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Fire Safety tips for holidays
Water your Christmas tree daily as a safety measure.
During the holidays you spend time making memories with your friends and family. Decorating trees, and homes, cooking large feast and baked goods, and sitting by the fireplace on a cold night. Making memories that will last a last time.
- Keep your Christmas tree 3 to 10 feet away from a fireplace.
- Don't throw trash, cards or box in the fireplace.
- Don't hang garland, stocking or cards too close to the fireplace.
- Check lights for damaged, or frayed cords and missing bulbs.
- Don't decorate tree with candles.
- Make sure candles are on a flat surface.
- Watering your Christmas tree daily. A dry try burns faster than one that is water daily.
- Install, test, change batteries to make sure they are working.
- Do not leave any cooking unattended. Set timers if you need to check on food.
Fire Safety for the Holidays.
Cooking for the holidays safely will help prevent kitchen fires.
Holidays are right around the corner. Nothing is better that your favorite treats for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is easy to forget about what your cooking on the stove when you are trying to get ready for a Thanksgiving gathering or Christmas party.
Safety tips to prevent cooking fires:
- Keeping flammable objects or liquids away from heat source. (Stove, Crock pot, and toaster ovens)
- Stay in kitchen if your are frying, grilling or broiling food. Never allow young children around stove or oven, especially if they are not closely attended.
- Set a timer just in case so you don't forget.
- When cooking for long periods of time check it regularly
- Make sure you turn stove off when done cooking.
Safety tips when using Turkey Fryer:
- When setting up make sure the ground is level. Helps avoid tipping over also, it keeps oil level when cooking.
- Make sure it's over 10 feet away from home and flammable objects.
- Take turkey in and out of cooking oil with gloves and tools to lift turkey.
- Expect the unexpected fire, have away to put a fire out.(Fire extinguisher)
- Pat dry the turkey and is completely thawed before you cook.
Helpful tips for winter
At anytime a pipe can burst inside your home and causing a water damage. But when temperatures start dropping below 20 degrees Fahrenheit water pipes can freeze causing a water damage. One of the top winter water damages is frozen pipes Water that freezes inside a pipe can build pressure inside causing the pipes crake or burst.
Helpful tips for preventing frozen pipes:
Increase your heat setting by a couple of degrees
Let your faucet drip
Seal cracks and holes where cold air can come into your home.
Keep temperature of your home at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit
Doors to keep open - cabinet doors under kitchen and bathroom sinks.
Doors to keep closed- Homes with garage keep the garage door closed and doors to crawl space.
Does your Business Have a Mold Problem?
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. Mold can spread through a Business in as little as 48 hours. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce health effects.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
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Water damage in attic
Proper maintenance to hot water heater and HVAC system will help prevent a water damage in the attic.
Water in attic most often occurs during heavy rainfall. But, roof leaks are not the only thing that can cause a water damage in your attic. Water damage in your attic can damage more than you realize. Water in your attic may cause damage to ceiling, structure, and insulation.
Causes of Water damage in the attic-
Hot water heater: Routine maintenance, also check water lines, and tank for crack, rust or corrosion.
HVAC system: Routine maintenance: Replace filters every 1-3 months. Remove water from drain pan to prevent over flow and check connections.
Roof leaks- due : cracked, damaged, missing shingles, and visible debris.
Ventilated: Make sure your vents are not blocked, clogged, or damaged.
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Types of Water
Did you know that some common causes of water damage include flooding caused by severe weather, plumbing leaks, sink, bathtub, or toilet overflow, and sewage backup. You don't want to spread polluted water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas of your home. Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with the contaminated areas. An important fact in all water damages is the type of water.
Clean: Water that does not pose substantial harm to humans. (Examples: Broken water supply lines, water heaters, toilet tanks, tub and sink overflows, rain, snow)
Gray: Examples include discharge from dishwashers, washing machines, Fish tanks, toilet bowls without solid waste, and any water that contains chemicals, fungus or algae. If left untreated for 48 hours, this can turn into a Category 3 (Black Water)
Black: Examples include sewage and toilet backflows, river, stream and seawater flooding and sources with toxic pesticides or heavy metals.
Hidden places water can hide
Piping underneath a bathroom sink is one of the main hiding places for water damage.
Some leaks go undetected, but cause major damage over time. One factor that may help you indicate a hidden water damage is an extremely high electric or water bill. This may be the one time a sudden increase in your bills might actually save you money in the future.
Hidden places water may be hiding that damage your home overtime.
Behind the washing machine- Leaks can develop in the water supply lines that run to the washing machine. Since you can’t see behind the washing machine, over time a slow leak can do serious damage to the subfloor, walls and baseboards.
Underneath sinks in the bathroom and kitchen- If not checked regularly a water damage may go unnoticed. A slow leak in the bathroom and kitchen may damage subfloor, walls, cabinets, and baseboards.
Under Refrigerator-A leak from lines to the refrigerator may go unnoticed, you may never see standing water behind your refrigerator. A slow leak can damage subfloor, walls , baseboards and cabinets.
Leaks from piping, roofs, and other overlooked area can cause water damages that can go unnoticed for extended periods of time.
Be safe inside and outside
Our fire restoration expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage inside and outside your home.
Taking measures to keep your loved ones safe inside and outside your home.
- Check electrical cords- Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs, or have loose connections.
- Keep matches, lighters, candles out of reach of children.
- Have an alternative way of escape from your house- Go over the plan with everyone that lives in your home and practice it twice a year.
- Install smoke alarms and make sure working properly - change batteries once a year, and check monthly.
Grilling and fire pits
- Never allow young children and pets to close to the grill or fire pit.
- Keep a safe distance from, houses, trees, and flammable materials.
- Keep control of the fire
- Never grill indoors.
- Properly dispose coals- . Allow coals to cool completely or then dispose in metal container away from the house.
Craw space helpful tips
For some craw space is the last thing any worries about. It's the part of the home you don't see. But, it is the one thing that can help your home stay intact. Prolonged water in your craw space can cause serious problems not only to your home but to your pocket as well.
Prolonged water in craw space long term damage:
Over time beams, joists and subflooring may start to rot.
If prolonged water goes unnoticed mold will also be an issue.
Things to do to prevent water damage in craw space:
Check your vapor barrier cracks, tears, or frayed.
Make sure down spouts are directed in a way that water flows away from your craw space
If you live in a flood zone consider a foundation drain system
Install a sump pump with a battery backup