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Water damages

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

If a big rain shower comes through and you have a leaky roof, you might be in some trouble. This rain can get into your home and affect your attic or even the ceilings in some other rooms. Remember, if you see water damage on the ceiling, DO NOT turn on lights in the room, and if the ceiling is sagging and ripping stay out.

  • Flooded Basements

Heavy rainfall/Melting snow can unfortunately find its way into our basements. The rain/snow gets into the ground, then into our basement through cracks in the walls. This can be frustrating, but don’t worry! SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield can help.

Storms can cause some havoc, but SERVPRO of Easy Hamilton Fairfield is here to help! We have highly trained water restoration technicians ready to respond to any size disaster. Call us today at (513) 858-1071.

Water damage from flooding

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

If you've experienced a flooded basement, you have more than likely learned a thing or two from dealing with the inconvenience. If you have been lucky enough to avoid this, we have some tips in dealing with basement flooding. It's always nice to know 'what to do' in advance.

Here are the basics: 

It's Always Safety First

  1. Is it safe to stay in the house?
  2. identify where the water source is coming from
  3. Only do activities that can be safely preformed
  4. Contact SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield to begin the cleanup and drying process

Additional Tips Include:

  • Flooded basements can result in gas leaks. If you smell gas, contact the local fire department or gas company
  • Electricity and water don't mix. Turn off circuit breakers to your basement power if you can do so safely
  • If you suspect structural damage, stay out of the basement and consult a contractor as soon as possible
  • Rain water may contain bacteria from raw sewage. Wear protective wear when entering the affected area.
  • Lastly, contact your insurance agent for help with policy coverages and permission to contact SERVPRO to start the clean up and drying process

The professionals at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  are experts in the water damage process - if you have water damage in your home or business, give us a call for immediate response  (513) 858-1071

Fire damage

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

When a fire strikes your home or business, often it is your first time going through this experience and this will have you feeling several different emotions with uncertainty being a major one. The fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield l make it their priority to put the customer at ease while providing nothing but first-class service.

After a fire, smoke and soot damage will stick out like a sore thumb on ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors. However, what may go unnoticed is the damage done to your precious contents and materials you have in your home. We will restore anything and everything we deem restorable and safe in hopes to save the customer as much money as possible during the process.

We will carefully inspect and test all fabrics in the structure to decide which cleaning methods are appropriate. Providing dry and wet cleaning methods, we will restore all contents to preloss condition. Things like electronics, art, wooden furniture, kitchen utensils, clothing, and bedding are some of the things SERVPRO will fully clean and restore after fire damage.    

Restore vs. Replace

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield our goal is to minimize the disruption to tenants, owners, and property managers after a fire or water damage.

The cost of replacement after a loss is higher than the cost of restoration. It is very important that you work with a restoration company that does not have a “demo everything” approach to the process. Restoring versus replacing also helps with the recovery time, since the job is completed faster, and it reduces business interruption.

We are committed to provide immediate service to the residents. Our employees are trained to perform quality service and communicate with the homeowner or property manager every step of the way.

We will work hard to get your property to its preloss condition and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Over 30 years experience

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  is a locally owned and operated business. We specialize in the restoration of residential and commercial properties after a water or fire damage, mold, or storm event.

Our crew chiefs, production technicians, managers and office staff have the experience, training and the equipment to tackle any size disaster. We will walk you through the entire restoration process.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  has more than 20 years of experience in the business dealing with water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, commercial cleaning, etc.

We are here to help provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. Call us at (513) 858-1071 if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment.

Water damage in your commercial business

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

If you need water damage assistance at your business, we’re here. Contact SERVPRO® of East Hamilton Fairfield at (513) 858-1071 to learn more.

Storms blow through.  Sprinkler lines break.  Plumbing overflows. 

Water damage, seen or unseen, can wreak havoc in warehouses.  Production time can suffer, inventory is damaged and structural integrity becomes insecure. When water damage strikes at your warehouse or other commercial facility, you need a plan.

Act Fast

Time is money. Acting quickly can save thousands, sometimes millions.

Locate and stop the damage. Most water damage involves either the plumbing system or sudden floods from storms. Know where your water valve is to shut it off.  Be able to locate the most vulnerable, standing-water prone areas to stop the damage. If you’re new or unfamiliar with the warehouse, grab a blueprint or a more seasoned associate. Perhaps grab an associate trained by SERVPRO® to be emergency ready at all times. Again, timeliness counts.

Cleaning services

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Let’s be honest. Clean ducts aren’t necessarily at the top of our day-to-day priority list, but it’s important!

The phrase “duct cleaning” usually refers to cleaning heating and cooling systems such as an air conditioning unit (HVAC) or ventilation. If these pieces of equipment are not properly installed or maintained, their parts can collect dust or pollen. If this occurs in a humid or moist environment, this material can be released into parts of the home. Breathing this in can cause health effects. Essentially, failing to maintain your ducts can lead to poor air quality in the home.

Don’t let that happen to you! Call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield for a duct cleaning.

Why SERVPRO?

  1. Our technicians have the skillset needed to give your home the detailed cleaning that it needs to look its best.
  2. We have the equipment and training needed to eliminate offensive odors from your home.
  3. An HVAC cleaning can help reduce the potential for mold growth.

Cleaning

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

We get lots of cleaning calls but every once in a while, we get the occasional off the wall request that no one else can tackle. Some of these include:

Biohazard

Cleaning up after a bio hazard situation requires a specific process for removal and disposal, as well as Personal Protective Equipment. One should not attempt to handle this situation without professional help. SERVPRO is certified and can clean and remove all affected areas and materials properly. 

This could be from blood or trauma, hoarding, sewage, and chemical or gas spills. 

Vandalism 

Paint can be a tricky thing to clean up. But, when one vandalizes another’s property, it can be traumatizing. SERVPRO has skilled professionals and specific chemical combinations to remove graffiti and paint. 

So, if you have a situation that requires professional services, give SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  a call at (513) 858-1071

During a storm

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Make sure all lawn furniture, gardening tools, sporting equipment and other outdoor items are stored away if a storm is heading your way.

High winds during a heavy storm can potentially pick up these items and send them flying through a window or far away from your home.

Putting away loose outdoor items in this situation can protect your house (and your neighbors’ houses) from unnecessary damage.

Trim the trees

Take time to examine the trees in your yard or surrounding your house.

Storms will often snap large tree branches, which can damage your home’s siding, smash your car or even topple power lines and cause outages.

If the tree has a loose connection with a big branch, consider sawing it off. It might reduce some shade in the yard, but can potentially protect your home.

Are you ready for a thunderstorm

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Is Your Family or Business Prepared for a Thunderstorm?

Here are a few tips to help you with getting prepared.

  • Discuss thunderstorm safety and lightning safety with all members of your household.
  • Decide with members of your household a safe place in your home for members to gather during a thunderstorm.
  • Make a list of items to bring inside in the event of a severe thunderstorm.
  • Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed and remove damaged branches.
  • Protect your animals by bringing them inside your home.
  • Family & emergency contact information.
  • Copies of personal documents.
  • One gallon of water per person in house hold.
  • Food items that are non-perishable and easy-to-prepare.
  • Medications and medical devices.
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone with chargers

Commercial Mold

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A mold problem can present serious health effects for you and your employees. Mold growth can be caused by the smallest water intrusions, like faulty plumbing or a leaky roof.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call a SERVPRO Franchise Professional, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today 

513-858-1081

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, they will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. They have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. 

Commercial water loss

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Shutting down your business because of a disaster can really put you in the negative. That is why SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  has specially trained professionals who will arrive on site within hours and minimize the disruption to you and your customers. 

Let SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield help with any fire, water and mold needs you have. 

  • Small office buildings
  • Large office/High rise buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores 
  • Large retail/Big Box-Stores
  • High Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial 
  • Government/Military

If your business has not been affected by a catastrophic event and you simply just need some deep cleaning done in those hard to reach areas we have a specialized team for that as well.

Call SERVPRO at 513-422-1290

Carpet cleaning

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Does your business need a deep cleaning now that winter has come to an end? Let SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield take care of your dust bunnies and dirty carpet, leaving you with more time to enjoy this beautiful warm weather.

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products
 

Water under ceramic tile

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Tile can withstand small quantities of water but if your home has been flooded and you are thinking of leaving the affected tile untouched, there are a few important things you should know. Water that has found its way under ceramic tile can cause mold growth. If that mold is not taken care of it can become very dangerous. Mold spores can lead to health effects and will eventually compromise the structure of the tile itself.  

This is where your insurance company steps in and tells you to call SERVPRO. Our trained professionals will come in, asses all damage and identify potential future problems that you may not have even known to check for. Our Project Manager will work directly with you and your insurance adjuster to repair or replace all damaged areas.  

With 24/7 on-call technicians, we are faster to any size disaster.

 

Water damage in your home

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage

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.

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)?

About SERVPRO of Clinton

SERVPRO 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.

Fall weather maintenance

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Sweater weather is now in full swing. It is time for leaves changing colors, cider mills, and pumpkin spice everything! Decorating your home for fall is always fun, but have you prepared your home for it?  Follow our checklist to make sure your home is ready to take on fall. 
  • Clean or replace your gutters – Not cleaning and draining your gutters can cause water damage inside and outside your home. 
  • Drain your outdoor faucets – Drain and disconnect all garden hoses to prevent water from freeing. Not doing this can cause pipes to burst, leading to water damage. 
  • Check for drafts – If you have drafts in your home, this only causes heating cost to rise. Consider weather-stripping to keep heating costs down. 
  • Change your batteries – It is always important to check all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices in your home. 
  • Have your furnace inspected – Hire an HVAC professional to test for leaks, change the filter, and check for heating efficiency. 
  • Check water drainage – Rainwater downspouts need to be clear of obstructions and direct water away from foundations, walkways, and driveways. 

Take care of the little things that can make a huge difference for you and your home. By following this checklist, you could potentially avoid extensive damage to your home. As always, if you happen to have water damage, we are here to help 24/7.

After a fire

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Fires are dangerous, even in the aftermath. It’s pertinent that you know what to do, and more importantly, what NOT to do after a fire breaks out in your home or business. There are a few very critical actions you should avoid when dealing with a fire outbreak, remember these four fire don’ts:

DO NOT enter the building until you are given professional advisory that it is safe to do so. 

DO NOT turn on any gas, water, or electric utilities until a professional has assessed the severity of the situation. 

DO NOT start or move any vehicle that has been impacted or affected by the fire. 

DO NOT attempt to clean any soot, smoke, or burn damage yourself. Wait for the professionals with the proper experience to arrive at the scene. It’s important to not risk anything or leave any factors up to chance without the proper education. 

One of the most important things you CAN DO after fire damage is to call your local SERVPRO. We are your trusted fire damage restoration company and will take care of any mitigation, restoration, and clean-up services you could possibly need after a fire strikes. We guarantee it will be no sweat off your back.

Commercial/business fire damage

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damages can become extremely challenging on a business owner. From the many questions regarding insurance coverage and business interruption, to which company to choose for fire remediation and fire reconstruction. SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield owned and operated has the right experience to get your business operational. Our team of certified fire damage restoration professionals will help you navigate the fire loss experience while also working directly with your insurance company.  

The experience SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield has with commercial fire damage has placed the company as one of the leaders in fire damage restoration in Louisiana. Our company possesses experience in warehouse fires that require tedious inventorying of all salvageable stock to be cleaned, multifamily housing structures. Your business can feel assured that SERVPRO  will complete your commercial fire damage project on time and correctly. 

Call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield when you need help with a commercial fire damage. 

Here to help

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO franchises are independently owned and operated, but we are all still a part of the SERVPRO family. We help each other out, just like a family. If a neighboring franchise has an overload of calls, they can call another SERVPRO to help. 

We also help each other out when large events happen. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, freezes, and wildfires happen every year. We call these Storm events and multiple franchises outside the affected area will send crews to the area to help.  We really are just one really big family and we always come together to help.

We are here for you when you need us, just like we are when another SERVPRO needs us. Call SERVPRO at 513-932-3649and let us help you make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPROxide

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Many people don't know that SERVPRO corporate employs its own chemist, who formulates and manages the company's own line of cleaning products. This is to ensure that the products we use are safe and friendly to the customers we serve. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield regularly uses one of our newer products, SERVPROXIDE, on job sites that have contaminated water or mold. SERVPROXIDE is an EPA-registered, stabilized chlorine dioxide-based disinfectant and sanitizer. 

Because many of the jobs we work on involve contaminated water or sewage, we use this cleaner to eliminate harmful bacteria, viruses, and molds. SERVPROXIDE effectively removes any remaining contaminants from hard surfaces and sanitizes soft surfaces. It leaves a faint odor that quickly dissipates with air circulation. This product contains a PH level of 8.5-9.5, which means it carries the EPA's lowest toxicity rating and is safe for everyday use. For the cherry on top, the product is a 100% biodegradable surfactant. Among many of the cleaning agents we use, SERVPROXIDE is one of our “go to" products in a long line of specialty products that SERVPRO offers. 

Smoke damage untreated

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage can wreak havoc on your property. A quick reaction can help you minimize the impact of destruction, as some of your items and household goods can be restored if treated immediately. However, the longer you wait to mitigate smoke and fire damage, the more costly the damage becomes. 

  1. The Restoration Cost Increases: When you delay the mitigation process, the damages begin to get worse. The longer smoke damage goes untreated, the harder it is to neutralize the odor. These challenges make the treatment process more time consuming, which equals to a more expensive bill. 
  2. Extensive Damage: Smoke and ash mixed with water produce a very corrosive element. If not cleaned quickly, this substance begins to eat away at your walls, floors, ceilings, and any other surfaces in your home. You will not successfully remove this substance by cleaning with soap and water. This substance requires proper cleaning with the right chemicals to remove it from your home. 
  3. Soot Deposits: If left for too long, soot can travel to rooms that were not immediately affected by the fire. Wall paint, carpet, furniture, drapes, clothing, and other items can be stained or damaged by soot. 
  4. Permanent Damage: Your home can suffer from permanent damage if smoke or fire damage is not mitigated promptly. Prolonged exposure can cause permanent damage to your walls, metal surfaces, clothes, furniture, and floors. 

If you experience smoke or fire damage, act quickly and call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071

Make carpet last longer

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

If you have carpet in your home then, your main goal should be to extend the life of your carpet. We have compiled a few tips to help you out! 

5 Tips For Making Your Carpet Last Longer: 

1. Vacuum regularly: 

Vacuuming regularly can help pick up hidden dirt and hair particles that can settle in your carpet fibers. 

2. Spot removal:

Anytime you notice a spot on your carpet, whether it be from food, household products, or your four-legged friends. It's best to act quickly and not let it sit. 

3. Groom carpet to prevent matting: 

Regular grooming prevents carpet pathways from forming and lifts matted areas. 

4. Move furniture to change traffic patterns: 

If you can, move your furniture around every six months. Moving your furniture around will prevent premature wear areas by moving your furniture around. 

5. Use welcome mats to limit the soil tracked in

Welcome mats cut down on dirt and moisture ruining your carpets. Pick a mat that is textured and can aggressively pull dirt from your shoes. 

Cleaning up after a business fire

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

When a fire occurs at your business, the aftermath can be difficult to endure. Smoke damage, standing water from fire hoses, and charred building materials may make cleanup feel overwhelming. While the process can be daunting, there are a few actions you can take that may put you and your business on the path to recovery.

  • Limit movement in your office to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage occurring. 
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with oil.

Once you call SERVPRO of East/Hamilton Fairfield, we will assess the situation, damage from fire, soot, and water. We provide 24 hour emergency service and We are FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER. This is important because a faster response is the key to help prevent additional damage and reduce the restoration cost.

Before you risk doing further damage to your business, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield.

Power outages

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

No matter the storm event, there is always a risk of power outages in your power network. Power outages may disrupt communications, water, and transportation. They may also create obstacles to business as usual, such as preventing you from being able to use gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services as normal. At the most critical, power outages can cause food spoilage, water contamination, and disrupt medical devices, posing possible health effects to communities.

Review these steps to see how you can protect yourself and your household in the event of a power outage:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed until power is back on.
  • 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 alternative location for heat and cooling.
  • Check on neighbors.

If you experience storm damage, call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield at 513-858-1071

Commercial

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Residues (such as burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders) form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings called smoke webs!

Does Your Business Have a Plan?

Protect your people: Your employees are your most crucial business asset. These tips can help prevent them from being injured in a fire.

  • Fire Plans: Make sure your employees know what to do if there's a fire, including calling 911 immediately. Conduct a fire drill at least once a year to keep employees aware of your workplace fire safety protocol. 

  • Evacuation Plan: In larger buildings, post a fire evacuation plan in several spots around the workplace. Never include elevators in an evacuation plan; always use the stairs. 

  • First Aid: In case of fire injuries, your employees should be familiar with the location of the first-aid kit, which should be kept where possible hazards can occur most-such as in the kitchen.

If your property experiences fire damage, call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  at (513) 858-1071

Choosing a restoration company

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage

Water damage can happen in many ways. Heavy rain, sprinkler line break, or there could be an overflowing toilet that causes damage in a structure. A frozen pipe could burst and cause extensive damage in the wintertime. A burst pipe or a leaking roof in a manufacturing plant can shut down the production line causing huge losses. Our goal is to minimize downtime and to get your business back up and running at full speed. 

Commercial Fire Damage

A fire in your commercial building can result in extensive damage. Even small, contained fires that are isolated and extinguished quickly can cause extensive damage. It's the smoke that travels seemingly everywhere that is the culprit and causes most damage after a fire. Smoke can get into the ductwork and quickly spread throughout the building. With fire and smoke damage, it's essential to hire fire restoration professionals that can quickly restore your business, warehouse, or retail space. 

Call A Large Loss Specialist

When any of these events happen, it's essential to call restoration professionals immediately to mitigate the damage. When hiring a commercial restoration and cleanup company, it's vital to make sure they have the expertise and equipment to handle large scale jobs. Our location has the experience to handle any size job, from a two-story to a twenty-two story high-rise. 

Whether it's a fire, flood or, storm damage SERVPRO of East West has the experience, equipment, to make it "Like it never even happened." If you have a small retail store, warehouse or, a multi-building complex, call the commercial restoration experts at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 

Storm damage process

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Within hours of receiving a loss notification, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled.

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of receiving a loss notification, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps:

INSPECTION 

A SERVPRO franchise professionals will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning the work. 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Our crews will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal property and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step by-step. 

MONITORING 

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, our crews will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated with you. 

RESTORATION SERVICES 

Then will begin reconstruction. They will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and contents. A final walk-through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to its preloss condition.

Restoration

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered what makes each restoration company unique? What sets them apart? What makes you want to use them? Some companies are nationally known franchise operations, like ours. Some may offer more services than others, but not all are qualified to perform those services.

We as an office and a company in general, are governed by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). They set the rules and guidelines for how we take on and produce each job. Our owners, production managers, crew chiefs, and many of the office personnel have sat through hours upon hours of classes. They have taken tests to be certified by the IICRC, which renews annually.

We are emergency services and available 24/7, call our office at (513) 422-9200

Always here to help

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Most commercial facilities have drop ceilings with ceiling tiles. It is not uncommon for these tiles to become damaged over time and require replacement. However, many facility managers may be disheartened to find a single tile or several tiles with stains and assume tile mold. While your mind may immediately jump to mold growth, any remediation service will likely explain that mold is possible, but there are at least three other causes, especially if the staining is recent.

  1. Plumbing problem
  2. Roof leak
  3. HVAC system issue

Plumbing Problem
If your facility is multi-story, then the tile discoloration is likely the result of plumbing issues and not tile mold. Ceiling tiles are incredibly porous and will soak in the water, causing a stain to appear on the other side. Fresh water stains typically look damp; they will likely turn the tile a shade of gray, especially if the tile is a lighter color naturally.

Roof Leak
If your facility is a single-story, then you may have a more significant issue than a minor plumbing leak. A roof leak can also result in the discoloration of ceiling tiles because of water damage. You may want to inspect your roof around the area of the staining to ensure that there is no existing external damage.

HVAC System Issue
If your facility has roof-mounted HVAC units, it is possible that the staining is a result of leaking from the condensation line or system and not mold. If you have an A/C unit above or near where the staining appeared, then you may want to contact an HVAC repair specialist.
While tile mold is a concern for any business because of the inevitable business interruption, it is not always the reason for tile staining. If you are genuinely concerned about the possibility of mold and cannot find any other likely causes for the staining, then contact SERVPRO for a property assessment.

A few tips for water damage

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Tips for Handling Water Damage
  • Don’t treat flood water (regardless of source) in unwanted places lightly.
  • Water that comes in from the outside of your home can bring in harmful bacteria from outside into your home.
  • Even if your basement only has an inch of water in it or is even damp it is the perfect breeding ground for mold.

Did You Know…

Even if your damage seems like it just affected your carpet water can wick-up onto your walls and get them wet risking the growth of mold if not treated properly. If your walls are made of drywall, water can wick-up as much as 30 inches, if you experience any water damage and are unsure what to do, call the experts at SERVPRO.

Water damage experts

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours could greatly increase the severity of the water damage. 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.  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.

Helping out realtors

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

The real estate market is on fire! Houses are receiving multiple offers and some even going for over listing price. When listing a home for sale, sellers have hundreds of real estate professionals to choose from. Want to provide a unique service to your sellers and stand out above the rest? Here at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield, we know how your listing appears in photographs is extremely important. This is the first time a potential buyer will view the home, and the photographs can make or break a potential showing, and ultimately, a potential sale. From a general cleaning to make your listing shine, to treating water damage...even a hoarder cleanout, our team can help in a range of ways. Contact us today! A SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield professional would be happy to attend your next sales meeting to discuss our services and how we can help you.

Mold remediation

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Whenever mold is found in your building, and you call in a professional mold remediation franchise, the company is guided by science and experience. The mold standards in place for cleanup and restoration have been established by a rigorous process that involves such organizations as the EPA and OSHA, as well as the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. In most cases, these standards serve as guidelines and recommendations, though in some situations they have been adopted in codified regulations. The purpose of the standards is to identify what works best in cleaning and restoration for effective and safe treatment of black mold and other fungus problems.

Mold Remediation

A company that works on mold removal should adhere to the highest mold standards for cleanup. These standards can change as new information and new cleaning techniques are discovered. The mold clean process follows these proven steps for the best results:

  • A fast response to the problem
  • An inspection and assessment
  • Mold containment through the use of physical barriers and negative air pressure
  • Air filtration through the utilization of air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums
  • Mold removal and treatment of mold-infested items
  • Content cleaning

Mold restoration is complete when all areas affected by mold have been treated. There might still be low-levels of mold spores present, but the ability of the spores to spread has been curtailed.

Mold Facts
The mold standards for cleanup and restoration have been developed through a thorough understanding of the organism. Mold thrives on moisture and can quickly spread under the right conditions. Once excess moisture is present, mold can begin to proliferate and expand in as little as 48-72 hours. Taking care of the water problem is one key to mold removal. Though the organism is tiny, it can produce a musty odor and degrade indoor air quality. An informed approach can quickly eradicate a mold problem in your place of business.

Ice dams

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Ice dams can be damaging to your roof, eaves, and even cause water to back up under shingles and in to your home. This can happen when snow melts from the warmer top portion of your roof and runs towards the colder eave, where it freezes. Heavy snow can worsen this effect, as it will hold the warmer air under the snow layer and allow the ice to accumulate. How can you prevent this problem?

1) Keep your gutters clean

2) Make sure heat sources to the attic are blocked and that there is ventilation allowing cold air to circulate in to the attic space

3) Insulate the space between the living space and attic

4) Clean heavy snow off of the roof with a roof rake

5) Install electric heat cable in a "z" pattern along your roof line

Always know, that should you have a problem, SERVPRO of East Ha,Liston Fairfield is ready to help!

Water damage repair

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water Removal and Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

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.

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and/or bacterial growth.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums

SERVPRO and commercial

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • 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

Have Questions? Call Today – (513) 858-1081

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO oresponds quickly to your fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. 

Science of drying

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Exploring the Science of Drying

Did you know, there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychometrics is essential to restoring a water damage structure to its pre loss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and places a fan or two around the damage are.

What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air on the surface of the material but only if the air is, indeed drier. The only problem is, nature takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield have been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

SERVPRO is proud to utilize a newly developed tool SERVPRO DryBook.

The SERVPRO DryBook is a proprietary tool allowing us to capture and track the steps of restoration project according to industry best practices and standards. This ensures your restoration is done properly and efficiently. It also improves results and restores your property at a faster rate, getting you backing your home sooner.

Smoke behavior

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Following a fire, there are two different types of smoke, wet and dry.  As a result there are different types of soot residue after a fire.

  • 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 pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot (Furnace Puff Backs) While "puff backs" can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.
  • Other Types (Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue) Special loss situations require special care.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns.

Mitigate fires quickly

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Our team can help restore old keepsakes damaged by fire.

When you have a fire in the home, it can devastate members of the home and be emotionally distressing. The most important step when there is a fire is to ensure all members of the home are safe. Once everyone is safe so much goes through the mind of a fire victim. Memories shared with loved ones inside the home flood through one’s mind. The stresses of accounting for the valuables and keepsakes that are irreplaceable come to mind. The last thing one thinks about is what steps are next. 

Once everyone is outside the home and the fire is extinguished, contact us. Our staff is available 24 hours a week and seven days a week. We will arrive on the scene quickly to assess damages and get to work right away. We even work with your insurance, saving you steps. Right now is a time for you to worry about other things. 

It is important to not put off mitigation and restoration. The longer soot residues remain in the home and on materials within the home the harder it will be to remove. Not only can the soot be hard to remove, but it can also carry further through the house and the leftover smoke is not healthy for you or your family. 

If you experience a fire catastrophe, contact SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield. Call (513) 858-1071

Leaf burning

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

As we get further into the Fall, leaves start changing colors and falling from the trees. For many home owners this beautiful season can be overshadowed the constant need to rake their yard. It becomes a frequent task to upkeep your yard and dispose of the leaves. Some people prefer to bag the leaves and have them taken away while others burn their leaves. At SERVPRO, we would like to give some simple tips to those who use the burning leaves method.

  • Check to make sure it is legal in your community. Some townships have set dates for when burning leaves is acceptable or require permits.
  • Create the burning pile on dirt or gravel. Avoid doing it on grass or fields. 
  • Consult weather forecasts on a day with high winds.
  • Do not use gasoline or fire starters to start it.
  • Keep the pile small and slowly add leaves as the previous ones burn to the bottom of the pile.
  • Keep water source near in case of emergency and to dowse embers when finished.

Know that there are safer and less harmful ways that open burning leaves such as closed metal burn drums or putting the leaves is biodegradable bags and giving them to the city. We want to keep people safe no matter what their preferred method is.

Commercial damage

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events 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 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.

Restore

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

The restore vs. replace mentality is one of the greatest assets SERVPRO has. When it comes to making it "Like it never even happened," it’s impossible to overstate the importance of keeping as many of the original items as possible. This allows prices to stay down as the cost for restoration is 20% of the cost for replacement. More importantly, restoring is the preferred option because whether we realize it or not, the things in our homes, even the most arbitrary, have some kind of sentimental value. The blanket you always grab when you watch a movie, the plate you put your Thanksgiving turkey on or the couch your grandparents gave you. Every item of yours is important and SERVPRO will treat it as such.

Thermal imaging

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Thermal imaging was first developed for military use during the Korean War.  This kind of imaging uses temperature to distinguish hot and cold temperatures through walls and long distances.  It is used by firefighters to see through smoke and find people; It is also used by law enforcement to locate suspects and handle search and rescue efforts.  But those aren’t the only ways it can be effective or helpful. 

How We Use Thermal Imaging

We use it to locate water trapped within walls or floors.  Water damage can create long term issues if not detected soon enough.  That’s why it is important to catch the source of the water and correct the problem and dry out any affected materials before it is too late.  Thermal imaging may be the solution before one has to take a destructive approach.  Although, thermal imaging cannon “see” water, it can detect differences in temperature that could indicate a location to test.  This is just one of the reasons why SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield can service you.  If you suspect water damage, give us a call at (513) 858-1071

Removing water in your commercial business

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Removing Surface Floodwater from  Warehouses

Even though concrete flooring and steel building materials have a very low porosity for standing water and saturation, flooding in your Englewood warehouse can be a costly disaster. Addressing the migrating flood water involves the use of both our premier extraction tools, as well as effective drying solutions and cleaning products. Protecting your facility hinges on the fast and confident response of professionals like our SERVPRO team.

Invading water can move quickly across the warehouse floor, which can lead to widespread flood damage in structures. Surface water does not easily penetrate solid materials like concrete or metal, allowing it to pool at the floor level and get absorbed into inventory, boxes, crates, and pallets throughout this main floor of the building instead. With how readily moisture can affect stocked items and packing materials throughout the warehouse, removing this standing water is vital to protecting your stored products.

Our SERVPRO team has a warehouse of our own, one which can store and protect removed belongings and contents from your building until restoration and drying are complete. Our content management team can determine what items are in the direct path for water exposure or even in position for damage from elevated humidity and moisture content in the area. We can pack and move these items to our facility for safekeeping and focused drying, cleaning, and deodorization efforts before that.

Commerce disinfecting

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces such as countertops, tabletops, table chairs, light switches, doorknobs, shared office equipment like keyboards, the mouse, computer screens, fax and copy machines with a EPA-registered disinfectant like SERVPROXIDE.

SERVPRO is Here To Help your employees and customers feel safe returning to work or visiting your business. A proactive Cleaning helps give your employees and/or customers a sense of relief knowing SERVPRO professionals are proactively disinfecting their areas.

Examples of clients we serve:

  • Public and Private Schools
  • Churches or Places of Worship
  • Gyms
  • Restaurants
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Daycare Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Retail Stores
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Residential Homes
  • Business Offices
  • Gas Stations

SERVPRO  is here for you 24/7-365. Call today to schedule your proactive cleaning today. Your #1 choice in cleanup and restoration.

Mold in your commercial business

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Why Mold Is So Destructive

Mold is a fungus that appears frequently in the environment. It releases spores that spread throughout nature and enter buildings.
Mold damage occurs when spores quickly grow within a property. This typically transpires when there is excessive moisture on the premises due to:

  • Broken water heater
  • Leaky roof
  • Leaky pipe
  • Poor ventilation
  • High humidity

Once the mold begins to spread, it may destroy parts of your property. Mold frequently grows on materials that make up buildings, including carpet, wood and drywall. It then breaks down these items and uses them as food.
Worst of all, the mold may initially grow under floors or behind walls and ceiling tiles. By the time you notice this mold, the damage may have already been done.

Mold and Insurance

A standard commercial insurance policy usually features a fungus exclusion. However, there are exceptions to this exclusion. Specifically, your policy likely offers limited fungus coverage.
This mold insurance covers property destruction due to fungus that results from a specified cause of loss. The main mold-causing perils that fall into this category are water damage and leaking fire suppression systems.

What Is Covered

You can use this insurance money to repair physical damage caused by the mold. The insurance additionally covers the expense of tearing out walls or floorboards to reach the spores.
Addressing the mold on your own could just cause additional harm, so you should hire mold remediation specialists to handle the job. Insurance even covers the cost of testing the property to ensure the black mold cleanup is complete.
Without commercial insurance, you would be stuck paying for mold repairs out of your own pocket. Your insurance provider can give you more details about your specific policy.

Roof tips

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

How To Maintain Your Roof?

If you own a business, you may be worried about roof damage to your commercial property. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help keep the roof of your business in working order.

1. Keeping Gutters Clean

One important step for roof maintenance is to keep your gutters clean. This can help prevent blockages that can lead to flooding and pooling water on your roof. It's best to check your gutters after storms to ensure that no debris has been washed into them.

2. Monitor the Roof’s Condition

It's also important to monitor the roof's condition on a regular basis. Look for any wind damage, loose shingles or cracked tiles. These are all things that should be taken care of as quickly as possible.

3. Regular Inspections

A regular inspection by a professional can help prevent roof damage in the long-term. These professionals can look over your roof for any signs of damage you may have missed. If found, repairs can be conducted to get the roof back into working order.

4. Trim Back Trees

Another step you can take for roof maintenance is to trim back any tree branches that could fall onto the roof. This can help prevent damage in the event a storm causes brakes in the tree limbs.

5. Conducting Repairs Quickly

In the event you do find damages or areas needing repair on your businesses roof, then a professional restoration team may be able to help. In the event of extreme damage, they may even be able to perform a full roof rebuild.

Following these steps can help reduce the possibility of roof damage to your business. Remember to keep your gutters clean to prevent flooding, inspect for cracks in shingles or roof tiles, trim back any tree branches that could fall into your business, and conduct any repairs needed as quickly as possible. If you do find the roof has storm damage, then a professional may be able to help.

Stopping the source

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

Identify the Source

Water damage can come from three general sources:

  • Category I is clean, potable (drinkable) water. This is water comes from an overflowing sink, bathtub, broken water supply line or a fixture shut-off valve. This is the preferred source should water damage occur, since it poses minimal risk of contamination or respiratory danger.
  • Category II water is sometimes called "gray" water. It is not drinkable, but also not full of sewage. Category II water can include dishwasher run-off or washing-machine run-off. These sources contain soap and/or food contaminants but not raw sewage.
  • Category III water, sometimes called "black" water, is highly contaminated. It contains bacteria or chemicals harmful to touch, consume or inhale. Category III water must be removed by a professional with proper immunizations and personal protective equipment. Category III water can include any type of sewer back-up, water that has run across open ground before entering the structure, or anything related to a chemical spill.

Stop the Source

If the water is Category I or II, your next step is stopping the source. (If Category III, wait for a professional.) Be sure you know where your main shut-off valve is for your home's water supply and test it yearly to ensure proper function. If your leak is coming from an appliance or fixture with a shut-off valve, turn this valve off instead of the water to the entire building.

If a large amount of sewage is coming out of a drain line continuously there is a blockage in the sewer line or the municipal sewer system is malfunctioning in your entire neighborhood. Immediately call your city's wastewater department and report the issue. They need to respond immediately to prevent the flow of sewage.

SERVPRO is ready

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield is ready for whatever happens. If your property has suffered storm damage our experts are there with you through the entire process from the mitigation to the rebuild. Our Teams are ready to respond quickly to any size Storm or Water Damage you might have experienced. Home or business large or small we know how to mitigate the property quickly and effectively. Our technicians and office staff are all IICRC certified and they know the drying standards that it takes to make sure that the property is dried to proper standards. We also have the most state of the art drying equipment. Please do not try and dry out your property by yourself.  This takes trained and certified technicians.  Contact us 24 hours a day for a free estimate. We would be honored to help you make it "Like it never even happened." (513) 858-1071

Water damage

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Most of the time when we have water damage, we don’t know until long after damage has already been done, especially when it comes to a leaky refrigerator. Since the fridge blocks our vision of the wall and floor behind it, we don’t notice it has a leak unless it creates a puddle visible to us. Refrigerator damage doesn’t always happen abruptly, it usually happens over time due to a crack in the plastic water line, ice maker leaks, and condensation. If you notice water by your fridge and the water has only recently been there, then moping it up and letting it dry, should avert any real damage. Make sure that the walls are dry as well, this will help with mold growth. If your fridge has caused water damage over a long period of time, you’ll more than likely need your flooring and wall replaced. This is where SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield can help! If you want to prevent any possibilities of this happening to you, you should regularly check and maintain your fridge. You’ll want to clear away the debris and dust from behind, then check for hard water build up in the water line.

Signs of sewage damage

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage does not just come from leaky pipes and intense storms. Lucky for you, there is any other potential hazard lurking in your plumbing-sewage cleaning. However, if you know what to look for, you can get it under control before any real damage occurs. 

MYSTERIOUS OVERFLOW

Have you ever noticed toilets overflow while you are taking a shower? This is not just happenstance, it is indicative of a clog between the toilet and the sewer. This clog prevents the water in your shower from draining, so it backs up into the waste water lines. From these lines, the first available place to escape is usually your toilet. There are a few possible soutions:

  • Use a specialized plumbing tool called a snake
  • Locate and clear your drain clean out
  • Call professional restoration services

DRAINS THAT WILL NOT DRAIN

Have you just taken a bath, but now the water will not drain from the tub? You may also see this backup happening in your kitchen sink. This means you probably have a clogged pipe-either somewhere in your waste water lines or directly below your drain. This may be as easy as clearing hair or debris from your drain, but in not, it would be best to get help as soon as possible. You will want to head this situation off before more overflow causes water damage to your bathroom or kitchen.

A SWAMPY YARD

If your yard consistently smells like sewage and appears more damp than normal, you may have a larger sewage cleaning issue. If a sewage line has collapsed or your septic tank is overflowing, your yard may be filled with waste. You should not attempt to handle this situation yourself, as it can require difficult and delicate work. Make sure to call a professional service right away.

Issues with sewage cleaning can get kind of gross, but do not let that put you off from spotting and handling any problems that may arise. Remember, there are people out there that can fix it for you!

House fires

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage can Occur in 30 Seconds

A combustion or burning in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke is known as a fire. Fires can occur in homes and outdoors, due to many causes.

Some interesting facts about fire:

1. There is a house fire every ten seconds in the United States. 

2. House fires can spread in as little as thirty seconds. 

3. Create and practice a fire escape plan. 

4. Cooking is the leading cause of house fires

5. More then 15,000 fires a year are started by cloths dryers

6. 21% of fires are caused by Arson

It is very important that if there is ever a fire GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL FOR HELP! Fires can cause severe damage, it is important to practice safe steps when preparing for a potential fire. 

Do

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

If you have a fire in your home we understand you won’t be out there on the web looking for tips, but maybe by reading these ahead of time some of these will stick in your head if you do fall into this unfortunate position.

At SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield we have the goal in mind to make it “Like it never even happened,” in your home. Whether it's smoked or smoldered we will make sure our professionally trained crew will be there for you.

Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts if you have fire and smoke damage.

DO

  • Limit movement of people in the structure to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely, and prop doors open to prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances. Then protect with a light coat of lubricant.
  • Pour RV antifreeze into sinks, toilet bowl, holding tanks, and tubs if heat is off during freezing season.
  • Gently wash both side of leaves and indoor plants.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until checked by trained professional.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

DON’T

  • DON’T attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield.
  • DON’T attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO.
  • DON’T attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service person.
  • DON’T consume any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. They could be contaminated.
  • DON’T turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock.
  • DON’T send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set the smoke odor.

Trusting a restoration company

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Because of the convection pattern that flames typically form during ignition, smoky residue saturates every opening. The soot constructs up in layers that may end up being solidified and tough to eliminate which is another reason to leave the cleaning to a specialist. When the cleaning teams do arrive, they promptly differentiate salvageable items from charred debris, taking the things creating the strongest odors out for cleaning.

Following a fire, wall surface areas can be harmed by soot. Non-water based cleaners need to be used to remove soot from walls. These kinds of chemicals should be handled by a specialist due to the fumes and toxicity. Water-based cleaning items can cause spots to bleed into plaster walls which is why a trained specialist should be left to deal with these chemicals.  

Most importantly, a restoration effort reduces the after-effects a blaze can have on the health of those who return in. If a homeowner does not have the property restored by a professional, the results can be found later on down the line. To an untrained eye they might believe the issue has been fixed; they may experience the remaining impacts of indoor air pollution for numerous months later on in the form of increased respiratory discomfort.  

Companies like SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield are leading experts in fire restoration. They are trained to help remove your belongings as well as cleaning and storing them until your property has been restored to its original condition.

Mold

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

How does mold spread?

When water damage occurs, it needs to be dried immediately to avoid the possibility of fungus growth. Soggy and wet materials to a home's structure are a clear sign that mold could begin to develop. Attics are a great place from mold growth because of the warm, damp, and dark environment. 

An attic environment allows mold spores to reproduce quickly and take over the premises. As the microbes begin to breed and seep into the porous materials, they will start to make way into any other wet materials that they can find. 

Typically, the homeowner will have 24 to 48 hours before contamination begins. Full infection won't stop until the active growth has been cleaned and removed. When mold is present, it is best to eliminate wait time so that the spores do not multiply and eat away at the building's structure.

How does mold spread? 

Mold can carry to other sections of a home through the air conditioner and the movements of people and pets. The more time the mold has to spread through the house, the more advanced the mold cleaning job will be. When SERVPRO performs a mold job, it will begin by cutting off the air supply and establishing a tightly sealed barrier. In some cases, mold damage professionals will have to clean the mold out of ducts after the initial cleaning. 

SERVPRO crime scene cleanup

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Yes, SERVPRO cleans crime scenes. 

Crime scenes can involve any of the following:

  • Murder/Homicide cleanup
  • Suicide cleanup
  • Break-in and other property damage
  • Graffiti cleanup
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Forensic cleanup
  • Tear gas cleanup

Although it’s not a crime scene, we also handle unattended death cleanup. 

We respond to crime scene cleanup 24-hours a day.  Before beginning cleanup, we will work with the local police department to ensure the crime scene has been cleared.  

Crime scene cleanups are almost always sensitive.  Any documentation we need to collect will not be shared or distributed.  If the cleanup is part of an insurance claim, we’ll seek the permission of the property owner or the family to share any photography with the insurance company.

Call our office 24/7-365 

Board up after a fire

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Completed job after the adjacent home caught fire caused damage leading to board up

If your property in has experienced a fire, there are several reasons why you might want to board up structural damage or winDow’s. In addition to keeping the external elements out of a building with fire damage, boarding up can also prevent additional losses due to looting and make the fire cleanup process easier.  SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield offers full-service restoration specialists who can also assist in board-up services.  

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

  • In a commercial setting, there may still be viable stock on the premises. If products that appear viable remain in the building, you should consider boarding up. These items may require assessment and cleaning and may not be fit for sale, but having them properly processed rather than stolen can be helpful for insurance purposes.
  • 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 sustained 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. 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 to a pre-fire condition.

Talk to our experts at SERVPRO East Hamilton Fairfield, about whether boarding up is a good strategy for preventing loss and limiting damage after a fire. Your major concern is likely to be how to recover from fire damage as quickly and completely as possible. Preventing looting and exposure to the elements can make fire cleanup more successful. Call us at (513) 858-1071

Storm damage

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Is It Covered by Insurance?

Many types of storm damage are covered by homeowner’s insurance. Most policies cover damage by lightning, fire, wind, and hail. Some also cover water damage restoration and replacement costs due to flooding and other storm concerns, but water damage is less commonly covered than other types of storm damage.

It is important to check with your insurance provider to determine what all costs are covered if a storm leads to home damage. By understanding what types of damage your insurance policy covers, you can properly prepare financially in case a storm does damage your home. 

Regardless, a prompt response to the damage is often necessary to cut costs and restore as much of your home as possible, reducing the need for more expensive and time-consuming replacements. 

Do’s and dont’s

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There are so many emotions and questions following a house fire that it is hard to know what you should and shouldn't do.  Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind.

Dont’s

*Do not enter your home until you've gotten permission that it is safe to do so

*Do not start or move your car if it has been damaged

*Do not try to clean any of the smoke or soot damage yourself

Do's

*contact family members/loved ones to inform them of the fire

*attend to frightened pets and ensure their safety and comfort

*call all utility providers (electric, gas, water) to inform them of the fire

*call homeowners insurance company to begin the claim process

*find somewhere to stay. 

Most homeowner’s policies will have coverage, which could pay for the food, clothing, and shelter that you and your family may need for a specified period of time.

Commercial damages

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Your disaster may not always be fire & water related, but the Professionals at SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield are always here to help when it comes to many other situations. If you have something that is stinky, messy, overwhelming or just plain disgusting, think of your local SERVPRO as your 9-1-1 rescue clean-up-call. We’ve seen just about everything in the 30 years serving our beloved area.

There are several services that you may never think of until a related disaster strikes your family, home or business including mold, sewage, biohazard, crime or death scene cleanup.  Equipped with the knowledge, experience, training and compassion, the SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield team will start helping the moment you call us at 513-858-1071 on a 24/7 basis.

West Chester is a charming college town. In the lazy days of summer, we are often called by the local University, property managers and rental housing investors to come in and do a “Deep Clean” on the entire property to get it ready for the students returning in the fall. Rest assured, we not only clean the structure thoroughly including baseboards, blinds, walls, ceilings, flooring, carpets, bathrooms and even dryer ducts (to name a few things), but we can repair drywall or cabinets if this sort of repair work is needed, too.

Get to know your SERVPRO of West Chester team, because when disaster strikes, (and we all know it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when”), you want to have us on your smart phone and office speed dial. No matter how big or small the loss is, your local SERVPRO of West Chester team will be ready to guide you through insurance concerns and jump in immediately to help make your business property or home  "Like it never ever happened."  We are available day or night 365 days a years to help.

Mold in a business

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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 East Hamilton/Fairfield has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Today (513) 858-1071

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

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

Black water

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to dealing with flood water in East Hamilton Fairfield, it's important to know that this type of water often falls into the black category (category 3). This can become a factor in many cleanup operations. It is important to understand where the water comes from and what to do if flooding occurs in your business.

Where Black Water Comes From

Contaminated water, otherwise known as black water, is any water that may have come in contact with fecal matter. This may include

  • Sewer water
  • Water from fields
  • Toilet backup
  • River run off

Flooding falls into the black category because often there is no way to tell what it has come into contact with. In most cases, it is best to assume it has been contaminated and follow the proper sanitation procedures.

Covid disinfection

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO want to let you know that we take the current status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously and are diligently monitoring the situation closely and prepared to respond when you need services for your facility anytime of the day or night. Whether you would like to take precautionary matters to minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning or need to sanitize due to exposure of a person testing positive to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield can perform cleaning services to disinfect both the facility and its contents. We know how important it is to get your business back up and running.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for an estimate, please call us today at (513) 858-1071

Water damage after A storm

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SERVPRO of Bath specializes in storm damage restoration. We utilize the latest techniques and cutting-edge equipment to get your home back in preloss condition as soon as possible after a flood or storm.

Locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quickly and efficiently. A fast response lessens the current damage, limits further damage and reduces the overall restoration cost. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond day or night to help local business owners and residents.

When disaster strikes, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield has access to 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 SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield today at (513) 858-1071.

Coronavirus/ Covid-19

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Why choose SERVPRO?

Because we are the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, and we can minimize the spread of germs with a proactive cleaning of your business.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

We perform all cleanup and bioremediation in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Our SERVPRO proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROxide and Total Vanquish are EPA-certified, hospital-grade disinfectants that have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Coronavirus (SARS-Co2/COVID-19) on hard, non porous surfaces.

At SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield, we believe in sharing facts, not fears concerning this virus.

We have the experience, and equipment to thoroughly clean and disinfect your property using a variety of cleaning methods.

And we're here to help. Questions? Call us at 513-858-1071.

Covid-19

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield

is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call our Office Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – (513) 858-1071

Coronavirus

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

With the Corona Virus (COVID-19) breaking its way into Ohio, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is here to help. We have the right products and team to clean and sanitize any size office. Call today 513-858-1071!

Have the kid's school been hit hard or even your office??? What can you do....

SERVPRO can clean and disinfect your office, home or even your classroom to combat this Corona Virus. Don’t feel helpless, call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield and let them work to keep you and your team healthy.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is available 24/7 with any questions or concerns that you may have about any kind of cleaning, disinfecting. In addition if you have any fire, water, or mold damages we are here to help.

Water damage in your home

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Flood damage in your East Hamilton/Fairfield home

Any household that experiences a water damage emergency will jump to drastic conclusions about the potential water in home damage and mitigation requirements that follow. The truth is, most water in home flood damage can be addressed without extreme mitigation measures, or radical alterations to the way a home operates. 

When flood damage is noticed, the first step in water damage restoration and drying is to contact the home insurance group responsible for taking care of water cleanup and emergency expenses. The next step is letting a water cleanup crew begin the process of water damage restoration.

The first reaction of a homeowner when water damage happens is extreme shock and questions about water cleanup. How could this type of emergency happen? The most common causes of flooding in the home originate with appliances like clothes washers, air conditioners, and water heaters. All homes use these appliances, so flooding should not be completely unexpected. The shock comes from not knowing how water damage restoration in the home will be addressed. This is where water in home expert damage assessment is needed most.

Water damage in your home

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As a homeowner, there are many liberties that you cannot obtain by merely renting a property from someone else. The other side of this coin, however, is the understanding that when you are facing a disaster to your home, there is no one else deemed responsible for taking care of it. That is why professional restoration services exist, to help you to recover from a damaging event without lingering effects like losing structural integrity or ruining valuable items.

Not all restoration projects are the same, however. There might be circumstances that you feel you can resolve on your own, yet more extreme events, such as the need for water removal for your home, which are too labor intensive and technical to take on for yourself. That is where our SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield team can help you reclaim your damaged home and restore the damages quickly and efficiently.

When it comes to water removal services, our IICRC certified team is first going to assess the cause of the problem that you are experiencing. Some sources might be easy to find, like water pouring out of an appliance that you have. Others take thorough inspection to completely root out, such as multiple cracks and missing mortar joints in the foundation of your home allowing for water penetration into the basement area. Once the source of the damage has gotten identified, our experienced professionals can localize water shut down or repair damages to your foundation.

We are here to help

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SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is your local Water, Fire, Mold Remediation company that delivers you corporate service with local flair.

Did you know that SERVPRO is a local small business? Yes that is right while we have a strong brand behind us supporting our efforts we are a local business. We live in and around the community that we serve. We suffer the same environmental disasters that you do. Our houses have roof leaks in heavy rains. The yards and basements flood when the water tables are too high or the storm drains are overloaded.

This pulse on the community separates us from those that live outside of the area or do not understand the challenges of the area. Our team sits on the same streets day in and day out that you travel everyday. 

Water damage company near me

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

When you are frantically completing a google search for 'water damage repair near me' you are most likely in a dire situation and require a prepared team of water damage repair technicians to quickly arrive on the scene and manage the situation. This is why SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is the first and ONLY call you need to make. We are available 24/7 and will arrive quickly to stop the damage and restore your home or business as quickly as possible. Furthermore, we provide all phases of construction services. This way, if there is further damage to the home your single search for 'water damage near me' will give you a complete repair experience.

Storm damage

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Whenever a storm strikes your home, there are many things that could happen that might need fixing. Whether that may be a hole in your roof or rainwater flooding into your home; when you need to call someone quick, you need to call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO works closely with your insurance company as we evaluate the damage to your home, furniture and household goods. Pack-outs allow SERVPRO to systematically review all of your belongings away from the flood zone. This also gives SERVPRO a chance to assess damage to your items and start determining the quickest and safest way to take care of each item.

When you find that all of your belongings are wet from your disaster, you don’t have to throw all of your belongings away. The aftermath of the flood can be overwhelming, but SERVPRO can help. Our advanced drying strategies can clean up and dry items you thought were ruined, making the pack out a money saver.

Commercial Damage

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We here at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield pride ourselves to being able to respond to any size disaster at any given time. Our response time is quick and may help avoid revenue loss. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield will work hard to restore the property and its contents to preloss condition helping you in this disaster situation. We have worked hospitals, schools, hotels and big facilities. Our staff is knowledgeable and here to answer any questions you may have. We know how difficult it is to go through fire, water, and mold damages. Our expert staff are well trained and have all the proper tools necessary to handle any size disaster.

The science of drying a water damage

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Did You Know there is actually a science behind the process of drying?

At SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield we have the Knowledge of psychrometrics which is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages.  

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield will:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in the wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

Restoring your water d

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in both residential and commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield works 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.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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.

Fire damage

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield provides timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

What You Can 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.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly. Give us a call at 513-858-1071.

Bio

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

If you are faced with a biohazard cleanup, our professional, compassionate staff at SERVPRO can guide you through the process.

If you are faced with a biohazard cleanup, such as a trauma scene, sewage backup, or hoarding situation, here are some key factors to consider:

  • Avoid exposure to any contaminants present. There are serious health risks associated with exposure to blood, bodily fluids, animal waste, sewage, and other biohazardous materials. Treat all potentially hazardous materials as if they are contaminated.
  • Assess ways to secure your personal safety and contain the situation, such as turning off the HVAC system and avoiding standing water or sagging ceilings.
  • Before attempting to clean up a trauma scene yourself, particularly when it involves a loved one, consider the long-term mental and emotional consequences of doing so. The cleanup process can be emotional and traumatic in itself. Biohazard cleanup professionals are trained to deal with trauma situations with compassion and discretion.
  • If you would like assistance with a biohazard cleanup, our trained professionals can assess the situation, provide a no-cost estimate, and clean the affected areas and dispose of the waste in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Qualities to look for

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Even when you make an effort to keep your home clean, there will be times where the workload may be too much. Travel, illness, or hosting large events may require some extra help. A professional service can help you focus on what is most important and not worry about cleaning. Here are five qualities to look for if you are thinking about hiring cleaning services.

1. Professionalism

Cleaning service employees should maintain a level of professionalism. Not all companies require their employees to wear a uniform, however, their appearance should be neat and clean. Employees should also carry a form of identification linking them to the service, as well as respect your home and your family.

2. Equipment

Always call ahead to verify if the service company will provide cleaning equipment such as sponges, brooms, mops, detergents, vacuum cleaner, and all other equipment necessary. If you prefer that the service providers use the products that you have, let them know ahead of time so there isn’t any confusion.

3. References

Search for testimonials online and look for references from previous clients. Try to look for clients who had needs similar to your own. Check for feedback such as turn-around time, effectiveness, and employee attitude.

4. Attention to Detail

Focus on details is what differentiates a professional cleaning service. A service where employees know to clean under the furniture, corners, baseboards, in between shelves, among others makes your house look and feel cleaner.

Why SERVPRO

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SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in our community. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield always strives to provide the best possible service. No matter how big or small your water damage may be, we have the know-how to restore your home or business to preloss state.  

If your home has sustained major water damage, you may feel like your home will never recover. Call the professionals who can fix it "Like it never even happened."

If you have questions about water or fire damage, call us 24/7/365 - (513)858-1071

We are proud to serve our local communities.

SERVPRO

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

What would happen if you pulled into work this morning only to find that you can't get into your building due to some type of disaster? Fire, Water, Crime Scene. How do you let your employees know about the situation? How do you take care of your customers? Who do you call? What do you do?

Did you know that 50% of all businesses that do not have a Emergency Ready Program in place, NEVER reopen after a disaster? Does your business have one? Are you prepared?

Luckily SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield offers this service to every community we are in. The best part, is it is absolutely FREE of charge, and NO obligations to ever use SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield. The Emergency Ready Program or ERP, takes depending on the size of your building very little time to complete.

We capture the vital data needed in time of crisis and disaster, and put it all together for you. No matter where you are in the world, you can rest assured if your business has a disaster, you are taken care of.

Mold in your commercial building

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can be in your home and not even realize it. Whether you see the affected areas or not, here are a few things you can do! First, if you see visible mold, do not mess with it. When mold is disturbed, it can release microscopic mold spores. When this happens mold can circulate inside your home using your HVAC system and any fans you have on. This makes it so the affected areas grow and become larger. Check out what to do and not do.

What Should You Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and ALL fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield for mold remediation services.

What Should You Not 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.

Commercial damages

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SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield has serviced many different homes and facilities this year. We have done cleaning, flood cleanup and fire damage restoration for everything from Senior Living Facilities, to Campgrounds and everything else in between. 

Some examples of different structures and buildings we can clean and perform emergency cleaning procedures include:

  • Healthcare Facilities (Hospitals, Urgent Cares, Doctor Offices, Dental Offices, etc.)
  • Retail Centers and Strip Malls
  • Restaurants and Banquet Halls
  • Schools 
  • Hospitality Facilities (Hotels, Motels, Airbnbs)
  • Corporate buildings

Any facility that has a roof and structure we can clean and we aim to be the best restoration experience you will have. We work hard, so that you don't have to. 

Smelly office

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Home Remedy for a Smelly Office

If you are a small business owner like we are then you know that offie organization and maintenance is hard to schedule. There are times when the office just starts to smell bad from too much "take out" and the box of employee shirts that have not been washed. Try out our homemade deodorization 

What you'll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener, 2 tablespoons Baking Soda, Hot tap water, Spray bottle (about 27oz) 

Preparation: Using a funnel, pour fabric softener and baking soda into your spray bottle. Fill spray bottle with hot tap water and shake well. You can spray it on furniture and carpet to remove bad odors.

If your schedule is too tight even for the above remedy give SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield a call and we can clean air ducts and carpets that will make your office smelling fresh once again.

Your business in mind

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield we understand your business. We understand that when our services are required, we need to be there fast, get the job done quickly and most
importantly get the job done right. We would work closely with you to minimize the impacts of a property damage and avoid any unnecessary interruptions to your
business.


Whether you need us for commercial cleaning or catastrophe restoration; whether you need to obtain reliable information about commercial cleaning and restoration processes; and if you want quality cleaning with fastest response times call SERVPRO of
Richmond Hill at (513) 422-9200. At SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield, we are committed to providing our clients with the most reliable information and most current technology to complete our restoration services and reduce any interruptions to your business and lower recovery costs.


Call us today at for more information.

Mold in commercial business

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can hide in many places indoors, such as under carpet, inside walls and paneling, and in piping and insulation. It has also been found behind wallpaper, but it’s important to be cautious about investigating it without an indoor environmental specialist present; once exposed, mold spores can spread easily. It only takes two to three days for mold to grow indoors. If you do suspect a mold outbreak at your commercial facility, stay away from suspected areas until experts can come and perform the necessary tests. 

If a mold breaks out but goes undetected for a long time, the more damage it can cause. That could disrupt your operations and impact you financially. If your building has suffered any water damage, watch for mold signs. The sooner it’s discovered, the sooner an indoor environmental specialist can come in to clean it up.

Faster to any disaster

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

There is no disaster that hits home quite like a disaster to your property, home or business. When you have suffered a fire and water or mold damage, you don't have time to waste searching for a company to fix your property. When disaster strikes, depend on SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield to fix it.

Whether the job is big or small, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  will be there to help make it "Like it never even happened." so you can get back to your home or business and on with your life.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield has experts who deal with mold mitigation and remediation process and what may take place if you are dealing with mold loss. As well as expertise in biohazard, crime scene, and vandalism cleanup. Whatever it may be you can count on SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 24/7 365 days a year. You can call our office at (513)858-1071

Storm damage in your home

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

After storm damage, your home may be left with structural damage, flooding, or roof damage. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield strives to serve our community after storm damage strikes.

Our team of licensed professionals are guaranteed to make your home look "Like it never even happened." 

Here at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield, we know time is a huge factor in restoration. The faster we can get to your home and begin the restoration process, the less likely damage will spread. 

We are faster to any size disaster. If you need assistance after storm damage, give us a call. Whether your damage is in the afternoon or middle of the night, we can help. We are open 365 days a year including weekends and holidays for your convenience. (513)858-1071

IICRC

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Imagine you just had some sort of storm come through your area.  You now have a water intrusion and you need help to get it dried out. You've never done this before so you aren't exactly sure where to start. Some friends start making suggestions on different companies, but you know that you want the best. How can you choose? Look for the ones who are IICRC certified. These people have been trained and have then been tested on their knowledge in order to receive their certificates so they truly do know the best way to handle every situation, according to the industry standards. Each local franchise has people on staff who are certified in many different areas. Please feel free to call us with any questions at any time. Call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071

After damage restoration

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage restoration is the act of responding immediately and using advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. SERVPRO  professionals use advanced equipment to monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly. SERVPRO professionals have the tools and resources for faster and reliable service.

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. At SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield, no job is too big and no question is too small.  So when fire or water damage strikes your home or business, call on SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071.

Campfire

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Is there anything better than to spend time with the family around a roaring campfire enjoying the beautiful Georgia summer nights?

Follow these tips and stay safe this summer

  • Before starting a campfire, be sure it is allowed. During certain times or droughts, it may be prohibited.
  • Use existing fire rings or fire pits.
  • Start a fire at least 15 feet from tents and trees.
  • Build a fire on an open and leveled ground (never start a fire near plants or under tree branches).
  • Pick a spot that is protected from strong winds.
  • Don’t use any flammable liquids to ignite the fire.
  • Be ready to put the fire out in case of an emergency. Have a bucket of water and a shovel close by before starting a fire.
  • Always try to keep the fire small and under control.
  • Don’t leave kids unattended near a fire pit.
  • Before leaving the site, make sure the fire is burn out (use lots of water if necessary.)

Water damage restoration

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage in your home or business? 

No worries! SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  is here to help! We have commercial and residential equipment to handle any size job. With hundreds of air movers, and dehumidifiers no job is too big. 

Time is of the essence once water enters your home or building. It is important to extract as soon as possible to prevent secondary damages such as mold and other microbial growth. Once the water is extracted the drying process can begin. It is important to leave equipment in place to make sure the entire structure is completely dry. We make sure to send team members out to monitor the drying process and document it. This is all uploaded in our DryBook for your records. The DryBook is basically a diary of the job from start to finish.

Aftermath of a fire

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

In the Aftermath

After a fire occurs, you should quickly react and take steps to restoring your Home/business.  The reason being, fire damage commonly results in broken windows and exposed walls to the outside elements and can cause further damage if not addressed.  Home Owners usually try to save themselves some money here, but if not educated on this specialty situation they can actually cause permanent damage.  We recommend your first step is to call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071.

Steps We Take

There are multiple steps we take to restoring your home.  We start with removing the source of the odor, follow up with cleaning what is left, and deodorizing.  During the first stage we remove anything that can give off that smell of fire which can include the structure and contents.  After we have removed all of this we move to a cleaning process.  In our cleaning process we remove the soot with a special rubber sponge.  Any other item will rub the soot in and permanently stain the contents.  The last major step we take in the remediation process is deodorizing.  

Faster to any size disaster

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

We are dedicated to being "Faster to any size disaster". This is our commitment, to be there when you need us most.

Here at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield, we are here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” if one of those disasters comes your way. With over 1,700 independently owned and operated Franchises, you can trust the team in green to get your property— and life—back to normal. We’re only a call away.

Faster to any size disaster. This is not just another tag line for SERVPRO—it is a commitment to be there when you need us most.

Whether you are a small business or home owner facing minor fire or water damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield has the resources needed to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins and the sooner you can resume business as usual.

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the size, call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071. 

24 hours a day

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

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.

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)?

Kitchen fire

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke Damage After a Kitchen Fire

Cooking is the number one cause of fires in the home; specifically, fires that originate from the stove.  Even when the fire is caught early and put out, the smoke damage that the fire caused can be devastating to a home and it's furnishings.  The smoke odor gets trapped in the curtains, mattresses, sofas, on the walls, and other places in the home.  SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield is IICR Certified to clean, deodorize, and sanitize upholstery. In addition, SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield has a tried and true process of eliminating the strong odor of smoke from the air using deodorizers and ionizing machines. Additionally, we will work with your insurance company.

Please call today to get the process started, 513-858-1071

Smoke alarms

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Learning About Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.

Storm damage

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you are dealing with a storm, flood, or water damage, immediate action is crucial. Here at SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield, we understand just how crucial this step is. Our professionals are trained in the highest of standards, making them ready to attack any sized disaster’s, at any given time.

Why should you choose SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

  • Floods and storms can occur at the most inconvenient of times. Here at SERVPRO, you can depend on an immediate response from our technicians because they are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

We’re Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

  • We have advanced training & expertise, as well as a large amount of hands-on experience. Want to see our work? Visit our Before & After page or read what our customers have to say about our service.

At SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield, we care about our local community as well as all of those that live in the area. If you have any questions, or would like to contact one of our professionals, please call (513)858-1071.

Fire restoration

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

The fire restoration process should be started as quickly as possible following a fire damage. The longer you wait to contact a certified restoration company, the more likely it is for damage from water and smoke to intensify. It’s bad enough there was a fire, but the water and chemicals used to extinguish it can cause secondary damage.  The remnants will continue to do damage long after the flames are extinguished.   

Some people will attempt conventional cleaning methods like renting a steam cleaner and using common cleaning agents available at the store.  Unfortunately, this will barely make an impact on the problem and could cause bigger issues.  Chemical agents could react with the residue and cause permanent damage, and in some cases, they may cause toxic fumes. Fire damage cleanup is one of the most difficult jobs out there, and it should be left to a professional for the best results. 

Let SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield be your certified professional when facing your own fire damage. We will walk you through the process step by step to ensure that your home is properly restored. Our team of professionals is available 24/7 to help you put your life back together and restore your normal as much as possible.

Call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield today at 513-858-1071

Let our team help

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you are a commercial business operating out of a warehouse, high rise, office park, strip mall, etc., let SERVPRO assist with your facility management and emergency needs.  When a pipe breaks and floods an entire office, a break room fire renders adjacent offices unusable, or a biohazard incident shuts you down completely, your first thought is staff safety……the next thought is, “when can I be up and running at full capacity again?”  Call SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield on 513-858-1071 for immediate assistance.  We are trained specialists that can take on any deep cleaning job, we are certified in biohazard cleaning and recovery, mold remediation, water extraction and remediation, fire remediation and rebuilds, content pack-outs, etc.  We are here to help and partnering with us will ensure your business is up and running as fast as possible.  Time is money and we understand you need to get back to work. 

Commercial jobs

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield has offers a full general cleaning division. With this added service we can service more commercial properties, such as restaurants, office spaces, etc. Our general cleaning service is deep clean of the entire property.

Here is a list of our total commercial cleaning and maintenance we offer:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Cleaning of Draperies
  • Walls, Ceiling & Hard Surface Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Vandalism cleaning
  • Kitchen cleaning (degreasing)

Along with the general cleaning of commercial properties. We also offer our duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning for all commercial properties as well.

Have any more questions?

Find us on the web, https://www.SERVPROeasthamiltonfairfield.com/

Call us today for your quote on your commercial property, available 24/7-365

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield: 513-858-1071

Storm safety

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

No matter where you live or work, you will experience severe storms at one time or another. It’s that you are prepared and educated in advance of this so you are best able to handle the circumstance. Whether you live in Tornado Alley, along the coasts, on a fault line, or in fire prone locations, the following is a lists of preparation steps you should take.

  • Keep a battery powered radio at your residence
  • Have a flashlight accessible
  • Unplug electrical appliances from your home when gone for extended periods
  • Ensure roof shingles are well secured and nailed down
  • Employ a lightning protection system to avoid strikes on your home
  • Board up windows and doors in advance of a major storm

These are just a few of many important steps to take to be prepared for a storm. Call SERVPRO of East/Hamilton Fairfield at 513-858-1071 with questions regarding storm safety and preparedness.

Pack out

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Pack outs:

If you need to pack out items for a renovation, restoration, construction move etc. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is here to help you. 

We do inventorying and pack outs all the time for loss jobs, and can do yours too - whether delivering to a storage facility, an onsite temporary trailer or portable storage unit, or our own facilities.  

Packing out an entire home, office or business is a huge job.  We've had years of experience, there is no job to big or to small - we've got it down to a science.  

When you are ready to bring back your boxes, we'll return them when you've scheduled them. We can help categorize and inventory possessions as well as label so they all are returned.

Mold

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

How to Prevent Mold After Water Damage

Water damage can be a big issue, if not taken care of properly the left over moisture can turn into mold. Whether hidden in your walls or out in plain sight, mold only needs a little moisture and a dark space. A few things to keep in  mind when you find water some where it shouldn’t be in your home.

  • Clean water as quickly as possible
  • Use fans to dry the area
  • Dehumidify the room
  • Sanitize the area
  • Check all furniture in the area to make sure it is not damp as well.

When water creeps in make sure you know the proper way to handle it, this can keep you from spending more than needed. If you have a water issue and need help to ensure you don’t end up with mold growth call SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 513-858-1071. We are here to help.

Cleaning washer

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Considering washing machines are used to keep things clean, you may wonder how you can even end up with mold in your washer – but it’s entirely possible. When it happens it’s one of the worst things ever, when that smell can soak into your clothing and never come out. But all is not lost; not only can you salvage your mold-contaminated washing machine, but you can even save your clothing.

Don’t Throw Out Your Washer Just Yet

Before you haul your washing machine to your Cincinnati,OH dumpster, try these steps to clean out the mold smell and remediate your mold issues:

  • Scrub the machine out thoroughly. Glove up and get in there with some elbow grease and a brillo pad. Scrub the mold away until you can’t see anything but clean metal, then run an empty wash cycle to rinse the particulates away.
  • Use everyday household products to both kill the mold and get rid of the smell. Run a cycle with a 1:4 mix of water and baking soda, then another cycle with vinegar put into the detergent tray. Both will help clean out any smells, and eradicate remaining mold. Just remember to run an empty wash cycle after to rinse it out and prevent your dirty clothes from smelling like vinegar.
  • Bleach everything. Bleach and other chemical cleaners can be that last “burn it all to the ground” resort, but they’ll work in a pinch. If you want to try something a bit gentler, though, give an oxy-based cleaner that uses oxidizing solutions a try.

Content restoration

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

When rains fall, winds roar and storms surge after making sure everyone is safe and looked after, we worry about our property. We worry about roof shingles blowing off or that old tree that seems to be swaying more than feels safe that is near your garage. It seems like in a storm when we think about property damage, we think about the structure, the roof torn off or a tree on the roof. But we leave out the secondary damages this causes to our contents, our furniture and everything that makes a house a home. Before tossing all your contents our or placing them out on the curb for pick up, make sure you check with  SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield to see if the contents can be cleaned and restored. We have been helping customers like you when disaster strikes for 28+ years. We are ready  24/7, 365 to serve you.

Repair > Replace

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

We often find mitigation and repair used interchangeably, but they are two different words for two entirely different services that SERVPRO provides.

The dictionary definition of mitigation is: the action of reducing the severity, seriousness or painfulness of something. So essentially mitigation is the process of treating the site of loss to prevent any further damage or destruction on homes or businesses. SERVPRO’s mitigation process comes in many different forms depending on the kind of loss, but our main goal is ensure our customers are out of harms way as quickly and efficiently as possible. For instance during most water damage scenarios, we mitigate the effected space by opening up walls and removing flooring due to moisture barriers, apply anti-microbial and dry them.

The dictionary definition of repair is: fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault). So essentially repair is the process of stopping the cause of loss from imposing more damage or destruction on homes or businesses by replacing or returning the damaged source to optimal condition. We’re all in this together to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Bursting pipes

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Bursting pipes leave a big mess. You can call a professional in Middletown Springboro, to fix a broken pipe, but what do you do about the water damage? Plumbers will perform the necessary repairs to fix your burst or leaking pipe, but it will be up to you to deal with the cleanup.

Water Damage

Water can cause serious damage, especially if it is left standing for a prolonged period of time. You should start the cleanup efforts as soon as possible. If the damage is limited to a small space, you might be able to handle things on your own. A water mitigation professional should be called in if the bursting pipes affected multiple rooms, traveled between floors of your home or went unnoticed for over eight hours.

Cleanup

If you are dealing with standing water or the leak happened near electrical appliances, turn off the power before you enter. You will need to have any carpet removed. Depending on the damage, it may be salvageable. Clear the room of all furniture and other removable items.

If you are dealing with standing water, it needs to be removed. You can hire a professional or use a shop vac, depending on how much water you are dealing with. It is important to thoroughly dry the area. Warm, dry weather might allow you to open doors and windows. Bring in big fans.

You may even need to remove sections of your wall to ensure the space behind is completely dry. Drywall and insulation can wick water. If the insulation isn’t dried properly mold can grow. Water mitigation specialists can come in and determine the full extent of the damage caused by the bursting pipes.

Dealing with water damage can be a frustrating and overwhelming task. It is vital that you remove all water-soaked materials and dry the space out completely. The faster you can accomplish this, the less likely you will have to deal with mold 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 East Hamilton Fairfield sees water damages happen every day and at different times of the day. Reviewing or speaking with your insurance company or agent  can be helpful and save you a ton of money in the long run. 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. 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 to cover any damage items. Learn where the water shut off valve is in your home that can also limit damages. Knowing where that is can be helpful in the event of an emergency.  

Signs of mold days after a water damage

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield not only restore the water damage but take measures to prevent mold from forming and creating colonies. Here are examples of signs of possible mold from a water damage.

  • Strong musty odors
  • Excessive humidity
  • reoccurring water damage or signs of it.

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

Fast response to a water damage

9/3/2019 (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.

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.
  •  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.

Storm tips

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Sit down and go over some questions to ask yourself, such as, do all of your windows and doors fit to create a tight seal? When was the last time you had the roof inspected? Are the trees in the yard trimmed and cut back enough, so they are not hitting your dwelling repeatedly should high winds surface? 

In the event of a bad storm do you have an emergency plan in place? Do you have an emergency ready bag for you and all family members living with you, in case you need to leave your home?  Having an emergency plan for communication may be a good idea as well. 

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield is here to help for any of your storm damage needs. We do board ups, roof tarpings, water damages, as well as fire damages that may result from storm damage. We are always ready and ready to help.

Call anytime at 513-858-1071 and ask about our FREE Emergency Response Profile for your home.

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 losses to your home or business or even create hazards.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield professionals have the training, experience and equipment to mitigate any water situation. If water issues go on for too long particularly inside of walls, secondary damages can become problem if mold has begun to grow.

Call our SERVPRO team to rapidly dry and disinfect your home or business.

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

We also have various ways of removing odors  created by a variety of different sources

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield is available 24-7 365 a year.

Water damage

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

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

 Water quickly spreads throughout a property and gets absorbed into floors, walls, and furniture and can of course cause stress. When we arrive on site, we quickly start the water extraction process almost immediately. SERVPROS fast response can help minimize  water damage. Our advanced drying methods allow us to respond quickly to your water damage and cleanup needs, and also helps prevent secondary damage 

Some of the main water damages include flooding caused by severe weather, plumbing leaks, sink, bathtub, toilet overflow, and sewage backup. More water damages are caused by broken pipes, plumbing, or appliance malfunctions than from weather related issues.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield is available 24/7 365 days a year.

Fire and soot 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 the 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. 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 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 East Hamilton Fairfield is available 24/7 365 for any emergency you may have, (513) 858-1071

Commercial fire/water damage

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 East Hamilton Fairfield is here to help 24/7 365 days a year. Call us day or night at (513) 858-1071.

Water damage in your home or business

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Aside from fire, water damage is quite possibly the fastest acting  damage to your  home or business. Flooding, rain, leaking pipes, or broken appliances are all some 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 and dispersing to where it’s least resistant, 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. 

Water damage is categorized by a class system Classification is based on the effects of the water, the rate of evaporation, and how much moisture is absorbed by the materials in the area. There are also several different types of water. This includes clean, gray, or black water and are differentiated depending on the source as well as the water's contamination levels.

Tornado and high wind damage

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 another location. The new location will allow your contents to be kept safe and to be restored if needed. 

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 Miami Valley 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 and Beavercreek. In addition to trees and power lines, the tornadoes peeled roofs off of houses, brought down businesses' walls and collapsed ceilings and car ports.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield is here 24/7 for any damage occurred after a storm. You can call our office at 513-858-1072.

Steps for mold

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can disrupt the mold spores 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 be airborne days before landing.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield 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.

Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield specializes in mold remediation and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

See Signs of Mold? Call Us Today – 513-858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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.

Complete turn key

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 East Hamilton / Fairfield 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 East Hamilton / Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield 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)858-1071.

Mood removal

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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 East Hamilton/Fairfield professionals are available 24/7 365. If you have any questions or concerns on mold you can call our office at (513)422-9200.

Roof damage

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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.

Storm damage

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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 and building

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SERVPRO 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 of East Hamilton/Fairfield  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 East Hamilton/Fairfield water team has over 35 years of experience of water mitigation, mold remediation and carpet cleaning.  Every member plays a crucial 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

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No job to small or big for construction or remodel.

What some people don’t know about SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is we do more than just fire, water, mold, and crime scene cleanup etc...etc... When we go in for those jobs we sometimes have to cut dry wall, pull carpet, pull any type of flooring, anything we do, we have construction and remolders to 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 East Hamilton Fairfield.

First Responder Bowl

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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

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SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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

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Biohazardous Clean Ups By SERVPRO 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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)858-1071 to schedule an inspection and get started.

SERVPRO is ready for anything

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SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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

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When SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield,  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 East Hamilton Fairfield is ready to help you 24 hours a day. Call (513)858-1071

Ways SERVPRO can help your commercial business

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SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield (513)858-1071

Commercial mitigation from a fire

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield.  At SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield, 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 East Hamilton Fairfield, 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 East Hamilton Fairfield (513)858-1071.

Clean air equals healthier 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield is a 24/7 emergency service business call us at (513)858-1071

Ways to keep toilets from flooding

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield’s expertise and equipment to repair these types of water damage.

Things to do during a power outage

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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

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071

Water removal

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071

Water damage restoration

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Flooded home caused by Sump Pump

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield provides 24 hour water damage restoration service to homes and businesses around the area! 

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield  (513)858-1071

“Like it never even happened.”

Damaged contents 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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)858-1071. 

Fall maintenance to avoid a water damage

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield for all your Biohazard needs, (513)858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071 for 24 hour Emergency service.

SERVPRO offers a (ERP) 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 East Hamilton Fairfield  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)858-1071

Commercial Fire

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield   at (513)858-1071 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

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield (513)858-1071

Protecting your home or business from flooding

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage is no match for SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield at: (513)858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield’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

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  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 East Hamilton Fairfield  will gladly estimate any job for you.  We are an emergency services company so we are 24/7 365

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  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.

Prepare you dog info for a storm

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield  is here to help 24/7-365. 

Why SERVPRO? We do it all

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial/Residential restoration is a nuanced industry. That's why you can trust SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield with your building and business. We care about your livelihood. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield  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 East Hamilton Fairfield  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 East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071 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 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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)858-1071, 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 East Hamilton Fairfield is quick to respond in any kind of disaster. We are emergency services and open 24/7, call our office at (513)858-1071.

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)858-1071

Business fires

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Let SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 flood or storm 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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)858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield at (513)858-1071 with any mold issues.

Dangers of DIY after a fire

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 East Hamilton Fairfield  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 East Hamilton Fairfield  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 East Hamilton Fairfield team is available 24/7 by calling (513)858-1071

Restoring your commercial business

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 - 513-858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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.

Restore 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 East Hamilton Fairfield, We’re Faster To Any Size of mold, water, storm, and fire damaging incidents. Call us today at (513)858-1071 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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)858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield  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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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  513-858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  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

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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)858-1071

Always ready for a storm

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield has been serving  communities providing fast, reliable and professional service.

Your Resource for 24/7 Emergency Support

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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  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 East Hamilton Fairfield  a call at 513-858-1071

Why SERVPRO

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield a call, we are a 24/7 365 emergency services restoration company.

Black water

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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

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 East Hamilton Fairfield , 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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) 858-1071. We are a emergency services company, open 24/7 365.

Water damage

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 513-858-1071 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Need help fast in a storm situation? SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  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

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 513-858-1071

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.

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

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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. Our team at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 – 513-858-1071

Storm tips

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

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 road 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 East Hamilton Fairfield immediately! Even minor floods have the potential to cause MAJOR damage and if not treated properly, can result in mold growth.
  5. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is prepared to handle any sized disaster, when fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield will help you take it back and is approved by all insurance companies

About SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  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.

4 signs of mold after a water damage

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield  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 East Hamilton/Fairfield has been serving East Hamilton/Fairfield 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 - 513-858-1071

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/Fairfieldhas 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

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield  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)858-1071.

Sewage cleanup and restoration

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

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

Toilet Overflow or Sewer Backup?
Call Today (513)858-1071

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  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

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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)858-1071

We are trained professionals

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 ??

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield  at (513)858-1071.

Smoke detectors

8/21/2018 (Permalink)


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 East Hamilton Fairfield .

ERP commercial/residential

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

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  East Hamilton Fairfield Representatives will come to your facility and record the details and information on their tablets 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 East Hamilton Fairfield today 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 East Hamilton Fairfield as your fire and water mitigation and reconstruction provider.

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 - 513-858-1071

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

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 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.

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/rodents

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

7/4/2018 (Permalink)

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!!

Fire Hazards

7/4/2018 (Permalink)

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 513-858-1071 to set up a consultation.

Flood 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 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

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold vs. Human-Which species prefers 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 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

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

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
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 - 513-858-1071
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.

Float carpet

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

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

Rely on SERVPRO to act fast

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to get the remediation process started

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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield staff is waiting to assist you. Make the call today - (513) 858-1071

Fire Restoration

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Here to help 24/7-365

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 services, do not hesitate to check out SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield. Whether day or night, we are always available to help you. 513-858-1071

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 Middletown Springboro 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield to get started today – 513-858-1071

Fast to any Size commercial damage

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at SERPVRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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. 513-858-1071

Fire tips

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

House fires make up 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 24/7 365. (513) 858-1071

Water damage

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After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield  is acutely aware of the dangers of a flood-damaged home, and how to work safely while restoring your home in the East Hamilton Fairfield and surrounding areas. Reach out to us right away at (513) 858-1071 when your home experiences flooding so we can get there quickly to minimize the damages.

Water damage in your home

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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.

Mold

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield is always ready to serve those in our communities, including surrounding areas. Contact us by calling our 24-hour service line at (513) 858-1071. Your family does not need to live with the effects of mold damage in your home.

Immediate response

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When you first contact us about commercial flood 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 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 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 (ERP) system can help to expedite this process, allowing us to access critical information early on, and without hassle.

Call us 24/7 at (513)858-1071

Fire damage a local business

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What To Do After A Fire

Call SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 

Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.

Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.

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.

Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.

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.

When your business and belongings have been damaged due to fire and smoke, call the experienced and knowledgeable staff at SERVPRO of Eas Hamilton Fairfield, 513-858-1071, to make it "Like it never even happened."

How to treat/remove mold, correctly

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When you discover mold in your home/building, call in the experts at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield.

We can't even count how many jobs we have done because either internal maintenance crews or even outside contractors didn't know how to properly handle mold removal.

Once proper containment is in place and control of the air is maintained, mold can be addressed. If carpet, drywall, wallpaper and insulation has mold growing on it, it’s going to need to be removed. The affected material is removed from its location and is then properly bagged.

Those bags need to be properly handled to ensure that mold is not carried out of the containment area and allowed to spread into the air and onto other unaffected materials.

Once all mold affected material has been removed, all of the surrounding areas can be cleaned and HEPA vacuumed to ensure all of the mold spores have been removed.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield. Fire, water and mold damage remediation experts. Call us at 513.858.1071.

SERVPRO works with your insurance company to make the process easier.

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield  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 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 commercial damage

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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 - 513-858-1071

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.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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.

We are here to help with any storm damages

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When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is primed for whatever happens.” With a network of more than 1,700 Franchises, the SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 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 y our 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

Our SERVPRO can help get you back in your home quick.

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield for assistance at 513-858-1071 today.

When storms hit, SERVPRO is ready.

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SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield 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.

Sprinkler head busted.

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Local school 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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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) 858-1071. 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

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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 East Hamilton Fairfield 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

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Kitchen Fire

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 East Hamilton and Fairfield 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield  , We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire or water related. 

Can you save carpet after a water damage?

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After a flood, many homeowners and property managers wonder if their carpet and pad can be saved.  The answer is, it depends.  Factors such as the age and quality of the carpet and pad, as well as the type of installation used, have to be taken into consideration. 

There are 3 floodwater categories that determine whether the carpet and padding can be restored to their pre-water damage:

  • Category 1 (clean water): non-contaminated water that may come from a broken pipe, sink, etc. After the water has been extracted, carpets can be dried and restored in place.
  • Category 2 (gray water): dirty water that has been released by sump pumps, washing machines, dishwashers, etc. The carpet can usually be restored if it has been wet for less than 48 hours. The pad is replaced in majority of cases.
  • Category 3 (black water): water containing dangerous contaminants that may originate from sewage and toilet back flows as well as from floods caused by natural disasters. To protect your family’s health, carpets and pads should be removed then discarded. 

Mold in your home or business.

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Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Below are a few mold facts.

  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be dried out. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants

Fire: Portable Heaters

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Portable heaters are popular during the winter, especially when a temporary cold spell falls and you need just a little bit more heat to be comfortable.  Most are inexpensive, making them attractive purchases every year.

Yet, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 home fires are associated with the use of space heaters.

Our office works with fire damaged homes/businesses on a daily basis, and we know that safe practices at home can’t be undervalued.  Safe practices with space heaters are important to prevent the loss of property and contents.

 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 East Hamilton/Fairfield (513)858-1071

Fire: Portable Heaters

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Portable heaters are popular during the winter, especially when a temporary cold spell falls and you need just a little bit more heat to be comfortable.  Most are inexpensive, making them attractive purchases every year.

Yet, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 home fires are associated with the use of space heaters.

Our office works with fire damaged homes/businesses on a daily basis, and we know that safe practices at home can’t be undervalued.  Safe practices with space heaters are important to prevent the loss of property and contents.

 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, OHIO (513)932-3649

Raccoons causing damage in the attic?

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Raccoons can sneak their way into your attic, leaving behind a several damages including biohazard waste, making it critical for you to avoid handling materials such as insulation, drywall, or wood found in the area.

Raccoons living in your attic tend to leave fecal matter and urine in common areas, called latrines. However, there is far more damage (biohazardous) that a raccoon can do and the longer they inhabit the area, the more types of damages they are likely to cause.  
  
You should always consider these areas hazardous and obtain professional biohazard cleaning services from a company, like SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield. Our IICRC certified technicians utilize full personal protective equipment and follow all safety protocols necessary to limit exposure and loss

Call our office at (513)932-3649

Storms or floods hit your town, SERVPRO is ready

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SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to 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 quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost. Whether it is your basement flood, sump pump backup and/or water coming in your doors or windows, we can help.

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.

Call our office 24-7/365 (513)858-1071

Trusting a Restoration Professional After a Fire Is So Important

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Because of the pattern that flames typically form during ignition, smoky residue saturates every opening. The soot constructs up in layers that may end up being solidified and tough to eliminate which is another reason to leave the cleaning to a reputable company like SERVPRO. When the cleaning teams do arrive, they promptly different salvageable items from charred debris, taking the things creating the strongest odors out for clean.

A restoration effort reduces the after-effects a blaze can have on the health of those who return in. If a homeowner does not have the property restored by a professional, the results can be found later on down the line. 

Companies like SERVPRO are leading experts in fire restoration. They are trained to help remove your belongings as well as cleaning and storing them until your property has been restored to its original condition.

Give us a call 

Office: (513)-422-9200

Choose SERVPRO to protect your home

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Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time. The key to avoiding costly restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. If you have questions or need help to ensure your property, contact SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield at 513-858-1071. 

Your home is a reflection of you and makes an impression on all those who enter it. You invest your time, energy, and hard-earned money to maintain, protect the value of your home. When you need work done on your home, you should expect the very best service by our highly trained water specialists at a fair price. That's where SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield shines.

Smoke and Soot cleanup

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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 East Hamilton/Fairfield will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during examination. 

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and soot damage. "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? And need a highly trained and certified (IICRC) specialists to come out, don't wait and call SERVPRO

Call Us Today- 513-858-1071

Is Mold lurking in your home?

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the mold facts below:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture and a food source (dry wall dust). Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

Restoring Commercial Property after a water damage.

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Flooding and water damage events at East Hamilton/Fairfield commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response from our experts at SERVPRO. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large water damage. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield 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

How We Do Fire Damage

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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.

Call our office at (513)932-3649

Warren County Ohio Water Restoration

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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.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, 
Call Us Today 513-932-3649

Contents Restoration

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. 

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

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.

Electronic Cleanup

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
  • Computers
  • 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:

  1. Air Drying
  2. Dehumidification
  3. Freezer Drying
  4. Vacuum Freeze Drying
  5. Vacuum Thermal Drying

Protect Your Business After a Fire Damage

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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

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

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

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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

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

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…

    1. Pick up flowers from the grocery store
    2. 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!
    3. 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
    4. Set a timer–it’s amazing what I can get done in 20 minutes when I hear that timer ticking
    5. 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!
    6. Invite someone over in an hour–your own personal blackmail
    7. Buy some new yummy cleaning supplies–because I can’t resist good smells

Y’all, I fall for it every time!

Source: http://www.thenester.com/2015/11/7-ways-i-trick-myself-into-cleaning-the-house.html

Fire Prevention for Your Family

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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.

Source: http://radio.foxnews.com/2015/12/11/family-fire-prevention/

When do Most Deadly Fires Occur?

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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.

Emergency Services

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Bio Hazard Cleanup

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