Commercial Vehicle Water Damage
After a long day on the road, one of your employees or yourself may leave the sunroof or window open. Depending on what weather is outside there is a chance your Corpus Christi East business’s commercial vehicle may actually have water damage! Especially in the South, mildew and mold can happen when it's hot and muggy outside and the inside of the commercial vehicle is wet.
SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East has dealt with maybe water damage claims inside the home, commercial buildings, and commercial vehicles. We always ensure proper deodorization, drying, and getting rid of staining.
Also, don’t forget we offer COVID-19 cleanings for your commercial vehicle as well. Kill two birds with one stone and call us today at (361) 985-6444 for any water damage or COVID-19 cleanings you may need.
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Cooking is a great way to bring family and friends together at any time of the year, but the holidays are the number one cause of home fires. These safety tips can help prevent these disasters.
- Make sure to always be on alert.
- Always stay in the kitchen while boiling, frying, or grilling.
- If you are baking set a timer to remind you and check the food regularly.
- Keep anything that is flammable away from the stove.
- If you have a small grease fire smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
- For an oven, fire turns off the heat, and keep the oven door closed.
- If you don’t think you can contain the flames get out and call 911.
For more information on cooking safety please visit https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/CookingSafety.ashx.
Christmas Tree Safety
SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants you to be fire smart this Christmas season. It’s important to follow some helpful safety tips in order to keep your home fire safe this holiday season. For more information please visit https://www.nfpa.org.
- Always choose a tree with fresh green needles.
- Cut 2 inches from the base of the tree trunk.
- Make sure the tree is 3 feet away from any heat sources.
- Read labels for Christmas lights.
- Never leave Christmas tree lights on when away from your home.
After the holiday season or when you notice your Christmas tree is dried out, you should contact your local recycling program to pick up the Christmas tree. SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants to wish your family a Merry Christmas. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 361-985-6444.
Are you deep frying a turkey this year?
Did you know thanksgiving is a busy time of year for our firefighters? Deep frying a turkey put you at risk for a cooking fire. Keep in mind all the risk while doing so and consider these helpful tip this holiday season.
- Only fry turkeys outdoors and keep kids and pets at least 3 feet away.
-Don’t over fill cooking pot. Use water to determine how much oil you need.
-Make sure turkey is fully thawed before deep frying it.
-Check turkey regularly with thermometer.
-Always use cooking gloves to handle the pot lid.
SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wishes you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions (361)-985-6444.
For more information visit www.usfa.fema.gov.
SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East is thankful for your business. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for the most part family will be gathering around your kitchen so try and keep fire safety in mind while enjoying this time of year. Unfortunately, the holidays are also the busiest time of year for our fire departments. Please consider these five helpful tips while in the kitchen this season. SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants you to have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Top 5 safety tips
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
For more information on tips http://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Thanksgiving
Faster to Any Disaster
This is a before photo shows the mess left behind after a house fire.
Unfortunately, fire damages are never scheduled and there’s not much we can do to prepare for it, but SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East has highly trained professionals to help you get back to normal. We offer several services listed below to help minimize vacancies help you move-in quickly.
- Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning
- Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods
- Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
- Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
Trust SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East and we can help you manage the damage. We have over 20 years of experience and have detailed communication throughout the process to help keep you informed and in control. Don't hesitate and call us today at 361-985-6444. We are happy to answer any of your questions.
Water You Can't See
Water damage behind wall.
SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East knows there’s no such thing as a small disaster. We understand that sometimes it’s the water you don’t see that can cause the most damage, such as mold, rot, and bacteria. It’s easier to try and dry these damages without professional help because you think it looks dry, however you should consider how this could potentially affect your home or business. This is why SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East is available 24/7 and has trained professionals to be on-site and ready to help you protect your contents and home or office. Before you consider cleaning up water damage alone give us a call at 361-985-6444 and let us help you make it, "Like it never even happened."
Hurricane Pet Safety Tips
SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants to help you and your furry friends stay safe during this hurricane season. Being prepared for hurricane season is a must when living in South Texas and its always better to know your course of action sooner than later. Having a hurricane safety supplies set aside for your pet is a great way to start preparing. Make sure you have a picture of your pet, proof of vaccinations, and ID tags on your pets’ collars or harnesses. Looking up Pet-Friendly shelters and hotels can save you trouble in the long run. Hurricane season can be a stressful time, but being prepared and having an emergency plan can help with unnecessary accidents. For more information visit https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/evr_multi_hurricane_safety_tips.
“A disaster is a chaotic time for humans; just imagine how your pet may feel! Your dog or cat or any companion animal is bound to be stressed and/or scared,” says Burke.
This photo was taken the day after Hurricane Hanna.
One of the most important steps in being prepared for a hurricane is to prepare an emergency kit. It’s better to be prepared than in a time of need. Below are a few recommended items:
- Whistle to signal for help
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- At least three day supply of non-perishable food items
- Cell phone with chargers and backup battery
- Pet food and extra water
- Prescription medications
Steps before a hurricane
- Full tank of gas
- Reinforce your garage doors
- Unclog or clear all outdoor drains, rain gutters, and downspouts.
Steps during a hurricane
- Turn off propane tanks
- Keep curtains and blinds closed
- Stay in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level of your building or home
Steps after a hurricane
- Never use a generator inside your home, garage, shed, or any enclosed area because of deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up and remain for hours- even after the generator is shut off.
Please visit http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes for more information. SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants you to have a safe hurricane season.
Hurricane Shelter During a Pandemic
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SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East wants to help better prepare you for the unknown possibilities of the 2020 hurricane season. Unfortunately, we are in the middle of a pandemic and there are so many new scenarios we may have to experience this hurricane season. Here are some tips to help better prepare you to stay safe in a shelter if needed.
- Prepare a “go kit” with all-important personal items such as hand sanitizer, soap, disinfectant wipes, and face mask.
- Find out if your local shelter will be open during this pandemic
- Make plans for your pets and prepare a disaster kit for them.
- Practicing social distancing.
- Follow disaster shelter policies.
- If you start to feel sick while in shelter please notify staff immediately.
- Be a good example for your children to follow by washing hands and wearing a mask
For more information please visit cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/covid-19