Sunday, April 29, 2012

Relay For Life



We are making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. At the event, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time. Our team is doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone's life. Please join our team or make a donation. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!



Thursday, April 26, 2012

10 Key Fire Safety Tips:


In 2007, the most recent year statistics are available, 1,557,500 fires were reported in the United States. These blazes caused 3,430 deaths and 17,675 civilian injuries while costing more than $14.6 billion in damage. Though some fires are unavoidable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents,many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable. The following tips, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association, can help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your business or home
  
1.  Watch your cooking - Stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling or broiling food. Never allow young children around the stove or oven, especially if they are not closely attended.

2.  Give space heaters space - Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn.
  
3.  Smoke outside - If you must smoke inside, have a sturdy, deep ashtray. Never smoke in bed.

4.  Keep matches and lighters out of reach - Keep matches and lighters in high cabinets, preferably under a child lock.

5.  Inspect electrical cords - Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs or have loose connections.

6.  Be careful when using candles - Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow them out before you leave the room or go to sleep.

7.  Have a fire escape plan - Make a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.

8.  Install smoke alarms - Install alarms on every level of your office or home and inside bedrooms. Interconnect them so they all sound at once.

9.  Test smoke alarms - Test alarms once per month. Replace batteries once per year or as needed.

10. Install sprinklers - Sprinklers can help maintain and sometimes even extinguish fires, giving your local fire department a better chance of saving your property.


The following are several tips that could potentially save your life or the life of a loved one should a fire break out in your home or business.

  • Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home.
  • Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a year.
  • Consider installing a 10-year lithium battery-powered smoke alarm.
  • Practice finding your way out of the house with your eyes closed, crawling or staying low and feeling your way out of the house.
  • Remember to escape first, then notify the fire department.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Special


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SERVPRO SERVICE RESPONSE GUIDELINES


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Within one hour from notice
of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise
Professional will contact you
to arrange for service.

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Within four hours of loss
notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary).

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Within eight business hours,
a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person by a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

*Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

HEPA Filters for Allergies


Think of air pollution and you may think of gas-guzzling cars emitting harmful fumes or smokestacks on factories sending gray clouds into the sky. But indoor air pollution can be a problem, too. Dust mites, mold spores, pollen, and pet dander in the air inside your home can cause problems if your family has allergies or asthma. Using HEPA filters can trap these pollutants and may help bring allergy relief.

How HEPA Filters Work
HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter; it works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke.

HEPA filters were invented during World War II to keep radioactive particles from escaping from laboratories. To qualify as a HEPA filter, it must capture at least 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns in diameter. A micron is one-thousandth of a millimeter. A particle measuring 0.3 microns would have to be enlarged 150 times to be seen with the naked eye.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

TOP 5 BENEFITS OF AIR DUCT CLEANING


1. Money savings
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that removing as little as .4 inches of dust from cooling system coils will reduce energy consumption up to 21 percent. This can save you considerable money on your utility bill.

2. System life
It is estimated that nearly nine out of ten central heating and air conditioning systems fail or breakdown because they were not maintained properly. Replacement parts for an HVAC system can be very expensive and total replacement can cost thousands.

3. Indoor air quality
Many consider air duct cleaning vital to maintaining healthy indoor air. Dust, allergens (pollen, pet dander) and toxins (mold, mildew, rodent droppings) are commonly found in air ducts. If air ducts are not cleaned regularly these particles can be released into your home. Even if family members do not suffer from allergies the particles can cause severe respiratory problems, among other things.

4. Health
If family members suffer from allergies or asthma, air duct cleaning may be necessary to provide a safe haven. Air duct cleaning can drastically reduce the amount of allergens (dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, insect and rodent droppings) in the air of a home.

5. Smell
Dust, mold and bacteria in an air duct system will create a musty smell in a home that no amount of air fresheners or candles can eliminate. Regular air duct cleaning can eliminate this problem almost entirely.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter


SERVPRO of Fairfield Would Like to Wish  

Everyone a Happy Easter! 


  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What Is That Smell?


You smell it... a foul stench that permeates the air and chokes the oxygen from you as you struggle to breathe without holding your nose but you cannot find the source of the stench. You have searched everywhere you can think to look but the smell persists and you wonder aloud if it is actually worsening. You know it can't have anything to do with your recent water damage as you called the best carpet cleaner in the phone book - the "family" owned operation with the big ad - and you were there when they removed the water. They gave you full disclosure concerning a "little" dampness and even added a pleasant smelling chemical as you are a wonderful customer. So, then, what is that smell?

That smell can be any number of maladies ranging from decomposition of hidden organic materials through the silent yet continual destruction of your walls through mold. Such maladies omit a foul and offensive odor and each could have been avoided or abated by using a professional water damage restoration company.

The carpet cleaner was introduced herein as a generic but realistic scenario as this scenario plays out on a daily basis. Most victims of water damage severely underestimate the scope of work that is required to indemnify the situation while simultaneously fearing the perceived cost to fix the situation. While the carpet cleaner is working to the best of the cleaner's ability, a carpet cleaning company is NOT a professional restoration company and is ill equipped, at best, to address the bevy of tasks required to properly remediate the water damage despite its best effort and honorable intention. Additionally, most carpet cleaners are paid from the pocket of the victim whereas a professional water damage restoration company can handle the entire restoration project thereby restoring the scenario to it preloss condition with, in many cases, little to no out of pocket money from the water damage victim as the water damage restoration company bills the water damage victim's insurance company for its service.

So rather than argue to defend the integrity of that nice man from the carpet cleaning company and wondering what that smell is, hire that nice man from that professional restoration company and enjoy your restored asset without smell and without the risk of future problems stemming from an underestimation of the damage the water caused initially. Better yet, tell your family and friends how that nice man from the restoration company was able to complete ALL of the work without taking money from your pocket and how happy you are with the work! They need to know.


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