Recent Water Damage Posts

Water damage

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

When you discover a water damage in your home or business, do you know where the water has traveled?

Water travels. It does not just stop on the surface where it is more obvious. It will travel from the carpet into the padding and make its way to the subfloor. Water can travel under the baseboard and climb the drywall. The drywall can soak up the water like a sponge.

This is why it is important to hire professionals to take care of your water emergency. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro will inspect and test the premises to determine the extent of the damage and how far the moisture has traveled. Our team wants to ensure proper and complete restoration, so you can go back to your normal lifestyle.

Water damage in your home/business

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (513)422-9200

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 Middletown Springboro 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 
  • 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)?

Water damage in the spring

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Areas are already at flood action stage, which means water in streams and rivers is already at or near the top of the banks. As we haven’t even entered our winter thaw season, residents could be in for some water damage.

As spring rains are sure to come, its important to know the common causes of home flooding. Windows that are built below ground level are at specific risk for water seepage. While constructed to prevent water entering through the actual window opening, over time the structures supporting and surrounding window wells can form small cracks in which water can travel into when ground water levels are at saturation.

Another common cause to be aware of is foundation flooding. Foundation flooding can occur as foundations age, settle, and form cracks over time. It is important that your drainage gutters are far enough away from your foundation that no extra water buildup will affect its integrity. If the ground is saturated with water, that water still needs a path to follow, so any small pathway in your foundation could be exposed.

Another common cause of water damage during high water level periods is a failed sump pump. As we enter the time of the year with elevated precipitation it is crucial to make sure your sump pump is operating effectively.

We at SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro are standing by to help you with any issue that arises from potential water damage.

Freezing pipes can lead to water damage

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

With temps getting colder in the  area there is a potential for pipes to freeze and cause serious water damage both outside and inside your home. Here are some tips to avoid frozen pipes in your home or business property.

On the inside:

If you will be away from home for days at a time, make sure that all of your pipes are kept warm, especially in spaces that receive little or no heat. If any pipes will stay exposed to freezing temperatures, open up one faucet with a very small drip to keep water moving through the pipes.  Also, leave cabinet doors open to expose pipes to the air temperature within the room. 


On the outside:

Protect your pipes as you would protect your plants. Cover up your outside faucets with foam or towels to insulate them.  Make sure the water is turned off from the main valve. If you plan to be away from home this winter, remember to leave your contact information with a neighbor. You might consider giving them a key to your home, too, and leaving your preferred plumber's contact information behind should an emergency occur.

If your pipes burst and your home has water damage call your plumber and then call SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro.

Handle a sewage damage in your home

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

There are a number of things you’d prefer to never have to deal with in your home, and one of them is finding sewage damage. Whether you’ve come across a stubborn flooded toilet, a clogged drainage system or a full-blown flood from sewer backup, the end result is never pretty. If you’re wondering just how to go about treating and disinfecting your residence, here are three ways to instantly start managing sewer cleanup in a safe and responsible manner.

1. Avoid using the water supply system in your home if the damage is overwhelming.
You may be used to the occasional backed-up sink or toilet. However, if the damage is severe and the clog or disruption hasn’t been cleared yet, attempting to use any water in the home can result in even more destruction. It’s best to contact a professional team of water damage restoration specialists equipped to handle not only the immediate cleanup, but the necessary sterilization procedures afterwards to ensure your home is left safe and habitable.

2. If it’s still safe for you to be inside your home, wear protective clothing near the damaged areas.
When sewer cleanup is underway, keep your body covered in protective clothing and gear in order to prevent any contact with dirty, possibly-infected water. Items such as goggles, rubber boots and gloves are best for keeping your skin and eyes covered, while a basic face mask can prevent you from breathing in any toxic fumes.

3. Open your windows and utilize fans to air out the obtrusive smell.
While experienced restoration specialists are Here to Help and are prepared to deodorize your home before their job is done, you can help release some of the bad odors by using fans and keeping your windows open throughout the day.

Drying under carpet

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to fire and water damage, or specialty cleanup needs, it’s the SERVPRO brand that comes to mind. Our teams work endlessly to make sure our customers are happy, and have one objective in the aftermath of disaster, to make their loss "Like it never even happened."

No matter the job or the size, our SERVPRO teams are ready to handle any size loss. With our highly trained team and our pieces of equipment we will get the job complete.

We always try to restore the materials in your home instead of replacing. A lot of times we we are able to lift the carpet, remove the wet carpet pad, and treat the carpet as well as the sub floor with our EPA registered disinfectant. 

No matter the damage SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is ready 24/7. (513)422-9200

Call SERVPRO

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

 If you recently experienced water damage in your home, you know how important it is to hire the right company to get the job done right the first time.

It does not take a lot of water to cause major damage to a home. If you see wet spots around your home, try to locate the source and call a water disaster restoration company right away…time is of the essence when it comes to water damage. You don’t want that small wet spot to turn into a major mold problem.

Our highly trained water technicians have the knowledge, expertise, equipment and the technology to restore your home and its contents to its preloss condition. Call SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro for any of your water mitigation needs- (513)422-9200

Hidden water damage

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

When this pipes leak in the crawlspace of the home it went undetected for some time.  The situation eventually began to cause damage to the adjacent basement.  

By the time SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro was called many of the homeowners personal items in the basement were damaged.

It is important that you inspect your property routinely.  A small issue can become a large mess over time.

Why You Should Secure Professional Assistance 

Although some people attempt to complete the water cleanup process on their own, this approach is not advisable if it means more than using a mop and a bucket. Our moisture identification techniques and water removal process is expedited and optimized through the use of specialized equipment. This helps to remove water and treat damage that you can’t see.  After extraction is complete we apply a plant based anti-microbial and then begin the drying process.  Our specialty drying equipment will be placed strategically to promote rapid drying.  It is important to get remaining structural materials dry to prevent the mold and microbial growth. 

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 Middletown Springboro sees water damages happen every day and at different times of the day/night. Reviewing or speaking with your homeowner’s insurance company or agent can be helpful. An extension of that would be to read your policy in detail and ask your agent to go over or explain some of your policy. 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. Learn where the water shut off valve is in your home. Knowing where that is can be helpful in the event of an emergency.  

Fast response is important

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
  • 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 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 Middletown/Springboro has 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.

Water damage you can’t see

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

A simple fix 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 Middletown/Springboro 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.

Take care of small leaks as soon as they are detected.

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

Mold is a health hazard - SERVPRO teams are highly trained in remediation.

Residual odors? We have various ways of removing odors created by a variety of sources.

Allow SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro to help with your water situation.

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 and worry. However, when we arrive on site, we quickly start the water extraction process almost immediately. Our fast response helps minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs to you. Our advanced drying methods allow us to respond quickly to your water removal and cleanup needs, and also helps prevent secondary damage and mold.

Common causes of water damage include flooding caused by severe weather, plumbing leaks, sink, bathtub, or toilet overflow, and sewage backup. But, did you know more water damages are caused by broken pipes, plumbing, or appliance malfunctions than from weather related issues.

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Water damage in your home or business

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Aside from fire, water damage is quite possibly the fastest  damage to your  home. Flooding, rain, leaking pipes, or broken appliances are all 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, 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. 

When disaster strikes SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is a emergency business that’s available 24/7 365 days of the year for any water damages.

Categories of water damage

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

There are three types of contaminated water: 

Catagory 1:"Clean Water" is from, a clean source like a broken water line; however, if left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3.

Category 2: "Gray Water" may contain bacteria and viruses, and can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.

Category 3: "Black Water" comes from flooding rivers or sewer backup and may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals and microbes.

No one wants to end up with category 3 water damage in their home. If you run into a water damage problem, call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro at 513-422-9200 to make the process as stress free as possible. We are here to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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 Middletown Springboro 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.

Flooding

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 Middletown Springboro 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 Middeltown Springboro provides 24 hour water damage restoration service to homes and businesses around the area! 

SERVPRO of Middletown Sprimgnoro 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 Middletown Springboro (513)422-9200

“Like it never even happened.”

Fall maintenance to avoid 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 Middletown Springboro  at (513)422-9200 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 Middletown Springboro 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.

Service 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)422-9200

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 - 513-422-9200

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 Middeltown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro 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  513-422-9200

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 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.

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 Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro 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  513-422-9200

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 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.

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 Middletown Springboro, 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 Middletown Springboro 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) 422-9200. We are a emergency services company, open 24/7 365.

Water damage

9/11/2018 (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.

We are conveniently local allowing us quick access to the region.  Please call us anytime at 513-422-9200 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 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 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)422-9200

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 Middletown Springoro 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)?

Signs of mold after a water damage.

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro 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 Middletown/Springboro 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.

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

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro  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 Middletown/Springboro has been serving Middletown/Springboro 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 - 513-422-9200

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 Middletown/Springborohas 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 floods

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. 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 number of reasons why your Middletown Springboro 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 - 513-422-9200

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 Middletown Springboro 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

Hints to avoid disaster

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 Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro 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 Middletown Springboro 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 513-422-9200.

Fast responses are important to your water damage

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

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.
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 - 513-422-9200
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 Middletown Springboro 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.

Floating carpet

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Floating carpet

At SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 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 513-422-9200

Ground water

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

How Groundwater Affects Your Home in Butler County
Scenario: You come home after a long, rainy day at work to find yourself standing in water that has flooded your basement. You look around and don’t see any leaks or broken pipes and can’t seem to figure out what the problem is. You may be experiencing groundwater entering your home. Groundwater is the water suspended in the dirt around your home. Groundwater getting in your home can cause all kinds of damage, money, and headaches. The first step to preventing groundwater in your home, most commonly the basement, is to ensure proper waterproofing. Without proper waterproofing, water damage can cause humidity, bacteria, and mold growth.

If you are experiencing water damage, no matter the cause, don’t hesitate to call SERPVRO of Middletown/Springboro at (513) 422-9200. 

Water damage in your home.

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to life’s emergencies, it isn't a matter of if they will occur­ it's a matter of when they will occur.  Home and business owners can take steps to prepare for disasters, but you can never fully prevent them from happening.  An old pipe bursts. A storm blows in dozens of gallons of water. A washing machine malfunctions. Chances are your home or business will eventually suffer some sort of emergency; that is why it is important to prepare now, before disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro is trained to respond quickly, professionally and efficiently when   managing your loss. When your home or business is under water, every minute counts. That's why SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call our office at (513)932-3649

Water heaters in the attic.

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

One pipe leak can result in major water damage throughout many rooms in a home. When a hot water heater leaks in the attic it can cause damage in several rooms below. Typically in these situations, you don't know there is a problem until it's too late!

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro is equipped to respond to these type of water damage the same day the job is called in. We will extract the water, remove any damaged structure, and set up drying equipment that is needed for the job. We will monitor the job daily until all structure is dry.

Water damage restoration technician training is a surefire way to  insure the latest and greatest procedures are used to protect a customer’s property. There are various courses of study and ways to learn the information, so IICRC works with both the consumer and the professional to guarantee the best experience.

Quick rundown of a Water Damage

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

When water damage occurs, SERVPRO is the best company to handle the job and our highly trained and certified water techs are always there with just a simple phone call.  We know a home or business is one of life's biggest investments and it is important to us to ease the devastation after a water damage, restoring it back to the way it was before the damage occurred. SERVPRO is here to help in every way we can and our main goal is to leave you feeling like the damage never happened.

Structure drying is typically done by extracting, which includes the removal of any saturated materials in wet areas, and then the evaporation process.

Technicians within this field are highly trained in classifications, water types, and treatment of the damaged areas. Water loss and flooding can easily turn from costly to dangerous without the help of a professional.

Basement Flood Dryout/Cleanup

3/1/2016 (Permalink)

Basement Flood Dryout/Clean Up 

Discovering that your basement is flood is devastating, but before you panic, call SERVPRO. Acting within the first 24 hours is the most important step in minimizing structural damage and preventing mold growth in your basement.

There are many steps involved in properly cleaning up a flooded basement. SERVPRO goes beyond merely removing standing water.  In order to assure that mold does not overtake your basement and all surfaces remain structurally sound, we take ALL the necessary steps to ensure proper and thorough cleanup.

  • Removal of standing flood water with our specialized extraction equipment.  We also have specialized equipment for hardwood flooring allowing complete preservation of your hardwood floors.
  • Dehumidifying your basement utilizing the most efficient, high-powered fans and dehumidifiers to complete the structural drying process in the least amount of time possible, and preventing the occurrence of mold growth.
  • Providing careful ongoing monitoring to record the drying progress of your property to ensure that all affected areas are thoroughly dried.

Responding to a flood is stressful and scary.  Our highly trained and certified team of professionals is committed to taking over all aspects of cleanup so that you can rest assured that your basement will be fully and safely dried and cleaned.

At SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro, we understand that worrying about the expense of the disaster is the LAST thing you want to be doing.  With that in mind, our staff is trained to help assist you in understanding your flood insurance coverage and filing your homeowner’s insurance claims.

Let US take over the clean-up AND the stress of your flooded basement!

513-422-9200

Thawing Frozen Pipes After the Cold Temperatures

3/1/2016 (Permalink)

Thawing Frozen Pipes After the Cold Temperatures

Check your heating system and make sure it is running right.

It's going to be cold ! Be SERVPRO ready and learn how to prevent Frozen Pipes.

Preventing & Thawing Frozen Pipes | American Red Cross

The Red Cross provides information and suggestions about how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze.

go to: www.redcross.org

If you suffer a water damage, leak or flooding or fire in a business, commercial, school, universities, or homes and need disaster clean up & restoration we are the trained professionals that can help you get back to normal.

We are open 24/7 and ready  to assist with any damages.

 SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro @ 513-422-9200

Commercial Frozen Pipe Causes Flooding

3/1/2016 (Permalink)

Local Commercial Business Frozen Pipe Flooding

Local commercial business in Middletown, Ohio flooded from a frozen pipe in the ceiling causing extensive water damage and flooding in the offices. The disaster restoration required quick action by our crews.

The best thing you can do to combat excessive water damage after a frozen pipe bursts in The Middletown/Springboro, OH area is turn off the water to your building immediately. While this won’t fix the burst pipe, it will keep additional water from flowing out of it. The less water released from the pipe, the less cleanup you have to do later on. 

We are a leading restoration company that can help with  disaster clean up & restoration.

This cold weather can cause a lot of flooding. 
Let us help with up to date drying equipment.

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro (513)-422-9200

Avoid a Busted Pipe in Frigid Temperatures

2/23/2016 (Permalink)

AVOID BURSTING PIPES IN FRIGID TEMPS


SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro is a national sponsor for the American Red Cross “Ready Rating” Program. We are committed to helping others prepare for winter storms by helping to take all necessary steps before disaster strikes to protect property from damage and loss.

WINTER SAFETY: PROTECT YOUR HOME IN FRIGID TEMPS

Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes.

Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. The American Red Cross provides information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze.

Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem.

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the "strength" of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing.

Preventing Frozen Pipes.

Before the onset of cold weather, prevent freezing of these water supply lines and pipes by following these recommendations:

* Drain water from swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer's or installer's directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines unless directed. Antifreeze is environmentally harmful, and is dangerous to humans, pets, wildlife, and landscaping.

* Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs. Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain. Keep the outside valve open so that any water remaining in the pipe can expand without causing the pipe to break.

* Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.

* Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve" or installing UL-listed "heat tape," "heat cable," or similar materials on exposed water pipes. Newspaper can provide some degree of insulation and protection to exposed pipes – even ¼” of newspaper can provide significant protection in areas that usually do not have frequent or prolonged temperatures below freezing.

During Cold Weather, Take Preventative Action.

* Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.

* Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.

* When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.

* Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.

* If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

To Thaw Frozen Pipes:

* If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.

* Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.

* Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.

* Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you can not thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.

* Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

Call the professionals when you have a question or need help with water damage and restoration. Contact SERVPRO, (513) 422-9200