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Making Sure Your Family Is Prepared for Severe Weather

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Preparing for severe weather is always a good idea. Even though we may have advanced warning for some types of severe weather, there are also those occasions where severe weather can catch us off-guard.

Fortunately, there are things you can do and safety tips to follow that will ensure your family is prepared for any type of severe weather occurrences.

Creating a Family Emergency Plan

An important way to stay ahead of the weather is to have an established family emergency plan put together and ready.

If you have already established an emergency plan with your family, make sure that it is reviewed and discussed regularly, especially at the beginning of the various weather seasons so that everyone knows exactly what to do.

If there is not a family emergency plan in place for your family, here are some things to take into consideration when creating it:

1. The Importance of Emergency Alerts

Fortunately, it is easy to receive emergency alerts and warnings on your smartphone thanks to technology today. Alerts and warnings are literally “at your fingertips” if you have a weather app or Google on your smartphone, which allows for valuable time in severe weather situations. Radio and television also still broadcast warnings and alerts.

2. Establishing a Storm Shelter

Living in an area where tornadoes are common means you’ll want to seek shelter in the lowest part of your home, preferably a basement if you have one. If there is no basement, find an interior room on the lowest level that is away from windows and doors. There are other reasons a storm shelter is needed besides tornadoes, and by visiting ready.gov, you can learn more about those situations.

3. Planning Evacuation Routes

Put together a map of various evacuation routes and keep it handy in the event of hurricanes, floods or fires. which can force you out of your home in a hurry. Multiple routes are wise to have just in case one is impassable, and be sure to account for your pets and find out if there are places to stay with them along your route.

4. Communication in Severe Weather

Reliance on cell phones today is the common form of communication, but cell phone towers can be damaged during storms and batteries will die when there is no power to recharge them. Your family will need an emergency communication plan in place. Also, designate a safe meeting place for your family, so that you can all meet there if separated.

If a storm does cause damage to your home or business, don’t hesitate to call your friends at SERVPRO® of San Gabriel to get the cleanup and restoration process started.

Water/Fire damage restoration

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Gabriel specializes in Water/Fire damage restoration in LA, Orange, and San Bernardino county. Our Franchise is fully licensed to perform any restoration/ build-back work after a water or fire loss. In case of a water/ fire damage, please notify SERVPRO of  San Gabriel as soon as possible, so we may initiate the mitigation process promptly. Mitigation work is just as important as the restoration work. We must be vigilant as homeowners to prioritize the safety of our home."Like it never even happened."As SERVPRO's famous motto would suggest, our goal as a restoration service is to make sure we restore your home to it's original condition. Though we have many different approaches for different situations, SERVPRO of San Gabriel will always prioritize customer's expectation and preferences. If requested, we may even remodel your home to your specific needs. SERVPRO of San Gabriel is a professional Water/Fire Mitigation and Restoration company. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 

Water/ Fire Restoration, An Emergency Rescue

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Gabriel specializes in Water/Fire damage restoration in LA, Orange, and San Bernardino county. Our Franchise is fully licensed to perform any restoration/ build-back work after a water or fire loss. In case of a water/ fire damage, please notify SERVPRO of  San Gabriel as soon as possible, so we may initiate the mitigation process prompty. Mitigation work is just as important as the restoration work. We must be vigilant as homeowners to prioritize the safety of our home."Like it never even happened."As SERVPRO's famous motto would suggest, our goal as a restoration service is to make sure we restore your home to it's original condition. Though we have many different approaches for different situations, SERVPRO of San Gabriel will always prioritize customer's expectation and preferences. If requested, we may even remodel your home to your specific needs. SERVPRO of San Gabriel is a professional Water/Fire Mitigation and Restoration company. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.      

Preventing Mold

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Gabriel franchise specializes in Mold Remediation and Water Damage clean up. In today's blog we will be leaving a few tips on how you can prevent mold, Fungi, Mildew, or Micro-organism growth in your home. Mold tend to grow in darker areas, where light cannot reach; by allowing sunlight in, we can reduce the chances of mold. Warm and humid conditions may also increase chances of mold; according to moldpedia, mold growth expedites above 70F.

There are many ways we can prevent mold growth in the common household, like keeping humidity and condensation level low by keeping different living areas ventilated. Another way we can prevent mold growth is by checking for water leaks. If you are not sure if your pipes are leaking, you can call us to do an inspection for you. Another common way mold can grow is from wet clothes or wet furniture. Just be sure to dry your clothes thoroughly before placing in laundry pile if your clothes are wet.

Source: https://moldpedia.com/how-to-prevent-mold

Micro-Organisms

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Gabriel specializes in Mold, Fungi, Mildew, and clean up of other micro-organisms. Mold, Fungi, Mildew, and Micro-organisms may grow in the common household if the proper condition is provided. It is imperative that homeowners contact SERVPRO of San Gabriel if they are experiencing formations of Mold, fungi, mildew, or other microbes. According to Time, there are 4 types of common bacteria found in the common household, all of which may cause mold formation: Micrococcus, Staphylococcus, Bacillus, and Pseudomonas. Because these microbes exist, under the proper condition formation of mold and fungi maybe expedited.

There are thousands of different types of mold and fungi, some are farmed for industrial use, and some are edible. However the Mold and Fungi that grow from your household, will not fit in either of those categories. 

If you are experiencing a water leak, it is important that you contact SERVPRO of San Gabriel right away before mold can form.

Source: https://www.moldbacteria.com/bacteria/what-bacteria-are-really-in-indoor-environments.html

Drying-Machines

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Gabriel is a professional water restoration company, and we specialize in mold remediation, and water mitigation. One strategy we use for drying the common household is by placing machines in the contained area to create conditions that will both filter the air and dehumidify the effected area. The three machines that we most commonly use are Air Movers, Dehumidifiers, and Negative-Air Scrubber.

After mold is physically removed from its source, the air should be cleaned of airborne mold spores using HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) air scrubbers and air exchange (i.e. replacing dirty moldy air with clean fresh air through simple ventilation or more sophisticated negative air controls for bigger jobs). Since mold excels in humid, damp areas, we will lower the humidity level of the effected area with the dehumidifier, while the Air Mover is constantly blowing at the wet materials, so that the water molecules will be released into the air, to be sucked in by the dehumidifier. The air-scrubber is to 'scrub' the air. It will filter through all the mold spores and other pollutants that may still be in the air.