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:
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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 513-858-1071. The professional’s can come clean them all for you.
Here are 10 helpful hints to help avoid damage to your home or place of business…
- Do not leave electronics on the floor. This includes, IPads, computers, DVD players, etc.
- 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.
- Pay attention to your water bill. A significant increase could indicate a leak.
- Make sure each resident in your home or place of business knows where the main shut-off is located.
- Have a professional roof inspection annually.
- Inspect your plumbing pipes on an annual basis for condensation or obvious leaks or corrosion.
- After flushing the toilet, remain in the area until the fill valve has finished refilling.
- Make sure your downspouts are directed 5 to 10 feet away from your house. Clean all build up of debris from downspouts monthly.
- 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.
- Flush your hot water heater every 6 months to remove sediment. You can call in a licensed plumber to assist.
CLEAN HOMES SELL FASTER
GET RID OF TROUBLED LISTINGS
The word is out that it is a sellers’ market here in East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 513-858-1071
The Fourth of July
The 4th of July is here 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!!
Below are the most common Fire Hazards in your home.
It's a fact that many house fires are caused by someone attempting to cook or smoke while under the influence of alcohol.
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!
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.
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.
Too many fires are caused from careless disposal of smoking materials.
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Eliminate Mold problems
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 East Hamilton Fairfield 513-858-1071 to set up a consultation.
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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 513-858-1071.
Mold in your house
Mold vs. Human-Which species prefers 50 and 70 degrees to live?
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 East Hamilton Fairfield today for additional information or assistance regarding mold contamination in your home. We are here to help (513) 858-1071.
Fast response is very important in a water loss
Benefits of Immediate responseTakes 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
The more you restore, the less
that has to be replaced.
Immediate Response Lessens Damage
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
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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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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.
Floating the carpet
At SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 513-858-1071