2021 Summer Wildfire Prevention
Wildfires are the type of natural disaster that can start and get completely out of control all within a few minutes. They also normally don't require all that much to get started to begin with, which is why taking a few simple preventative measures can be extremely beneficial to your home!
First, make a habit of occasionally walking through your yard and looking out for dead/dying trees, leaves, or grass. All of these are the perfect fire starts or accelerants for already blazing fires. Take note of any that you find and move on to the next step!
Secondly, take all of the dead/dry material that you have found in your yard and dig it up, pick it up, or clean it up. Get it out of there! You can cut down the dead grass or even try watering it often to liven it up. Picking up and getting rid of the dead trees or branches is the best way of eliminating that fire hazard. Raking up and bagging any dead leaves will help with that issue.
After all that work the fire hazards that could pose an immediate threat to your home should be dealt with, but that isn't all there is. It is important that you continue to be vigilant, especially during activities like grilling, bonfires, camping, or even lighting fireworks. All of these activities can be fun for you, along with friends and family, but they can also be the catalyst of a wildfire!
2021 Firework Safety
Summer is here and a few holidays are just on the horizon. It is important to understand the effects and dangers of things like fireworks and other types of pyrotechnics that you may intend on using during your celebration of these upcoming holidays.
If you are planning to use fireworks or other types of pyrotechnics for a celebration it is best that you ensure the surrounding area or areas that you intend to set them off at are clear of any flammable material or debris. Stuff like dead grass, leaves, rotted or dead trees, trash, bushes, and branches can all be the spark that starts a fire that can quickly get out of control!
It is also extremely important to practice safety for those handling or helping set up the pyrotechnic display. Keep a safe distance from the launch site, and be sure to watch any young children to ensure they don't wander too close not understanding how dangerous it is. Educate your youngsters and keep the danger zone properly designated and blocked off so you can enjoy the spectacle in the sky!
SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning Services
When you hear the name "SERVPRO" what do you think of first? It probably isn't commercial cleaning services. While we here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek may focus our efforts in dealing with homes and businesses that have been damaged by water, fire, mold, or storms, we also have the training and equipment to properly clean your home or business as well.
Most businesses do a great job at keeping the workplace nice and clean for the employees that spend so much time there, but with foot traffic in and out of the various rooms and hallways, there are always going to be places that are missed or aren't cleaned frequently enough. That's where we come in! Call us today for commercial cleaning services for your business!
Our cleaning services include:
- Air ducts and HVAC - Drapes and Blinds
- Biohazard Cleanup - Odor Removal
- Carpet and Upholstery -Sewage
- Ceilings, Floors, and Walls - Trauma and Crime Scene
2021 Hurricane Category Information
Here at SERVPRO, we deal with all types of damages to property, one of the most common types that we deal with is water/storm damage. The season that causes the most water and storm damage during the year is already here, hurricane season has begun and with that, it is important that you know the differences in the category. The difference in potential damage is exponential and can sometimes leave your home in ruin.
Category 1 - 74-95 mph winds - Can cause damage to the roof, gutters, and siding. Trees may snap and there could be extensive damage to power lines.
Category 2 - 96-110 mph winds - Can cause major roof and siding damage, trees will snap and uproot, near-total power loss.
Category 3 - 111-129 mph winds - Can cause the removal of roof decking, roads will be blocked by trees, power and water will be lost.
Category 4 - 130-156 mph winds - Can cause severe damage to homes, power will be lost for months, the area will be uninhabitable for months.
Category 5 - 157+ mph winds - A high percentage of homes will be destroyed, power will be lost for months, the area will be uninhabitable for months.
Use this information for when a potential storm is coming your way, and be sure to evacuate if directed to, your life is more important than your home. SERVPRO will always be there to help in the clean-up.
Be Careful When Using Your Basement as Storage!
When using the available space in your basement as a storage area is it important that you know a few things that could occur if proper procedure isn't followed. The foundation of your home is often cold and damp and the perfect base for mold to gather and grow, placing biodegradable boxes and totes on the plain surface of your basement floor allows mold to easily gather on them and use them to aid in its growth!
The best possible way to prevent this from happening when using your basement as storage is to install metal or plastic shelving that keeps the storage boxes up and off the cold and damp ground. This will keep the boxes far enough away from the floor to prevent the bacteria from spreading to them and being able to create patches of mold on them. The boxes should be a minimum of 18 inches off the ground to help prevent this from occurring!
2021 Summer Grill Safety
During the Spring and Summer months its common to see friends and family getting together out in the nice warm weather to barbecue and enjoy the company of others. If you plan to cook outdoors on a grill it is important to be aware of the area that you're doing it in. Clearing any dead or dry leaves, grass, or shrubs from the immediate area of your cooking station is smart and proactive, as all of these are extremely potent fire sources pose a potential fire risk. Even the smallest of embers could set them ablaze!
To best prepare for any event you have planned you should take a quick survey of where you want to throw the party or cookout and find any and all spots that could pose a problem. If it is your property you can do a few things to deal with it, water them and spruce things up if you have a while before the event or simply get rid of the fire hazards. If the location that you want to use isn't your property then it is best that you find a more suitable area to ensure that you and the surrounding area is safe!
Our Training and Equipment Is Up to Date!
We here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek make sure that all of our technicians, new hires and seasoned veterans, receive new and updated training so that they have the knowledge to accurately and effectively deal with any and every possible disaster that you and your family could face when owning a home or business.
This training encompasses everything from new techniques that we have discovered on how to best approach certain scenarios and types of damage and also on what to look for when we initially stop by to take note of all the damage your property has received. We also make sure that each and every technician is up to date on equipment and gear so that are able to deal with any possible situation presented to them.
Remember SERVPRO is here for you in your time of need and always ready to help!
We Board and Tarp All Your Damaged Properties!
When your home or business has been severely damaged by water, fire, mold, or a storm the last thing you want is for more damage to occur while it is in the process of being repaired and restored. To help combat this possibility, SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek offers you the option to have critical areas boarded off or tarped over to ensure that no extra damage, like rain, snow, or storm, occurs to your home while we diligently work to restore and repair the damages.
We here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek are committed to making sure that your home or business is repaired without any unnecessary extra damage. We will take any and every possible option to keep your home safe and secure.
SERVPRO is here for you!
We Will Store Your Belongings for Safekeeping!
We know how hard it is to deal with the concept of something happening to our homes, and the last thing we want to think about is what we would do with our countless valued possessions that we would need to find somewhere for. That is why we here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek will take any furniture that you want restored and belongings that you want kept safe and store them in one of our warehouses while we work on repairing and restoring your home. This keeps them out of our way and also out of possible danger of more damage.
When we are with you discussing the damages to your home and belongings simply ask and we will do what we can to ease you in your time of need. Our goal is to take as much of the hardship off of you as we can while we work on fixing your home.
We're here for you when you need us most!
We offer 24/7 Service!
We here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year in order to make sure that you and your family get the help that you need exactly when you need it. We operate even during holidays to make sure that you aren't left out in the cold or bunking uncomfortably with friends or family.
Please don't ever be afraid of calling us in your time of need thinking that we won't be there to help, it is in our nature to go out of our way to make sure that your home is in the best possible care and that you are back in it as soon as possible, no matter what. If your home has been affected by water, fire, mold, or storm damage call us and we'll be on our way in a flash!