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A Restoration Company That Cares About Your Family

10/23/2021 (Permalink)

Items that would go in an emergency kit After a major fire or water disaster occurs, things to think about are housing, food, and other everyday necessities.

At SERVPRO we will tell you that we are a Large Loss Team in Fire and Water Restoration. We will tell you that we are experts in what we do. From continuing education, experience, and equipment, we know that we can take care of you. However, something SERVPRO of North Columbiana County does not advertise is that we ultimately do what we do, for you! If we can be the first faces you see after a fire or water disaster in your home or business, we will be there. If you have a major fire or water disaster, we make sure to show you we care by providing essentials that may have been lost from the disaster in your home. We help guide you step-by-step on what to do next and how to recover your home. We walk with you through the insurance process and make sure all your questions and needs are met.

How to Take Care of Your Family After a Disaster

After a major fire or water disaster occurs, things to think about are housing, food, and other everyday necessities. Many families have heard what to do to prepare for a disaster caused by severe weather. Typically, it is known to prepare emergency kits, and an evacuation plan. However, if you have a pet, then what? How do you help prepare your family pet for a disaster? According to CDC.gov, here a few things you can do to prepare your precious family member:

  • Do your best to not leave your pets behind, they may get lost, injured – or worse.
  • Contact your local emergency management office and ask if they offer accommodations for owners and their pets.
  • Remember to take your pet’s emergency kit with you.
  • Select a safe room, preferably an interior room with no (or few) windows.
  • Remove any toxic chemicals or plants.
  • Close off small areas where frightened cats could get stuck in (such as vents or beneath heavy furniture).

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is a Large Loss Team. If your home or business experiences fire or water damage after a storm, call the experts at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!

How to Prepare for a Thunderstorm Headed Your Way in Washingtonville

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

Dark clouds Staying indoors during a thunderstorm is imperative to protect you from flooding disasters.

Many people enjoy thunderstorms because thunder and lightning are amazing to hear and watch! Go indoors to watch a thunderstorm. From thunderstorms can come flooding, fallen power lines, and more. Pay attention to authorities and weather forecasts for information on whether it is safe to go outside and instructions regarding potential flash flooding.

Stay Safe from Flooding

Staying indoors during a thunderstorm is imperative to protect you from flooding disasters. If you are driving during a severe thunderstorm, stop your car! Refuse to drive through flooded roadways. According to Ready.gov, “Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.”

Stay Safe from Lightning

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.” Stay indoors and avoid using electronic devices connected to an electrical outlet and running water.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has the expertise and resources to assist you after a storm. For immediate assistance give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!

Fire Restoration in Your Columbiana Home

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

House with fire inside. Restoration is the final step to getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition.

Have you or a loved one recently experienced a house fire? Big or small, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can restore it. Restorationusa.org emphasizes, “Whenever there is fire, there is smoke. When this mixture occurs within the walls of a house, serious loss of property is unavoidable. From burnt furniture, damaged walls, ruined staircases, and burn damage to ceilings. A fire has serious effects for homeowners as well as business owners.” This is true when a fire occurs in the home or business, big or small.

Different Types of Fires

There is indeed a difference between small fires and big fires. Small fires can be considered fires started by a household appliance that stays contained to one room. These fires can typically be put out by a fire extinguisher. Fire alarms also allow for fires to not grow so large, due to household members being alerted in time. A big fire typically affects more than one room. As a result, the spread of it affects more parts of the home causing greater damage.

Restoration is the final step to 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.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is available for immediate assistance. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999  or visit our Website!

Do You Experience Water Backups in Your East Liverpool Basement?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

Room with floor and walls torn out. It is very important to get water soaked up as soon as possible.

You are not alone in experiencing water damage. Many homes in the Columbiana County territory experience water damage in their basements. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is a trusted fire and water restoration company to restore your home and belongings.

What Can I Do Until Help Arrives?

There are many things that you should and should not do when help hasn’t arrived yet if your basement is flooded. It is very important to get water soaked up as soon as possible. If you are not sure what to do to get water off your basement floor, here are some tips:

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

Until help arrives, these are very effective steps that you can take until the professionals get to the scene. These steps save you time and money in the long run. Indeed, not all these preventative measures are accessible to everyone, so take caution in picking up heavy materials. If you simply cannot get to it, don’t hesitate to leave it to the professionals.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is Here to Help in case of an emergency. For immediate assistance, give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!

Is Mold in My Salem Business Really a Big Deal?

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on ceiling and walls in basement. Mold is a big deal, especially because if you do not take care of it, it only grows worse.

Mold is just one name for the substance that grows in a warm and moist environment. Mold has many aliases such as Invisible Odor, and many more. These names derive from what mold does that we cannot always see. Mold is a big deal, especially because if you do not take care of it, it only grows worse.

Why Should I Hire a Professional to Take Care of My Mold?

Since mold is a tricky substance, it takes industry knowledge, training, and experience to get a handle on a mold situation. Mold can cause effects to your health and can even cause your home to smell. If you try to get rid of mold on your own, there is a great chance it is never actually gone, and it only grows back again. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is trained and ready to take on your mold situation. Learn More about SERVPRO of North Columbiana County training and certifications.  From containing the infestation to remediating the mold, we work safely and effectively to manage the situation.

To find out if you have a mold problem or know you need remediation FAST, call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!

Will My Columbiana Home Ever Be the Same After a Fire?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Animated home on fire. After a fire occurs in your home, we clean up and restore.

To experience a fire in your Columbiana home can be one of the most devastating experiences. There are so many questions that run through the mind of a homeowner that just lost a part of their home. There are too many to count. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can provide a glimmer of hope to the homeowners who are seeking some normalcy.

Will My Home Look the Same After a Fire?

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County provides services from beginning to end. After a fire occurs in your home, we clean up and restore. Check out our Restoration Process! When it comes to the restoration process, we don’t slack. Your home will be cleaner than it was before the fire. In addition, when it comes to reconstruction, we can reconstruct the home however you would like. Check out our Before and After photos. If there was a part of your home you didn’t like before, we can fix it now. Our goal is to make sure that you get your home back, “Like it never even happened.”

For more information on how we can help your Columbiana home, give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!

Handling Commercial Flooding in Columbiana

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

Computer desks submerged in water No matter the disaster, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County will make it “Like it never even happened.”

When we see large storms roll through Columbiana, Salem, and Lisbon, we can see major flooding in local businesses. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County does not want to see businesses in our community struggle. That is why we are always Here to Help! We have what it takes to dry and restore your Columbiana business fast!

Our Water Restoration Process is composed of all the necessary steps to dry and restore your business the right way. What sets us apart? Our scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup, along with our Advanced Technology, allows us to dry any amount of water your Columbiana business may face.

After these floods strike, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County will be ready. We are also ready before they happen, as preparation is always going to help limit the effect a disaster has.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County offers a free (yes, free) service that can get your facility ready for a disaster before it strikes. An Emergency READY Profile, or ERP for short, is a cost-free assessment of your business that includes:

  • A concise profile with critical information needed in an emergency
  • A guide to help get you back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of North Columbiana County as your disaster mitigation provider
  • Identification of the line of command to authorize work
  • Facility details such as shut-off valves, priority locations, and contact information

Ready to get started? Learn More!

No matter the disaster, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County will make it “Like it never even happened.” We are ready to respond to businesses in need.

For service, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to get back to business today!

How Do I Handle Mold in My Columbiana Basement?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on walls and ceiling in basement Mold thrives in moisture, and in as little as 48-72 hours, it can spread rapidly through your Columbiana basement and home.

When we see moisture in our basements in Columbiana, and we know we all have, we can also mold begin to form. Mold thrives in moisture, and in as little as 48-72 hours, it can spread rapidly through your Columbiana basement and home. Before we learn about how to handle mold in your Columbiana basement, let’s get the facts straight about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors, and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Now that we know more about mold, let’s learn about what to do and what not to do when you see mold in your Columbiana home with our Mold Damage Tips:

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Columbiana County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

When you see mold in your Columbiana home, call the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of North Columbiana County!

Call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to get your mold issue handled today!

What Does it Take to Restore Columbiana County Homes After a Disaster?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Home with damaged roof Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration.

You know SERVPRO of North Columbiana County as the industry leader in fire and water damage restoration. But how did we get there? Not every restoration company can handle the disasters we help the community recover from. What does it take to help members of our community recover from these disasters? There are three tools we utilize:

Training

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Who is the IICRC?

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Experience

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is jam packed with experience in the restoration field. We have been serving not just our community, but the entire country. In the past 12 months, we have traveled to Dallas to assist in winter storms and Detroit to assist in the flooding they experienced. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has seen it all!

Equipment

The last component giving us the ability to handle any disaster thrown your way is equipment. The past few decades have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of North Columbiana County Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

When your Columbiana home needs restoration, call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County fast. Let our training, experience, and equipment go to work for you and your family. Call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to get your home or business to look “Like it never even happened.”

How to Prepare and Recover from a Commercial Fire in Columbiana

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial building in distance with smoke coming from the top. Before a fire even occurs, you should be monitoring possible fire hazards.

Just like in our Columbiana homes, fires can be devastating to businesses in the community. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County does not want to see this. That is why we are here with a guide on how to prepare, and ultimately recover, from a commercial fire!

Preparation

Before a fire even occurs, you should be monitoring possible fire hazards. If your company works with flammable materials, you should be extra cautious. However, just like in homes the biggest cause of office fires are coming from the kitchen, as reported by the NFPA. Along with those two hazards, check your heating and cooling systems as well as electrical outlets. Monitoring these hazards are important to preventing fire in Columbiana businesses.

It is also important to have a Fire Escape Plan  ready for your employees. These consist of planning escape routes, knowing where to meet outside, knowing how to contact everyone and emergency services, and more. Make sure to practice your plan frequently!

Recovery

Some disasters cannot be stopped. However, you can have a plan in place for when they do happen. You can do this with a FREE service SERVPRO of North Columbiana County offers called an ERP, or Emergency READY Profile. What is an ERP? Here is what it consists of:

  • No cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise Profile Document the consists of critical information needed during an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your facility following a disaster
  • Established SERVPRO of North Columbiana County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identifies the line of command to authorize work to be done
  • Provides facility specifications such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and more!

This ERP will allow SERVPRO of North Columbiana County to get you and your business back on its feet in no time. Call us today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to get an ERP scheduled or to begin getting your company back to business fast!