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Ashtabula County Commercial Fire Cleanup

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

street with fire and smoke ablaze in the trees and pole lines We're Faster to ANY Size Disaster

Incurring a fire can be detrimental in any setting, especially in a commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke and soot damage, the firefighting efforts can lead to water damage as well. This type of damage can leave real destruction and inconvenience 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. SERVPRO of Ashtabula and North Trumbull Counties will treat you with respect and empathy, and we will always treat your home and belongings with care.

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We are highly skilled in damage restoration, with personnel and equipment that 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 Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties?

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 are a 24/7 emergency services company.

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 preloss condition.

Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality


We focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring your property is substantially less costly than demolishing and replacing it. This “restore first” mentality also allows us to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition quicker and with less disruption and inconvenience.

Call SERVPRO of Ashtabula and North Trumbull Counties at (440) 319-3360 for any restoration needs and we will make it, “Like it never even happened.” You can also stay connected with us on facebook.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Flames behind a house engulfed in fire and smoke At SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties, restoring your property from fire damage is our priority.

Figuring out your next more after a fire can be confusing. Often, homes suffer from fire and/or water damage from the firefighting efforts. That is why your local SERVPRO is here to help!


After disaster strikes, we work our hardest to return your home or business back to its preloss
conditions. We offer a variety of services tailored to help make fire and smoke damage “Like it never even happened.” The type of service(s) necessary may depend on the type and source of fire that occurs.


There are several common fire hazards. Electrical hazards, flammable materials, flammable liquids, and hidden hazards can all lead to a fire emergency in your Ashtabula or Trumbull County home or business. If your property incurs fire damage you, want help from the leading professionals in fire restoration.

Our process begins when you call us. We start by notifying the nearest SERVPRO crew with the proper tools and resources.

  1. Inspect – we will carefully inspect all rooms of your property for damage from smoke, fire, and soot.
  2. Develop a plan based off the information discovered during assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarping – to protect the structure of the home we will secure the windows, walls, and roof in your home. Windows will be boarded, and we will place trap on the roof.
  4. Water removal and the drying process begins immediately. With dehumidifiers and air movers, we will remove any remaining water from your home.
  5. With the water gone, we will address any damage from smoke or soot. We will use our specialized equipment and techniques to address the ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.  
  6. All restorable items from the fire will at this point be cleaned using SERVPRO’s techniques that help restore items and structure to pre-fire condition. Any odors on the items will be addressed with our industrial air scrubber and fogging equipment.
  7. The final step in the process is where your home begins to return to its pre-fire condition. This includes any repairs that may arise from fire damage including; painting, drywall, and carpet concerns. In some cases, restoration may require construction repairs to room(s) in the home or business.


At SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties, restoring your property from fire damage is our priority. Our proven system and techniques are designed with a focus on restoring rather than replacing when possible. Our commitment to your personal belongings is intended to save you money and emotional stress.


If you ever experience damage from fire, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Ashtabula and North Trumbull Counties.


We have years of experience assisting in fire damage restoration. Call us at 440-319-3360 if you ever need our help! 

Tips for Tackling Storms with Technology

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee talking to female customer with storm in the background Technology has increased the ease of communication, but the use of technology can extend way beyond reconnecting with family members on Facebook.

These days, there is an app, website, or something technology based for EVERYTHING. Technology has increased the ease of communication, but the use of technology can extend way beyond reconnecting with family members on Facebook.

In fact, there are many ways you can use technology to stay in know during emergencies. Here are some useful ways to use technology as a tool during storms.

  1. Back-up Important Information

Websites like Google Drive and Dropbox provide free ways to store files, photos, and contacts. This can be particularly useful if important or sentimental documents are damaged during a storm.

  1. Follow the News

Be sure to connect with local stations, reporters, and agencies to stay informed about any relevant updates or warnings. Local and national level stations issue alerts across their social media pages during emergencies. Be sure to like or follow them to be included!

      WFMJ

      WKBN

  1. Charge Up & Get in Touch

A portable charger can be highly instrumental in the case of a weather emergency. After a storm has passed you may want to notify your family and friends of your safety. The American Red Cross and Facebook both offer safety check-ins, in which individuals in affected storm areas can state their safety.

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull County also offers a free Emergency READY Profile (ERP) that will help you prepare your home or business for any kind of emergency.

Oftentimes, weather alerts are issued and active within a moment’s notice. This can leave you confused, scrambled, or hurt without the proper precautions. Set up yourself, your home or your business up for safety by using technology as a tool to prepare and survive the next storm that strikes.

If you find yourself in need of storm preparation or damage recovery services, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull County is here to help! Call us with any questions and we will be glad to make it, "Like it never even happened." (440) 319-3360

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Highly Skilled Storm Cleanup Company in Ashtabula County

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Two sisters standing in wading boots and holding hands as they look at their water that has been flooded by storms When a storm hits and you need help immediately, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties.

A giant storm hits the Ashtabula County area and you need help! You do a Google search and the first restoration company at the top of the list is SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties. Maybe you’re thinking... “Oh if they’re first on the list, they are probably swamped with customers and are too busy!”

But the good news is: SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is equipped to handle a large volume of customers at once. Here is how:

  • SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties has crews on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • We monitor the weather daily and staff accordingly.
  • We understand that a quick response is critical to minimize damages.
  • We have the latest technology and equipment to help handle multiple jobs at one time.
  • Our extensive inventory of industrial grade dehumidifiers, air movers and air scrubbers will accommodate large and small jobs that run simultaneously.
  • Our staff includes a certified plumber and a licensed electrician to help with sump pump issues and additional power sources
  • Our employees are highly trained and IICRC certified with years of experience in storm restoration.
  • Most importantly, we have technicians, crew chiefs, project managers and an operations manager to service our customers efficiently and effectively.

When a storm hits and you need help immediately, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties. We care for the families and businesses in the community and want to help keep you safe as possible. If you need help, call us today at (440) 319-3360.

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Ashtabula County Commercial Fire Cleanup

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire trucks spray water onto a commercial building that has black smoke billowing from the windows Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help.

Fire can be detrimental in any setting, let alone a commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke and soot damage, the firefighting efforts can lead to water damage as well. This type of damage can leave real destruction and inconvenience 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.

SERVPRO of Ashtabula and North Trumbull Counties will treat you with respect and empathy, and we will always treat your home and belongings with care.

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We are highly skilled in damage restoration, with personnel and equipment that 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 Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties?

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 are a 24/7 emergency services company.

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 preloss condition.

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

Call SERVPRO of Ashtabula and North Trumbull Counties at (440) 319-3360 for any restoration needs and we will make it, “Like it never even happened.” You can also stay connected with us on facebook.

Commercial Damage Creates Inconvenience in Andover, OH

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees dressed in personal protective equipment preparing to clean a concrete basement using a ladder We specialize in providing the best care for your home or business. We aim to restore damages without causing any worry to our clients.

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties understands that disasters can happen at any moment and potentially delay your work and negatively impact your company.

Every day of business that is lost due to a disaster is revenue lost for the company. Shockingly, as many as 50 percent of businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. Our goal at SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is to provide the most efficient and quick service to repair and restore the damages that may take place.

Fire and water damage can be extensive and very overwhelming to handle. We specialize in providing the best care for your home or business. We aim to restore damages without causing any worry to our clients.

Our team of professionals are highly qualified and IICRC trained in fire and water restoration, mold remediation, cleaning services, and storm and major events.

Our highly trained team will utilize industrial grade dehumidifiers, large air movers, and specialized cleaning products. You can depend on SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties for all your commercial and residential disaster clean-up services. We are a top leader in the restoration industry and trusted by many local and national insurance companies.

If your commercial building has suffered from a disaster, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties at (440) 319-3360.

Carpet Cleaning Available to Residents of Geneva, OH

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee using a cleaning wand to clean a brown commercial carpet Even the best quality and highest priced carpeting can become dirty and worn out

The professionals at SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties are equipped to handle any size disaster 24/7. We are the restoration experts when it comes to fire, water, or storm damage to your home or business. Water can flood your home, smoke and soot can damage your belongings in a fire, and a storm can cause damage to your roof.

Maybe it’s a large disaster like the ones mentioned above, or maybe it’s just an small inconvenience. Your new puppy had an accident on your carpet, or your young toddler has now spilled close to twenty glasses of Hawaiian punch on your favorite rug, the possibilities are endless.

Luckily for you, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties specializes in carpet cleaning! Even the best quality and highest priced carpeting can become dirty and worn out.

Preventative Maintenance Tips:

  • Vacuum regularly
  • Spot Removal
  • Flush carpeting to prevent matting
  • Move furniture to prevent wear down from traffic patterns
  • Use welcome mats and ask guests to remove shoes prior to walking on the carpeting to minimize water and dirt being tracked in.

Professional Cleaning Services

  • It is recommended that you get your carpets cleaned once every year. Of course, the frequency of that may vary depending on the amount of dirt and soil buildup present. Additionally, following the preventative care maintenance tips listed above.

If your home or business needs professional carpet cleaning, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties. We also specialize in cleaning upholstery, drapes, blinds, ceilings, walls and floors. Give us a call today for more information at (440) 319-3360.

Water Damage Experts in Ashtabula County

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

We have advanced technology and equipment to provide the highest level of customer service and care.

Flooding, heavy storms, sewer-backups, pipes bursting and so many other unforeseen events can happen that disrupt your usual routine. When these things happen, it can feel like life may never be the same.

While you may feel overwhelmed, do not fear, the professionals at SERVPRO of North Trumbull and Ashtabula County are always available and will be at your home as soon as possible. 

We have advanced technology and equipment to provide the highest level of customer service and care. We follow the Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification standards (IICRC).

Listed below is some of the equipment and technology you may see used by the technicians at SERVPRO of North Trumbull and Ashtabula County.                                   

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

-Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters that measure the moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

-Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water

-Portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

-High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace.

-Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air. This prevents secondary water damage like warping of floors, and walls.

Odor Removal Deodorization

-Air scrubbers

-Thermal foggers and deodorizing agents

Sanitizing, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

-Deodorizing products control odors from excess moisture

-Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms

Contents Restoration

-Dry and wet cleaning, spray and wipe, foam cleaning, abrasive cleaning and immersion cleaning

-SERVPRO of North Trumbull and Ashtabula County has a restore mentality as opposed to replace. This helps save you money while preserving your belongings.

SERVPRO of North Trumbull and Ashtabula County is equipped to handle any size disaster. Give us a call and we will help you through the process! (440) 319 3360

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Mulch and Brush Fire Prevention in Ashtabula County

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Large mulch piles can build up enough heat from internal decomposition and start a fire

On a sunny day in Ashtabula County, people want to be outside enjoying the weather. Homeowners take to decorating the exterior of their home with mulch, flowers, and landscaping.

Many people do not consider mulch as a fire hazard. An unusually high number of fires have been occurring due to mulch and compost, causing alarm for communities affected by these fires. Large mulch piles can build up enough heat from internal decomposition and start a fire. These fires can slow-burn for hours due to smoldering tunnels under the surface that eventually break out into open flame.

Keeping mulch moist and raked can help prevent this from happening. Since mulch is usually dark in color, it absorbs more heat. Watering the mulch when watering the flowers can combat this problem. Additionally, keep a 3-foot perimeter from the building. If the mulch were to catch fire, the perimeter will keep the fire from spreading to your home or business. Stone, gravel, or sand are safe, nonflammable materials that could be used as an alternative to mulch.   

A high percentage of mulch fires are started unintentionally. To avoid this, cigarette butts, cigars, and/or matches should not be disposed of in these areas. Ideally, spread mulch 2-4 inches deep rather than piling it in large heaps. There are several additional ways to keep your home or business safe from unintentional mulch fires.

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is here for you. If you find yourself in need of help after a mulch fire, do not hesitate to call us at (440) 319-3360. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Avoid Unwanted Appliance Disasters

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Most household appliances won’t function very well past their expected lifespan. Their age can creep by quickly and cause an unexpected water loss.

Most household appliances won’t function very well past their expected lifespan. Even if you have kept to a maintenance schedule with a skilled technician, there’s still no guarantee. If these appliances utilize water, an unexpected in-home disaster could be waiting for you one day.

Most appliances have a lifespan of 10-15 years. The expected lifespan of many appliances differ depending on their frequency of use. Those used more frequently will obviously require more maintenance to reach their lifespan.

Here’s a look at some commonly used appliances that utilize a water source and when it may be time to think about replacing them.

WASHING MACHINE – 10 years

Washing machines have a shorter lifespan than their neighbor (dryer). You may consider replacing them at the same time just to keep the appearances similar. But, if you don’t care about the matching look, think about a replacement when you start seeing this:

  • Excessive noise during a cycle
  • The drum does not fill with water
  • The unit shakes excessively while in use
  • Water leaks onto the floor

REFRIGERATOR – 13 years

The signs of a failing refrigerator are hard to ignore because we rely on it to keep the food we eat fresh. Repairs can reach into the mid-hundreds and it could make financial sense to replace instead of repair. It may be time to consider a new fridge if you see any of these signs:

  • Food spoils prematurely
  • A condensation build-up visible inside or out
  • The freezer begins to show a frost buildup
  • The unit is louder than normal
  • The back of the unit is excessively hot

DISHWASHER – 9 years

Anyone will vouch for the utility a dishwasher provides to the homeowner. If efficient, they can save on water and energy usage. If your dishwasher is approaching a decade old, it may be time to think about replacing it. If not, before you spend big money on repairs, think about replacement when you see these early signs:

  • A door that won’t latch properly
  • Rust flakes on the floor
  • The unit won’t drain properly
  • The water doesn’t get hot enough
  • The inner shell showing cracks

These water reliable appliances are some of the most frequently used appliances in a home. They have a decent lifespan, but their age can creep by quickly and leave us with an unexpected water disaster in the home if they fail.

Water can wreak havoc in your home as it finds its way into hidden places where, if unnoticed, can produce mold growth.

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties can help with any of your water restoration needs. Call us at (440) 319-3360. We are available 24/7/365 for emergency service.

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