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Harvey

The recent storm, Hurricane Harvey strengthened into a hurricane and affected Houston, Texas.

Evacuation

Residents were advised to evacuate immediately to avoid danger or harm the storm could cause. Countless homes and properties were destroyed after the storm leaving civilians with flooded homes and no power; this prevented many individuals from living in their own homes.

Restoring Houston Properties

Our storm team traveled to Houston to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The team assisted many affected properties to help Houston residents get back to their daily routines.

Storm Team

Although we are locally owned, our team was able to assist in the restoration process in Houston because they have prior experience with storm and flood restoration. 

If damages occur to your Austintown home from a storm, give us a call! (330) 609-8543

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Power Outage Due to Storm in Canfield, Ohio

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Was There a Power Outage? 

Power outages are common during a storm, which means the electricity in a freezer is not keeping the food cold. It can be difficult to determine whether a power outage occurred if you were not present during the storm.

How to Determine 

One away to determine whether the food in your freezer needs thrown out is by using a quarter.

Freeze a cup of water before evacuating your home and put a quarter on top of the frozen water.

If the quarter is sunk to the bottom of the cup after the storm, you should dispose all food stored in the freezer.

The quarter sinking to the bottom means the food in the freezer has defrosted and it should be thrown out. This is a great method to determine if your food went bad.

Tropical Storm & Hurricane Tips

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Preparation Methods:

  • Have an emergency kit ready

The kit should be filled with emergency essentials:

  • Water
  • Food
  • Radio
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Map of area
  • Contact info
  • Extra keys
  • Personal documents
  • Clothes/shoes

Actions before/during the Storm:

  • Monitor the radio and TV for any emergency announcements
  • Load car with important necessities ahead of time
  • To avoid any dangerous possibilities, it is best to evacuate ahead of time
  • Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges on foot or in a vehicle
  • Immediately head for higher ground if there is a flash flood warning

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is locally owned and operated. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

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Does Your Fredericksburg, Ohio Home Need a Mold Service?

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

DIY Mold Remover

Main Household Materials:

  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Soft Scrubbing Brush
  • Water

Bleach will work more effectively on bathtubs, counter-tops, and glass. Avoid using bleach on absorbable materials like wood or drywall.

For removing mold from grout, try vinegar instead of bleach. Vinegar is a safer alternative to prevent discoloration.

Grout Removal

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup Baking Soda
  • Soft scrub brush
  • Spray bottle

Directions:

  • Fill spray bottle with ½ cup vinegar and ½ cup water. Use this mixture to spray onto affected area and use the brush to scrub in a circular motion.
  • After this first step is completed, begin making a paste with baking soda and water. Mix ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of water to create a paste.
  • Once the paste is completed, begin applying it along the grout and scrub with the brush.

Extreme mold may require professional services. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County does offer mold remediation and restoration services.

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Mold Services in Boardman, Ohio

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO offers a mold remediation service. Our certified technicians follow certain procedures to ensure your home is restored back to, “Like it never even happened.” Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. If your Fredericksburg, Ohio home needs a mold inspection or service call (330) 609-8543

What Causes Mold?

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

How to prevent Mold:

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

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Lightening Storm Safety in Canfield, Ohio

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Lightening can cause extreme harm if not cautious. There are extreme measures that needed to be taken under consideration to prevent danger among oneself. Below is a list of objects and activities to avoid during a lightning storm:

  • Corded phones
  • Electrical equipment, such as computers, TVs, or cords
  • Avoid plumbing. Do not wash your hands, take a shower, or wash dishes
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and porches
  • Avoid physical contact with concrete floors and walls

It is best to stay indoors and avoid being in open spaces outdoors. There is a high risk for being around lakes or ponds.

Follow these lightning storm tips to prevent yourself from danger. It is best to be informed prior to a storm because a lightning storm could occur in the Boardman, Ohio area.

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Sewage Back up in Youngstown, Ohio

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO crew has recently performed a sewer-cleanup job for a commercial structure in Mahoning County. There was a sewage backup in the commercial structure that our professional technicians cleaned up utilizing their advance equipment.

It is important to immediately act and call professionals for assistance when a sewage backup occurs. 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 is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

We will inspect the contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

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Mold Remediation Services in Canfield, Ohio

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 

We have the right resources and certified technicians to identify what procedures need to be taken for a mold service. Our crew performs their service with highly advanced equipment to eliminate the problem. To avoid mold from appearing, it is imperative to immediately call for professional service after a water damage. Our company specializes in water and mold damage restoration and they have the experience to quickly restore your property back to, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Do You Need Us?

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. We are a 24-Hour Emergency Service and faster to any size disaster. We provide highly trained mold remediation technicians. We are locally owned and operated.

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