Recent Fire Damage Posts

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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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.

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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!

Cooking Safely in West Mahoning County

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Picture is of a woman cooking in a white kitchen with a flaming pot on the stove. She is using a fire extinguisher. The #1 reason kitchen fires occur is due to unattended cooking. Always have your eye on the stove and oven.

Home fires can strike at any time---but did you know that December through March are the peak months for home fires? And I bet you can guess which room takes the most heat (pun intended). That’s right. The kitchen. Obviously, the kitchen gets the most love during the holidays, which in turn, increases the likelihood of cooking fires. Let SERVPRO of West Mahoning County give you some tips on how to keep those flames at bay at your Boardman home.

  • Always keep flammable items away from flames and hot surfaces, including oven mitts and dish towels.
  • The #1 reason kitchen fires occur is due to unattended cooking. Always have your eye on the stove and oven. Do not walk away and set timers when you have something in the oven.
  • Keep a clear path for walking. Do not leave bags, groceries, or toys in the way. These can all be tripping hazards.
  • Do not cook if you are tired. It is best to grab a pizza instead. Tired cooking can lead to larger problems like ignoring the stove.
  • Always use caution when dealing with hot pans and scalding hot liquids, such as oil. Splashes can cause serious burns, as well as the trays, pans and serving dishes they are in.
  • Make sure children stay out of the kitchen as much as possible. Or at least three to six feet away from hot surfaces to avoid burns and spills.
  • If a fire should ignite follow these safety guidelines from Hopkinsmedicine.org:
  1. Do not pour water on it. Water can cause oil to splash, which can not only hurt you but also spread the fire.
  2. Slide a lid over the pan to smother the fire and turn off the stovetop, leaving the pan covered until it has completely cooled; alternatively, baking soda can also be used to extinguish small grease fires.
  3. If there is an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the oven door closed.
  4. “Take your loved ones with you, but do not re-enter your home to get your cellphone, computer or other personal belongings.

Once the fire is put out and it is safe to enter the home again, allow SERVPRO of West Mahoning County to help you pick up the pieces. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your Youngstown home or business may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. Our project managers will be with you every step of the way, from tearing out damaged materials to putting them back. As a local restoration and construction company, we pride ourselves on providing honest and high-quality service to our customers and community.

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

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Canfield, OH Winter Fire Safety

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

image of a lit candles The days that are most prevalent for home candle fires are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Ahh---Wintertime. The memories of summer are long gone, and it is time for hot cocoa, candles, and fireplaces. But did you know that HALF of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February according to the National Fire Protection Agency?

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here to keep you safe while you enjoy your favorite winter pastimes with these few facts and tips.

  • According to USFA “1 in every 7 home fires and 1 in every 5 home fire deaths involves heating equipment.” Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%). Keep anything that is flammable at least 3-feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, or space heaters.
  • To keep your home safe from invisible odors like carbon monoxide, install and test a carbon monoxide alarm at least once a month. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, propane do not burn. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of CO. Carbon monoxide incidents are more common during the winter months, and in residential properties.
  • December is the top month for candle fires. Not a surprise there, right? The days that are most prevalent for home candle fires are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Keep an eye on those flames and ensure they are not near something that can catch fire.
  • The biggest category of home fires in the US fall into the electrical class. About half of all home electrical fires involve an electrical distribution or lighting equipment. You also want to watch out for washer and dryers and space heaters.
  • Portable generators are common here in the Valley. However, many homeowners are unaware of risks they pose. Improper use of a generator can present risks such as carbon monoxide, electrical shock, and electrocution. Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away from your home as possible.

Did you know that SERVPRO of West Mahoning County specializes in fire 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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Boardman, OH Deep Fried Turkey Accidents

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

image of woman safely removing turkey from an oven with flame-retardant gloves Wear flame-retardant clothing, gloves, and eye protection when placing the turkey into the oil and removing the turkey.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I bet you can already taste all those fixings. From stuffing to mashed potatoes…we could not possibly pick a favorite. Unless of course, it is the turkey.

Have you ever deep fried your turkey? If you talk with most people…the flavor and consistency is unbeatable. Crunchy and flavorful. But scary fact----deep fried turkeys help add to the total of more than 1,000 fires each year related to deep fryers. There are more cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year. These fires can cause serious burn injuries and estimate fire damage at an annual amount of $15 million to homes and contents.

If you would still like to go the route of deep frying your bird. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here to give you some tips on how to do it as safely as possible.

  1. Get started on planning early. If you attempt to deep fry a frozen or partially thawed turkey, you could end up with serious burns.  A frozen or partially thawed turkey could explode or splatter, launching oil on those near the deep fryer.  Make sure your turkey is fully thawed before deep frying.
  2. Isolate the fryer. Make sure that fowl and fryer are placed in an area away from guests, children, leaves and flammable items.
  3. Wear protective clothing. Wear flame-retardant clothing, gloves, and eye protection when placing the turkey into the oil and removing the turkey.
  4. Use proper equipment. Make sure your equipment is functioning appropriately.

Our professionals at SERVPRO of West Mahoning County want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Should any fire damage occur--- call your local fire department and 911 immediately. If your home or property suffers damage from a deep fryer or any related equipment call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County to help with the fire damage. 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 from a fire loss, call SERVPRO at (330) 609-8543.

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Summer Fire Safety Tips for West Mahoning Residents

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Bonfire SERVPRO is here to remind you to stay safe while roasting marshmallows this summer!

Believe it or not, fire safety changes with the seasons! Summer is the season of bonfires and cookouts and along with those come new safety tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

On average, around 10,600 home fires are started each year by grills. July is the peak month for grill fires followed by June, May, and August.

Bonfire Safety:  

  • Stop, drop, and roll
  • Follow the rules of your town or park
  • Keep gas, lighter fluid, and other flammable materials far away from the fire
  • Check your location before starting a fire to make sure the fire will not spread to a forest
  • Be prepared and know how to put out a fire. Douse it with water or cover it with dirt

Grilling Safety:

  • Propane and charcoal grills should always be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed away from overhangs, deck railings, and any low hanging branches.
  • Never pour lighter fluid on a lit grill
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it
  • Keep children and pets away from the area

If you experience fire damage, need help, or have any questions about the tips above, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County. We are here to keep our community members safe while having fun this summer.

Give us a call today at (330) 609 8543

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Using Technology To Prevent Fires

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

image of person holding smoke detector and inserting batteries into it Some of these smart smoke detectors can also offer spoken directions to guide you about what to do during a fire.

In this day and age, there are lots of smart technological advancements that you can use in your home to prevent fires and ease your mind.

Normal smoke detectors work well. However, a smart smoke detector can send an alarm notification to your smartphone. We always have our smartphones on us, so if a fire starts in your home, the system can alert your phone and the fire department at the same time. Some of these smart smoke detectors can also offer spoken directions to guide you about what to do during a fire. 

The use of cameras in your smart smoke detector are also a possibility. With this, you can record footage of the fire to understand where it may have started in case you were not home during it. These smart smoke detectors have the ability to alert you when the battery is low via your smartphone and can often detect carbon monoxide. 

Another option is installing smart batteries into your regular smoke detector. These battery options can power your existing smoke detector and send any emergency notifications to your phone. Before any low battery chirping happens, these batteries will send you a push notification that it is time to replace it. 

If you have heard of a space heater that turns off when it falls over, then you may know about devices that can automatically shut off a stove when cooking is left unattended. Using motion sensing technology, a sensor will detect if you have left the kitchen and a countdown will start to shut off the stove. When you return to check on the stove, it automatically restarts the countdown and will stay on. 

Have you ever left the house unsure if you unplugged the iron, curling iron or coffee pot? The use of smart outlets or smart plugs can ease your worries. You can turn off small appliances from your smartphone if you've already left the house. That way, you won’t need to turn back around and double check! SERVPRO recommends any smart device in your home be installed by a professional. As always, if you have any questions or need us to assess any fire damage in West Mahoning County, call us anytime at (330) 609-8543.

Preventing Dryer Fires in Mahoning County

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

image of dryer machines severely burnt causing significant fire damage to the structure of the property Dryer fires cause around 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and $236 million in property loss each year

Dryers are an essential appliance and are present in over 80% of American homes. As with all home appliances, preventative maintenance is key to not only the longevity of the appliance but avoiding dangerous situations that put yourself and your family at risk.

Here are some examples of simple tasks that can help you avoid dangerous situations.

  • The first and most obvious step one can take is cleaning the lint screen every time the dryer is used. This is accomplished by taking the lint screen out and wiping off the debris and throwing the debris away.
  • Another step to take in avoiding a dryer fire is to make sure there is ample space between the wall and the appliance. By not leaving enough space the venting material can get crushed, thus leading to a hazardous situation.
  • Make sure the dryer vent is cleaned often. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 home dryer fires are reported each year. These clothes dryer fires cause around 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and $236 million in property loss. Unsurprisingly, the leading cause of these fires, at 34%, is the failure to clean dryer vents This is a simple check that can be done by going outside and making sure that exhaust air is blowing, failure to do so may result in a blockage and a repair tech may be needed to inspect.
  • As with all home appliances, properly following the manual and service recommendations should extend the life of your dryer and help prevent fires.
  • Lastly, and most importantly, never leave your dryer running and unattended while sleeping and/or leaving your property for an extended amount of time.

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Preventing House Fires in Southern Trumbull County | National Burn Awareness Week

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

graphic explaining Burn Awareness Week 2020 The American Burn Association has recognized February 2-8, 2020 as “Burn Awareness Week” with this year’s theme being Contact Burns

The American Burn Association has recognized February 2-8, 2020 as “Burn Awareness Week” with this year’s theme being Contact Burns.

According to a National Fire Protection Association report issued in October of 2019, just over one-quarter (27%) of reported fires in the US are home fires. While four out of every five and just under three-quarters (73%) of injuries reported had home fires at the root of the incident.

There are five main causes to all home fires and fire casualties: cooking, heating, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, intentional fire setting, and smoking materials. Over the five-year period of 2013-2017, fires caused an annual average of 2,620 deaths, and 11,220 civilian injuries with $6.9 billion in property damage.

Fire prevention is the single most important aspect of educating people on fire and safety. Fire prevention can be categorized into two main categories: Home and Commercial. 

Residential

  • Smoking Indoors – Smoking is a large fire hazard, with several deaths per year being traced back to people lighting a cigarette near a source of gas and or falling asleep with one in their hands.
  • Cooking – in 2016, cooking was responsible for 6.6% of all house fire deaths. When preparing food, it is never smart to leave the stove unattended.
  • Maintain Appliances and Electrical Wiring – When moving to a new place be sure to have your wiring checked by a professional. Faulty wiring and electrical malfunction resulted in 9.6% of fatal building fires.

Commercial

  • Supervise and Clean Work Areas – to thoroughly prevent fires, adequate supervision can be required. Any minor mistake can result in a fire especially with no supervision. The work space also needs to be cleaned sufficiently to prevent an accumulation of combustible materials.
  • Workplace Machinery – To fully protect your workplace, machinery that is in constant use needs to be checked and maintained often. Failure to do so, puts the machine at risk of malfunctioning leading to fire and employee injury.
  • Proper Fire Training – Employees in specific industries should be required to complete a fire prevention course. Making this practice a yearly requirement can be very beneficial in the prevention of commercial fires.

The highly trained and licensed experts at SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County understand how important your home/business is to you. While in the hustle and bustle of life, a fire and a preventable one at that can really be a burden.

We pride ourselves in being faster to any size disaster! Our experts will help guide you through a crisis like this and eventually make it “Like it never even happened.”  

For more information call 330-392-6355

How Closing Your Bedroom Door Could Save Your Life

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

bedroom door with geometric wall pattern in the background Do you sleep with your bedroom door open or closed?

To sleep with your door open or closed? As simple as the question seems, the choice could be life changing. Although many people aren’t sure what the best option is, what you choose can seriously impact you and your family’s safety if there were a fire.

How a Fire Grows

Every 24 seconds a fire department in the US responds to a fire. A closed door may be one of the best pieces of firefighting equipment you own. The reasoning behind this is: for a fire to grow, it needs oxygen. If all doors are closed in the house, the amount of oxygen is limited, and the fire is less likely to spread.

Why This is so Important Today

On top of this, preventative measures are even more crucial today because most furniture is made from synthetic material, which is extremely flammable. Most modern homes have an open floor plan which also contributes to the quick spread of house fires. It was estimated that 40 years ago, individuals had about 17 minutes to safely escape their house if there were a fire. Today, it is estimated that people only have about 3 minutes to escape. This is due to how fast spreading fire growth is. 

Benefits of a Closed Door

According to a ten-year study conducted by the Underwriter Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute, only 29% of Americans sleep with their door closed. This is both shocking and troubling to these researchers, because they know how much a closed door can affect the outcome of a house fire. Not only do closed doors limit the amount of oxygen a fire has, it also provides a physical barrier. This barrier protects the room and those in the room from the extremely high temperatures of a fire and the smoke it produces. To see a real life demonstration of how crucial a closed bedroom door is when it comes to fire safety, check out the campaign video: “Close Before You Doze” by the Underwriter Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute.

Some ways to prevent a fire in your home include:

  • Test smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries twice a year
  • Turn off and unplug hot hair tools
  • Never leave cooking food unattended on the stove top
  • Avoid smoking indoors
  • Always blow out candles
  • Clean the lint out of the dryer tray after every load of laundry
  • Make a fire plan that includes escape routes

SERVPRO is always here to help, 24/7. If fire damage or smoke damage becomes a problem in your Mahoning County home call us and we'll make it, "Like it never even happened."

Holiday Fire Safety Tips for Mahoning County property owners

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

candle with christmas decor surrounding the flame If your property does incur any fire damage or soot damage, we are here to help 24/7.

The holidays are always a great time to unwind, enjoy good food and spend time with your family. Whether your family goes all out or has a small celebration, they need property to do it in. This holiday season SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here to help you protect your property with cooking and decorating fire safety tips.

Holiday Cooking Tips

  1. Watch out for fire starters – keep all flammable material away from the stove or deep fryer
  2. Never leave food unattended – any food frying, boiling, or grilling should be watched closely
  3. Use a timer – this can help you keep track of what cooking and when to turn the oven off

Holiday Decorating Tips

  1. Pay attention to light – be sure to hang indoor lights, indoors only (outdoor lights, outdoors only)
  2. Turn off all lights and decorations while you are sleeping or away from the home
  3. Position your tree safely – trees should be at least 3 feet away from fireplaces and other possible heat sources

This season and every season, be sure to practice fire safety regularly to maintain your property and peace of mind. If your property does incur any fire damage or soot damage, we are here to help 24/7. Give us a call at 330-609-8543

Happy Holidays from SERVPRO!

Summer Grilling Safety Tips for Austintown Residents

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

July is the peak month for grill fires which can cause burn injuries and damages to your home.

Summer grilling season is in full swing! July is the peak month for grill fires which can cause burn injuries and damages to your home. A grill placed too close to anything that can burn can be a fire hazard.

Here are some quick safety tips to remember:

  • The grill should only be used outdoors at a safe distance away from any deck railings, roofs, and low tree branches.
  • Never leave your grill unattended and always make sure to keep pets and children at least three feet away from the grill area.
  • Prior to lighting the grill, make sure the lid to your gas grill is open. This prevents gas from building up inside and causing a fire.
  • After grilling, clean the grates by removing any grease or fat buildup.

There are several ways to get a charcoal grill ready for use. If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add any other flammable liquids or materials to the fire. Another option is to use a charcoal chimney starter which allows you to use newspaper as a fuel.

Prior to using a propane or gas grill, check the gas tank hose for leaks. The soapy water leak test allows you to quickly check for leaks. This short video shows how to perform the soapy water leak test. If you see bubbles, you know you have a leak.

If you smell gas at any time while cooking, immediately move away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not try to move the grill.  

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to clean a gas or charcoal grill to ensure your grill is safe and ready for the grilling season.

Stay safe this summer while grilling in Austintown! If you experience fire, smoke, or soot damage call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County. Call (330) 609 8543 today for immediate help!

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Be In The Know When Dealing With Fire

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

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:

DO’s -

  • 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.”

Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County at (330) 609-8543 and visit us on Facebook

Multilevel Structure Fire Handled by SERVPRO

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Call (330) 609-8543 to schedule an appointment.

Fire Damage in Youngstown, OH

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

This blackened color of this bedroom was caused by a fire in another room

A fire broke out on the second floor of this home in Youngstown, Ohio causing smoke damage and leaving a layer of soot on the undamaged part of the attic and the entire second floor. This before picture shows the mess that was left behind after the fire was put out.

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County was called out to clean up the aftermath. At SERVPRO, we always guarantee our work and the speed of our responses. We came out to this job the same day and had it totally cleaned up by the weeks end! As a local restoration company, we are fully committed to giving our customers the best service that we can provide.

If you ever experience a fire and need help with cleaning, restoring and/or rebuilding your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County @ (330) 609-8543.

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Smoke, Soot and Fire Damage Cleanup Company in Salem, Ohio

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

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

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Holiday Fire Prevention Tips

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County after a fire damage emergency for temporary repairs, cleanup and full reconstruction services 330-609-8543

There are several ways to prevent a fire around the holidays just by eliminating hazards. Keep your holidays merry & bright with these safety tips:

Christmas Trees, Lights and Electrical Safety

  • Inspect lights before plugging in and examine for damage. Throw away any kinked, frayed, worn or severed light strands
  • Never overload a circuit
  • Turn off all lights and decorations before leaving the house or going to bed - consider using a timer to automatically turn off the lights each night
  • Use a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) where water and electricity can potentially mix. (Your GFCI outlet will have a test and reset button on the front)
  • Water your Christmas tree daily to prevent the tree from drying out and easily catching on fire

Space Heaters, Safety Detectors and Electric Cords

  • Use space heaters carefully and as temporary heating - do not leave space heaters running or plugged in unattended and do not leave them on while going to sleep
  • Test your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors (which should be placed in each bedroom, hallways and each level of the home including the basement)
  • Only use heavy-duty extension cords that are grounded for fire safety. Never run extension cords under rugs or in areas where they can cause a slip, trip or fall.

Candle, Chimney & Fireplace

  • Candles account for two out of every five home fires each year! Never leave the room with a candle lit. Consider using a flameless, battery operated candle
  • Fireplaces and chimneys should be inspected and cleaned by a professional every year
  • Keep your fireplace clear and free of debris by cleaning the ashes after each fire

Always have a fire extinguisher handy on each floor and plan for an emergency. Having a plan prepared can prevent injuries and accelerating the process of leading everyone back to safety.

If you experience fire or smoke damage to your Austintown, Ohio home or business this holiday season, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County 330-609-8543

Summer Grilling Fire Safety

7/1/2018 (Permalink)

Practice safe grilling this summer! If you need smoke, soot or fire damage cleanup, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County 330-609-8543

Summer is a great time to spend outdoors with friends and family enjoying camping, cook outs, vacations, picnics and the 4th of July celebrations. With those activities comes the risk of fire related injuries and damage. 

Here are a few tips provided by the U.S. Fire Administration on Grilling Fire Safety

  • Only use your grill outside
  • Keep grill at least 3 feet from siding, deck rails and eaves
  • Clean your grill after each use to remove grease build up that could start a fire
  • Open your gas grill before lighting
  • Keep a 3-foot safe zone around your grill for children and pets
  • Place coals from your grill in a metal can with lid after they have cooled
  • Keep watch over your grill, fire pit and patio torches at all times. Do not walk away from them while they are lit
  • Use long handled BBQ tools
  • Wear short sleeves or roll up long sleeves during cooking and do not wear loose fitting clothing that could catch on fire

Stay safe while grilling this summer in Lake Milton Ohio! If you experience smoke, soot or fire damage, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County for immediate response and emergency cleanup services 330-609-8543

Board Up and Fire Cleanup Services in Austintown, Ohio

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Call the restoration industry leaders to secure and clean up your property following a fire 330-609-8543

Fire Cleanup Services in Austintown, OH

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

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

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Fire Damage Cleanup in Boardman, Ohio

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be devastating - SERVPRO is here to help!

Our SERVPRO team had the opportunity to provide cleanup and restoration to this home in Boardman, Ohio following a fire. The picture displays the some damage from the fire in an upstairs bathroom. We dried the structure from water damage caused by extinguishing and placed state of the art deodorization equipment. 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 Boardman home and spreading smoke throughout the entire structure in less than three 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.

Our team has the capability to clean and restore your home and belongings. 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.

Call (330)609-8543 to schedule an appointment.

Restoration Services After a Fire - Austintown, OH

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Damages in your home are sometimes unpreventable due to natural disasters or uncontrollable incidents. Fires sometimes occur from simple mistakes and may cause a huge inconvenience to your routine. Your everyday structure does not have to be affected if you call SERVPRO.

We specialize in a wide variety of services which are listed below:

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

SERVPRO can provide high quality services that will restore your damages, “Like it never even happened.”

Holiday Fire Safety - Boardman, Ohio

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Prevention

  • Watch out for extension cords and multiple wires that are hidden behind carpets and curtains
    • Overloading Circuits is a common mistake especially for families who possess multiple electronics because they do not split the devices and run a different circuit.
  • Install an operating fire extinguisher and smoke detector
  • Prepare a plan for emergencies
    • Having a plan prepared can prevent injuries and accelerating the process of leading everyone back to safety.

Fire and smoke damage should not be taken lightly due to the dangers it may cause, action should be taken immediately to prevent further destruction. Smoke can spread throughout an entire structure under a couple of minutes.

If any damages occur after a fire, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County specializes in residential or commercial services, back to “Like it never even happened.”

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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.

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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Fire Cleanup in Boardman, OH

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Tips to prevent residential fires

  • Cover your chimney with a mesh screen spark arrestor
  • A yearly inspection is recommended
  • Ensure all smoke detectors are operating efficiently
  • Test them monthly and change the batteries at least once a year
  • They should be installed on every floor of your home

If there is ever a fire it is important to exit the building immediately and call for help.  SERVPRO of East Mahoning County offers a 24-Hour emergency Service.

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your Boardman property back to pre-fire condition. We focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is substantially less costly than demolishing and replacing those areas. This “restore first” mentality also allows us to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition quicker and with less disruption.

 

Board Up & Tarp Over Services in Boardman, OH

4/6/2017 (Permalink)

Why Get a Board Up?


A board up is used to secure broken windows that cannot be replaced immediately.  Board ups are made to provide security for your home until the windows are replaced.


Most of our emergency board up services have been provided to homes that have experienced a fire. Although board up services are most commonly used after a fire damage, there are multiple other factors that may cause you to need a board up for your home.


When Are Tarp Over Services Necessary?


A tarp service is used to protect your home after a roof damage. A tarp service will provide security and prevent further damages water from entering your home.


We provide board up services in the local Boardman, OH surrounding area. Call (330) 609-8543 if you need an emergency board up service!


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When To Use a Fire Extinguisher

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire extinguishers should be available in every building you are in, including your Greenford home. Misconceptions about fire extinguishers are that they should and can be used on all types of fires in any situation. However, there are many types of fire extinguishers such as water, chemical, foam, etc. Each extinguisher is designed to put out different typed of fires. You should only try to put out a fire if it is contained, if you are safe from toxic smoke, you have a means of escaping that isn’t blocked by the fire. You should make sure the building if evacuated before extinguishing so the toxic air from smoke and the extinguisher does not harm anyone inside. If the fire is too much to handle, evacuate the building and call the fire department so they can handle it. If you experience fire damage, contact the professionals at your local SERVPRO at (330)609-8543 and follow us on Facebook for more information.

Valentine's Day Safety

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Most Common Valentine's Day Fire Hazards to Avoid

  1. Leaving a candle unattended

It is imperative to have someone in the room where a candle is being used to prevent any fire damages.

  1. Placing them next to inflammable objects

Placing a candle in a safe atmosphere is important. Try to keep them on a flat surface away from any drapes or other inflammable objects.  

  1. Having an non-functioning fire alarm

A fire alarm should be functioning at all times throughout the year. Provide a service and inspection annually, to ensure your fire alarm is functioning properly.

  1. Dismissing candle holders

Some individuals feel a candle holder is unnecessary, but this could lead to a dangerous situation. The candle holder will protect the candle from falling and keeping wax from unwanted areas.

If a fire damage occurs in your Boardman home call SERVPRO at (330) 609-8543 to restore the structure back to, "Like it never even happened."

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Soot Tags

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

Soot tags

Soot Tags

Soot tags occur from a synthetic/petroleum based source burn.  During a fire smoke and soot circulate throughout the house and the heat moves toward cool air when trying to equalize the temperature. In the areas with less circulation the soot tags will begin to form and can look like soot on spider webs. However, soot tags are just chains of soot that gather in the areas with low circulation that look like webs. These can occur immediately or over time and reoccur even after dusting them off. Stay away from spraying water on the area to clean it because it will smear and stain. To help prevent this from happening service your furnace annually to ensure it is working properly to help deal with soot.  The best way to combat these soot tags are to contact your local SERVPRO in your Austintown area.

Contact us if you are dealing with soot at (330)609-8543 and follow us on Facebook to stay in touch.

Christmas Tree Fires

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

Christmas Tree Fires

The holiday season tends to have the most house fires. Some of these fires are started by Christmas trees. There are many ways that Christmas tree fires get started. One most frequent reason is due to electrical problems. There have been instances where an extension cord has failed while under pressure of an object and causes a fire. With real trees there are many precautions and care that needs to be given.  Watering the Christmas tree daily is absolutely necessary because if the water level drops below the cut end of the tree no water can be absorbed. Dry trees are the biggest culprit in these fires because they can burn faster than newspaper, causing the fire to spread rapidly. One in 31 Christmas tree fires is deadly. Keep your family safe in your Greenford home by making sure string lights have no loose connections, using a single extension cord that isn’t longer than needed, use UL- approved lights, turn off lights before bed, water the tree daily, and keep candles away from the tree.

 

Stay connected with us on Facebook for tips and promotions! Give us a call (330)609-8543 in the event of damages occurring from fire, water, mold, or storm.

Forest Fires

12/5/2016 (Permalink)

How forest fires are caused

A forest fire is an uncontrolled fire occurring in nature. Most forest fires are man made. A heat source combines with dry leaves and grass which release volatile gases and combines with oxygen in the air and starts the burn which creates more heat and gas and the fire spreads. The steeper the terrain the faster the fire burns because of the hot air rising into the other trees.

 

Affects of Wildfires

Forest fires cause damage to houses, offices, vegetation, and anything in its way. Cities have to spend millions on fighting them with aircraft, personnel, chemicals, and logistics. These fires wipe away almost all organic value of soil. However, most plants easily grow back and have good recovery. Some plants even thrive after a wildfire.

 

Wildfire Prevention

Public education (contact local fire departments)

Call fire department if there a fire hazards or activity

Learn how to use fire extinguisher

Burn safely and know the laws

Keep all fires manageable

 

 

If a fire occurs in your Boardman home we specialize in fire restoration, call us at (330)609-8543.

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Using Heat Safely

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Using Heat Safely 

Winter is here and keeping you and your family warm and safe in your Cornersburg home is a top priority. There are a few things you should know this winter to keep your home prepared and warm.

 

In the event of a power outage have

Extra blankets, sleeping bags, and warm coats

Firewood for the fire place

Kerosene or portable space heaters

 

Space heater tips

Only use non-glowing heaters and space heaters with an auto shut-off

Keep heaters at least 3 feet away from furniture and water

Don’t leave children unattended by heaters

 

Generator Safety

Keep electric generators outside and away from air intakes of your home to prevent carbon monoxide poising

Do not use generators or other appliances if they are wet

Keep gasoline outside

Use individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated cords to plug in other appliances

 

For more information and helpful tips visit our Facebook.  We are available 24/7 for you for Fire, Water, and Cleanup & Restoration. Give us a call at (330)609-8543.

 

House Fire

10/19/2016 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO team had the opportunity to provide a fire restoration service to this home in Girard, Ohio. The picture displays the damages the fire affected on this residential home. Our trained staff applied their skills and operated high quality equipment to restore the damages caused by the fire.

Fire can lead to a wide range of damages in your Austintown home and spreading smoke throughout your entire structure in less than three minutes leaving unwanted black residue everywhere. You should avoid walking through a complex that has been through a fire, even if only a small portion was damaged; certain parts of the structure could have been affected leading to a collapse. Our SERVPRO team took action to clean and disinfect the structure along with providing specific tools and products to refresh and deodorize the atmosphere. They used special wood cleaning products to restore the attic; after restoration our staff provided specific tools and products to refresh and deodorize the atmosphere.

 

Fire Advice

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage should not be taken lightly due to the dangers it may cause, action should be taken immediately to prevent further destruction. Smoke can spread throughout an entire structure under a couple of minutes. Although only a small portion of the structure has been visibly damaged it can still be dangerous to enter; an inspection should be considered to avoid the building from collapsing. To avoid any complications or danger towards your well-being it is important to call a professional restoration service such as SERVPRO. Fire restoration requires proper equipment and technical skills to achieve successful and effective results.

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Canfield, OH community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Canfield
  • Boardman
  • Fredericksburg
  • Austintown
  • Craig Beach
  • Starrs Corners
  • Cornersburg
  • Sebring
  • Ellsworth
  • Greenford

Fire Safety Tips

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

There are several ways to prevent a fire just by eliminating hazards. Watch out for extension cords and multiple wires that are hidden behind carpets and curtains. Overloading Circuits is a common mistake especially for families who possess multiple electronics because they do not split the devices and run a different circuit.

There should always be an operating fire extinguisher and smoke detectors installed in all homes. It is important to have a plan prepared for emergencies with people you live with. During a tragic incident it can be difficult to immediately take action and handle the situation. Having a plan prepared can prevent injuries and accelerating the process of leading everyone back to safety. Also focusing on bringing yourself back to safety is essential, which means leaving personal items behind. This situation can be hard, but it is imperative that you are not putting yourself in a dangerous situation.

If any damages occur after a fire, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County specializes in residential or commercial services, back to “Like it never even happened.”

Canfield Pets Need Safety Plan for Disasters

6/16/2016 (Permalink)

We love our pets be sure to prepare them for a disaster!

In the event of a fire often times our littlest family members are left homeless. While insurance companies care for the family's needs of food and shelter there is little chance that the pet family members will be considered.  There are several things you can do to ensure your pet's safety in the event of an emergency.
#1 Have ID on your pet's collar, as well as, having them microchipped
#2 Have a crate to transport your pet
#3 Secure a friend or family member in advance who will be willing and able to watch your pets in the event of an emergency
#4 Have current photos of your pet in case they do slip away in all the commotion
#5 Be sure to have a supply of food, fresh water and a leash for them
#6 Locate pet friendly hotels in your areas in case your friends/family aren't available.

Pets are part of the family too!

Commercial Austintown Fire Damge Needs Emergency Response

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

In your Austintown business, fire can be detrimental. In addition to fire, smoke and soot damage, your business may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your business, employees and customers. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care.

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 business to pre-fire condition.

Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Why Choose SERVPRO of West Mahoning County?

We're Faster to ANY Size Disaster
Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

We're Fire & Water Damage Specialists
As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality
We focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is substantially less costly than demolishing and replacing those areas. This “restore first” mentality also allows us to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition quicker and with less disruption.

Fire Cleanup in Canfield

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

When your Canfield home or business suffers fire damage, it can be especially devastating. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, your property may have substantial water damage from firefighting efforts. You may feel stressed and confused after such a disaster, and you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has the specialized fire and water damage equipment and expertise to help you through this tough time.

We’ll treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. If you suffer a fire damage event, please refer to our Fire Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

We can clean up and fully restore your home or business and all of your belongings, too!

Do You Have Smoke or Fire Damage?
Call Us Today – (330) 609-8543

Be Ready for Any Emergency in Boardman, Canfield, Poland, Ohio

3/14/2016 (Permalink)

Don't wait until a disaster strikes to create a plan! Be ready for whatever happens with our Emergency Ready Plan. Our free profile will ensure your business and it's employees are prepared in the event of an emergency. Give us a call today for more information! #emergencyreadyplan #firedamage #waterloss