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Extreme Heat Safety Tips
Now that summer time is here, it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat. Heat affects all people, but mainly the young, elderly and sick. There are several things you can do to prepare for and prevent extreme heat from affecting you. If possible, stay indoors in air conditioning. Be sure to check on your pets who may be outdoors or bring them inside. Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake. If you must go outdoors, wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, and be sure to apply sunscreen often. Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which are heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin, nausea or vomiting and fainting. (according to the Center for Disease Control) Heat Exhaustion can lead to Heat Stroke which is life threatening. Signs of Heat Stroke are a high body temperature (103 Degrees or more) rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has Heat Stroke, call 911, and move the person somewhere cool. Reduce the body temperature with cool wet clothes or a bath. Do not give a person with Heat Stroke fluids- treat the situation as a serious medical emergency. For more info visit ready.gov Extreme Heat Tips to Prepare Your Home
- Install window air conditioners snugly, insulate if necessary.
- Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.
- Install temporary window reflectors such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard to reflect heat back outdoors.
- Weather strip doors and sills to keep cool air in.
- Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers.
- Keep storm windows up all year.
10 Ways You Can Be Prepared
Disaster recovery, restoration and preparedness
If a disaster strikes, will you be ready?
It is important to prepare before a disaster occurs. Consider the following steps to help you better prepare for an emergency situation.
- Sign up for local alerts and warnings, download apps, and/or check access for wireless emergency alerts.
- Develop and test emergency communication plans.
- Assemble or update emergency supplies.
- Learn about local hazards and conduct a drill to practice emergency response actions.
- Participate in a preparedness discussion, training, or class.
- Collect and safeguard critical documents.
- Plan with neighbors to help each other and share resources.
- Document property and obtain appropriate insurance for relevant hazards.
- Make property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage.
- Hold a scenario-based continuity of operations tabletop exercise for your organization.
Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone. Take action now to protect yourself and your property.
Grilling Safety Tips-Help Avoid Home Fire Disasters
As the season for grilling outside officially kicks off this month, here are some tips to remember while grilling at your BBQ.
- Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use
- Make sure people especially young children and pets stay away from the grill
- Use long-handed tools made for cooking on the grill
If a fire disaster does happen at your home, SERVPRO is ready for any size disaster. We clean and restore Fire, Smoke and Soot damage "Like it never even happened".
National PrepareAthon Day -April 30th
National PrepareAthon! Day, revolving around taking the actions to prepare for earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and winter storms * America's PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare. Visit this website for more information http://1.usa.gov/1NAblCS
Celebrate Earth Day all week
SERVPRO Deals with the aftermath of weather disasters all the time- but this week lets celebrate all things green. Did you know starting a personal/community garden and buying local food makes a huge difference? SERV the world by PROtecting the environment. Earth day is Friday April 22!
Suburban Home Show Carpet Cleaning Contest Winner
Congratulations to Lina M. of Piermont, NY.
She was the winner of our Carpet Cleaning raffle valued at $225 at the Suburban Home Show.
Spring has Sprung Get Ready For Wild Weather
Get Ready For Unpredictable WeatherSERVPRO of Northwest Bergen has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians, who employ specialized equipment and techniques, to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition. Visit Weather.gov for all types of weather alerts and safety information.Visit weather.gov website
Home Safety during Spring Break
Remember these quick tips to keep your home safe.
- Keep Valuables away from your windows
- Set up timed lights around your home
- Have a neighbor watch your house
- Turn off your home phone ringer
- Don't post your vacation photos while your away
If any mold, water or fire disasters happen while your away use your READY Profile App or call SERVPRO.
After the Storms: Flood Tips
The rains and wind have stopped but the aftermath of the storm may still be affecting you and your home. Here are some helpful tips if you have flooding in your home. SERVPRO can handle any size water damage disaster.
SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile App: Help for any size disaster
Help At Your Fingertips
The SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile Application provides home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call in to SERVPRO when disaster strikes. The Ready Plan App is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO, and can be downloaded on your Android or iPhone.
The application allows both residential and commercial property owners and managers to create an Emergency READY Profile containing critical facility information that can help speed up response time after fire or water damage occurs. In addition to property details, the application tracks prior loss history, utility shut off locations, key contacts; stores photos of the damage; and integrates local weather forcasts and more, including our SERVPRO contact information.
Through the application, the user can quickly call SERVPRO or submit an electronic "First notice of Loss" to the SERVPRO National Call Center setting the wheels of recovery in motion. Rapid response can help the owner evaluate options, and start the insurance process and take the right steps from the beginning to bring their property back to normal, "Like it never even happened."
Call the CLEANUP TEAM that's faster to any size disaster
A home or business fire can be a very stressful event for the property owner. Damage to personal belongings and the contenets of the building is just one concern. Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, while reducing downtime and recovery costs. We offer 24 hr. 7 days a week emergency service. The rapid response and the training of our professional staff will help limit damage and get your home or facility back in operation quickly and help make it, "Like it Never Even Happened."
Ice Can lead to Water Damage
Got icicles? It could be a sign that heat is leaking from your home into the attic, and it's probably a good idea to check for cracks or gaps.
The New Year brings the opportunity for new beginnings! start 2016 off right by being READY! SERVPRO Northwest Bergen, Southern and Eastern Rockland want to ensure you enjoy a safe an happy New Year by helping you be prepared for any Fire & Water- Cleanup & Restoration you may need. Call 1(800)497-7179.
Trees, though festive, can be the cause of serious fire damage.
- Keep your tree away from fireplaces.
- Avoid high-traffic areas.
- Don't forget to water it!
Is Your Property Ready For Winter?
Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not properly prepared. Whether it is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, sleet or snow, all can cause serious damage. While you cannot control weather, you can take steps to be prepared, and help take the sting out of winter weather.
- Check your property for downed tree limbs and branches.
- Roofs, water pipes, and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper working order. Obstructions can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
- Inspect property for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
- Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under cabinets, leave the doors open allowing warm air inside. If you have outdoor faucets, turn off the water at the main valve.
- Ask SERVPRO about completing an Emergency READY Profile for your business. The ERP is a no cost assessment of your facility, and provides you with a plan to get back in business fast following a disaster.
Keep Your Holiday Safe
Each November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don't practice safe cooking habits, your holiday could become hazardous.
Here are some safety tips to ensure you can enjoy a safe holiday.
Never leave cooking food unattended.
Check food regularly, use a timer as a reminder.
Keep young kids away from the cooking area.
Keep anything flamable away from the stove, oven or any other hot surface.
Do not wear loose clothing while cooking.
Clean cooking surfaces to prevent grease buildup.
Purchase a fire extinguisher and learn how to use it properly.
Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving home, to make sure all appiances are turned off.
Install a smoke alarm near the kitchen, on each level of the home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms. Use the test button to check it each month. Replace all batteries at least once a year.
SERVPRO wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.
Here is a link with additional safety tips. http://www.nfpa.org/thanksgiving
Turn on the Green Light to Honor Verterans
Waldwick - Every Nov. 11, the nation takes a day to honor all those who have served in the armed forces.
This year, in addition to a procession at 10:45 a.m. in front of American Legion Post 57 and a ceremony at Veterans Plaza at 11 a.m., Mayor Thomas Giordano is urging residents to take part in an initiative that would make it more obvious just how much the borough supports its veterans.
"To show our thanks to our veterans in all they have done for all of us, I ask all Waldwick residents to change a single light bulb in the front of your home to green to show support for those who have served," Giordano said in a statement.
Giordano's call is part of the nationwide initiative called Greenlight A Vet. The website describes the initiative as a "campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green" with the color green signifying "hope, renewal and well-being" as well as offering a "greenlight" forward for veterans who are back home.
American Legion Post 57 Commander John Vervoort said he appreciated the initiative and Giordano's support of veterans.
"[In] our post, we've got men from the 'Greatest Generation' that served in the Pacific and European theaters and all war eras, up until now," said Vervoort. "I know, to me, I'm going to be very interested to see how many green lights are out there. It's going to touch my heart to see it."
For Giordano, along with recognition, the green lights will serve as a quiet "thank you" to all veterans.
"As Veterans Day approaches, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all our Waldwick veterans and all veterans for your sacrifices and selflessness as you make our country a better place," said Giordano. "Your dedicated service to our country will never be forgotten. You are examples of how courage and leadership leads to service. And we owe all of you a debt of gratitude."
For information about local Veterans Day ceremonies, visitlegionpost57.org
http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/community-events-and-announcements/waldwick-turns-on-the-green-light-in-thanks-to-veterans-1.1450550BY RODRIGO TORREJONSTAFF WRITER | WALDWICK SUBURBAN NEWSE-mail: email@example.com
"Warm Hands, Warm Hearts"
Give the Gift of Warmth to Someone in Need
SERVPRO is working with RealSource Affilites to support the "Warm Hands, Warm Hearts" drive to collect Hats and Mittens.
Collection Items: New Hats and Mittens for Children & Adults.
Pick up: Donna or Joanne can pick up the donations at our next office visit.
Deadline: November 13, 2015
Items will be donated to: Center for Food Action, CAMP, and Center for Hope & Safety
SERVPRO, 151 Crescent Ave. Waldwick, NJ 07463
201-236-2400 / 1(800)497-7179
SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County recently held their customer appreciation celebration. This year was very special as Charlie and Donna Vingoe and staff are celebrating 20 years of making it "Like it never even happened."