Emergency Ready Plan
SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore offers several services for commercial buildings. One such service is the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program (ERP). This is a free program that is offered to Help businesses to be prepared for a disaster. Floods or fires can cause major problems for businesses. Some of these problems cause businesses to have to close, then they also have to close for a time while repairs are being attended to, having to restock the invintory, and the amount of time that it takes to get back to operating condition can very much hurt a business for being shut down for a lengthy period of time. Having an ERP done for your commercial building helps gather information such as the location of gas, electrical, and water shut offs along with information about the size of your building and possible hazardous materials that are stored in your building to be ready to jump in to action when a disaster is about to strike. Knowing these things helps us be able to respond more quickly and it can be helpful to people who work at the building as well for not being out of a job for a while.
For more information call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore at 435-251-9241
More than just a restoration company
SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore is often thought of as a great disaster restoration company, but we are so much more than that. We can take care of several different cleaning needs. For example This last summer we cleaned fire retardant off of several homes in the Brian Head area after a Major wildfire. We deodorized the interior of some homes as well to rid of the smoke odor. We also offer Other cleaning services such as, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile, drapes, blinds, Ceilings, walls, hardwood floors, air ducts, deodorization, bio hazard, and vandalism clean up. We can take care of your needs for your home or business regardless of the size of the building.
Common causes of home fires
Common Causes of Home Fires:
There are several ways that fires can start within your 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 well. 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 unattended or are all contributing factors to fires that start while cooking.
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 before being tossed, keep ashtrays on nonflammable surfaces, and ensure that all cigarettes/embers that may have fallen are removed from any furniture .
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."
Small leak big problem
There is no such thing as a small disaster especially when a small leak could turn in to a big claim later on. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on sub floors, causing major problems over time. First, this can buckle your floors. Next, These problems can lead to the weakening and rotting of your sub floors. Next, It can also lead to the growth of mold if left unattended to if left long enough. 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.
What is in your air?
Mold is that four letter word that you can’t escape from. Mold is everywhere, outside, inside, and in the air we breathe. Our houses are no exception when it comes to mold. There are different types of mold and mold can be found in different levels of concentration some of types of mold or amounts of mold are not as harmful as other types and amounts.
At SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore we are always concerned about your health, and want to ensure that you are in a safe living environment. We can take air and swab samples from your home and have them tested in a lab to ensure that you do not have an unhealthy concentration of harmful mold in your home. Our technicians are skilled and able to quickly take the necessary steps to ensure that the air in your home is properly tested. If it turns out that you do have an unsafe amount of mold in your home, we provide professional mold remediation services to help ensure you are able to live in a safe environment.
If you are not sure about the air in your home or suspect that you might have mold call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore today. 435-251-9241
The little things
When it comes to cleaning your home and getting ready for winter sometimes it is the little things that matter. Doing some quick simple things that can potentially save you a lot in the long run.
Regularly checking and replacing the filters in your heating and air conditioning units is relatively inexpensive and easy to do, but it can make your heating and air condition units operate more efficiently and last longer.
Another little thing that is quite important is cleaning the lint out of your dryer and dryer vents. Over time this lint builds up and can be a fire hazard in addition to reducing the effectiveness of your dryer.
Both of these things can be done easily and neither of them takes an inordinate amount of time. Both of these things can and will make things in your home work more efficiently, last longer and reduce fire hazard in your home.
Emergency Tips for Damage From Contaminated Water
When you find that your house has been flooded it is common to feel alarmed, frustrated, devastated, or worried to some extent. Not knowing what has been damaged or how much the repairs will cost can be stressful. However there are things that you can do to minimize the damage to your home and to ensure the safety of you and your family. Here are a few quick tips that can be quite helpful when your home has been flooded by water from a contaminated source.
- Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.
- Don’t spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or affected areas.
- Don’t turn on the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
- Don’t use household fans to dry the structure they will spread the contaminants even worse.
- Don’t use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if they have been exposed to the contaminants
These tips will help you avoid some dangerous situations and allow you to save money by decreasing the amount of damage that could potentially happen to your home and of course the first and best tip is always to Call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore at 435-251-9241.
Vandalism-the Do and Don'ts of vandalism
Vandalism can be a serious problem for homeowners and businesses. Graffiti can deface and soil both structures and reputations of the structure, while property destruction can cause risk of bodily harm and security issues. Here are a few do's and don'ts in the event you or your business experiences vandalism.
- Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
- Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery as soon as possible to prevent possible
- Save containers which can say the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints to help the figure the chemicals/tools needed to properly clean the damage at hand
- Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains yourself.
- Operate damaged lamps, lights or other appliances.
- Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain,Glass, furniture or art objects to prevent injury form potentially happening.
Of course, in the case of a vandalism, the proper authorities should be contacted to investigate and try to prevent future vandalism from ever happening again.
However, when it comes to making it "Like it never even happened." think SERVPRO Cedar City/Fillmore for all your remediation needs. Yup, we do that too.
Tips to stay safe while Having a Campfire
The weather is starting to warm up and with chilly nights you may way to add some of that warmth to your night. If you decide to have a nightly fire to enjoy those cool temps, here are some tips to help keep your house and your family safe.
- Keep fires at least 25 feet away from any structure and anything that could potentially go up in flames.
- Always clear away any dry leaves, low hanging branches,shrubs and any debris which can go up in flames.
- Avoid starting fires on windy nights/days. It is much easier for fires to spread in the wind.
- Always keep a close eye on pets and Small children and animals near campfires to prevent potential harm to your children and your pets..
- Never use gasoline or other combustible liquids to start or boost a fire up.
- Always keep a bucket of water, shovel or a up to date fire extinguisher to quickly put out a fire if it tends to get out of hand.
- Always make sure the fire is completely out before you leave the fire site.
- Next, Always make sure someone is watching the fire and it is never left unattended always put it out if your leaving it is not for long
Staying safe while cooking
The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is being left unattended and most of these incidents involve the stove. Here are some tips to help remove the chance of a kitchen accident.
- Create a kid-free zone of at least 3 feet area around the stove and where hot foods or drinks are made.
- Always be alert. Never use the stove or stove top if you are tired or have consumed any drugs or alcohol.
- When using the stove always stay in the kitchen. If you need to leave for any circumstance or amount of time always turn off the stove.
- Always keep anything that could catch fire away from the stove top. Including, oven mitts, food packaging, towels or curtains, Loose clothing articles.
- If you do have a small grease fire you can always smother it by putting a lid over the pan and never ever use water to put it out.
If you ever have doubt about a fire in your home always call 9-1-1.