Be In The Know When Dealing With Fire
We have the expertise to handle everything for you and get your home restored back to preloss condition.
Because no two fires are exactly alike, it would be impossible to rubber stamp the proper restoration methods for dealing with a fire. Just dealing with the wide variety of building materials alone, and the way they burn, can make things complicated and difficult to understand.
General advice is universal when it comes to what you should do if you experience fire damage. The list reads something like this - call your insurance company, secure the property, call a restoration team, and so on.
Certainly, fire damage restoration should begin in the first 24 hours, so choose a restoration company that is experienced and savvy in dealing with insurance companies. They will need to speak on your behalf to help reduce further damages and safeguard your claim.
Here is a quick list of things to ‘do’ and ‘not to do’ after a fire in your home:
- Keep foot traffic and activity in your home at a minimum. Too much activity will activate the soot and dirt causing it to find those hard to reach areas.
- Change the filters in your AC/heating units to prevent soot and dirt from recirculating
- Put down temporary walkways – sheets or towels
- Take pictures and document your losses
- Cover any unaffected assets to protect them from further damage
DO NOT DO’s –
- Do not try to keep any food items, including canned goods.
- Do not attempt to clean walls, ceilings or furniture. Leave it to the professionals.
- Do not try to reuse carpeting or upholstered furniture. They will need to be replaced
- Do not turn on any electrical appliance, including computers.
- Do not enter the home until you have been told it is safe to do so.
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County wants you to be safe after your home experiences fire damage. We have the expertise to handle everything for you and get your home restored back to preloss condition. We employ experienced project managers and technicians that will work with your insurance company to make the restoration process “Like it never even happened.”
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Multilevel Structure Fire Handled by SERVPRO
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has the capability to clean and restore your property and belongings regardless of the size
The team at SERVPRO of West Mahoning County had the opportunity to provide cleanup and restoration at a local multilevel structure following a 2 AM fire call. The picture displays the smoke and soot damage resulting from the fire which originated in a fifth floor kitchen area.
Upon arrival, we dried the structure from water damage caused by extinguishing and placed state of the art deodorization equipment. Water had made its way to the 2nd floor and created more damage than anticipated.
Our team performed the necessary demolition and efficiently cleaned & restored the structure, making the damage "Like it never even happened."
Fire can lead to a wide range of damages in your home or business and spread smoke throughout the entire structure in just minutes -leaving smoke and soot everywhere. You should avoid walking through a property following a fire to avoid health risks, even if only a small portion was damaged.
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has the capability to clean and restore your property and belongings regardless of the size. No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO.
Our contents processing team has the ability to do a complete inventory of your personal belongings to aid in the claims process. Depending on the severity of your loss, we can clean your contents on site or perform a partial or full pack-out where your belongings will be moved to our contents processing facility to be cleaned and stored until restoration is complete.
Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.
SERVPRO is always here to help.
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Summer Storms Can Causes Water Damage to Austintown Homes
Although it goes relatively unnoticed by most homeowners, chimney damage can occur as a result of repetitive water damage
As the summer storm season approaches, late afternoon showers and thunderstorms become a strong possibility. The Mahoning Valley has experienced several of these debilitating storms over the past few years. These summer showers can bring torrential rain, lightning, damaging hail, strong winds and plenty of flooding. The damage they leave behind can become considerable to home and business owners.
The contents, carpets, and furniture of homes affected by water can be seriously damaged or even destroyed. Flooring begins to warp and crack, drywall becomes saturated to the point of ruin and valuable items are at risk.
Water damage may occur on an upstairs level from an overflowing tub or a pipe break. If so, be aware of sagging ceilings. They may contain hundreds of gallons of water and burst at any moment. Stay clear of sagging ceilings!
Since water and electricity don't mix, avoid turning on anything electrical, especially light switches. You should turn off all utilities at their source. Electrical systems and HVAC should be inspected before resuming use. The best advice to avoid this risk is to call a professional electrician for assistance.
Although it goes relatively unnoticed by most homeowners, chimney damage can occur as a result of repetitive water damage. The chimney brick, mortar and metal flashing can deteriorate over time allowing unwanted water to make its way into your home. Chimney inspection should occur annually and the necessary repairs made to eliminate bigger problems over time.
Remember, the longer water damage is allowed to remain, the more problems you will have. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has the team of professionals you need to help mitigate and restore water damaged homes or businesses in the Mahoning County area.
We provide storm and emergency services 24 hours/day. Please call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County at (330) 609-8543 for all of your restoration and cleaning needs.
Large Loss Disaster Response Team available in Mahoning County
SERVPRO has the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big.
The Commercial Large Loss Division at SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is composed of a group of highly trained, skilled technicians, committed to serving at a moments’ notice in difficult conditions.
Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned to handle any size disaster. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County carries the designation of a Disaster Recovery Team able to support commercial large loss victims locally and throughout the United States.
Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. The latest technology, equipment and standards of care are implemented to quickly return the property to “Like it never even happened.”
At SERVPRO of West Mahoning County, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. With the ability to mobilize from local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big.
Get the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team professionals, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County at (330) 609-8543.
Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:
- Senior Living
- Property Managers
- The Hospitality Industry
- The Pentagon
The SERVPRO of West Mahoning County Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you.
Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is prepared for the unpredictable.
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SERVPRO Suggests Home Appliance Maintenance Tips
You can actually extend the life of your home appliances and avoid a water disaster in your home
Maintaining home appliances is usually not top of mind in households across America. As a matter of fact, most people will shrug off the slighest thing related to appliance maintenance and repair.
If you can find the time, you can actually extend the life of your home appliances and avoid a water disaster in your home or business with these few tips and tricks:
Clean Refrigerator Rubber Gaskets
They say refrigerators and freezers have a lifespan of approximately 10 years. To ensure full life, make sure you regularly check the rubber gaskets found on your fridge and freezer doors. Scrub off food and debris with soap and water and dry with a towel. This will help the doors seal tight and prevent condensation and moisture loss.
Keep Dishwasher Clean & Smelling Fresh
Make a point to do a weekly rinse of 1 cup of vinegar in your dishwasher to keep it smelling fresh. This will also help prevent water lines from clogging and backing up.
Change Water Filter Regularly
Over time, water filters clog up from trapped sediments. Recommendations are to change filters every 3-6 months or even sooner. This can ensure proper water pressure and proper flowing water free of backup potential.
Check Your Washing Machine Hoses
Prevent any floods or leaks in your laundry room by inspecting the hoses. Lookout for any cracks, weak spots, and deformities. It’s also a good idea to replace the hoses every five years.
If you incur water damage from overflowing dishwashers, broken water lines or backups, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County at (330) 609-8543
Ellsworth, OH Residents Use SERVPRO's Expertise
You know the old adage, “April showers bring May flowers." Well, too much water can bring something else too, mold. That four letter word (mold) is always present throughout our everyday environment. Mold is defined as “a superficial often woolly growth, produced especially on damp or decaying organic matter or on living organisms by a fungus." Despite this unsavory definition, what needs to be understood is that not all mold is bad.
The "bad" mold is the type we don’t want in our home or place of work. It can produce allergens and irritants and cause health issues to some. At SERVPRO of West Mahoning County, we have the professional training and experience to resolve any mold issues you may have.
Before mold remediation begins, the cause of the humidity and moisture (water) must be addressed. When indoor humidity is higher than normal, mold growth can occur. Keeping your indoor humidity below 45 percent can help minimize or even eliminate mold growth. But, if there is a continual water (moisture) problem, then mold may continually reappear.
So, if you have mold showing in your home, it may be caused by dripping water lines under a sink or chalking missing around the bath tub or high humidity areas (laundry rooms, etc.). Once you have found the source and fixed it, it’s time to call a reputable remediation company.
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County specializes in mold remediation. Our IICRC staff will put a protocol in place to remove the existing mold. The remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the type of surface on which it appears. SERVPRO uses anti-fungal and anti-microbial treatments to eliminate mold and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested materials, like drywall and carpeting, to fully remediate heavy mold growth.
For more information on mold or to schedule mold remediation services, contact SERVPRO of West Mahoning County at (330) 609-8543.
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Commercial Restoration Company in Mahoning County
SERVPRO is "Ready for whatever happens" in your commercial buildings
Damages to your business from water, fire, smoke or mold can mean lost revenue and potentially, lost customers. As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. To minimize business interruptions and downtime when disaster strikes, will require the assistance of a professional company who knows what to do and is "Ready for whatever happens."
When you are searching for such a restoration company, know that SERVPRO is a national brand that you can trust to get the job done right the first time.
Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County at (330) 609-8543 for your commercial building needs.
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Who needs additional stress in an emergency situation? It’s normal for the business owner to be anxious and confused during the initial aftermath of a disaster. Companies you may never have heard of show up immediately to take advantage of the crisis.
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is the right restoration company to lessen the stress, help you make sound, calculated decisions that insure that your facility is mitigated properly. SERVPRO will stay there with you every step of the way and make calls to your agent and adjuster while you are there to gather and convey the necessary information.
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has the answers to most pertinent questions you need to know:
- Are we licensed?
- Do we hold IICRC certifications?
- Do we guarantee our work?
- What type of equipment will we be using in your building?
- Who manages the crew on-site?
- How and when is payment due?
- Do we have liability insurance?
Here are the answers to those questions:
SERVPRO is licensed, IICRC certified and we guarantee the work done on your property. We use SERVPRO branded equipment, all jobs are managed by a crew leader and we carry the appropriate insurance coverage. When in comes to payment we work directly with your insurance company. If you are a self pay, we give you the estimate upfront and keep you informed when the project will be completed and when payment is due.
Restoration Company in Austintown Handles Water Loss
This basement suffered a water loss due to a broken pipe
People often wonder how long had the water been flowing in their house to flood their basement with 2 feet of water?
Here is a familiar scenario...Let’s say you have a 1,500 square-foot basement. While you're away on vacation, a ½ inch water line pipe bursts in your basement. Water is spewing freely at a rate of 14 gallons per minute. Amazingly, your 1,500 square-foot basement will be filled 2 feet high in water in about 15.5 hours.
Needless to say, panic has set in. You've come home to a disaster. You want it gone and your property restored to "Like it never even happened."
So now the questions start racing through your mind...“what are you going to do?”... “where is the leak?”... “who are you going to call?" Will my insurance cover this?
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County knows how to handle this problem from start to finish. It's what we do everyday. First, a determination of what type of water loss must be established. Water is classified by IICRC into 3 categories, commonly referred to as CAT 1, CAT 2 or CAT 3. Each of these categories requires a different level of mitigation. A fresh water pipe is classified as a CAT 1 water loss. CAT 2 is water that is significantly contaminated and CAT 3 is water that is grossly contaminated. The main difference between 2 or 3, is the latter contains fecal matter or bacterial growth.
The crews at SERVPRO of West Mahoning County have IICRC certified technicians on each job. They know the correct protocol to follow to effectively mitigate each classification of water. Trusting a professional to know how to do it right the first time and make it "Like it never even happened." brings you a much needed peace of mind.
By the way, using our professional equipment, SERVPRO technicians can extract (i.e., pump out) all that water in less than 2 hours!
Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County for water damages in your home or business at (330) 965-8543 and stay connected on facebook.
Verstaile Restoration Company in Youngstown, Ohio
SERVPRO owners Jim and Andrew Dobson assist the residents of Panama City, FL with restoration decisions.
Terms such as versatility, capability and flexibility can be used when describing what makes SERVPRO of West Mahoning County a different restoration company from its' competitors in the Youngstown, OH area.
SERVPRO is a very versatile company as it provides residential and commercial water, fire and mold cleanup. Also, as with some of the other 1,700 SERVPRO franchises around the country, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County provides specialty services such as carpet cleaning, document restoration, biohazard cleanup, content cleaning and construction rebuilds.
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County also possesses large scale disaster recovery capability. Their organizational structure, resources, knowledge and equipment allows SERVPRO of West Mahoning County to respond to large scale disasters all over the country.
Most recently, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County completed a six month stay in Panama City, FL assisting the victims of Hurricane Michael with mitigation and restoration services.
During Hurricane Michael, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County showed great flexibility in completing mitigation, demolition and restorative services while working closely with a number of different HOA's, COA's and insurance providers to help relieve the stress associated with such a disaster.
At SERVPRO of West Mahoning County, no job is too big or too small. Our goal is to respond 'faster to any disaster' and make it "Like it never even happened."
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Youngstown, OH SERVPRO Has Quick Response
Within 1 hour of notice of loss, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County will contact your insurer to arrange for services.
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County understands just how upsetting and disruptive it can be dealing with water damage in your Youngstown area home or business. You want your property restored quickly and to the level of quality you have become accustomed.
The team at SERVPRO of West Mahoning County responds to emergency calls 24/7/365. We have licensed and experienced technicians dispatched to your home or business within 90 minutes of your call. We are committed to providing you with quality workmanship that utilizes the latest technology and equipment that helps make your disaster "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County enjoys excellent working relationships with many local and national insurance companies. We work directly with them and their adjusters to help reduce the stress the situation has created. Working with insurance claims can be intimidating for customers. Partnering with agents and adjusters is what we do everyday. We know exactly what to do and how to do it.
If your home or business has suffered water damage, rely on SERVPRO of West Mahoning County to get you back up and running again. Call us anytime at (330) 609-8543 and follow us on Facebook