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This Is Our Storm

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Unfortunately, these times are comparable to a storm disaster, but this is a storm the entire world is experiencing at once. This deadly pandemic has reminded us that hurricanes or other storms all have a common element that can ultimately help guide us in how to respond to the chaos around our life.  Like our city leaders and other officials, they prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, and have taken guidance and noticed what other hard-hit cities are doing to prepare for possible cases of the virus. COVID-19 is like a storm disrupting our way of living. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t be prepared. According to cdc.gov here are some helpful tips below.

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease in 2019.
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Some recent studies have suggested the COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
  • Consider whether you can work from home
  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

Stay safe and healthy from SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East.

Spring Cleaning

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

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It’s that time of year again. Springtime and why not start the season off with cleaner air. If you’ve been putting off Air Duct cleaning, it’s a great time of year to check it off your list. Did you know air duct cleaning is a great way to help you and your family breathe in clean air? It can also save you money! Just like we clean the surface of our homes as they become dirty in time so do your air ducts. Throughout the year doing everyday things, we can generate lots of air pollutants like dander, and dust. Unfortunately, all those contaminants are eventually in your HVAC system. If you or a family member have respiratory conditions, allergies, or asthma it may be a great idea to have our highly trained technicians improve your air quality. Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East @ 361-985-6444.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

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During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East @ 361-985-6444

Heating Fire Safety

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East has seen far too many fires due to space heater, fireplaces, and furnaces. We want to give you some helpful tips to help maintain a fire-safe home this time of year.

Space Heater

  • Keep anything that can burn, such as bedding, clothing, and curtains, at least 3 feet away from the heater.
  • Only use portable heaters from a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Plug portable heaters directly into outlets and never into an extension cord or power strip.

Fireplaces

  • Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home.
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace.
  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out.

For more helpful tips please follow the link. www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach.

Firework Safety

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

Firework Safety Please follow NFPA link for more safety tips: https://www.nfpa.org

Did you know fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year? Direct property damage is an estimate of $43 million. In 2017, emergency rooms treated nearly 13,000 people due to their firework injuries. Unfortunately, 54 percent of those injuries lost extremities and 36 percent had a head injury. This estimate was conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Please follow some helpful safety tips below to stay safe this holiday season.

  • Go to a public show up on by experts
  • Keep a close eye on children when fireworks are being used
  • Keep pets inside during the fireworks
  • Don’t hold a firework in your hand

For more helpful information on any of these tips please follow this link.  https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Fireworks

SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants to wish you a safe and Happy New Year!

Water Damage due to Fire Extinguisher Dust

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Unfortunately, SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East is far too familiar with the outcome of a house fire so we can't stress how important it is to be prepared for a nightmare scenario. Fires are nothing we want to plan for, however, planning ahead could be a matter of saving your life or sentimental possessions. Having a fire extinguisher in proper areas in your home could mean putting out a fire faster and preventing it from escalating to severe property damage. For helpful placements of a fire extinguisher, consider these rooms:

  • Bedrooms
  • Patio
  • Laundry room
  • Garage or workshop area
  • At least one fire extinguisher on each floor of the home
  • KITCHEN

Remember if you have a fireplace or any potential fire hazards, you should consider having a fire extinguisher nearby. If you are able to reach an extinguisher in the first few seconds of the fire, you can help control the fire in its early stages and possibly save your life or the life of a loved one. Don't forget to look around your home today and plan ahead to prevent a possible disaster. And don't forget, SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East is always here to help clean up that fire extinguisher dust left behind. 

Christmas Tree Safety

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Let’s be fire smart as we enter the holiday season. Tis the Season to be jolly, but let’s also be cautious of the fire dangers with purchasing a real Christmas Tree. Did you know an average of 160 homes had house fires due to Christmas trees resulting in about $10 million dollars in property damage annually?  Please follow these helpful tips from NFPA about Christmas Tree Safety.

Picking the tree

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

Placing the tree

  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2” from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily

Lighting the tree

  • Use lights that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

For more helpful information please visit the following website.

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Winter-holidays

SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wishes you a very safe and Happy Holiday!

Frying Fires

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Turkey SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Let your Thanksgiving be full of family and giving thanks with lots of good fried turkey, rather than be a horror thanksgiving story. According to the NFPA frying, a turkey causes an average of 60 injuries and 5 deaths and nearly 15 million dollars of property damage each year. Please consider these tips provided by the United States Department of Agriculture to prevent any tragedy this Thanksgiving.

  • Don’t buy your turkey too early
  • If your turkey is fresh: keep in the refrigerator and make sure to cook within 1-2 days.
  • If you buy your turkey frozen: it will take 4-5 lbs per day to thaw in the refrigerator; for 12 lbs it will take 2.5 to 3 days in the refrigerator to thaw, then cook the turkey within 1-2 days.
  • Smaller turkeys are better for frying
  • Don’t fry a turkey larger than 12 lbs
  • If you don’t have time to thaw frozen turkey you can use a quick-thaw method of submerging the bagged turkey in COLD tap water.

Please remember that the turkey must be completely thawed to be safely fried. When working with large amounts of hot oil, select a cooking vessel large enough to completely submerge the turkey without it spilling over. The oil should cover the turkey by 1 to 2 inches. Select a safe location outdoors for deep fat frying a turkey. Heat the cooking oil to 350°F. Very slowly and carefully lower the turkey into the hot oil. Monitor the temperature of the oil with a thermometer during cooking. Never leave the hot oil unattended. Allow approximately 3 to 5 minutes of cook time per pound. When reaching approximate time needed, check to see if the turkey is safely cooked by removing the turkey from the oil, draining the oil from the cavity and with a food thermometer, check the internal temperature of the bird. DO NOT test the temperature while the turkey is submerged in oil. The turkey is safely cooked when the turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165°F in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast. If the turkey has not reached 165°F in all three locations, then return it to the hot oil for additional cooking. After dinner, the safest way to keep your dinner fresh is to not leave out food for longer than 2 hours and refrigerate up to 3-4 days or freeze your food for longer keeping. SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants to wish you a happy and safe holiday.

For more helpful tips please visit:

https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2017/11/06/dont-make-turkey-frying-disastrous-situation-thanksgiving

See Mold-What’s Next?

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

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First of all, don’t panic.  We receive calls from our customers all the time describing the different areas of microbial growth that they are seeing in their house.  Is it just on your air conditioning vents?  You probably need to get your HVAC unit checked and serviced by your local air conditioning company, and then call SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East to clean your air ducts.  Other customers are seeing growth on their walls, which may require mold remediation.  Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has specific rules and regulations when it comes to remediating (the removal and cleaning) mold growth in a structure.  Check out their consumer information sheet at https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/mld/pdf/CMIS.pdf .  SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East is a licensed Mold Remediation Company, with a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor on staff.  We are here to help you through the problem, and take care of it the right way.  

Emergency Fire Damage Process

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Cutting board caught on fire This kitchen was quickly caught in flames after a simple overlook while cooking dinner.

SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East understands that a fire emergency can be a stressful situation. Our locally own and operated business is available 24/7 to help you through every step of the process.

  • We want to minimize the damage. By having our highly trained technicians on-site quickly, we can help reduce damages.
  • A trained technician will walk through the job process step-by-step and will help you understand the expected outcome.
  • SERVPRO will begin a pretesting for restorability
  • SERVPRO will work efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.
  • After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be done with you to help ensure you are satisfied

Call SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East for any further questions. (361)985-6444.