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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

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Fire in your home/business

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

A fire can break out in an instant. No matter how new or old your home is, there is always the risk of this nightmare becoming a reality. Many homeowners are completely unprepared for a blazing disaster, even though they know that fire damage can ruin valuable possessions and precious memories. Worse still, it can take lives.

So, how do you start rebuilding your life and home after such a disaster? The first thing not to do is enter your home without permission from the fire department – it can be extremely dangerous, even if the damage is minimal. Structures might be compromised, and fires sometimes re-ignite. The first thing to do is call your insurance company and a fire damage restoration company like us. 

We will work with your insurance company and you to get you back to your life as quickly as possible. Offering reconstruction services at SERVPRO of Warren County means you can make one phone call and set your mind at ease that you will be taken care of every step of the way.

SERVPRO

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Warren County we strive to do our very best to help anyone in need. We pride ourselves on our customer service. All the staff here work hard and diligently to be available for anything that may come up 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Our office staff are great with customer service, and know everything there is to know about SERVPRO. We provide the best help to customers. 

Having been around for 30 years now SERVPRO of Warren County is one of the original franchises. Our owners have been here from the start and are looked up to as an example of what a restoration business should look like. With the experience comes the knowledge of how to help those in need. If you are ever in need of assistance, we are available 24/7 and we are here to help.

Mold

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Climate is a perfect environment for mold.  Over growth of indoor mold can occur for many reasons, the most typical setting we find an over growth of mold is in homes that have been unoccupied for a length of time.  The main reason for this is because of the lack of air movement in the home. When a home or business owner’s leave their property it is usually left lock up, window closed tight, and AC turned off. With our humid and moderate temperatures here in Hawaii a home without air movement can be a mold haven, a perfect place for it to grow undisturbed.

 Mold is present in almost every environment, indoor and outdoor. It isn't of much concern until the spore count ie, how much mold is present, reaches an unhealthy level. This is when health issues can arise. Mold is not only a health concern but it can also cause rot to occur on the surface it is growing on. This can weaken framing or cabinetry and decay sheet rock and flooring.

 If you find your home is in need of help due to an over growth of mold don't hesitate to call on SERVPRO of Warren County we are always here to help.

Disaster

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

There's nothing like when a good plan comes together. One of the best plans someone can make is to plan for disasters.

Ask yourself these questions: What will I do if there's a fire at my home or work? What if there's an extended power outage? If my family aren't together, how will we regroup? Am I prepared to evacuate and leave?

Your answer to those questions might say whether you need a plan or not. What's the first step? 

Have a conversation with your family, make a plan, and practice it. Follow alerts on social media/TV from emergency & weather responders. 

We never know when a disaster will happen, being prepared will help reinforce our families safety. And as always give us a call for any water, fire, or mold damages.

mold

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Depends on the Damage Source

Some policies cover mold caused by certain water sources. For example, sudden catastrophes, such as burst pipes or sewer backups, are more likely to be covered than lingering maintenance issues. However, fast action to mitigate the water damage is needed not to break your part of the agreement with your insurer. SERVPRO can respond quickly to any water or mold issue. There are policies that put a small limit on the liability to repair, usually only about $5 to 20 thousand dollars. This may be just a drop in the bucket for the actual cost of a mold remediation project.

Your mold coverage likely will not include the following sources of water damage:

Continuous faucet leaks, ignored by the homeowner
Drainage problems in the yard, exterior issue
Condensation buildup from lack of proper ventilation
Flood waters

Commercial damage

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Birmingham. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Birmingham commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation

Emergency Ready Profile

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

One of the overlooked aspects that SERVPRO of Warren County provides is a tool that could essentially save you precious time and money. Being a business owner, having a plan in writing for any type of disaster helps keep your team prepared for what happens next. Our marketing team has the ability to create a portfolio to ensure any one of your employees knows the steps to take to mitigate the situation. We provide crucial information, locating the key elements after disaster loss, such as the main shut off valve for any water source, the location of major items in your business/home and what to do in each type of disaster. Having this information on hand is instrumental in how quickly you can get ahead of each event. Give us a call today to help keep you business prepared. 

Emergency Ready Profile

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County offers a no cost Emergency Ready Profile for your business. This will help minimize business interruption by having a plan of action. Being prepared is key for getting through any type of disaster, big or small. Having a plan in effect prior to a disaster saves time and money. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is designed to provide quick reference of important building and contact information. This plan is available to you any where any time with a easy to operate mobile application. Identifying  the line of command for authorizing work allows the mitigation process to begin helping  you to get your business operating as quickly as possible.  With many years of experience SERVPRO Of Warren County is available seven days a week and 24 hours a day.

Commercial insurance

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water is a lot more damaging than most people give it credit for, and even a minor leak can turn into a costly and time-consuming property issue. When it affects a business, water can destroy important documents, expensive equipment and office furniture, not to mention the building itself. For this reason, business owners should invest in a sound business policy that covers perils such as water damage.

What To Look for in Your Commercial Insurance Policy

Most commercial insurance policies for water loss cover damages caused by burst or broken pipes and gradual leaks. Unfortunately, many policies contain exclusions, which you want to be aware of so that you can ensure you are covered for the appropriate risks. Some exclusions to look out for include the following:

  • Concurrent causation
  • Floods
  • Backup of sewer and drains
  • Water damage from storms

Unfortunately, many business insurance policies require business owners to carry a ride-on, that a lot don’t think about adding

ERP

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County is a 24/7 emergency service provider. When fire, water, or mold damage affects your home or business, our crews respond promptly to restore your property to preloss condition. But what can you do to prepare for property damage?

SERVPRO of Warren County is committed to providing our community with resources to prepare for disaster. One way we help facilitate preparedness is through our Emergency Ready Profile, or an ERP. Whether you own a home, a business, or both – our ERP preparedness folder gathers important information, resources, and photos that are tailored to you and your property, which can be crucial when responding to a restoration emergency.

No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be “Ready for whatever happens.” Our ERP service is at no cost to you, and includes a walkthrough of your property with one of our restoration professionals. When as many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, are you prepared to beat those odds? Let SERVPRO of Warren County help.

Storm damage cleanup

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County has been cleaning water damages in the local area market for years. From toilet overflows, pipe bursts, dishwasher leaks, basement floods, and much more, SERVPRO of Warren County has been providing Warren County with quality cleanup and restoration work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That's over 332,880 hours of being on call to help our clientele.

SERVPRO understands that even the smallest of water problems can be a major catastrophe for the average homeowner. Whether it be damaged property, mold growth, health concerns or other problems, SERVPRO has all the right tools to make it "Like It Never Even Happened”

With years of combined experience with our technicians, SERVPRO will promptly arrive at your business or residence, assess the damage, provide a solution, and begin work to ensure that secondary damages do not occur. From extracting water, dehumidification, decontamination, mold remediation, full repairs and construction, SERVPRO is here to help day or night.

Disasters

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

As a homeowner, business owner, insurer or property manager, you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers and community to follow.

Join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. “Disasters happen” and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster. You can do this by taking three simple steps:

  • Plan to stay in business
  • Encourage your employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship and neighborhoods are ready.

Power outage after a storm

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Power Outages

Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may affect several things:

  • Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.

  • Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.

  • Cause food spoilage and water contamination.

  • Prevent use of medical devices.

PROTECT YOURSELF DURING A POWER OUTAGE:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.

  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.

  • Do not use a gas stove to heat your home.

  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.

  • Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.

  • If safe, go to an alternate location for heat or cooling.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County 24/7 365 including holidays (513)932-3649.

Why call a professional?

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

No one wants to call a professional for water damage restoration, but when it is needed, do not delay!  Moisture in the home is the enemy of any homeowner.  Moisture can lead to bacteria and fungi growth in any home.  It is important to call SERVPRO of Warren County right away.  We have the technology necessary to clean and properly dry and water damage.  This includes air movers, dehumidifiers, moisture meters, drying mats, and a number of safe elements at our disposal. 

SERVPRO of Warren County is an IICRC certified franchise.  Our technicians go through extensive on-the-job training and classroom training.  This specific training communicates to our restoration technicians how to properly restore your home back to preloss condition. Our technicians are well versed in water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation. 

Fire damage restoration

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO of Warren County arrives at a homeowner’s home to help with fire damage, the first thing we must do is determine what kind of fire damage we are dealing with. It could be that it is smoke or soot damage, damage caused by the fire department, structural damage, or all of the above. Rest assure, that when you call us you are getting highly trained professionals ready to help. We have fire and smoke restoration technicians, odor control technicians, upholstery and fabric cleaning technicians to help and get you back to your normal life.

We offer a variety of services after a fire

  • Fire and smoke cleaning
  • Pack outs
  • Content Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Demo
  • Additional Storage
  • Emergency Board-Ups

If you need SERVPRO of Warren County professionals to clean and restore your property after a fire emergency, call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- (513)932-3649

Ready to dry

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

When customers in our area suffer a water damage, SERVPRO of Warren County is ready to help dry out their property, and get it back to its pre-damaged condition.

Within our franchise alone, we have enough equipment to take on any job. This inventory allows us to take on any commercial or residential loss in the area.

Our trucks are meticulously stocked with any and all necessary equipment to restore your home or business in a timely manner, and we are at your disposal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

If our equipment is not enough to restore your property, we have a network of 1700 franchises ready to mobilize and help us make it "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Warren County whenever you experience a water loss, and we'd love to serve you in restoring your property.

Fire process

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Understanding the Fire Damage Restoration Process

After a fire tragedy such as an electrical fire or a utility room fire, there is a lot of confusion among the afflicted parties, and it is hard to figure out what to expect. In such a situation, only a professional commercial fire damage expert can ensure that the occupants of the building get back to their normal lives as soon as possible. More importantly, it is crucial for every afflicted party to begin the process. Most people take too long to begin the fire restoration after the fire truck has left the premises only for soot damage to take a toll on the building and its contents after firefighters have completed the fire suppression process.

Emergency Fire Damage Contacts

Any company understands that the longer it takes to begin the fire restoration process, the harder it becomes to remove soot damage as well as smoke damage. Most commercial building managers only have the emergency contacts for a firetruck. Commercial fire damage experts and companies have emergency contacts, and they operate 24/7. They are prompt in their response, and it is vital that property owners and managers save their contacts.

Call the experts

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

What's that musty odor? Where did this spot on the ceiling come from? Has the corner of that wall always looked like that? 

If any of the above questions make you think about your home, it's time to give SERVPRO of Warren County a call. 

The bad news: If you have ever asked or thought any of the above questions, you may be dealing with a mold issue in your home.

The good news: We are experts in mold remediation. Our crew would be happy to come out and inspect your home and the area of concern to see what you may be dealing with.

Mold in your home can be scary...In some cases, it may even mean health concerns for your family. But don't worry, SERVPRO of Warren County is here to serve you and help get your life back to normal and your home mold-free! 

Give us a call today: (513)932-3649

Farmers insurance

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

We are part of the Farmers Emergency Mitigation Referral Program.  We are very happy, and humbled to be their preferred vendor, to have this strategic partnership with Farmers Insurance.  SERVPRO and its franchises have service agreements with many insurance companies across the country.  We have relationships with lots of different companies at the Corporate level.

So, what does this mean for agents? Benefits.

As a n agent, you care deeply about your customers, and you're always looking out for their best interest.  Know how agents can benefit greatly? By referring SERVPRO of Warren County

We would like to take this opportunity time to thank Farmers Insurance for this incredible opportunity.  We look forward to working with each of you.  Anytime you need us, have a question or ready to send a referral, simply give us a call at 513-932-3649.

Fire and soot

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire disasters not only cause FAST damage but it also causes lasting damage. When you have a fire in your home or business it is not just the flames that are dangerous, it is the smoke as well. We have specialized trained employees who take their time to make sure there are absolutely no remains of soot on your personal belongings (if salvageable) after your fire disaster.

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

We here at SERVPRO of Warren County know how devastating water, fire, mold disaster can be and we are dedicated to helping you get through it. Give us a call today at 513-932-3649. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Board up

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Here are four reasons to board-up after a fire!

  • In a commercial setting, there may still be viable stock on/in the premises. If products that appear viable remain in the building, you should consider boarding up. These items may require assessment, cleaning and may not be fit for sale, but having them properly processed rather than stolen can be helpful for insurance purposes later on.
  • You want to protect electronics and other valuables. Depending on the extent of the fire damage, you may be able to restore some electronics or other valuable property to working condition.
  • You need to keep out the elements. If the structure of your property has extensive damage, you should try to keep the elements out to prevent additional damage. Exposure to additional water, wind, or sunlight can compound the damage caused by smoke residue and soot.
  • You want to limit soot damage as well. It is generally a good idea to reduce foot traffic on the scene of a recent fire. When soot gets embedded into carpeting or upholstery, it can be much more difficult to restore these materials and it’s typically more costly to replace as opposed to restoring.

Storm damage

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Warren County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. Give our office a call at (513)932-3649

Fire advice

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage should not be taken lightly due to the dangers it may cause, action should be taken immediately to prevent further destruction. Smoke can spread throughout an entire structure under a couple of minutes. Although only a small portion of the structure has been visibly damaged it can still be dangerous to enter; an inspection should be considered to avoid the building from collapsing. To avoid any complications or danger towards your well-being it is important to call a professional restoration service such as SERVPRO. Fire restoration requires proper equipment and technical skills to achieve successful and effective results.

As a locally owned and operated business, we live and work in this community too. We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which allows us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can even call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams for additional resources.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Maineville 
  • Loveland 
  • Mason
  • Franklin 
  • Deerfield 
  • Lebanon 
  • Waynesville 
  • Morrow

ERP (Emergency Ready Profile)

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

What is an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and why does my business need one?  Having an ERP will greatly expedite any remediation work your building(s) will need in times of emergency. Getting to problems quickly and knowing the intricacies of the building will save time and mitigate damage.

An ERP plan provides both the building owner, property manager, and the SERVPRO team with the information each needs to expedite emergency services. With an ERP, your SERVPRO team has a building diagram on file which notes water shut-off valves, electrical panels, access points of entry and exit, locations of kitchen areas, bathrooms, office or apartment floor diagrams, what materials are in the building such as tile, carpet, drywall, acoustical ceiling tiles, etc. This knowledge allows for quick and efficient access and action when responding to emergency situations.  Also included in the ERP are names and contact information for both SERVPRO professionals as well as the building managers/owners. All parties are therefore not scrambling to locate the right person or find the correct phone number or email.  This information pertaining to key personnel on both sides is provided.  

With storm season here and winter approaching, it's time to contact your local SERVPRO franchise to establish your ERP today.  It's free, easy to establish, and worth the peace of mind.

Commercial/Business fire damage

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

What to Expect with a Commercial Fire Damage

When an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

Fire damage can be very overwhelming for a business or commercial property. At SERVPRO of Warren County we understand the importance of getting you back to your pre-fire condition quickly. Not only may you experience fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur, also.

Tasks to expect from the professionals:

  • Detailed Cleaning – to remove excess soot or other contaminants from impacted areas through HEPA vacuuming and dry sponge.
  • Selective Demolition – to remove unsalvageable materials or property.
  • Pack Outs – to remove salvageable personal property from the affected area for off-site cleaning and storage.
  • Air Flow Management – to remove airborne contaminants and soot and to reduce offensive odors
  • Deodorization – to remove or mask offensive odors and return the affected area to a usable space

SERVPRO of Warren County will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion. We have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage and get your property business-ready.

We are here for you 24/7. Give us call at 513-932-3649 for all your commercial fire damage needs.

When storms hit, call SERVPRO

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms from all over

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can also access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 513-932-3649

With SERVPRO of Warren County on the job, you know it will be "Like it never even happened."

Containment

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Warren County, we know that business goes on even when there is a problem.  Every minute down is dollars lost.  We do our best to optimize that experience when we are on site.  

Here is an example of containment being set - when we seal off areas undergoing work from other areas in use by company employees so there is no transfer of dust, mist or spores.

We have a variety of barriers and drop walls that we install and seal, and in certain situations like mold will use pressure so that contaminants don't transfer out of the affected areas.  

We are skilled and experienced in these procedures and have many satisfied clients who were able to maintain daily operations even as we were on site for them.  Call us to inquire.

Mold

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Warren County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. 

Mold spores

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is microscopic which cannot be seen with the naked eye. Therefore, it is very hard to determine if your home has mold unless you can visibly see the  growth. Mold needs water to grow, and a food source and will grow if there are leaks, of course if there is mold spore.

Hidden mold can be found by doing some simple sleuthing:

  • Where do you have water problems?
  • Check under windows since condensation can form and mold will grow on the sill.
  • Bathrooms have a lot of water. Any leak or corner that collects moisture is a potential place for mold growth.
  • The water heater and water softener are notorious for having leaks, especially when the water softener purges.
  • You can often find mold around the edges of their tanks.

Who to use for restoration

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

When faced with a disaster like water damage from a washing machine overflow or a fire from a candle, you may be faced with deciding to replace materials and items or have them restored. SERVPRO of Warren County can help you in the decision making process talking with you about the best options for you.  We have helped to dry in place wall paper or hard to find hardwoods that if not dried in place would result in materials not matching throughout the home or extra costs to you and/or the insurance to pay to replace all of the materials. SERVPRO of Warren County will help you to walk through the decisions needed to make it “Like it never even happened.” If disaster should strike call the team who has 28+ years of experience in the area, we are ready 24/7 365. #SERVPRO #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp #ReBuildingStories

SERVPRO is ready

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

How can we serve you, let us count the ways...

Who do you call when your home or business has had a water leak? or a sewer back up? or a fire damage? or suffered smoke damage? Who do you call if you discover mold in your home or business? or vandalism damage? or storm damage? or you simply need carpet or tile or upholstery cleaned?

You may call upon your neighbors, the team at SERVPRO of Warren County. We are trained and ready 24/7 to serve our community.

No disaster is the same. We do follow industry standards to handle the situation with professionalism, care, and efficiency. But, we are also good at thinking outside of the box for those times when unusual events present a need for creative problem solving. We care about our customers and strive to serve their needs with excellence.

Sump pump failure

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield recently got called to a home where the sump pump had failed and the customer had four inches of standing water in his basement. When SERVPRO of arrived on site there was no longer four inches of standing water but there was still a good amount of water throughout the basement. SERVPRO performed the necessary actions to remove the water and moisture from the basement using extraction methods, fans and dehumidifiers. When the dry out was finished our repair division replaced all the damaged drywall. 

In some cases your home owners insurance may not cover sump pump overflows. This is a good reminder to take a look at your home insurance policy to make sure you have coverage for sump pump failure. Sump pump fails are very common and you might want to make sure it is included in your home insurance policy. This slight increase in your monthly insurance cost could save you thousands of dollars in the future.

Insurance policy

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

When one thinks of a water damage incident they may not think of it in a context of their own home, if they even think about it at all. SERVPRO of Warren County sees water damages happen every day and at different times of the day. Reviewing and speaking with your homeowner’s insurance company or agent can be helpful. An extension of that would be to read your policy in detail and ask your agent to go over or explain some of its content and be sure everything you have is covered. Sewer back up if an often over looked item in policies. If you are a renter and not a homeowner you should still have a contents insurance policy. Learn where the water shut off valve is in your home to help avoid damage any further. Knowing where that is can be helpful in the event of a water damage, whether it’s a busted pipe or a simple refrigerator line.

Water damage from washing machine

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

A leaking washing machine can cause substantial water damage to your home.  When a leak occurs, the water will flow out of your machine or it's hose until you discover the mess. The flooding can cause damage to wood floors, walls, furniture and even through the ceiling to the floors below.  There are preventative steps homeowners can take to reduce their risk of an appliance leak.  

  1. Make sure your hoses aren't kinked. There should be at least 4 inches between the wall and your washing machine.  
  2. Check your detergent. Too much of it or the wrong kind (in high efficiency machines) can clog the overflow tube and cause a leak. 
  3. Inspect to see that the drain hose is properly inserted into the drain line - it can become loose during machine use.  
  4. Check your supply line hoses to make sure they aren't brittle or cracked. We recommend using stainless steel braided hoses to avoid deterioration. 
  5. If your washing machine is in a high risk area consider installing a  washing machine leak detector with an alarm that alerts you if it detects water on the floor. It will also close the valves so that flooding doesn’t continue.  
  6. Turn off your washing machine water supply at the lever whenever you leave home for an extended period. 

Fast response to a water damage

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

The area in a home or business that is most at risk of being flooded is the basement. A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

SERVPRO is an emergency services company and available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week (including holidays). Office 513-422-9200

Prepared for a storm

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

 

Preparing for a Flood:

Flooding can happen fast in many environments.  We recommend having the following list of items packed and ready to go in the event of an evacuation due to flooding:

  • Water – 3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food – 3+ day supply non-perishable, easy to prepare food
  • Flashlight(s) – with extra batteries
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio)
  • First Aid Kit – including medications and medical items (hearing aids, with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes and cane.)
  • Multi-purpose toolS
  • Sanitation/personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents – deed/lease to home, birth certificates & insurance policies
  • Camera for photos of damage
  • Cell Phone – with chargers
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Maps
  • Baby supplies if needed
  • Pet supplies
  • Tools & supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen

Undetected water damage

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

A simple water leak that goes unattended may progress to an out of control problem that could result in tens of thousands of dollars of damage to your home or business.

SERVPRO of Warren County professionals have the training, expertise and equipment to mitigate any water damage situation. If you let water issues go on for too long particularly inside of walls, secondary damages can become a problem if mold has begun to form colonies.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County to dry and disinfect your home or business after a water damage.

Mold can be a health hazard and the SERVPRO teams are highly trained in the removal.

SERVPRO of Warren County has various ways of removing odors created by a variety of different sources.

Allow SERVPRO of Warren County to help with your water situation day or night, 24/7 365 days a year.

Water damage

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we.

 Water can quickly spread throughout a property and gets absorbed into walls, floors, and furniture and can of course cause stress. When SERVPRO arrives on site, we quickly start the water extraction process almost immediately. Our fast response helps minimize the damage and the restoration costs. Our advanced drying methods allow us to respond quickly to water damage and cleanup needs.

Common causes of water damage include flooding caused by weather, plumbing leaks, sink, bathtub, or toilet overflow, and sewage backup. But, did you know more water damages are caused by broken pipes, plumbing, or appliance malfunctions than from weather related issues.

SERVPRO of Warren County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day.

Fire and smoke damage

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

When fires occurs, in both residential homes and business, it’s not just the cleaning up of the structural areas that we need to be concerned with.

Our crews have to be so careful with the homeowner’s personal belongings because the insurance companies need very specific documentation in order to appropriately compensate the insured so they they have money to replace all of the damaged items. The fallen debris must be sifted through prior to bagging for disposal so that any contents, which may be very small items, can be separated for further valuation.

SERVPRO of Warren County’s team members need to be very aware of properly bagging and separating customers content, so taking our time in small spaces with lots of contents is a very important part of the clean-up process after a smoke damage after a fire.

Fire/smoke damage

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning smoke stains off walls and ceilings can be a difficult task. Even if the fire was small like a cooking fire, the smoke can quickly discolor your ceilings and walls. Since smoke rises, the smoke usually damages your ceilings first as the smoke spreads across the ceiling leaving smoke residue. While smoke can usually be cleaned easily off metal and smooth surfaces like counters and ovens, ceilings and walls are not so easy to clean, specially if you have very high ceilings.

While we all hope we never have to suffer through the experience of a house fire, it is important to know what to do if one should happen. Obviously, the first thing you should do is ensure the fire has been extinguished completely.

This can be done by someone in the home if the fire is small and can be put out easily and safely. Or by the fire department if the fire is too big and dangerous to safely extinguish by the homeowner. It’s important to note that it’s always best to call the fire department right as soon as a fire is spotted and to get everyone out of the home quickly and safely.

SERVPRO of Warren County is available 24/7 365 for any emergency you may have, (513) 932-3649

Commercial fire/water

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Our phones are answered 24 hours a day 365 days a year. It doesn't matter if it's 2 am or 2 pm we get pertinent info available such square footage affected, type of flooring, cause of loss, etc. They then dispatch the crew as quickly as possible with the equipment needed. By answering the phone ourselves and not using an answering service, we save the customer valuable time which can in turn save valuable items in the home or office. Plus, when you have a water or fire emergency talking to real person on the phone, who understands your concern and urgency, can be a comfort. SERVPRO of Warren County is here to help 24/7 365 days a year. Call us day or night at (513) 932-3649.

Water damage in your home or business

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Aside from a fire, water damage is possibly the fastest acting damage to your  home. Flooding, rain, leaking (busted) pipes, or broken appliances are all possible sources. A whole in your home's foundation that allows humid, moisture-filled air can also cause water damage. Moisture in large amounts leads to condensation, causing water pooling and damage.

 Once water is present it is likely to quickly take action against any porous materials, depending on the kind of water and length it is sitting. Even material that are not quite as porous but still allow for sitting water, will feel the affects. Mold, rotting, or destroyed material are all potential consequences of water intruding into your home if you don’t take action.

SERVPRO of Warren County is available 24/7 for any damages, you can call our office at (513) 932-3649.

Pack out after a tornado

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Have you been affected by damage recently due to high winds or a tornado? If so, then you know how important it is to attempt to save the contents in your home from being ruined during a clean up process. Even if your contents have not yet been damaged, you may still want to protect them during the clean up. Protecting and restoring your personal items after a disaster is done through the pack out process. This is when your restoration company removes and takes your damaged contents (or contents that need to be protected or cleaned), to our location. The new location will allow your contents to be kept safe in our warehouse and to be restored if needed. 

SERVPRO of Warren County is here 24/7 to help with any disaster. Whether it’s rain damage, high wind damage, fire damage, or even tornado damage. 

Tornado storm damage

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Severe storms and tornadoes hit the Dayton and surrounding areas in Ohio Monday night, leaving many in the area without power, access to drinkable water or safe shelter or vehicles.

Dayton and nearby communities are still searching for potential victims after intense storms came through. Suspected tornadoes also left behind destruction in the Indiana town of Pendleton, about 100 miles west of Dayton. Dayton is currently under a boil-water advisory (with no electric).

Several areas of Dayton were hit hard, along with nearby areas of Troy, Beavercreek, Xenia and West Milton. In addition to trees and power lines, the tornadoes peeled roofs off of houses, brought down businesses' walls and collapsed ceilings as well as car ports.

SERVPRO of Warren County is here 24/7 for any damage that has occurred after a storm. You can call our office at 513-932-3649.

Emergency readiness plan

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Is your store, office or restaurant prepared for a burst pipe, sewage back-up, fire damage, flood or storm damage?

With SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Plan a trained representative will come out to your building, evaluate how and where to shut off any utilities, exits and entrances by putting water shutoff tags on them. They will then sit with you and create a plan based on your preferences on how to handle any situation that may occur so that you don’t lose precious time by shutting down.

Once your plan is complete, you can receive all of the information in the form of an app on your phone, if an event occurs you will be ready, and so will we.

If you would like to take advantage of this free service for your business, call SERVPRO of Warren County today at 513-932-3649.

Flooded basement

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

This is the time of season when a lot of flooded basements will occur with all the rain. On top of all the rain we have already had with how saturated the ground already is, will cause minor flooding depending how heavy rains gets. Whether is hydra static pressure, sump pump failure, or water coming in through windows to the basement, SERVPRO of Warren County have the training and equipment. We are available 24/7 365 days a year to help with any kind of water damage. Whether it’s a busted pipe, supply line, sump pump failure, dishwasher, etc.... We have performed any kind of water damage. Every water damage  is unique in its own way and is rarely the same as the previous water damage.

Water damage

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small, residential or commercial. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical to prevent microbial growth. A delay in water extraction can turn a small clean up into a larger more expensive event.

Water damage to your most valuable assets can be a stressful event.  We are highly trained and certified to extract and dry your home through an efficient process that will leave your home in its original condition.  

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage, as well as mold . Our technicians are highly trained in property damage restoration utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to manage the event quickly and precisely.

Act before a flood

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

When a flood hits your home, there is not much time to collect yourself, let alone start to mitigate damages.  However, if you can manage to get things in motion quickly, you may be able to reduce expenses and repair times associated with flood damage to your residence or business.  Here are a few things to try to act on after a damage.

Get Things Higher Up Before a flash flood - You may want to spend some time in the hours before it hits moving your belongings to higher ground.  Floods don't often reach higher than a few feet in the home, and you should be able to keep most of your belongings safe by taking them to higher floors or placing them on counter-tops and secure tables.  Be careful not to place too much trust in a table, however, as it may buckle or overturn as floodwaters overtake it.

SERVPRO of Warren County is quick to respond in any kind of disaster. We are emergency services and available 24/7 365

Water damage

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

When it rains heavy for a long period amount of time sump pumps can potentially back up and fail, causing a water damage. When water damage strikes SERVPRO of Warren County is just one phone call away. We are a local emergency services business and our water specialists are just one phone call away, available  24/7 365. 

We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Why SERVPRO

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County is here for any disaster that you may be going through. Whether it’s fire, water, or mold. Other services we offer is biohazard cleanup and crime scene clean-up, odor removal, and carpet cleaning. We are complete turn key, meaning we can go in and do any remodeling and building back after we do demo that we may have to do during your mitigation or mold remediation process. 

SERVPRO of Warren County  is here 24/7 365 days a year. We are an emergency services company and can come out anytime of the day or night. 

Whether your home has suffered flood damage or you just want your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO has over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada ready to help. SERVPRO of Warren County technicians are highly trained to properly clean and restore your house so that it feels like home again.

Complete turn key

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County is here for any disaster that you may be going through. Whether it’s fire, water, or mold. Other services we offer is biohazard cleanup and crime scene clean-up, odor removal, and carpet cleaning. We are complete turn key, meaning we can go in and do any remodeling and building back after we do demo that we may have to do during your mitigation or mold remediation process. 

SERVPRO of Warren County is here 24/7 365 days a year. We are an emergency services company and can come out anytime of the day or night including holidays.

Whether your home has suffered flood damage or you just want your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO has over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada ready to help. SERVPRO of Warren County technicians are highly trained to properly clean and restore your house so that it feels like home again.

Biohazard

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Warren County biohazard clean-up is to completely clean, sanitize, and deodorize the site where a violent crime, suicide, or traumatic accident has occurred. Biohazard cleanup can be challenging work that requires professional technicians to handle potentially hazardous materials such as blood and body fluids, and proper handling of the crime or trauma scene is crucial to the safety of everyone involved, from the customer to the employees. 

If you experience a situation where our services are needed, don’t hesitate to give SERVPRO of Warren County a call at our office 24/7 365 to schedule an appointment or if you just have a question. 

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Got mold?

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

There is only a couple ways to remove mold, and there is a ton of ways not to remove mold correctly. A lot of things people use to remove mold is bleach, which is something you absolutely do not use at all, it actually feeds the mold and helps it grow. There is a process to remove mold that involves a lot of safety precautions not only for your health but also to keep it from spreading and cross contaminating other content or building materials. 

If you experience a water damage be sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Warren County so we can get it dried to avoid any microbial growth. We are available to help 24/7 365 days a year. Don’t hesitate to call to schedule an appointment at (513)932-3649.

Mold remediation

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

There are thousands of different kinds of molds. A lot of times if you suspect mold in your house you may want to get a mold test. However a mold test isn’t really necessary if mold is visible. The first thing we would want to do is figure why mold is growing and creating mold colonies. Mold needs three things to stay dormant and survive, which is a mold spore, moisture, and a food source. The food source can be anything from dry wall dust, insulation etc...etc... Once the source has been fixed that caused the mold we can remediate it. SERVPRO of Warren County professionals are available 24/7 365. If you have any questions or concerns on mold you can call our office at (513)422-9200.

Storm damage

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

With windy conditions roofs can get damaged, gutters can detatched. If it’s raining and roofs get damaged we have experts that can get your roof tarped to avoid water damage or further water damage you may have experienced. A lot of times you won’t realize you have any damage until you start to see water spots on your ceilings or walls. Or even a few days later there may even be some microbial growth growing. Usually with microbial growth that was  caused from storm damage and water coming in, the dry wall most likely would have to be cut out if it’s been siting for a few days. 

If you experience any damage you can call our office at (513) 422-9200.

Construction/buildback

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County has the expertise and training to handle any disaster you’re going through. From having a water damage, fire damage, mold, etc...etc.... Once we complete the mitigation, remediation, or fire restoration. Our team can come out and give you a estimate on construction/buildback.

SERVPRO  understands the stress and worry that comes with a 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 Warren County water team has over 35 years of experience of water mitigation, mold remediation and carpet cleaning.  Every memeber plays a crutial role in getting every job done professionally and quickly. Trust that our team will take care of your home as if it were their own.

Construction and remodel

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

No job to big or small for construction or remodeling

What some people don’t know about SERVPRO of Warren County is we do more than just fire, water, mold, and crime scene cleanup etc...etc... When we go in for those jobs and have to cut dry wall, pull carpet, pull any type of flooring, anything we do we can build it back to its original state. We do everything from start to finish from demolition, construction and remodel. 

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and construction. 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 Warren County.

First Responder Bowl

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Let's say thanks for the bravery and courage of those who arrive first at the scene of an emergency.  The bowl celebrates our neighbors, family and fellow citizens who serve as first responders protecting and preserving peace in our communities, 24/7 365. We are thankful for them everyday and will continue to always appreciate their courage and bravery.

IICRC

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

We offer Biohazard cleanup

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazardous Clean Ups By SERVPRO of Warren County Means Good Results

A biohazard spill often involves some type of bodily fluid. In private homes, this usually means a blood spill. There are certain risks when it comes to restoring a home after an incident with blood happens, and they need to seriously considered before cleanup efforts begin.
 
Residents should not attempt to clean up a blood spill in their home. Even without the emotional component, there is the risk of disease and other pathogens in even a small amount of blood. SERVPRO of Warren County understands both elements and how to deal with them when developing a restoration plan.
 
Cleaning and removing blood and blood stains require chemical cleaners designed to neutralize the pathogens in them. Infectious diseases found in blood spills and splatters include Hepatitis A, B, and C, as well as HIV and many others. To ensure we do this properly, our technicians utilize anti-bacterial cleaners we keep on-hand.
 
The anti-bacterial cleaners are necessary since blood does not respond to conventional cleaners like dirt or soot. Conventional agents do not always clean blood completely and even when they do, there is often, a stain remaining at the spill point. Leaving a visible mark is not something we accept; if we cannot remove the entire mark, our technicians can repaint the affected area or remove the stained structural property.
 
 Restoring your home after any disaster is difficult. Cleaning up a blood spill is one of the more difficult tasks we face, but SERVPRO of Warren County is here to help. We want to return your home to its original state so that you can move forward when the time is right for you. Call us today at. Call (513)932-3649 to schedule an inspection and get started.

SERVPRO is ready for anything

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County understands the utilizing the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When it comes to a water damage, time matters. SERVPRO of Warren County will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained, uniformed professionals.  The right tools for the job is vital to timely mitigation. 

 Equipment 

  • Air movers/ Dry equipment 
  • Dehumidification Equipment
  • Air scrubber/ Negative air extractors (Extraction equipment)
  • Moisture Sensors/ Moisture meters/ Thermohygrometers
  • Water/ Flood Extractiors
  • HEPA Vacuums
  • Odor Control(Ozone, Hydroxyl)
  • Ultra Low Volume(ULV) Foggers
  • Thermal Foggers
  • Power Distribution
  • Heating Systems
  • Ultrasonic machine 
  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers

SERVPRO of Warren County Is ready and properly prepared.  When you call us out on a water loss or and life disaster we will be ready.

Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened” so give us a call with any questions or if you have a damage we are a 24/7 365 business.

Prepared for ANY call

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO of Warren County gets a call for a job we have our trucks prepared with proper equipment.  When going to any job whether it is a fire loss, water damage, mold remediation, or bio hazard we have air scrubbers ready.  Air scrubbers are designed for capturing smoke, fumes, mold spores, dust and other particulate, returning air back to the environment. These units allow you to clean and control the air in a work area with dust exhaust. We keep our air movers on hand to increase circulation.  Proper air circulation will provide the fastest drying time for any structure, this is essential to minimizing the damage caused.  It you have a loss call SERVPRO Of Warren County, we are properly trained in the latest water mitigation techniques, on top of our highly trained professional's so that we can minimize the damage to your home or business.

SERVPRO of Warren County is ready to help you 24 hours a day.  Call (513)932-3649

Ways SERVPRO can help your commercial business

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County provides commercial cleaning and restoration services and they are trusted by many local businesses for building maintenance services. Some of the many commercial services that SERVPRO offers are: 

  • Mold remediation 
  • Water restoration
  • Fire restoration
  • Floor cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • General cleaning
  • Biohazard cleanup

SERVPRO of Warren County is licensed and trained to handle all of your commercial cleaning and restoration needs and the team is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are an emergency services business and always one phone call away to help with any damage you may have. 

Our team is always ready to assist with any of commercial services and will do it in a polite way so we do not disturb your customers or employees, should your business be open and operating while we are performing services. 

Have a need for our commercial services? Call us at SERVPRO of Warren County (513)932-3649

Commercial mitigation caused by a fire

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Sprinkler systems can be a common source of water damage in commercial facilities. While their benefits far outweigh their cons, both properly and improperly working sprinkler systems can contribute to a flooded facility. A building that’s on fire could also trigger the buildings sprinkler system next door.

Choose a Trained Professional

When your facility is affected, it is important to call a commercial drying specialist such as SERVPRO of Warren County.  At SERVPRO of Warren County, we understand that every hour closed leads to an hour lost of productivity and potential revenue. Commercial damage restoration produces unique challenges so it is very important to choose trained professional’s with a proven track record. 

At SERVPRO of Warren County, we will respond immediately to your damage regardless of size or scope. When your facility is affected, no job is too big or too small. 

If your find yourself in this situation, call SERVPRO of Warren County  (513)932-3649.

Clean air equals healither employees

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

If you think the air you breathe indoors is cleaner than what’s outside, think again. The EPA estimates indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. All that bad air translates into everything from frequent colds and sore throats to headaches, asthma, allergies and chronic fatigue, which in turn causes employee downtime.

When dust and debris and other contaminants build up in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, they can trigger allergies and other health problems. But they also reduce energy efficiency, which increases your energy costs. Now you have two compelling reasons to make sure the air ducts and HVAC system in your workplace are running efficiently.

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

Dust

Pollen

Odors

Dirt and debris

Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Warren 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.

Water damage in your business

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Having the right know how to address water damage in commercial buildings is a trade mark of SERVPRO technicians. We also have the drying equipment to tackle any size water damage. We work closely with Property Mangers, Insurance Adjusters, and Consultants to handle jobs in a timely and professional manner.

Here are some facts about water damage and our services.

Drying: The process of removing moisture from materials.

Dehumidification: The process of removing moisture from the air.

Water removal services on their own are usually not enough to remove all the moisture from your business facility after a water damage event. Water can hide behind walls, under flooring, or in your HVAC system and vents. At SERVPRO of Warren County we provide expert drying and dehumidification services using a combination of the latest Revolution dehumidifiers and high velocity air movers to remove moisture from the air. With so much at stake, we will make sure your business gets back to normal fast.

SERVPRO of Warren County is a 24/7 emergency service business call us at (513)932-3649

Ways to keep toilet from overflowing

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

1. Put Up Signs

Posting basic rules for waste disposal near toilets can reduce the frequency of clogs and flooded toilets in a property. Recommend occupants and guests dispose of all feminine hygiene and paper products other than toilet paper in trash cans or containers and place these receptacles in convenient locations.

2. Provide Alternative Disposal Containers

It is a good idea to supply every stall in a women's bathroom with some type of bin to offer a convenient disposal alternative to flushing. By making the disposal of products that should not be flushed easier and more discreet, you can prevent clogs and backups before they start.

3. Order Thinner Toilet Paper

Single-ply paper is less likely to cause a clogged toilet than thicker toilet paper. Even if a building occupant or guest flushes a large wad of thinner paper, it is less likely to cause an overflow than two-ply or cushioned paper or wipes. You may also want to consider a toilet paper dispenser that restricts the amount of paper that can be rolled out at a time.

These three steps can reduce the likelihood, or at least the frequency, with which toilets flood a commercial property. If your property does suffer water or sewage damage as a result of a clogged toilet or toilet overflow, contact a plumber to eliminate the clog and SERVPRO of Warren Counties expertise and equipment to repair these types of water damage.

Things to do during a power outage

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storms sometimes lead to power outages.  Here are some activity ideas for fun things to do in a power outage. 

  • Create shadow puppets on the wall using a flashlight
  • Draw pictures in the dark and then laugh at your creations once the lights come back on
  • Pack some new books into your activity kit and then have a story time with flashlights
  • If the power goes out during the day, enjoy the fresh air with some outdoor play
  • Create pictures or secret messages using glow in the dark paint pens
  • Play a board game, card game or complete a puzzle (if it’s dark, you’ll have to play by a flashlight)
  • Write a letter to a friend or family member that lives far away
  • Pack a portable radio, batteries and glow sticks for a glow in the dark dance party
  • Pack some old pictures and scrapbook supplies and create some new pages for your scrapbook
  • Have a puppet show. No puppets? No problem! Find printable online or DIY ones to make with your family.
  • Create cards like thank you cards, birthday cards or get well soon cards that you can use later
  • Have a fun ice cream sundae party – because you don’t want that ice cream to melt in the freezer!
  • Have a picnic with flashlights, juice boxes and granola bars
  • Play with Play-Doh
  • Host a tea party for your family and favorite stuffed animals
  • Have a silly photo shoot using wigs and old Halloween costumes
  • Play hide & seek with flashlights
  • Play with bubbles outside. Find DIY instructions online to make your own bubbles with dish soap!

Purpose of a flood cut

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

After a storm rages it is likely that your home will experience a bit of flooding. When this happens, you will probably hear the water professionals from SERVPRO you hire talk about making a flood cut. A flood cut is a mark that is made 12 inches above the spot where the water damage stops. Specialists tear out everything below the flood cut to stop the spread of contamination and prevent mold growth. Here are some common questions about this process.

1. What Circumstances Require a Flood Cut?

Any time there is damage that cannot be dried with a fan, professionals are probably going to use a flood cut to be on the safe side. Insulation cannot be dried, so if there is wet insulation, the wall has to be cut out and the insulation removed. If the water is contaminated by storm-related debris or sewage, the wall must be discarded. If tests show any harmful microbes, the affected area must go.

2. Why Does the Flood Cut Have To Be a Foot Above the Damage?

Water damage from flooding does not like to stay politely in its place. What technicians can see with the naked eye may only be the beginning of the story. Placing the flood cut 12 inches above the visible water damage ensures that everything affected is remediated.

3. Is There Any Way To Save the Wall?

If the water damage is minimal and no insulation is affected, it is possible that quick removal of water and fast drying techniques can allow the wall to be salvaged. The water in question must also be clean. If it is contaminated at all, the wall has to be replaced.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County at (513)932-3649

Water removal

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Extracting Water From Pipe Break

The next step after inspection is water cleanup, which is a major mitigation strategy after a supply line break or pipe break. This involves removing water from all the rooms in a flooded home using vacuums and pumps. The extent of the damage caused by water in home determines the type of equipment the restoration company will use. The water should be removed as soon as possible to avoid bacterial and mold growth. The water from a supply line break or pipe break should be contained and extracted immediately to prevent further damage in a flooded home.

It is advisable to remove all wet materials like toys, clothing, pillows, throw rugs, and carpets from the affected area before water cleanup. Our professionals can expedite drying by removing wet surfaces on floors, ceiling, and walls after water cleanup. Unsalvageable dry walls or insulations such as baseboards should be removed to accelerate drying. The other method that can be used to accelerate drying in a water cleanup process involves opening cabinet doors and drawers.

If you experience any type of water damage don’t hesitate call SERVPRO of Warren County at (513)932-3649

Water damage restoration

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded home caused by Sump Pump

SERVPRO of Warren County provides 24 hour water damage restoration service to homes and businesses around the area! 

SERVPRO of Warren County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial and very important. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage if the right steps aren’t taken.

In instances when there is an error with your sump pump, which causes flooding typically in your basement, be sure to check with your insurance company to see if you have sewer and drain and or sump pump coverage on your insurance policy. Without the proper coverage, your claim might not be covered.

If you experienced a flooded basement from the recent storm, call SERVPRO of Warren County  (513)932-3649

“Like it never even happened.”

Contents damages from a fire

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

A house fire is never planned for or expected. Many of our favorite and most treasured items are the once that are irreplaceable. Some examples are pictures, handmade items and antiques. Good thing for our customers, SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in cleaning all types of contents. 

Many times some of the things, like photos, documents, that get wet and stick together and seem like they are a loss, can actually be saved if you act quickly. SERVPRO of Warren County has the knowledge, expertise and training to clean and restore all of your property after a house fire. 

Generally fire affected contents will be wet from the fire department putting out the fire. This can cause extra issues as well but these items can usually be still be saved. We make it our priority to clean and restore your contents as if they were our own.

If you experience a fire and soot damage give our office a call at(513)932-3649. 

Preparing your roof and gutters for fall

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

As much fun as summer can be, it has to end at some point. As the trees begin to change and the weather shifts from hot and humid to cool and crisp, it’s time to prepare for the onset of cooler months. Whether you’re ready for hot cocoa and sweaters or are still holding on to ice cream and swim suits, there’s a lot to do to get ready for the changing seasons.

  1. Inspect your roof
    If you have a heavy rainstorm or a foot of snow, does your roof have what it takes to handle that? Before settling in for another chilly fall and a freezing winter take a look at your roof for weak spots or cracks in your shingles and granules. If you see anything that looks off or unstable, a roofer may be what your home needs to weather this winter’s weather conditions.
  2. Clean out your gutters
    As the leaves begin to turn, you know you’re only weeks away from them falling off entirely and stopping up your gutters and down spouts. Before you find yourself with a big mess on your hands, take the time now to clean out your gutters and drainpipes to prevent the possibility of water damage and clogs. A clean early in the season may not be sufficient through the winter, but it will make sure you’re prepared for the harsher weather to come. Water damages can be caused by clogged drains or overflowing water to collect on your roof.

Preparing your house for fall may not be what you planned to do during your weekend, but it’s something you’ll thank yourself for later when you don’t have to pay for repairs, most of the time even a covered claim will still have a deductible. With the right measures taken now, you will be prepared to settle in for the fall.

Fire and soot damage

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You should make notes about what items are ruined or damaged and take photographs too. You’ll be contacting your insurance company and a restoration contractor, so you want to be sure about your circumstances. Misunderstandings are common, but if you have photos and notes, you’ll be in a better position to know the extent of the fire damage and what needs to be restored or replaced. This should be done within hours after the fire is extinguished.

Once you have a clear picture of the damage, call your insurance company. Hopefully, you can do this the next day. It is important to call them as soon as possible, so they will send an insurance adjustor to your home or office quickly.

Call a Reputable Fire Damage Restoration Contractor

When searching for a local cleaning and restoration contractor, make sure they are Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified. These professionals have been trained in the latest restoration technology and have health and safety certification. They will have experience in a wide range of fire restoration projects. You should also ask for proof or the proper licenses and insurance.

SERVPRO of Warren County is a restoration contractor who also does reconstruction. This will save you a lot of time and money. They will first board up your home or office so vandals or thieves cannot enter. They will also work directly with your insurance company to create a restoration plan that will return your property to its pre-fire condition. They’ll inform your adjustor about the items that can be cleaned and restored and the ones that need to be replaced. Your restoration contractor should also be able to safely store some of your possessions during recovery.

We offer biohazard services

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Call SERVPRO of Warren County for all your Biohazard needs, (513)932-3649

Always Choose a Trained Professional

  • Because it’s traumatic: No one should have to deal with the personal impact of cleaning up after the traumatic loss of a loved one. SERVPRO of Warren County can get a situation cleaned up quickly, compassionately and discreetly.
  • Because it’s safer: Federal regulations classify all human and animal remains, including blood, urine, feces, vomit and bodily fluids, as biohazards. This is because they have the potential of carrying life-threatening pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C, AIDS, HIV, MRSA, Tuberculosis and many more. The safe cleanup and removal of biohazardous materials involves extensive analysis and detailed work, and the use of state-of-the-art cleaning and odor removal technologies.

Licensed Bonded & Insured

  • It is important to use licensed professionals because they conduct safe cleanup, removal and disposal of biohazardous waste. Additional considerations include being registered and compliant with OSHA and FEMA, federal agencies that oversee disasters and workplace safety. Cleanup crews will be coming into your home or the home of your loved one, so be sure the professional you choose is bonded and insured.

 State and local regulations vary. Contact SERVPRO of Warren County at (513)932-3649 for 24 hour Emergency service.

SERVPRO offerS (ERP)s at no cost

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Because up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human caused disaster never reopen, SERVPRO offers a tool kit to assist business owners in getting their operations back to normal following a disaster. 

And because SERVPRO of Warren County knows the time to create a disaster readiness plan is BEFORE you need it, we have developed the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program to help business owners create an EMERGENCY READY PROFILE (ERP) for their facility, at no charge. The business owner works with SERVPRO to gather and document information that will become critical if a disaster strikes, and once the ERP is created, business owners have access to their information 24/7 online and by using SERVPRO's free mobile app.

For a business to survive and thrive, it needs to get back to business as soon as possible after a disaster strikes. With an ERP in place, SERVPRO's highly trained professionals can immediately assess the situation and take the first critical steps to protect employees from harm and property from further damage, setting the business on the road to recovery. 

Call our office to for any questions or to schedule for us to come out  to start the process of a ERP. (513)932-3649

Commercial fire restoration

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Why use professional fire restoration?

After the fire has been put off, the professionals can plan and know how to handle the fire damage issue. They first ensure that the sources of fire are under control and put off completely including the utility room fire. They also seal off the area from intruders and onlookers who could interfere with their work. The professionals sort out the things that have burned and put those items that can be repaired in a safe place.

The commercial fire damage services also assist in the documentation to ensure that you do not struggle while filing for compensation. They would also clean up the charred mess and water that has been spilled while putting out the fire. Fire restoration also begins with an inspection of the building to assess whether the fire causes further damages.

Professional fire restoration services are well equipped and skilled to handle any issue that may arise in the process. Fire damage leads to a major loss in the office and other utilities. Some would require replacement while others can be repaired.

Soot damage and smoke damage restoration

Fire damage has many consequences, which include smoke damage and soot damage. The smoke damage leaves a odor from the chemical burnt in plastics and wood among other. It makes other rooms have the same smell. Soot damage results from the dark part of the smoke that paints on the walls as well as dust and spiderwebs. The professional’s at SERVPRO of Warren County have ideas on how to clean it up to its original state.

Recover business from a fire damage

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Fire tragedies can occur anytime anywhere. Most likely, it can be an electrical fire. Electrical fire is very common in the modern days. Electrical fire can be caused by different things such as using a faulty electrical appliance. It is always recommended that people understand the precautions against electrical fires.

How To Fight The Fire

Immediately after fire breaks in on the premises, the person in charge should call their local firefighters even if the fire suppression system has put out the fire. Firefighters should search the building for any dangerous situations; it could be live wires or fallen parts of the structure. The fire sprinkler system should be tested at least once a year. Contact a professional to test and set fire sprinklers. Fire sprinklers should always be turned on and ready for emergencies.

How To Restore The Fire Damages - Fire Cleanup

It is always good to put proper measures to know how to deal with fire damage restoration. After the fire incidence, fire restoration has to take place immediately because business has to continue. A utility room fire might suffer fire damages, smoke damages, soot damages and also water damages from the firefighters.

Fire damage restoration can be a very difficult task to undertake. Your utility room fire already looks messed up with smoke damage and soot damage, not to mention the losses of the totally burnt items inside the premises. It is always advisable not to undertake the fire restoration process yourself since you do not know the degree of damages and different situations. It’s possible to cause even more damage trying to take on a fire restoration yourself not having the expertise as one of SERVPROS highly trained professionals.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County at (513)932-3649

Delamination Of carpet

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Carpeting is designed to tolerate some water intrusion. A spilled glass of water won’t cause lasting damage to your carpets. A burst pipe and a foot of standing water can cause lasting damage to those same carpets.

When a carpet is exposed to excess water, the glues that hold it together begin to deteriorate/separate. This is known as delamination. The backing will begin to pull away from the carpet fibers, the layers of the backing will begin to pull away from each other.

When dealing with a water loss prompt action is the best way to avoid replacing your carpets. Call SERVPRO Of Middletown Springboro  at (513)932-3649 for immediate help with your water vs. carpeting emergencies. Our technicians are IICRC trained professionals who will remove the excess water and bring your rooms back to dry standard. Our phones are answered 24/7 365 since we are n emergecny services business.

Commercial water restoration

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Flooding and water damage. 

Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Warren County

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County (513)932-3649

Protecting your home/business from flooding

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage is no match for SERVPRO of Warren County restoration professionals.

Flooding can happen anywhere and if you live in Florida, you know even one of our heavy afternoon thunderstorms can ensure flooding can happen "any time" as well. 

It's a scary thought to think that your home could be under water in a moments notice.

So we thought we would share a few tips that can help you stay flood free. 

  1. Water flow - How does water flow around your house? It's important that it flows away from the structure. If it is noted that this is not the case, you may want to call an irrigation specialist to see if it is possible to correct get it fixed without spending a fortune.
  2. Water valves - Modify them. So many times in flooding cases we see sewage backup and overflow. That is the LAST thing you want to be dealing with, so it may be worth it to look at installing a back-flow valve.  
  3. Lastly, in the event that you believe flooding is about to occur, move as many items as you can away from the rising water (electronics especially). Then give us a call, and we will be out there ASAP to help! 

If you experience flooding or water damage, call SERVPRO of Warren County at: (513)932-3649

Don’t wait to dry out a water damage

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage that goes untouched for days could cause mold to appear along with musty odors. Your wood flooring would start to warp and swell up, which could eventually be unsalvageable, and the wallpapers would begin to peel. If you ignore the problem for weeks, you will notice molds destroying the integrity and foundation of your house. The growth can cause some health issues, and you may consider moving your family away during the treatment process.

Luckily, with the SERVPRO of Warren County’s team, we could save your house from this catastrophe. We have a crew of trained specialists that could respond to any immediate flood or water damages at your property. Water damage is an urgent case, so we make our services available on a 24-hour basis.

We have a variety of high-tech equipment to locate the water and remove it as soon as possible. We even invest in the latest technology and tools to restore your house quickly. We utilize professional cleaning, deodorizing, and sanitizing products to fix the damages in your home. Our technicians would monitor and document the drying process in a system we call “Dry Book” to make sure that your property is restored. Before we start the whole process, we would discuss our findings with homeowners and come up with an excellent plan that works best to restore the house.

Commercial services

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Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Warren County  has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

A few businesses that we handle are as follows:

  • 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 Warren County  will gladly estimate any job for you.  We are an emergency services company so we are 24/7 365

SERVPRO of Warren County understands how important it is to limit the downtime of your business operations. We make every effort to clean and dry the structure quickly, staging the restoration process with an eye to re-establish business operations even before the entire mitigation/remediation is accomplished. Preventing secondary damage from contaminated water is a major goal.

Having a plan ready for animals after a storm

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Pets are just as important as any family member to most people, so why would you not make them a part of your preparedness planning? There are several things you can do to make sure they stay safe as well during an emergency. Pet Emergency Kit Ready.gov/animals lists the below items as essential to building your Pet emergency kit.

  1. Food: At least a three-day supply in an airtight, waterproof container.
  2. Water: At least three days of water specifically for your pets.
  3. Medicines and medical records.
  4. Important documents that you may find helpful 
  5. First aid kit: Cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution. Including a pet first aid reference book is a good idea as well.

7.Collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and a leash.

8.Crate or pet carrier: Have a sturdy, safe crate or carrier in case you need to evacuate. The carrier should be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down.

  1. Sanitation: Pet litter and litter box if appropriate, newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach.
  2. A picture of you and your pet together: If you become separated, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you. Add species, breed, age, sex, and color.

Storms happen everywhere and SERVPRO of Warren County is here to help 24/7-365. 

Why SERVPRO? We do it all

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Commercial/Residential restoration is a nuanced industry. That's why you can trust SERVPRO of Warren County with your building and business. We care about your livelihood. SERVPRO of Warren County has the experience necessary to handle any size commercial disaster, whether it is fire damage, water damage, mold damage, or a crime scene cleanup. Every commercial/residential structure is different, we know how to handle everything. 

Along with the big stuff, we can do the small stuff too. We can clean carpet, and tile to maintain a professional work environment, as well as cleaning HVAC and ducts to protect against allergies.

Call us today with any commercial/residential emergency and you can rest assured that our team will take great care of you. SERVPRO of Warren County is a diverse company with many specialties, but we are unsurpassed in our restoration ability. We know the ins and outs of the industry and are prepared to assist you in any way possible. We know that when disaster strikes, you can't afford to be out of business or out of your home. We want to get you back in as quick as possible. Put your trust in SERVPRO of Warren County and you won't be disappointed.

Smoke and soot damage

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to smoke or fire damage restoration, fast action is important. Following the initial fire or smoke-related incident, smoke and soot will settle on surfaces creating additional damage to the structure and your contents.  Smoke contains a wide variety of chemicals and by products, many of them aggressive in nature.

Material in furniture and flooring is often synthetic and when burned, creates chemical reactions. After only a short period of time, items can go from cleanable to unsalvageable. The longer acid or corrosive gasses stay on at-risk surfaces, the worse pitting or etching becomes. Pre-cleaning methods neutralize the acid and protect metal and glass, marble, china, chrome and more. We have them expertise and chemicals to make a situation “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of Warren County at (513)932-3649 to learn more about our smoke and fire damage restoration. We are a 24 hour emergency services company.

Commercial cleaning

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

As time passes your workspace and office might go through some wear and tear. It can be stressful trying to maintain and upkeep a commercial space or office, but SERVPRO of Warren County can fix these problems for you quickly and efficiently, saving you time and stress. It’s no fun having a workspace that is dirty, so let us help you, by fixing these problems and restoring your office back to its original appearance. We offer so many commercial office specialty cleaning services, which include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

You can always rely on SERVPRO of Warren County to come and tidy up your workspace, whether it is deep cleaning the carpets or removing foul orders. Our promise to you is that we will always make your workspace look the very best, no matter what! Our staff is made up of the most skilled commercial cleaning specialists out there, who continuously provide excellent service and results.

We hope you choose SERVPRO of Warren County next time you need your commercial property and office space to be repaired or clean. All you need to do is give us a call at (513)932-3649, and we will be there promptly to begin the cleanup process.

Quick response is important

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

When a flood hits your home, there is not much time to collect yourself, let alone start to mitigate damages.  However, if you can manage to get things in motion quickly, you may be able to reduce expenses and repair times associated with flood damage to your residence.  When a flood hits, try your best to follow these points of advice to minimize property damage and headache in the ensuing days and weeks.

Get Things Higher Up Before the Storm - You may want to spend some time in the hours before it hits moving your belongings to higher ground.  Floods don't often reach higher than a few feet in the home, and you should be able to keep most of your belongings safe by taking them to higher floors or placing them on counter-tops and secure tables.  Be careful not to place too much trust in a table table, however, as it may buckle or overturn as floodwaters overtake it.

SERVPRO of Warren County is quick to respond in any kind of disaster. We are emergency services and open 24/7, call our office at (513)932-3649.

SERVPRO response guidelines

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Have you heard of SERVPRO's Response Guidelines?

Within ONE hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service.

Within FOUR hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.

Within EIGHT business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

What can SERVPRO Franchise Professionals do for you?

  • Fire smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Deodorization
  • Upholstery

SERVPRO is faster to any disaster because of these guidelines.

We are also a emergency services restoration company, which means we are available 24/7 365 days of the year. Our office number is (513)932-3649.

Business fires

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Let SERVPRO of Warren County start your Emergency Ready Profile for your business today.

According to the US Small Business Administration, as many as one in four businesses that suffer some kind of major disaster do not reopen afterward.  It's true, overcoming a major loss is extremely difficult, but with the right restoration company and team on your side, working hand-in-hand with your insurance company, the chance of your company surviving is pretty actually pretty high.

Depending on the size of the fire, and the amount of damage, some businesses that have come to SERVPRO for help have reopened just days after the fire happened.  Thanks to expertise and experiences in the smoke odor removal, fire damage restoration and cleaning in general, it is possible for crews to start work nearly immediately after the fire department clears the scene, and have things back up and running in no time.  Although, again, that all depends on the severity of the fire.  But no matter the severity, recovery is possible and the best option.

When a storm of flooding hits, SERVPRO is ready

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage.

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster for any home or commercial business. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 

(513)932-3649

Mold in your commercial business

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

The last thing a business owner needs is a mold outbreak. Mold thrives in our warm temperatures as long as it has a moisture source and a surface made of or coated with organic material upon which to grow. Nearly every commercial space can supply these requisites, but we have the trained technicians, appropriate tools, and effective products to remediate a mold outbreak and suggestions to help you avoid a repeat fungal performance.

Take mold damage in your business seriously, but do not panic. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and protocols we use to remediate mold outbreaks work well. Our experience in mold abatement permits us to structure our response to allow non-moldy spaces in your business to remain open during the job in many cases. Maintaining a presence and being available to your customers is vital to your continued success in our community. 

Call SERVPRO of Warren County at (513)932-3649 with any mold issues.

Danger of DIY after a fire damage

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Homeowners Often Take on Unnecessary Risks to Cleanup Up Their Properties After a Fire Loss

One of the most troubling things about a disaster in your  home is the uncertainty of when your home can ever look or feel the same again. With a situation like a fire in your residence, you want to correct the effects of this incident as quickly as possible to ensure that you do not allow for the situation to get worse. The temptation is probably high to immediately start to dry and clean or restore your damaged home on your own; there are many concerns that you should know.

As much as you want to save money and do things yourself, your hoke offers requires a professional restoration company.  There are too many variables and threats that exist within the house that the average homeowner is ill-prepared to face. Our SERVPRO of Warren County team of professionals can respond quickly and help to mitigate further damages while we prepare a plan to restore your home.

One of the most significant risks that a homeowner faces, once their home is affected by fire damages, is environmental exposure. With dirt, debris, soot, and smoke circulating throughout the air in the affected areas of your house, these contaminants to the atmosphere can lead to illness or breathing concerns for an individual without the appropriate protective equipment. Our technicians have the safety gear to prevent exposure in hazardous areas such as full-face respirators.

Another potential concern for the homeowner after a fire has gotten extinguished is a weakening of structural components and construction materials. It is not at all uncommon for ceilings to collapse, floors to give way, or walls to fall over. This risk is one that our SERVPRO of Warren County professionals assume as we seek to begin the restoration process, but not one that you should.

As tempting as it might be to save yourself the cost of restoration, most homeowners would find that to restore their home to their insurance company’s standards correctly and safely, they need professional and experienced specialists. Our SERVPRO of Warren County team is available 24/7 by calling (513)932-3649

Restoring a commercial property

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that 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.

About SERVPRO of Warren County 

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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.

Water damage in your home

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any given time. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a several reasons why your basement could flood, which include: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 513-932-3649

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Warren County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

Restoration after a fire

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

After a fire, cleaning the contents and the structure as a whole is part of the restoration services. Different types of fire damage require different cleaning methods, and it is the work of our SERVPRO technicians to determine the most appropriate way of cleaning. The initial cleaning can be enough for some situations, while in others, we may advise you to do some refinishing and repainting.

After cleaning the various areas and contents, it is time to conduct deodorization. The process aims at getting rid of the unpleasant odors that are left behind after a fire. In most cases, identifying the sources of these smells is a difficult task since some of them may be coming from hard to access areas like cracks. We have the right tools that spray deodorizers into those spaces and neutralize the odor sources.

When it is not possible to conduct the restoration when your contents are still in place, we may recommend a move-out. Such is necessary when our SERVPRO team analyzes the situation and finds out the materials can accrue more loss if we do not relocate them to another area. During the move-out, it is our job to do the inventory together with any detailed cleaning and deodorization.

At SERVPRO of Warren County, We’re Faster To Any Size of mold, water, storm, and fire damaging incidents. Call us today at (513)932-3649 and be served by an industry leader.

Commercial water damage

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

Flooding and water damage at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties

We understand that 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 to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.

About SERVPRO of Warren County 

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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. Give us a call at (513)932-3649

Available 24 hours a day

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Warren County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Warren County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7  513-932-3649

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.

Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.

Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

Drywall begins to swell and break down.

Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.

Furniture begins to swell and crack.

Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

Metal begins to rust and corrode.

Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

Paint begins to blister.

Wood flooring swells and warps.

Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Warren County

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. 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.

Insurance is important

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We know that making ends meet can be a monthly struggle for a lot of people out there. We are all looking for ways to cut our monthly spending so that we can save money. We wanted to write a blog to remind  you that homeowners insurance is important and is something that should stay in your budget.

Disasters don't discriminate and can happen to anybody. Even if you don't own a home, renters insurance is just as important. Unfortunately, we are sometimes called into jobs where tenets find out that their contents are not covered because they don't have insurance. A disaster isn't easy and we don't want it to be any harder. Please remember the importance of your homeowners or renters insurance policy. 

SERVPRO of Warren County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (513)932-3649

Always ready for a storm

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The weather  can be unpredictable. You never know when a severe thunderstorm, blizzard, or other natural disaster is going to blow through town.  When it does, storm damage can happen fast. Gusting winds knock down structures, hail can damage roofs, lightning strikes can fall trees, debris can fly into buildings and ongoing rain can flood offices. When something like this happens, you don’t have to face it alone. Choose locally owned SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro for service you can trust.  For years SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro has been serving  communities providing fast, reliable and professional service.

Your Resource for 24/7 Emergency Support

SERVPRO of Warren County is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means you can call us any time, day or night, when facing weather-related damage. What’s more, we will send an expert crew immediately to help. Our quick response to emergency situations not only gives you help right when you need it, but also it can result in lower storm damage repair costs and/or limited contents damage for your business or home.

How Our Expert Storm Damage Restorations Solutions Work

The production staff at Warren County has the expertise and experience required to minimize potential damage and secure your property. Once you contact us about a specific natural disaster or weather damage restoration project, here is how our process works: 

  1. A SERVPRO Operations Manager or Crew Chief is on site within 2 hours of your emergency call.
  2. Our team assesses the weather-related damages at your site.
  3. We create a plan for restoring your property to its preloss condition.
  4. We mobilize the specialized equipment required to mitigate secondary damage and loss.
  5. SERVPRO production team monitors the situation throughout the entire restoration process.

When disaster strikes give SERVPRO of Warren County a call at 513-932-3649

Why SERVPRO

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SERVPRO of Warren County is an IICRC firm.

What is IICRC?

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

Give SERVPRO of Warren County a call, we are a 24/7 365 emergency services restoration company.

Black water

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Anytime water gets into your business, it’s a problem. Flood water can damage your property, furniture, electronics, and office items. In the worst cases, flooding can destroy everything in its path. However, the worst flooding situation you could encounter at your Middletown Springboro business is a category 3 flood, which is when black water invades. This poses a severe health risk to everyone its way.

What is It?

Flooding can occur in many ways. A significant thunderstorm could roll into your town, and the excess rain could overwhelm your property’s drainage system, causing terrible storm damage. Or, a pipe could break in your home, spilling gallons of water onto your floor or in your walls. When flooding and sewage mix, you have black water.

  • It’s so named because it contains feces from sewage systems.
  • It can occur can also occur when your toilet overflows.
  • It can occur when city sewage systems back up during and after a large storm

A well-trained crew from SERVPRO of Warren County will come to your business to remove the water and ensure that it is once again safe to come inside. Crews will work with city utility teams to stop the water from coming into your building. SERVPRO will thoroughly dry and sanitize the affected area with the appropriate equipment. 

Flood water mixed with sewage is nothing to take lightly. Make sure you understand the dangers and get a qualified company to handle the incident.

Overflowing bathtub

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Water Damage Caused By An Overflowing Bathtub

Water damage causes the most home insurance claims. Torrential rains, bursting pipes and bathtub overflows are just a few potential causes for water damage. In fact, water damage is often caused by an overflowing bathtub. There are several reasons why this can happen, but no matter the cause, SERVPRO of Warren County, a professional water remediation company, will need to step in to help you with the mitigation process.

If your bathtub overflows, shut the source of the water off right away and give SERVPRO of Warren County a call. We understand how damaging water can be and will be out to your property as quickly as possible to prevent more damage. Contact us day or night so we can come out to your home and return it to its state before the accident - (513) 932-3649. We are a emergency services company, open 24/7 365.

Water damage

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SERVPRO of Warren County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small, residential or commercial. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical to prevent microbial growth. A delay in water extraction can turn a small clean up into a larger more expensive event.

We are conveniently local allowing us quick access to the region.  Please call us anytime at 513-932-3649 with any questions.

Water damage to your most valuable assets can be a stressful event.  We are highly trained and certified to extract and dry your home through an efficient process that will leave your home in its original condition.  

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to manage the event quickly and precisely.

Storm damage

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Need help fast in a storm situation? SERVPRO of Warren County has answered the call! The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby, ready to act when disaster strikes. The Disaster Recovery Team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, always prepared for the unpredictable. When localized storms overwhelm the local restoration companies, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is there to help manage the workload. SERVPRO has mobilization teams across the country to travel as needed to support recovery after large storm events. With mobilized local command centers, management, crews, equipment and more than 1,700 franchises nationwide, the SERVPRO Franchise System has the ability and the manpower to relocate where needed and help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Water damage service

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We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 513-932-3649

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Warren County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Fire and soot damage

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SERVPRO of Warren County is highly trained in smoke and soot removal. Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. Are team at SERVPRO of Warren County have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro Today – 513-932-3649

Storm tips

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Safety tips when encountering flood waters (inside and outside your home)

  1. Stay away from flood waters – if you come up on a flowing stream where the water is above your ankles, stop and turn around. 6 inches of water can sweep you off your feet.
  2. If you approach a flooded roadway while driving, turn around and go a different way. If you are caught on a flooding road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away in less than 2 feet of water.
  3. Keep children out of the water during a flood.
  4. If a flood strikes your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Warren County immediately! Even minor floods have the potential to cause MAJOR damage and if not treated properly, can result in mold growth.
  5. SERVPRO of Warren County is prepared to handle any sized disaster, when fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO of Warren County will help you take it back and is approved by all insurance companies

About SERVPRO of Warren County

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. 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 “Like It Never Even Happened”

4 signs of mold to watch out for after a water damage

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SERVPRO of Warren County understands that all  homeowners prefer no water damages. What many homeowners and property managers do not realize is professional, nationally ranked ,water damage specialist such as SERVPRO of Warren County not only restore the water damage but take measures to prevent mold from forming and creating colonies. Here are four signs to look out for if you have recently cleaned your own water damage.

  • Strong musty odors
  • Excessive humidity
  • reoccurring water damage or signs of it
  • presence of visible mold

SERVPRO of Warren County understands and we are certified to clean mold and can create a plan with a qualified indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional, and the diligence of the homeowner to keep it from coming back.

SERVPRO of Warren County has been serving Warren County and it’s surrounding areas since 1991. We are certified mold remediation, and water damage restoration and we are approved by all insurance companies.

Why a fast response is extremely important in a water damage

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Why fast response is important in a water damage

Fast response is important to your water damage claim because it places the homeowner at ease and reduces the severity of the water damage claim.

Benefits of Immediate response

  • Takes less time and effort to achieve “dry”
  • The drying project is less complicated when drying occurs before microbes can multiply
  • Lowers the cost of drying
  • The longer an item is exposed,
    the greater the chance of
    additional damage. Including mold
  • The more you restore, the less
    that has to be replaced. Restore>Replace
  • Immediate Response Lessens Damage
    • Delamination
    • Furniture stains
    • Rust stains
    • Warping floors
    • Mold/mildew
    • Swelling

Decreases or eliminates risk Secondary Damage:

Examples of Secondary Damage:

  • Deterioration of structural components and contents                                            
  • Excessive water and humidity can result in microbes multiplying
  • Category 1 can deteriorate to Category 2 or Category 3 if action isn’t taken.
  • Increases the chance for preserving irreplaceable valuables
  • Not using top of the lime equipment and causing other damages.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 513-932-3649

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Warren County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

Commercial services

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Commercial Services

Your commercial/business property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO Of Warren County Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, there’s a SERVPRO Professional nearby and ready to serve you. We are emergency services and will work around the clock to help your company or commercial building get back up and running so employees can continue on. A lot of the times employees can continue to resume work, that mainly depends on what kind of damage has occurred. We are on call 24/7 365, and only one phone call away. If you have any questions or need help give us a call at (513)932-3649.

Sewage cleanup and restoration

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Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO Of Warren County Professionals have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Toilet Overflow or Sewer Backup?
Call Today (513)932-3649

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Warren County Professionals will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered. We are an emergency services as available 24/7 365 and here to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you just have a question or if you need help. 

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3 in which mold can possibly start forming colonies.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

What to do if mold is in your home/business

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If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home/business. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home(mold spores can take several days to land on a surface once airborne). 

What to Do: 

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

About Our Mold Remediation Services 

SERVPRO of Warren County  specializes in mold remediation  and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem and safely. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (513)932-3649

Highly trained professionals

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SERVPRO of Warren County is here to help when fire affects your home or business. We know that you may have ever experienced a fire(nor you never do). We specialize in fire restoration cleaning and mitigation. We are here to help when a fire affects the structure and/or contents.  We are a full service restoration company. You can depend on us to help you make decisions as you/we work through the process. We clean structure as well as contents. We provide demolition services. We work and manage with dependable subcontractors to help in the rebuilding process. We work with and communicate all documentation with insurance programs and the insured to make sure all know the status and progress of the job. We are here to help when a fire occurs. We are a 24/7 emergency services locally owned company that’s only one phone call away. 

After a fire ??

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What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro Franchise Professionals.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor and ruin your clothes.

Grill safety

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

There is nothing better than grilling out in the summertime or a nice fall day. Everyone love’s to see fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers at any outdoor party or family cookout. However, if a grill is not managed properly, an unwelcomed fire can turn your family cookout into a catastrophe. Here are some tips for keeping everyone at the party safe while grilling out:

General Grilling Tips

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors and preferable off of wooden decks.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the house, deck railings and out from under leaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grilling area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

If you have any questions or need help call SERVPRO of Warren County at (513)932-3649.

Smoke detectors

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Test smoke alarms monthly using the test button. Smoke alarms with non-replaceable batteries need the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten years or sooner . Other alarms need batteries replaced every year at least, and the unit replaced every ten years. If the alarm chirps signaling low battery(yes that annoying chirp that a lot of us listen to for months before changing), take the proper steps to replace the unit or the batteries immediately. Never disable or remove the battery from an alarm. Almost half of fires where smoke alarms were present but did not activate had missing or disconnected batteries. If you need help installing, testing or changing batteries in your smoke alarms, contact your local fire department, an electrician or the American Red Cross. Be sure your home has a fire emergency plan in place and conduct regular fire drills with your family.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness, contact your local SERVPRO of Warren County.

ERP commercial or residential

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The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is a free assessment of your commercial facility. It is designed to give you all the information you need in an event of an emergency. Our SERVPRO of  Warren County Representatives will come to your facility and record the details and information on their iPads such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. It will also identify the line of command for authorizing work to begin as well as establishing who to call in case of an emergency. Our marketing representative will take pictures of all exits, stairwells, elevators, electrical room, alarm location, water and gas shut off locations and many other detailed information.

The ERP can be accessed through the free mobile app that can be downloaded from the app store. We will also print out a copy of the ERP, if requested, so you always have a hard copy in reach at your office. This service that we provide our clients is has proven to be very help in a fire or water disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County to inquire about an Emergency Ready Profile for your facility. This free assessment of your building will help save you time in an event of a disaster and established SERVPRO of Warren County as your fire and water mitigation and reconstruction provider.

Basement flooding

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A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Warren County basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 523-932-3649

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Warren County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration 
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Window Cleaning

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One of the hardest chores is cleaning windows, whether that be in your home or business. Here is an easy way to clean them with only four household items:
-Bucket
-Microfiber Cloths
-Water
-Newspapers
1. You take a damp microfiber cloth, and wash the entire window. It will have wet streaks once finished with the cloth.
2. Then take a newspaper, crinkle it up into a ball, and rub the windows. This will soak up the leftover water, and make your windows shine.

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.

If you have a lot of windows and cannot reach them all, call the professionals at 513-932-3649. The professional’s can come clean them all for you.

Water tips

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Here are 10 helpful hints to help avoid damage to your home or place of business…

  1. Do not leave electronics on the floor. This includes, IPads, computers, DVD players, etc.
  2. Leave a 3 to 4 inch gap between the back of the washing machine and the wall to avoid kinking the hose near the valve connection. Replace your washing machine hose every 5 years.
  3. Pay attention to your water bill. A significant increase could indicate a leak.
  4. Make sure each resident in your home or place of business knows where the main shut-off is located.
  5. Have a professional roof inspection annually.
  6. Inspect your plumbing pipes on an annual basis for condensation or obvious leaks or corrosion.
  7. After flushing the toilet, remain in the area until the fill valve has finished refilling.
  8. Make sure your downspouts are directed 5 to 10 feet away from your house. Clean all build up of debris from downspouts monthly.
  9. Chemical drain cleaners can eat away at your pipes. Use a drain snake first. This is suggested every 3-4 months depending on the size of your household.
  10. Flush your hot water heater every 6 months to remove sediment. You can call in a licensed plumber to assist.

Cleaning Services

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CLEAN HOMES SELL FASTER
GET RID OF TROUBLED LISTINGS

The word is out that it is a sellers’ market here in Warren County and many investors and home owners are looking to capitalize on the money making opportunities that are becoming available. If you have a home you’d like to sell then now is the time to learn about what SERVPRO of Warren County can do for you.

It is not uncommon for a house to sit vacant for months before it is sold and in this case there may be un-detected leaks as well as insect and rodent problems that can occur. The services we specialize in can help your clients pass home inspections and generally get their homes in top show condition. Whether the problem is a water stain on a hardwood floor, a mildew smell in the closet or even if the home was lived in by a heavy smoker we can come determine the scope of mitigation services that are necessary. We also offer residential cleaning services such as full detailed micro cleanings, carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, upholstery cleaning and even drape and curtain cleaning, ANY type of cleaning. Call our office at 513-932-3649

The Fourth of July

7/4/2018 (Permalink)

The Fourth of July which means FIREWORKS! Please keep these tip in mind when you're popping Fireworks!

Firework Safety Tips

  • Follow the directions on all fireworks and don't use them for anything other than what they're intended for.
  • Don't attempt to alter or combine fireworks products.
  • Never use homemade fireworks.
  • Report illegal explosives to the nearest fire or police department.
  • When lighting fireworks, always have water handy. A hose is best, but a bucket will suffice.
  • Spectators should remain a safe distance from the fireworks being lit.
  • Whoever lights the fireworks must be sober, wear safety glasses, and keep clothing well away from the flame when lighting.
  • Only light fireworks outdoors on a smooth, flat surface, away from all flammable materials including dry leaves and paper.
  • Never try to relight fireworks that appear to be duds. Wait up to 20 minutes for a possible delayed ignition. Then if nothing happens, soak the firework in a bucket of water and dispose of it.
  • Dispose of all firework materials by first soaking them in water before putting them in the trash.
  • Keep sparklers away from clothing and other flammable materials.

We hope everyone has a fun and SAFE 4th of July!!

Fire Hazards

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Below are the most common Fire Hazards in your home.

  • Alcohol and Fire

It's a fact that many house fires are caused by someone attempting to cook or smoke while under the influence of alcohol. 

  • Candles

Candle fires happen in places like bedrooms and bathrooms where people use them as mood enhancers. Unfortunately, people can fall asleep with a candle still burning or leave the room without snuffing out the flame. Candles should NEVER be left burning unattended!

  • Cooking

Many items in the kitchen can catch fire easily including pot holders, dish towels, and product packaging. Keep curtains away from the stove and clean up all spills on the stove top or near by counters.

  • Electrical 

Unsafe use of electricity can be a  ticking time bomb! An electrical fire can happen at any time. Follow-up when a fuse or circuit breaker blows. Don't just reset the breaker or replace the fuse. Find out what caused the problem.

  • Cigarettes

Too many fires are caused from careless disposal of smoking materials

Call SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro 

Eliminate mold problems

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

No one wants mold damage anywhere in their home, but the laundry room is a common and frustrating area where it makes itself known. You try to remove the mold yourself without success and finally ask, "what company near me holds the key to complete mold remediation?" The answer is SERVPRO, your local mold management and remediation experts. 
 
It is not surprising that mold damage plagues your Middletown Springboro laundry room. Plenty of organic material and a wide range of microbial accelerants lie in your laundry room. The area is isolated, in an out of the way corner of your home. The long term leaks on the back of your washer itself is a treasure trove of nooks and crannies that hide mold growth. You sniff the musty odor every time you open the door to the laundry room.  
 
Dealing with persistent mold is not a do it yourself job. All your efforts fail because mold is a tricky problem that requires remediation experts from SERVPRO to conquer. Mold can hide behind cabinet areas in places you may not be able to visibly see. Hoses and other plumbing connections may be examined for leaks and evidence of mold growth. 
 
The washer and dryer themselves are possibly a source of mold contamination. Our Mold Professionals may require a Mold Test by a 3rd party for air quality and spore count, unless mold is visible then no mold test is needed. If Hoses and seals are the problems, a referral to an appliance repair specialist makes sense. Proper Containment and Mold Remediation can move your laundry room back to fresh-smelling instead of odor-creating. 
 
If you have concerns and detect odors or see suspect microbial growth, call our friendly staff at SERVPRO of Warren County 513-932-3649 to set up a consultation.

Water damage

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Flood Damage Restoration

As a homeowner, flood damage can be very destructive, and if you do not take care of it right away, the extra water in your home can cause electrical hazards and expensive damage to your home. It can also lead to the growth of hazardous mold. Therefore, when the worst happens, you need to call our experts at SERVPRO of Warren County so that we can come in with our professionals and equipment to dry out your home as quickly as possible.

When your home floods it can be one of the most destructive forms of damage you can experience.

We also understand that it is a very stressful time. That is why our team of caring, trained and professional Water Damage Technicians is here when you need us at any time. We will lead you through the process, step by step, and do all that is needed efficiently and quickly, so we can get your home and life back to normal as soon as possible.  When the unexpected happens, we at SERVPRO of Warren County can be to your home quickly to get your home cleaned up. With our rapid response, your walls, floors, and personal property will have a much better chance of being restored to its original state.

Sources from outside or inside the structure can cause water intrusions to your home. Excessive rain can over saturate the ground, which results in hydrostatic pressure. This happens when the moisture outside your home or foundational wall is greater than the pressure inside. Since water naturally seeks out lower pressure, this can result in foundational leaks, and even cracking. We use professional equipment at SERVPRO of Warren County to efficiently and quickly remove the water before it begins to cause damage to your structure and other, secondary water problems. We will also bring in dehumidifiers which work to get rid of any moisture and start moving the air to assist in drying out your home. Once the water and moisture are entirely removed, we clean, sanitize and treat with an antimicrobial agent to ensure that you don’t experience any mold growth. We work with you each step of the way and can also work with your insurance company so that your claim gets processed as fast as possible.

When you experience any flood damage, contact us right away at SERVPRO of Warren County so that we can quickly come out and restore your property. We have the skilled technicians on hand at all hours to assist you when you call us at 513-932-3649.

Mold in your home

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold vs. Human. Which species prefers temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees to live? Answer: Both

The battle against mold damage developing in your home is a constant one. Since mold is everywhere, in the air and on many surfaces throughout our environment, exposure is inevitable where moisture is present.

Damp, dark spaces within your East Hamilton Fairfield home are perfect breeding grounds for mold damage. However, controlling the sources of moisture found in your home can significantly increase your chance of avoiding these types of damages from developing in your house entirely. At SERVPRO we prefer to maintain a relative humidity level below 50%, promptly repairing plumbing leaks, damaged roofs, and windows. Thoroughly cleaning and drying any areas affected by flooding, properly ventilating your shower, laundry room and cooking area, all of which greatly increase your chances.

However, how do you know what mold even looks like if you have never seen it before? Mold growths often look like common dirt blotches but may develop into patches with many different colors and have a musty odor associated with them. If you find mold spores growing in your home, there is no reason to discover which type of mold you have. If you can see it, or smell mold, a possible health risk may already be present, requiring you to contact a restoration company, like SERVPRO, to deal with the situation properly.

A company with expertly trained remediation technicians can perform the proper services and repair the source of moisture causing the issue. The best thing you can do is have the mold removed and work on ways to prevent future growths from forming within your living space. SERVPRO technicians highly suggest seeking professional assistance with any area larger than 10 square feet. It is likely that you do not have the resources or experience to handle the larger contaminated areas on your own.

Contact SERVPRO of Warren County today for additional information or assistance regarding mold contamination in your home. We are here to help (513) 932-3649.

Fast response is crucial in a water loss

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Benefits of Immediate response

Takes less time and effort to achieve “dry”
The drying project is less complicated when drying occurs before microbes can multiply
Lowers the cost of drying
The longer an item is exposed,
the greater the chance of
additional damage.
The more you restore, the less
that has to be replaced.
Immediate Response Lessens Damage
Delamination
Furniture stains
Rust stains
Warping floors
Mold/mildew
Swelling

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 513-932-3649
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Warren County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

Float carpet

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Floating the carpet

At SERVPRO of Warren County we like to showcase some of the many process we use to restore items rather than replace them. The key to helping both the client and the Insurance Company are providing great service and keeping cost low. One of the ways we reduce cost is to restore rather than replace.

In this picture we see a section of carpet being 'floated', floating is when an air mover is used to push air underneath a carpet to aid in drying it after a water damage. This is not an option in every scenario, but if the water is category 1, and does not contain any potential health concerns then we can dry it in place. This saves the carpet from having to be replaced which can be very costly. Call us at anytime for we are emergency services 513-932-3649

Rely on SERVPRO to act fast

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to get the remediation process started ASAP

When flooding is a part of the history of the area that you live in, you should consider it as a part of your duties as a property owner to plan for these types of situations. Obtaining the proper insurance and budgeting for some of the preventive measures that exist to assist you with preparation for a flood is only the beginning. However, it is far better than merely reacting to a crisis. It is our goal to inform you more about what to do when a water damage emergency hits and help you with getting back to normal, with the least amount of disturbance to your everyday lives.

We have expertly trained technicians who have experience in dealing with flood damage restoration near your home. It is possible that the person who arrives to help you with your situation is someone that you already know within the community that you live, a neighbor, a friend or even a family member.

SERVPRO Franchises are locally owned and operated by people just like you. Our technicians go through rigorous training to learn the proper steps to assist with your recovery as promptly and professionally as possible. However, we can also help you prepare to combat the possibility before it ever occurs, limit the damage caused by flooding and even save more of your belongings in the process.

Our expertly trained technicians at SERVPRO of Warren County  offer you services that are unique to your situation and help you understand what you can expect; even during the worst possible conditions. We will be there to assist you through the entire process, from beginning to end and even provide you with any assistance you need filling out the proper paperwork to deal with your insurance company.

The restoration process at SERVPRO starts with your initial phone call. We will perform an inspection on your property and thoroughly explain what is needed to get you back on your feet. Then we will quickly and efficiently cover the steps of the action plan that we have described to remove any excess water and completely dry everything within the affected area. We can uncover those hard to locate moisture pockets that require specialized equipment to find. All of your household items get handled as if they were our own, and each restorable item is taken care of and returned to a quality pre-damage condition "Like it never even happened."

Our SERVPRO of Warren County  staff is waiting to assist you. Make the call today - (513) 932-3649

Fire Restoration

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Alway's here to help

SERVPRO’s Fire Restoration Process

Every fire damage is unique and, therefore, will require a unique restoration process. However, here are steps to our typical fire restoration services:

  • Fire damage assessment: Our trained technicians will thoroughly examine the house to determine the extent of the fire, soot, and smoke damage.
  • Board-upping and Roof-tarping: If a fire damages the roof, walls, and windows, our professionals will place tarps on the damaged roofs and board-up missing walls and windows.
  • Water Removal: If there is water damage, we’ll use state-of-the-art air movers to remove the standing water and dry soaked items.
  • Smoke and soot repair: We have the right products and techniques to remove soot from walls and other surfaces.
  • Cleaning: Our skilled professionals will clean and sanitize all the restorable items damaged by the fire. We’ll also ensure that your home is free from the acidic fumes and odor of the fire.
  • Restoration: Before leaving, we will ensure your home is back to its initial condition (if not better). Our restoration services will involve installing a new carpet, painting, replacing the dry walls, and many other minor repairs in your home.

If you ever need quick and professional fire restoration, do not hesitate to check out SERVPRO of Warren County. Whether day or night, we are always available to help you. 513-932-3649

Emergency Ready Profile for your commercial business

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile

According to the latest industry research, as much as 50% of business may never recover from a disaster. Of the businesses that do survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. 

By developing a Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of Warren County for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. 

Ready Profile Advantages

  • No cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Warren County as your disaster mitigation  and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County to get started today – 513-932-3649

Faster to any Size commercial damage

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at SERPVRO of Warren County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that 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.

About SERVPRO of Warren County

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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. 513-932-3649

Fire tips

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

House fires make up the majority of disasters Red Cross responds to each year.

Below are eight important fire safety tips:

#1 Make sure your street number is visible from the street so that public safety personnel can quickly locate your property in case of emergency.

#2 Prevent landscaping from growing over and around fire hydrants. The time it takes to search for a fire hydrant could be critical!

#3 Turn off electrical, including ceiling fans, before leaving your residence for an extended period. Ceiling fan motors can overheat and cause fires if left on for extended periods.

#4 The sale, offering for sale, display, possession or discharge of fireworks by any person or entity within Rancho Mirage is prohibited.

#5 Do not store flammable items near a heat source, such as a hot water heater, as they can combust.

#6 Fire extinguishers should always be kept in the home and checked on an annual basis. Fire extinguishers are a requirement for businesses.

#7 Keep fresh batteries in your smoke detectors by replacing them twice a year. A good reminder is to change them when you set your clocks ahead/back for daylight saving time.

#8 Keep a wrench near your gas shut off valve at all times and consider turning off the gas when you leave your residence for an extended period.

Give us a call at SERVPRO of Warren County and we will help you in the event that there is a fire or flood in your home. We are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.

Mold experts

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

What's causing the mold to grow? It could be a leaky pipe, humid basement or a heavy rainstorm that flooded your entire first floor. The size of the problem is less important than your ability to repair the source of moisture. It’s imperative to stop further moisture intrusion, otherwise, the mold will just continue to grow and spread.

Mold growth in a basement, attic or crawl space is relatively common because residents don't see these areas often, and they can be very humid.

It’s not worth risking the potential health issues, and mold will simply continue to devalue your property until the problem becomes so rampant that the home is uninhabitable. Nobody wants to purchase a seller's mold issue. Attic mold almost never affects the indoor air quality in the living space, but it sure threatens real estate deals.

Regardless of whether you’re on the buying or selling end of the transaction, be sure you understand the laws about informing a purchasing party about home defects. The law in most states, generally, is that you have to disclose all known risks, which includes evidence of mold in the home. Providing the details of a previous inspection, mold lab test results or even simply stating that stains on a wall might be mold could be considered sufficient disclosure. Call us at SERVPRO of Warren County (513) 932-3649

Water damage

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Warren County have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Our technicians received training in the use of our equipment and coupled with the earning of certificates from the IICRC, so we know our crew can efficiently and skillfully handle your water emergency professionally, achieving the results your home needs.

SERVPRO of Warren County  is acutely aware of the dangers of a flood-damaged home, and how to work safely while restoring your home in the Middletown Springboro and surrounding areas. Reach out to us right away at (513) 932-3649 when your home experiences flooding so we can get there quickly to minimize the damages.

Water damage in your home

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Having water enter your home after a huge storm can be devastating. Regardless of where it enters, it always seems to make its way into the lowest area, causing damage in various locations along the way. Since it can leave small pockets of water throughout your home, a professional service provides you with the smartest options to keep your property safe.

So, when you experience water damage on your property at 2 AM and need an expertly trained IICRC certified technician, call SERVPRO. We are available anytime and have several years of experience providing full-service solutions to many problems that homeowners face on a regular basis. You never need to call anyone else or schedule additional appointments; we take care of you from beginning to end.

You may think that SERVPRO’s motto of, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, sounds a little funny. However, it is true that speed plays a major role in your homes recovery. Indecision can make things worse, where making the right call, immediately, can also improve your chances of a full recovery. 

Call us 24/7 (513)932-3649

We are the right call for mold damage in your home

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

A continuous state of elevated humidity is a primary cause of excessive microbial growth in for residences and can quickly increase the amount of damage that follows. Other factors, such as the presence of absorbent materials in the home can also play a role in how rapidly microbial growth occurs.

Mold remediation experts know that the existence of future invasive water can cause the microbial problem to return, rendering mold remediation efforts useless. Once we eliminate these sources, we can then begin removing mold-damaged materials, laundering and cleaning household items and furniture, and caring for the carpeting throughout the home. Walls that harbor mold, even if dormant, need cleaning and dried.

SERVPRO of Warren County is always ready to serve those in our communities, including surrounding areas. Contact us by calling our 24-hour service line at (513) 932-3649. Your family does not need to live with the effects of mold damage in your home.

Immediate repsonse to commercial business

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

When you first contact us about commercial flood damage in Bristol, our most immediate priority is to evaluate the extent and type of damage to the property. Our technicians will examine the building and any relevant floor plans or blueprints, shut off any pipes or pumps which may be causing the damage, find the most concerning damage spots and conditions, and begin efforts to extract water and dry out the area. These are all time-sensitive tasks, and the faster you can call us, the sooner they can be completed. Our newly-released Emergency Ready Profile system can help to expedite this process, allowing us to access critical information early on, and without hassle.

When you first contact us about commercial flood/fire/mold damage. Our most immediate priority is to evaluate the extent and type of damage to the property. Our technicians will examine the building and any relevant floor plans or blueprints, shut off any pipes or pumps which may be causing the damage, find the most concerning damage spots and conditions, and begin efforts to extract water and dry out the area. These are all time-sensitive tasks, and the faster you can call us, the sooner they can be completed. Our newly-released Emergency Ready Profile  (ERP)system can help to expedite this process, allowing us to access critical information early on, and without hassle.

SERVPRO will work with your insurance company to make things easier

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, home fires occur far more often than any of us would like. Every home is susceptible, so, when interacting with your insurance company following a fire damage event on your property, it helps to understand which steps to take to get you started in the right direction.

Obviously, you want to keep everyone in your family safe and call your insurance agent as soon as possible to report a fire damage incident in your Warren County  property. They can help you locate a company that specializes in protecting what remains of your home, someone who can provide board-up services, temporary fencing, or assess structural damages.

Emergency damage restoration and mitigation companies, like SERVPRO, can help restore burnt surfaces, provide you with cleaning and deodorization services that remove soot and smoke residues, along with smoke odors after a fire. Contacting a local restoration company can help you begin cleaning up and prevent additional damage to your personal belongings, furniture, and other household contents, limiting any losses you might experience.

Your insurance company should know which restoration company in your area can do the job right for you, providing you with stress-free services that help improve your situation. SERVPRO works with your insurance company, locating temporary housing when needed to keep you and your family safe while working in your home. Ask your insurance adjuster if your policy covers food, housing, and transportation costs and keep thorough records of any expenses you accrue.

Working together, SERVPRO of Warren County and your insurance company can help you determine whether your home is in good enough shape for restoration, or if you should consider rebuilding. Our technicians keep you informed throughout the restoration process and help you mitigate any losses you experience while working hard to restore your home after a fire.

Flood and water damage in your commercial business

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Warren County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Warren County  arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service?

Call Us 24/7 - 513-932-3649

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

Drywall begins to swell and break down.
Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
Furniture begins to swell and crack.
Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
Metal begins to rust and corrode.
Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
Paint begins to blister.
Wood flooring swells and warps.
Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Warren County

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. 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.

Storm damage? We can help

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Warren County is primed for whatever happens.” With a network of more than 1,700 Franchises, the SERVPRO system strives to be rapid to assist with any kind of disaster. Strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is IICRC certified, trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and highest flood waters. Providing experience, manpower equipment, and other resources, the Disaster Recovery Team has responded to hundreds of disaster events. In the aftermath of a disaster, there is only one objective, to help you make it “Like it never even happened”.

How can I be prepared?

It isn’t possible to be 100% prepared for a disaster, but we suggest building an Emergency Kit for starters so, you can be prepared at your home or business with an Emergency Kit. Ready.gov suggests you have enough supplies to last for at least three days. Below are some suggested items to include in your kit:

3-day supply of non-perishable foods
Water (one + gallon per person per day)
First-aid kit
Prescription medication
Sleeping bag or blankets
Fire Extinguisher
Hygiene products
Flashlights
Extra batteries
Cell Phone Charger
Change of clothes
Matches in waterproof container
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Whistle to signal for help
Pet supplies
Infant formula and diapers
Important documents such as insurance policies, IDs, and bank records in a plastic container

Here to help after any kind of storm damages

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

When a strong thunderstorm passes through any area, the potential for storm damage can range from very minimal to leaving behind significant amounts of damage in homes and anything that gets in its path. In fact, it is not uncommon for a storm to take off the roof of a home in seconds or to flood the house with water. In some situations, the homeowner may not be able to do anything to prepare for the devastation that it does, especially when there is little warning in advance. This is also why so many weather stations are often focused on telling the people in their immediate and surrounding areas what is going on before the storm hits the areas.

Removing all of the water from a home after a storm is not as simple as some people think. In fact, these jobs should only be done by professionals who have the expertise to complete the job by using the most innovative equipment in the industry. So, for those of you who have storm damage that has affected your home, you can contact at SERVPRO of Warren County technicians for assistance at 513-932-3649 today.

When storms hit, SERVPRO is ready.

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property back to its pre-storm condition.

Here are a few things that can happen within minutes of a water damage.

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

    If you are in an area that constantly floods and you were worried about who to call if we do suddenly get a large amount of rain this April call SERVPRO. If all the rain causes severe flood damage, then call us and let SERVPRO put your fears to rest.

    We have professional grade equipment that includes extraction pumps, industrial vacuums and the technology to make your water damage disappear quicker than a spring puddle.

Water damage

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Local school in the main entrance way. Had a busted sprinkler head that caused a water damage.

A water main break, a sprinkler malfunction, or a pipe burst can suddenly leave your school under water. An electrical fire can cause massive smoke & soot damage to your commercial property. These sudden emergencies require an expert to begin the remediation process. SERVPRO of Warren County has performed services on several commercial losses. We have the knowledge and experience to help get businesses back to business quickly. If you find yourself in this sudden predicament, look no further than your local SERVPRO remediation experts, and call us at (513) 932-3649. We have the ability to take you through the process from initial dry-out, in the case of water, to rebuild. Call us at anytime, we are a 24/7 emergency restoration company and we are here to help.

Storm damage

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Flood damage is a water event that requires professional help. A bucket and mop or shop vacuum are not up to the challenge. The sheer amount of water quickly overwhelms any do it yourself attempt. The experienced technicians from SERVPRO employ powerful, industrial strength pumps and extractors to evacuate the water fast. Speed is critical because of the progressive nature of water damage.

Many structures, items, and surfaces can emerge nearly good as new if water does not have the chance to soak into and begin the process of disintegration. Although building materials like finished wood, concrete or cinder block may be able to shed water without much change, drywall, insulation, ceiling tiles, carpeting, and other porous components risk swelling, crumbling, and delamination if soaked for any period of time.

SERVPRO of Warren County  employees learn dozens of targeted strategies to quickly and successfully remove water from you place of business or home. Once the obvious water is gone, the crew uses high-efficiency fans and dehumidifiers to complete the job, drawing residual moisture out of contents and structure.

Fire damage

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire in Mason,OH

Despite the specialized fire prevention and detection systems that we have in our buildings, fire damage remains a top concern. It is also worth noting that different challenges arise from different fire situations. While we expect to remove the dirt that smoke residues leave behind, there are several processes that restorers perform to retur your Middeltown Springboro home to its former state, and all that requires specific equipment and skills.

You need to treat all fire damage events in Warren County as an emergency to prevent further damage. When our SERVPRO team arrives at your property, we perform a pretest and identify items we can replace, clean, and those that need further examination. From our inspection, it is possible to determine the scope of the loss and share with the adjuster, and after that schedule the estimated mitigation processes.

When water comes into contact with some smoke particles, odors may result. Where possible, our SERVPRO technicians remove the odor source and perform deodorization. When the smells are coming from cracks, we direct deodorizing fog or smoke into those spaces by using thermal foggers.

At SERVPRO of Warren County  , We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire or water related. 

Smoke and soot cleanup

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and soot facts:
Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Warren County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme odor.

Flooding water

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

If you live in Mason, Loveland, Maineville, Morrow, Lebanon, Springboro, South Lebanon, or Franklin call us immediately if you have water damage.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Warren County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service now? You can call us 24/7 –365 at (513) 932-3649. 

Being prepared as a business

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, there are steps you can take now to ensure you are ready when disaster strikes. One way to prepare your business for any type of disaster, is to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Call today to get started! (513) 932-3649

When a home is not dried out correctly, SERVPRO can help.

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County handle water damages every day and know that quick action is required to prevent mold growth.  Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property had sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 513-932-3649

Don't let this happen.

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Warren County. One of our mold remediation specialists will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold. In the event mold is found, you will be asked to sign a work authorization form prior to any mold clean up or related work being performed. SERVPRO can provide a written, detailed estimate for you or your insurance company.

Stop Mold Now!

If you have mold in your home don’t spend the time worrying about what information is right or wrong, call in the professionals. SERVPRO employees have the training and equipment to remove any growth from your home and reduce the potential for mold problems in the future. Call us now at 513-932-3649.

Electrical fires

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Winter weather and the holiday season puts great stress on home outlets. Along with the ordinary plug-ins (coffee pot, lamps, hair dryers) we add the stress of space heaters. These additional items are potentially very hazardous and can lead do significant damage to your home, business, or property.

SERVPRO wants to provide you with the steps necessary to prevent these things! However, if an unfortunate event occurs, we are here to help!

  • Frequently check electrical cords
  • Major appliances should be plugged directly into wall outlets (not extension cords)
  • Clean dryer lint filter after every use
  • Do not overload extension cords or power strips
  • NEVER leave space heaters or heated blankets on unattended
  • Unplug items after use

Use these tips provided by SERVPRO of Warren County as a proactive measure to prevent a fire damage event at your home or business.

Call our office (513)932-3649

Control Mold Damage By Drying Wet Materials Quickly.

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Mold growth, which often looks like spots, can be many different colors, and can smell musty. If you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present. You do not need to know the type of mold growing in your home, and CDC does not recommend or perform routine sampling for molds. No matter what type of mold is seen, you should remove it. Since the effect of mold on people can vary greatly, either because of the amount or type of mold, you can not rely on sampling and culturing to know your health risk. The best practice is to remove the mold and work to prevent future growth.

Are you looking for a residential or commercial mold damage professional? Need a reputable company that can help you with mold in home problem? When you find yourself dealing with a mold in home or commercial mold damage, you need to seek expert assistance right away.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County (513-932-3649)

Experiencing a Water Loss

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Water Damage can be costly and is never convenient. If you experience a water loss, we recommend that you call a certified water restoration company to handle any size loss. This is especially true if you feel that the damage is more than you can handle. Often times, people feel that a small puddle in the middle of their floor isn’t much, until a few days later when they start smelling a musty odor, which usually results in mold. 

There are DIY approaches, but they don't focus on water cleanup to the level that a restoration company will. It's why a flooded home or business should focus on professional mitigation and restoration from the very beginning, to avoid future problems.

Call SERVPRO 24-7/365 (office) 513-932-3649

Quick response is recommended for RESTORATION for a fire...

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The First 48 hours after a fire, damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.   Allowing SERVPRO of Warren County, to assist you can help prevent fire damage turning into long-term problems.  SERVPRO'S  timely response will help increase the chances of your property, belongings and memories being returned to preloss conditions. 

The first step of the fire restoration process is to contact the authorities, as in firefighters, to alert them of the fire damage that has occurred. Once the firefighter's or local authority determines the property is safe to enter, they will then assess the number of damages so that they don't spread through the building. Depending on the seriousness, everything may be covered in soot and ashes. Be sure not to track in soot from areas that may have soot damage. Soot damage may affect numerous different surfaces and cause permanent loss if not looked after quickly. 

When storms hit Warren County,SERVPRO is Ready.

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SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Water can be sorted into three basic categories:

Category 1: This water is considered clean water and comes from an uncontaminated supply source.

Category 2: Known as gray water, this category includes water that may be contaminated by bacteria, viruses or urine (but no fecal matter), and may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Examples include toilet, dishwasher or washing machine overflow.

Category 3: Water in this category is considered black water; it is highly contaminated and poses potentially fatal hazards. Sources include flooded waterways, toilet water that contains feces and standing water.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?? Call Us Today (513) 932-3649

Firework Facts

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* In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 reported fires, including 1,200 structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires.

* These fires resulted in an estimated 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property dmange, with no reported fire deaths.

* On Independence Day in a typical year, fireworks account for two out of five of all reported fires, more than any other cause of fire.

Fire Damage is Not a Planned Event

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Fire damage probably isn’t on your mind much, but in all honesty, it should be. The first 48 hours after a fire often make the difference between ‘restoring’ vs. ‘replacing’ your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to content claims inventory and document restoration. So when will help arrive and what can you do in the meantime?

When Will Help Arrive?

  1. One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield professional contacts you to arrange for service.

  2. Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield professional is onsite to start mitigation services.

  3. Detailed Explanation:  A trained and uniformed SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield employee walks you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

  4. Pretesting: A SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield employee will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

  5. Eight Hours: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope is communicated to the appropriate person.

  6. Cleaning, Restoration, & Deodorization: SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield professionals work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. We then use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to make it “like it never even happened.”

  7. Final Walk-through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

What To Do Until Help Arrives

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring

  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high-traffic areas and upholstery

  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil

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

What NOT To Do

  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces

  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery

  • Do not clean electrical equipment

  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner; improper cleaning may set smoke odor

SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield professionals understand returning to your home and business is the primary concern. We respond quickly offering a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services to help you return home as soon as possible. Before risking further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage clean up and restoration professionals at (513) 858-1071.

Fire Damage is Not a Planned Event

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

Fire damage probably isn’t on your mind much, but in all honesty, it should be. The first 48 hours after a fire often make the difference between ‘restoring’ vs. ‘replacing’ your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Warren County professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to content claims inventory and document restoration. So when will help arrive and what can you do in the meantime?

When Will Help Arrive?

  1. One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange for service.

  2. Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO's professional is onsite to start mitigation services.

  3. Detailed Explanation:  A trained and uniformed SERVPRO employee walks you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

  4. Pretesting: A SERVPRO employee will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

  5. Eight Hours: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope is communicated to the appropriate person.

  6. Cleaning, Restoration, & Deodorization: SERVPRO professionals work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. We then use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to make it “Like it never even happened.”

  7. Final Walk-through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

What To Do Until Help Arrives

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring

  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high-traffic areas and upholstery

  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil

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

What NOT To Do

  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces

  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery

  • Do not clean electrical equipment

  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner; improper cleaning may set smoke odor

SERVPRO professionals understand returning to your home and business is the primary concern. We respond quickly offering a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services to help you return home as soon as possible. Before risking further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage clean up and restoration professionals at (513) 932-3649.

Firework Facts

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* In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 reported fires, including 1,200 structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires.

* These fires resulted in an estimated 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property dmange, with no reported fire deaths.

* On Independence Day in a typical year, fireworks account for two out of five of all reported fires, more than any other cause of fire.

Grilling Safely

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There is nothing like firing up the grill during the summer months!  A backyard barbecue can become dangerous quickly if proper safety precautions aren't considered. SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield wants you to have an enjoyable and safe summer. Consider the following tips to ensure your summer celebrations are disaster-free!

* Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

* The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overchanging branches.

* Keep children and pets away from grill area.

* Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.

* When using a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

* Never leave your grill unattended.

* Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.

* Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case or in case of fire. Children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over as they may still be active.

* The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.

We Are Always Here to Help!

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Remember that your local SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield is always here to help!

513-858-1071

Carpet Stain Removal

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Basic Spot Removal Procedures

 

1. Attend to spills as soon as possible. Older stains are harder to remove.     Scrape or blot up excess reside of spot. Always blot; never rub carpet or upholstery fabric. Rubbing may cause irreparable fiber distortion.

2.     We always pretest spot removing solutions in an inconspicuous area before applying to spot to ensure the performance of our procedure and safety of your fabric. We inspect closely for dye transfer or changes in the fabrics appearance.

3.     When attempting to remove a spot, remember, like dissolves like. A water-based stain will dissolve in water-based solution (sometimes water just works!). Oil-based spills need to be dissolved using a solvent solution. SERVPRO makes sure the correct procedures are used.  

4.     After removing the spot, we rinse the area blot with an absorbent cloth or towel.

Call your local SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield at

513-858-1071

Fire and Smoke Damage Tips

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According to the NFPA cooking is the leading cause of house fires in the U.S. and 42% of house fires started in the Kitchen. Use timers and keep an eye on food when you are cooking.

Do:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilets bowls, holding tanks, and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on houseplants.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of sott from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Don't:

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your local SERVPRO.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your local SERVPRO.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV's, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. (They may be contaminated.)
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor. (You may send them to one who regularly deals with restoration, ask us for names.)

Puff Back?

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What is a puffback? A puffback occurs when a furnace has malfunctioned where a small and confined explosion has occurred in the burner chamber sending soot and smoke throughout the home. The soot will attached itself to walls, ceilings, upholstery carpet and many other items within the home making it difficult to clean.  The soot travels throughout the house which you can see in this picture. SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield is always here to help with the cleanup!

In terms of preventing puff backs it may be helpful to inspect your furnace every so often to eliminate the buildup of debris and/or contact your heating company if you begin to experience any sign of soot in proximity to your furnace.

Call today 513-858-1071

Hoarding

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Compulsive hoarding is the excessive acquisition of possessions, even if the items are worthless, hazardous or unsanitary.  2-5% of Americans may meet the criteria of being a hoarder.

SERVPRO of Portland’s technicians always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and are trained to assist in removing and disposing of unsalvageable materials.  We understand this is a sensitive concern for many and will work with the friends/family to make the cleanup process as smooth as possible.  We remove and dispose of items followed by sanitizing, cleaning and deodorizing the entire area. Our job is clean and sanitizes in the most efficient and effective way possible make the living conditions safe and sanitary.  

Emergency Tips During a Water Damage

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Here are a few steps to follow when a water damage first occurs:

1.) STOP THE WATER AT ITS SOURCE: The first thing you need to take when you first notice water damage is to find the source of the water and cut it off at the source. The most common cause of water damage is a leaky or busted water pipe. Either seal the leak or turn off your house's water source to stop more water damage from occurring. Even if you have insurance, you should take action to prevent further damage.

2.) NOTIFY YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY: Once you have stopped the water at its source, notify your insurance company. Now, if it's in the middle of the night, you can wait until the next morning. Even if the damage is not insured, your insurance agent can often help you find someone to help you repair the damage.

3.) REMOVE THE WATER: After you repair the source of the water damage and stop more from coming in it is time to get the excess water out. A mop, a broom, and a wet/dry vacuum are all common tools many have available to get as much water out as possible.

4.) VENTILLATE: Lastly, be sure the proper ventilation is being applied to the affected area in order to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

Fire & Smoke

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SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield professionals respond quickly to repair fire, smoke, soot damage and much more.

The first step in fire damage restoration is to put out the fire using the proper tools. A first responder may use an approved portable fire extinguisher to prevent a small fire from growing and causing further damage.

The National Fire Protection Agency publishes a series of standards and requirements for portable fire extinguishers called NFPA 10, available here.

No matter what the size of the fire, your first priority should be to get everyone out safely and call 911. Once the fire has been put out, you can call SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield at (513) 858-1071 to assist.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

The Aftermath

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Weather Fire or Water or anything in between we are here to help!

Some times it is difficult to know what to do when disaster strikes Weather it is Water, Fire, Mold or Bio Hazard. SERVPRO understands that in this moment of your life you need a trusted partner to pick up the pieces. We pride ourselves on placing people at the greatest importance and will treat your home or business as if where our own. If you just want more info on our services or need us in the eye of the storm we are here for you. 

If you or anyone you know has experienced a fire damage, please give us a call. We’re available to help 24-7/365, and we work directly with all insurance providers. Our office offers damage assessment services, property, content, and textile cleaning, and reconstruction services.

SERVPRO of Warren County (513)932-3649

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