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Spider Webs After a Fire

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Spider Webs After a Fire Read our blog to find out what these actually are!

After a fire (big or small), customers are usually a little surprised and embarrassed to notice spider webs on the walls and ceilings of their home. These "spider webs" are actually not a reflection on your cleaning abilities as they're not even spider webs at all! They're actually called soot tags.

Soot tags occur from a synthetic/petroleum based source burn. During a fire, smoke and soot circulate throughout the house and the heat moves toward cool air when trying to equalize the temperature. In the areas with less circulation (like ceilings, exterior walls and corners) the soot tags will begin to form and can look like soot on spider webs. However, soot tags are just chains of soot that gather in the areas with low circulation that look like webs. These can occur immediately or over time and reoccur even after dusting them off. Stay away from spraying water on the area to clean it because it will smear and stain. To help prevent this from happening service your furnace annually to ensure it is working properly to help deal with soot.  The best way to combat these soot tags are to contact SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties!

Contact us if you are dealing with smoke or soot at (440)319-3360 and follow us on Facebook to stay updated!

Board Up and Emergency Tarping Services

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Board Up and Emergency Tarping Services A roof tarp is used to protect your home after a roof damage. Emergency tarping will provide security and prevent further damages water from entering

Some of our emergency board up services have been provided to homes that have experienced a fire. Although board up and tarping services are most commonly used after wind, storm or fire damage, there are multiple other factors that may cause you to need a board up for your home.

A roof tarp is used to protect your home after a roof damage. Emergency tarping will provide security and prevent further damages water from entering your home.

We provide board up services in the local Niles or Cortland, OH surrounding area. Call 440-319-3360 if you need an emergency board up service!

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties can provides a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality. Our Building Services page provides our range of services.

Independent Insurance Agents of Trumbull County 54th Annual Golf Outing

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Independent Insurance Agents of Trumbull County 54th Annual Golf Outing SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties owner Jimmy Dobson with Andrew Dobson, Rodd Meyer and Daprile Insurance Group owner Tony Daprile

We had the opportunity to participate in the Independent Insurance Agents of Trumbull County Annual Golf Outing for the second year in a row!

The 54th annual golf outing took place at Yankee Run Golf Course in Brookfield, Ohio. We had the privilege of golfing with Nationwide Insurance Agency Owner Tony Daprile of Daprile Insurance Group. 

In addition to participating in this event, we provided SERVPRO golf balls and set up a fun tent with games and refreshments.

We love the opportunities to build relationships with our local insurance agents with a day of fun for all the hard work they put in.  

Thank you to The Bowers Insurance Agency and the Independent Insurance Agents of Trumbull County for another awesome outing!

SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is always here to help in the event of an emergency damage situation.

Call the cleanup team the insurance professionals have trusted for more than 50 years, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties 440-319-3360

Ashtabula Ohio Construction Company

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ashtabula Ohio Construction Company Our emergency services crew is on call 24/7 with fully-stocked trailers equipped with tools and materials dedicated and ready to secure any property.

If your home or business has been impacted by fire damage, water damage or storm damage, SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties is here to help with building and reconstruction services!

Having one company to handle the entire process from the initial board-up and security to cleanup and mitigation to rebuild can save time and keep costs down. SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties has a highly skilled construction division ready to handle and oversee any size disaster.

Our emergency services crew is on call 24/7 with fully-stocked trailers equipped with tools and materials dedicated and ready to secure any property by board up or roof tarp.  

We can provide excellent reconstruction services with in-house construction crews who are skilled in laboring and supervising the following services:

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Call the cleanup and restoration team the insurance professionals have trusted for more than 50 years - SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties 440-319-3360 

Commercial Water Cleanup Company in Conneaut Ohio

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Cleanup Company in Conneaut Ohio We use the latest equipment and technology to restore your commercial property, helping make water damage "Like it never even happened."

Water, fire, mold, storm, odors, sewage damage, and many other events can harm your home or commercial building and can feel like it’s a permanent problem, but that’s why the SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties professionals are here! We understand that when these things happen you want the problem to go away as quickly as possible, that’s why we are 24/7, 365 days of the year. We have advanced equipment that restores your property back to preloss condition. We follow Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. We can manipulate temperature and humidity to remove moisture and effectively dry a property quickly.

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 causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace

Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

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

If water has damaged your house, apartments, or commercial building don’t wait until mold starts to grow to call us! 440-319-3360

Commercial Mold Cleanup Services in Ashtabula Ohio

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

We have the necessary resources and certified technicians to identify what procedures need to be taken for a mold cleanup services. Our crews specialize in mold mitigation and remediation services.

Mold "Removal" vs. Mold Remediation - What's the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Process

Our team is highly trained in Mold Remediation, with ownership being certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as an Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. We understand that every mold situation is different and requires a special plan of action, but here is our "typical" process:

  1. Step 1: Customer Contact The process begins when you call us. We will ask you a series of questions to help determine the personnel, equipment and resources needed to best serve you in your time of need.
  2. Step 2: Mold Inspection and Mold Assessment We will carefully inspect your home or business and can provide mold testing services. We have a range of equipment to help us identify not only if there's mold, but if there's hidden water leaks.
  3. Step 3: Mold Containment We use containment to prevent the spread of mold. We will isolate the contaminated area to keep mold spores from cross contaminating and spreading throughout the structure during our cleanup process.
  4. Step 4: Air Filtration We use "air scrubbers" and HEPA vaccuums to help capture mold spores out of the air. 
  5. Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials It may be necessary to remove and siapose of mold-infester materials like drywall or carpet to remediate heavy mold growth. 
  6. Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings We have the capabilities to assess your personal belongings and if needed perform move-out services to clean and disinfect your belonings, storing them until the project is complete.
  7. Step 7: Restoration Depending on the scope of work performed, building repairs may be necessary. Repair services may be minor and limited to a small space or could be more extensive. Our reconstruction division will work with you throughout the process to make your house feel like home again!

If you see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties today at 440-319-3360

Basement Water Damage in Geneva Ohio

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fall and "hurricane season" may bring the possibility of heavy rains and with that comes the possibility of water damage to your basement. Heavy rains can cause a lot of water damage, and it is important to ensure that your basement and sump pumps are well-maintained to prevent damage to your home.

Some of the Common Causes of Basement Water Damage

Rain is a common cause of water damage to your Austintown basement. Excessive amounts of rain can overwhelm basement sump pumps and other water proofing systems. 

Sewer and drain backups are another common issue. When the drains get clogged, they also can become overwhelmed and back up, causing significant damage to your home and porous materials within.

Contact SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties at the first sign of water damage to clean up & restore your basement 440-319-3360

 
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Flooded Basement Cleanup Orwell Ohio Tips

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Florence has brought heavy rains and flooding to states in the southeast.

This season, we have experienced heavy rainfalls in our local communities, with flash flooding causing a lot of damage throughout Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties.

We encourage you to prepare now as we continue through this hurricane season. Here are some suggestions on ways you can stay prepared in the event of excessive rains:

  1. Gather supplies in cause you need to leave immediately or if utilities are shut off due to storms
  2. Review your insurance policy and be sure to make sure you are covered (for an appropriate amount relative to your home or business) in the event you have a drain backup or sump pump malfunction
  3. Keep important documents in a waterproof container
  4. Check drains and gutters and install check valves - test the battery on your sump pump to make sure it is working at the first signs of rain
  5. Keep storage items in plastic rather than cardboard boxes

At the first sign of water damage, call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties for immediate emergency cleanup response 440-319-3360.

Acting quickly can prevent secondary water damage as well as save money on cleanup and restoration costs.

Storm Damage to Local Plaza

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage to Local Plaza We used our 5,000 CFM desiccant unit and air movers to quickly and efficiently dry the structure.

This month we experienced high volumes of rain - this is pretty typical during this season. Unfortunately, with intense rainfall can come water damage due to roof leaks, like a local plaza experienced.

Luckily, the property management group called SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County and we quickly responded to the plaza, assessed the damage and began the cleanup and mitigation process.

The unit that sustained the most damage in the plaza suffered water damage from a roof leak. Fallen ceiling tiles, fallen ceiling lights and damage to office contents were the most apparent when entering the facility. Upon further inspection, water had intruded the drywall from the top down as well as water damage to the carpet throughout.

We used our 5,000 CFM desiccant unit and air movers to quickly and efficiently dry the structure. Air scrubbers with HEPA filters were used to filter particulates from the air.

If you experience storm damage, call SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties for immediate response 440-319-3360

Commercial Storm Damage

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Commercial Storm Damage When disaster strikes your business, our 53' semi trailer is Ready for Whatever Happens

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. 

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

If your business suffers a major loss, call 440-319-3360.

Disaster Recovery Team

The SERVPRO of Ashtabula & North Trumbull Counties Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. We're available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

If you experience damage to your commercial facility, call 440-319-3360 for immediate response.