Friday, April 29, 2011

Rescue 911 - "Sister Saves Siblings"

When her house catches fire, a young girl gets her siblings safely out of the house. This segment of episode 303 originally aired on October 1, 1991 on CBS.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cleaning Up After A Fire Should Be Left For Professionals

Fires can be very devastating. If you're unlucky enough to be a victim of a fire, you're faced with the reality that your home is damaged. You feel as if you're down and you can't wait to go back up. Because of this, you can't wait to clean up the damage and try to restore things back to normal. You just want to go on with your life.

So what do some people do? They try to clean up after the fire themselves. They enter their house and try to restore it. But some people don't realize that this can be very dangerous. Why should cleaning up a fire should be left for professionals? Here are some reasons:

1. Cleaning up a fire is very dangerous

This should be pretty obvious. Fires damage your house. There are damages that you can and cannot see. Sure, you can probably see the burnt wall and you can avoid it. But there are damages that you can't see. There are damages to the foundation of the house itself. One wrong step can lead to part of the house falling down. After property damage, the least thing that you need is loss of life or limb. There's also the issue of fumes and smoke that are unsafe to you and your family.

2. Risk of doing more damage

If you don't know what you're doing, you can actually do more harm than good. Cleaning up a fire should be left for professionals because they have the expertise in dealing with it. They know what they can and cannot do. If you try to do it yourself, you can damage things that could have been restored in the first place.

3. Emotional and physical instability

The devastation that fire brings can make anyone emotionally and physically unstable. This can slow you down or even put you in danger. You're emotionally and physically tired and there's a very big chance that you're not up to the job. By hiring a professional, you're assured that it will be handled accordingly. They have the training needed to restore your things to its original state.

They have the equipment that can help you restore your properties instead of throwing it away. There can also remove any smoke residue that is harmful to you and your properties. They can also help you clean and sanitize your home so that you don't have to suffer anymore with the after-effects of a fire. If you can't wait to go on with your life, hiring a professional company is the way to go. They'll do it right and that's the most important thing aside from your safety.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Cleaning Song From Rocko's Modern Life

This is the classic Spring Cleaning Song from the 1990s nicktoon Rocko's Modern Life. This was such a classic and incredibly funny show and definitely one of the best clips from its run. Enjoy! :)

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  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Carpet & Upholstery
  • Drapes & Blinds
  • Ceilings & Walls
  • Artwork & Books

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Vacaville Home Show Is A Huge Success. Today Is The Last Day. Come On Down.

We've been enjoying the Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show and the crowds indicate it has been a huge success. Today is the last day from 10am to 5pm, so come on down, stop by our booth, say hi and enjoy seeing all the other vendors. There is so much to see. What a great event in Vacaville!

Friday, April 15, 2011

SERVPRO Is In The Green At The Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show

SERVPRO of Fairfield is surrounded by green and enjoying the Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show at the Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville. The show opened today at 12noon to a great crowd and we would love to see you stop by and say hi. We've got a few goodies to share. We will be at the Home & Garden Show tomorrow from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Servpro Of Fairfield Before And After

When you need us, we can provide Emergency Services 24 hrs. per day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year. We offer a full range of services including Emergency Board-up and securing of your home, deodorization, complete cleaning, rebuilding, and restoration of your home and contents to their original condition.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Preventing Water Damage In Your Home

Water is responsible for millions of dollars in damage to homes every year. Candysse Miller of the Insurance Information Network of California says if homeowners took just 10 minutes a years to inspect their homes for water damage and corrosion, they could save themselves time, aggravation and money. The Insurance Information Institute says look for old and worn out water hoses on your washing machine and dishwasher, Check your water pressure, be sure to ventilate your bathrooms. Plumber, Eric Brockmire, says know where the main water-shut off valve is located in your home. Nanette McElman of the Institute for Business and Home Safety homeowners should inspect their homes for leaks.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Water Damage Restoration - The First Call

Concerning your home, when you think of the unthinkable you usually think of fire damage or of natural disaster, often times, even in the above situations, H2O ends up being the main culprit, and water damage restoration can save your home and even a host of your belongings. Restoration is cheaper than replacement by far, and in most cases, people would rather see their belongings saved than to see them carted away in a rented dumpster. Calling a licensed and well trained restoration service for immediate intervention is the smartest first move in the event of a squishy disaster.

Time is of essence is a flood situation. Do not take time to try to assess the damage, and do not attempt to either clean up yourself or to live in the home; call a professional immediately. Assessing is part of the service, and the time that you take pondering the situation could be causing further damage. You may even want to call a restoration service before you call your home insurance company. Of course you will want to take pictures to document the damage before you begin any kind of clean up, but snap quickly, develop later, and let a professional begin drying out your home pronto. This is a preventative service that your insurance company will accept and appreciate. It is a decision that you will never regret.

Do not under any circumstances attempt any kind of clean up on your own. In most cases, you are dealing with a dangerously contaminated area. In the case of natural disaster, the water could be a product of river run off or even busted sewage pipes, and this is not a place that you want to be tooling around, and it is not a safe place for your family even if the damage is contained to a certain area of the home. Again, any time spent between time of destruction and the time of initiating restoration is lost time, money, and property. Professionals are in the business of saving your belongings; trust them.

Economically, it is wiser and more cost beneficial to restore rather than to replace, and even though your first response will probably be one of the overwhelming ability to accept that anything can be saved, give it shot. You will be pleasantly surprised at the professional capabilities of a well trained water damage restoration company who has the right equipment and training to save your home.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hiring Professionals for Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

Having a house fire is almost one of the worse things that can happen. Not only do you lose property and other household items, you also lose personal effects that can never be replaced. Unfortunately, in the midst of all the pain, loss, and frustration, there are steps that need to be taken sooner rather than later to get the recovery ball rolling. One of those steps is to hire a professional fire damage restoration company to assess and repair the damaged areas.

It is very understandable that, after a house fire, many people would think that taking care of something like this themselves would be more financially feasible. After all, you are already going to have to shell out a good amount of money to take care of whatever it is you are going to have to take care of due to the fire. Well this could prove to be a big mistake. And if you look at the big picture, another accident is probably not exactly what the doctor ordered for this situation.

First of all, in nearly every case, your insurance provider will recommend you hire a professional fire and smoke damage restoration company rather than do the work yourself. The cost to hire one of these companies may seem steep at first but the services they provide will definitely end up being well worth the price. The most obvious thing to keep in mind is that these are the professionals. They have all the knowledge and experience required to take care of the restoration in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Restoration companies can provide you with advice and insight into aspects such as what is and isn't salvageable. They can also help with insurance paperwork.

Restoration companies understand that not all fires are the same. Every fire is going to be its own unique entity. There will be differences ranging from house materials and amount of damage to how the fire was put out. Did you know that many times the smoke damage is actually the worse part of a fire? Even with a small fire the smoke can find its way into any porous material such as carpet, wood, and walls, just to name a few. There are also different types of smoke. There's wet, dry, protein, and even oil smoke. These all need to be treated in a different way.

Look, nobody wants to go through a house fire. And hopefully this is a situation none of you will ever have to experience. But if you do, wouldn't it be beneficial to have an expert on hand that can help you begin the recovery process? You will have your plate plenty full dealing with the emotional damage as well as the insurance company. Let the professionals handle the fire and smoke damage restoration for you.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Dryer Fire Prevention On The Today Show

More than 15,000 home fires are started by dryer fires every year, usually from lint build-up, but few people are aware of this danger in their home.