As cooler weather drives us indoors, a fireplace sets a calm ambiance for gathering as a family to chat, read stories, and appreciate its glow. Of course, even though the fireplace invites tranquility, as parents and caregivers of small children, we all know that fire is dangerous. The following tips can help families prevent fireplace damage or injury by promoting safety.
When an outdoor sewage spill occurs, it’s important to know what actions to take. It is never a convenient time to experience an outdoor sewage spill, but what matters the most is how you act. You need to evaluate the situation quickly, get your personal protection ready, and secure the area. Let’s review these steps in detail.
When electrical power is disrupted, the potential exists for costly damage. Whether it’s lightning from a thunderstorm, the strong winds of a tornado or the heavy snows of a blizzard, powerful storms can cause blackouts, brownouts, and other electrical disruptions.
While you can’t control the weather, you can safeguard your valuable appliances and electronics against the threat of a power disruption. Following these tips can save time and potentially expensive replacement costs.
While summer is a great time to enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation, it also is a good time for completing house projects – especially if you have upcoming travel plans. Taking time to complete maintenance on your home can prevent damage if severe weather conditions occur while you’re away from home. Here are four essential summer home check-ups:
When it comes to fine tuning your older home’s efficiency, a simple solution is to take a look at your home’s windows and install new ones if necessary.
Flood waters can be very damaging to your home and your health. Exposure to mold can lead to asthma attacks, eye and skin irritation, and allergic reactions. It can lead to severe infections in people with weakened immune systems. Flood water may carry sewage or chemicals into your home. This contaminated water could expose you or your family to viruses, bacteria, disease carriers (such as mosquitos), parasites, and mold. You can protect yourself and your family by following these steps:
With temperatures warming the snow is slowly melting, and the hope is that sunny spring is right around the corner. With the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” it is safe to say that we should expect warm weather precipitation in the coming months. While short periods of rain are very beneficial to the environment, long periods of rain can cause major issues such as damaging floods. If your home is threatened with flooding issues, the following is a helpful checklist to limit water damage. Keep this checklist as a reference to utilize before the experts of SunGlo Disaster Restoration Specialists arrive to resolve any water issues.
Wood floor owners need a preservation plan when it comes to keeping their floors in the best condition during the winter months. The plan can start in the spring and summer to transition into fall and winter.
Cleaning surfaces we come in contact with on a daily basis is a simple matter. However, have you considered cleaning something that you are in contact daily and cannot see? Air is all around us and is vital to our wellbeing. Air ducts routinely get clogged with dirt, dust and grime. Keeping them clean is not an easy task, but it is a task that can reward your health, as well as your wallet.
Water expands as it freezes and puts incredible pressure on whatever is containing it. No matter the material, metal or plastic, freezing water will cause the container to burst, causing extremely dangerous conditions for homeowners and their pipes. Should you experience a frozen pipe, here are some things to try.