Let's help our environment
Our Planet matters
Summer is right around the corner. Im sure we all remember that Heatwave of 2018. Let's help keep our environment clean.Here are a few ideas to keep your home cool.
- Installing/Placing fans
- Cover all windows for shade
- Turn on fan on thermostat
- Open up doors/windows if cooler outside
- Planting a Tree for Shade
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Thanksgiving is Just Around the Corner
We're available 24/7/365 because the leading cause of home fires is cooking. (Not your cooking, of course)
With November upon us, the holidays will be here before we know it. We at SERVPRO want to make sure you and your families are safe over the holidays. Use these tips to enforce a safe cooking environment in your home!
1. Don’t Desert the Turkey
Too many cooks can be great in a Thanksgiving kitchen. They make sure that food is never left unattended over open flames. If you’re manning things by yourself, call in backup when you need to leave the room.
2. Let Timers Keep You Safe
Stay organized and save food from overcooking with several kitchen timers. You aren’t as distracted when you know the minutes are accounted for. It keeps you safer because you don’t let roasting dishes get too hot and reach temperatures that can damage and spark the oven’s heating element.
3. Keep Flammables at a Distance
Pot holders and dish towels are obvious hazards, but napkins, food packaging and cooking utensils can also catch fire on the stove top. Designate a corner away from open flames for safely stashing stuff.
4. Unplug the Unused
Cut down on potential electrical overload and sparking by cutting down on countertop appliances. If you don’t use it, store it. This is one of those Thanksgiving cooking safety tips that also helps keep your busy kitchen organized.
5. Dress for Cooking Success
Think about what you plan on wearing for that all-day cooking marathon. A favorite sweater tossed around your shoulders or long, loose sleeves can turn you into a fire hazard. Think from head to toe. Wear comfortable shoes that keep you on your feet instead of setting you up for a fall.
Homeowners tips for preparing your home for fall
Summer time is coming to an end and Autumn time is upon us! Some of the things you may think of when you think of fall, are soups, pumpkins and colorful leaves. However preparing your home for the cooler weather is important.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Leaves and other gunk can accumulate over the course of the year and if left, it can cause the gutters to clog, which causes water overflow. This could lead to damage to your home and puddle at the foundation.
Drain Outdoor Faucets
If you do not have freeze proof outdoor faucets you will need to drain it before the temperatures reach freezing to prevent your pipes from cracking. You can also insulate it to protect it from the cold temperatures.
Clean Fireplace & Chimney
In wood burning fireplaces creosote can form on the inside of your chimney. Left uncleaned, the chimney will clog causing the smoke to fill your home instead of escaping through the chimney. More than likely you will need to hire a professional to do the work, just make sure they are certified and knowledgeable of the work needed.
Check Your Roof
Rain and snow are not your friend if you have problems with your roof. Have your roof inspected and checked for leaks or anything that may lead to a leak such as missing shingles. If there are any problems get them fixed before the weather turn to avoid more expensive damage to your home.