Thanksgiving is to me one of the best holidays. Good food, family, and friends nothing makes me feel more thankful than that. Thanksgiving to most people means a huge feast prepared by mom, grandma, or another loved one. Roasted or deep fried turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies are usually among the many entrees presented in most homes. This means hours of cooking, for the presenter. Sometimes they get rushed or sidetracked, and it leads to a fire. The greatest number of home fires are said to occur on Thanksgiving Day. The top causes are food being left or forgotten while cooking on the stove or in the oven. Leaving heat sources to close to materials and of course deep frying that turkey. So be safe the holiday season, and enjoy your meal!
Winter is on the Way!
Halloween is over, and the cold is starting to set in. So far it seems like we didn't get much of a fall this year. The leaves are still mostly green in my area, and we have already seen our first snow of the year. With the cold weather fast approaching it is important to make sure your home is weatherized. Especially your plumbing, and pipes. If not properly insulated water can freeze inside of them and bust. This leaves you without water, and a mess.
Here are a few easy ways to prevent frozen pipes this winter.
- Keep a trickle of cold water running through your pipes at night. This will help keep water flowing and prevent it from freezing.
- Keep your thermostat at the same temperature day and night.
- Wrap exposed pipes with heat tape.
- Always remember if all else fails. We can help!
I don't know about you guys, but Halloween is my favorite holiday. Dressing up, eating candy, carving pumpkins. I just love it! The best part though has to be seeing all the little ones in their costumes. Nothing is more adorable then a little pumpkin or monster. I will be dressing up this week. I'll pass out candy to our contacts, and business associates. Then of course I will be taking my two children(4&2) Trick or treating.....3 times! We might go a little bit overboard Ha Ha. What are your favorite memories, or fall activities? Candy Apples are my go to fall treat. No one is too old for Halloween. Holidays are great At SERVPRO. Enjoy the harvest season, be safe, and drink lots of Hot Chocolate!
A Great Day With Good People
As a marketing rep. for SERVPRO I travel all over our territory and visit Realtors,Property Managers,Insurance agents, Nursing Homes, Hotels, and pretty much any other business you can think of. My job is to get our name out there. So basically being a "social butterfly". Which I really like. Nothing makes a day go by faster than getting to meet and interact with so many great people in my community. I get invited to events, and to participate in activities for the community. Our area is so awesome, there is always something going on. I love what I do. making people smile, and backing up a good honest business. I couldn't ask for much more job wise. Maybe free pizza Fridays, but hey I will survive!
Everyday is a Learning Opportunity at SERVPRO!
When I first came to SERVPRO I had no idea how much we actually do. On top of fire and water restoration, and our mold mitigation services. We offer several different cleaning services and cleanups. This makes every day, every job different here. Our technicians literally learn something new everyday. They also learn how to interact with all types of people. Home and business owners are usually not in the best of spirits when we arrive, but our goal is to put at least one smile on their face before we leave. We help people in their time of need, and put forth full effort in helping them put their properties back together again.
Fire Safety Month!
In honor of fire safety month, here are some tips to stay safe!
- Make sure you have smoke alarms on every level of your home. If you can not afford to buy them. The Red Cross or your local fire department would be happy to install some for you.
- Test your alarms every month. Too often a smoke alarm is present, but not in working order.
- Make sure you and your family have a fire escape plan. Make sure every one knows their exit, and where to meet after you get out of the house.
- Always stay low to avoid smoke inhalation.
- Get out as soon as possible. Do not worry about belongings or pets. The Firefighters will do their job.
- When you're out safely. CALL FOR HELP!
Water it can happen to ANYONE!
We recently were on a water job, were the upstairs toilet line had sprung a leak. The client caught it within an hour, and still experienced detrimental damage to their home. Their home was completely up to date, and beautiful. All appliances, and plumbing had just been gone over. They hadn't had any kind of incident the whole 45 years they had been married. These customers knew how to keep up a home, and still experienced water damage due to a tiny fault in the line. Disasters do not discriminate, and no matter how prepared you feel you are it can happen. This couple being as on top of things as they were had already removed their contents, and placed dehumidifiers before we were even notified. This greatly reduced the damage that could have occurred. Luckily everything was covered, and saved because they were ready, for the unexpected.
When a client has a fire there is usually a large amount of soot left behind. Dry soot is easier to clean then wet soot. So to make things as easy as possible, and to make sure not to damage the client's paint or wallpaper we use a Dry Sponge. This special sponge allows us to get the majority of the soot off without risking damage due to wet cleaning techniques. Our technicians take the dry sponge and go over surfaces such as walls with wall paper, or other surfaces that may be damage by cleaning solutions. The rest of the home is cleaned using special solutions,deodorizers, and Ozone machines. These techniques combined leave the home clean, and fresh. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened"
Mold on the outside.
Did you know that here at SERVPRO we not only treat mold growth within your home, but also on the outside? It is very common for mold to start growing on the outside of your home. whether it be on your porches, garage or on your siding we can help. We offer power washing services along with anti-microbial solutions that can help to prevent mold growth. When we see an area that is effected we go in and stop mold in its tracks. We can even bring our own water source, if one is not available to us. Our truck mount allows us to take what we need, for any job. Inside or out. Our technicians are always ready to help keep you, and your family mold free.
Here at SERVPRO Zanesville/Cambridge our job is to help those in need of cleanup services. Whether it be big or small we are always ready to help. We have recently and in the past done a lot of work for our local churches. Not only have we assisted in a recent water damage at a nearby church, but we have also done many industrial cleaning jobs for churches in our area as well. We can do carpets, floor buffing, and waxes. We can also go in and do a full clean of the whole church from top to bottom. This includes the kitchen, and worship areas. Whether it be a light wipe down or a job that requires a little bit of elbow grease. We have you covered!