How to Safely Extinguish Small Fires
When a fire is just starting,it could be small enough to be extinguished with a fire blanket or a fire extinguisher.But if it starts to scatter fast or takes longer than five seconds to be defeated,call 911 or pull the alarm.In case of a fire,do the following;
-Electrical Fires;Turn appliances off or pull the plug.Do not use water.
-Cooking Fire;Shut off the stove,Do not use water or turn on the exhaust fan.
-Grease fires;Keep your oven grease free and clean up afterwards.Hot grease can can spatter and ignite paper.
Gas fires;Shut off gas supply.Never light a match near a heater or a stove.Do not turn on any light switches.
No matter the type of fire,we always recommend to call 911...it's better to be safe than sorry!
Woodstove and Fireplace Safety Tips
Nothing beats curling up in front of a warm fire ,but there are some risks.Here's a few tips for you to rest easy and enjoy your comfort.
-Be sure to have a professional inspection every year.The biggest risk of an uncleaned chimney of flue is creosote,a highly flammable residue.
-Your woodstove should be the right size for the space you intend to heat.Inconsistent temperatures can cause problems ranging from poor fuel efficiency to fire risks.Use a stovepipe thermometer to check the temperature for safety.
-Never leave a fire unattended and use a fire screen.
-Make sure smoke detectors are working.
-Keep a fire extinguisher close at hand,and teach everyone in the family how to use it.
These are a few simple helpful hints for your family to know when planning on enjoying your fireplace or woodstove.
Discover The Cause of Mold
Mold is naturally occurring in the environment,but it doesn't belong in your home.Get a mold assessment to uncover the source of the moisture that is causing the mold.We can help you with this process.We are professional mold remediation specialists and can assist by taking the steps to find mold in your ceilings,walls,floors or any other surface.We will uncover the source of the mold and seal it off until the moisture problem is solved.By doing this,you won't simply continue to treat the surface problem-you will eliminate the continued growth of mold.
Review your insurance to make sure you are covered for mold remediation.Document all possessions,take photos,keep all receipts for mold services you paid for,as this will help support an insurance claim.
Health Risks of Mold
According to the Centers For Disease Control,mold presents a significant health risk,especially after a hurricane or flood event.Symptoms to watch for are headache,cough,congestion,nausea and lung infections.Persons with weakened immune systems,asthma and allergies are particularly affected by mold.
Controlling moisture and humidity in your home will help prevent the growth of mold and keep you healthy.This will save money,avoid damage to your home and furnishings,and protect you and your family.Taking steps such as installing fans in the bathroom and kitchen,keeping air conditioned,and cleaning ductwork will help remove the conditions that can lead to mold.
At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor,we can handle all of these services,so please call today and we'll be at your home at your convenience.
Summer Storms Can Lead To Roof Leaks
Summer means picnics,fireworks,cool dips in the pool or ocean---and roof leaks.This can lead to water damage in your home,and taking action right away can prevent costly repairs.The source of the leak is often a mystery,as rain can get through roof vents,chimneys,skylights,or along the roof planes.You will need to call your professional roofing contractor,but SERVPRO of Egg Harbor can help get you started by entering your attic to help you search for the spot,and even provide a tarp to prevent further damage.We will go about taking care of any water loss that affected your home,and help you on your way back to full recovery.
This is another service that we provide to the homeowner as we go the extra mile to give you peace of mind during a crisis situation.
Call us today.609-383-9785
Dealing With Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters can bring out the best in people,neighborhoods,and communities as they work together to repair and rebuild.We at SERVPRO of Egg Harbor are here to help in any situation.It can also bring out the worst;contractors that are not fully licensed and insured.Once again,we are here to help.At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor we have all of the qualifications and years of experience to assure you a seamless and professional business plan in helping you through any disaster.Insurance is essential to protecting you with a contractor like SERVPRO.Proper licensing proves that we are allowed at your home or place of business and have met all codes.
Ask for proof and check with the insured's provider and licencing authority to confirm that everything is up to date and in good standing.
We Are That Company-Call Us At 609-383-9785
Water Damage Restoration
Water damage can pose a very serious threat to your home.Whether the problem is a leaky roof,burst pipe,or a flooded basement,it's important to take care of the issue as soon as possible to prevent the serious water damage that can occur.We at SERVPRO of Egg Harbor are ready,willing and able to help! More damage can be done to your home the longer you wait,so call as soon as it occurs.The materials used to build your home can absorb lots of water and will eventually result in more serious damage. Standing water will adversely affect your furniture, upholstery, drywall and cabinetry, so it's critical that you act fast so that the problem can be taken care of as cost effectively as possible.
Please call us today with any water problems.
Winterize Your Home From Water Damage
Take these steps to minimize the impact of Old Man Winter and improve your home's efficiency;
-Flush your water heater then insulate the tank
-Add insulation around the basement and attic windows and doors,floors and ceilings.
-Check Windows and Doors for leaks and drafts.
-Shut off exterior faucets and drain connecting hoses.Blow out all sprinkler lines as well.
-Caulk gaps in siding,windows and doors to add extra protection.
-Replace air filters and clean air ducts
-Clean your gutters to make sure water flows freely away from your home.
-Secure your chimney if you don't plan to use your fireplace.
Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your home in shape for every season.
At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor,we can help you in your time of need.Call us at 609-383-9785
Safety Tips for Seasonal Storms and Tornadoes
As the weather warms up in and around the Jersey Shore,the propensity for severe weather increases.Take precautions now before the season arrives.The following are tips to protect your business and employees.
-Create a tornado safety plan.Develop and follow procedures for safe locations to take shelter.Do your own emergency plan.
-Keep an eye on the weather.Learn of all the warning signs to keep everyone safe.Learn of the warning signs from watching the weather updates in your local area.
-Protect your Data.Protect all of your sensitive data whether in a filing cabinet or on a computer.Convert the data to a form of cloud storage,where you can then access your info no matter where you are.
-Have a contingency plan in case your building is unsafe.Contact your insurance company and vendors and have an alternative workplace in place.
Tarping on Roofs Done Easily
Roof damage can be caused by heavy rains,winds,or falling debris.To quickly solve this issue and reduce the possibility of additional damage,we have the ability to use a roof tarp.They allow a quick solution and a gap of time until better weather conditions allow for safe repair and to mitigate your water issues inside your home.This is by no means a permanent solution because of the following;they will wear out,wind can move the tarp,and heat and moisture may become trapped underneath causing more damage.You as the homeowner have the right to protect your property and mitigate.As long as you have proper coverage from your insurance company,you can avoid further water damage,mold issues and higher bills.