Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm response

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

24 Hour Emergency Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Warren County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,650 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Warren County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately if necessary.

Call is at (513) 932-3649

Content storage after a damage

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

Nowadays, we hold many of our memories and keepsakes digitally on our computers, phones, family videotape, and more. Please note that water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard so do not attempt to operate any of them in the wake of water damage. 

More traditionally, valuable documents like wedding certificates and photographs make our house a home. Extreme caution must be taken with items like these because they can be delicate and easy to destroy. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO Warren County may be able to save a great deal of them and help minimize further damage. Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration process: air-drying, dehumidification, freezer drying, vacuum freeze-drying, and vacuum thermal drying.

Storm damage

12/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County provides 24-hour residential and commercial services such as water damages, fire response, and bio-hazard clean up and more. As a locally owned and operated business we are dedicated to helping you when disaster strikes and turns your life upside down. We have a team of trained professionals in property damage restoration. Our phones are answered around the clock and guarantee you the fastest and best service around. When you have a flood in your basement or your business has been displaced due to a fire, you need a quick response from someone who can help you.

24-Hour Emergency Service

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

Locally Owned and Operated

Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Storm water

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Stormwater runoff is rain that has not been soaked into the ground, so it flows over the ground until it finds somewhere to go. Ideally, the water would find a stream or river to flow into, but this is not always the case. Sometimes the water will flow straight into your house. Water damage is never fun, and trying to get rid of water as well as clean up the rest of the mess a storm has left behind can be a real hassle. The best way to handle stormwater runoff is to make sure it doesn’t happen to begin with. If you are up for a bit of landscaping, you can optimize your yard to keep stormwater away from your building.

  • Swales: Simply put, a swale is just a type of trench meant to carry water and redirect it away from something important. If you decide to install swales in your yard, make sure they are redirecting somewhere that the water will not cause damage such as a stream or pond.
  • Rain Gardens: These gardens are designed with plants that are able to take up excess water to keep it from flowing freely. They also help filter the water so that the water that does reach ponds and rivers tends to be cleaner than water that has just flowed over driveways and roads.
  • Draining Driveways: Driveways are one of the largest contributors to stormwater runoff. Installing drainage areas on the sides of the pavement or using gravel can help minimize the amount of water that becomes runoff.

Prepare for flood damage

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A lot of people enjoy a good rainstorm. However, some thunderstorms can lead to flash flooding in most areas with heavy rainfall. It's important to know your surroundings and keeping up with local weather alerts. 

Below are a few tips to be mindful of during the next storm:

  • Flooded Roadways - you should turn around and find another route. 
  • Sand Bags (keep stock of sand bags to assist with preventing water intrusion) 
  • Stay Tuned in with your local weather station
  • Don't drink the water (make sure to boil water to destroy most types of disease-causing microorganisms).
  • Be overprotective
  • Keep away from moving water
  • Check on your neighbors
  • Have emergency plan in place

When the water has resided and its time to start the cleaning process use these tips:

  • Get Help (Call SERVPRO of Warren County)
  • Wear PPE (disinfection protection)
  • Throw away food items that came in contact with the flood water
  • Keep an eye out for Scammers 
  • File an insurance claim

Overwhelmed or drained by the recent events? SERVPRO of Warren County is here to help. Give us a call and our office will assist you with your claim.

Sump pump and how it works

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A sump pump eliminates moisture and prevents flooding by collecting excess water from drains and pumping it out and away from the building. You will find a sump pump sitting in a specially constructed pit that sits lower than the basement floor in homes that are susceptible to major rain and snow fall.

If your pump stops working, water could get into your basement and foundation walls. This may cause mold and mildew to grow and if enough water builds up, the basement can flood.

How do you know your sump pump is working?

You can check your sump pump tow different ways. Two separate plugs are attached to the unit. Unplug them both and then plug in only the one for the pump. If the pump does not immediately turn on then something is wrong. Your other option is to add water and wait to see if the pump turns on and properly evacuates the water.

Emergency kit

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County is no stranger to storms, water damage, etc. The trained professionals there know that the possibilities are endless when it comes to any type of natural disaster or weather emergency, which is why we want to remind everyone in our servicing areas to have their emergency kits stocked and ready to go.

Here are some items that could be included in an emergency kit:

  • Band-Aids
  • Alcohol pads
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Battery-powered radio and batteries
  • Whistle if needed to signal for help

If pets are involved, tweak the emergency kit a bit to include pet food, a spare leash/collar, and other pet supplies that will be needed. Our servicing area is full of tech-savvy people who you could probably call for help if needed, but it is important to be prepared for when technology fails, especially when water is involved. If areas are flooded in any way, make sure to stay out of the water because electricity travel through water. That is why SERVPRO of Warren County urges you to have your kit ready if needed!

Lighting storms

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO Warren County at 513-932-3649 if your property is damaged by lightning storms.

It’s hard to know what to do when you are caught out in the open during a lightning storm. To take shelter under a big tree? To stand out in the open?

The best strategy is prevention. Monitor the weather forecast before going out, and look for darkening skies, lightning, or increasing wind. You are in danger if you can hear thunder. Therefore, find shelter in either a building or car.

If you are in the open, then be a very small target! Squat low to the ground. Lying on the ground will actually make you a larger target. If you are in the woods, then take shelter under shorter trees or go to a low-lying, open place away from trees, poles, or metal objects. If you are boating or swimming, then get to shore and find shelter.

Call 911 if someone is struck by lightning. If the person’s breathing has stopped, then begin rescue breathing. A trained person should give CPR if the victim’s heart has stopped breathing.

Cole temps on the way

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Be prepared if you will not be in your home full time! It only takes a few minutes when you are leaving to follow these 4 simple steps to keep your home safe from a water loss.

* Leave your heater at 55 degrees

* Open the cabinet doors under your sinks

* Turn off your water supply

* Drain your water lines

If you forget to do these things you leave your home with the potential for a serious water damage loss.

Small, low water leaks can cause really big damages. You might not even see the damage because it will be in your walls or under your house.

We at SERVPRO Warren County hope you have a wonderful winter. If you have any questions give our office a call at (513) 422-9200.

Flooding during a storm

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding During Storm

Storms can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. Rain water tends to find its way into basements and crawlspaces of homes in the area.

When flood water enters a basement it is usually through a window or basement entrance. Both have drainage but during a storm the drains can be clogged or filled. The malfunction allows the water to get into the home causing damage to the carpet, drywall, and contents.

When water enters a crawlspace it does damage to the subfloors and electrical or HVAC system. Crawlspaces are notorious for growing mold after a water intrusion.

At SERVPRO of Warren County, we make sure to clean your home after flooding. Call us 24/7 for emergency mitigation and restoration services at (513) 932-3649

Basement flooding

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

Following a recent heavy rain storm, this basement in Scranton flooded when the sump pump failed. SERVPRO of Warren County came to the rescue.

SERVPRO of Warren County is the area's premier smoke, fire, water and mold cleanup, crime scene cleanup, Covid-19 disinfection, and bio-hazard cleanup company, along with several other services we offer. We are also independently owned and operated; we are proud to serve the communities in our area. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and we are here to protect it.

Whether it be a pipe break, supply line split or storm damage call SERVPRO mitigation specialists at SERVPRO of Warren County at (513) 932-3649.

As an emergency services company we respond 24/7/365 to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Storm damage after a heavy rain

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County leading storm damage cleanup company. Because storm damage knows no schedule we respond 24/7/365 to meet the cleanup and restoration needs of both residential and commercial customers.

Whether it be water damage from a flash flood, roof and window damage from wind and hail, or a fire from a lighting strike, SERVPRO of Warren County has the trained personnel and specialized equipment to handle any size mess.

The quicker the response, the less secondary damage that occurs. The quicker the response, the less amount of business interruption that occurs. Our goal is to be "faster to any disaster" meeting our customers needs.

Should your home or business experience a storm related disaster, call SERVPRO of Warren County at (513) 422-9200 anytime to ensure that your property is restored by an industry leader.

Heavy rains can cause water damage

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a storm or major event strike, call (513) 932-3649 we are emergency services and are available 24-7/365 a year.

Storm damage

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's storm team was recruited to serve places that experience a storm that leaves the community in shambles. This elite group of restoration specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the US with substantial resources through a network of over 1700 SERVPRO locations.

Our teams serve both commercial and residential properties because we know storms don't have a preference.

Tri-Cities doesn't see huge storms like tropical hurricanes however we do experience massive wind storms, hail storms,  lightning that can wreck havoc and sometimes even a  tornado. 

Recent Mobilizations: 

  • Fort McMurray wildfires
  • Houston flood
  • Siberian Express
  • Mid Atlantic Flood
  • Polar Vortex
  • Colorado Flood
  • Detroit Flood
  • Super Storm Sandy
  • Minot, ND Flood
  • Hurricane Irene
  • Nashville Flood
  • Hurricane Ike
  • Ohio Flood
  • California Wildfires
  • Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita

We are more than just fire and water

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

You may know us as the Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration Company. But did you know that there are over 20 services that we can provide to a home or business owner? Our team at SERVPRO® of Warren County is always ready to help you at a moment’s notice 24/7/365.  A few of the other services that we provide include…

  • Mold Mitigation
  • Document Restoration
  • Duct Cleaning
  • Deodorization                  
  • Reconstruction
  • Vandalism Cleanup
  • Forensic Remediation
  • Storm Response
  • Tarping and Board ups 
  • Covid-19 disinfection 

Our team here at SERVPRO® of Warren County can help you with whatever disaster that you may have. We have been in the Warren County and surrounding areas for nearly 30 years, locally owned and operated, and ready to serve you.

Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, property manager, or first responder we are here for you. There is no disaster that is too large or too small that we can't handle. From our trained crews to our professional restoration consultants, and our SERVPRO® Ready App that is in the palm of your hand, the cleanup team at SERVPRO® of Warren County is here to help make your disaster, “Like it never even happened." For more information on how we can help you be prepared or for a consultation please call us at 513-422-9200.

Water damage after a storm

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

  • Locally Owned and Operated

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Warren County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Plano business owners and residents.

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County  today at (513) 932-3649

Storm damage

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

SERVPRO of Warren County 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 SERVPRO of Warren County Today - (513)932-3649

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 Warren County 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.

Storm damage cleanup

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County has been cleaning water damages in the local area market for years. From toilet overflows, pipe bursts, dishwasher leaks, basement floods, and much more, SERVPRO of Warren County has been providing Warren County with quality cleanup and restoration work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That's over 332,880 hours of being on call to help our clientele.

SERVPRO understands that even the smallest of water problems can be a major catastrophe for the average homeowner. Whether it be damaged property, mold growth, health concerns or other problems, SERVPRO has all the right tools to make it "Like It Never Even Happened”

With years of combined experience with our technicians, SERVPRO will promptly arrive at your business or residence, assess the damage, provide a solution, and begin work to ensure that secondary damages do not occur. From extracting water, dehumidification, decontamination, mold remediation, full repairs and construction, SERVPRO is here to help day or night.


10/9/2019 (Permalink)

As a homeowner, business owner, insurer or property manager, you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers and community to follow.

Join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. “Disasters happen” and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster. You can do this by taking three simple steps:

  • Plan to stay in business
  • Encourage your employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship and neighborhoods are ready.

Power outage after a storm

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Power Outages

Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may affect several things:

  • Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.

  • Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.

  • Cause food spoilage and water contamination.

  • Prevent use of medical devices.


  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.

  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.

  • Do not use a gas stove to heat your home.

  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.

  • Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.

  • If safe, go to an alternate location for heat or cooling.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County 24/7 365 including holidays (513)932-3649.

Storm damage

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County 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 Warren County, 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. Give our office a call at (513)932-3649

When storms hit, call SERVPRO

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County 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 from all over

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can also access equipment and personnel from a network of over 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 513-932-3649

With SERVPRO of Warren County on the job, you know it will be "Like it never even happened."

Who to use for restoration

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

When faced with a disaster like water damage from a washing machine overflow or a fire from a candle, you may be faced with deciding to replace materials and items or have them restored. SERVPRO of Warren County can help you in the decision making process talking with you about the best options for you.  We have helped to dry in place wall paper or hard to find hardwoods that if not dried in place would result in materials not matching throughout the home or extra costs to you and/or the insurance to pay to replace all of the materials. SERVPRO of Warren County will help you to walk through the decisions needed to make it “Like it never even happened.” If disaster should strike call the team who has 28+ years of experience in the area, we are ready 24/7 365. #SERVPRO #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp #ReBuildingStories

Prepared for a storm

9/3/2019 (Permalink)


Preparing for a Flood:

Flooding can happen fast in many environments.  We recommend having the following list of items packed and ready to go in the event of an evacuation due to flooding:

  • Water – 3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food – 3+ day supply non-perishable, easy to prepare food
  • Flashlight(s) – with extra batteries
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio)
  • First Aid Kit – including medications and medical items (hearing aids, with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes and cane.)
  • Multi-purpose toolS
  • Sanitation/personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents – deed/lease to home, birth certificates & insurance policies
  • Camera for photos of damage
  • Cell Phone – with chargers
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Maps
  • Baby supplies if needed
  • Pet supplies
  • Tools & supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen

Pack out after a tornado

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Have you been affected by damage recently due to high winds or a tornado? If so, then you know how important it is to attempt to save the contents in your home from being ruined during a clean up process. 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 our location. The new location will allow your contents to be kept safe in our warehouse and to be restored if needed. 

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

Tornado storm damage

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Severe storms and tornadoes hit the Dayton and surrounding areas in Ohio Monday night, leaving many in the area without power, access to drinkable water or safe shelter or vehicles.

Dayton and nearby communities are still searching for potential victims after intense storms came through. 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, Beavercreek, Xenia and West Milton. In addition to trees and power lines, the tornadoes peeled roofs off of houses, brought down businesses' walls and collapsed ceilings as well as car ports.

SERVPRO of Warren County is here 24/7 for any damage that has occurred after a storm. You can call our office at 513-932-3649.

Act before a flood

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

Storm damage

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

With windy conditions roofs can get damaged, gutters can detatched. If it’s raining and roofs get damaged we have experts that can get your roof tarped to avoid water damage or further water damage you may have experienced. A lot of times you won’t realize you have any damage until you start to see water spots on your ceilings or walls. Or even a few days later there may even be some microbial growth growing. Usually with microbial growth that was  caused from storm damage and water coming in, the dry wall most likely would have to be cut out if it’s been siting for a few days. 

If you experience any damage you can call our office at (513) 422-9200.

Things to do 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
  • Play with bubbles outside. Find DIY instructions online to make your own bubbles with dish soap!

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 Warren County at (513)932-3649

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 Warren County at (513)932-3649

Protecting your home/business from flooding

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage is no match for SERVPRO of Warren County 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 Warren County at: (513)932-3649

Having a plan ready for animals after 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 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 Warren County 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 Warren County is quick to respond in any kind of disaster. We are emergency services and open 24/7, call our office at (513)932-3649.

When a storm of flooding hits, SERVPRO is ready

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Warren County 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 


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 Warren County 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)932-3649

Always ready for a storm

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

The weather  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 Warren County 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 Warren County 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 Warren County a call at 513-932-3649

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

About SERVPRO of Warren County

SERVPRO of Warren County 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 SERVPRO to act fast

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to get the remediation process started ASAP

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 Warren County  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 Warren County  staff is waiting to assist you. Make the call today - (513) 932-3649

Storm damage? We can help

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Warren County 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’s Disaster Recovery 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. suggests you have enough supplies to last for at least three days. Below are some suggested items to include in your 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
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

Here to help after any kind of storm damages

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 Warren County technicians for assistance at 513-932-3649 today.

When storms hit, SERVPRO is ready.

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County 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.

Storm 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 Warren County  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 hit Warren County,SERVPRO is Ready.

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Warren County 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.

Water can be sorted into three basic categories:

Category 1: This water is considered clean water and comes from an uncontaminated supply source.

Category 2: Known as gray water, this category includes water that may be contaminated by bacteria, viruses or urine (but no fecal matter), and may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Examples include toilet, dishwasher or washing machine overflow.

Category 3: Water in this category is considered black water; it is highly contaminated and poses potentially fatal hazards. Sources include flooded waterways, toilet water that contains feces and standing water.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?? Call Us Today (513) 932-3649

We Are Always Here to Help!

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

Remember that your local SERVPRO of E.Hamilton/Fairfield is always here to help!