Welcome Spring AKA Allergy Season!
When your nose starts running and your eyes are watery, you know what time it is! SPRING IS HERE!
After you've moved your clocks an hour ahead, it’s a great time to change your batteries in your smoke detectors and your carbon monoxide detectors. Just to be one step ahead of the game, preventing any chance of future problems.
It is also a great idea to change the filter in your air conditioner. Having a professional check on all your HVAC needs will allow for you to make sure things are up to date, as well as reduce the cost of energy if you choose other routes.
We're all happy Spring is finally here! Enjoy the nice weather!!
And try not to let those pesky allergies get the best of you!
It is no surprise that dryer vents are the cause of many household fires. That’s why we look to emphasize on the fact of how important it is to keep them clean.
To reduce the risk of dryer vent fires happening in your home, we can come in and help you clean out your dryer vents.
Tips for keeping your dryer vents clean is cleaning the lint filter before and after each load and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and has zero restrictions. This will reduce risk of fires and then prevent any future issues.
Of course we are available help with your vents and any other issues you may have!
BE CAREFUL WITH CANDLES!
We all love candles, I have a bunch around my house. The problem is, while we enjoy the smell of candles, we often forget that they are even lit.
Even for myself, I had a candle lit next to my bed while I was relaxing one Sunday, and I guess I must’ve forgotten it was on. I used a tissue and went to put it on my nightstand where of course the candle was. Long story short. Nothing happened. But it could’ve been very bad.
It’s definitely something that happens quite often. You forget about it because the smell is just so alluring. So if you love the aroma of candles as much as I do, I think it’s best you take these precautions, to avoid a fire in your home or any injuries to the people you love.
If you burn candles, make sure to do the following--
- Put the candle somewhere there isn’t a ton of items, to avoid anything catching fire around it.
- Utilize a sturdy candle holder, to avoid it tipping over.
- Avoid putting your hair or any loose clothing near the lit candle.
- Even if you leave the room for an extended amount of time, blow out the candle.
- And of course, keep away from children and animals.
Water damage to your contents
This is a picture of a customer's house and the water damage that happened to their contents. Luckily, we were able to help them in time!
If you have a water damage in your home or business, it can be devastating. Whether it’s because a pipe broke, a leak in your roof, or maybe the toilet overflowed.. these things happen! And although what makes up any building is floors and walls, you contents are the most sentimental items that can be effected by the water.
I recently had a pipe burst in my apartment bedroom, in my closet. Destroyed a ton of my clothing and I had to bring anything I could to the dry cleaner to try and save the items. But I was a mess, completely devastated. There were items in there that I will never be able to replace.
That feeling is one you hope you never have to experience, but if you do have a water damage that comes in contact with your contents, give us a call. We will be right there to try and save every item that we can.
We know what it’s like to have cherished family heirlooms and memories. We will do all we can to make it "Like it never even happened”. Just make sure you take control of the situation asap, as you don’t want mold to form on your items.
What is Mold?
Mold is made up of several different types of fungi that reproduce that can grow rapidly if not treated. Mold that is found in homes are traditionally a white or grayish color. It is especially common to find mold in bathrooms, which is usually green. Mold may grow in all different types of environments, but thrives in damp and warm environments.
Mold reproduces by forming microscopic spores. These spores can survive under much harsher conditions than mold. The spores move freely throughout the air until it lands on a surface that has excessive moisture on it. Once the spores land mold can begin to grow. In order for it to grow it needs to have oxygen and need to be in a space where the temperature can range from 40° to 100° Fahrenheit.
It is very important to make sure your home is mold free. If mold is present it can affect the health of you and your family. It can also damage or possibly destroy the drywall and wood in your home. If your home has mold, call SERVPRO of Upper East Side at 917-924-2260.
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
September is here and hurricane season is picking up. It is important to refresh yourself on the steps needed in order to prepare yourself for a storm. When news breaks that a storm is on the rise, we traditionally have several days to prepare for it. It is important to track the storm day by day because it is possible for it to pick up speed or change directions. Once a hurricane has been announced it is crucial to gather food and water. It is important to get the supplies as quickly as possible. Stores will sell bottled water and perishables fast. After you have gone out and collected food and water, you must prepare your fridge and freezer. Eat all perishables first in anticipation of the power going out. Fill your fridge and freezer with bottled water and non-perishables. The fuller your freezer is, the more items there are to retain the cold. Put all the ice you have in your freezer into plastic bags and fill the spaces in your freezer with it. Lastly put all of your valuables into clear plastic bags and hang them high off the floor. This will insure the items will stay dry in case of flooding. Keep these few tips in mind and you will be well prepared for the next hurricane.