Recent Storm Damage Posts

If your pipes leak

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

The first thing you need to do is shut off the source so that the water stops. It is important to ensure that the water stops in response to turning off the valve. In example, the supply line to the sink has burst. You turn off the valve to stop the water, but what if the water keeps spraying all over??? 

It is not uncommon for old shut off valves to go bad to the point that when you try shutting them off, it doesn't work. If this is the case in your property, you will need to locate the main water valve. This valve is usually located at the water meter for city water. If you have a well, it is typically located by your pressure tank. 

In the event of a water disaster in your home,  you want to limit the amount of water leaking. By locating the source of the leak and shutting off your main water valve, you are well on your way to recovery.

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is available 24-7/365 and can be reached at (513) 422-9200.

Damage from a storm

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

What Can You Do To Protect Your Home From Storm Damage?

There are a few things within your control that you can do to your property to help prevent avoidable damage in the event of a predicted storm:

  • Ensure movable objects such as garden furniture, bins and ornaments are safely stored away or secure where they are placed.
  • Ensure your drains or gutters are clear of debris to prevent blockages.
  • Repair or replace any slipped or cracked roof tiles and secure tv aerials. Get advice from your insurance provider regarding temporary repairs and seek professional help for this type of work.
  • Try to keep your car sheltered away from trees or other large, and potentially hazardous objects, ideally in a garage.
  • Secure loose fences.
  • Place valuables and electrical items in high cupboards or on higher floors to prevent damage.
  • Store important documents in a watertight bag in a dry, accessible place.
  • Make a list of useful numbers you may need, such as your insurer, the council and emergency services. 
  • Make sure you're indoors when the storm hits and don’t try to repair any storm damage during the bad weather

Basement flooding

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Is your basement flooded?

Cant get someone out today?

Here is what you can do to minimize the damage..

  • Early cleanup after your basement floods is not only efficient but also important from a health standpoint. After you are certain the cause of the flood has been repaired you can start the cleanup.
  • Before you begin anything, be sure the situation is safe! With flooded basements sometimes comes sewage leaks, structural damage, or electrical hazards.
  • If you have a flood contained in a small area, you can use a wet/dry vacuum to remove the water.
  • Larger floods require the use of your sump pump. Connect a garden hose to the pump with the opposite end running away from your house and preferably into a storm drain. DO NOT remove all the water at one time. Remove about 1/3 of the water at the time, marking the level each time to confirm the leak has been cared for properly.

Why not remove all the water at once?

  • If the flooding in your basement is caused by heavy rain or snow fall, the water pressure in the ground is likely high. The water in your house may be stabilizing your foundation. Removing it all at once can lead to cracks in the foundation.

If you or someone you know has experienced basement flooding, do not wait!

Give us a call today!

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro

513-422-1290

Protect your business from a storm

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

Have you taken steps to protect your business and employees?

When we experience a thunderstorm they can potentially cause extensive damage to your business. Power outages downed tree limbs, and flooding from rainstorms are all possibilities. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro has a few preventative steps you can take to ensure you are able to protect your business when these storms happen.

1. Keep Your Lightning Rod Maintained

A lighting rod is a metal rod mounted on a structure and intended to protect the structure from a lightning strike. If lightning hits the structure, it will preferentially strike the rod and be conducted to ground through a wire, instead of passing through the structure, where it could start a fire or cause electrocution. If your business is located in a tall building that may attract lightning, then maintaining the lightning rod can be essential. Have the rod checked annually for damage and ask your certification professionals to verify that it is up to code. If your business is located in an area where lightning is common, it is wise to have the unit cleaned and inspected at least twice a year. 

 2. Maintain All Trees on the Property  High winds can turn tree limbs into projectiles that may shatter your building’s windows and cause serious injury to your customers or employees. Make sure you are maintaining your landscaping so dead branches do not detach and strike people entering your business below. Trimming trees away from your building’s power lines can protect its power source during a thunderstorm 

3. Have a Flood Plan in Place  Having a flood plan in place can possibly prevent flooding in your business, especially in the case of mitigation services. Contacting SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro before the wet season can be a wise choice because if your building should experience flooding, our team can have help on hand right away.

Thunderstorm tips

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

-Know your area’s risk for thunderstorms. In most places, they can occur year-round and at any hour.

-Create an emergency plan so that you and your family know what to do, where to go, and what you will need to protect yourselves from the effects of a thunderstorm.

-Sign up for your community’s warning system.

-Identify nearby, sturdy buildings close to where you live, work, study, and play.

-Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home.

-Consider buying surge protectors to protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices.

If you have a damage and need a emergency restoration company SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro, we are available 24-7/365. You can call us at (513)-422-9200.

Storm damage tips

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tips 

  • Listen to the radio for advisories
  • Do not venture outside until it’s declared safe 
  • Stay away from downed power lines, standing water, and metal objects near downed wires
  • Watch out for snakes and animals 
  • If you smell gas, turn gas off at the meter 
  • Avoid using candles or open flames indoors
  • Operate generators outside
  • Be careful when entering or leaving buildings with structural damage. It is best to avoid entering until the damage has been assessed 
  • Once things have been properly assessed, make sure you have plenty of pictures of storm damage to your property 
  • Contact SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro to come out for board up and get started on water mitigation. 
  • SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro will work with you and your insurance to get your property back to preloss condition

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 513-422-9200

Storm damage

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Windstorms can cause damage to your home.  The storms can last for a few minutes or they may last for a few hours and even several days when they come from large weather systems.  Wind speeds during a windstorm typically exceed 35 miles per hour. When cold fronts pass over mountains, cold air accelerates even more as it moves downslope.  Blizzards can occur when the windstorms pass over snow covered ground. 

The causes of longer periods of windstorms are large differences in atmospheric pressure across a region and the jet stream winds overhead.  Windstorms can also create dust storms and sandstorms in dry areas. Tornadoes and cyclones also produce wind damage however they are usually classified separately because the wind speeds are much higher. 

The most common damage caused by windstorms are:

  •         Roof damage
  •         Fallen trees
  •         Down power lines

It is important to keep your insurance up to date, just in case you need to make a claim, be sure to take photos of the damage that the windstorm causes to your home.  It may or may not be covered.  Insurance does not cover gradual damage, so it is important to upkeep your property.  After a windstorm it is suggested to check the roof for loose shingles or spots of missing asphalt as the wind tends to cause damage to the edges of the roof first, causing a chain reaction.  If the roof is old or you suspect it’s got issues you should have it checked as it could cause the roof to leak or rot due to water exposure.

Tips for a sewer damage

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Tips For Dealing With A Sewer Backup In Your Home

In the best scenario, the plumbing system in your home works flawlessly. The water you need to operate appliances and to use for drinking and cleaning comes to you through the pipes. When the water is used, it is then whisked away through another set of pipes and goes to a wastewater treatment plant or a septic system. As with everything made by man, though, things go wrong, and you may be confronted with a sewer cleanup. Cleaning contaminated water requires special care, knowledge, experience and equipment. The best course of action is to call a Water mitigation team to take care of the problem quickly and safely. Here are some tips for dealing with a sewer backup in your home.

Yes, This Is an Emergency

Sewage water could contain viruses, bacteria and microbes that pose a danger to human health. Therefore, the mess should be cleaned up by professionals with specialized equipment for sewer cleanup. Look for a company that meets the following criteria:

  • They are available 24/7
  • They can be quick to the scene
  • They have experience in treating raw sewage from a flooded toilet
  • They work in protective gear when dealing with contaminated water

Your job in this situation is to call in the professionals and to keep everyone in your home safe. That means keeping children away from the dirty water, and to make sure pets don't go near it as well.

Mold after a storm damage

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

If you have mold on the walls in your home then it's usually easy to remove. If the wall is non-porous then you can simply wipe the mold away using a wet cloth. You can also use a mold killing product if you like.

However, if the wall is porous, such as unpainted drywall, then you will usually need to cut away the wall where the mold is growing. This is because mold grows inside the material, instead of just on the surface, and so you can't remove it completely. 

Mold on Drywall Walls

Because drywall is a substance high in cellulose, it is one of the most common materials mold grows on in the home. As there is no practical way to completely remove mold from drywall, you will have to cut out and dispose of any drywall you discover which has mold growing on it.

Mold Growing Behind Walls

Mold commonly grows out of sight behind walls in the wall cavities. These spaces often contain pockets of humid, moist air. Mold can also grow hidden behind wallpaper. Wallpaper glue can hold organic debris, which can then become a food source for mold growth.

To find hidden mold behind walls you need to use invasive inspection methods and, optionally, mold testing. It's best to talk to a professional mold specialist in this case. 

Storm damage

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Tips

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

We respond immediately to restore your home from flood damage. Our professionals are highly-trained, experienced and use the proper equipment to restore your home back to normal.  

We pride ourselves on being faster to any-sized disaster and our focus revolves around training our professionals so your property is restored correctly the first time. Here at SERVPRO, we require all office employees and field technicians to be IICRC certified and trained to properly handle all situations when it comes to water damage restoration.  Whatever it is you need, SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is here to help. 

We are a full service SERVPRO.  Meaning that whatever type damage your home experiences, whether it be from water, fire, smoke or mold damage, we can perform all aspects of the job.  From remediation to restoration and re-construction, we can handle it all.  

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (513) 422-9200

Removal of water

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Removal of Water

The main issue with many storms is water damage. Thunderstorms typically lead to heavy rain, which can cause flash flooding. Also, if the roof is damaged by heavy winds, lightning, etc., then even light rain during a storm can cause severe water damage. 

One of the first things a restoration company will look to do upon arrival to your home is to remove the standing water quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and issues such as mold. It can also make drying occur faster and thus a full restoration can be completed in less time. A professional restoration company will likely use certain equipment, including, but not limited to:

  • Moisture detectors
  • Infrared cameras
  • Dry Vacuum
  • Submersible water pumps
  • Truck-mounted vacuum units

Professional water removal is important because water can hide in hard-to-notice places, such as under carpet, floorboards, and on the inside of the walls. It is not uncommon for experienced and skilled water extraction professionals to remove hundreds of gallons of water in the initial stages of the restoration process. 

Water damage from a storm

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Assessing Damage after a storm

Anything flood waters touch will need to be addressed. If the flooding is overwhelming, a SERVPRO professional will help you address the problem and provide services to get your home looking “Like it never even happened.” During an initial inspection, in addition to checking flooring and walls, check the following for any contact with the waters:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Kitchen utensils, plates, cups, etc.
  • Appliances
  • Mattresses
  • Toys

While some of these may be able to be cleaned, such as appliances and furniture, some of them should be thrown away. Things like mattresses and stuffed animals can be difficult to completely clean. If a rug has been saturated more than 24 hours, it may need to be tossed. Any clothes, rugs and furniture should immediately be removed and set out to dry before cleaning.

A Thorough Clean

One of the main cleaning requirements for flood waters is a good disinfectant. It will not only eliminate bacteria, stains and odors but also help reduce the potential for mold to grow. Once any wet items have been dried, usually for at least 48 hours, the cleaning process can start. Be sure to clean anything that has been in contact with water and remember to take safety precautions during the process, such as:

  • Wear disposable gloves and clothing.
  • Avoid touching the face or eyes.
  • Refresh cleaning solution when it becomes cloudy.
  • Thoroughly wash hands after cleaning.

Water damage from storm

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

About Us

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 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. we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (513)422-9200

Storm damage and freezing pipes

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

Here, winters can be brutal on our homes. Freezing pipes are always a possibility and can be costly to repair. Here are some tips if this issue occurs in your home. Tip #1 A hairdryer doesn't always do the trick when it comes to frozen pipes.Sometimes heating cables are necessary to dethaw a frozen pipe.they are like long extension cords you wrap around your cold water pipes to keep them from freezing. Pipes can also freeze behind walls which can cause issues in the long run. It can lead to mold or removal of the wall itself in order to fix the problem. If an exterior wall is not properly insulated it can cause interior pipes to freeze. If these issues happen to you, give SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro a call we're always here to help. another great tip is too leave your water drip just a little during the winter months. it will not impact your water bill too much and will save you costly repairs in the future.

When storms hit SERVPRO is ready

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is your local specialist in storm and flood damage restoration. Since we are in and part of your community, we are able to respond quicker to your emergency, with the right resources. With highly trained staff, specialized equipment, and extensive experience, we are equipped to restore your Mesquite home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

We’ve already faced a lot of storms this year, and the season is not over yet. Should large storms impact our area, we are able to activate additional resources to handle any sized disaster. The faster response, the less the damage, the less likely there will be additional damage, and the faster we can get you back to where you need to be.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro today (513)422-9200

Storm

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

When businesses suffer serious damage after storm events, SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro will work around the clock to clean up any debris and to restore the property to pre-storm conditions. We understand that commercial storm damage can be very costly in terms of productivity; that is why it is always our goal to get your business back up and running as quickly and as seamlessly as possible. 

We Have the Resources to Handle Large Commercial Storm Damage 

When a storm hits, we can scale our resources to handle large-loss commercial restoration projects. We have access to equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700Franchises across the country. 

If your business is ever damaged by severe floods or storms, call us right away at 513-422-9200. Disasters can strike when we least expect it, but SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro will be there to help you weather the storm. 

Signs of storm damage

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

  1. Roofs: Look for shingles that have discoloration, tearing, or even holes in them. These can all be signs that your roof has been damaged. Another sign of a rook leak is water marks on your ceilings.
  2. Gutters: After a hail storm, looking for dents or dings can also give you a better picture of what the storm did to the rest of your home. Your gutters can also give you insight to whether you have roof damage. Check to see if there are granules from the asphalt shingles in your gutter.
  3. Windows: Look at each of the windows at your homes and note any signs of shattered or broken windows and frame damage. This is especially important after a hail storm or a strong wind storm.
  4. Exterior: Not only is it important to look at the siding of your home to check for damage, it is also important that you check any appliances. Inspect your AC/HVAC unit as well as items such as a barbeque grill.
  5. After your inspection, if you notice any signs of storm damage follow up by checking the area for signs of mold, mildew, pests or other secondary damage. If damage has occurred have it repaired immediately. Call SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro at (513)422-9200 for any restoration needs you may have.

Storm damage

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO?

Here at SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro, we specialize 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. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams.

If you have any questions , please call us today at (513)422-9200

Flood cuts

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Damage from flooding is among the most trying of challenges for any homeowner. Depending on the severity of the saturation and level of contamination, it may be necessary to tear out certain building materials to avoid bigger problems down the line. Restoration professionals might advise making what is known as a flood cut in order to spare as much existing drywall and insulation as possible. Learn what you should expect if this approach is recommended for your residence or business.

The Cut That Heals

If you dip a paper towel into a pool of water, the liquid will begin to wick upward and absorb into the towel. Unfortunately, drywall tends to act in a similar fashion when flooding occurs, allowing moisture to creep up well beyond the visible high watermark. This is one situation where a flood cut may be employed as follows:

1. Cuts are typically made at least 12 inches above the waterline, ensuring that a majority of affected materials are safely removed.
2. Industrial air movers and dehumidifiers can be placed to begin drying the environment, returning it to the dry standard.
3. Building inspection tools such as moisture meters can be used to determine that flood-related effects have been effectively eliminated.

Storm damage

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Sewer backup heavy rains is not uncommon. This can result in just a few inches of standing water or several feet of rain water accumulating. Knowing how to remove this water safely and properly is important. You might also consider putting preventative measures in place to reduce the risk of this situation in the future.

Removing Sewage Backup

First and foremost, you want to shut off the electricity and gas in the space that was affected by the backup. Then, the most important part is to get all of the standing water out as quickly as possible. A sump or trash pump might be beneficial for this step in the process. Once removed, start by opening windows and doors and running fans to air out the space.
 
It is important that sewer backup is promptly removed to avoid additional problems. Once it is gone and restoration is completed, consider instituting preventative measures to help to decrease the chances of your home experiencing this issue in the future.

Prepared for a storm

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding due to Storm Event

A good rule of thumb is to perform inspections on your home before a storm hits. 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? Is there a designated meeting spot secured? Having an emergency plan for communication may be a good idea as well. 

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro 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 #HereToHelp. 

Call today at 513-422-9200 and ask about our FREE Emergency Response Profile for your home.

Pack outs after a storm

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Have you been affected by damage recently due to water, fire or a tornado? If so, then you know how important it is to attempt to save the contents in your home. 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.

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is here 24/7 to help with any disaster. Whether it’s rain damage, high wind damage, fire damage, or even tornado damage. 

Tornado and high wind 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.

Celina and nearby communities are still searching for potential victims after intense storms wreaked havoc. 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 Stanley. In addition to trees and power lines, the tornadoes peeled roofs off of houses, brought down businesses' walls and collapsed ceilings.

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro is here 24/7 for any damage occurred after a storm. You can call our office at 513-422-9200 

April showers

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro 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 Middletown/Springboro 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 water damage

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 Middletown Springboro is quick to respond in any kind of disaster. We are emergency services and available 24/7 365

Things to do to pass time during a power outage

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

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

Purpose of a flood cut

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

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 Middletown Springboro at (513)422-9200

Water removal

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

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 Middletown Springboro at (513)422-9200

Protect your home/business from flooding

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage is no match for SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro at: (513)422-9200

Having a plan for pets during 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 Middletown Springboro is here to help 24/7-365. 

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 Middletown Springboro is quick to respond in any kind of disaster. We are emergency services and open 24/7, call our office at (513)422-9200.

When storms or floods hit, SERVPRO is ready

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage.

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 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)422-9200

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 Middletown Springboro 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)422-9200

Always ready for a storm

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

The weather in Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro has been serving  communities providing fast, reliable and professional service.

Your Resource for 24/7 Emergency Support

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 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 at Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro a call at 513-422-9200

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 Middletown Springboro 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.

Storm damage

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Need help fast in a storm situation? SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 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.

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

About SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro 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 “Like It Never Even Happened”

Rely on the expertise of SERVPRO

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for the remediation process

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 Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro staff is waiting to assist you. Make the call today - (513) 422-9200

Ready for whatever happens

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

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 system strives to be rapid to assist with any kind of disaster. Strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro’s 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

Storm damage

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

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 system strives to be rapid to assist with any kind of disaster. Strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro’s 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

Storms

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

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 Middletown Springboro  technicians for assistance at 513-422-9200 today.

Storm/water damage

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

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 Middletown Springboro 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.

When Storms and flooding hits, SERVPRO is READY.

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro 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.