Memorial Day Grill Safety Tips
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” —Joseph Campbell
Memorial Day weekend is here! We're here on the blog to give some grill safety tips. With the summertime in full swing, we are all enjoying time by the pool and barbeques with our friends and family. We can’t forget that grills are responsible for an estimated 8,900 home fires a year. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers these general grilling guidelines:
- Only use propane and charcoal grills outdoors.
- Place grills away from your home (remember, this counts deck railings!)
- As always, keep children and pets away from the grill area
- Make sure you keep your grill clean by removing the grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill (keep in mind that the leading cause of a grill fire is failure to clean)
- NEVER leave the grill unattended
Who’s ready to throw the hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill this weekend and celebrate how blessed we are to live in a beautiful and free country? We know we are! Keep in mind these safety rules and have a great summer with your family and friends.
All gave some, some gave all.
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at 810-732-3298!
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County - Our Duct Cleaning Process
This side by side photo really shows the difference after SERVPRO has been called in for cleaning services
Vent covers and returns are removed and thoroughly cleaned to remove any build-up that has accumulated.
A highly-trained technician will attach a high-powered vacuum system to your air duct system. This will create a vacuum in your ducting and returns, and pulls the collected debris to our filtration system. Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97% of particles in the airstream.
Going to each vent, we use one of our tools to agitate and remove debris from each branch of the duct work. We select the tool we use based on your type of ducting. These can include compressed air or a whip, that uses “tentacles” to agitate years of debris.
While your system is still under vacuum pressure, we mist in an EPA registered antimicrobial agent into the duct work. This is the same agent we use during water damage or mold remediation losses. By using this, we help eliminate mold and bacteria.
Finally, duct sealer is applied to create a mold and mildew resistant barrier between living and non-living spaces.
If you have replacement filters on site, we will be more than happy to install them at no additional cost. Call 810-732-3298 for more information.
How Do They Get All of This Water Out of My Home?
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County has highly trained professionals who have a precise plan of action when your home is affected by water.
First they organize a move-out/pack-out to protect all of your belongings.
Next the water removal begins immediately.
So how do they get all of that water out of there?
Depending on how much water you have, SERVPRO may use power submersible pumps along with industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. This reduces drying time and helps to prevent mold.
The flooring needs to be inspected to determine if removal will be necessary in order to protect the subfloor.
Moisture detectors are then used to measure the extent of water and inferred cameras are used to find water that may be hidden behind the walls.
After this the dry out process can begin and you can begin and you will be one step closer to getting your home back!
Call SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County any time you have a water problem and let one of our experts get you back into your home faster.
How to Protect your Home from Storm Damage
The frozen pipes have stopped and the storms will soon come. Follow these easy steps to keep your home safe from storm damage.
-After every winter you should check for missing or damaged shingles and replace them
-Keep your gutters clean -SERVPRO can help you with that
-Repair loose siding- We know someone for that too
-Ensure water can flow away from your home
-Make sure your doors and windows are sealed properly
-Make sure your sump pump is in working order before all of the spring rain hits
-Maintenance any trees near your home regularly
-Keep a generator on hand
-Lastly, walk around your home. Home owners are not always able to fix the problems they find around their property but that is why SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County is available 24/7-365 days a year to answer your call.
Common Causes for house FIres
The most common cause of a house fire is cooking equipment. You should never leave your stove unattended while cooking.
Did you know that smoking in a bedroom is the leading cause for fire related fatalities? Smoking outside of the home is the best way to insure your safety and the safety of your loved ones.
Children are naturally curious about everything and if given the opportunity they may light something on fire just to see what happens. It is important to keep lighters and matches out of reach. Dont leave fire education up to your children. Teach them the importance of fire safety, create a fire escape plan and always remember "stop, drop and roll."
Faulty wiring can cause electrical fires and lamp shades can easily over heat if they are tipped over or too close to the light bulb
BBQ's are a summer time favorite but make sure that your grill is never used inside the garage or too close to the outside of your home.
Fires can travel incredibly fast and are extremely dangerous. Read this article to find out what you can do to protect your family and your home.
Commercial Water Damage
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of NW Genesee County
SERVPRO of NW Genesee County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Deep Cleaning your Business
A janitor is great for every day tidying up, but after months of winter salt and water making its way across the floors of your business and the pollen buildup from the current spring weather, it is time to get on the phone and give SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County a call.Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:
- Air ducts and HVAC
- Carpet and Upholstery
- Drapes and Blindes
- Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
- Odor Removal and Deodorization
- Biohazard and Sewage
Contact us Today
What you Need to Know About Tornado and Storm Season
Today officially marks the beginning of Tornado and storm season in Michigan. Make sure your family is prepared!
TORNADO WATCH: is issued to warn people of the possibility of a tornado in your area.
TORNADO WARNING: Is issued when an actual tornado has been spotted.
Important Fact: Tornadoes are not always visible and can be hidden in low hanging clouds and heavy rain.
If you are at home when a tornado hits you should take shelter in the basement. If you do not have a basement you should move to the center part of the house, in the smallest room under heavy furniture.
If you are driving or live in a mobile home you should get out of the car or leave your home and take shelter in the nearest ditch or low area.
If your home or business is affected by a tornado SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
We can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 810-732-3298
Why Sawyer Jewelers Chose SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County
A lot of progress in just a few short weeks
Sawyer Jewelers located in the downtown Fenton area, had a water main break on the third floor of their building on the night of Thursday January 31st. The Fenton Fire Department was first on the scene after receiving a call from the stores security company. Right away they notified the owner of the store, Chip Beltinck who then contacted SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County.
When asked about his experience with SERVPRO, owner Chip Beltinck's response was.........
"SERVPRO showed up on the night of our disaster within minutes of the flood. Everyone was more than accommodating and showed up with more than ample equipment to get everything straightened out. Josh (the owner of SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County) literally followed up every few hours to make sure I was happy with how everything was going. Josh was superb in communication, he answered every call and every question. He has gone out of his way to make extra trips on Sundays and well after business hours. I would use SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County again as long as I could have the same reliable people to work with. Josh and his crew are what make the franchise special. I appreciate the professionalism and the care I was given."
Sawyer Jewelers is happy to announce they will be re-opening their doors this coming Monday, March 4th with a beautiful new look.
WEA Cell Phone Alerts.... Keep Them On!
It has been a crazy and extremely cold winter but soon enough the snow will melt and the rain will come. It is so important that this time of year you have your WEA alerts active on your phone.
This alert system has been used more than 40,000 times to warn about incoming storms and local Amber Alerts.
How it works is the system monitors weather reports all over the country then reviews which cell phone towers will be affected and sends out an alert to any capable smart phone in that area.
With the help of SERVPRO you can always restore or replace your home, business and personal items but you cannot replace a loved one! Keep your alerts active this stormy season and if your home or business is effected give SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County a call day or night.