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Cleaning Dryer Vents

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Reminder to clean out your dryer vent! If it is clogged or has built up it could lead to a fire. Over 3,000 residential fires occur due to dryer lint build up. Shocking, right?! Fire starting from not cleaning out your dryer vent is one thing but another reason to do so is to help out with your appliance to work efficiently and to save on your utility bill.

So call SERVPRO of Fayette County for help or even some tips!

724-628-3022

Halloween Fun

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Can you believe that Summer is already over and October has already hit us! Aren't you ready for fall sweaters, to cuddle up with warm blankets, and some hot apple cider or hot chocolate?! Sometimes this means big things for some people like, HALLOWEEN!

Halloween is one of the most favorite holiday to some. There's always a ton to do like haunted houses, picking out costumes, corn mazes, trick or treating, decorating, and having some Halloween parties.

Decorating can be a hassle but also can be very enjoyable. If some people decide to do Jack-O- Lanterns, here are some tips for them to be safe. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind to keep your pumpkin carving. If you decide to paint your pumpkin that is fine too. Both ways are super fun and be enjoyable with your family or friends. 

1) When carving with a knife, make sure to wear gloves. We do not want any accidents. 

2) Clear any leaves of other debris from area

3) If there will be trick or treaters or any type walk way that will be used please keep the Jack-O-Lanterns out of the way. So no one trips or they get burnt by candles if used. 

4) Don't place lids back on pumpkins if there is not at least 2 inches of space between the flame and the lid.

5) Some people think it is safer to use a fake candle instead of a live lite candle so there is no damage. 

SERVPRO of Fayette County is here for you. 

Dirty Ducts?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Dirty Ducts can leave your home smelling with odors and can accumulate mold. Duct and HVAC System Cleanings can reduce odors and allergens but also can improve your operating conditions. This can remove years of build-up in your home.

Call today for a free estimate.

724-628-3022

"Like it never even happened."

Fall Cleaning instead of Spring Cleaning

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fall is officially underway and that means leaves are falling and crisp weather. For some homeowners they luck out and their leaves blow away or be some else's problem, but for many they have to deal with the fall cleanup. While working on cleaning leaves out of the yard, you should not forget to pull the ladder out and clean the gutters to help drainage issues come spring.

When gutters fill with leaves they become impacted throughout the winter months due to snow and ice. Once the warmer weather comes around the homeowner can experience issues due to the gutters getting full. Rather than the water pushing away from the house, the water will flow over the edge and fall into the foundation. All of this can be prevented by cleaning out your gutters in the fall rather than waiting until the spring.

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