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No Storm is Too Large to Recover Your Boardman Business

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Truck and a car in the street with fallen tree branches everywhere. To properly recover from a storm of a large magnitude, a trusted leader in the storm and water industry must be called on.

Hurricane season is here, and it shows no signs of stopping. With devastating storms on the Gulf Coast comes much damage to restore. Recently, Louisiana endured Hurricane Ida on August 29th. With a wave of water that large, roofs are torn down, power is lost, and hope is discouraged. Not only was the water damaging, but the high winds produced afterward also took effect on the livelihoods of many people. Large losses such as these are professionally handled by SERVPRO of West Mahoning County.

How Does My Boardman Business Recover from a Large Storm?

To properly recover from a storm of a large magnitude, a trusted leader in the storm and water industry must be called on. With over 1,700 franchises in the United States and Canada, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is made up of highly trained storm and water damage restoration specialists. What does this mean for you? When you call SERVPRO, you can expect us to answer the phone 24/7. With the latest drying equipment, highly trained specialists, and people with a heart for their community, we get you back to business quickly. No Job Is Too Large for SERVPRO of West Mahoning County.

To get your business restored back to preloss condition as fast as possible, give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!

How to Keep Your Boardman Business Clean

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Two workers cleaning inside an office. Making sure your office space, warehouse, or facility in Boardman is cleaned is very important.

Making sure your office space, warehouse, or facility in Boardman is cleaned is very important. Now more than ever with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you almost must have your business clean for your customers. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here with some tips on how to keep your Boardman business clean!

Business.com cites five important steps to keeping your business clean:

  • Throw out clutter you don’t need
  • Hide electrical wires and chargers
  • Recycle extra papers
  • Minimize desk clutter
  • Clean regularly

That last step is most important. Regularly vacuum, dust, and wipe down your Boardman office.

How about with COVID-19? Can you protect your business? Absolutely!

There are 3 tips from the Cleveland Clinic, Plan, Implement, and Maintain. In it, they detail the importance of keeping sanitizer in high traffic areas, provide PPE such as masks, and continue social distancing.

When normal wear and tear on your business goes beyond your normal janitorial staff, what do you do? You call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County! We are more than a fire and water restoration company. We have the training, experience, and equipment to fully clean your Boardman business. Our Commercial Cleaning Services are top notch!

To get your Boardman business clean, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County at (300) 393-9999 or visit our Website today! We are Here to Help!

The Unique Challenges of Commercial Fire Restoration in Austintown

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Four people sitting at their desk in an office. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County responds quickly to your Austintown business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.

Fires can be devastating to Austintown homes. But to businesses, they can provide some unique challenges. Add into the equation the water damage your business may suffer from firefighting efforts, and you have a major restoration on your hands. Is there a restoration company in Austintown who can handle this? SERVPRO of West Mahoning County can!

Why are commercial restorations so unique? There are two major reasons for this:

 First, the size of commercial restorations can be massive, and most restoration companies cannot service a disaster of that size. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is a Large Loss Team. There’s no amount of damage the restoration specialists on our team cannot handle.

The second reason, and the most important to you, is the fact that every hour spent restoring your business is an hour of lost revenue. You need a restoration company who can respond fast. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has 24/7 response. We have helped many businesses in Boardman, Canfield, and Austintown throughout the late hours recover from disasters.

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County responds quickly to your Austintown business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 Franchises. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Call the restoration specialists at SERVPRO of West Mahoning County today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to begin getting your business back on its feet fast!      

What To Do When Your Basement Floods in Boardman

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

an animated home in chains is under water. We are faster to any size disaster with 24/7 response. We have the training, experience, and equipment to properly dry your Boardman home.

Flooded basements because of heavy rainfall are all too common in Boardman, and Mahoning County as a whole. With that being said, are you fully prepared for flooding? Let the water damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO of West Mahoning County give you some Water Damage Emergency Tips to follow when your Boardman home is flooded.

Safety First

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding

 Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.

  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Before any of this, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County! We are faster to any size disaster with 24/7 response. We have the training, experience, and equipment to properly dry your Boardman home. Call us today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to get your basement dried fast!

Has Water or Storm Damage Caused a Smelly Carpet in Your Youngstown Home?

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

A carpet is being professionally cleaned. Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets.

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers several cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short, piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When colorfastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you will need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County today at (330) 393-9999.

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

A man is operating a forklift through a warehouse. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building.

Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

Learn more about SERVPRO of West Mahoning County training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (330) 609-8543

How to Tell if There is Mold in Your Boardman Home

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

A yellow rubber duck sits near mold growth in a bath tub. We are the experts on mold remediation, and mold remediation should certainly be left to the professionals.

One of the biggest annoyances for homeowners is mold. Mold in your Boardman home can be destructive, and a health hazard. Aside from seeing physical mold growth, are there ways to tell if there’s mold in your Boardman home? Yes, there are! With some help from Moldpedia, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here to give you ways to identify mold growth in your household.

Water Damage

This is an obvious sign, as mold growth thrives in moisture. If you have an incident of water damage in your Boardman home, there is a possibility mold will grow with it. If you see stains or discoloration near your water damage, or anywhere in your home, there could be mold growing behind or within the material. Other deformities such as peeling, cracked paint, or warping are possible signs of mold.

Smell

When physical signs of mold are not present, your sense of smell might be your savior! Do not ignore the smell of mold or moisture. If you notice these odors, give SERVPRO of West Mahoning County a call!

Allergy Symptoms

As mentioned earlier, mold can be a health hazard. It can make your allergies flare up. If you notice your allergies acting up more in your Boardman home, there may be mold in your home.

Now that you know some signs of mold growth in your Boardman home you should be well equipped with ways of locating it. What do you do when you find it? You call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County! We are the experts on mold remediation, and mold remediation should certainly be left to the professionals. We have the training, experience, and equipment to properly remediate any amount of mold.

Before we arrive, refer to these Mold Damage Tips.

Give us a call when you see mold in your Boardman home at (330) 609-8543 or visit our Website with all your restoration needs.

What to Do at Your West Mahoning County Home Before Vacation

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Two people sitting on the beach before a sunset. We have the training, expertise, and experience to properly clean, restore, and rebuild your home quickly.

There is nothing worse than coming home from a relaxing vacation to water damage. Obviously when you are away---disasters can get out of control very quickly. That’s why SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here to give you some going away tips before you leave for your retreat. Let’s get busy!

  • Walk Through the Entire House

Looking over the house, in its entirety, is the best way to check for problems before you leave. Check the pipes underneath the sink, ensure the sump pump is running, and check your water heater for any cracks or leaks.

  • Turn off the Water Supply

Usually, a leaky supply line happens while you are away. Turning the main line off while you are on vacation eliminates the chance of a pipe burst causing major structural damage to the home.

  • Check the Gutters

SERVPRO knows you just cleaned those out in the Spring, right?! If not---make sure to do it before you leave. If there is heavy rainfall while you are away---ensuring the gutters are free of debris, leaves, and sticks can prevent a water disaster from affecting your attic on down.

  • Replace Plastic Supply Lines

Swapping out plastic lines for stainless steel ones could be one of the best last-minute decisions of your life. This inexpensive switch can reduce the chance of leaks--- highly eliminating the chance of pipe break while you are away.

Even if you think you have covered every precaution in the world…accidents can still happen. And when they do---SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is Here to Help. We are the area’s number one water restoration company. We are considered a “large loss” SERVPRO, meaning we have the capacity to handle every job no matter how big or small it may be.

We have the training, expertise, and experience to properly clean, restore, and rebuild your home quickly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our local technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is put back to normal. Our staff of professional and knowledgeable personnel in construction will guarantee your home is put back together so that it will truly look "Like it never even happened." Throughout the entire process, our staff will be right there to answer any questions or to alleviate any concerns that you may have.

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips page to answer any quick questions you may have. Or visit our Facebook page for more tips of the trade.

How To Tell If Your Trees Are Hazardous

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

A tree sits in a field under a pink and blue sky. We have the training, experience, and equipment to handle any size disaster. We make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that most property damage from severe weather is caused by fallen trees and limbs? Hard to believe, but it is true! Trees can be extremely hazardous to your home during storms. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here to assist you in determining if the trees in your yard are hazardous!

The Tree Care Industry Association has provided some Warning Signs for trees that might be at risk during a storm. Here are some of the most important signs:

  • Wires in contact with tree branches
  • Dead or partially attached limbs
  • Cracked stems and split branches
  • Hollow or decayed areas on the trunk or main limbs
  • Peeling bark or gaping wounds in the trunk

They also explain that you should be aware that trees are living structures. “Don’t assume a tree that has survived ten severe storms will necessarily survive an eleventh!”

If you see any of those signs in your trees, you should think about getting the tree trimmed or even removed. However, there are times that no matter how much you prepare, you will always have debris. Some storms simply produce high enough wind to damage any tree. What do you do when this happens?

If you suffer damage from a storm, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County. We have the training, experience, and equipment to handle any size disaster. We make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today at (330) 609-8543 or visit our website to see our full array of services. No matter the disaster, we are Here to Help!

Summer Fire Prevention in Youngstown

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

S'mores are being roasted over a campfire. We have the specific restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home, so it looks "Like it never even happened."

With warm weather comes fire hazards. And summer brings quite a few! Allow SERVPRO of West Mahoning County to give you some tips on how to be safe from fire this summer.

Campfires

Campfires sure can be fun. Summer brings s’mores and fun around the warm flame. But ensure that you fire is contained by keeping it away, at least 25 feet, from a structure, shrubs, or anything else that is flammable.

Fireworks

Fireworks are extremely dangerous and should be left to professionals. Even sparklers can reach 1,200 F and can cause third-degree burns. When handling fireworks, protective eyewear should be worn. Ensure you are far away from structures and bushes. And most importantly, never consume alcohol while working with fireworks.

Fireplaces and Pits

Use chimineas, outdoor fireplaces, and fire pits outdoors only and at least 10 feet away from your home or anything that can burn.

Grills

All types of grills should be used outdoors only. Never gill indoors or in the garage. Indoor grilling is not only a fire hazard---but can cause fire monoxide poisoning as well. Keep the grill off the deck and away from railways, out of reach of children, and never near overhanging branches.

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home, so it looks "Like it never even happened."

If you need cleaning or restoration services, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County @ (330) 609-8543.

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