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Protect the Exterior of Your Minerva Home from Water Damage

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rain with home in background. If the outside of your home is not properly kept up with, water can seep in through spots such as gutters, windows, cracks in the foundation and more.

The exterior of your home can let in water in many ways. If the outside of your home is not properly kept up with, water can seep in through spots such as gutters, windows, cracks in the foundation and more. It is important to do a routine checkup at least every year of the exterior of your home to protect against water damage. Below are some tips on what to look out for to do this.

How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Below are tips from iii.org sharing what to look out for to protect your home from water damage:

  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage.
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged and aging shingles and make necessary repairs.
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Recovering Emotionally from a Fire in Washingtonville, OH

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

People watching house burn down. A fire occurring in your home can be a traumatic event. It is life changing and altering.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can take care of your home after a fire and likely restore it to preloss condition. In addition, we will be there to support you and show you that we genuinely care throughout the entire process. A fire occurring in your home can be a traumatic event. It is life changing and altering. We are here to be a support in getting your life back on track to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Steps to Recovery

SERVPRO has partnered with The Red Cross. The Red Cross is there to support you and supply you and your family for physical needs that occur after a fire has occurred. They also provide steps to take to help you and your family recover emotionally. Here is some advice from The Red Cross,

  • Try to return to as many of your personal and family routines as possible.
  • Get rest and drink plenty of water.
  • Limit your exposure to the sights and sounds of disaster, especially on television, the radio and in the newspapers.
  • Focus on the positive.
  • Recognize your own feelings.
  • Reach out and accept help from others.
  • Do something you enjoy. Do something as a family that you have all enjoyed in the past.
  • Stay connected with your family and/or other support systems.
  • Realize that, sometimes, recovery can take time.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County 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) 393-9999 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Out With the Mold and in With the New in Columbiana, OH

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

mold spores Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors, and outdoors.

Let’s talk about mold. Whether you are super familiar with mold or if you are unsure of what it is, this blog article is for you. There are many misconceptions about mold, and we are here to tell you exactly what mold is. If you have mold in your home, we will also tell you exactly what SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can do to help.

Understanding Mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors, and outdoors.
  • Mold is most likely to grow where moisture is present.
  • If you are looking for mold remediation, the water source that causes the mold must be solved first!
  • Mold can create a strong smell that leads you to taking care of the problem sooner.
  • Quick Tip! Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent to help prevent mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home or business, contact SERVPRO of North Columbiana County! We have ready and trained professionals to test, assess, and remediate your mold problem.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. If you have experienced a disaster, simply give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

How to Take Care of Your Home After a Fire in Washingtonville, OH

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damaged house. After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What NOT to do After a Fire

  • Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Do not use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.

For more information on how SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

House to Prevent Fires in East Liverpool, OH

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

House on fire. FEMA.gov states that in 2021 there were 118 home fire fatalities.

Housefires are common. Many times, housefires occur because of the lack of knowledge when it comes to preventing them. FEMA.gov states that in 2021 there were 118 home fire fatalities. This means injuries and even deaths occurred in 2021 due to house fires. The first step to preventing these fatalities is to know how to prevent these fires occurring.

Steps to Preventing Housefires

Here are some tips from RedCross.org to prevent housefires:

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  • Test smoke alarms every month. If they are not working, change the batteries.
  • Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

For more information on how SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Winter Storm Hazards in Homeworth, OH

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

Semi truck driving in a blizzard. When winter storms arise, they can cause power lines to fall leaving homeowners without heat, plane flights to be delayed, and flooded highways.

There are many consequences of winter storm weather in northeast Ohio. When winter storms arise, they can cause power lines to fall leaving homeowners without heat, plane flights to be delayed, and flooded highways. Most people in the northeast have experienced these consequences of winter storms.

How Likely and Dangerous are Winter Storms?                          

According to Purdue.edu, “Researchers say that 70 percent of the fatalities related to ice and snow occur in automobiles, and about 25 percent of all winter related fatalities are people that are caught off guard, out in the storm.” The good news is that with today’s technology, we can stay updated on the latest winter weather updates to help keep us safe from the storm. Here are some terms to look out for when watching winter weather:

  • Winter Storm Watch means that severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow and/or ice, may affect your area, but its occurrence, location and timing are still uncertain.
  • Winter Storm Warning is issued when 4 or more inches of snow or sleet is expected in the next 12 hours, or 6 or more inches in 24 hours, or 1/4 inch or more of ice accretion is expected.
  • Winter Weather Advisories inform you that winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous.
  • Blizzard Warning means that the following conditions are expected to prevail for a period of 3 hours or longer:
  • Sustained wind or frequent gusts to 35 miles an hour or greater
  • Considerable falling and/or blowing snow

For more information on how SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can help you after a disaster, call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Fire Safety Tips in Homeworth, OH

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fireplace with flame. With a drastic drop in the temperature outside, the need to keep your home warm and toasty creates more risk.

In the wintertime, it would be expected that ice and water damage are the most likely causes to home related disasters. However, fires reach the top of the list of being a higher risk in your home this winter. Here is why: With a drastic drop in the temperature outside, the need to keep your home warm and toasty creates more risk.

Tips to Avoid Housefires This Winter

Here are some tips from portsmouthoh.org to keep you safe this winter,

  • Don’t cook food and leave it unattended.
  • Purchase a carbon monoxide monitor.
  • Replace appliances with damaged cords.
  • Test your smoke alarms!
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions while using space heaters.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists in Lisbon, OH

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees in class. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration.

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. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings

IICRC Training and Certification

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.

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is a Large Loss Response Team

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles lined up. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO Team Dobson is ready to assist, whether it's here in our local communities or somewhere across the country.

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO Team Dobson is ready to assist, whether it's here in our local communities or somewhere across the country. We are a Large Loss Response Team, so we can travel anywhere to collaborate and help other SERVPRO franchises. Our customers are always top priority. Even in the worst situations, it's amazing how SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

Handling Large Losses and Local Losses

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can handle both large losses in a different state and local losses at the same time. Our team strategically uses our people, equipment, time, and resources. One is not more important than the other, rather SERVPRO is a help to our community as well those around us. Simply, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has the capacity to help those in need wherever a disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Major Fire Damage Restoration in Columbiana

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Flames of fire. Here at SERVPRO, we know fire damage can be devastating, leaving you to say, "What am I supposed to do?" The answer is clear, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is a Fire and Water - Restoration and Cleanup company. No job is too small or too large for us. We can completely restore a home or commercial business from mitigation to construction. We are a leading restoration company in the nation, and we are experts in the industry.

What Does Major Fire Damage Look Like?

Here at SERVPRO, we know fire damage can be devastating, leaving you to say, "What am I supposed to do?" The answer is clear, call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County. We are ready to respond when members of our community are in need. Here is a Before and After of a major fire disaster in a home in Columbiana. We have the proper training to remediate damage like this. Our highly trained fire damage restoration technicians will come with experience and industry leading equipment. This combination is sure to get your Columbiana home to preloss condition fast.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 393-9999 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!