National Tune-Up Day
September 25th is National Tune-up Day. National Tune-up Day was created to remind homeowners to prepare their house for winter. In preparation for the changing seasons heating and cooling specialists recommend tuning up heating systems before the temperature drops.
During the spring and summer months the ability to open your windows and allow your home to breathe. Spring and summer are prime for the growth of flowers, summer nights at the beach taking in the fresh air and playing with your pets in the backyard or grilling up a steak. Spring and summer are also primal months for the spread of mold growth, pollen and other air traveling particles such as pet fur and dust via your home's air flow system. This can congest your home's ventilation system.
If your homes ventilation system seems a bit slower this may be the cause. Are you pondering what mechanics actually tune-up? Well according to “National Today” almost all your home's systems require regular maintenance. For instance, combustion gases should be examined and contrasted with the furnace's requirements. To ensure that the furnace's blower access door has a tight seal, it must be examined. Checking the fresh air intake grills for obstruction and the burners for good ignition and flame are two further inspections that are required. The repairman examines the furnace and checks for leaks and blockages in the drainage system. Traps, taps, and drains must all be tested as well. Additionally, some mechanics might advise checking the blower wheel, motor, wiring, and all filters. Additionally, the elements should be examined for deterioration and damage. A tune-up for your heating system helps you save energy and cut heating costs. Additionally, these tune-ups guarantee that the system will function optimally for the specified number of years.
SERVPRO Arlington Height/Prospect Heights has been specializing in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after fire, smoke, and water damage disasters for a very long time. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration, and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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. Our continuing education programs also give us the ability to connect with insurance agents, adjusters, and more. This lessens the gap in the work processes for SERVPRO and insurance.
Hurricane Fiona Lands in P.R
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. Earlier this year in May the Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, predicted above-average hurricane activity this year, making it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. September 10th marks the official peak of hurricane season and just as peak season begins hurricane “Fiona” recks throughout Puerto Rico on September 18th. Destructive winds and life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. The catastrophic storm left the entire island of Puerto Rican without power. Hurricane Fiona continues to reck Havok on the Atlantic islands at it travels to the Dominican Republic. Updates are still continuing, however, Additional strengthening is expected on today, September 19th, and Tuesday, as Fiona moves over the southwestern Atlantic, according to the NHC.
Here are some suggestions on how to be ready for a hurricane in your location now that we are officially just at peak of hurricane season.
- Create a plan: If evacuation is required, shut off all utilities and abide by local preparedness policies for disasters. Make sure to choose a location where the entire family can congregate. Make sure your pets have a plan for evacuation as well.
- To make the exterior secure, trim any sizable trees and bushes. Bring inside all of the outdoor patio furniture, plants in pots, bikes, and toys.
- Install storm shutters: These will provide adequate shutters or impact-resistant glass to protect your windows, doors, and skylights.
- Examine your art and wall hangings: Ensure that all of your wall hangings are stable and make notes on your artwork.
- Reposition your vehicles: Park them in your garage against the garage doors or keep them on higher ground.
- Electricity up: Fill up the gas tank in your car, check that all of your cell phones are charged, test your generator, and keep plenty of fuel on hand in case the power goes out.
- Keep critical documents in a safe deposit box in your home's closet. Examples of such documents are legal paperwork, birth certificates, marriage licenses, insurance policy information, and any valuables.
Prepare an emergency kit by gathering all flashlights, portable radios, batteries, non-perishable food, bottled water, money, blankets, toiletries, and clothing.
- Locate a shelter room. This space should be on the first floor, in the interior of the house's center, away from any windows.
At SERVPRO, we recognize that when a disaster happens, you never know what the aftermath will leave behind. Anytime you require services for rebuilding or damage control, we are always here to help!
Safety Advice For Homeowners To Safeguard Their Buildings
Safety Advice For Homeowners To Safeguard Their Buildings
Protecting your property from natural disasters is crucial as a homeowner, and flood protection should be top of mind. The most frequent and one of the most expensive weather-related disasters in the United States is flooding. Between 1980 and 2013, it is estimated that flooding damage cost about $260 billion. These safety advice for house protection will be very helpful to homeowners in Elmhurst, Illinois.
1. Rethink remodeling. Consider installing porous paving, for instance, if your driveway needs to be repaved to assist slow down water runoff. When installing a new grass, be sure to grade it away from the house so that water drains into the street gutter.
2. Keep up maintenance. By doing basic maintenance tasks like checking pipe valves and making sure the gutters are free to avoid ice dams, you can flood-proof your property. In the event of a flood or even heavy rain, making sure downspouts and drains are not clogged will help with water drainage.
3. Make cleanliness a priority. Following up after a flood is almost as vital as protecting your house from flooding. Consult water damage repair professionals right away to prevent water damage and mold. After such a natural calamity, you won't be the only one looking for assistance, so take action right once.
4. Sort out the mess. If at all feasible, move any gadgets, pricey rugs, and furniture to higher levels. Simply lift them off the ground if it's not. Elevating large appliances onto solid objects like concrete blocks can also be useful. Ensure that electrical components like switches, plugs, and circuit breakers are at least a foot above the area's predicted flood level.
Prioritize flood safety when you buy or renovate a house. It is frequently more useful to be better prepared for such natural disasters in advance than than attempting to handle the consequences after the fact.