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Spring Cleaning Services in Mahoning County

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Schedule Cleaning Services with SERVPRO of East Mahoning County at 330-536-7477

Get a head start on your spring cleaning in your home or business by calling SERVPRO of East Mahoning County!

Spring is here and that means it's time for your annual Spring Cleaning! We offer a wide variety of residential and commercial cleaning services such as:

  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Carpet & Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors & Walls
  • Drapes & Blinds
  • Odor Removal & Deodorization Services
  • Mold Cleanup
  • Junk Removal & Haul Away Services
  • Musty Laundry Cleaning

One of the most common combinations for spring is duct cleaning paired with carpet & upholstery cleaning. Visit our previous blog about the duct cleaning process here.

If you are ready to schedule your spring cleaning or have questions about our residential or commercial cleaning services, call our office at (330) 536-7477.

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Floor Cleaning and General Maintenance Services in Youngstown, Ohio

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Protect your investment! Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County to schedule your commercial building cleaning estimate.

The month of March means we're leaving winter weather behind and entering spring!

Throughout winter, floors usually take a harsh beating when snow, water, salt and mud get tracked into your Youngstown area business. 

Commercial flooring can be an expensive investment that should be protected and maintained. Well-maintained floors also reflect on a company's professionalism and overall image.

While some businesses regularly mop or vacuum heavier traffic areas, it is important to schedule routine cleaning and maintenance with a SERVPRO professional throughout your facility to increase the longevity of the flooring. 

Whether you own a boutique, restaurant, commercial offices, warehouse or showroom and are in need of commercial cleaning, protect your investment and call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Mahoning County for a free consultation. 

Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County to schedule your commercial building cleaning quote today (330) 536-7477. 

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Duct Cleaning Company in Youngstown, Ohio

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County specializes in duct cleaning in the Youngstown, Boardman, Poland area. Call us today for your free quote!

Make your house feel like home again by choosing SERVPRO of East Mahoning County for HVAC and air duct cleaning.

If your furnace has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Pet dander
  • Other contaminants

 The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth

Our trained professionals will provide the following services:

  • Pre-cleaning inspection
  • Remove, clean and reattach all return and supply register covers and grills
  • Clean each branch of the duct system
  • Clean the main trunk line
  • Clean the furnace, coils and blower
  • Apply an EPA registered sanitizing agent and odor control products

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (330) 536-7477 or send us a note here.

Outside Spring Cleaning for Struthers, OH

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Clean out those gutters to prevent water damage

We are always here to help, sometimes that just means we are giving you advice and keeping you on track. Whether you have already started spring cleaning or are about to begin, here are some things you may want to add to your list. The sun is shining so now is the time to clean the outside of the house too. Here are some easy quick ideas that you may have forgotten about to get the whole house spring cleaned from inside, out.


Trash & Recycling Bins: Throw some bleach in them and use a scrub brush if needed and spray them out

Gutters & Downspouts: Neglecting cleaning out gutters can cause water damage in your home

Garage: Get rid of garage clutter and sweep up cob webs. Have a garage sale! This is a way to make some money and have a clean garage.

Screens & Windows: clean your windows and screens inside and out, they are probably dirtier than you realized.

Patio Furniture: Clean any patio furniture by spraying it off or wiping it

Grill: Spray off the outside of the grill and clean and prep the inside for grilling out this summer

Front Door: Clean off your front door, it’s one of the first impressions you make on your guests when they come over

If you need some cleaning services in your Struthers area, call us at (330)536-7477. We are here to help!

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Natural Cleaning Recipe

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

All Purpose Cleaner

2 Cups Water
1/2 Cup White Vinegar
1 Tsp Dish Soap
1 Tsp Baking Soda

Mix together in a spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Shower Spray

1 Cup Water
1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Cup Dish Soap

Mix together in a spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe.

Glass Cleaner

1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Cup Water

Mix together in a spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Fabric Softener

1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Cup Baking Soda

Use 1 cup during the rinse cycle.


1 Cup Water
1 Part Rubbing Alcohol

Put ingredients in a bottle and shake. Spray surface after cleaning.

Wood Cleaner

1 Cup Linseed Oil
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

Mix in a spray bottle, apply to the surface and buff to a shine with microfiber cloth.

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Spring Clean-Up in Poland, OH

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Services

If your structure is in critical condition we offer a cleaning and restoration service, so call today to schedule an appointment.

Spring is the season where you need to provide your home or office with a deep cleanse.

Below will be provided a check list of simple steps to prepare you for a squeaky clean house.

Spring Cleaning Check List: 


  • Vacuum & wipe the walls & ceiling

  • Wash all rugs

  • Wash mirrors and windows

  • Spray and soak

  • Rinse the floor


  • Vacuum & wipe the walls & ceilings

  • Dust all surfaces

  • Open the windows

  • Wash drapes, linens, sheets

  • Clean window treatments

  • Wash mirrors and insides of windows

  • Shampoo or steam carpets rugs


  • Clean the refrigerator and freezer

  • Degrease cooking appliance

  • Clean window treatments

  • Wash all surfaces, cabinets & utensils

  • Sweep, vacuum and mop floors


  • Dust ceiling fans, bookcases and shelves

  • Vacuum and wipe wall and ceilings

  • Clean sofa upholstery

  • Wipe light bulbs

  • Clean window treatments

  • Clean and dust electronics

  • Sweep out your fireplace

  • Clean the carpets

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Spring Cleaning Services in Campbell, Ohio

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

Spring into cleaning by calling your local SERVPRO of East Mahoning County to get a head start on all of your residential and commercial cleaning. It’s time for all the spring cleaning you have been putting off for a few months. We offer many cleaning services that you can check off your list such as:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning & HVAC

Odor Removal

Ceiling, Floors, Wall Cleaning

Commercial Cleaning

Vandalism & Graffiti

& many more cleaning services

A common combination of services is to get your air ducts and carpets cleaned to eliminate the dust in your home, get clean carpets, and have a fresh smelling home just in time.

If you are ready to kick off your spring cleaning call us at (330)536-7477.

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Start From The Bottom

3/3/2017 (Permalink)

This is the time of the year when your floors take a beating. Salt, snow, water, and mud get tracked into your Struthers area and your floors absorb it all. Businesses often keep the areas that customers can see generally clean. However, all flooring in your business needs to be kept up with and properly taken care of. Managers and maintenance members should have a plan for keeping the floors clean and properly taken care of. By having a good cleaning and maintenance plan for flooring it can prevent an expensive bill consisting of floor repair and replacement. Protect your investment and call the professionals at your local SERVPRO of EAST MAHONING COUNTY for carpet cleaning and your restoration needs.

Call us at (330)536-7477 for estimates and questions about our services!

Contaminated Air (Duct Cleaning)

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaned out these pollutants from ducts

Air pollutants can get into your business or home in many ways such as bringing in a new mattress, cleaning chemicals, mold, fire retardants, paint, and many other ways. These pollutants among other kinds can cause allergies and provide unnecessary struggle for people with asthma. In order to combat these pollutants there are many things people can do to minimize the amount. Having proper filters on vacuums, putting floor mats at doors, not smoking, avoiding fragrances by using natural air fresheners and having indoor plants are common ways to keep the air clean.  Proper ventilation is one of the most important parts in keeping indoor air clean. If your air ducts have gone for some time without inspection they could be circulating dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris, and other contaminants that are harmful to breath. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County Professionals routinely inspects and clean HVAC and air ducts in your Youngstown area to give you clean air to breathe.  

To have your air ducts inspected or cleaned call the professionals at (330)536-7477.

Cleaning Walls & Ceilings

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

How To Clean Walls and Ceilings

Washing your walls in your Poland home doesn’t seem like fun and like it would probably take a long time. However, you only need a few products and a little bit of time to keep your walls clean and reduce the dust in your home. This way is the safe and easy way to get your walls cleaned and keep them that way. You will need:

-Sturdy large pad mop

-A spray bottle

-Warm water


In the spray bottle put in warm water and just about 2-3 drops of soap in and start working from top to bottom, left to right, and mist the wall without spraying too much that it begins to drip down. Apply pressure to the mop and wipe side to side until you reach the bottom.


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Rusted Skillet

1/10/2017 (Permalink)

We tend to dispose of our cooking equipment after rust begins to appear, but there are other alternatives and solutions. We have provided a cleaning method below for a rusted skillet.

Follow These Instructions for a Rust Free Skillet

Materials Required:

  • ½ Cup Salt
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 Potato


  1. Pour the salt on the pan
  2. Cut the potato in half
  3. Use the potato to scrub the pan with the salt
  4. Rinse and repeat when the salt becomes dirty
  5. Rinse the pan with water once the salt has removed the rust
  6. Pat dry and pour oil in the pan to rub it with a paper towel
  7. After the pan has been coated with oil, use a clean paper towel to pat down the excess oil
  8. Keep pan over low heat for 20 minutes
  9. Let the pan cool down for 10 minutes after it has been heated and wipe off remaining oil

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Clean, Clean, Clean!

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

Clean House

Our SERVPRO crew had the opportunity to provide a cleaning service for a hoarder job in our local area. We offer a wide range of cleaning services to commercial and residential structures. Our certified professionals utilize special equipment and cleaning products to achieve efficient and effective results. They follow certain cleaning procedures to leave the structure spotless, “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning Services

If your Poland home needs any type of cleaning service, schedule and appointment today! We offer several of different cleaning services:

Call us at (330) 536-7477

Hoarder Cleanup in Youngstown Ohio

1/5/2017 (Permalink)


Hoarder Cleanup in Youngstown Ohio

A hoarder is someone who has difficulty parting with things and feels they need to save them. Often this creates cramped living conditions and becomes unsanitary. Recently we cleaned up a hoarder’s house in Youngstown, Ohio. We offer extreme cleanup services as well as biohazard, carpets, walls & floors, odor removal, sewage, and all aspects of the house that were affected by the hoarder. We disposed of all items that were no longer needed and left only what the family wanted, practically emptying out the house completely. We found over $1,000 that was returned to the family members as well as important documents and personal items that they wanted.

If you need extreme cleanup services contact us at (330)536-7477 and check out our website for addition services. We are here to help!

Cleaning After the Holidays

1/2/2017 (Permalink)

The New Year Is the Time for a Clean Slate and New Beginnings

Give your Poland home that opportunity to have a fresh clean start by giving it a deep clean. You can begin by grabbing two trash bags, one for literal trash and the other is for junk that can be donated to your local charitable organization.

After sorting through your whole house, the structure should be free of unnecessary junk and you can begin scrubbing.

What Should You Scrub Exactly?

Everything! Table tops, windows, hardwood floors, and you should even include walls. Remember now, we are providing the house with a deep clean which entails that every inch of the house must be clean.

Grab your pillows and throw them in the wash along with all of your sheets and comforters. You will most likely need to do several loads.

Now you can begin vacuuming the carpets to prep it for a carpet clean.

Your house should be sparkling and smelling amazing after following these instructions.  

Good luck and happy cleaning!!

Dust! Dust! Dust

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

Dust! Dust! Dust!

Dust in made up of human skin cells, paint particles, smoke, mold spores, viruses, pollen, pet dander, heavy metals, sand, soil, and other contaminates.


Dangers of Dust

Cause health problems such as asthma, cancers, and COPD

Dust can explode in specific conditions


How to Minimize Dust

Clean carpets regularly

Remove carpets

Dust often with proper equipment

Use doormats outside to leave dust outside

Get a good air purifier


Benefits of servicing HVAC

Restores peak energy efficiency

May help eliminate odors

Reduces the potential for mold growth


SERVPRO of East Mahoning County routinely inspect the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units (HVAC). We can save you money by prolonging the life of the equipment. We also provide duct cleaning when necessary in your Edgewood home.

For more information contact us today at (330)536-7477 or on Facebook.

Cleaning Braided Rugs

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

Braided rugs must be cleaned with the right set of instructions because they can easily be destroyed. These rugs are made to last a long time, but attract a great amount of dirt which requires proper deep cleaning. If you a have braided rug in your Campbell, Ohio home then follow the set of instructions below to clean your braided rug:

Before the cleaning process check to see if the rug is washable. After you have checked to see if the rug is suitable to be washed, shake it out to remove as much dust and dirt particles as possible. 

  • Small Rugs
  1. You can air dry the rub, but for a speedy outcome tumble dry on low
  2. Set in a mesh laundry bag to wash in a gentle cycle with cool water.
  • Large Rugs
  1. Lay rug on concrete floor.
  2. Use a carpet cleaning foam to rub in a circular motion with a sponge.
  3. Rinse and completely dry before using carpet.

Clean Kitchen Utensils with Salt

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

Salt can remove some of the toughest stains if used correctly. Using salt is a natural and effective way to clean your Greenford, Ohio home.

Cutting boards are filled with many germs due to the residue after cooking. An alternative to disposing a cutting board is cleaning it with salt and lemon.

  • Sprinkle salt on the wooden cutting board
  • Rub the salt with the side of the cut lemon

Glass coffee pots are far from stain resistant and the cleaning process can be challenging if you are not following a correct cleaning method. Simply adding salt to your cleaning process can effortlessly remove the stains.

  • Apply a few tablespoons of salt inside the coffee pot
  • Fill the pot with hot water and let it soak for an hour
  • Rinse and dry

Grease can build up in your sink after time which makes it difficult for liquid substances to pass through. Salt can effectively remove the grease in your sink.

  • Pour salt down the drain and run hot water for 2 minutes

Seasonal Candles Backfire

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

During the fall season many of us enjoy lighting a pumpkin scented candle. While your intentions to spread a pleasant smell throughout your home was pure, the melted wax spilled to the floor. No worries! There are always solutions and restoration methods provided by SERVPRO of East Mahoning County. Follow the given instructions below to achieve effective results.

Candle wax carpet remover

  1. Fill a plastic bag with ice
  2. Lay it on top of the wax stain
  3. Let this sit for a couple of minutes
  4. Scrape the wax off using a dull knife
  • For remaining wax:
    • lay paper brown bag or cloth on residue
    • use a warm iron to slowly press down

This will absorb the remaining wax

Contact us at (330) 536-7477 for any professional carpet cleaning services.

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

The garbage disposal is one of the most forgotten features in a kitchen. If left unattended then the sink begins to leave an unpleasant smell spreading throughout the entire kitchen. Most individuals question the possibility of cleaning a garbage disposal. There are different techniques to sanitize and freshen your garbage disposal using all natural ingredients. The steps will be listed below:

  1. Make sure these items are available:
  • Lemons
  • White vinegar
  • Ice cube tray
  1. Slice your lemons small enough to fill each ice cube mold half way
  2. Fill the ice cube molds with lemons
  3. Fill the other half with white vinegar
  4. Set in freezer until frozen
  5. Put frozen ice cubes in a bag to store
  6. Throw a handful of the ice cubes into garbage disposal and leave to dissolve
  • This should freshen up your disposal leaving a pleasant scent
  1. Put ice cubes into the garbage disposal twice a week

Natural Way to Clean Your Microwave

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

The microwave is probably the most undesirable cleaning task that needs to be done in the kitchen. For example, the lasagna that exploded all over the microwave left sauce residue and it will not come off. There is a method to remove the sticky food that was left behind. This procedure is natural chemical free alternative to using your standard cleaning supplies. It is safe on your skin and is efficient for cleaning the stains out. The steps will be listed below:

  1. Fill a glass bowl half way with water.
  2. Cut up a citrus fruit that you prefer. Ex) lemon, orange, grapefruit.
  3. Put the fruit into the bowl and microwave the bowl for four minutes.
  • This should moisten the microwave and loosen the sticky food particles.
  1. Wipe down the microwave with a wash rag.
  • If there are still spots remaining, microwave the bowl for 4 minutes.

Got Baking Soda?

8/26/2016 (Permalink)

Baking soda can be used in several different procedures to clean. Most people who bake are familiar with its capability to cause baked goods to rise. Although it is a great ingredient for baked goods, baking soda also an excellent component for cleaning. The element can be used to clean your child's toys by mixing 4 teaspoons of baking soda, with 1 quart warm water in a spray bottle. After the baking soda has dissolved, spray the mixture on to the toys. After you have finished this step, rinse all of the toys with water and leave them to dry. Baking soda can also be used to remove those unwanted coffee stains.

Have you ever rushed to work or class in the morning and spilled coffee all over your new clothes you were excited to wear? Well this dilemma has unfortunately happened to me several of times, but do not panic! There is a solution to remove the stains and you do not have to throw out your new clothes. Just mix 1 tsp of baking soda with 1 cup of water and use a clean cloth to gently scrub to bring your clothes back to new.

How Clean is Your House?

8/24/2016 (Permalink)

For many of us cleaning our houses is a daily task, whether it is vacuuming or even sweeping. But we probably only clean 60% of the dirt without even being aware. Imagine how much build up that could lead to. Dirt is usually hidden in our own carpets, filled with dust mites, mold, and hair along with several other allergens. Vacuuming will not remove all the bacteria and dirt, but highly trained professionals at SERVPRO are able to remove noticeable dirt and even buildup and that is not visible.

There is more to a clean house than just carpet cleaning, there are areas you would never even think of! If you are wondering why your house is not cooling or heating quickly and efficiently, then it is probably because you are due for an air duct cleaning. This will improve the quality of air in your home.

Choose SERVPRO for your Campbell Cleanup Needs

7/22/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. 

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of East Mahoning County. 

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call (330) 536-7477 today! 

Duct Cleaning in Youngstown, Ohio

5/17/2016 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO of East Mahoning County Clean Your Air Ducts!

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your Youngstown, Ohio home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminates.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on duct cleaning, contact SERVPRO of East Mahoning County today!