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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!

Mold is in My Salem Home's Basement, What Should I Do?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

A home sits under the water level. Follow these steps to stay safe and allow SERVPRO of North Columbiana County to properly remediate mold in your Salem basement.

Mold can sometimes be all too common for Ohio basements. An extended stay by moisture in your Salem home can result in mold spreading. Mold spreads quickly, in as little as 48-72  hours. We can see wet basements from heavy rainfall (which we get plenty of this time of year), drain backups, and more. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is here with a plan of action for when you see mold in your Salem basement.

Step 1: Call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County

When mold comes into the equation, you should not attempt to deal with your flooded basement alone. Mold can be harmful to you and your health. Mold can produce health effects, so you will need a professional that has training, experience, and equipment to properly resolve the mold infestation.

Step 2: Before Help Arrives

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County responds faster to any size disaster so you won’t be waiting long! However, refer to these Mold Damage Tips before we get there:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

There is not much you can do, and that is okay! SERVPRO of North Columbiana County’s training, experience, and equipment will get your basement restored fast.

Step 3: What NOT To Do

More important than what you can do, here are some things to avoid doing when you see mold in your Salem basement. Follow these tips to stay safe when there is mold in your Salem home:

  • 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.

Follow these steps to stay safe and allow SERVPRO of North Columbiana County to properly remediate mold in your Salem basement. We are the experts on mold remediation! If you see mold in your Columbiana County home, call us today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website. We are Here to Help!

How Storms in Columbiana County Can Damage Your Home

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

Paper cut outs of clouds, lightning, and rain sit on a blue paper. There is no storm, no disaster, no amount of damage that SERVPRO of North Columbiana County cannot handle.

Storms come in all shapes and sizes in Columbiana, Salem, Lisbon, and the rest of the county. High winds, flooding, blizzards, and more can occur throughout the county. This can lead to many forms of damage to your Columbiana home.

Flooding

Heavy rain creates one of the most common types of damage to Salem homes. Flooded basements can occur from pipe backups or through the walls when there is too much water in the ground. When this happens, contact SERVPRO of North Columbiana County fast! Before we arrive, refer to these Water Damage Tips.

Mold

When you do not act fast, and moisture is present in your home for long, mold can arise. Mold can spread through your Columbiana home in as little as 48-72 hours. This can be dangerous to both your home’s structure and your health. You must act fast! Call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County right when you see mold in your home. Refer to these Mold Damage Tips before we arrive.

Major Disasters

If you experience high winds that damage your roof, blow a tree over, or more, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is Here to Help! We are a Large Loss Team, meaning we can handle any amount of damage. There is no storm, no disaster, no amount of damage that SERVPRO of North Columbiana County cannot handle.

If you experience damage following a storm, call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to get your home to preloss condition fast.

Is Burning Safe in North Columbiana County in the Late Summer?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

A campfire. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.

Late summer presents an opportunity for fires in late August and early September here in North Columbiana County. Careful planning can keep your home safe this Summer. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is here to give you some tips about burning at your home while the hot weather is at its peak.

  • Get rid of young, sprouted growth.

Land and Legacy recommends to top kill young wooded species of tree growth to at least 2 inches DBH. DBH means the diameter of each tree is measured at “breast height”, defined as 1.35m up from the highest point of ground at the tree's base. The biggest culprits of young growth are species like cedar, honey locust, Osage orange, and other sprouts. This can turn the clock back almost three years, says L&L.

  • Fire pit safety

Fire pits can be the highlight of any backyard. Just ensure you are following proper protocol when it comes to burning. Ensure the pit is at least 10 feet away from any structure, avoid windy conditions that can spread embers, and keep a hose or bucket nearby in the case of fire outside the pit.

  • Firework safety

The CPSC has some good tips on home fire work lighting. “Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks. Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. Never point or throw fireworks at another person. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.”

No matter how safe and precautions you may be. Accidents can always happen. If you have a fire outbreak at your Negley home…call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County today. We are the area’s #1 fire restoration company.

After the fire trucks are gone, your Salem home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. We are Faster to any size disaster with the specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet. 

We understand that 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.

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

Call SERVPRO today! (330) 393-9999

Tornado Safety in Columbiana

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

A green road sign says "Tornado Season" We have the equipment, training, and experience to make any disaster “Like it never even happened.”

We are in peak tornado season in Ohio. Since the State of Ohio began tracking tornadoes in 1940, May, June, and July have recorded the most tornadoes. With that being said, let us go over some safety tips to stay safe in Columbiana during a tornado.

Here are 3 essential tips provided by the CDC to keep you safe during a tornado!

Tip 1: Be Prepared

Before there is even an alert for a tornado, you should be prepared! Make sure you have a tornado emergency plan knowing exactly where to shelter as well as knowing who to communicate with. Have an emergency kit with water, non-perishables, and first aid supplies as well as a battery-operated radio. Being prepared is always the best way to stay safe!

Tip 2: Stay Aware of Weather Conditions

If you know there are thunderstorms in the area, make sure you pay close attention to changing weather conditions as well as local news for more alerts. You can also be vigilant about this! Tornadoes can strike without warning with signs such as: a dark green sky, large & dark low lying clouds, large hail, and a loud roar like a freight train. Stay on your toes whenever storms are in the area.

Tip 3: Know Where to Shelter.

The final piece of these tips is knowing how to properly take shelter. You should always go to the lowest level of the structure you’re in; preferably the basement. Avoid rooms with windows. For added protection, get under something sturdy like a workbench or heavy table. Remember, never stay in a mobile home!

Following these tips will greatly improve your ability to get through a tornado safely. But what do you do after a tornado, who handles the damage? SERVPRO of North Columbiana County does!

We have the equipment, training, and experience to make any disaster “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (330) 921-4931 or visit our Website to see our full array of storm damage services. Remember these tips! No matter the disaster, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is Here to Help!

Is It Safe to Deal With The Mold in My Columbiana Home Alone?

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

A red "Don't" symbol sits over a picture of someone scrubbing mold from a wall. Columbiana County has highly trained technicians with the skills it takes to safely remediate mold in your Columbiana home.

Mold in your Columbiana home can be annoying, and I can understand why you would want to hurry and try and clean and repair the damaged areas fast. However, this isn’t the best course of action. Water damage, and mold especially, should be left to the professionals. Why is this?

First off, mold can be dangerous to your home. Mold is also an allergen that can cause health effects for children and the elderly and poses a bigger threat to people with respiratory issues. Stay out of the affected areas!

Mold is also tricky and takes specialized equipment to remediate. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has highly trained technicians with the skills it takes to safely remediate mold in your Columbiana home. It’s important not to try and dry the area on your own, and don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on mold either.

You should turn off your HVAC system to make sure the mold does not spread through the air, and then call us! SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has the training, specialized equipment, and protective gear to properly remediate mold in your Columbiana home.

Call us today at (330) 921-4931 or visit our Website to see our mold remediation process. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is faster to any size disaster, and we are always Here to Help®!