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Water Damage Can Lead to Mold Damage

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Sometimes water damage or even excess humidity in a property can lead to mold damage as well. The SERVPRO of Cincinnati East technicians are highly trained in water and mold damage restoration. When it comes to mold damage, it’s usually best to let the professionals do the work. But what if you want to attempt to safely clean the moldy areas yourself? What should you wear?

It is important to avoid breathing in mold or mold spores. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers safety guidelines to handling mold in your home. In order to limit exposure to airborne mold, they recommend wearing an N-95 respirator during the cleaning process, which can be found at many hardware stores.

The EPA also suggests wearing long gloves that extend to the middle of the forearm. It is important to avoid touching mold or moldy items with your bare hands.

And finally, goggles that do not have ventilation holes are recommended. It is important to prevent getting mold or mold spores from getting into your eyes.

While some minor surface mold issues can be handled effectively by the homeowner, it is best to have professional help with larger mold infestations. SERVPRO of Cincinnati East has the specialized mold remediation equipment and the highly trained mold remediation technicians necessary to handle any size mold infestation. If you find a mold situation that is too much to handle on your own, contact us today!

A NIGHT OF FUN TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Join us for a fantastic night of fun while supporting a great cause! Blue Goose-Cincinnati Pond is hosting their 8th Annual Monte Carlo Night on Friday, February 21st from 7:00pm to midnight at Receptions in Loveland, Ohio! The night includes an open bar, appetizer buffet, gambling, raffles and dancing!

Each year, a special cause is chosen, and all proceeds raised at the event go to supporting this cause. This year, Maslow’s Army will be the special guests of honor. Maslow’s Army provides hope to Cincinnati’s less fortunate and homeless population by providing the skills and essential tools needed to become self-sufficient, healthy, and productive members of society.

Please consider joining us to support this cause!

Deadline to RSVP is February 14th, 2020! Don’t miss out! Register today!

CLICK HERE to find out more information and to register!

WINE, CHEESE, and CONTINUING EDUCATION?

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

On February 13th, 2020 we are hosting a CIB Networking / Continuing Education Event entitled Earth, Wind & Fire -Loss Mitigation, Chocolate, Wine & Cheese Tasting! What makes this continuing education opportunity special? Well, following the CE class, an exclusive wine, cheese, and chocolate networking event will take place!

The event will start with the CE course and will provide participants with a specific explanation of coverage's and loss mitigation techniques associated with fire, wind, mold, and flood losses.  It will discuss what is covered, what is excluded, and loss mitigation techniques. Topics covered include, fire, wind, hail, earthquake, flood, mold, and others. This course is approved for 3 credit hours in KY(C17603), OH(35542) and IN(28695). 

And after the class, the exclusive wine tasting, cheese and chocolate networking event will take place. This will be a great networking opportunity and there will even be prizes available!

The event will take place on February 13th from 1:00pm - 6:00pm at The Ascent, One Roebling Way in Covington, Kentucky. Don't miss out on the fun...Register today!

CLICK HERE for more information and to REGISTER!!

Steps to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

As we experience the cold, winter months, the risk for frozen pipes increases. And burst pipes is one of the most common causes of water damage to properties during the winter.

Pipes most at risk for freezing are those located in the unheated interior spaces of a property such as basements, attics, and garages. Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to help keep the pipes warm, the water running, and your property dry!

  • If there are water supply lines in the garage, always keep the garage doors closed.
  • In order to keep warmer air circulating around the pipes, open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.
  • Let the cold water slowly drip from the faucets.
  • If you plan to be away during the cold months, keep the heat on and set the temperature to no lower than 55 degrees F.
  • Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces.

Experiencing water damage can be very stressful and, depending on the extent of the damage, also very costly. It is important to be aware of the common causes of water damage and take steps to alleviate the risks as much as possible.

If you find yourself with a water damage situation in your property, SERVPRO of Cincinnati East is always here to help. CLICK HERE to learn more about the steps of the water damage restoration process.

SERVPRO of Cincinnati East to Offer Continuing Education Course on 1/28/20

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

We are offering a free continuing education insurance credit course entitled, “Ethics.” This course is for 3 credit hours in OHIO / KENTUCKY and will be held at our Cincinnati, Ohio location at 2115 Schappelle Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45240 on January 28th, 2020 from 8:30am to 11:30am with registration beginning at 8:00am. Please note that 100% attendance is required to be eligible to receive the CE credits and that breakfast will be provided!

The premise for this course is that although we may have solid ethical foundations and usually make rational ethical decisions, ethical lapses are likely to come when we are stressed, angry, upset or worried. We will explore what “Ethics” is by participating in group activities that will help with understanding and making ethical decisions.

For more information and reservations, contact Meg O’Brien at 513-614-1047 or email at mobrien@hartkes.com.

Course Number: C10183-KY, 37868-OH

We are Experts in Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

According to the U.S. Fire Administration – Federal Emergency Management Agency, from 2009 to 2011, fire departments responded to about 86,500 nonresidential building fires in the United States. These fires resulted in $2.6 billion in property losses which accounted for 22 percent of the total dollar loss from all fires (residential and nonresidential).  Because nonresidential fires include commercial properties, these fires can lead to a significant economic impact on communities due to lost jobs and closed businesses.

Fire damage can be devastating for a business property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, water damage can also occur due to the efforts of firefighters and sprinkler systems.  Many times, after suffering a fire loss, businesses are forced to temporarily shut down. And in some instances, the damage is so devastating that the business in unable to recover and closes permanently. Commercial restoration presents different challenges. SERVPRO of Cincinnati East has the training and expertise in both commercial fire and commercial water restoration and understands that every hour spent restoring a business to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. We offer 24 hour emergency service. We respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the project through to completion in order to get the business back up and running as quickly as possible.

So if your business experiences a fire loss emergency, call SERVPRO of Cincinnati East for immediate response. We are a trusted leader in the fire and water restoration industry and we will work tirelessly to get you back to business.

Happy New Year from SERVPRO of Cincinnati East!

1/1/2020 (Permalink)

New Year’s Day often means a fresh start and new resolutions for many. One important resolution, that could actually save lives, is to commit to being better prepared for emergencies.

Having a plan in place in case of disasters like storms, fires or floods can help save lives and the American Red Cross offers a few suggestions to help prepare your family or business in the case of an emergency.

First of all, put together an emergency kit for the home or the office. Suggested items to include in the kit are flashlights, non-perishable food and water, battery powered radio, extra batteries, first-aid items and extra cash.

Secondly, talk with family members or co-workers about what to do in the event of an emergency. Plan what to do if you are separated and choose a meeting place. Practice escaping your home or office twice a year. And don’t forget to include your pets in the plan!

And lastly, learn about the risks most prevalent to your area. For example, are earthquakes, tornadoes or hurricanes common in your area? Find out how to receive information from local officials in the event of an emergency. Learn first aid techniques so that you can respond before help arrives.

So, this year, make emergency preparation a part of your New Year’s resolutions and help protect the ones that you love! Stay safe in 2020! Be prepared!

Happy New Year from SERVPRO of Cincinnati East!

SERVPRO of Cincinnati East to Offer Continuing Education Course

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

We are excited to be hosting an upcoming Greater Cincinnati Insurance Board continuing education insurance credit course! The class is entitled, “Business Ethics and Values with Lyle Rupp.” This seminar will provide information on ethical business and insurance practices. It will address ethical topics that an agent would face in his or her day-to-day insurance work. Due diligence and fair consumer practices will be examined in the context of accepting personal responsibility in selecting and presenting products. The topic of legal versus moral values and their impact on the reality of ethics will also be presented.

This course is approved for 3 credit hours in OHIO and KENTUCKY and it will take place at our Cincinnati, Ohio location at 2115 Schappelle Lane, Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 from 8:30am to 11:30am.

CLICK HERE to find out more information and to register!

Merry Christmas from SERVPRO of Cincinnati East!

12/25/2019 (Permalink)

All of us at SERVPRO of Cincinnati East would like to take this time to express our sincere gratitude for those that make our success possible. We know that our accomplishments and achievements in the property restoration industry would not be possible without our dedicated employees, hard working colleagues in the restoration industry, and our trusting customers. We truly appreciate the efforts of all those that we work with day in and day out to help our customers in their time of need. We would like to say thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We truly appreciate working with you and our sincere wish is that you find peace, joy, hope, and happiness now and in the new year ahead!

Merry Christmas!

SERVPRO of Cincinnati East

Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays!

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

The holidays can be an enjoyable time of the year with family and friends. But some forget that holiday decorations and foods can be dangerous for pets. There are several common holiday items that can be harmful to your pets.

Holiday Hazards to Pets:

  1. Turkey Bones: Resist those cute, pleading eyes! Turkey bones can splinter and puncture internal organs!
  2. Chocolate: Chocolate is very dangerous to dogs and can cause agitation, intestinal issues, high heart rate, seizures and even death.
  3. Holiday Plants: Mistletoe and holly can be toxic if ingested by animals.
  4. Tinsel and Ribbons: If swallowed, these can cause intestinal obstruction.
  5. Hustle and Bustle: Pets feel anxiety too! Constant visitors and activity can be confusing and stressful for your pet. Provide a quiet space for your pet to relax if showing signs of anxiety.

So when enjoying your holiday celebrations this season, be sure to keep in mind the safety of your four legged friends! Take precautions and protect your pet from unnecessary holiday hazards and inconvenient emergency trips to the vet! Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of Cincinnati East!