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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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Ceiling, Floor, and Wall Cleaning in West Mahoning County

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

Someone in a yellow glove is cleaning a wall with a sponge. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County can help.

Hard flooring, like hardwood and tile, is often used in today’s homes and commercial properties. At first glance, hard flooring appears to be easy to clean, maintain, and restore. However, these materials tend to have soil accumulate over time, and eventually you will need professional cleaning to remove this buildup.

We have specialized training in time-tested and industry-approved cleaning methods. Also, our proprietary cleaning system allows our Professionals to properly clean and restore your floor’s original beauty.

Ceiling and wall cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your home or business. You should also clean walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County can help.

Ceilings and walls are exposed to dirt and dust, pet dander, cooking oils and grease, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants. Your heating and air conditioning system can distribute these contaminants throughout your property. Learn more about air duct and HVAC cleaning.

Using SERVPRO’s time-tested and industry-approved steps, along with our proprietary cleaning products and methods, we strive to restore your ceilings and walls without the need to repaint or refinish and to help the entire property smell fresh.

If you are in need of our many cleaning services at your Youngstown home or business…call us today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Facebook page to see everything we do! 

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County Specializes in Commercial Restoration Too!

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

The inside of an office building. When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry.

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Commercial Building Restoration Services

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 Starrs Corners 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:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County offers professional cleaning and preventative maintenance for your carpet and upholstery that keeps your property looking its best. Our cleaning system offers several specialized cleaning options to match your needs. Whether your business needs a deep cleaning, or a persistent odor removed, you can trust SERVPRO of West Mahoning County. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services:

Have Questions? Call Today – (330) 609-8543 or Follow us on Facebook for more of our services.

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County's Fire Restoration Process

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

A woman stands in a fire damaged kitchen. Our emergency services staff are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Have you experienced fire damage to your home or business? Give SERVPRO of West Mahoning County a call! Our emergency services staff are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With quick response times and effective service, our teams will be onsite before you know it to secure your building and ease your mind.

SERVPRO has the expertise, experience, and training to efficiently secure your building until repairs can begin. We also work closely with your insurance provider, easing the burden of this stressful time. As a local restoration and construction company, we pride ourselves on providing incredible service and making this process go as smoothly as possible. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will be there, standing by your side throughout the entire process, answering any questions and helping to alleviate any concerns that you may have.  

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Follow us on Facebook to stay connected and to receive tips and ideas for your home or business to be better prepared in the event of a fire.  

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (330) 609-8543

Warm Weather Fire Hazards in Austintown

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

A wooden thermometer displays a temperature of  110 degrees Fahrenheit If anything does go wrong, you know who’s here to help! SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has experienced fire restoration technicians ready to respond.

The weather seems to have finally turned. We’re out of the winter months and getting into warmer weather. That means we’re also out of peak fire season, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still be on our toes! Here’s a list of some warm weather fire hazards to be aware of this Spring/Summer.

  • Grilling

We all love firing up the grill and cooking on a warm day. The NFPA reports on average 8,900 fires caused by grilling each year, so don’t take this lightly! Don’t grill under a roof, and make sure to always watch the grill when you’re cooking. Keep kids away, make sure your grill is clean, and don’t use lighter fluid!

  • A/C Units

With the weather warming up, we can see some more Air Conditioner usage. Make sure all the connections are tight and there’s no electrical wires exposed. Clean your air ducts and keep clutter away from the unit and you should be safe keeping your Austintown home nice and cool all season.

  • Fire Pits

There are not many things better than a campfire on a cool Summer night. Let’s make sure we’re doing it safely! Keep your fire pit 25 feet away from structures and make sure you have a hose, shovel, and bucket of water ready. Keep children away and NEVER use gasoline on a fire.

Stay safe with these tips this warm weather season. If anything does go wrong, you know who’s here to help! SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has experienced fire restoration technicians ready to respond to any size disaster.

Call us today at (330) 609-8543 or visit our Website to see our full array of fire damage services. We’re here to help!

How to Handle a Flooded Basement in Your Boardman Home

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

A washer and dryer sit in standing water in a basement. Water damage is best left to the professionals. We have the training and equipment to make any disaster look “Like it never even happened."

With spring in full swing here in Boardman, you can expect some heavy rainfall. Unfortunately, this can lead to some unpleasant results for homeowners. Flooded basements are all too common and can be extremely stressful when it happens. Luckily, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here with a complete guide on how to handle a flooded basement in your Boardman home!

  • Preventing Flooded Basements

This is easier said than done, but the best way to handle a flooded basement is to prevent it from even happening. You should clean out your gutters and position your downspouts to drain water away from your home. Also, installing a sump pump can be a great investment if you’re willing to spend a little extra on prevention.

  • What NOT to Do

Before we talk about what you should do if you experience a flood, let’s look at what you should avoid doing. Don’t leave wet fabrics in place, hang them. Do the same with colored objects, move them off the floor/carpet. Avoid using any electrical appliances in the affected areas and don’t use a household vacuum to clean up any water.

  • Actions to Take

It’s time to look at a few things you can do in your Boardman home if your basement floods. Remove some excess water with mopping and blotting, as well as wipe away water from wooden furniture. Gather loose items from the floor and turn on the A/C for maximum drying. For a full list of Do’s and Don'ts on water damage, click here.

  • Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County

Water damage is best left to the professionals. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make any disaster look “Like it never even happened.” Those action tips are what you should do prior to help arriving, but the bulk of the work should be done by us!

Call us today at (330) 609-8543 or visit our Website to see our full array of water restoration services. No matter the disaster, we’re here to help!

More Mahoning County Companies Moving Towards Electric Vehicles

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

A white electric car being charged. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is getting in on this trend as well, adding two Ford Mustangs, fully electric, to our fleet.

Since the rise of Elon Musk’s Tesla, electric vehicles have been gaining momentum in the market. As told by Energy.gov, electric vehicles, or EVs, provide many benefits to the environment, economy, and your business. EVs reduce emissions drastically, and conserve oil. For the economy, it allows the United States to diversify their fuel supply.

Today, tons of car manufacturers are pushing out electric vehicles. They are even producing EVs for commercial use. Ford Transits will get an all-electric version by 2023, Tesla is creating semi-trucks in all electric form, and companies are using electric vehicles for their representatives going into the field.

Why is this? One reason is the obvious allure of EVs. They are new, flashy, and the cream of the crop on the market. The other reason is the environmental benefits EVs provide. Consumer Reports says that, “66% of consumers agree that increasing renewable energy is a worthwhile goal.”

This can be a big boost to your company’s reputation, both in image as well as ethically. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is getting in on this trend as well, adding two Ford Mustangs, fully electric, to our fleet. The environmental benefits as well as their quality are unmatched, aligning with what we’re all about. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County’s vision is to go all electric in the future!

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is committed to helping the community, especially local business owners. If you’re in need of commercial cleaning, fire or water restoration, or disaster recovery services, you know where to go! Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County today at (330) 609-8543 or visit our Website to see our full selection of commercial services. We’re here to help!

Getting Your Mahoning County Business Involved in the Community This Spring

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Picture shows a picture of a notepad, coffee, keyboard, and a clock. Showing your support in the community is crucial. We know Mahoning County is a tight knit community, and you give what you get.

Spring is right around the corner! The weather is getting nicer, the sun is shining more, and Ohio continues to see Covid-19 cases trend in the right direction. This bodes well for your Mahoning County Business, but it might have an even bigger impact on our community. Community events we saw cancelled last Spring and Summer should come back this time around. This is the perfect time for your local business to get involved with the community!

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is locally owned and operated, so we know what it means to be a part of the community. Aside from providing services for your community, what other easy can your business get involved? Here are a few:

  • Participate in Charitable Events
  • Be an Active Member of Your Local Chamber of Commerce
  • Sponsor Local Events
  • Participate in Parades
  • Support Local Service Members and School Districts

Showing your support in the community is crucial. We know Mahoning County is a tight knit community, and you give what you get.

You can’t be involved in the community if your business suffers from a disaster. That’s why SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here to help. If your business suffers a fire, has water damage, or takes damage from a storm, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County can get your business to preloss condition fast!

Call us today at (330) 536-7477 or visit our Website for all our Commercial Services. We are committed to helping our community, and you can be too!

Will Spring in Mahoning County Look Different This Year?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow and blue flowers are on the right side of the picture. Whatever this Spring has in store, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County will still be in the community to help!

It’s an understatement to say we got robbed last Spring. High school graduation, baseball games, fairs & festivals, and much more were all modified or cancelled last spring. We’re a year in and the pandemic is still here. The question everyone is asking is, “will Spring be any different this time around?”

Mahoning County can be optimistic that this Spring will bring back some of the fun we missed. Governor Dewine in this Video said Ohio schools can plan for Proms, Graduations, and more. This is a huge step in the right direction for Spring in Mahoning County.

Aside from school events, Gov. Dewine even laid out the threshold for lifting the mask mandate. He said once we reach 50 cases per 100,000 people, the mask mandate would be lifted. We have some work to do to get there but it seems like our fight against Covid-19 could be in the closing days soon.

Whatever this Spring has in store, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County will still be in the community to help! No matter the disaster, we can make it look "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (330) 609-8543 with any of your needs. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here to help!

6 Ways to Clean Up Your Boardman Business This Spring

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

picture shows a very clean office space with chairs and desks. Toss out the trash, vacuum, dust and give the office and overall deep clean. In fact---if you don’t have time for this one, call SERVPRO.

Spring is “almost” in the air. Can you feel it? After the year our Valley had---we are ready for the warmer weather and finally a good fiscal year. West Mahoning business owners alike are busy getting their commercial spaces into tip top shape. Here are some tips from SERVPRO of West Mahoning County to get your commercial ‘business structure’ cleaner too.

  1. Clean Up Your Website

Spring cleaning isn’t just internal anymore! After all it is 2021. Your website is so important; hence it is one of the things that gets your business to grow and evolve. Chances are---your business changed throughout 2020. Notate that on your website! Talk about the new things you have done and improved throughout the year. No matter if you have made big changes or not---take the things off your website that no longer align with your current brand.

  1. Deep Clean Your Books

Your business accounting, payroll and financial record books are sitting all year without much movement. Take some time to make sure these are clean and free of dust and debris. Forbes suggests “as a business owner, take time every year to deep clean your business’s books (along with doing mini cleanings throughout the year). To organize your books, review files and accounts, sort your receipts, and digitize what you can. You should also keep your business and personal expenses separate.”

  1. Review Your Business Plan

Your what? Yeah, you probably haven’t look at that in a while. Businesses are everchanging. So, your ‘business plan’ should be too. Just like your website…this needs updated as well. Reflect on the past year---did you add or remove products? How about added new markets? Did your business structure change due to COVID? If so---notate it in your plan.

  1. Reevaluate Marketing Strategies

Maybe do some things differently this year. Social media has played a big part in communicating throughout 2020. Use that to your advantage. Ensure your company has a Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages. Hey, get a little crazy and get a TikTok!

  1. Organize Your Outlook Inbox

You know you have been putting this one off. Get rid of all those spam emails, add folders to sort your documents, and get rid of old files that are no longer necessary.

  1. Declutter Your Office

Toss out the trash, vacuum, dust and give the office and overall deep clean. In fact---if you don’t have time for this one, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County and hire us to do it. Did you know we “do” everything clean? While we are the county’s leader in fire and water restoration---our commercial cleaning services also make it “Like it never even happened.”

If you need commercial cleaning services…. we are here for you for general cleaning, COVID sanitization, carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning and more! Call us today! (330) 609-8543 or visit our Facebook page for more tips of the trade.