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What to expect

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage: What to Expect?

When you have a water damage in your home or business, your top priority is to begin the cleanup process as soon as possible. We understand that communication is key to making the mitigation and restoration as stress free as possible. Our team at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield doesn't just walk you through the details at the initial visit, we are there every step of the way to make sure your experience as seamless and easy as possible. Our team will communicate directly with your insurance company and relay all details directly to you to you to ensure that you are always informed of the status of your property. We are emergency services and available 24/7-365.

Different categories of water

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

Category 1- Clean Water

Water that is classified as Category 1 is commonly referred to as “clean water,” as the water’s source is sanitary and does not pose any risks from exposure. Category 1 water examples may include melting ice or snow, rainwater, and broken water supply lines. While it does not appear as though Category 1 water poses a significant risk, this water can deteriorate depending on how long microorganisms remain wet after exposure and the environment’s temperature. If the water develops an odor, its sanitation has likely worsened, dropping its classification to category 2.

Category 2- Gray Water

When water falls under Category 2, it is significantly contaminated. Upon exposure or consumption, humans can experience symptoms ranging from discomfort to sickness. A wide variety of circumstances fall under Category 2, including common household water damage situations like dishwasher discharge, washing machine overflow, and toilet bowl overflows. Category 2 water also includes a few surprises, such as punctured water beds and broken aquariums. Like Category 1 water, this water can also deteriorate to Category 3, also known as “black water.”

Category 3- Black Water

The most severely contaminated category of water according to the IICRC, Category 3 water, is commonly known as “black water.” Water of this category is grossly contaminated, according to the IICRC, and sometimes contains pathogens, toxins, or other harmful agents. Category 2 water is known to occasionally cause health concerns, but upon contacting or consuming Category 3 water, humans can experience very serious health concerns. Types of water that fall under this category include sewage, flooding that originates from seawater and rivers, as well as wind-driven rain from tropical storms or hurricanes. It is important to understand that Category 3 water is capable of carrying harmful substances like toxins and pesticides, so it is best to allow a professional to handle the situation.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Water damage restoration

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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)?

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Water damage

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of 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

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Can you save carpet after a water damage?

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

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. 

Choose SERVPRO to protect your home

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Warren County Ohio Water Restoration

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

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