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5 Tips for Fire Prevention at Your Salem Workplace

1/29/2023 (Permalink)

people inspecting fire sprinklers Having a fire prevention conversation in the workplace is probably not something you have done in a while, or ever.

Having a fire prevention conversation in the workplace is probably not something you have done in a while, or ever. Although it is an easy talk to put on the back burner, SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties encourages its business owners to have this important discussion with your employees. Without having proper planning during a fire, your Petersburg, Youngstown, East Palestine, or nearby businesses can quickly turn into a disastrous event — one that not only risks the lives of your employees but also the future of your business.

5 Tips for Fire Prevention

  • Kitchen Prevention - Make sure employees unplug all appliances in the kitchen if you have one. Kitchen fires are the #1 spot fires begin.
  • Office Prevention - Make sure office equipment like computers, copiers, fax machines, and power cords are all up to date with no rips or tears in the wiring. Should your office use space heaters, make sure employees are plugging them directly into a wall and not using a power strip.
  • Implement a Fire Plan -Having an escape plan is important for time sensitivity and safety. Those extra minutes saved by having an organized strategy mean a lot and can save someone’s life.
  • Smoke Alarms Save Lives - Ensure smoke alarms are up to date and functioning properly. Change the batteries twice a year and test them regularly to ensure they are operational.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice - Assign roles to specific employees to carry out an effective evacuation: who will call the fire department, who will stay behind to direct employees to exits, and make sure everyone gets out safely, who will coordinate at evacuation point, etc. 

Even the most prepared businesses can be affected by fire. SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties is located right in your back yard and ready to respond to fire damage at your business 24/7, 365 days a year. If you are in need of our services, call (330) 536-7477, or visit our Website to learn more!

What's That Smell? How to Remove Odors from Your Youngstown Home

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

man plugging his nose in a home Learn more about what may be causing unexpected smells and learn how SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties can assist in removing them.

Stink. Reek. Funky. Putrid. Rank. Not words you want others to describe your Youngstown, Canfield, East Liverpool, and surrounding areas home with. Every home has its unique odors, but as a homeowner, we certainly want them to be pleasant. Learn more about what may be causing unexpected smells and learn how SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties can assist in removing them.

Pet Urine - One of the more common unpleasant odors found in homes is caused by messes from pets. Sometimes carpet and upholstery are very difficult to clean yourself. SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other shortcuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

Decomposition Odors - One of the most serious smells comes from the decomposition of human or animal bodies. SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties can safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Musty Odors - If your home has suffered water damage, the musty smell could be a sign of mold. We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

Tobacco Smoke/HVAC - Unfortunately, cigarette smoke sticks to everything. And the HVAC system can carry it throughout the entire home. SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment.

Your local SERVPRO knows that life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. We have the expertise to provide a deeper clean. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your Greenford, Salem, Willow Crest, and surrounding areas home.

If you need cleaning services of any kind - call us today! Call (330) 536-7477or visit our Website to learn more!

Does Homeowner's Insurance Cover Fire, Smoke, and Water Damage at Your Canfield Home?

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

insurance policy paper Did you know that SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties will directly work with your insurance company in case of fire or water damage?

Let’s talk insurance. I know. Not the most exciting subject by any means, but necessary. Did you know that SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties will directly work with your insurance company in the case of fire or water damage? Allow us to help explain your coverage to you a little better, in laymen terms.

Does my policy cover fire? Fire insurance coverage is included in most standard homeowner’s insurance policies. For example, if an earthquake knocks down an electrical line and it falls on your home and starts fire---even though earthquake damage is excluded…the fire damage would be included.

Smoke damages items too are included in your insurance policy as well. Personal belongings in your Willow Crest, New Middletown, Campbell, and surrounding areas home can be harmed and ruined by smoke and soot. These types of things are also included in your insurance policy as well.

Insurance can get confusing. That’s why SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties works directly with your insurance company to take that burden away from you. We’re the experts when it comes to fire and water, and we understand the restoration industry. We know what should be covered, and we deal with insurance adjusters and claims every day to ensure you get the most out o your coverage.

We understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and more than a little vulnerable. Our technicians will treat your family with empathy and your home with great care. Until help arrives, please refer to our Fire Damage Tips and Water Damage Tips on our website. You can follow these tips to protect yourself and your property until help arrives.

If you are in need of fire or water damage restoration in your East Liverpool, Lowellville, Austintown, or surrounding areas home or commercial property, you can call us for immediate assistance or visit our Website to learn more. Call (330) 536-7477.

Who to Call When Your Columbiana Basement Floods

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

servpro sign Your local SERVPRO is unique to other restoration companies due to our capacity, advanced technology equipment, and highly trained team.

SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties is a leading water and fire restoration company in the community. Your local SERVPRO is unique to other restoration companies due to our capacity, advanced technology equipment, and highly trained and experienced team.

When your basement floods in Greenford, Austintown, Petersburg, and surrounding areas, the situation can be quite overwhelming. That is why your local SERVPRO is located near you and available to help 24/7. If a water disaster strikes your home day or night, we are Here to Help.

Here are a few tips you can follow in case you experience water disaster in your home:

  • 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.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • 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.

Call SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties when you need us! We give free estimates for water and fire damage, and mold. To reach us, call (330) 536-7477 or visit our Website.  

How to Handle Wind, Thunder, and Rain in Salem

12/14/2022 (Permalink)

dark clouds Storms have the potential to pop up quickly, cause unexpected damage, and then leave by the morning.

Storms have the potential to pop up quickly, cause unexpected damage, and then leave by the morning. More specifically, strong winds can cause trees and tree branches to topple over and find a new home on your house or blow shingles off your roof. The four areas of your Austintown, Columbiana, East Palestine, and surrounding areas home that are most damaged are roofs, windows, doors, and garages. Before even hearing news that a severe storm carrying strong winds is on the way, there are several steps that you can take to protect your Lowellville and Poland home from serious wind damage.

Maintain Landscape and Trees

Pay close attention to any trees that surround your Newburgh Heights home. Wind can cause tree branches to break off or the entire tree to fall, which can pose a serious threat to the structure of your home if the tree is planted too close.  Be mindful not to over-water trees, usually just the rain provides enough water in Northeast, Ohio. Over-watering your trees often results in shallow, weak root systems, which increases the chances of the tree taking a spill into your yard or house. In addition, objects such as patio furniture, grills, or other backyard items can grow some wings and fly away during strong winds.

Inspect the Roof

When was the last time you were on your roof? Probably not last week. Since they are not in our usual line of sight, sometimes we are not aware of the condition of our roofs or shingles until serious damage has been inflicted upon them. The best way to prevent unexpected, serious roof damage is to inspect the roof at least twice per year. Look for signs of damage such as loose or missing shingles and water damage in the attic. If you are not a “climb onto my roof” type of person, then hiring a professional can provide insight and possible suggestions to make sure your roof stands the best chance of surviving the storm.  Finally, if possible, it may be beneficial to invest in weather-resistant shingles the next time they need to be replaced.

Reinforce Windows and Doors

Storm shutters on windows and doors can help protect them from flying debris caused by strong winds. You can purchase storm shutters or make your own by nailing plywood to windows and doors. Lastly, if particularly strong wind are expected in the Garfield Heights, Mayfield Heights, University Heights and surrounding area, garage door bracing kits can be useful, which will help keep the garage door in place during the storm.

Call SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties today if your home or roof incurs damage from a storm! We are always ready to help at a moment’s notice. For immediate assistance give us a call at (330) 536-7477 or Learn More by visiting our website!

Commercial Fire and Water Services in Boardman, Ohio

11/17/2022 (Permalink)

flooded classroom The faster we arrive for mitigation, the sooner your Boardman school or business can begin functioning again!

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges to commercial business owners in Boardman, Ohio. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients.

So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We arrive quickly to the scene when a fire or water disaster occurs! The faster we arrive for mitigation, the sooner your Boardman school or business can begin functioning again!

Below are some types of buildings that we service:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 536-7477f or immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Commercial Building Restoration in Columbiana, Ohio

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you.

It may be difficult to believe, but even in the small town of Columbiana, Ohio there is a team who is fully equipped to help and serve the community when a water or fire disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties is a disaster recovery team that has trained employees, the equipment, and experience to handle a disaster at a large building, or multiple large buildings. As we always say, at SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties, ‘No Job Is Too Big or Too Small.’

Types of Commercial Buildings SERVPRO Can Restore

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, blizzard, or flood in the cities of Columbiana, Salem, or New Middletown.

The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

SERVPRO can assist any type of building, even ships on some special occasions. If you are desiring a list of some types of buildings, we can take care of, here are some below:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (330) 536-7477 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Why are SERVPRO Employees Different in Canfield, Ohio

10/10/2022 (Permalink)

classroom with employees SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties employees are highly trained restoration specialists.

If you have ever experienced a fire or large water loss---the minute your claim has been filed and accepted is when it is time to find a restoration company to get your home or business back to its preloss condition.

With many options out there, it may be overwhelming. But if you really do your research… there is only one choice. The residents of Canfield rely on SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties employees who are highly trained restoration specialists.

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, Employee Certification Training, Initial Franchise Training, e-Learnings, and Continuing Education Classes. But why does this make a difference, to you, the consumer?

Let’s start with the IICRC Training. This education comes from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It 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.

Next, The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include: Crew Training, Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, and Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning.

We share our knowledge with our clients and customers. SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve their knowledge of emergency mitigation.

We are also here for you anytime, any day. We are a 24-hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year restoration company.

Should the commercial business owners or residents of Canfield, Struthers, Poland or New Middletown need us; we are here for you with all our expertise and knowledge. Call us today at (724) 704-8939.

Tackle Storms and Severe Weather with Technology in Campbell

10/10/2022 (Permalink)

lightning in clouds Technology can be a vital tool in preparing for a storm, keeping you informed, and helping you communicate with others.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…the number of social media apps and ways to stay connected are endless.

Technology can be a vital tool in preparing for a storm, keeping you informed, and helping you communicate with others. Below are some common technology tips, as well as some new ones you may want to check out as a resident or business owner in Campbell, Ohio!

  • Follow the news and stay informed! You can download free apps onto your phone or tablet such as The Weather Channel or Ohio News Now to stay up to date with the newest information! Additionally, you can alert first responders to an emergency situation through Twitter. Subscribe through an organization’s alert page such as FEMA.
  • Store an extra copy of important information online. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox make it even easier to store important information such as insurance policies, medical records, identification documents, and even information about pets living in the home. This ensures information will be accessible to you should your home or business flood or catch fire. Your phone goes with you everywhere you go!
  • Let family know you’re safe through The American Red Cross app or website. It can give family members peace of mind to know you are safe. You can also check-in on Facebook.
  • Always keep a back-up charger in your car! You never know when you may need to charge your phone and keeping a back-up charger in your car guarantees you will never be left with a dead phone.
  • Create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business. The Emergency Ready Profile will be created for you by a SERVPRO employee 'free of charge.' It will provide important facility details such as valve shut-off locations for water, electric, and gas and priority contact information. It will be available to you on your smartphone or tablet any time, day or night.

Being prepared for a storm can offer peace of mind. Technology is one of the quickest and easiest ways to stay informed about the weather and what is happening in the Campbell, Poland, and Struthers area.

You have access to multiple sources of information and ways to communicate in the palm of your hand.  Should you need emergency services during or after a storm, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties at (330) 536-7477 or you can visit our Website.

The Importance of Checking the Smoke Alarms in Your New Middletown Home

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

smoke alarm with smoke Smoke alarms are extremely important since they alert you when a fire may be starting in your home.

Smoke alarms are extremely important since they alert you when a fire may be starting in your home. It is the most important signal in your home to let you know when you need to evacuate or put a fire out. This is extremely important for your safety and the safety of others that live in your home.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Every year in the United States, about 2,000 people lose their lives in residential fires.” Here are some tips from this Commission:

  • Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of the home, outside sleeping areas, and inside bedrooms.
  • A Fire Escape Plan May Save You and Your Family

SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties specializes in Cleaning, Restoration, and Construction. 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) 536-7477 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!