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3 Tips to Prepare for a Fire in Your Youngsville Home

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

firefighters in front of a burning house It is important to be aware of the ways you can prepare for such a disaster.

The thought of a fire occurring in your home sounds terrifying. Sometimes we may want to even avoid the thought of this occurring in our homes. Even though we do not want to think about it, this does not lessen the chance of it happening by even 1%. It is important to be aware of the ways you can prepare for such a disaster. The American Red Cross provides three tips to help you and your household prepare for a fire disaster.

  • Get a Kit - Learn the essential supplies to put in your family’s survival kit.
  • Make a Plan - Plan effectively for you and your family in case of an emergency.
  • Be Informed - Understand which disasters are likely to occur in your area and what you must know to stay safe.

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (814) 636-6760 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

A Fall Checklist- Keep Your Home Water Damage Free

8/15/2022 (Permalink)

Leaves Our water damage experts have a few tips they highly suggest you check out to help keep your home safe!

Fall is right around the corner, yep, we said it. Fall is right around the corner, and summer is almost gone. How hard is that to believe? Unfortunately, these questions will all go mute because I have yet to meet anyone that can slow down time.

Fortunately, I have met many people here at your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties that have all the answers to this question in particular: “How do I keep my home free from water damage?” Our water damage experts have a few tips they highly suggest you check out to help keep your home safe from the headache that is known as intrusive water damage.

  • Know Where the Stopcock Valve is - It is crucial you and your family members know where this valve is. A severe leak or rupture can take only minutes to cause severe damage. Knowing where and how to shut it off can save you big time!
  • Proactively Check for Leaks - Minor leaks can be very difficult to detect but can cause severe damage if left over time.
  • Check Your Sump Pump - Your sump pump plays a vital role in the prevention of water damage, if you have one in your home make sure it is properly maintained.
  • Keep Gutters Clean - With leaves beginning to fall, this is extremely important, blocked gutters can significantly contribute to the cause of water damages.
  • Prevent Pipes from Freezing - The last thing you want to think about is winter in Erie, but it is important to think about. Warm water must be able to circulate through pipes to prevent freezing damage from occurring. For you snowbirds make sure you turn over that water supply and drain the water in the pipes before heading south for the winter!

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we are nearby and ready to help. We are a Fire and Water - Restoration and Cleanup company. We are Here to Help, 24/7. For immediate assistance give us a call at (814) 636-6760 or visit our Website!

Top 5 Flood Safety Tips for Residents in Clarendon, PA

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

flood sign Knowledge of flood safety is critical when the event of a flood occurs.

Knowledge of flood safety is critical when the event of a flood occurs. There are specific flood safety tips for the home and for when you may find yourself outdoors. SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties wants to make sure you are prepared and informed in case you ever experience a flood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides these flood safety tips:

  • Do not drink flood water, or use it to wash dishes, brush teeth, or wash/prepare food. Drink clean, safe water.
  • When in doubt, throw it out! Throw away any food and bottled water that comes/may have come into contact with floodwater.
  • If you evacuated, return to your home only after local authorities have said it is safe to do so.
  • Avoid driving through flooded areas and standing water. As little as six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
  • During a water advisory, use only bottled, boiled, or treated water for drinking, cooking, etc.

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (814) 636-6760 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Flood Safety Tips for Northeast, PA

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

flooded living room Here is a question for you: If heavy rainfall occurs and you experience a flood, do you know what to do?

It is likely for floods to occur in Northeast, PA. Here is a question for you: If heavy rainfall occurs and you experience a flood, do you know what to do? There are many ways to stay safe in the event of a flood. The CDC provides some tips below to help you be safe.

  • Gather emergency supplies, including non-perishable food and water. Store at least one gallon of water per day for each person and each pet. Store at least a 3-day supply.
  • Listen to your local radio or television station for updates.
  • Have immunization records handy (or know the year of your last tetanus shot).
    • Store immunization records in a waterproof container.
  • Bring in outdoor items (lawn furniture, grills, trash cans) or tie them down securely.

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties is a fire and water restoration and cleanup company. We are available 24/7 to assist you when you need it most. We are Here to Help, make sure to call us at (814) 636-6760 or visit our Website!

How to Handle Water Damage in Your Erie Home

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room When your basement floods or a drain back up occurs, water damage takes place.

When your basement floods or a drain back up occurs, water damage takes place. Water damage can result in swelling baseboards, soaking wet drywall, damaged contents, damaged flooring, carpets and more.

The baseboards in your home serve many purposes like providing an appealing aesthetic, hiding drywall/floor wear and tear, and oftentimes preventing water damage from spreading. Sometimes water damage is obvious, you can see or hear it on your flooring. However, other times it can be much more subtle. Cracks, swelling, bubbling, separation, and peeling are all signs of water damage beneath your baseboards or even behind your drywall. In situations like this, when water damage is noticed around or near the baseboards it is strongly recommended to remove all baseboards in the affected area. Here is a Before and After picture of SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties baseboard removal in a local home.

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 636-6760 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How to Properly Take Care of Tile Flooring in Your Erie Business

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

commercial kitchen with tile flooring Tile flooring can be tricky to take care of, especially for commercial kitchens.

Tile flooring can be tricky to take care of, especially for commercial kitchens. These types of businesses can include fast food chains, restaurants, and kitchen facilities within schools, assisted living homes, and more. Tile flooring sometimes has grout that food particles can fall into, and properly cleaning them takes a little more effort than the average sweep and mop.

Grease builds up quite easily on tile floors, and they regularly need a deep clean. What does a deep clean entail you may ask? There are several commercial cleaning products and brushes that can give your floors a deep clean. Rather than a mop, try using a floor scrubbing brush with a strong grease removing cleaning solution. After using the solution with the scrubbing brush, you can go over it with fresh hot water and a mop a couple of times. After this your floors should be shiny and grease free!

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 636-6760 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

What to Do When There is a Tornado Watch in Sugar Grove, PA

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

aftermath of a tornado When there is a tornado warning, typically we all know what to do. It is best to stay away from doors and windows.

When there is a tornado warning, typically we all know what to do. It is best to stay away from doors and windows. If you have a basement, it is best to go in the basement under the stairs. If you do not have a basement, it is recommended to go into the bathroom, get into the bathtub and shut the door. If possible, if you have a bathtub, it is best to cover yourself with a mattress to avoid flying objects from hitting you. If you have enough time before a tornado comes your way, it is useful to prepare an emergency kit. In this emergency kit you can collect an array of snacks, batteries, flashlights, candles, etc.

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 636-6760 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Tips to Avoid Starting a Fire in Your Clarendon Home

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

fire in the kitchen Fires in your home can mainly be caused by accidents in the kitchen. When cooking in the kitchen it is important to be aware of your surroundings.

Fires in your home can mainly be caused by accidents in the kitchen. When cooking in the kitchen it is important to be aware of your surroundings. For example, if your stove is on, it is safe to keep oven mittens, dish towels, dish rags, and anything made of a flammable fabric away from the source of heat. In addition, whenever you are cooking in the kitchen, stay in the kitchen. Leaving the kitchen to attend to something else can easily distract you from what is cooking. Make sure to always have a little fire extinguisher on hand to be safe in case a fire starts. Follow these tips and you are one step closer to fire safety!

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 636-6760 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How to Tell if a Storm is Headed Your Way in North East, PA

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

fallen utility poll The sooner you know a storm is headed your way in North East, PA, the sooner you can prepare for it!

The sooner you know a storm is headed your way in North East, PA, the sooner you can prepare for it! Many of us pay attention to the weather to see if it will interrupt plans that we have made for the day or week. But have you ever thought of paying attention to the weather to prevent damage being done to your home?

If you know in advance that a storm is rolling your way, you can best prepare when you give yourself time! If you know that your home is prone to flooding or drain backups when a rainstorm hit, there are many things you can do to prevent damage.

  • Raise contents in your basement at least one foot above the ground on shelving.
  • Pick up any loose contents like clothes/toys/etc. and put them away.

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 636-6760 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

What to Do After Your Warren Building Floods

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying out a building Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low.

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris. After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of East Erie & Warren Counties can begin the restoration process.

Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition. The professionals at SERVPRO of East Erie & Warren Counties can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low.

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 636-6760 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!