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Protect Your House from Smoke as the Fall Season Begins

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fall Safety Tips

Fall is here! With the change in seasons, people will be active both outside and indoors. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency), cooking inside is the #1 cause of house fires. Consider the following tips to ensure your family is safe!

  • Test Smoke Detector batteries every month
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • Position barbecue grills at least 10 feet away from siding and deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Never use stove range or oven to heat your home.

Smoke Damage Cleanup

Smoke damage can leave a lasting impact on your house and make rooms unbearable to breathe in.

Before you begin cooking inside, it is important to understand the risks of smoke damage.

SERVPRO can help you eliminate smoke and fire damage professionally - call today for a free estimate. Mention this post and get 10% off!

Your local Montgomery County SERVPRO® Professional wishes you a safe and wonderful autumn season!

Contact SERVPRO of Abington/Jenkintown (215-576-8887) or King of Prussia (610-337-3330) to reach your Montgomery County Service Professionals for a free estimate.

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Summer Safety ( and End of Summer Cleanup!)

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Safety First 

Summer is a time to enjoy the great outdoors, but it is also important to keep safety in mind.  Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family safe as we wrap Summer and head into Fall (tailgates and bonfires are not far away!)

  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.
  • When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.
  • Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire. Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.
  • Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.

Summer Cleanup 

As we transition seasons, many of the ugly remnants of summer seem to stick around forever. This may be a great time to get rid of the muddy footprints, dirty stairs, and all the sticky spills of summer.  

Contact SERVPRO of Abington/Jenkintown (215-576-8887) or King of Prussia (610-337-3330) to reach your Montgomery County Service Professionals for a free estimate. 

Mention this ad when you call and get 10% off all your cleaning needs. 

Safety Tips

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

Everyone wants to keep there home warm during the winter months. Here are some safety tips to follow: 

- Never use the oven, range, or stove to heat your home

- Never burn trash, paper or green wood in your fireplace. These items cause heavy green wood in your fireplace. These items cause heavy  creosote build up, which could eventually startfire in your chimney

- Only buy heaters evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

- Purchase electric heaters with a thermostat control mechanism that will switch off should the heater tip over

- Never use electric heaters to dry clothes or other objects

- Keep Space heaters at least three feet away from combustibles

- Plug your electric heater directly into the wall. Do not use an extension cord or a power strip. 

- Alwaysunplug your electric heater when it is not in use

TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR PROPERTY

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

COLE WEATHER CAN HAVE A HUGH IMPACT ON BUSINESS AND HOMES THAT AREN'T PREPARED.  Heavy precipitation, freezing temperatures and damaging winds can all have a negative impact on your property.  To help avail costly and time-consuming damages due to the weather, consider the following tips while winterizing your property

* keep cabinet doors open during cold spells.  this allows warm air to circulate around pipes

* Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or un insulated areas of the home or business

*  Consider shutting off outdoor faucets.  Find the shut off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to Off.

*  If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off

it may not look like much

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

When you experience a water damage your choice is simple.  You can call SERVPRO and pay a little now or you can try to clean it up yourself and risk making a more expensive call later.   While It may not look like much water, the cleanup can be way over your head.  Any water damage in your home is bad, but trying to clean it up yourself can be a disaster.  Especially when the water is from a toilet overflow, sewer backup or other dark water source that contains potentially harmful bacteria that can affect your health and the value of your property.  So before you risk your health or the value of your home by cleaning it up yourself, call us.  We are your local water damage cleanup and restoration experts.  We can be reached at 610-337-3330 or 215-576-8887 or at SERVPRO5038@yahoo.com.

flooded home

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

A water line caused this home to floor.  this picture shows the mess left behind.  SERVPRO Of King of Prussia was called in to clean up the mess.  The customer was thrilled, she said "this basement has never been this clean.

FOR YEARS TO COME

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know, Even a small fire can cause odors in your home for years to come?  Any fire in your home is bad. But when you try to clean it up yourself, it can be a real disaster.  Especially considering that smoke and soot from even a small fire can cause odors that may resurface for years to come.  So before you risk doing more damage by attempting to clean it up your self, call SERVPRO OF KING OF PRUSSIA OR SERVPRO OF ABINGTON-JENKINTOWN.  We are your local fire, smoke and soot cleanup and restoration experts.   WE CAN BE REACHED AT 610-337-3330 or 215-576-8887or by email at SERVPRO5038@yahoo.com.   We are always here to help 24hours a day,7 days a week every single  day of the year.