How We Do Fire Damage
Do you ever wonder how SERVPRO keeps up with every customer’s job progress? SERVPRO of Birmingham has a pretty tried and true method to keep everyone up to date on the progress of every job. When a customer first calls in a loss, we at SERVPRO of Warren County enter all of the pertinent information into a form called the FNOL or “First Notice of Loss.” This form is sent to everyone involved including our First Responders, Office staff so they can communicate with your insurance company, managers and ownership so they know the status of every job in progress. Every note, assessment, detail associated with that job from that point forward is attached to that initial FNOL so that it is at our fingertips if you ever have any questions or concerns.
Warren County Ohio Water Restoration
Water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Warren County understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.
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SERVPRO Franchise Professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. They pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. SERVPRO of Warren County Professionals utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- 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.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Warren County Professionals can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, they will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. A SERVPRO of Warren County Professional will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. They start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Warren County Professionals can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Protect Your Business After a Fire Damage
Call SERVPRO For Fast, Friendly Fire Remediation Services
The word “fire” strikes fear in the hearts of most people and for good reason. Whether it’s your home or business it can bring life, as you know it, to a screeching halt.
If your business or commercial property caught on fire, don't panic. Instead, call the professionals of SERVPRO® of Warren County and let us start cleaning up immediately. Acting right now is the key to limiting damages and expediting the restoration process, and choosing our team of industry specialists is the secret to attaining the sophisticated services you deserve. All of our IICRC-certified technicians will work with diligence and determination to get your commercial property back in pristine condition, so call us now at (513) 422-9200 to attain your free estimate.
Knowing which steps to take in the face of a commercial fire can help prevent you from becoming anxious, losing money, and undergoing extensive property damages. To handle fire damage successfully and speedily, implement the following four tips:
1. Call The Insurance Company Immediately.
Be sure that you call your insurance company once the fire is out. This step is important because your insurance agent will work with you to file a claim and determine how much coverage you'll attain for the commercial damages.
2. Contact A Fire Remediation Expert.
In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your business may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts.
SERVPRO of Warren County specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your business to pre-fire condition. Don't ever attempt to handle any of the cleanups, drying, or restoration processes on your own. Doing so could put you in peril of injury and illness.
3. Assemble Your Records.
In addition to contacting a fire remediation expert, make sure that you assemble your business's essential records. You'll want to have this information with you when you start working with your insurance company. To guarantee that you can have all of your files ready in a safe place, make a point to buy a fireproof safe where they can be stored.
4. Get Permission To Reenter The Building.
Always ask the fire department or another local authority whether you can reenter your building. In some cases, a fire can weaken the structural integrity of the commercial property and make it subject to collapse. This is why you need to assure that reentry is safe for you and your employees.
Repair a Scratch in Wood Furniture
Take a kitchen rag and dip it in 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup olive oil solution and rub it on. Apply to the whole surface area. It really works! The scratches will be fixed!
Removing a Stripped Screw
Use a rubber band in between a stripped screw and your screw driver to give it enough grip to remove.
How to Trick Myself into Cleaning my House
I am a messy person by nature.
But I really do enjoy my house more when it’s tidy, so here are some of my tips for motivating myself to clean–the main ways I trick myself into getting into cleaning mode…
- Pick up flowers from the grocery store
- Play some fun music–right now, I’m playing a lot of the Anthem Lights channel on Pandora, it’s a bunch of great covers–you’ll LOVE it!
- Move furniture–when I move my furniture around (something I always enjoy because #crazy) I always end up seeing the mess with new eyes which for some reason gives me motivation to clean
- Set a timer–it’s amazing what I can get done in 20 minutes when I hear that timer ticking
- Focus only on surfaces and floors–clear off the tables and counters–use that steamy hot rag, then sweep and mop the floors–nothing else, sorry, it’s the rule!
- Invite someone over in an hour–your own personal blackmail
- Buy some new yummy cleaning supplies–because I can’t resist good smells
Y’all, I fall for it every time!
Fire Prevention for Your Family
The winter months tend to have more home fires and Lorraine Carli with the National Fire Protection Association, says some of the risk comes with holiday decorating.
(Carli) “In terms of not stringing too many light strings together, not overloading sockets. Candles are in use this time of year so make sure that they’re away from anything that can burn.”
They also suggest having heating systems and fireplaces checked. But cooking in general is the leading cause of home fires. The best way to prevent it: Don’t leave the stove unattended.
(Carli) “Particularly if you have things on the stove top that you’re frying.”
The biggest life saver, early warning — smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Change the batteries at least once a year, test them monthly, and get the ones hard-wired to your home if you can.
(Carli) “We also recommend that people have smoke alarms that are interconnected so that if one sounds they all sound.”
Also make and practice a home escape plan with two ways out of each room and a safe-distance meeting place outside.
When do Most Deadly Fires Occur?
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep? Smoke alarms save lives. The national fire protection association recommends installing smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each seperate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement.
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SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Warren and Butler counties, Ohio. We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.-Hour Emergency Service
- Water Extraction and Dehumidification
- State of the Art Equipment
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
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