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How to Prevent Vandalism at Your Vienna Business

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

grafitti on commercial building One of the most disheartening things that can happen to any business owner is vandalization to your commercial building.

One of the most disheartening things that can happen to any business owner is vandalization to your commercial building. Unfortunately, vandals can strike anywhere. SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties is here to outline some steps you can take to protect your business and discourage any foul play at your Conneaut, Masury, Newton Falls, and surrounding areas establishment.

5 Tips to Keep Your Warren Commercial Property Safe

  • Bright Lights - Well-lit areas make it difficult for criminals to be so inconspicuous. 
  • Installing Cameras - This is a pricier option, but it is usually worth the money. Firstly, it gives you proof. Secondly, the perpetrator can be identified by police. You may even receive a deduction on your insurance policy for the installation of cameras.
  • Use Unbreakable Glass - Glass that is break resistant is much harder to penetrate and can cause a scene. Most criminals will not want to try and spend the extra time to try and break it.
  • Keep Premise Orderly - Disorder can attract offenders. Be sure to make sure the property is clear of trash and is overall neat and tidy.
  • Property Insurance - Get with your insurance agent and make sure your policy covers vandalism. Most of the time businessowners are on an “all risk” policy, meaning vandalism is covered. If your building is vacant, make sure your agent knows this. There is a special policy for vacant buildings. 

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties will act quickly to remove vandalism you’re your home and commercial spaces. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal

If your Howland home or commercial building has been affected by vandals…call SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties. Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to learn more.

5 Tips for Sewage Backup Cleanup in Your Lordstown Home

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

flooded home Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement in your home, cleanup from a sewage backup should be immediate.

Oftentimes a sewage backup can occur in your home when there are extreme thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall can cause backups in the city sewage drains, therefore causing the drain in your Lordstown, Hubbard, or Howland basement to back up. This type of sewage backup is unsanitary and affects the contents and walls and floors in your basement. Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement in your home, cleanup from a sewage backup should be immediate.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties can respond immediately to the sewage back up in your Leavittsburg, Newton Falls, or Champion home. Our experienced and trained team first comes in to assess the damage done to your property. We provide an estimate for free that we can send directly to your insurance company. If your insurance company approves the estimate, or if you are paying out of pocket, we then start work immediately. We make sure to clean or discard contents in your basement and thoroughly clean to make it look, “Like it never even happened.”

If you have experienced water damage to your home or commercial property in Cortland, Niles, Warren or in their surrounding areas, you can call SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties for immediate assistance. Call (330) 392-6355 or visit our website to Learn More!

SERVPRO Cleans Up Truck Fire in Lordstown, Ohio

12/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees cleaning up fire SERVPRO Team Dobson received a call one morning at 4:30am in response to a trailer fire that had around 1,000 batteries on it.

No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties. Here at SERVPRO, we specialize in fire and water restoration. We also have cleaning capabilities for residential and commercial buildings. We clean up from water and fire damage, general cleaning, and even bio-hazard cleaning. With capabilities this large, we are Here to Help our community for almost any clean up need!

SERVPRO Team Dobson received a call one morning at 4:30am in response to a trailer fire in Lordstown, Ohio that had around 1,000 batteries on it. Our priority responders mobilized and within hours we were able to clear the interstate of the batteries and the lanes were reopened. Our crews "never say no" attitude and their willingness to jump in at a moment's notice inspires our team daily. To read the full story, follow this link on WFMJ news site.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties is your local fire and water restoration company. We are available 24/7 in case you experience any emergencies. For an immediate response from SERVPRO, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website.

Why You Need a Professional to Clean Your Ashtabula Home After a Fire

11/30/2022 (Permalink)

house with burnt roof Did you know that a small fire in the home can cause a whole lot of damage? Believe it or not, it does.

Did you know that a small fire in the home can cause a whole lot of damage? Believe it or not, it does. From smoke, to soot, to damaged belongings, the cleanup process can be quite grueling for someone who is not a highly trained restoration technician.

Why Do You Need a Professional?

Restoration professionals immediately know where to look to find damage that an untrained person would not be familiar with. Knowing the extent of the fire damage is key to creating an action plan. In addition, restoration professionals restore belongings and your home rather than throwing out and buying new. Our “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

What is the Difference Between Smoke and Soot?

Smoke and soot are commonly misunderstood. Soot comes from smoke, while smoke is a result of fire. “Smoke is a collection of tiny unburnt particles – very small carbon particles and tiny droplets of tar.” As a result, smoke is very dangerous to inhale, as it contains many things that we are not meant to inhale."

Soot, sometimes called lampblack or carbon black, is a fine black or brown powder that can be slightly sticky and is a product of incomplete combustion.” Since soot is a slightly sticky powder, it rests in all crevices of a home that has experienced fire damage. It sticks to the walls, the ceiling, anything that it can find.

To restore your home of soot and smoke damage takes professionals with an eye for detail. Learn more about Smoke and Soot.

To learn more about what SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties has to offer, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website!

How to Check for Fire Hazards in Your Kinsman Home

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

fire hazard symbol To prevent fires in your home, make sure to continually check for fire hazards throughout the year.

To prevent fires in your home, make sure to continually check for fire hazards throughout the year. If you are not sure what to look out for, The Red Cross has some tips below:

Hazards in the Kitchen

  • Check for curtains, towel racks or even paper towel dispensers sitting too close to the burners.
  • If your microwave isn’t built in, make sure it’s clear of surrounding clutter and its vents aren’t obstructed.
  • If you don’t already have one, buy a fire extinguisher to keep within easy reach should something ignite while you’re cooking.

Hazards in Heating Equipment

  • Make sure to always keep anything that gives off heat at least 3 feet away from flammable materials or items.
  • Never plug more than one heating appliance into an outlet.
  • Keep portable gas generators outside and away from windows to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • If you have a fireplace, make sure your chimney is checked and cleaned by a professional once a year. Use a metal or glass screen that is large enough to prevent escaping embers.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. If a fire does occur in your home, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

43 Way to Prevent Fires in Your Vienna Home

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

space heater Home heating is the second leading cause of fires in this country.

“At this time of year people have the heat turned on and many use space heaters and other sources to keep their homes warm. Home heating is the second leading cause of fires in this country, and The Red Cross has steps people should follow to avoid a fire in their home.” Provided below are tips from The Red Cross to help you prevent house fires in your Vienna home.

How to Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Here are ways to prevent house fires from The Red Cross:

  • All heaters need space. Keep children, pets and things that can burn (paper, matches, bedding, furniture, clothing, carpets, and rugs) at least three feet away from heating equipment.
  • If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs, carpets or near bedding or drapes. Plug power cords directly into outlets - never into an extension cord.
  • Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended and use a glass or metal fire screen to keep fire and embers in the fireplace.

SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

How SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties Cares for Your Belongings

11/5/2022 (Permalink)

contents in a home SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties understands that your home is more than a structure.

Storm and water damage affect not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe - Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  Quicker remodeling processes
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. Whether you experience fire or water damage to your Jefferson, Orwell, or Pymatuming home or business, SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties is Here to Help. For immediate assistance, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website.

How to Prepare Your Home for a Storm in Conneaut, Ohio

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

Emergency kit You can prepare the interior and exterior of your Conneaut and Ashtabula home depending on the severity of the storm that is on the way.

Preparing for a storm for your home can mean many things. You can prepare the interior and exterior of your Andover, Ashtabula, Geneva, or Conneaut home depending on the severity of the storm that is on the way.

If a storm is coming that involves extremely high winds, there are many things you can do. For the exterior of your home, you can put all things into storage or tie them to the ground. Things such as trampolines, swings, toys in the yard and other miscellaneous items are culprits at damaging the exterior of a home if tossed to and fro.

If you have loose gravel in your driveway, this can also be dangerous in denting cars, windows, etc. For the interior of your home, you can create an emergency kit.

Things that can go in an emergency kit include, a flashlight, batteries, food, blankets, candles, matches, card games, and more! If you think you are going to be hanging out while the power is out, prepare accordingly!

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties are Cleaning, Restoration, and Construction specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. If a fire does occur in your home, give us a call at (330) 392-6355 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Need Your Warren, Ohio Commercial Building Restored? Call SERVPRO

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

man carrying equipment SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties trains each employee they hire.

Restoring commercial properties in Warren, Ohio is a job we take very seriously. Warren, Ohio happens to be home to our SERVPRO Team Dobson headquarters.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, mold remediation, reconstruction, general cleaning, and COVID-19 cleaning. We serve both residential and commercial facilities.

We have experience in restoring and cleaning commercial facilities ranging from hotels, manufacturing facilities, educational facilities, businesses, government buildings, and more. 

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties trains each employee they hire. Each employee becomes certified in restoration and we provide educational courses to continue education our employees throughout their employment at SERVPRO. We do only the most thorough and excellent work and our customers' satisfaction is always top priority. Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7.

Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Best Ways to Prevent Fire Damage at your Howland, Ohio Business

9/28/2022 (Permalink)

frying pan on fire The most common business that would be likely for a fire to occur is a restaurant.

Having a fire occur at your Howland, Niles, or Cortland business can be devastating. However, there are some steps you can take to stop this from affecting your business.

The most common business that would be likely for a fire to occur is a restaurant, possibly one in Girard, Hubbard, or on Geneva on the Lake. Luckily, there are some ways to keep our restaurants safe from a fire happening that is out of our control.

  • Use fire-retardant furniture, drapes, accessories, etc.
  • Install a fire barrier between the kitchen and the rest of the restaurant.
  • Fire Alarm and smoke detector in all enclosed rooms.
  • Refrigerant leak detection system installation.
  • Equipment with automatic extinguishing systems.
  • Establish a regular inspection system for all kitchen equipment.

SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7.

Call us at any time, day, or night at (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!