Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Corona Virus/ Covid-19

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 513-422-9200

These times

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

If you are interested in learning more about our specialized cleaning services, give us a shout!  (513)422-9200

COVID-19 came in like a storm, and left massive amounts of destruction in its wake. The pandemic we are facing has people feeling confused, frustrated, and scared. While we wait for our healthcare professionals to come up with a vaccine, let SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro help. 

SERVPRO offers proactive clean up of facilities to minimize the transmission of emerging, viral pathogens.

Our services include fogging, facility or structure cleaning and disinfecting.

Let us assist in easing the minds of employees and employers in combating this virus. We are committed to providing a rapid response to this outbreak and we are available for any questions or concerns.

Coronavirus

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

With the Corona Virus (COVID-19) breaking its way into Ohio, SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is here to help. We have the right products and team to clean and sanitize any size office. Call today 513-422-9200!

Have the kid's school been hit hard or even your office??? What can you do....

SERVPRO can clean and disinfect your office, home or even your classroom to combat this Corona Virus. Don’t feel helpless, call SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro and let them work to keep you and your team healthy.

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is available 24/7 with any questions or concerns that you may have about any kind of cleaning, disinfecting. In addition if you have any fire, water, or mold damages we are here to help.

Commercial/Residential

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 at – 513-422-9200

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Trauma/Biohazard cleanup

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro responds immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes. 

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve blood borne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint power and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood and bodily fluids
  • Crime scene cleanups
  • Decomposition

Fire

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Not all fires are started the same way. Some can be caused from a candle left on through the night or a cigarette not being put out all the way. Whatever the cause may be, all fires are messy and leave an unwanted burden on a number of individuals. We know the stress throughly but more important than that, we know how to help.

In the photo pictured here a local high school suffered a grease fire in its kitchen. While the cause remains unknown to us it does not matter to our services. Here at SERVPRO of Middleton Springboro we care about restoring your home, business, or property back to its original state. We are here to help you forget the stress of the damage and make you realize it is possible to make the problem look like it "Never even happened". 

Environmental friendly

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants you to know that we are doing our part to help our Planet.  That is why we want you to know about our Green Cleaning Products.

SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is a member of the EPA’s Design for Environment (EPA/DFE) initiative. As a member company, SERVPRO® can access the listing known formally as CleanGredients. The EPA/DFE has established a set of criteria for formulating environmentally friendly cleaning products. With the assistance of larger chemical companies the EPA/DFE has put together a listing of safe cleaning components that can be used in Green cleaning formulations. From the listing a formulation can be derived that incorporates “green” chemistry. The initiative is designed to allow chemical formulators a resource to formulate environmentally friendly cleaning products using environmentally friendly raw materials.

So next time you see our Green Vehicles, you'll know we are doing our part to sustain our Environment

SERVPRO

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Our equipment is designed to get the job done right.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro has more than 20 different types of cleaning equipment available to tackle any type of job? In addition to the many types of fans, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and vacuums we have specialty equipment designed to dry underneath hardwood floors without damaging the floor and well as equipment to dry behind walls.

No job is too small or big for us, our well-trained crews have the know-how to provide professional, quality work and are available 24/7 to respond to any size emergency.

Fire damage and flooded basements are our specialty. We are only a phone call away and always available to answer any questions you may have regarding the process, the cleaning products or equipment.

SERVPRO

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can cause a great deal of damage to both the structure of your home and your belongings. After you experience a fire in your home, know that we are happy to hear that you and your loved ones are safe.

It is important to clean up from fire damage quickly and efficiently. Smoke and soot can be very hard to clean by yourself. Many cleaning products will not touch smoke and soot damage, or they will push it around spreading it. SERVPRO has created cleaning products to clean different types of smoke and soot from a variety of different types of materials. Throughout the years, our SERVPRO headquarters has worked with experts creating products to clean up after fire damage. We know that you have items in your home that are very near and dear to your heart that would be devastating to loose. Our job is to ensure that these items are cleaned properly. 

A plan for a water damage

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water loss incidents can be among the most damaging situations that your Bridgewater residence can face because of how quickly the effects can spread from the source throughout the property. Even with a fast response to the situation like our team can provide, specialized equipment and effective drying tools are necessary immediately to prevent irreparable damage and ruin to structural elements and construction materials. Cleaning up after a water loss incident is critical to returning a property to preloss condition.

Our SERVPRO professionals have IICRC-Certifications as cleaning technicians, allowing us to seamlessly transition between vital mitigation of water damage in your home and the cleanup of the situation once this work has completed. Cleaning up after water damage can often involve physically wiping and scrubbing surfaces, but it can also entail deodorization and reducing microbial threats that could occur as well.

Much of the cleaning work that our SERVPRO team performs when recovering water loss incidents hinges on advanced tools and equipment. With indoor air quality concerns and the abundance of mold spores and other potential threats following water cleanup, we arrive with machines capable of reducing these concerns such as our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers. With onboard HEPA filters, spores, particulates, debris, and other contaminants can get trapped and easily removed from the premises.

Many severe water loss situations require partial reconstruction and build back to restore a property entirely. Our cleaning technicians can get to work on cleaning up the dust and debris from this phase of restoration as soon as it completes. We have a team of professionals with high-powered vacuums and safe, green cleaning agents to make every portion of the property look its best.

We strive to make every restoration job as streamlined and efficient as possible. Not only does this make our team more effective overall, but it also saves our customers time and money. Whenever water loss incidents occur, trust in our SERVPRO Of Middletown Springboro team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (513)422-9200

Like it never even happened.

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO - A Restoration Vendor for Insurance Carriers Nationwide

The Brand You Know and Trust

You can recognize and trust the SERVPRO name... "Like it never even happened."

Serving America Since 1967

Since 1967, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have been assisting client's fire and water damages across the United States. Nearly four decades of experience have culminated in the proven processes, technology, equipment, and products to help ensure IICRC S500 industry standards are met and you are satisfied. 

More Than 1,700 Franchises Nationwide

Today, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals from more than 1,700 Franchises are ready to assist including SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro. 

24-Hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are committed to providing 24-hour emergency service to help you when it comes to fire, water and mold both in residential and commercial properties. 

Detailed Estimates

You will be provided a detailed estimate that clearly lists all services to be performed. There are no unwelcome surprises with SERVPRO.

Trained, Uniformed Franchise Professionals.. Your "Heroes"

When you call, a trained, uniformed SERVPRO Franchise Professional will arrive at your property with the equipment necessary to help protect the structure and contents. Your concerns will be addressed quickly and professionally to help begin the process of regaining control of your life. 

Call SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro today with any questions: 513-422-9200.

Restoration specialists

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

The Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. The professionals at SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro study the IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. We implement these practices into every job. Our staff also has access to web-based training. Video representations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to date on the industry standards and allows us to deliver the professional quality you expect.  

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and have the equipment to respond to you emergency 24/7. We can restore your home or business back to preloss condition by giving SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro a call.

Biohazard

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy Sewage Back Up In Basement. No match for SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro.

Sewage Back-Up

No one wants sewage in their basement but it happens very often from heavy rain storms. It is not rare that during heavy rains the sewer lines fill up with water much faster than they drain due to insufficient system capacity. This fact may lead to a sewage backup as the water flows back through residential floor drains and causes overflows. This type of water is a called Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Hour Emergency Service

  • Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are water damage restoration specialists with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.

Property owners and mold

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Many property owners recognize the structural hazards posed by mold growth, but not everyone is aware that tenants can sue property managers over mold damage. In order to avoid potential lawsuits, the best course of action is to be proactive. Know your insurer’s policy on mold insurance claims, understand your responsibility as a property owner and take steps to prevent mold growth before it becomes an issue.

Insurance Coverage

Don’t hesitate to ask your insurance providers about their policy on mold insurance claims. Some types of property insurance may only cover mold damage if it was caused by a specific event. Covered events might include:

  • Snow or ice damage
  • Frozen pipes
  • Building fires
  • Accidental leakage from appliances or air conditioning

Furthermore, every landlord should also carry liability insurance. Liability insurance can be a lifesaver if a tenant decides to sue because his or her personal property is ruined by mold. 

Why SERVPRO

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Setting up containment on mold remediation could be very important. Initiate containment procedures to contain mold spores, preventing their spread into uncontaminated areas.

Here at SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro, we pride ourselves on having highly trained and IICRC certified technicians. We make sure our technicians are nationally background checked so you can rest assured that we are employing the most trustworthy and respectful people.  If you have any questions while we are on the job site, please feel free to direct them to the crew chief assigned to your job, however, anyone on the job site should be able to answer any questions you might have.  We are very proud of our employees and they take pride in their work every step of the way. Our office is available 24/7 365 a year.

Fire and smoke damage

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

When fires occurs, in both residential homes and business alike, it’s not just the cleaning up of the structural areas that we need to be concerned with.

Our crews have to be so careful with the homeowner’s personal belongings because the insurance companies need very specific documentation in order to appropriately compensate the insured so they they have money to replace all of the damaged items. The fallen debris must be sifted through prior to bagging for disposal so that any contents, which may be very small items, can be separated for further valuation.

SERVPRO of of Middletown Springboro team members need to be very aware of properly bagging and separating these items, so taking our time in small spaces with lots of contents is a very important part of the clean-up process.

Construction/remodel

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

No job to small or big

What some people don’t know about SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is we do more than just fire, water, mold, and crime scene cleanup etc...etc... When we go in for those jobs and have to cut dry wall, pull carpet, pull any type of flooring, anything we do we can build it back to its original state. We do everything from start to finish from demolition, construction and remodel. 

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and construction. 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. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro.

IICRC

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

We offer bio hazard cleanup

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazardous Clean Ups By SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield Means Good Results

A biohazard spill often involves some type of bodily fluid. In private homes, this usually means a blood spill. There are certain risks when it comes to restoring a home after an incident with blood happens, and they need to seriously considered before cleanup efforts begin.
 
Residents should not attempt to clean up a blood spill in their home. Even without the emotional component, there is the risk of disease and other pathogens in even a small amount of blood. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro understands both elements and how to deal with them when developing a restoration plan.
 
Cleaning and removing blood and blood stains require chemical cleaners designed to neutralize the pathogens in them. Infectious diseases found in blood spills and splatters include Hepatitis A, B, and C, as well as HIV and many others. To ensure we do this properly, our technicians utilize anti-bacterial cleaners we keep on-hand.
 
The anti-bacterial cleaners are necessary since blood does not respond to conventional cleaners like dirt or soot. Conventional agents do not always clean blood completely and even when they do, there is often, a stain remaining at the spill point. Leaving a visible mark is not something we accept; if we cannot remove the entire mark, our technicians can repaint the affected area or remove the stained structural property.
 
 Restoring your home after any disaster is difficult. Cleaning up a blood spill is one of the more difficult tasks we face, but SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is here to help. We want to return your home to its original state so that you can move forward when the time is right for you. Call us today at. Call (513)422-9200 to schedule an inspection and get started.

SERVPRO is ready for anything

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro understands the utilizing the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When it comes to a water damage, time matters. SERVPRO of Middletown Sprinboro will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained, uniformed professionals.  The right tools for the job is vital to timely mitigation. 

 Equipment 

  • Air movers/ Dry equipment 
  • Dehumidification Equipment
  • Air scrubber/ Negative air extractors (Extraction equipment)
  • Moisture Sensors/ Moisture meters/ Thermohygrometers
  • Water/ Flood Extractiors
  • HEPA Vacuums
  • Odor Control(Ozone, Hydroxyl)
  • Ultra Low Volume(ULV) Foggers
  • Thermal Foggers
  • Power Distribution
  • Heating Systems
  • Ultrasonic machine 
  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro Is ready and properly prepared.  When you call us out on a water loss or and life disaster we will be ready.

Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened” so give us a call with any question or if you have a damage we are a 24/7 365 business.

Prepared for ANY call

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro gets a call for a job we have our trucks prepared with proper equipment.  When going to any job whether it is a fire loss, water damage, mold remediation, or bio hazard we have air scrubbers ready.  Air scrubbers are designed for capturing smoke, fumes, mold spores, dust and other particulate, returning air back to the environment. These units allow you to clean and control the air in a work area with dust exhaust. We keep our air movers on hand to increase circulation.  Proper air circulation will provide the fastest drying time for any structure, this is essential to minimizing the damage caused.  It you have a loss call SERVPRO Of Middletown Springboro,  we are properly trained in the latest water mitigation techniques, on top of our highly trained professional's so that we can minimize the damage to your home or business.

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is ready to help you 24 hours a day.  Call (513)422-9200

We offer biohazard cleanup

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Middeltown Springboro for all your Biohazard needs, (513)422-9200

Always Choose a Trained Professional

  • Because it’s traumatic: No one should have to deal with the personal impact of cleaning up after the traumatic loss of a loved one. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro can get a situation cleaned up quickly, compassionately and discreetly.
  • Because it’s safer: Federal regulations classify all human and animal remains, including blood, urine, feces, vomit and bodily fluids, as biohazards. This is because they have the potential of carrying life-threatening pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C, AIDS, HIV, MRSA, Tuberculosis and many more. The safe cleanup and removal of biohazardous materials involves extensive analysis and detailed work, and the use of state-of-the-art cleaning and odor removal technologies.

Licensed Bonded & Insured

  • It is important to use licensed professionals because they conduct safe cleanup, removal and disposal of biohazardous waste. Additional considerations include being registered and compliant with OSHA and FEMA, federal agencies that oversee disasters and workplace safety. Cleanup crews will be coming into your home or the home of your loved one, so be sure the professional you choose is bonded and insured.

 State and local regulations vary. Contact SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro at (513)422-9200 for 24 hour Emergency service.

ERP is a reason to choose SERVPRO

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Because up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human caused disaster never reopen, SERVPRO offers a tool kit to assist business owners in getting their operations back to normal following a disaster. 

And because SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro knows the time to create a disaster readiness plan is BEFORE you need it, we have developed the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program to help business owners create an EMERGENCY READY PROFILE (ERP) for their facility, at no charge. The business owner works with SERVPRO to gather and document information that will become critical if a disaster strikes, and once the ERP is created, business owners have access to their information 24/7 online and by using SERVPRO's free mobile app.

For a business to survive and thrive, it needs to get back to business as soon as possible after a disaster strikes. With an ERP in place, SERVPRO's highly trained professionals can immediately assess the situation and take the first critical steps to protect employees from harm and property from further damage, setting the business on the road to recovery. 

Call our office to for any questions or to schedule for us to come out  to start the process of a ERP. (513)422-9200

Why SERVPRO? We do it all

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial/Residential restoration is a nuanced industry. That's why you can trust SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro with your building and business. We care about your livelihood. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro has the experience necessary to handle any size commercial disaster, whether it is fire damage, water damage, mold damage, or a crime scene cleanup. Every commercial/residential structure is different, we know how to handle everything. 

Along with the big stuff, we can do the small stuff too. We can clean carpet, and tile to maintain a professional work environment, as well as cleaning HVAC and ducts to protect against allergies.

Call us today with any commercial/residential emergency and you can rest assured that our team will take great care of you. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is a diverse company with many specialties, but we are unsurpassed in our restoration ability. We know the ins and outs of the industry and are prepared to assist you in any way possible. We know that when disaster strikes, you can't afford to be out of business or out of your home. We want to get you back in as quick as possible. Put your trust in SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro and you won't be disappointed.

IICRC

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is an IICRC firm.

What is IICRC?

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

Give SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro a call, we are a 24/7 365 emergency services restoration company.

Commercial services

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Services

Your commercial/business property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO Of Middletown Springboro Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, there’s a SERVPRO Professional nearby and ready to serve you. We are emergency services and will work around the clock to help your company or commercial building get back up and running so employees can continue on. A lot of the times employees can continue to resume work, that mainly depends on what kind of damage has occurred. We are on call 24/7 365, and only one phone call away. If you have any questions or need help give us a call at (513)422-9200.

We do Sewage cleanup

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO Of Middletown Springboro Professionals have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Toilet Overflow or Sewer Backup?
Call Today (513)422-9200

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Middletwon Springboro Professionals will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered. We are an emergency services as available 24/7 365 and here to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you just have a question or if you need help. 

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3 in which mold can possibly start forming colonies.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

What to do if mold is in your home/business

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home/business. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home(mold spores can take several days to land on a surface once airborne). 

What to Do: 

  • Stay out of affected areas. 
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans. 
  • Contact SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro for mold remediation services. 

What Not to Do: 

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold. 
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth. 
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself. 
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold. 

About Our Mold Remediation Services 

SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro specializes in mold remediation  and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem and safely. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (513)422-9200