Servpro of North Huntington

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Are your childrens’ Halloween costumes safe?

Halloween is creeping up on us and many kids have already picked out their costumes, but how safe are they?

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Whether your costume is homemade or store bought, there are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Look for flame resistant materials: Synthetic fibers like Polyester or Nylon.
  • Glitter can also be more flammable.
  • Be mindful that the costume fits properly. Any long fabric is more likely to graze over a lit jack-o-lantern.
    • Many kids love to be superheroes and princesses but we must be careful of long caps, dress trains, and dangling sleeves.
  • If the children are wearing a mask, make sure there is proper ventilation and the eye holes are big enough for them to see out.
  • Try to work reflector strips into your child’s costume, or give them a flash light or glow sticks.
  • Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

We hope you have a FUN and SAFE Halloween!!!

And remember, SERVPRO of North Huntington is always here for you!


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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Join us at:

Making Strides of Long Island, NY

Jones Beach State Park

1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY

Sunday, October 19, 2014

7:00 A.M.

Have you signed up for Making Strides of Long Island, NY? It’s not too late to sign up, donate or volunteer! Help make a difference and join thousands nationwide in supporting breast cancer survivors and raise awareness.

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY14EA?pg=entry&fr_id=62516


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We Don’t Just Do Residential!

It is important to have a clean and professional business. When a disaster strikes, the restoration process should only be done by trained and certified technicians, in order to get your business back up and running as soon as possible. Fifty percent of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-loss condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

No job is too big!

We do everything from office buildings, apartment buildings, hotels, manufacturing and industrial buildings, shopping malls, government and military buildings, etc.

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Get disaster ready and sign up for a ERP (EMERGENCY READY PROFILE) by calling us at 631-423-1734

It is our pleasure to provide this to you free of charge.


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Do you have an escape plan for you and your family?

Fast Facts:

  • Only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.*
  • Eighty percent of American’s don’t realize that home fires are the single most common disaster across the nation.*
  • The number of home fires the American Red Cross has responded to has risen 10% since 2000.*

Source: American Red Cross,*

Make a plan:

  • Get your family together to develop a plan.
  • Take a walk through your house to find all the possible exits and escape routes.
  • If you have children, consider drawing up a map of escape routes and mark two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside of each sleeping area and on each separate level.
  • Make sure nothing is blocking escape routes. They should be cleared and easily accessed and opened.
  • Make an outside meeting place, a safe distance from the house.
  • Make your home number easily visible from the street.
  • If there are any infants, older adults, or family members that with mobility limitations make sure to assign someone to help them, as well as a backup person.
  • Also, plan ahead if you have pets.
  • Practice twice a year.

Source: http://www.nfpa.org/

* Keep your kids safe, alert your firefighters that children are in your home.*

Locally Owned, Nationally Known.

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Fire Prevention Week

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Commemorates the Great Chicago Fire in 1871

There are many fire safety steps to prepare your home or business for the coming months. As the temperatures drop, the plant life becomes dormant, turns dry and can be a potential fire hazard.  These safety steps can help protect your family and your home.

Safety Steps:

  • Clean up leaves.
  • Change batteries in fire detector and check monthly.
  • Clean the chimney annually before using it for the season.
  • Use a screen to keep all sparks and fire debris in fire place.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • If using space heaters, keep them a safe distance from furniture.
  • Turn off space heaters when leaving the house or going to bed.
  • Use battery operated lanterns in Halloween Jack o’ Lanterns.
  • Get your furnace inspected, cleaned and serviced.

For more information about fire safety and Fire Prevention Week check out the National Fire Prevention Association.

http://www.nfpa.org/

And remember, Servpro of North Huntington is always here for you!

http://www.servpronorthhuntington.com

631-423-1734


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October is the Season for Puff Backs

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As we start to leave Summer behind and enter into colder weather, we are more likely to have a puff back.
What is a puff back?

  •  A puff back occurs when there is a malfunction in the oil burner. It causes an explosion that leads to spraying oily soot all throughout the dwelling. 
  • The oily soot can resemble black spider web. 
  • It is very harmful to touch or breathe in the soot particles, especially for children, elderly relatives and pets.

Prevention

  • The best way to prevent a puff back is to get the oil burner inspected annually.

Clean up

  •  To properly clean your home or business to the pre-puff back condition, it is best to hire certified trained professionals. If it is not cleaned properly, more harm can be caused.

Safety Steps

  • Frist, call your insurance company. 
  • Second, call a professional restoration company, like ourselves. We can help you get your home or business back to pre-loss condition- “Like it never even happened.”

And remember SERVPRO of North Huntington is always there for you…be safe!


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Servpro of North Huntington Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

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Most of us are aware of breast cancer, but we often forget about the steps towards prevention. Create an Early Detection Plan. We should also encourage others to do the same.

The Servpro North Huntington Team will be participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on October 19th, at Jones Beach, NY.

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts

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