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Storm Damage leads to Water Issues

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to storm and other weather-related damage, many people only think of the exterior structural damage to their property like fallen trees and damaged roofs. But what some people fail to realize is that exterior storm damage can often lead to interior water damage to their property.

Water will always travel the path of least resistance and unfortunately after exterior structural damage to a property, this often means the water will end up inside the property.

A quick response is crucial to help limit the additional interior damage. In the event of water or storm damage, SERVPRO responds immediately, any time, day or night. We understand the importance of responding quickly to help prevent secondary damage and reduce restoration costs.

Roofing service, board ups, roof tarps and tree removal are all among the emergency services we provide.

Additionally, we are experts in water damage restoration and provide professional and efficient service to our customers.

BBQ Grill Fire Safety

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, grill fires cause an estimated $37 million in property loss each year. Patios, terraces, screened-in porches and courtyards are all leading home locations for grill fires.

While outdoor barbecues can be fun times with family and friends, they can also present fire hazards if certain precautions are not taken. The misuse of outdoor grills is one of the leading causes of home fires during the warmer months.

A grilling mishap would definitely put a damper on family gatherings and outdoor fun! So, we would like to share some important grilling safety tips. Knowing and following even a few tips can help avoid a fire disaster.

  • Only use grills outdoors.
  • Keep grills away from siding and deck railings.
  • Clean grills often and remove grease or fat build-up.
  • Make sure the gas grill lid is open before lighting.

In the unfortunate event of a fire disaster at your property, SERVPRO is Here To Help! Our technicians are available 24/7 to provide emergency service!

Hail Damage

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Hailstorms can be extremely destructive to commercial or residential buildings, especially roofs. If you are caught in a hailstorm and suspect that you have damage, SERVPRO provides 24 hour emergency restoration services including board ups and roof tarps. We respond quickly to prevent further damage to your property!

Hail is a form of solid precipitation that consists of balls of ice called hailstone and occurs during severe storms. According to the National Storm Damage Center, hail causes approximately $1 billion in damages per year in the United States to homes, buildings, cars, and crops.

Types of Hail Damage

Roof Damage – When hail storms hit, the most common damage to homes and buildings is to the roof. When the roof damage goes undetected or unrepaired, more damage can occur to the home or building as water leaks through the roof and into the walls.

Window and Siding Damage – Often high winds accompany hailstorms causing the hail to fall at angles. When this happens, windows and siding can crack which also leads to the threat for additional water damage to the home.

Automobile Damage – The glass, plastic and metal surfaces of vehicles are particularly susceptible to damage from hail. Dents in the metal or cracks in the windshield glass are common occurrences in hailstorms.

Steps to Minimize Hail Damage

There are a few steps that one can take to minimize hail damage.

Close Curtains or Blinds – Closing the window treatments can help prevent the wind from blowing broken glass into the interior of the building.

Park in Garage – To protect vehicles, park inside a garage or under a carport.

New Roof – If replacing your roof, consider using impact-resistant materials to help avoid future hail damage.

The American Red Cross Offers Mobile Apps

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

The American Red Cross has designed a great, new smartphone app designed to give users instant access to very valuable information. The app presents the user with lifesaving first aid instruction as well as helpful disaster preparedness information. The idea behind the app is that by having this useful information at the fingertips of millions of people, many lives will be saved.

The app includes videos and interactive quizzes. And to make learning more fun, users who take the quizzes can earn badges to share on social media and boast about their new lifesaving expertise!

Some highlights of the new app include:

  • Every day scenario first aid instructions
  • Emergency event instructions and 9-1-1 call button
  • Shareable badges unlocked with interactive quizzes
  • Videos and animations to make learning more fun
  • Disaster preparedness tips for severe weather situations like hurricanes and tornadoes

This new app is free and available to all iPhone and Android users. To learn more, CLICK HERE to visit the American Red Cross website!

Why Call SERVPRO of Cincinnati East?

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

When responding to a loss, the goal of SERVPRO of Cincinnati East is to always return the property to preloss condition. And on every job, we vow to provide excellent service while putting the customer at ease with open communication and maintaining professionalism throughout the process. We understand that a quick respond is vital in order to limit further damage, so we work quickly and effectively to get the job done. We know that the customer wants to get back to day-to-day life as soon as possible!

Our technicians are diligent, hard-working and have a great attention to detail. They are highly trained and use only the best equipment and cleaning products. They take pride in their work and want to ensure that the property owner is happy with the results at the job’s completion.

Keep Busy With Home Improvement Projects

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

We are all being challenged by the current situation, with the expectation to quarantine and self-isolate due to the coronavirus. Staying at home for an extended period of time can be difficult. However, there are many home improvement projects that can be undertaken by families to help pass the time productively and avoid cabin fever.

  • Freshen up a room with a different paint color and new switch plate covers.
  • Organize drawer and closet spaces.
  • For a new look, update light fixtures, faucets or cabinet hardware.
  • As weather improves, give your yard a boost by planting flowers, shrubs, and trees and pressure washing walkways, siding, and gutters.
  • Add molding or shelves to a room or backsplash in the kitchen.
  • Upgrade flooring or shampoo rugs.
  • Strip and stain cabinets or furniture.
  • Clean dryer ducts and replace furnace filters.

It is often hard to set aside extra time for home cleaning, reorganizing and simply making the home better. So even though this time of social-distancing seems stressful, we can definitely make the most of it by spending more time with the family and working on home improvements!

Take Proactive Cleaning Precautions!

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

As we all know, the CDC is responding to a respiratory disease outbreak caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). This outbreak is prompting a lifestyle change for everyone as we attempt to slow the spread of the virus across the country.

It is believed that the virus is spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. And the World Health Organization recommends basic proactive measures like frequent hand washing, social distancing, and good respiratory hygiene. Although not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

How can SERVPRO of Cincinnati East Help?

Trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards, our professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. While following the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities, we can perform a PROACTIVE CLEANUP that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where there is no known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. There is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, however, our proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROXIDE, is an EPA-certified, hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, etc. While proactive cleaning will not prevent or protect a building from future contamination if an infected person was to enter the building following the cleaning, it may help minimize the spread of germs by disinfecting high-touch areas and surfaces.

Contact us today to take proactive cleaning precautions and schedule your cleaning!

SERVPRO of Cincinnati East 513-575-4113

Join Our March Madness Bracket Challenge!

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

March is here, and we all know what that means…It is time for MARCH MADNESS! We are adding to the fun and excitement this year by hosting a March Madness Bracket Challenge. We are inviting everyone to join our Bracket Challenge for a chance to win prizes valued up to $200! And prizes will be awarded for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Not a basketball fan? That’s okay! You don’t have to be a basketball expert to play! It doesn’t matter what you base your picks on…best records, best uniforms, alma mater…whatever! To enter, simply click the link below, sign in, or create an account, and choose your favorite teams! Be sure to fill out your bracket before the opening games begin on Thursday, March 19th! Good luck!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

Storm Damage? We Are Here to Answer Your Call!

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Whether it is a spring or summer storm that causes flooding at your home or frigid cold temperatures in the winter and burst pipes, SERVPRO of Cincinnati East is ready to answer your call for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our technicians are on call 24/7, ready to respond to your restoration needs when you need them.

Storms and frigid temperatures do not wait until it is a convenient time to cause water damage at your property. And we understand that the quicker the response, the lesser the damage and restoration costs. That is why we offer emergency service any time, day or night, and even on holidays. Our crews are experienced in the restoration business and use advanced equipment and technology to get the job done quickly and effectively.

So, if you are in need of restoration service, call SERVPRO of Cincinnati East! We will respond quickly to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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!