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Biohazard clean up

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore can clean up many types of disasters. Some of these disasters are less than comfortable to talk about. An example of such a job would be cleaning up biohazard messes in a home. These can range from blood to fecal matter. SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore is experienced and equipped to handle these types of jobs. We also have the sensitivity to be able to work in this environment while maintaining professional and courteous attitudes. This is important as there are times when the nature of this work can be very sensitive and painful to the client who has called us.

To find out more call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore 435-251-9241

Biohazard cleaned correctly

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Why is it so important to have a biohazards cleaned properly? The answer to this question to some may be obvious but people often take on such an endeavor by themselves with no protective gear or professional knowledge of how to properly clean biohazards in their home. The use of proper protective equipment is very important as many types of biohazards can carry contaminates that are hazardous to those who come in contact with them. Preventing the spread of these contaminants is very important and proper cleaning methods and products are essential in cleaning a biohazard so that a home will be safe for people once the biohazard is gone.

To have SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore clean up bio-hazard problems in your home

call 435-251-9241

Mold? In a dry climate?

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Simply put mold is not something that you want growing in your home. Many people in Southern Utah do not have large concerns about mold and wonder why we spend so much time talking about it. Southern Utah is a dry desert climate many people think that mold is not a problem here. Often mold is not as big of a problem in Southern Utah as it is in more humid areas, but there are situations home owners encounter that drastically increase the potential for mold growth. In Southern Utah one of the biggest causes of mold growth in homes comes from flooding or water leaks in homes that are not mitigated properly.

People often want to save money especially when it comes to an unplanned emergency expense. This is very understandable as proper mitigation for water problems in a home is not always inexpensive. One thing to consider in this case is that the expense of proper mold remediation is usually more expensive than the cost of water mitigation, and the preventable mold growth in your home can create an environment that is hazardous to your health.

When you encounter unwanted water problems in your home it is important to have the professionals at SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore properly mitigate them so that you can avoid the hazards of mold growth from improper mitigation or the water problems. If you find mold in your home, a water leak, or flooding in your home don’t hesitate, call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore at 435-251-9241.

Safety for the holidays.

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

For many people November is a time to enjoy cooler temperatures, beautifully colored leaves and family oriented get togethers, like Thanksgiving. While you are busy whipping up delicious dishes, it is also important to take time to remember safety.

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire-related injuries in the United States. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 357,000 home structure fires each year. 45% of these fires are attributed to home cooking fires. These fires are also responsible for thousands of injuries and more than $6.9 billion in property damage each year.

Please remember to be safe and take precautions during the upcoming holiday season.

Small Leak Big Problem

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

There is no such thing as a small disaster especially when a small leak could turn in to a big claim later. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on sub floors, causing major problems over time. You need help fast. No matter what time of day or night, contact SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore 435-251-9241.

These seemingly small problems often happen in commercial buildings and depending on the situation can have an even greater potential for costly damage if they are not dealt with quickly. SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore can respond in a short time and address these “Smaller Issues” before they become a major issue.

Why call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore?

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Why Call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore? There are several different restoration companies in our community. What is it that makes SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore the best? The list is long and covers many different reasons. In this post I will cover three important advantages that SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore has to offer.

First of all we have several trained and certified technicians. This makes it so that we can respond quickly to your disaster even when we are busy. Some of the other companies do not have the personnel to handle the jobs that we do, and getting to your home quick can make a difference in the amount of damage that is caused and the cost to repair it.

Second at SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore we have all the equipment needed to handle your disaster including specialty drying equipment like desiccant machines, and a wood floor drying extraction mat system just to name a few. These types of equipment are very helpful when they are needed and not every company has them on hand and ready to go. This is one more thing that sets us apart from the competition.

Third and even more importantly we are honest and ethical in the work that we do. Some companies will remove things like cabinets when they could be dried in place, or they will remove drywall when it didn’t need to be. We reduce the costs and time that it takes to get your house put back together. When it comes to dealing with a disaster in your home one of the most frustrating things can be the time that it takes to get back to normal we work to minimize this as much as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore

at 435-251-9241

Carpet Questions Continued

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

In a previous post I mentioned three different questions about carpet cleaning that our Technicians at SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore get asked regularly. Today we will talk about when carpets should be cleaned.

When should I clean my carpets? My answer to this is “It depends”. There are several different factors that come into play when the discussion of when a carpet should be cleaned comes up. First, how much traffic is your carpet seeing? If you have seven kids that live in your house and they keep their shoes on your carpet is seeing a lot of traffic and probably need a more frequent cleaning if you only have two adults living in your home you won’t need it done as often. What type of area environmental conditions are close to your house? Do you have a gravel driveway, dirt driveway, cement driveway, or asphalt? Some of these will cause you to track more dirt into your house. There are many more factors that come into play but as you can see it is hard to say exactly how often a carpet should be cleaned. In general I recommend that as soon as it starts to look like it is getting dirty that you clean it. If that time comes in three months that is when you should clean it. Even if your carpet looks clean after a year I recommend not going longer than a year between cleanings. Over time there are dirt and dust particles that settle into your carpet that your vacuum can not remove. These particles get ground into your carpet and create wear patterns commonly called traffic areas. Regular cleaning can prolong the life of your carpet.

For all of your carpet cleaning needs be sure to call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore

435-251-9142

Some Common Causes of Home Fires

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Common Causes of Home Fires:

There are several ways that fires can start in a home. As important as house fire prevention is if we were to try to list all of the ways that a fire can start in a home the list would quickly become longer than most people would want to read or be able to remember. With this in mind we will cover a few different and more common causes of house fires in this post and more causes in additional posts as well.

 Cooking: Overheating pots or pans, cooking with oil, using high temperatures, becoming distracted, and leaving the kitchen or becoming distracted are all contributing factors to fires that start from cooking in homes.

 Heating Systems: Ways to avoid your heating system becoming the source of a home fire start with proper maintenance such as an annual inspection of your furnace by a qualified technician, and having your chimney cleaned.  It is also helpful to keep portable heaters a safe distance from flammable material.

 Smoking: The use of deep ashtrays can be helpful in avoiding a fire caused by smoking. Ensure that all cigarettes are extinguished, keep ashtrays on nonflammable surfaces, and ensure that all cigarettes/embers that have fallen are removed from any furniture that they may have fallen on.

 As was mentioned this list of common house fire causes is not all inclusive. While we always hope that you are not affected by a house fire we know that even when preventative measures are taken house fires still happen. If you experience a house fire one of the best things that you can do is to call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore at 435-251-9241. We have extensive experience with the cleaning and remediation of fire damaged homes. We also are well versed in working with insurance companies. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

Additional Common Causes of House Fires

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Common Causes of Home Fires:

There are several ways that fires can start in a home. As important as house fire prevention is if we were to try to list all of the ways that a fire can start in a home the list would quickly become longer than most people would want to read or be able to remember. With this in mind we will cover a few different and more common causes of house fires in this post and more causes in additional posts as well.

Electrical Equipment: ensuring that cords and plugs don’t have loose or frayed ends, outlets are not overloaded with plugs, Avoiding the over use of extension cords are all important things to be aware of as they can cause house fires. Another aspect of electrical equipment that is important to be aware of is the quality of the electrical wiring in the house. If the quality of the electrical wiring in the house is not sufficient for the electrical needs of the people in the home the wiring can overheat and start a fire.

Candles: Candles can be a cause of a house fire starting. It is important to only use candles in places where they are not close to combustible materials. Candles should not be left burning when no one is in the room with them. It is also important to make sure that candles are placed on a surface where they are not likely to tip over or be tipped over.

Children Playing With Fire:

As wonderful as children are they are also full of wonder. One of the things that is a large source of wonder for children is fire. Curious children often have an interest in fire and sometimes they will not make the best choices when it comes to satisfying their curiosity or wonder about fire. Matches and other devices used to start fires should always be stored in places that are not easily accessible to children. Parents should also take time to educate their children about fire and the dangers associated with its use.

While we always hope that you are not affected by a house fire we know that even when preventative measures are taken house fires still happen. If you experience a house fire one of the best things that you can do is to call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore at 435-251-9241. We have extensive experience with the cleaning and remediation of fire damaged homes. We also are well versed in working with insurance companies. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

Big Winter Storm Safety Preparation.

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Big winter storms can be deadly, even when they are not they can cause a lot of problems as well as health and safety hazards. Here are a few tips that can help you weather the bad weather.

  1. Obtain alternative power sources such as a generator to keep essential appliances running if the power goes out. Especially if you are dependent upon medical devices that require electricity.
  2. Maintain an appropriate supply of fuel to run the power source for a few days.
  3. Charge your phones prior to the arrival of the storm and avoid excessive use of phones if you do not have a way to charge them.
  4. Obtain or keep extra food on hand that can be prepared even if you cannot use your stove.
  5. Avoid unnecessary travel prior to roads being cleared of snow.
  6. Avoid traveling in flooded areas if possible.
  7. Ensure that you have alternative ways to stay warm if the heating system in your home is not operable due to loss of power.
  8. Freeze gallon jugs of water that can be put in your fridge to help keep food cold.
  9. Use some of it in a cooler to keep food cold.
  10. Have flashlights with fresh batteries or candles and a way to light them.