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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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Flooded Homes in Boardman, Ohio

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Due to the storm that occurred in June, our company has managed to assist over 20 flooded residential and commercial structures. The storm has negatively affected many homes and we are thankful for assisting our local community whenever a disaster hits.

Storms can cause major exterior and interior damage, with our help we can restore your property and belongings. It is important to act immediately because water damage does not dry on its own. There are different types of flood and water damages, which requires different solutions tailored to restoring the affected structure.

There is a 24-hour emergency service offered to assist your severely damaged properties. Our company provides highly trained technicians to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

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Electrical Fires in Canfield, Ohio

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Prevention Tips:

  • Regularly test smoke & carbon monoxide detectors and have one smoke detector per floor.
  • Store extinguisher in fire-prone areas
  • Have ladders prepared in second-story bedrooms
  • Include an emergency blanket for protection against burns

Maintain Your Electrical System to Prevent Fires

  • Electrical fires are common and can be caused by broken wires, wire insulation drying out, loose switches or receptacles, and overheating caused by dirt and oil.
  • To prevent other electrical fires, it is recommended to have your electrical system checked by a licensed electrician every four years.

What We Offer

  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  • Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Restoration

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The Boardman Kiwanis’ Memorial Day Parade

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

It was an amazing experience to participate in the Boardman parade and celebrate with our local community. Our fleet included American flags and we proudly drove our vehicles throughout the parade. Our SERVPRO crew brought their families to enjoy the experience and have an opportunity to participate in the parade. We prepared fifteen buckets of candy the day before and loaded them into our vehicles. The experience of passing out candy to the kids of our community filled our hearts with joy.

Our main purpose at to SERVPRO is to help our local community and provide fire and water damage restoration services. We are locally owned and offer a 24-hour emergency service. Our highly-trained restoration technicians will be able to restore your home back to, “Like it never even happened” with our advanced restoration and cleaning equipment.

River Rock at the Amp

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County sponsored River Rock at the Amp in downtown Warren, Ohio on Saturday June 10, 2017. River Rock at the Amp hosts rock concerts by different cover bands on the weekends at the Warren Community Amphitheater. The Amp is owned and maintained by the city of Warren. 

We invited our friends and families to join us at our tent for food and refreshments from Vernon’s Café and Sunrise Inn during the concert. While the bands were performing, 7 bridges and Northern Whiskey, our SERVPRO t-shirts were shot out to the crowd. We provided SERVPRO beach balls for the crowd to toss around for fun during the concert. We loved interacting with the crowd and we cannot wait to sponsor again next year!

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