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How to prepare for Hurricane Season

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

General How to prepare for Hurricane Season Hurricane season is upon us

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.

Summers is almost up. Homeowner tips on how to prepare for the fall #1

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

General Summers is almost up. Homeowner tips on how to prepare for the fall #1 Time to clean those gutters.

Cool weather is nigh- prep your Home for the arrival of fall while it’s still nice outside.

Summer is almost up, and fall is right around the corner. Now it’s time to finish up any last minute and maintenance projects to get your home ready for a new fall season.

Clean out the gutters

No one loves this job, but it needs to be done. A few hours of work and prevent big problems later on. 

 If your gutter gets clogged up by dust, dirt and etc. you can stop or slow the drainage of your roof, causing more damage than you may know. Clogged gutters can rot fascia boards, therefore making it easier for water to enter the house to cause wall and ceiling damage. 

Home Safety Check

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

General Home Safety Check Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Home Safety Check

Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide monitors. A good way to remember to do this is to always replace the batteries when you change the clocks for daylight savings time. November 4, 2018 would be a great time for your next check in.

CO and Fire alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.

 Create a family fire scape plan or review the one you already have. Put together an emergency preparedness kit so that you are ready for winter power outages. 

SERVPRO of Upper Eastside, offers an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) to their clients Free of Charge and have complete to access to it with the touch of a button.

Welcome Spring AKA Allergy Season!

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

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!

BE CAREFUL WITH CANDLES!

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

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.