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Strong Storms

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

You may be aware that a storm is headed your way, because you caught the weather forecast or maybe a friend told you. However some storms can be stronger than you expect. Here are some tips if you find yourself in a storm. 

If you are out side and it is lightning, do not us a metal umbrella. And quickly try to find shelter.

If you are inside and the winds are very strong, stay away from windows. If there is a possibility of a tornado, go to the basement . If you don't have a basement, find a place in the house that doesn't have windows.

If you have damage to your home due to a storm. Call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Fayette County

Tracie " Dusty" Nichols

724-628-3022

What To Do Until Help Arrives

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

What to do When You Have a Water Damage From Clean Water.

DO: 

  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

What Not To Do Until Help Arrives

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

What Not to do When You have Water Damage From Clean Water

DON'T:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed t water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Water Damage From Heavy Rains

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage From Contaminated Water 

DO'S:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON'TS:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to contaminated areas.

Note: If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Consult your local health department or physician.

Do You Have Contaminated Water? Call SERVPRO of Fayette!

"Like it never even happened."

Tracie "Dusty" Nichols

SERVPRO of Fayette County PA

1211 Avon Dr.

Connellsville, PA 15425

724-628-3022

Vandalism Damage and Harmful Waste

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Vandalism Damage

DO'S:

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

DON'Ts:

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects.

Harmful Waste

(Sewage, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc.)

DO:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

DON'Ts:

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

SERVPRO of Fayette County

"Like it never even happened."

Tracie "Dusty" Nichols

1211 Avon Dr.

Connellsville, PA

724-628-3022

Fire and Smoke Damage

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

What To Do When You Have Fire & Smoke Damage

DO'S:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedding into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.

If you find your self in a situation that you or someone you know is dealing with a fire or smoke damage, give SERVPRO a call.

1211 Avon Dr.

Connellsville, PA 15425

Fire & Smoke Damage

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE

Tips on what to do when you have a fire or smoke damage.

  • If heat is off during winter time, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on house plants.
  • Change heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) filter, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

If you or someone you know has a fire or smoke damage to your home or business, give SERVPRO a call.

"Like it never even happened."

1211 Avon Dr.

Connellsville, PA 15425

724-628-3022

Vandalism Damage

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Vandalism Damage

Emergency Tips For Your Home

DO:

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

DON'T:

  • Attempt to remove ink. paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain. furniture or art objects.

If you or someone you know has had vandalism done to your/their  business, and it is beyond your/their means, give SERVPRO a call and our professional SERVPRO representatives will be happy to assist, and make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Fayette County

1211 Avon Dr. 

Connellsville, PA 15425

724-628-3022

"Like it never even happened."

Put Property Owners Back in Control

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

           SERVPRO Franchise Professionals

Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to preloss conditions, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." Every SERVPRO Franchise Professional is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped.

Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered - whatever the case, with SERVPRO our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened." 

If you find yourself in need of a deep cleaning, water clean up, smoke clean up and/or build back to your property, give SERVPRO a call.

"Like it never even happened."

1121 Avon Dr.

Connellsville, PA 15424

724-628-3022

TGIF

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

The new year is here! 2020 is off to a good start and the first week has come to a close. This is the year of growth in all areas of life from professional growth, to spiritual growth and even physical growth. Set daily, weekly and monthly goals for each category and section of your life to make sure that you're making progress towards where you want to be this year. Goals are important in succeeding in life because it helps you visualize what you want to do as well as stay up to date on what you've done and what you still need to accomplish.

Above all, never lose confidence in yourself and what you can accomplish by trying. They say life is like watching a television, if you don't like the channel, all you have to do is get up and change it yourself.