Hurricane Preparedness 2017
Hurricane season, which begins June 1, is a little over two weeks away. Now is a great time to make sure you have a game plan, please don't wait until there is a storm in the Gulf to start your preparation. There are several helpful websites that can assist you with getting a game plan together. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness’ (GOHSEP) website, http://www.getagameplan.org/ is a great resource.
While the forecasters are predicting a below average season, one storm can cause extensive damage. If a storm does affect us this year we have the expertise, and experience to handle any water damage you may have. We served our community after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Gustav in 2008, and again during Isaac in 2012. We have even traveled to Maryland in 2011 to help after Hurricane Irene, and New Jersey in 2012 after Superstorm Sandy. You can trust our technicians have the expertise and the experience to handle any size disaster.
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SERVPRO of Central East Baton Rouge Parish would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time where we reflect on the things we are thankful for, which is something we should do more often. As the residents of South Louisiana gather together at this time, many are still rebuilding and restoring their homes and lives. One staple of the Thanksgiving dinner in South Louisiana is a fried turkey. We would like to share some safety tips of how to properly thaw, and deep fry your turkey.
A fully defrosted turkey is required to safely deep fry a turkey. Butterball has an interactive website that allows you to input the size of the turkey, and thawing method, refrigeration or cold water thawing, and it will give you the amount of time required to thaw the turkey.
Once your turkey is fully thawed, you can prepare your deep fryer setup. Safety is the utmost concern when deep frying. Thanksgiving Day is the #1 day for home cooking fires so, we would like to share a helpful website. Please follow the tips on the U.S. Fire Administration website showing you the dangers and how to avoid them when deep frying a turkey.
We hope that you will find these websites helpful. We want to make sure that your family gathering is a happy, fun-filled occasion.
Professional water damage restoration and mold remediation services in Baton Rouge
It has been three months since the Great Flood of 2016, and homeowners are still in the rebuilding phase of their lives and homes. Since over 100,000 homes were affected by the flooded it is almost impossible for one to either not be affected by the flood or not know someone who was.
Homeowners had a lot of questions about what they needed to do to correctly dry out their home. Some learned that their is more to drying out a home than leaving the windows open and letting it air dry, or just placing box fans. SERVPRO of Central East Baton Rouge Parish has a team of technicians who are highly trained in psychrometrics, the science of drying. Coupled with this knowledge SERVPRO technicians use drying equipment, dehumidifiers, wall cavity, and floor mat drying systems, and axial, and centrifugal air movers, to correctly dry your home or business.
Because most homeowners weren't trained in psychrometics there homes weren't dried correctly and they had another problem, mold. In addition to being highly trained in water damage restoration. The technicians are also trained in mold remediation. We will work with an industrial hygienist to determine the type of mold you have, and the best course of action to remediated the mold. Upon completion of our services the industrial hygienist will perform a clearance test. The test will give you the assurance that the remediation process was a success.
So if water, mold, or fire damage happens to your home, call SERVPRO of Central East Baton Rouge Parish at 225-275-7445. You can be confident that a team of highly trained service professionals will respond quickly to your needs.
Smoke Alarm Safety
The past Sunday 11/6/2016 we set our clocks back one hour to revert back to Standard Time. I think we all enjoyed the extra hour of sleep we got. This time of year we also are reminded to change the batteries in our smoke alarms. You should also check the manufacturing date on your smoke alarm and replace it if it is over ten years old.
Since half of home fire deaths occurring between the hours of 11 PM- 7 AM a smoke alarm can be the difference between just losing your home and losing your life. For more information on different types of smoke alarms and optimal alarm placement please see https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/technology/.
If you have a fire at your home or business the technicians at SERVPRO of Central East Baton Rouge Parish are highly trained in how to handle the cleaning of your home and contents. We will be sympathetic to you because we know that it will be a very stressful time for you. We hope you don't ever need us for a fire loss but if you ever do we will be here for you.
Hurricane Season began June 1st. Now is a great time to make sure you have a game plan, please don't wait until there is a storm in the Gulf. There are several helpful webistes that can assist you with this. A great one is www.getagameplan.org. The last time Louisiana was affected by a hurricane was Isaac 2012 Accroding to WAFB meterologist Jay Grymes "since 1900 this is only the seventh times when the state enjoyed three or more years without a tropical hit. And by my count, Louisiana have never gone more than four seasons withour dealing with a hurricane or tropical storm during this 115-year period."
If a storm does affect us this year we have the expertise, and experience to handle any water damage you may have. We served our community after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005; we even traveled to Maryland in 2011 to help after Irene, and New Jersey in 2012 after Superstorm Sandy.