Residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day than on an average day, and about twice as many on New Year’s Day. And when those fires occur, they do more damage: Property loss during a holiday fire is 34% greater than in an average fire, and the number of fatalities per thousand fires is nearly 70% higher. When the source of the fire is a highly flammable Christmas tree, the toll in property and lives is even greater.
Keep your household from becoming a holiday fire statistic!
A few others things that cause holiday fires:
Kids Playing with Matches
Please be cautious in all situations, keep a fire extinguisher handy, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors up to date.
What To Do About Freezing Pipes
To keep pipes from freezing on an outside wall:
1. Let hot and cold water trickle or drip at night from a faucet.
2. Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to un-insulated pipes under a sink or near an outer wall.
3. Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.
4. If you plan to be away: (1) Have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing, or (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler systems).
If Pipes Freeze:
1. Make sure you and your family knows how to shut off the water, in case pipes burst.
2. NEVER try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch. Use a hair dryer instead.
3. Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.
Commercial Carpet Cleaning
Commercial carpet cleaning is a job that is very competitive in today's society. Whether you are needing your carpet cleaning due to damages, such as fire or water damage, or just because it is a frequently used and worn down area that needs a good cleaning, SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton team will go above and beyond to meet your expectations. For more severe jobs, the Alabama team may even come up to the job and price the cleaning. SERVPRO teams from all over come together and do what they can to make sure that the customer is happy and completely satisfied with the outcome.
If you ever need commercial carpet cleaning or even duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton today!
When Storms Hit
SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton is a strong, reliable and trusted leader in emergency response for our area. Our team is committed to informing our community on how to be better prepared for when severe weather hits. When a bad storm hits, it can cause mayhem and devastation. As a 24 hour emergency response team, SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton is here whenever you may need them. Our teams provide immediate and professional services to you, doing whatever they can to rectify such an unfortunate situation. Our crew members faced all kinds of storm damages this past summer; including flooded basements, tree limbs falling down on homes and businesses & water damage in attics. Urgency is very important to us. We know how difficult and disastrous times like these can be. Our teams care not only about their work, but those who they are completing the job for. For any storm needs, call SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton!
Fire can become a disastrous thing. QUICK. Not just the fire itself, but everything that comes along with it. As often happens, the need for cleanup was more widespread than the fire itself. SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton workers will come and make any bad situation worse. While fire does much more physical damage, the smoke and soot that comes along can sometimes be the more difficult part of the cleanup/restoration process. Our SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton team will do whatever it takes to get your home, business, etc. back to the way it was, all while taking the stress of a bad occurrence off your plate. Our diligent, knowledgeable team is just a call away!
How To Deal With Water Damage
SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz and Princeton is an emergency team here, available to you 24 hours a day for storm, fire, mold and water emergencies. For our team, there is no job too large or small. The first step one needs to take when they realize they may have water damage is to take immediate action. Our crew is very experienced and have all witnessed numerous water damage jobs. If there is one word of advice is would be to call as soon as you notice a leak/water damage. Waiting just a couple of hours can increase the severity of the water damages.
SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz and Princeton has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We understand that when something like this happens, you may be overwhelmed with all kinds of emotions. Let us take the stress and worry off your hands. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
Call SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz and Princeton for any water needs today!!
Extreme Team heads out!
Disaster Recovery Team
Hurricane Florence recently hit the East Coast, causing major damages to homes and businesses. Our SERVPRO team packed up to head to North Carolina this past week, helping fellow SERVPRO of Fort Collins, Colorado team. Our crew packed up their truck with generators and desiccant dehumidifiers to help with hurricane relief. For any questions or concerns involving water or storm damages, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton!
Conditions In Murray Might Be Right For Mold
SERVPRO knows what to do if mold grows in your home.
It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.
If the right conditions exist, mold will grow. Those conditions include:
- Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.
- Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
- Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.
Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.
If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.
If you suspect mold, call us today at 270-753-1160
MOLD: The Silent Threat
Mold in Attic Due to Roof Leak
There are over 100,000 forms of fungi that can turn into mold. Mold in large amounts has the potential to cause health issues or even worse. Mold growths, or colonies, can start to grow on a damp surface in 24 to 48 hours. When water gets into a part of your home or business, getting the water out before mold has time to form is crucial. Mold reproduces by spores that can travel through the air, allowing mold to spread rapidly.
If your home has water damage due to:
- sewage back-up
- plumbing or roof leaks
- damp basement or crawl space
- overflows from sinks or bathtubs
- high humidity (from steam cooking, dryer vents, humidifiers)
...mildew and mold will likely develop within 24 to 48 hours (though it may not always be noticeable!)
If you think you may have a mold problem due to one of these issues, call SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton at 270-753-1160 today!
Esporta Soft Contents
At SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton we have a state of the art Esporta machine to clean any and all soft contents. This includes even leather products, stuffed animals, whether or not they are soot damaged or even damaged by sewage. The items cleaned are certified food grade clean. The machine was developed in Canada by a gentleman whose son played youth hockey as a goal tender and his leather protective equipment was soaked with sweat and smelled terribly. He developed a hydraulic process that got the leather leg pads used by goalies back to like new condition. This evolved into this person starting his own company and manufacturing the best cleaning machine for soft contents made today. Out of Kelowna BC Canada, we have this machine and are part of the ECONA National Network.