Recent Water Damage Posts

Water damage in your home

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Having a water damage in your home or business can be very stressful. We realize that on top of losing your possessions and having to potentially reconstruct your property, the equipment is noisy and can become bothersome if you remain in your home during the restoration process. When you call SERVPRO of Warren County to help restore your property after suffering a water damage, our professional technicians will place the appropriate equipment to dry out the area as quickly as possible. It is VERY important to follow our instructions and keep the equipment running at all times. Turning off the air movers and/or dehumidifiers can delay the drying time and can cause further damage to your property such as mold growth. It is also important to note that typically your insurance coverage will only pay for the drying equipment for a specific length of time and needs adjuster approval beyond that time frame. Our highly trained and certified technicians monitor the moisture readings and the equipment daily to determine the appropriate time for removal. If you have any concerns or questions about the drying equipment, be sure to speak to any of our crew members. 

 SERVPRO of Warren County hours of operation is 24/365.

Water damage in your home/residence

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Approximately 98% of basements will experience water damage in their lifetime. The inevitability isn’t too surprising considering basements are underground and therefore prone to things like gravity and the consequences of whatever happens in the home above. Considering this statistic, it’s safe to say that understanding the processes of both the water damage itself and the restoration required to fix it is genuinely useful for homeowners. 

Here’s what you don’t know about water damage.

First off, water damage insurance and flood insurance are different. If you live in an area not prone to floods, you don’t need to get flood insurance just to protect your home from water damage. They’re different insurance types entirely. In addition, not all water damage is actually insured. For instance, water damage related to neglection of the property may not be covered the way a sudden disaster’s effects would be. Once water damage has impacted the home, in any area, call insurance immediately. The sooner the better since they need the complete details in order to determine the cause, the damage, and therefore pay the restoration company. If you find dealing with insurance a pain, no worries. Restoration companies like, for example, SERVPRO of Warren County can help you with insurance in addition to repairing the site of the water damage.

Once insurance is dealt with, there’s a few other things to consider. Some water damage, depending on the source, can be polluted and dangerous to be in or around. It is not recommended to explore the damage personally, especially if it’s a large quantity of water and in a location like the basement. In addition, the moment the water damage happens it is getting worse and worse every minute. That is why there is a sense of urgency that comes with water damage. More than the water, the dangers of water damage come with water the water causes. This includes mold growth, structural damage, destruction of personal items. The sooner the area of damage can be dried and restored, the better off the home is. The same way you wouldn’t avoid going to the doctor if a sudden pain erupted in your body, your home needs similar urgency to keep its integrity and continue to serve you and your family in a safe way.

In case of a water damage emergency, consider SERVPRO of Warren County. They can assist you with your insurance, and be there that day, and use the most powerful possible equipment to return your home to normal in no time.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Available 24 hours a day

9/17/2018 (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.

Overflowing bathtub

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/11/2018 (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.

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.

Water damage service

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

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)?

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

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Basement flooding

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

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

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.

Water damage

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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
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Rust stains
Warping floors
Mold/mildew
Swelling

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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

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

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. 

Experiencing a Water Loss

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

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

Emergency Tips During a Water Damage

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

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.