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SERVPRO® Insider – July 2023

7/3/2023 (Permalink)

Front page of newsletter. Our new quarterly newsletter is here!

Our new quarterly newsletter is here! The SERVPRO® Insider gives an inside look at what SERVPRO® Team Miller has been up to!   

After a residential fire, homeowners can have a lot of questions. What belongings can be salvaged? How long does the construction process take? How do contractors work with their insurance company? SERVPRO® has you covered. Our project managers can help answer all of your questions throughout the restoration process. Take a sneak peek at what some of those answers to commonly asked questions are! 

Summer is here which means summer storms are on their way. We have some tips on how to prevent water damage in your home and a helpful reminder to get your carpets cleaned so they’re looking their best for your customers. We’re also sharing some fun photos from events our team has done in the past few months! 

Each newsletter comes with a special feature on the services that SERVPRO® offers. The service of this quarter: Mold Remediation. It can take less than 72 hours for mold to spread throughout your property, so being proactive is the best course of action. Our trained technicians run tests before starting the remediation process to ensure a safe and healthy form of restoration on your property. 

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The Hazards of Smoking

5/26/2023 (Permalink)

Cigarettes in ash tray. Smoking cigarettes can cause deadly fires.

The dangers of smoking go beyond the harmful effects it has on one’s body. Smoking cigarettes can cause deadly fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated annual average of 18,000 house fires are caused by smoking. Follow the tips below to avoid any fire damage to your property. 

  • Smoke Outdoors - Smoking indoors increases the risk of a fire. Asking visitors to smoke outside can avoid residential fires. When cigarette butts are left inside the home furniture, books, curtains, and flammable items are more at risk of catching fire. 
  • Only Use Ashtrays to Get Rid of Cigarette Ash - Tossing cigarette butts anywhere like in plants or onto grass can increase the risk of fire. Dry leaves and plants can easily ignite from an open flame. Utilize a receptacle specifically made to contain cigarette ash. 
  • Never Smoke When Sleepy - If you do smoke inside, take care not to light up while you are feeling sleepy. Falling asleep in your bed or couch with a lit cigarette can be deadly. 

Smoking is a common habit but poses a serious fire risk. If your home ever suffers from fire damage, SERVPRO is the team to call.  

SERVPRO Can Help Your Business

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded commercial facility. SERVPRO can provide specialized services to maintain the best appearance of your facility.

SERVPRO is committed to providing expert fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs. Our team can also provide specialized commercial cleaning services to maintain the best appearance of your facility. 

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration: Pretesting helps us determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration. 
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification: Our professionals identify the source and type of water which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage. 
  • Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup: SERVPRO franchise technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. 
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation: Our professionals work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety. 
  • Contents Claim Inventory: Accurate inventory helps keep cost low and reduces job completion time. Our professionals can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory. 

What to Do Until Help Arrives – Storm Damage

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded basement. When storm damage strikes, a fast response is critical. 

When storm damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Day or night, residents and business owners can expect our SERVPRO team to respond immediately to your storm emergency. While it’s best to leave the restoration work to the professionals, there are some actions home and business owners can take while waiting for our team to arrive on-site. 

What You Can Do While Waiting for Help to Arrive 

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.  
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.  
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.  
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.  
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.  
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.  
  • Gather loose items from floors. 

Grilling Season Is Here

5/11/2023 (Permalink)

Man grilling. Grilling season is upon us!

Summer is right around the corner which means grilling season is upon us! Follow our helpful tips to keep yourself and your properties safe from fire damage during grilling season. 

  • All grills should be used in an open area outside. Keep away from the side of your house, garage, eaves, railings, and overhanging branches. 
  • Keep your grill free of grease buildup by cleaning it after each use once the grill has completely cooled. 
  • Never add lighter fluid after coals have been ignited. 
  • Never leave cooking food or an open flame unattended. 
  • Let charcoal cool completely before disposing in a metal container.  When disposing of it, make sure the area is inaccessible for children and pets. 
  • For propane or gas grills, check for leaks before firing it up. 

SERVPRO Insider – April 2023

5/10/2023 (Permalink)

Front page of newsletter. Our newest issue of our quarterly newsletter is here!

Our newest issue of our quarterly newsletter is here! The SERVPRO Insider gives an inside look at what SERVPRO Team Miller has been up to!   

Winter Storm Elliott swept across the Midwest in late December 2022. The Team Miller Disaster Recovery Team was dispatched to Kentucky when suppression lines broke in multiple buildings throughout the University of Kentucky campus. Learn just how much equipment our team utilized to get the buildings dry within a matter of days.  

We are highlighting some of our amazing #GreenTeam events where we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day within our communities! Also featured are articles with helpful facts about surviving thunderstorms and maintaining a home to prevent flooding basements. 

Each newsletter comes with a special feature on the services that SERVPRO offers. The service of this quarter: Specialty Cleaning Services. SERVPRO is more than just fire, water, and storm damage restoration. Our team offers specialty cleaning services like carpet cleaning, hoarding house cleanup, odor removal, and more. Take a peek to learn more! 

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