Organization is Key
Many of us have little ones at home or have grandchildren that love toys and stuffed animals. Those little ones often don't think about where they are putting their toys or how that could affect your home and its airflow. If a large stuffed animal or a toy is left in front of a vent it could easily disrupt the proper air flow to and from the air handler. The improper air flow can lead to a fire hazard if not taken care of in a timely manner.
Something that could help avoid this situation is better organization. If all of the cars they like to drive around and all of the stuffed animals have a place to call "home" it will help them to remember when they are done playing each day to return their toys to their proper parking spots or homes and keep your home a little more fire safe.
Hustle and Bustle of the Year
The kids are all going back to school and college and fall sports are in full swing again. Soon Halloween will be upon us along with Thanksgiving and Christmas following shortly behind.
Is your business feeling a bit neglected cleaning wise? Maybe the floors are as clean and nice as you would like them to be or maybe the vents are looking a little dusty, and lets be honest, that is not how you want to look to customers and clients!
Luckily for you we handle both of those things! We do carpet and tile cleanings as well as duct cleaning to help get and keep your business looking in tip top shape.
Lastly we also do COVID cleanings because they also happen to be on the rise with all of the events and less strict regulations happening.
Give us a call today to get scheduled for any of the above cleanings you may need to have taken care of today!
We can't wait to hear from you!
Were you affected?
With the recent uptick in storms rolling through were you affected by the extra amounts of rain?
Many Floridians do not worry about tropical storms or even Hurricanes unless they are a category 3 or above. While this may be fine for some homeowners, it is not for others. Some homes may be completely unaffected while offers are devastated by the massive amounts of rain these storm bring through our area.
Now is the time to check your homes exterior to make sure you have no exposed areas where wind driven rain could get in.
Wind driven rain comes in for the most part from bad shingle work or unsecured corners of a home.
You can test this by using a hose and having another person stand inside to see if you see any water. It is much more effective to have a small amount of water come into your home from a hose rather than an entire storms worth of water that ruins you waters, structure, and potentially your personal belongings. We would hate to see you unprepared during the next storm. Take precautions now!
Many people are returning to work in the office like they had before COVID with some restrictions put in place to keep everyone safe. Was that office building cleaned at all while everyone was away? Has the dust and dirt built up in the over a year time span?
Now is a great time to have your ducts and carpets cleaned before everyone comes back to the office. Not having your office cleaned properly could result in people becoming sick and ultimately working from home anyway.
Duct and carpet cleanings usually only take a day each or sometimes less depending on the size of the space. We also do tile and linoleum cleaning as well to take care of any floor cleaning needs you may have.
Give us a call today for pricing and scheduling. We want to help you get your employees and staff back to work safely!
Dust Build Up
Have you had your ducts and dryer vent cleaned since the beginning of COVID? Most of us have not, for fear of letting someone into our home.
The risk of putting this off for over a year is the dust and build up in those areas can cause dust in the air issues as well as a fire hazard.
These areas need to be cleaned once a year minimum, whether it is in your home or your office it needs to be done.
Most of these areas are going to be heavier in dust and dirt with everyone working from home for the last year plus. This could make the fire hazard even worse due to the extra build-up of dust and dirt in the vents and system.
Another thing to consider is also how often you are changing your filter. Most people recommend every 3-6 months. With the COVID virus and the extra build-up of dust and dirt it is a good idea to change that to once a month to prevent extra hazard and keep the air you are breathing more clean.
Give us a call today for pricing on duct and dryer vent cleaning and to get on the schedule!
Are You Looking at Buying a New House?
The market for housing is currently favoring sellers, but what do you need to know if you are a buyer? What are some things you should be on the look out for?
Most people have a home inspection done, however they do not cover all of the bases that should be in order to know your potential new home does not have any damage.
When walking through a potential home first check around the outside of the home. Most homes in Florida are a block build with stucco over. Make sure there are no holes or cracks in the stucco that could potentially leak when the sprinklers are on or when it rains. We all know how Florida loves to rain daily during the summer.
Next you should check inside. The main areas of focus should be around any exits such as doors, windows and sliding doors. Do the same here to make sure there are not any holes or cracks for potential leaks. You should also check for discoloration as this could mean there was a leak at one point in time.
Finally check the bathrooms. Look in the vanities to make sure there are no on going leaks from the pipes underneath that could leave the bottom of the vanity discolored or warped from previous or on going damage. Finally check the shower. The shower maybe the hardest place to check as often you cannot see the damage underneath that could be going on. Still be vigilant on the shower to make sure you don't see anything that is off, especially when you turn it on.
If you find anything that looks questionable, give us a call today to set up an appointment and we would be happy to come look at it for you!
Living in Florida we go through rainy and "dry" seasons. Our dry season may not be the same as somewhere up north or out west, but non the less is categorized as a dry season for our climate.
Florida seems like it always has a high humidity no matter what season it is or how dry it is according to statistics.
How often do you pay attention to what the fire danger rating is though? Did you know that all national parks and fire stations have it listed and change the signs as the threat changes?
It is most noticeable at fire stations because they are normally in busy, high traffic areas of cities in Florida so you do not have to go out of your way to look. It is easy to check the sign driving by to see if you are in a high, low, or medium fire danger warning.
You may want to pay closer attention to these signs if you are planning summer parties that may include a bbq grill or a fire pit as it may pose a larger danger than you realize.
Next time you pass a fire station take a quick look to see where your area is at for fire danger.
Are your employees prepared?
During hurricane season we don't think too much about what to do with our business until it is too late and a storm is upon us. More than likely if we have a hurricane hit an owner won't be in the office but an employee might.
There are a few things to think about before it is too late. The first thing to think about is your most expensive investment, your electronics. Do you have all of your electronics protected, including your Wi-Fi and security system. Most often burglars strike during a storm when they know that systems are down and they will be in and out without a trace of who they are.
The next most important thing to think about is your building. Do you have a plan and a team on speed dial for when you have a water intrusion or a fire from a storm?
Well the good thing is, we can be that team for you. When you set up and Emergency Ready Plan appointment with us, we will send out a representative from our company to scope out your entire building, get important information, and put together a portfolio for your business. This portfolio will be available in hard copy if requested, and online from virtually anywhere.
Give us a call today to have a representative come out for free and build your Emergency Ready Plan Portfolio for you!
Little Guys Too
Why should you chose SERVPRO rather than one of the other small remediation companies in the area?
We have gotten some feed back about from potential customers wanting to support local and support local companies. Trust us when we say no one understands that more than us.
Here at SERVPRO we do get to sport the big logo that is recognized nationwide with our company and the green and orange colors. Along with that when a disaster strikes we also get the support of the entire nationwide team as well. Other franchises will travel to make sure everyone in the area that was affected will be taken care of. This allows us to take care of each and every customer that has called in and needs help right away. This is a giant benefit to not only us but also our customers in a disaster time.
On the flip side of that each franchise including ours that is a part of this giant company as a whole is locally owned and operated, the best of both worlds. So when you call us at your local SERVPRO you get the best of both worlds. You get the support of a massive company, while also knowing your money is being kept local to support other community members and their family's.
Now that the heat of the summer is upon us here in Florida we are spending a lot of time indoors and making our A/C work very hard to keep our homes cool. If you have an older unit your A/C maybe experiencing some things that are unseen to you until they become unsightly.
A/C lines in the attic can sweat or create drips and overtime affect the rest of your home. The A/C sweating can eventually show up on your ceilings or walls as unsightly brown spots.
These brown spots may not be harmful to begin with but if moisture builds up may cause issues down the road with growth. If you start to see these issues occurring it is time to have the unit looked at as well as the affected areas looked at.
An HVAC company should like at the unit and we here at SERVPRO can come out and look at the affected area to tell you if you need to be worried or have any further work done.
In the heat of the summer don't neglect your home. Give us a call to set up your free appointment today!